Archive for October, 2008

The Other End of the Line

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:106 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Two countries. Two cultures. One chance at love.

 

Cast: Jesse Metcalfe … Granger Woodruff
Shriya … Priya Sethi
Larry Miller … Kit Hawksin
Michael Chen … Mike
Nouva Monika Wahlgren … Ula (as Nauva Green)
Sara Foster … Emory Banks
Harry Key … New York Waiter
Austin Basis … Charlie Hendricks
Tara Sharma … Zia
Sushmita Mukherjee … Manju Sethi
Jai Thade … Govinda
Kiran Juneja … Aunt Pimmi
Suhita Thatte … Priya's Aunt #2
Anupam Kher … Rajeev Sethi
Avantika Akerkar … Miss Prasad

 

Plot: An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.

Splinter

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It will get under your skin.

 

Writers: Kai Barry (writer) Ian Shorr (writer)

 

Cast: Shea Whigham … Dennis Farell
Paulo Costanzo … Seth Belzer
Jill Wagner … Polly Watt
Rachel Kerbs … Lacey Belisle rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Baker … Blake Sherman Jr.
Laurel Whitsett … Sheriff Terri Frankel

 

Plot: Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. add synopsis

 

Awards: 6 wins & 1 nomination

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: This Halloween her past is yet to come.

 

Cast: Haley Bennett … Molly Hartley
Jake Weber … Robert Hartley
Chace Crawford … Joseph Young
Shannon Woodward … Leah
Shanna Collins … Alexis White
AnnaLynne McCord … Suzie
Marin Hinkle … Jane Hartley
Nina Siemaszko … Dr. Emerson
Josh Stewart … Mr. Draper
Jessica Lowndes … Laurel Miller
Randy Wayne … Michael
Jamie McShane … Father
Ron Canada … Mr. Bennett
Kevin Cooney … Dr. Donaldson
Ross Thomas … Jock

 

Plot: Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students…

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English | Italian

Director: Eric Darnell

Tom McGrath

Tagline: Still together. Still lost!

 

Writers: Etan Cohen (written by) Eric Darnell (written by)

 

Cast: Ben Stiller … Alex (voice)
Chris Rock … Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
David Schwimmer … Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith … Gloria (voice)
Sacha Baron Cohen … Julien (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer … Maurice (voice)
Andy Richter … Mort (voice)
Bernie Mac … Zuba (voice)
Alec Baldwin … Makunga (voice)
Sherri Shepherd … Mom (voice)
Will i Am … Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
Elisa Gabrielli … Nana (voice)
Tom McGrath … Skipper / Lemur #1 (voice)
Chris Miller … Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights … Private (voice)

 

Plot: The sequel to 2005’s “Madagascar”, in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo…

 

Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations

Doubt

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.

 

Cast: Meryl Streep … Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman … Father Brendan Flynn
Amy Adams … Sister James
Viola Davis … Mrs. Miller
Alice Drummond … Sister Veronica
Audrie Neenan … Sister Raymond
Susan Blommaert … Mrs. Carson
Carrie Preston … Christine Hurley
John Costelloe … Warren Hurley
Lloyd Clay Brown … Jimmy Hurley
Joseph Foster … Donald Miller (as Joseph Foster II)
Mike Roukis … William London
Haklar Dezso … Zither Player
Frank Shanley … Kevin
Robert Ridgell … Organist

 

Plot: Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play’s quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

 

Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 33 nominations

Quantum of Solace

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Italian | French | Spanish | Swiss German | German

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Daniel Craig … James Bond
Olga Kurylenko … Camille Montes
Mathieu Amalric … Dominic Greene
Judi Dench … M
Giancarlo Giannini … René Mathis
Gemma Arterton … Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright … Felix Leiter
David Harbour … Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen … Mr. White
Anatole Taubman … Elvis
Rory Kinnear … Bill Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith … Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio … General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo … Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa … Lieutenant Orso

 

Plot: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s valuable resource.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations

Milk

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 128 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: His life changed history. His courage changed lives.

 

Cast: Sean Penn … Harvey Milk
Emile Hirsch … Cleve Jones
Josh Brolin … Dan White
Diego Luna … Jack Lira
James Franco … Scott Smith
Alison Pill … Anne Kronenberg
Victor Garber … Mayor George Moscone
Denis O'Hare … State Senator John Briggs
Joseph Cross … Dick Pabich
Stephen Spinella … Rick Stokes
Lucas Grabeel … Danny Nicoletta
Brandon Boyce … Jim Rivaldo
Howard Rosenman … David Goodstein
Kelvin Yu … Michael Wong
Jeff Koons … Art Agnos

 

Plot: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

 

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 48 nominations

Saw V

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: You won't believe how it ends.

 

Writers: Patrick Melton (screenplay) & Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

 

Cast: Tobin Bell … Jigsaw / John Kramer
Costas Mandylor … Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson … Agent Peter Strahm
Betsy Russell … Jill
Julie Benz … Brit
Meagan Good … Luba
Mark Rolston … Dan Erickson
Carlo Rota … Charles
Greg Bryk … Mallick
Laura Gordon … Ashley
Joris Jarsky … Seth
Mike Butters … Paul
Al Sapienza … Chief of Police
Mike Realba … Detective Fisk
Lyriq Bent … Rigg (archive footage)

 

Plot: Following Jigsaw’s grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm is tested and follows all the leads he can get until it boils down to a gruesome and bone-crushing finale.

Sex Drive

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min | 129 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: He's leaving virgin territory

 

Cast: Josh Zuckerman … Ian
Amanda Crew … Felicia
Clark Duke … Lance
James Marsden … Rex
Seth Green … Ezekiel
Alice Greczyn … Mary
Katrina Bowden … Ms. Tasty
Charlie McDermott … Andy (as Charles McDermott)
Mark L. Young … Randy
Cole Petersen … Dylan
Dave Sheridan … Bobby Jo
Michael Cudlitz … Rick
Allison Weissman … Becca
Andrea Anders … Brandy
Kim Ostrenko … Ian's Stepmom

 

Plot: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

W.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Hong Kong | Germany | UK | Australia

Runtime: 129 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: Get Ready

 

Cast: Josh Brolin … George W. Bush
Elizabeth Banks … Laura Bush
Ellen Burstyn … Barbara Bush
James Cromwell … George H.W. Bush
Richard Dreyfuss … Dick Cheney
Scott Glenn … Donald Rumsfeld
Toby Jones … Karl Rove
Stacy Keach … Rev. Earle Hudd
Bruce McGill … George Tenet
Thandie Newton … Condoleezza Rice
Jeffrey Wright … Colin Powell
Ioan Gruffudd … Prime Minister Tony Blair
Noah Wyle … Don Evans
Dennis Boutsikaris … Paul Wolfowitz
Michael Gaston … General Tommy Franks

 

Plot: A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

 

Awards: 4 nominations