Archive for January, 2009

The Uninvited

Friday, January 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada | Germany

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English

Director: Charles Guard

Thomas Guard

Tagline: Fear moves in

 

Cast: Emily Browning … Anna
Arielle Kebbel … Alex
David Strathairn … Steven
Elizabeth Banks … Rachel Summers
Maya Massar … Mom
Kevin McNulty … Sheriff Emery
Jesse Moss … Matthew Hendricks
Dean Paul Gibson … Dr. Silberling
Don S. Davis … Mr. Henson
Lex Burnham … Iris Wright
Matthew Bristol … David Wright
Danny Bristol … Samuel Wright
Heather Doerksen … Mildred Kemp
Alf Humphreys … Priest (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Ryan Cowie … Orderly #1

 

Plot: Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

New in Town

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: She's an executive on the move. But her career is taking her a little farther than she expected.

 

Cast: Renée Zellweger … Lucy Hill
Harry Connick Jr. … Ted Mitchell
Siobhan Fallon … Blanche Gunderson (as Siobhan Fallon Hogan)
J.K. Simmons … Stu Kopenhafer
Mike O'Brien … Lars Ulstead
Frances Conroy … Trudy Van Uuden
Ferron Guerreiro … Bobbie Mitchell
Barbara James Smith … Joan
James Durham … Rob Deitmar
Robert Small … Donald Arling
Wayne Nicklas … Harve Gunderson
Hilary Carroll … Kimberley
Nancy Drake … Flo
Stewart J. Zully … Wallace Miller (as Stewart Zully)
Marilyn Boyle … Winnie

 

Plot: A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

Push

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: Canada | UK | USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English | Cantonese

Director:

Tagline: One push can change everything.

 

Cast: Colin Ford … Young Nick
Joel Gretsch … Nick's Father
Djimon Hounsou … Henry Carver
Dakota Fanning … Cassie Holmes
Robert Tsonos … Division Doctor #1
Brandon Rhea … Division Doctor #2
Camilla Belle … Kira Hudson
Neil Jackson … Victor Budarin
Chris Evans … Nick Gant
Kai Cheung Leung … Dice Man
Sun Nan Hung … Dice Man's Heavy
Corey Stoll … Agent Mack
Scott Michael Campbell … Agent Holden
Wai Man Tam … Cook in Fish Market
Hal Yamanouchi … Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)

 

Plot: Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Moon

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself

 

Writers: Duncan Jones (original story) Nathan Parker (screenplay)

 

Cast: Sam Rockwell … Sam Bell
Kevin Spacey … GERTY (voice)
Dominique McElligott … Tess Bell
Rosie Shaw … Little Eve
Adrienne Shaw … Nanny
Kaya Scodelario … Eve
Benedict Wong … Thompson
Matt Berry … Overmeyers
Malcolm Stewart … Technician
Robin Chalk … Sam Bell Clone

 

Plot: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 9 nominations

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | New Zealand

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michael Sheen … Lucian
Bill Nighy … Viktor
Rhona Mitra … Sonja
Steven Mackintosh … Tannis
Kevin Grevioux … Raze
David Aston … Coloman
Geraldine Brophy … Nobleman's Wife
Leighton Cardno … Fearful Lycan
Alex Carroll … Young Lucian (as Alexander Carroll)
Elizabeth Hawthorne … Orsova
Jared Turner … Xristo
Jason Hood … Death Dealer
Mark Mitchinson … Nobleman
Tania Nolan … Luka
Craig Parker … Sabas

 

Plot: An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

In the Loop

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The fate of the world is on the line.

 

Writers: Harold Manning (French adaptation) and Jesse Armstrong (written by)

 

Cast: Peter Capaldi … Malcolm Tucker
Tom Hollander … Simon Foster
Gina McKee … Judy Molloy
James Gandolfini … Lt. Gen. George Miller
Chris Addison … Toby Wright
Anna Chlumsky … Liza Weld
Enzo Cilenti … Bob Adriano
Paul Higgins … Jamie MacDonald
Mimi Kennedy … Karen Clarke
Alex Macqueen … Sir Jonathan Tutt
Johnny Pemberton … A.J. Brown
Olivia Poulet … Suzy
David Rasche … Linton Barwick
Joanna Scanlan … Roz
James Smith … Michael Rodgers

 

Plot: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing…

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations

Motherhood

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There are no time-outs in…

 

Cast: Uma Thurman … Eliza Welsh
Anthony Edwards
Minnie Driver … Sheila rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Bee
Carol Commissiong … Bakery Customer #2
Alice Drummond
Arjun Gupta
Jenny Kirlin … Bakery Clerk
Clea Lewis
Aaron Mathias … Model boyfriend
Javier Picayo … Male College Student
Vincent James Russo … Pedestrain
David Schallipp … Lucas Welsh
Matthew Schallipp … Lucas Welsh
Jake M. Smith … PA
Jackie Stewart … Model
Stephanie Szostak … Sandrine Dumas
Daisy Tahan … Clara

 

Plot: In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter’s sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she’s about to face in order to pull off the event.

The Girlfriend Experience

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 77 min

Languages: English | French

Director:

Tagline: See it with someone you ****

 

Cast: Sasha Grey … Chelsea / Christine Brown
Chris Santos … Chris
Philip Eytan … Phillip
T. Colby Trane … Waiter
Peter Zizzo … Zizzo
Ron Stein … Vegas Buddy #1
Marshall Gilman … Vegas Buddy #2
Michael Roberts … Vegas Buddy #3
Vincent Dellacera … Chelsea's Driver
Jim Kempner … Art Gallery Owner
David Levien … David
Mark Jacobson … Interviewer
Alan Milstein … Pete
Sukhdev Singh … Super
Ted Jessup … Chatty 'John'

 

Plot: A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Adam

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: A story about two strangers. One a little stranger than the other…

 

Cast: Hugh Dancy … Adam Raki
Rose Byrne … Beth Buchwald
Peter Gallagher … Marty Buchwald
Amy Irving … Rebecca Buchwald
Frankie Faison … Harlan
Mark Linn-Baker … Sam Klieber
Haviland Morris … Lyra
Adam LeFevre … Mr. Wardlow
Mike Hodge … Judge
Peter O'Hara … Williams
John Rothman … Beranbaum
Terry Walters … Michael
Susan Porro … Jen
Maddie Corman … Robin
Jeff Hiller … Rom

 

Plot: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger’s Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:103 min

Languages: English | Ukrainian

Director:

Tagline: We're not in Manhattan anymore.

 

Cast: Hugh Grant … Paul Morgan
Sarah Jessica Parker … Meryl Morgan
Natalia Klimas … Monique Rabelais
Vincenzo Amato … Girard Rabelais
Jesse Liebman … Adam Feller
Elisabeth Moss … Jackie Drake
Michael Kelly … Vincent
Seth Gilliam … U.S. Marshal Lasky
Sándor Técsy … Anton Forenski (as Sandor Tecsy)
Kevin Brown … U.S. Marshal Henderson
Steven Boyer … U.S. Marshal Ferber
Sharon Wilkins … U.S. Marshal King
Sam Elliott … Clay Wheeler
Mary Steenburgen … Emma Wheeler
Kim Shaw … Nurse Kelly

 

Plot: In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination