Archive for April, 2009

Bakjwi

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: South Korea | USA

Runtime: 133 min | South Korea:145 min (director's cut)

Languages: Korean | English | French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Seo-Gyeong Jeong (screenplay) Chan-wook Park (screenplay)

 

Cast: Kang-ho Song … Priest Sang-hyeon
Ok-bin Kim … Tae-ju
Hae-sook Kim … Lady Ra
Ha-kyun Shin … Kang-woo
In-hwan Park … Priest Noh
Dal-su Oh … Yeong-doo
Young-chang Song … Seung-dae
Mercedes Cabral … Evelyn
Eriq Ebouaney … Immanuel rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-jin Choi … Nurse
Woo-seul-hye Hwang … Girl with a whistle
Hwa-ryong Lee … Professor Ku
Mi-ran Ra … Nurse Yu

 

Plot: A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.

 

Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations

The Cove

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English | Japanese

Director:

Tagline: Shallow Water. Deep Secret.

 

Cast: Joe Chisholm … Himself
Mandy-Rae Cruikshank … Herself
Charles Hambleton … Himself
Simon Hutchins … Himself
Kirk Krack … Himself
Isabel Lucas … Herself
Richard O'Barry … Himself
Hayden Panettiere … Herself
Roger Payne … Himself
John Potter … Himself
Louie Psihoyos … Himself
Dave Rastovich … Himself
Paul Watson … Himself

 

Plot: Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renown dolphin trainer Ric O

Serious Moonlight

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:84 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: a love/hate comedy.

 

Cast: Meg Ryan … Louise
Timothy Hutton … Ian
Justin Long … Todd
Kristen Bell … Sara
Derek Carter … Man #1
Bill Parks … Man #2
Kimberlee Peterson … Trashy Girl
Nathan Dean … Detective
Andy Ostroy … Police Officer

 

Plot: A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet … right before their home is invaded by burglars. add synopsis

The Soloist

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | USA | France

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Life has a mind of its own

 

Cast: Jamie Foxx … Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr. … Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener … Mary Weston
Tom Hollander … Graham Claydon
Lisa Gay Hamilton … Jennifer Ayers (as Lisagay Hamilton)
Nelsan Ellis … David Carter
Rachael Harris … Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root … Curt Reynolds
Lorraine Toussaint … Flo Ayers
Justin Martin … Young Nathaniel
Kokayi Ampah … Bernie Carpenter
Patrick Tatten … Paul Jr.
Susane Lee … Marisa (as Susane E. Lee)
Marcos De Silvas … Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Ilia Volok … Harry Barnoff

 

Plot: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Fighting

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

Tagline: Some dreams are worth the fight.

 

Cast: Channing Tatum … Shawn MacArthur
Terrence Howard … Harvey Boarden
Zulay Henao … Zulay Velez
Michael Rivera … Ajax
Flaco Navaja … Ray Ray
Peter Anthony Tambakis … Z (as Peter Tambakis)
Luis Guzmán … Martinez
Anthony DeSando … Christopher Anthony
Roger Guenveur Smith … Jack Dancing
Brian J. White … Evan Hailey (as Brian White)
Ivan Martin … Stockbroker Jerry
Danny Mastrogiorgio … Trader Jim
Altagracia Guzman … Alba Guzmán
Gabrielle Pelucco … Lila
Angelic Zambrana … Kimo's Girl

 

Plot: In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Obsessed

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: All's fair when love is war.

 

Cast: Idris Elba … Derek Charles
Beyoncé Knowles … Sharon Charles
Ali Larter … Lisa Sheridan
Jerry O'Connell … Ben
Bonnie Perlman … Marge
Christine Lahti … Det. Monica Reese
Nathan Myers … Kyle Charles
Nicolas Myers … Kyle Charles
Matthew Humphreys … Patrick
Scout Taylor-Compton … Samantha
Richard Ruccolo … Hank
Bryan Ross … Security Man
Nelson Mashita … Doctor
Bruce McGill … Joe Gage
Ron Roggé … Roger

 

Plot: A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

 

Awards: 6 nominations

Outrage

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Do Ask. Do Tell.

 

Cast: Tony Kushner … Himself
Larry Kramer … Himself
Barney Frank … Himself
Neil Giuliano … Himself
Rodger McFarlane … Himself
Andrew Sullivan … Himself
Tammy Baldwin … Herself
Michelangelo Signorile … Himself
David Rothenberg … Himself
Dina Matos McGreevey … Herself
David Phillips … Himself
Wayne Barrett … Himself
Michael Rogers … Himself
Steven Clemons … Himself
James McGreevey … Himself
Patrick Guerriero … Himself
Alexander Robinson … Himself
Jim Kolbe … Himself
Larry Gross … Himself
Kirk Fordham … Himself
Hilary Rosen … Herself
David Catania … Himself
Chris Bull … Himself
Elizabeth Birch … Herself
Rich Tafel … Himself
Matthew Weissman … Himself
Gary Cathey … Himself
Dan Gurley … Himself
Kevin Naff … Himself
Tom Sheridan … Himself
Frederick Hertz … Himself
Jim Hormel … Himself
Chris Bull … Himself
Bob Norman … Himself
John Byrne … Himself
Mark Cromer … Himself
Jose Antonio Vargas … Himself
Dan Popkey … Himself

 

Plot: An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 win

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:101 min

Languages: English

Director: Gregory V. Sherman

Jeff Sherman

Tagline: Brothers, Partners, Strangers

 

Cast: Julie Andrews … Herself
Jim Dale … Himself
Roy Edward Disney … Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz … Himself
Karen Dotrice … Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. … Himself
Bruce Gordon … Himself
Sheldon Harnick … Himself
James Jensen … Himself
Jeff Kurtti … Himself
John Landis … Himself
Angela Lansbury … Herself
John Lasseter … Himself
Gavin Lee … Himself
Wendy Liebman … Herself
William Link … Himself
Kenny Loggins … Himself
Cameron Mackintosh … Himself
Leonard Maltin … Himself
Alan Menken … Himself
Hayley Mills … Herself
Chris Montan … Himself
Randy Newman … Himself
Robert Osborne … Himself
Debbie Reynolds … Herself
Ron Sadoff … Himself
Thomas Schumacher … Himself
Stephen Schwartz … Himself
Richard M. Sherman … Himself
Robert B. Sherman … Himself
Tracy Sherman … Herself
Ben Stiller … Himself
Jon Turteltaub … Himself
Dick Van Dyke … Himself
Tony Walton … Himself
Lesley Ann Warren … Herself
Johnny Whitaker … Himself
John Williams … Himself
Maury Yeston … Himself

 

Plot: A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman — aka The Sherman Brothers — the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters. add synopsis

City of Life and Death

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, History, War

Release Year: 2009

Country: China | Hong Kong

Runtime: 132 min

Languages: Mandarin | English | Japanese | German

Director: Chuan Lu

Tagline:

 

Cast: Ye Liu … Lu Jianxiong
Yuanyuan Gao … Miss Jiang
Hideo Nakaizumi … Kadokawa Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wei Fan … Mr. Tang
Yiyan Jiang … Xiao Jiang
Ryu Kohata … Ida
Bin Liu … Xiaodouzi
Yuko Miyamoto
John Paisley … John Rabe
Beverly Peckous … Minnie Vautrin
Lan Qin … Mrs. Tang
Sam Voutas … Durdin (as You Sima)
Di Yao … Tang Xiaomei
Yisui Zhao … Shunzi

 

Plot: In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: Siege  Chinese  Battle  Marauder  Death Of Daughter   See »

Whatever Works

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | France

Runtime: USA:92 min (Tribeca Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Larry David … Boris
Adam Brooks … Boris' Friend
Lyle Kanouse … Boris' Friend
Michael McKean … Boris' Friend
Clifford Lee Dickson … Boy on Street
Yolonda Ross … Boy's Mother
Carolyn McCormick … Jessica
Samantha Bee … Chess Mother
Conleth Hill … Brockman
Marcia DeBonis … Lady at Chinese Restaurant
Evan Rachel Wood … Melody
John Gallagher Jr. … Perry
Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman … Chess Girl (as Willa Cuthrell Tuttleman)
Nicole Patrick … Perry's Friend
Patricia Clarkson … Marietta

 

Plot: Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence…