Archive for May, 2009

The Hangover

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 100 min | 108 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Feel it June 5

 

Cast: Bradley Cooper … Phil Wenneck
Ed Helms … Stu Price
Zach Galifianakis … Alan Garner
Justin Bartha … Doug Billings
Heather Graham … Jade
Sasha Barrese … Tracy Garner
Jeffrey Tambor … Sid Garner
Ken Jeong … Mr. Chow
Rachael Harris … Melissa
Mike Tyson … Himself
Mike Epps … Black Doug
Jernard Burks … Leonard
Rob Riggle … Officer Franklin
Cleo King … Officer Garden
Bryan Callen … Eddie Palermo

 

Plot: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

 

Awards: Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 12 nominations

Dance Flick

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:83 min

Languages: English

Director:

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Cast: Shoshana Bush … Megan
Damon Wayans Jr. … Thomas
Essence Atkins … Charity
Affion Crockett … A-Con
Luis Dalmasy Jr. … Dancer #9 (as Luis Dalmasy)
Chris Elliott … Ron
Christina Murphy … Nora
David Alan Grier … Sugar Bear
Amy Sedaris … Ms. Cameltoe
Kim Wayans … Ms. Dontwannabebothered
Lauren Bowles … Glynn
Brennan Hillard … Jack
George Gore II … Ray
Chelsea Makela … Tracy Transfat
Ross Thomas … Tyler

 

Plot: Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as the enter in the mother of all dance battles.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | Canada | France

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

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Writers: Terry Gilliam (written by) Charles McKeown (written by)

 

Cast: Johnny Depp … Imaginarium Tony #1
Heath Ledger … Tony
Jude Law … Imaginarium Tony #2
Lily Cole … Valentina
Colin Farrell … Imaginarium Tony #3
Christopher Plummer … Doctor Parnassus
Tom Waits … Mr. Nick
Andrew Garfield … Anton
Peter Stormare … The President
Verne Troyer … Percy
Paloma Faith … Sally
Daniel Newman … Gavin
Quinn Lord … Young Boy
Carrie Genzel … Female Journalist
Cassandra Sawtell … Olga
Michael Eklund … Tony's Assistant
Charles McKeown … Fairground Inspector
Lucy Russell … Classy Shopper #3
Emil Hostina … Serge
Johnny Harris … Policeman
Ryan Grantham … Little Anton
Montserrat Lombard … Sally's Friend
Carolyn Pickles … Shopper
Katie Lyons … Martin's Girlfriend
Richard Riddell … Martin
Amanda Walker … Shopper
Maggie Steed … LV Woman
Mark Benton … Dad
Simon Day … Uncle Bob (as Simon Daye)
Michael Bean … Dancing Policeman
Vitaly Kravchenko … Piotr
Sian Scott … Linda
Fraser Aitcheson … Dancing Policeman
Scott A. McGillivray … Dancing Policeman (as Scott McGillivray)
Ian A. Wallace … Third Monk (as Ian Wallace)
Mark Oliver … Male Journalist
Bobby Bysouth … LV Woman's Reflection
Peter New … Paramedic #1
Emma Karwandy … Valentina's Daughter
Michael Jonsson … Paramedic #2
John Stewart … Dancing Policeman
Jason Griffith … Dancing Policeman (as Jase-Anthony Griffith)
Ray Cooper … Vladimir
Amy Marston … Classy Shopper #1
Moya Brady … Aunty Flo
Raahul Singh … Security Guard
Ben Cartwright … Policeman #1
Bart Anderson … Young Boy's Father
Georgina Hegedos … Baboushka
Sarah Groundwater … Sales Girl
Lorraine Cheshire … Mum
Erika Conway … Young Boy's Mother
Gwendoline Christie … Classy Shopper #2
Joann Condon … Shopper
Bruce Crawford … Face Changed Martin
Craig Fraser … Debonaire Gent
Kis Yurij … Second Monk
Lisa Bunting … Charity Guest #3
D. Harlan Cutshall … Charity Guest #1
Deni DeLory … Charity Guest #2
Igor Ingelsman … Gregor
Wendy Carson … Nun #1
Lewis Gott … Diego
Chris Cochrane … Dancing Policeman
Pearce Visser … Dancing Policeman
Donna Lysell … President's Wife
Richard Shanks … Friend of Martin
Patrick Bahrich … Dancing Policeman
Christine McMahon … Nun #2
Dean Moen … Smiling Policeman
Gavin Rolph … Policeman #2

 

Plot: A traveling theater company gives its audience much than they were expecting.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations

Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2009

Country: Austria | Germany | France | Italy

Runtime: 144 min

Languages: German | Italian | Polish | Latin

Director:

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Cast: Christian Friedel … The School Teacher
Ernst Jacobi … The School Teacher (voice)
Leonie Benesch … Eva
Ulrich Tukur … The Baron
Ursina Lardi … The Baronin
Fion Mutert … Sigi
Michael Kranz … The Home Teacher
Burghart Klaußner … The Pastor
Steffi Kühnert … The Pastor's Wife
Maria-Victoria Dragus … Klara
Leonard Proxauf … Martin
Levin Henning … Adolf
Johanna Busse … Margarete
Thibault Sérié … Gustav
Josef Bierbichler … The Steward

 

Plot: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations

Inglourious Basterds

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller, War

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 153 min

Languages: English | German | French | Italian

Director:

Tagline: Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France…

 

Cast: Brad Pitt … LT. Aldo Raine
Mélanie Laurent … Shosanna
Christoph Waltz … COL. Hans Landa
Eli Roth … SGT. Donny Donowitz
Michael Fassbender … LT. Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger … Bridget von Hammersmark
Daniel Brühl … Fredrick Zoller
Til Schweiger … SGT. Hugo Stiglitz
Gedeon Burkhard … CPL. Wilhelm Wicki
Jacky Ido … Marcel
B.J. Novak … PFC. Smithson Utivich
Omar Doom … PFC. Omar Ulmer
August Diehl … Major Hellstrom
Denis Menochet … Perrier LaPadite
Sylvester Groth … Joseph Goebbels

 

Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

 

Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 41 nominations

Antichrist

Monday, May 18th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror

Release Year: 2009

Country: Denmark | Germany | France | Sweden | Italy | Poland

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: When nature turns evil, true terror awaits. (UK)

 

Cast: Willem Dafoe … He
Charlotte Gainsbourg … She

 

Plot: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

 

Awards: 5 wins & 3 nominations

Un prophète

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: France | Italy

Runtime: 155 min | France:150 min

Languages: French | Arabic | Corsican

Director:

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Writers: Thomas Bidegain (screenplay) and Jacques Audiard (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Tahar Rahim … Malik El Djebena
Niels Arestrup … César Luciani
Adel Bencherif … Ryad
Hichem Yacoubi … Reyeb
Reda Kateb … Jordi
Jean-Philippe Ricci … Vettori
Gilles Cohen … Prof
Antoine Basler … Pilicci
Leïla Bekhti … Djamila
Pierre Leccia … Sampierro
Foued Nassah … Antaro
Jean-Emmanuel Pagni … Santi
Frédéric Graziani … Chef de détention
Slimane Dazi … Lattrache
Rabah Loucif … L'avocat de Malik

 

Plot: A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations

Taking Woodstock

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: "A Generation Began In His Backyard."

 

Cast: Henry Goodman … Jake Teichberg
Edward Hibbert … British Gentleman
Imelda Staunton … Sonia Teichberg
Demetri Martin … Elliot Tiber
Emile Hirsch … Billy
Paul Dano … VW Guy
Kelli Garner … VW Girl
Clark Middleton … Frank
Bette Henritze … Annie
Sondra James … Margaret
Jeffrey Dean Morgan … Dan
Christina Kirk … Carol
Gail Martino … Town Clerk
Lee Wong … George the Doorman (as Takeo Lee Wong)
Adam LeFevre … Dave

 

Plot: A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Bitch Slap

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Action

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Eric Gruendemann (screenplay) Rick Jacobson (screenplay)

 

Cast: Julia Voth … Trixie
Erin Cummings … Hel
America Olivo … Camero
Michael Hurst … Gage
Ron Melendez … Deputy Fuchs
William Gregory Lee … Hot Wire
Minae Noji … Kinki
Scott Hanley … Black Ice
Kevin Sorbo … Mr. Phoenix
Dennis Keiffer … MacDaddy
Lucy Lawless … Mother Superior
Renée O'Connor … Sister Batrill
Mark Lutz … Deiter Von Vondervon
Debbie Lee Carrington … Hot Pocket
Zoe Bell … Rawhide

 

Plot: Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. add synopsis

Bright Star

Friday, May 15th, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | Australia | France

Runtime: Canada:119 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: First Love Burns Brightest

 

Cast: Ben Whishaw … John Keats
Abbie Cornish … Frances 'Fanny' Brawne
Kerry Fox … Mrs. Brawne
Paul Schneider … Charles Armitage Brown
Edie Martin … Margaret 'Toots' Brawne
Thomas Sangster … Samuel Brawne
Gerard Monaco … Charles Dilke
Antonia Campbell-Hughes … Abigail O'Donaghue Brown
Samuel Roukin … John Reynolds
Amanda Hale … Reynolds' Sister I
Lucinda Raikes … Reynolds' Sister II
Samuel Barnett … Joseph Severn
Jonathan Aris … Leigh Hunt
Olly Alexander … Tom Keats
Theresa Watson … Charlotte

 

Plot: The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations