Archive for June, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

Friday, June 26th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English | Croatian

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Abigail Breslin … Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald
Walter Raney … Pawn Shop Proprietor
Sofia Vassilieva … Kate Fitzgerald
Cameron Diaz … Sara Fitzgerald
Heather Wahlquist … Aunt Kelly
Jason Patric … Brian Fitzgerald
Evan Ellingson … Jesse Fitzgerald
Alec Baldwin … Campbell Alexander
Nicole Marie Lenz … Gloria (as Nicole Lenz)
Brennan Bailey … Jesse Fitzgerald – Age 10
Olivia Hancock … Kate (Age 2)
Jeffrey Markle … Dr. Wayne
Emily Deschanel … Dr. Farquad
John DeRosa … EMT #1
Marcos A. Ferraez … EMT #2 (as Marcos De La Cruz)

 

Plot: Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

 

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

Brüno

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 81 min | Philippines:75 min

Languages: English | German

Director:

Tagline: Borat was so 2006

 

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen … Brüno
Gustaf Hammarsten … Lutz
Clifford Bañagale … Diesel
Chibundu Orukwowu … O.J.
Chigozie Orukwowu … O.J.
Josh Meyers … Kookus
Toby Hoguin … Mexican Gardener #1
Robert Huerta … Mexican Gardener #2
Gilbert Rosales … Mexican Gardener #3
Thomas Rosales Jr. … Mexican Gardener #4
Marco Xavier … Mexican Gardener #5
Bono … Himself – 'Dove of Peace'
Chris Martin … Himself – 'Dove of Peace'
Elton John … Himself – 'Dove of Peace'
Slash … Himself – 'Dove of Peace'

 

Plot: Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Br

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Friday, June 19th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 150 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Revenge is coming.

 

Cast: Shia LaBeouf … Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox … Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel … Major Lennox
Tyrese Gibson … USAF Master Sergeant Epps
John Turturro … Simmons
Ramon Rodriguez … Leo Spitz
Kevin Dunn … Ron Witwicky
Julie White … Judy Witwicky
Isabel Lucas … Alice
John Benjamin Hickey … Galloway
Matthew Marsden … Captain Graham SAS
Andrew Howard … Special Air Service Forces
Michael Papajohn … Cal
Glenn Morshower … General Morshower
John Eric Bentley … Aide

 

Plot: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations

Year One

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min | 100 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Meet your ancestors

 

Cast: Jack Black … Zed
Michael Cera … Oh
Oliver Platt … High Priest
David Cross … Cain
Christopher Mintz-Plasse … Isaac
Vinnie Jones … Sargon
Hank Azaria … Abraham
Juno Temple … Eema
Olivia Wilde … Princess Inanna
June Diane Raphael … Maya
Xander Berkeley … King
Gia Carides … Queen
Horatio Sanz … Enmebaragesi
David Pasquesi … Prime Minister
Matthew Willig … Marlak (as Matthew J. Willig)

 

Plot: Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe… add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Public Enemies

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 140 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: America's Most Wanted

 

Cast: James Russo … Walter Dietrich
David Wenham … Harry 'Pete' Pierpont
Christian Stolte … Charles Makley
Jason Clarke … John 'Red' Hamilton
Johnny Depp … John Dillinger
John Judd … Turnkey
Stephen Dorff … Homer Van Meter
Michael Vieau … Ed Shouse
John Kishline … Guard Dainard
Wesley Walker … Jim Leslie
John Scherp … Earl Adams
Elena Kenney … Viola Norris
William Nero Jr. … Farm Boy
Channing Tatum … Pretty Boy Floyd
Christian Bale … Melvin Purvis

 

Plot: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

 

Awards: 8 nominations

Imagine That

Friday, June 12th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: USA:107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: What if your daughter's imagination… Was the secret to your success?

 

Cast: Eddie Murphy … Evan Danielson
Thomas Haden Church … Johnny Whitefeather
Yara Shahidi … Olivia Danielson
Ronny Cox … Tom Stevens
Stephen Rannazzisi … Noah Kulick
Nicole Ari Parker … Tricia Danielson
DeRay Davis … John Strother
Vanessa Williams … Lori Strother
Martin Sheen … Dante D'Enzo
Lauren Weedman … Rose
Timm Sharp … Tod
Daniel Polo … Indigo Whitefeather
Stephen Root … Fred Franklin
Richard Schiff … Carl Simons
Marin Hinkle … Ms. Davis

 

Plot: A financial executive who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await. add synopsis

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Saint John of Las Vegas

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:85 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Getting lucky is a roll of the dice.

 

Writers: Dante Alighieri (based on a story) and Hue Rhodes (screenplay)

 

Cast: Steve Buscemi … John
Romany Malco … Virgil
Sarah Silverman … Jill
Peter Dinklage … Mr. Townsend
Tim Blake Nelson … Ned
John Cho
Emmanuelle Chriqui … Tasty D Lite
Aviva … Penny rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Archuleta … Jenny
Josh Berry … Store Manager
Lucas CorVatta … Carnival Teen
Gorneth D'Oyley … Casino Dealer
Stephen Eiland … Mordicai
Jesse Garcia … Park Ranger
Jim Giesler … Barker
Jamie Haqqani … Fair Attendee
Karen M. Hudson … Fair Attendee
William T. Johnson … Carnival Teen
Isaac Kappy … Geek
Nicholas A. Nelson … Carnival Attendee
Shawn Prince … Ticket Taker
Ben Zeller … Truck Stop Owner

 

Plot: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator. add synopsis

Away We Go

Friday, June 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: USA:98 min | Argentina:98 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

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Cast: John Krasinski … Burt Farlander
Maya Rudolph … Verona De Tessant
Carmen Ejogo … Grace De Tessant
Catherine O'Hara … Gloria Farlander
Jeff Daniels … Jerry Farlander
Allison Janney … Lily
Jim Gaffigan … Lowell
Samantha Pryor … Ashley
Conor Carroll … Taylor
Maggie Gyllenhaal … LN
Josh Hamilton … Roderick
Bailey Harkins … Wolfie
Brendan Spitz … Baby Neptune
Jaden Spitz … Baby Neptune
Chris Messina … Tom Garnett

 

Plot: A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the first time.

 

Awards: 5 nominations

Land of the Lost

Friday, June 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Right place. Wrong time.

 

Cast: Will Ferrell … Dr. Rick Marshall
Anna Friel … Holly Cantrell
Danny McBride … Will Stanton
Jorma Taccone … Chaka
John Boylan … Enik
Matt Lauer … Matt Lauer
Bobb'e J. Thompson … Tar Pits Kid
Sierra McCormick … Tar Pits Kid
Shannon Lemke … Tar Pits Kid
Stevie Wash Jr. … Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
Brian Huskey … Teacher
Kevin Buitrago … Teenager
Noah Crawford … Teenager
Jon Kent Ethridge … Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)
Logan Manus … Teenager

 

Plot: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

 

Awards: 9 nominations

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Denzel Washington … Walter Garber
John Travolta … Ryder
Luis Guzmán … Phil Ramos
Victor Gojcaj … Bashkim
John Turturro … Camonetti
Michael Rispoli … John Johnson
Ramon Rodriguez … Delgado
James Gandolfini … Mayor
John Benjamin Hickey … Deputy Mayor LaSalle
Alex Kaluzhsky … George
Gbenga Akinnagbe … Wallace
Katherine Sigismund … Mom
Jake Richard Siciliano … 8-Year-Old Boy (as Jake Siciliano)
Jason Butler Harner … Mr. Thomas
Gary Basaraba … Jerry Pollard (Motorman)

 

Plot: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

 

Awards: 4 nominations