Archive for May, 2010

Rejoice and Shout

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Don McGlynn

Tagline: A jubilant journey through gospel music history.

 

Cast: Bill Carpenter … Himself
Andraé Crouch … Himself
Anthony Heilbut … Himself
Marie Knight … Herself (archive footage)
Darrel Petties
Smokey Robinson … Himself
The Selvy Family … Themselves
Mavis Staples … Herself
Ira Tucker Jr. … Himself
Ira Tucker … Himself (archive footage)
Willa Ward … Herself
Jacquie Gales Webb … Herself

 

Plot: A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: A jubilant journey through gospel music history.

Black Death

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2010

Country: Germany | UK

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Christopher Smith

Tagline: In an age of darkness one man will face the ultimate battle against evil.

 

Cast: Eddie Redmayne … Osmund
Daniel Steiner … Monk
David Warner … Abbot
Kimberley Nixon … Averill
Tobias Kasimirowicz … Grimbold
Emun Elliott … Swire
Sean Bean … Ulrich
Johnny Harris … Mold
Andy Nyman … Dalywag
Tygo Gernandt … Ivo
John Lynch … Wolfstan
Jamie Ballard … Griff
Keith Dunphy … Witch Finder
Marianne Graffam … Suspected Witch
Tim McInnerny … Hob

 

Plot: Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Village  Monk  Forest  Plague  England   See »

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Friday, May 21st, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2010

Country: Thailand | UK | France | Germany | Spain | Netherlands

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: Thai | French (only a few words)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Tagline:

 

Writers: Phra Sripariyattiweti (inspired by the book of), Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar … Boonmee
Jenjira Pongpas … Jen
Sakda Kaewbuadee … Tong
Natthakarn Aphaiwonk … Huay
Geerasak Kulhong … Boonsong
Wallapa Mongkolprasert … Princess
Kanokporn Tongaram … Roong (as Kanokporn Thongaram)
Samud Kugasang … Jaai
Sumit Suebsee … Soldier
Mathieu Ly … Farmer
Vien Pimdee … Farmer
Akachai Aodvieng
Prakasit Padsena
Nikom Kammach
Chophaka Chaiyuchit

 

Plot: On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee, recalls his many past lives. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Deathbed  Aunt Nephew Relationship  Enchanted Forest  Ambiguity  Apparition   See »

A Little Help

Friday, May 21st, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy , Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Ever have one of those lives?

 

Cast: Jenna Fischer … Laura
Chris O'Donnell … Bob
Kim Coates … Mel Kaminsky
Lesley Ann Warren … Joan
Brooke Smith … Kathy Helms
Rob Benedict … Paul
Aida Turturro … Nancy Feldman
Nadia Dajani … Angela Behar
Sam McMurray … Big bad dan
Arden Myrin … Ms. Gallagher
Ron Leibman … Warren
Lynn Cohen … Mrs. Cosolito
Dion DiMucci … Himself
Daniel Yelsky … Dennis
Jim Florentine … Brian

 

Plot: A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Mother Son Relationship  Brother In Law Sister In Law Relationship  Liar  Lie  Single Mother   See »

Sound of Noise

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2010

Country: Sweden | France

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: Swedish

Director:

Tagline: The first musical cop movie

 

Writers: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson (story), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

 

Cast: Bengt Nilsson … Amadeus Warnebring
Sanna Persson … Sanna
Magnus Börjeson … Magnus
Marcus Boij … Marcus
Fredrik Myhr … Myran
Anders Vestergard … Anders
Johannes Björk … Johannes
Sven Ahlström … Oscar Warnebring
Ralph Carlsson … Hagman
Paula McManus … Colette
Peter Schildt … Police Commissioner
Pelle Öhlund … Sanchez
Dag Malmberg … Levander
Björn Granath … Hospital Manager
Anders Jansson … Bosse

 

Plot: The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Drummer  Police  Drumming  Metronome  Drums   See »

Life, Above All

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: South Africa | Germany

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: Sotho (Sepedi) | Sotho

Director: Oliver Schmitz

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dennis Foon (screenplay), Allan Stratton (novel)

 

Cast: Khomotso Manyaka … Chanda
Keaobaka Makanyane … Esther
Lerato Mvelase … Lillian
Harriet Lenabe … Mrs. Tafa (as Harriet Manamela)
Aubrey Poolo … Jonah
Tinah Mnumzana … Aunt Lizbet
Mapaseka Mathebe … Iris
Thato Kgaladi … Soly
Kgomotso Ditshweni … Dudu
Rami Chuene … Aunty Ruth
Jerry Marobyane … Mr. Pheto
Tshepo Emmanuel Nonyane … Mr. Lesole
Johanna Refilwe Sihlangu … Mrs. Lesole
Vusi Muzi Given Nyathi … Mr. Nylo
Patrick Shai … Dr. Chris Chilume

 

Plot: "Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the international award winning novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton. Written by Bavaria International   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Mother Daughter Relationship  School  AIDS  Child Prostitution  Poverty   See »

Certified Copy

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: France | Italy | Belgium

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: French | English | Italian

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Tagline:

 

Cast: Juliette Binoche … Elle
William Shimell … James Miller
Jean-Claude Carrière … L'homme de la place
Agathe Natanson … La femme de la place
Gianna Giachetti … La patronne du café
Adrian Moore … Le fils
Angelo Barbagallo … Le traducteur
Andrea Laurenzi … Le guide
Filippo Trojano … Le marié Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuela Balsinelli

 

Plot: James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian village. Here, they discuss various works of art found in the town, and also the nature of their relationship – which gets both revealed and concealed as the day progresses. Written by napierslogs   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Italian Art  Italy  Tuscany Italy  Pair Of Earrings  Estranged Father   See »

Of Gods and Men

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2010

Country: France

Runtime: 122 min

Languages: Arabic | French

Director: Xavier Beauvois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Xavier Beauvois (adaptation) (dialogue), Etienne Comar (scenario)

 

Cast: Lambert Wilson … Christian
Michael Lonsdale … Luc
Olivier Rabourdin … Christophe
Philippe Laudenbach … Célestin
Jacques Herlin … Amédée
Loïc Pichon … Jean-Pierre
Xavier Maly … Michel
Jean-Marie Frin … Paul
Abdelhafid Metalsi … Nouredine
Sabrina Ouazani … Rabbia
Abdellah Moundy … Omar (as Abdallah Moundy)
Olivier Perrier … Bruno
Farid Larbi … Ali Fayattia
Adel Bencherif … Le terroriste
Benhaïssa Ahouari … Sidi Larbi (as Benaïssa Ahaouari)

 

Plot: In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorist but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France. One night, they extremists break in the monastery and abduct seven monks. A couple of months later, they are found dead in controversial circumstances. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Plot Keywords: Monk  Community  Terrorist  Trappist Monk  Death   See »

Outrage

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: Japan

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: Japanese | English

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Tagline: one wrong move and it's all out war

 

Cast: Takeshi Kitano … Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
Kippei Shiina … Mizuno
Ryo Kase … Ishihara
Tomokazu Miura … Katô
Jun Kunimura … Ikemoto
Tetta Sugimoto … Ozawa
Takashi Tsukamoto … Iizuka
Yuka Itaya … Otomo's woman
Hideo Nakano … Kimura
Renji Ishibashi … Murase
Fumiyo Kohinata … Kataoka
Sôichirô Kitamura … Kan'nai Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenta Elizabeth III
Tokio Emoto … Emoto
Shin'yû Fujiwara

 

Plot: The plot concerns a struggle for power amongst Tokyo's Yakuza clans, today just as likely to be playing the stock market as shaking down pachinko parlors, over which the Sanmo-kai clan holds sway in the face of constant betrayal and ever-changing allegiances. The Sanmo-kai chairman learns that his henchman Ikemoto has struck an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, and is not best pleased, to say the least. The ensuing retaliation triggers an orgy of killings, territorial invasions and score settling while law enforcement officers, too corrupt to intervene Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Yakuza  Organized Crime  Restaurant  Embassy  Cynicism   See »

The Myth of the American Sleepover

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Tagline:

 

Cast: Claire Sloma … Maggie
Marlon Morton … Rob Salvati
Amanda Bauer … Claudia
Brett Jacobsen … Scott Holland
Nikita Ramsey … Ady Abbey
Jade Ramsey … Anna Abbey
Annette DeNoyer … Beth
Wyatt McCallum … Marcus
Mary Wardell … Jen Holland
Douglas Diedrich … Steven
Dane Jones … Emma
Shayla Curran … Janelle Ramsey
Drew Machak … Andy
Christopher Simon … Sean Barber
Madi Ortiz … Avalina Height

 

Plot: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Summer