Archive for January, 2011

The Son of No One

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Dito Montiel

Tagline: Serve. Protect. Lie.

 

Cast: Al Pacino … Detective Charles Stanford
Channing Tatum … Jonathan White
James Ransone … Officer Thomas Prudenti
Ray Liotta … Captain Marion Mathers
Katie Holmes … Kerry White
Ursula Parker … Charolette 'Charlie' White
Brian Gilbert … Young Vinnie (Carter)
Tracy Morgan … Vincent Carter (Adult)
Jake Cherry … Jonathan 'Milk' White (Young)
Simone Joy Jones … Young Vicky (as Simone Jones)
Juliette Binoche … Loren Bridges
Lemon … Geronimo (as Lemon Anderson)
Roger Guenveur Smith … Hanky
Michael Rivera … Dominican Nada Puerto Rican
Sean Cregan … Martinez

 

Plot: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Letter  Murder  Housing Project  Police Station  Husband Wife Relationship   See »

From Prada to Nada

Friday, January 28th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy , Drama , Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: Mexico | USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: Coming Pronto See »

 

Writers: Fina Torres (screenplay), Luis Alfaro (screenplay)

 

Cast: Camilla Belle … Nora Dominguez
Alexa Vega … Mary Dominguez
Tina French … Old Librarian
Luis Rosales … Juanito
Pablo Martínez de Velasco … Pablo the Gardener
Alexis Ayala … Gabriel Dominguez Sr.
Norma Reyna … Carmina
Adriana Barraza … Aurelia Jimenez
Catalina López … Trinita
José María Negri … Benjamin Kerensky
Mario Zaragoza … Federico
Pablo Cruz … Gabriel Dominguez Jr.
April Bowlby … Olivia
Nicholas D'Agosto … Edward Ferris
Begoña Narváez … Carry Sullivan

 

Plot: When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Student  55th Birthday  Latina  Jane Austen  Law Student   See »

Life in a Day

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 95 min

Languages: English | Italian | Japanese | German | Spanish | Indonesian | Balinese | Portuguese | Ukrainian | Vietnamese | Creole | Catalan | Dutch | Bengali | Masai | Hindi | Arabic | Quechua | Russian

Director:

Tagline: Filmed by You

 

Cast: Cindy Baer … Herself
Caryn Waechter … Herself
Moica … Actress (as Mojca Brecelj)
Hiroaki Aikawa … Himself
Bob Liginski Jr. … Himself
Drake Shannon … Himself
Ester Brymova … Herself (as Ester Brym Ortiz Guillen)
Jennifer M. Howd … Herself
Cec Marquez … Himself
Arsen Grigoryan
Ayman El Gazwy … Himself
Ranja Kamal … Herself
Shahin Najafipour … Himself
Ashley Meeks … Herself
Boris Grishkevich … Himself

 

Plot: What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Fear  Actual Animal Killed  Nonlinear Timeline  One Day  Scene During End Credits   See »

I Melt with You

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 129 min

Languages: English

Director: Mark Pellington

Tagline: When life hammers you, get smashed.

 

Writers: Mark Pellington (story), Glenn Porter (story)

 

Cast: Thomas Jane … Richard
Jeremy Piven … Ron
Rob Lowe … Jonathan
Christian McKay … Tim
Carla Gugino … Officer Boyde
Tom Bower … Captain Bob
Arielle Kebbel … Randi
Zander Eckhouse … Jonah
Abhi Sinha … Ryan
Sasha Grey … Raven
Joe Reegan … Cole
August Emerson … Ethan
Rebecca Creskoff … Amanda
Melora Hardin … Jane
Anthony Newfield … Restaurant Manager

 

Plot: When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited. Add Full Plot Taglines: When life hammers you, get smashed.

The Rite

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Hungary | Italy

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: English | Welsh | Italian | Latin | Russian | Hungarian (English subtitles)

Director: Mikael Håfström

Tagline: You can only defeat it when you believe.

 

Writers: Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio (book) (suggestion)

 

Cast: Anthony Hopkins … Father Lucas Trevant
Colin O'Donoghue … Michael Kovak
Alice Braga … Angeline
Ciarán Hinds … Father Xavier
Rutger Hauer … Istvan Kovak
Toby Jones … Father Matthew
Marta Gastini … Rosaria
Maria Grazia Cucinotta … Aunt Andria
Arianna Veronesi … Francesca
Andrea Calligari … Vincenzo
Chris Marquette … Eddie
Torrey DeVitto … Nina
Ben Cheetham … Young Michael
Marija Karan … Sandra
Rosa Pianeta … Woman in Exorcism Video

 

Plot: Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon… Written by who knows   Plot Keywords: Exorcism  Demon  Faith  Seminary  Student   See »

Thin Ice

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: Jill Sprecher

Tagline: Greetings from Kenosha, WI! Where Ordinary Folks Can Make a Killing.

 

Writers: Jill Sprecher, Karen Sprecher

 

Cast: Greg Kinnear … Mickey Prohaska
John Paul Gamoke … Man at Coffee Shop
David Harbour … Bob Egan
Jennifer Edwards-Hughes … Sherri (as Jennifer M. Edwards)
Scott Crouch … Casino Emcee
Peter Moore … Phil Peters
Michelle Hutchison … Judy Vandenhoevel
James Detmar … Glen Vandenhoevel
Michael Paul Levin … Chuck Stankel
Kathryn Lawrey … Hotel Clerk
Joe Minjares … Hotel Manager
Michelle Arthur … Karla Gruenke
Peter Thoemke … Frank Richie
Alan Arkin … Gorvy Hauer
Lea Thompson … Jo Ann Prohaska

 

Plot: An insurance agent looking for a way out of frigid Wisconsin is blackmailed by an unstable locksmith in the theft of a rare violin that belongs to a retired farmer. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Salesman  Title Directed By Female

Margin Call

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director: J.C. Chandor

Tagline: Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.

 

Cast: Kevin Spacey … Sam Rogers
Paul Bettany … Will Emerson
Jeremy Irons … John Tuld
Zachary Quinto … Peter Sullivan
Penn Badgley … Seth Bregman
Simon Baker … Jared Cohen
Mary McDonnell … Mary Rogers
Demi Moore … Sarah Robertson
Stanley Tucci … Eric Dale
Aasif Mandvi … Ramesh Shah
Ashley Williams … Heather Burke
Susan Blackwell … Lauren Bratberg
Maria Dizzia … Executive Assistant
Jimmy Palumbo … Security Guard
Al Sapienza … Louis Carmelo

 

Plot: A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Plot Keywords: Downsizing  Financial Disaster  Investment  Financial Crisis  Financial Problem   See »

Sound of My Voice

Monday, January 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 85 min

Languages: English

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Tagline:

 

Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij

 

Cast: Christopher Denham … Peter Aitken
Nicole Vicius … Lorna Michaelson
Brit Marling … Maggie
Davenia McFadden … Carol Briggs
Kandice Stroh … Joanne
Richard Wharton … Klaus
Christy Meyers … Mel
Alvin Lam … Lam
Constance Wu … Christine
Matthew Carey … Lyle
Jacob Price … PJ
David Haley … O'Shea
James Urbaniak … Mr. Pritchett
Annie O'Donnell … Mrs. Dewitt
Laura Leyva … Principal Garner

 

Plot: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Journalist  Cult  Boyfriend Girlfriend Relationship  Gun  Hand Clapping Game   See »

Perfect Sense

Monday, January 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK | Sweden | Denmark | Ireland

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: David Mackenzie

Tagline: Without love there is nothing.

 

Cast: Eva Green … Susan
Ewan McGregor … Michael
Connie Nielsen … Jenny
Stephen Dillane … Samuel
Ewen Bremner … James
Denis Lawson … Boss
Alastair Mackenzie
James Watson … Bus Driver
Caroline Paterson … Patient's Wife
Liz Strange … Pretty Girl
Richard Mack … Apprentice Chef
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh … Nurse
Adam Smith … Virology Technician
Malcolm Shields … Patient
Duncan Airlie James … Gym fighter

 

Plot: A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Scientist  Epidemic  Love  Chef  Riot   See »

Kinyarwanda

Monday, January 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English | Kinyarwanda

Director: Alrick Brown

Tagline: During the Rwandan genocide, when neighbors killed neighbors and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred to protect each other.

 

Writers: Charles Plath (storyline consultant), Alrick Brown (screenplay)

 

Cast: Cassandra Freeman … Lt. Rose
Edouard Bamporiki … Emmanuel
Cleophas Kabasita … Francine
Mazimpaka Kennedy … Father Pierre
Hadidja Zaninka … Jean
Hassan Kabera … Ishmael
Abdallah Uwimana … The Imam
Marc Gwamaka … Patrique
Mutsari Jean … The Mufti of Rwanda
Kena Onyenjekwe … Sgt. Fred
Assumpta Micho … Miryam 'The Witch'
Ayuub Kasasa Mago … Father Bertrand
Watta Hezekis … Father Jean Claude
Munyantore Bashil … Head Ghanaian Soldier
Ibrahim Kasuiya … Shmael's Father

 

Plot: A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Forgiveness  Genocide  Rwanda  Reconciliation  Love