Archive for May, 2011

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Friday, May 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Tom Brady

Tagline: There Are No Small Actors. Just Small Parts.

 

Writers: Adam Sandler, Allen Covert

 

Cast: Nick Swardson … Bucky Larson
Christina Ricci … Kathy McGee
Don Johnson … Miles Deep
Stephen Dorff … Dick Shadow
Ido Mosseri … J. Day
Kevin Nealon … Gary
Edward Herrmann … Jeremiah Larson
Miriam Flynn … Debbie Larson
Mario Joyner … Claudio
Tyler Spindel … Jimmy
Meredith Giangrande … Blueberry
Nicholas Turturro … Antonio (as Nick Turturro)
Mary Pat Gleason … Marge
Jackie Sandler … Casting Director
Dana Goodman … Gretchen (as Dana Min Goodman)

 

Plot: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps — and become a porn star. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Porn Star  Hollywood California  Critically Bashed  Box Office Flop  Character Name In Title

X-Men: First Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 132 min

Languages: English | German | French | Spanish | Russian

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Tagline: Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik. Before they were enemies, they were allies.

 

Writers: Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz (screenplay)

 

Cast: James McAvoy … Charles Xavier
Laurence Belcher … Charles Xavier (12 Years)
Michael Fassbender … Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Bill Milner … Young Erik
Kevin Bacon … Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne … Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence … Raven / Mystique
Beth Goddard … Mrs. Xavier
Morgan Lily … Young Raven (10 yrs)
Oliver Platt … Man in Black Suit
Álex González … Janos Quested / Riptide
Jason Flemyng … Azazel
Zoe Isabella Kravitz … Angel Salvadore (as Zoë Kravitz)
January Jones … Emma Frost
Nicholas Hoult … Hank McCoy / Beast

 

Plot: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN. Written by Twentieth Century Fox   Plot Keywords: Mutant  Professor  Concentration Camp  CIA  X Men   See »

The Hangover Part II

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English | Thai

Director: Todd Phillips

Tagline: "I have a demon in me."

 

Writers: Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong

 

Cast: Bradley Cooper … Phil
Ed Helms … Stu
Zach Galifianakis … Alan
Justin Bartha … Doug
Ken Jeong … Mr. Chow
Paul Giamatti … Kingsley
Mike Tyson … Himself
Jeffrey Tambor … Sid Garner
Mason Lee … Teddy
Jamie Chung … Lauren
Sasha Barrese … Tracy
Gillian Vigman … Stephanie
Aroon Seeboonruang … Monk
Nirut Sirichanya … Fohn
Yasmin Lee … Kimmy

 

Plot: Stu is getting married. Along with Doug, Phil, and his soon-to-be brother-in-law Teddy, he regretfully invites Alan to Thailand for the wedding. After a quiet night on the beach with a beer and toasting marshmallows by the camp fire, Stu, Alan and Phil wake up in a seedy apartment in Bangkok. Doug is back at the resort, but Teddy is missing, there's a monkey with a severed finger, Alan's head is shaved, Stu has a tattoo on his face, and they can't remember any of it. The wolf-pack retrace their steps through strip clubs, tattoo parlors and cocaine-dealing monkeys on the streets of Bangkok as they try and find Teddy before the wedding. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Wedding  Monkey  Tattoo  Tattoo Parlor  Bachelor Party   See »

Kung Fu Panda 2

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director: Jennifer Yuh

Tagline: Prepare for the return of awesomeness.

 

Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

 

Cast: Jack Black … Po (voice)
Angelina Jolie … Tigress (voice)
Dustin Hoffman … Shifu (voice)
Gary Oldman … Shen (voice)
Jackie Chan … Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen … Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu … Viper (voice)
David Cross … Crane (voice)
James Hong … Mr. Ping (voice)
Michelle Yeoh … Soothsayer (voice)
Danny McBride … Wolf Boss (voice)
Dennis Haysbert … Master Storming Ox (voice)
Jean-Claude Van Damme … Master Croc (voice)
Victor Garber … Master Thundering Rhino (voice)
Mike Bell … Gorilla Guard #1 (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)

 

Plot: In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Plot Keywords: Kung Fu  Panda  Peacock  Anthropomorphic Animal  Escape From Prison   See »

Elena

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Russia

Runtime:

Languages: Russian

Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev

Tagline:

 

Cast: Yelena Lyadova … Katerina
Nadezhda Markina … Elena
Aleksey Rozin … Sergey
Andrey Smirnov … Vladimir

 

Plot: Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. Elena's son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir's daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. A heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital, where he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but somehow tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision: she will be the only heiress of his wealth. Back home he announces it to Elena. Her hopes to financially help her son suddenly vanish. The shy and submissive housewife then comes up with a plan to give her son and grandchildren a real chance in life. Written by Cannes Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Hospital  Will  Heart Attack  Wife Kills Husband  One Word Title   See »

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Turkey | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Runtime: 150 min

Languages: Turkish

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Tagline:

 

Writers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan

 

Cast: Muhammet Uzuner … Doctor Cemal
Yilmaz Erdogan … Commissar Naci
Taner Birsel … Prosecutor Nusret
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan … Driver Arab Ali
Firat Tanis … Suspect Kenan
Ercan Kesal … Mukhtar
Erol Erarslan … Murder Victim Yasar
Ugur Aslanoglu … Courthouse Driver Tevfik
Murat Kiliç … Police Officer Izzet
Safak Karali … Courthouse Clerk Abidin
Emre Sen … Sergeant Onder
Burhan Yildiz … Suspect Ramazan
Nihan Okutucu … Yasar's wife Gülnaz
Cansu Demirci … Mukhtar's Daughter Cemile
Kubilay Tunçer … Autopsy Technician Sakir

 

Plot: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar and Doctor Cemal are leading a search for a victim of a murder that a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed to. However, that search is proving difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, they can't help but chat amongst themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving trying than any of them expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Doctor  Murder  Dead Body  Police  Prosecutor   See »

Drive

Friday, May 20th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Tagline: Some Heroes Are Real

 

Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)

 

Cast: Ryan Gosling … Driver
Carey Mulligan … Irene
Bryan Cranston … Shannon
Albert Brooks … Bernie Rose
Oscar Isaac … Standard
Christina Hendricks … Blanche
Ron Perlman … Nino
Kaden Leos … Benicio
Jeff Wolfe … Tan Suit
James Biberi … Cook
Russ Tamblyn … Doc
Joe Bucaro III … Chauffeur (as Joey Bucaro)
Tiara Parker … Young Woman
Tim Trella … Hitman #1
Jim Hart … Hitman #2 (as Jimmy Hart)

 

Plot: A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. Written by shin   Plot Keywords: Mechanic  Getaway Driver  Stuntman  Getaway  Garage   See »

The Skin I Live In

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: Spain

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: Spanish

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Tagline:

 

Writers: Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Agustín Almodóvar (collaboration)

 

Cast: Antonio Banderas … Robert Ledgard
Elena Anaya … Vera Cruz
Marisa Paredes … Marilia
Jan Cornet … Vicente
Roberto Álamo … Zeca
Eduard Fernández … Fulgencio
José Luis Gómez … Presidente del Instituto de Biotecnología
Blanca Suárez … Norma Ledgard
Susi Sánchez … Madre de Vicente
Bárbara Lennie … Cristina
Fernando Cayo … Médico
Chema Ruiz … Guardia civil
Buika … Cantante (as Concha Buika)
Ana Mena … Norma
Teresa Manresa … Casilda

 

Plot: In honor of his late wife who died in a flaming car accident, scientist, Dr. Robert Ledgard, is trying to synthesize the perfect skin which can withstand burns, cuts or any other kind of damage. As he gets closer to perfecting this skin on his flawless patient, the scientific community starts growing skeptical and his past is revealed that shows how his patient is closely linked to tragic events he would like to forget. Written by napierslogs   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Skin  Surgeon  Death  Revenge  Nightmare   See »

Melancholia

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2011

Country: Denmark | Sweden | France | Germany

Runtime: 136 min

Languages: English

Director: Lars von Trier

Tagline: It will change everything.

 

Cast: Kirsten Dunst … Justine
Charlotte Gainsbourg … Claire
Alexander Skarsgård … Michael
Brady Corbet … Tim
Cameron Spurr … Leo
Charlotte Rampling … Gaby
Jesper Christensen … Little Father
John Hurt … Dexter
Stellan Skarsgård … Jack
Udo Kier … Wedding Planner
Kiefer Sutherland … John
James Cagnard … Michael's Father
Deborah Fronko … Michael's Mother
Charlotta Miller … Betty 1
Claire Miller … Betty 2

 

Plot: On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-in-law who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine's sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Disaster  Fear  Servant  No Opening Credits  Employer Employee Relationship   See »

Le Havre

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Finland | France | Germany

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: French

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Tagline:

 

Cast: André Wilms … Marcel Marx
Kati Outinen … Arletty
Jean-Pierre Darroussin … Monet
Blondin Miguel … Idrissa
Elina Salo … Claire
Evelyne Didi … Yvette
Quoc Dung Nguyen … Chang (as Quoc-Dung Nguyen)
Laïka … Laïka – Dog
François Monnié … Epicier
Little Bob … Little Bob (as Roberto Piazza)
Pierre Étaix … Docteur Becker
Jean-Pierre Léaud … Le dénonciateur
Vincent Lebodo … Francis
Umban U'kset … Mahamat Saleh
Patrick Bonnel … Le directeur du centre de rétention

 

Plot: When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Shoe Shiner  Le Havre  Generosity  Wine Glass  Refugee   See »