Archive for June, 2011

Monte Carlo

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Hungary

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Thomas Bezucha

Tagline: She's having the time of someone else's life.

 

Writers: Thomas Bezucha (screenplay), April Blair (screenplay)

 

Cast: Selena Gomez … Grace Bennett / Cordelia Winthrop Scott
Katie Cassidy … Emma Perkins
Leighton Meester … Mary 'Meg' Kelly
Cory Monteith … Owen Andrews
Andie MacDowell … Pam Bennett-Kelly
Brett Cullen … Robert Kelly
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes … Amanda
Joe Camp III … Carl at Diner
Luke Bracey … Riley
Valérie Lemercier … Madame Valerie
Franck de la Personne … Manager at Grand Belle
Máté Haumann … Concierge at Grand Belle
István Göz … Doorman at Grand Belle
Attila Árpa … Security at Grand Belle
Joël Lefrançois … Manager at Le Petite Sommeil

 

Plot: A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead. Written by Fox 2000 Pictures   Plot Keywords: Monte Carlo  Young Woman  Hotel  Two Word Title  Monaco   See »

Larry Crowne

Monday, June 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director: Tom Hanks

Tagline:

 

Writers: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos

 

Cast: Tom Hanks … Larry Crowne
Sarah Mahoney … Samantha
Roxana Ortega … Alvarez
Randall Park … Trainee Wong
Brady Rubin … Dorothy Genkos
Alex Quijano … Team Leader #1
Tina Huang … Team Leader #2
E-Kan Soong … Team Leader #3
Tarina Pouncy … Team Leader #4
Sy Richardson … Avery
Julie Wagner … Vacuum Shopper
Rob Riggle … Jack Strang
Erin Underwood … Mom with Baby
Dale Dye … Cox
Barry Sobel … Cubby

 

Plot: Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live. Written by Universal Pictures   Plot Keywords: College  Scooter  Classroom  Short Order Cook  Husband Wife Relationship   See »

A Better Life

Friday, June 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director: Chris Weitz

Tagline: Every father wants more for his son

 

Writers: Eric Eason (screenplay), Roger L. Simon (story)

 

Cast: Demián Bichir … Carlos Galindo
Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo … Himself
Joaquín Cosio … Blasco Martinez
José Julián … Luis Galindo
Nancy Lenehan … Mrs. Donnely
Gabriel Chavarria … Ramon
Bobby Soto … Facundo
Chelsea Rendon … Ruthie Valdez
Trampas Thompson … School Security Officer
Tim Griffin … Juvie Officer
Valorie Hubbard … School Secretary
Dolores Heredia … Anita
Isabella Rae Thomas … Linda
Carlos Linares … Santiago
Robert Peters … Truck Driver

 

Plot: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: Gardener  Gang  Immigration  Search  Undocumented Worker   See »

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 154 min

Languages: English

Director: Michael Bay

Tagline: The invasion begins

 

Cast: Shia LaBeouf … Sam Witwicky
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley … Carly
Josh Duhamel … Lennox
John Turturro … Simmons
Tyrese Gibson … Epps
Patrick Dempsey … Dylan
Frances McDormand … Mearing
John Malkovich … Bruce Brazos
Kevin Dunn … Ron Witwicky
Julie White … Judy Witwicky
Alan Tudyk … Dutch
Ken Jeong … Jerry Wang
Glenn Morshower … General Morshower
Lester Speight … Eddie
Buzz Aldrin … Buzz Aldrin

 

Plot: Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. Written by Kris S.   Plot Keywords: Moon  Spacecraft  Battle  Robot  Exploding Head   See »

The Broken Tower

Monday, June 20th, 2011

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, War

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: James Franco

Tagline: The Truth is Indecent.

 

Writers: James Franco (screenplay), Paul L. Mariani (biography)

 

Cast: James Franco … Hart Crane
Michael Shannon … Emile
Stacey Miller … Peggy Cowley
Vince Jolivette
Betsy Franco … Grace Crane
Dave Franco … Young Hart Crane
David Rothstadt … Poetry Reading Attendant
David Gerson … Drunken cafe attendant Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dylan Goodwin … Young Truck Driver
Sean Patrick Murray … Movie Theater Attendant

 

Plot: A look at the dreams, unapologetic love of men , manic highs and depressive, death-haunted lows of early 20th century rebellious, self-destructive visionary poet Hart Crane from his early years as the son of a wealthy Cleveland businessman through his sojourns in New York, Cuba and Paris. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Poet  Suicide  Gay Man Has Sex With A Woman  Intertitle  Oral Sex In Car   See »

Albatross

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Niall MacCormick

Tagline: Beautiful. smart. talented. trouble.

 

Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay … Emelia
Harry Treadaway … Jake
Josef Altin … Dare
Felicity Jones … Beth
Julia Ormond … Joa
Justin Edwards … Policeman
Sebastian Koch … Jonathan
David Cahn … Grumpy Man
Sheila Monaghan … Edna
Katie Overd … Posy
Billy Seymour … Spotty Youth
Alexis Zegerman … Manageress
Marie-France Alvarez … Female Customer
Chandra Ruegg … Waitress
Hazel Douglas … Granny

 

Plot: Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Age Verification  Guest House  Pregnancy Test  Loss Of Virginity  Famous Author   See »

L!fe Happens

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: Kat Coiro

Tagline: A comedy that's a real mother.

 

Writers: Kat Coiro (screenplay), Krysten Ritter (screenplay)

 

Cast: Krysten Ritter … Kim
Kate Bosworth … Deena
Rachel Bilson … Laura
Geoff Stults … Nicolas
Justin Kirk … Henri
Fallon Goodson … Jayde
Andrea Savage … Patti
Kristen Johnston … Francesca
Rhys Coiro … Marc
Seymour Cassel … Poppop
Louis Silvers … Barry Robert Phillips
Jason Biggs … Sergei
Connor Ross … Baby Max
Zachary Ross … Baby Max
Colin Egglesfield … Ivan #1

 

Plot: Unabashed party girl, Kim, is in for a rush of reality after a one night stand results in unexpected motherhood. Clearly not ready for the dating "buzz kill" that having a baby can bring, Kim eventually comes to realize that being a good parent to a precious little boy has its own rewards… Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: One Night Stand  Ampersand In Title  Punctuation In Title  Acronym In Title  Unplanned Pregnancy

Cars 2

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Japanese | Italian | French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Ben Queen (screenplay), John Lasseter (story)

 

Cast: Larry the Cable Guy … Mater (voice)
Owen Wilson … Lightning McQueen (voice)
Michael Caine … Finn McMissile (voice)
Emily Mortimer … Holley Shiftwell (voice)
Eddie Izzard … Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
John Turturro … Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
Brent Musburger … Brent Mustangburger (voice)
Joe Mantegna … Grem (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann … Professor Z (voice)
Peter Jacobson … Acer (voice)
Bonnie Hunt … Sally (voice)
Darrell Waltrip … Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Franco Nero … Uncle Topolino (voice)
David Hobbs … David Hobbscap (voice)
Patrick Walker … Mel Dorado (voice)

 

Plot: After Mater gets his best friend, star race car Lightning McQueen, a spot in the very first World Grand Prix, he is given the job of pit crew chief. But while they are in Japan, Mater crosses paths with Holly Shiftwell, a spy searching for an American spy. Unknown to Mater, the American spy attached a tracking device on him while being attacked. Thinking the tow truck is the spy, Holly and another spy, Finn McMissile, take Mater around the world to find and stop an evil plot created by "lemons," old cars considered ugly. Written by Mr. Top Hat   Plot Keywords: Spy  Race Car  Grand Prix  Best Friend  Airport   See »

Bad Teacher

Friday, June 17th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: Jake Kasdan

Tagline: She doesn't give an "F."

 

Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

 

Cast: Cameron Diaz … Elizabeth Halsey
Lucy Punch … Amy Squirrel
Jason Segel … Russell Gettis
Justin Timberlake … Scott Delacorte
Phyllis Smith … Lynn Davies
John Michael Higgins … Principal Wally Snur
Dave Allen … Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Jillian Armenante … Ms. Pavicic
Matthew J. Evans … Garrett Tiara
Kaitlyn Dever … Sasha Abernathy
Kathryn Newton … Chase Rubin-Rossi
Igal Ben Yair … Arkady
Aja Bair … Devon
Andra Nechita … Gaby
Noah Munck … Tristan

 

Plot: When her wealthy fiancé breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Plot Keywords: Teacher  School  Dodgeball  Singing In A Car  Little Black Dress   See »

Bernie

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Richard Linklater

Tagline:

 

Writers: Richard Linklater (screenplay), Skip Hollandsworth (screenplay)

 

Cast: Matthew McConaughey … Danny Buck Davidson
Jack Black … Bernie
Shirley MacLaine
Veronica Orosco … Church Patron
Tommy G. Kendrick … Larry Brumley
Rick Dial … Don Leggett
Mona Lee Fultz … Cashier
Gary Teague … Neighborhood Onlooker
Brady Coleman … Scrappy Holmes
David Blackwell … Mel
Sonny Carl Davis … Lonnie
Larry Jack Dotson … Reverend Woodard
Grant James … Mr. Estes
Juli Erickson … Mrs. Estes
Christian Stokes … Truck Driver

 

Plot: In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive. Add Full Plot Genres: Comedy  Crime  Drama