Archive for November, 2011

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English

Director: John Madden

Tagline:

 

Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay), Deborah Moggach (novel)

 

Cast: Maggie Smith … Muriel
Bill Nighy … Douglas
Judi Dench … Evelyn
Tom Wilkinson … Graham
Dev Patel … Sonny
Penelope Wilton … Jean
Celia Imrie … Madge
Tena Desae … Sunaina
Ronald Pickup … Norman
Ramona Marquez … Grandchild
Diana Hardcastle … Carol
Liza Tarbuck … Head Nurse Karen
Lillete Dubey … Mrs. Kapoor
Bhuvnesh Shetty … Ajit
Russell Balogh … Lawyer

 

Plot: A group of British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Written by Fox Searchlight   Plot Keywords: Retiree  India  Name In Title  Flower In Title  Plant In Title   See »

We Bought a Zoo

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English

Director: Cameron Crowe

Tagline:

 

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (screenplay)

 

Cast: Matt Damon … Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson … Kelly Foster
Thomas Haden Church … Duncan Mee
Colin Ford … Dylan Mee
Maggie Elizabeth Jones … Rosie Mee
Angus Macfadyen … Peter MacCready
Elle Fanning … Lily Miska
Patrick Fugit … Robin Jones
John Michael Higgins … Walter Ferris
Carla Gallo … Rhonda Blair
J.B. Smoove … Mr. Stevens
Stephanie Szostak … Katherine Mee
Michael Panes … Principal
Kym Whitley … Cashier
Todd Stanton … San Diego Vet

 

Plot: Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to it's former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public. Written by Kad   Plot Keywords: Zoo  Inspection  Snake  Blocked Road  Family Relationships   See »

Happy Feet Two

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: Australia

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: George Miller

Tagline: Every step counts.

 

Writers: George Miller, Gary Eck

 

Cast: Carlos Alazraqui … Nestor (voice)
Lombardo Boyar … Raul (voice)
Jeffrey Garcia … Rinaldo (voice)
Johnny A. Sanchez … Lombardo (voice) (as Johnny Sanchez III)
Sofía Vergara … Carmen (voice)
Robin Williams … Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
Elijah Wood … Mumble (voice)
Pink … Gloria (voice)
Ava Acres … Erik (voice)
Benjamin Flores Jr. … Atticus (voice) (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores, Jr.)
Common … Seymour (voice)
Magda Szubanski … Miss Viola (voice)
Hugo Weaving … Noah the Elder (voice)
Brad Pitt … Will the Krill (voice)
Matt Damon … Bill the Krill (voice)

 

Plot: Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Penguin  Sequel  Antarctica  Krill  3D   See »

Arthur Christmas

Friday, November 11th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Peter Baynham (screenplay), Sarah Smith (screenplay)

 

Cast: James McAvoy … Arthur (voice)
Hugh Laurie … Steve (voice)
Bill Nighy … Grandsanta (voice)
Jim Broadbent … Santa (voice)
Imelda Staunton … Mrs. Santa (voice)
Ashley Jensen … Bryony (voice)
Marc Wootton … Peter (voice)
Laura Linney … North Pole Computer (voice)
Eva Longoria … Chief De Silva (voice)
Ramona Marquez … Gwen (voice)
Michael Palin … Ernie Clicker (voice)
Sanjeev Bhaskar … Lead Elf (voice)
Robbie Coltrane … Lead Elf (voice)
Joan Cusack … Lead Elf (voice)
Rhys Darby … Lead Elf (voice)

 

Plot: Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Written by Sony Pictures Animation   Plot Keywords: Christmas  North Pole  High Tech  Christmas Tree  Arrogance   See »

Jack and Jill

Friday, November 11th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director: Dennis Dugan

Tagline: His twin sister is coming for the holidays… …and it ain't pretty.

 

Writers: Adam Sandler (screenplay), Steve Koren (screenplay)

 

Cast: Adam Sandler … Jack Sadelstein / Jill Sadelstein
Al Pacino … Himself
Katie Holmes … Erin Sadelstein
Elodie Tougne … Sofia Sadelstein
Rohan Chand … Gary Sadelstein
Eugenio Derbez … Felipe / Felipe's Grandma
David Spade … Monica
Nick Swardson … Todd
Tim Meadows … Office Worker
Allen Covert … Otto
Norm MacDonald … Funbucket
Geoff Pierson … Carter Simmons
Valerie Mahaffey … Bitsy Simmons
Gary Valentine … Dallas
Dana Carvey … Crazy Puppeteer

 

Plot: Jack Sadelstein is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Written by Columbia Pictures   Plot Keywords: Critically Bashed  Los Angeles California  Actor Playing Female Role  Scene After End Credits  Twin Brother And Sister   See »

Immortals

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: English | Greek (some dialogue)

Director: Tarsem Singh

Tagline: The Gods Need a Hero

 

Writers: Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides

 

Cast: Henry Cavill … Theseus
Mickey Rourke … King Hyperion
Stephen Dorff … Stavros
Freida Pinto … Phaedra
Luke Evans … Zeus
John Hurt … Old Man
Joseph Morgan … Lysander
Anne Day-Jones … Aethra
Greg Bryk … The Monk
Alan Van Sprang … Dareios
Peter Stebbings … Helios
Daniel Sharman … Ares
Isabel Lucas … Athena
Kellan Lutz … Poseidon
Steve Byers … Heracles

 

Plot: Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes… Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: God  Bow  King  Zeus  Soldier   See »

Haywire

Monday, November 7th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Ireland

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Tagline: They left her no choice.

 

Cast: Gina Carano … Mallory Kane
Michael Angarano … Scott
Channing Tatum … Aaron
Debby Lynn Ross … Diner Waitress
Michael Douglas … Coblenz
Antonio Banderas … Rodrigo
Ewan McGregor … Kenneth
Julian Alcaraz … Victor
Eddie J. Fernandez … Barroso
Lluís Botella Pont … Helpful Guy (as Lluís Botella)
Aaron Cohen … Jamie
Maximino Arciniega … Gomez
Anthony Brandon Wong … Jiang
Michael Fassbender … Paul
James Flynn … Hotel Clerk

 

Plot: Beautiful freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Revenge  Rescue  Contractor  SWAT Team  Killing An Animal   See »

The Muppets

Friday, November 4th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: James Bobin

Tagline: Muppet domination

 

Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller

 

Cast: Jason Segel … Gary
Amy Adams … Mary
Chris Cooper … Tex Richman
Rashida Jones … Veronica Martin
Steve Whitmire … Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Eric Jacobson … Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam Eagle / Marvin Suggs (voice)
Dave Goelz … Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf / Kermit Moopet (voice)
Bill Barretta … Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Pepe The Prawn / Bobo / Foozie Bear / Whatnot Farmer / Muppet Gary (voice)
David Rudman … Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Wayne (voice)
Matt Vogel … Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Camilla / Sweetums / 80's Robot / Lew Zealand / Uncle Deadly / Rowlf Moopet / Crazy Harry (voice)
Peter Linz … Walter (voice)
Alan Arkin … Tour Guide
Bill Cobbs … Grandfather
Zach Galifianakis … Hobo Joe
Ken Jeong … 'Punch Teacher' Host

 

Plot: When 3 Muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill under the Muppet Theater for oil, Gary, Mary and Walter set out to find the Muppets who have been split up for years so that they can put on one last show and save the Muppet Theater. Kermit the Frog now lives in his own mansion depressed in Hollywood, The Great Gonzo is a high class plumber at Gonzo's Royal Flush, Fozzie Bear performs with a tribute band called The Moopets, Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, and Animal is at a celebrity anger management rehab center in Santa Barbara. Written by Dre   Plot Keywords: The Muppets  Oil Tycoon  Tribute Band  Bel Air  Brother Brother Relationship   See »

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Friday, November 4th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Tagline: Christmas comes prematurely

 

Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

 

Cast: Patton Oswalt … Mall Santa
Isabella Gielniak … Caren
Kal Penn … Kumar
Austin Bickel … Kid in Line
Inga R. Wilson … Mom in Line (as Inga Wilson)
John Cho … Harold
Bobby Lee … Kenneth Park
Thomas Lennon … Todd (as Tom Lennon)
Amir Blumenfeld … Adrian
Paula Garcés … Maria
Danny Trejo … Mr. Perez
Marvin Cruz … Timo Perez
Allyson Lengers … Wafflebot Kid
Eric Kissack … Wafflebot (voice)
Danneel Ackles … Vanessa (as Danneel Harris)

 

Plot: Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. Written by Mandate Pictures   Plot Keywords: Christmas  Christmas Tree  Stoner  New York City  Raised Middle Finger   See »

J. Edgar

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 137 min

Languages: English

Director: Clint Eastwood

Tagline: The Most Powerful Man in the World

 

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio … J. Edgar Hoover
Josh Hamilton … Robert Irwin
Geoff Pierson … Mitchell Palmer
Cheryl Lawson … Palmer's Wife
Kaitlyn Dever … Palmer's Daughter
Brady Matthews … Inspector
Gunner Wright … Dwight Eisenhower
David A. Cooper … Franklin Roosevelt
Ed Westwick … Agent Smith
Naomi Watts … Helen Gandy
Kelly Lester … Head Secretary
Jack Donner … Edgar's Father
Judi Dench … Annie Hoover
Dylan Burns … Hoover as a Child
Jordan Bridges … Labor Dept. Lawyer

 

Plot: J. Edgar Hoover was the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Written by Warner Brothers   Plot Keywords: Secret  Friend  Robe  FBI Agent  Balcony   See »