Archive for April, 2012

The Five-Year Engagement

Friday, April 27th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jason Segel (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay)

 

Cast: Jason Segel … Tom Solomon
Emily Blunt … Violet Barnes
Chris Pratt … Alex Eilhauer
Alison Brie … Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer
Lauren Weedman … Chef Sally
Mimi Kennedy … Carol Solomon
David Paymer … Pete Solomon
Jacki Weaver … Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes
Jim Piddock … George Barnes
Eric Scott Cooper … B&B Manager
Dakota Johnson … Audrey
Jane Carr … Grandma Katherine
Clement von Franckenstein … Grandpa Baba
Michael Ensign … Grandpa Harold
Madge Levinson … Grandma Leonora

 

Plot: Exactly one year after Tom Solomon meets Violet Barnes, he surprises her with a ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Hyphen In Title  Sous Chef  Wedding Plans  Punctuation In Title  Number In Title

The Decoy Bride

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2012

Country: UK

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English | Gaelic

Director: Sheree Folkson

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Writers: Sally Phillips (story), Sally Phillips

 

Cast: Danny Bage … Hotel Doorman
Dylan Moran … Charley
Hannah Bourne … Chloe
Michael Urie … Steve Korbitz
Sally Phillips … Emma
Alice Eve … Lara Tyler
David Tennant … James Arber
Federico Castelluccio … Marco Ballani
Kelly Macdonald … Katie NicAoidh
Maureen Beattie … Iseabail NicAoidh
Muriel Barker … Mrs. Grainie
Jeannie Fisher … Aileen
Hamish Clark … Angus
James Fleet … William
Sally Howitt … Muireen

 

Plot: When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Genres: Comedy  Drama

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: Japanese

Director: David Gelb

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Cast: Jiro Ono … Himself
Yoshikazu Ono … Himself

 

Plot: In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. Written by anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Sushi  Name In Title  Subject Name In Title  Sushi Restaurant  Food Name In Title   See »

Knuckle

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2012

Country: UK | Ireland

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Ian Palmer

Tagline: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.

 

Cast: James Quinn McDonagh
Michael Quinn McDonagh
Paddy Quinn McDonagh
Ian Palmer … Narrator

 

Plot: An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.

13

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Géla Babluani

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Writers: Géla Babluani (screenplay), Greg Pruss (screenplay)

 

Cast: Sam Riley … Vince Ferro
Alice Barrett … Leanne Ferro (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)
Gaby Hoffmann … Clara Ferro
Jason Statham … Jasper
Stephen Beach … Nick Ferro
Mickey Rourke … Jefferson
Michael Berry Jr. … William
Michael Shannon … Henry
Mike D'Onofrio … Frank (as Michael D'Onofrio)
Starla Benford … Dr. Anna Cummings
Ray Winstone … Ronald Lynn Bagges
Daisy Tahan … Jenny Ferro
Carlos Reig-Plaza … Warden
Forrest Griffin … Joey Blarro
Ed Bergtold … Cop #1

 

Plot: In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince find instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Surgery  Ohio  Electrician  Overdose  Cell Phone   See »

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: Sweden

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English | Swedish

Director: Göran Olsson

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Cast: Erykah Badu … (voice)
Harry Belafonte
Elaine Brown … Herself (archive footage)
Courtney Callender … Himself (archive footage)
Mable Carmichael … Herself (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael
Eldridge Cleaver … Himself (archive footage)
Kathleen Cleaver … (voice)
Angela Davis
Emile de Antonio … Himself (archive footage)
Louis Farrakhan … Himself (archive footage)
Danny Glover
Martin Luther King … Himself (archive footage)
Talib Kweli
Lewis H. Michaux … Himself (archive footage)

 

Plot: Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Power  Black Power  United States  1970s  Structural Racism   See »

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2012

Country: China | USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English | Chinese

Director: Wayne Wang

Tagline:

 

Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Ronald Bass (screenplay)

 

Cast: Russell Wong … Bank CEO
Bingbing Li … Nina / Lily
Archie Kao … Sebastian
Gianna Jun … Snow Flower / Sophia
Coco Chiang … Anna
Hu Qing Yun … Mrs. Liao
Shi Ping Cao … Mr. Wei
Ruijia Zhang … Mrs. Wei
Vivian Wu … Aunt
Zhebing Gong … Professor
Lilia Zhou … Nurse
Congmeng Guo … Little Lily
Danping Shen … Lily's Mother
Yan Dai … Little Snow Flower
Yulan Xu … Snow Flower's Mother

 

Plot: In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or "old sames" – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Fan  Character Name In Title

Immigration Tango

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: David Burton Morris

Tagline: It takes 4 to tango.

 

Writers: Martin L. Kelley (screenplay), Martin L. Kelley (story)

 

Cast: Elika Portnoy … Elena Dubrovnik
McCaleb Burnett … Mike White
Carlos Leon … Carlos Sanchez
Ashley Wolfe … Betty Bristol
Avery Sommers … Ms. Ravencourt
Beth Glover … Jill White
Steve DuMouchel … Harold White
Kristen Dawn McCorkell … Sarah White
Brett Golov … Mr. Geneva
Danielle Lilley … Receptionist
Noelle Conners … Female Supervisor
Bruce Linser … Pool Buddy
Claudia Buckley … Law Professor
Matt Levine … INS Agent #1
Larry Zience … INS Agent #2

 

Plot: An American couple and a foreign couple test the limits of friendship and love when they switch partners and get married for green cards. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Green Card  Friendship

Hysteria

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2012

Country: UK | France | Germany | Luxembourg

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: Tanya Wexler

Tagline:

 

Writers: Stephen Dyer (story), Stephen Dyer

 

Cast: Hugh Dancy … Dr. Mortimer Granville
Maggie Gyllenhaal … Charlotte Dalrymple
Jonathan Pryce … Dr. Robert Dalrymple
Felicity Jones … Emily Dalrymple
Rupert Everett … Lord Edmund St. John-Smythe
Ashley Jensen … Fanny
Sheridan Smith … Molly the Lolly Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dominic Borrelli … Man at Edwards
Anna Chancellor
Kim Criswell … Mrs. Castellari
Georgie Glen
Elisabet Johannesdottir … Mrs. Pearce
Gemma Jones
Kate Linder … Lady Cherwill
Teresa Mahoney … Woman1 Queuing

 

Plot: A romantic comedy based on the truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Vibrator  Invention  Trial  Court Trial  Physician   See »

Jesus Henry Christ

Friday, April 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dennis Lee

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dennis Lee (screenplay), Dennis Lee (short film)

 

Cast: Toni Collette … Patricia Herman
Michael Sheen … Dr. Slavkin O'Hara
Jason Spevack … Henry James Herman
Samantha Weinstein … Audrey O'Hara
Frank Moore … Stan Herman
Aaron Abrams … Tanner Stewart
Melyssa Ade … Kindergarten Teacher
Dewshane Williams … Malcolm
Paul Braunstein … Dr. Gunther Flowers
Hannah Brigden … Young Patricia Herman
Luca Castricone … Boy on Bus
Mark Caven … President Sullivan
Roger Clown … Proctor #2
Devan Cohen … Young Henry Herman
Drew Davis … Young Henry's classmate

 

Plot: At the age of ten, Henry James Hermin, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Boy  Feminist  Mother  Note  Remake By Original Director   See »