Archives for: September 2011

09/23/11

The Trip 2011

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

When Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People, Tropic Thunder) is asked by The Observer to tour the country s finest restaurants,he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany
him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon (A Cock and Bull Story). As the brilliant comic duo, freestyling with flair, drive each other mad with constant
competition and showdowns of competing impressions of famous celebrities, the ultimate odd couple realize in the end a rich amount about not only good food, but the nature of fame, relationships and their own lives. (IFC Films)


Certified Copy 2011
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Claude Carrier

From acclaimed director Abbis Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us) comes the story of a couple's apparent chance meeting in beautiful Tusccany. He (William Shimell) is a British author in town to talk about his new book. She (Juliette Binoche) is a French gallery owner in search of originality. Together they tour the local galleries, cafes and museums and discover that nothing is quite what it seems and truth, like art, is always open to interpretation. A captivating film, Certified Copy marries post-modern reality games with mature romantic comedy in a single playful and provocative package.(Mongrel Films)
A mix of English/French/Italian dialogue with English subtitles


09/21/11

Sinbad and the Minotaur 2011
Directed by Karl Zwicky
Starring: Manu Bennett, Steven Grives

While on a dangerous quest for a legendary treasure, Sinbad (Manu Bennett) steals an ancient relic from the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. After deciphering its clues, Sinbad ventures into the underground labyrinth where he must face the deadly Minotaur beast.(American World Pictures)


The Best and the Brightest 2010
Directed by Josh Shelov
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST follows a fresh-faced couple, Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother) and Samantha (Bonnie Somerville, The Ugly Truth), and the lengths they must go to in order to get their daughter into a New York City private kindergarten.
An oddball consultant, Sue Lemon (Amy Sedaris, Strangers with Candy), gets them an interview, but it s based on a lie: that Jeff is a renowned poet, instead of the humdrum computer programmer he is in real life. Keeping this ridiculous lie aloft proves more and more difficult, as Jeff is forced to play the role of a raunchy sexting poet for the entire school board.
Featuring an all-star cast including Christopher McDonald (Harry s Law), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), John Hodgman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat), THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST offers a refreshingly adult twist on contemporary parenting.(FlatIron)


Stake Land 2010
Directed by Jim Mickle
Starring: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici

America has fallen. A vampiric scourge sweeps the nation, turning brother on brother and parent on child as the blood-hungry beasts take deeper and deeper hold upon the land. It s hard for the survivors to know whether to be more afraid of the creatures themselves or the violent religious groups that have sprung up in response, but there is clearly only one choice: fight or die.

Connor Paolo (GOSSIP GIRL) stars as Martin, a young man traveling with only his taciturn mentor a hardened fighter known simply as Mister as protection against this blasted earth in search of the rumoured safe haven of New Eden. Winner of the Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and hailed as the American horror film of the year (Todd Brown, TwitchFilm.com), STAKE LAND establishes director Jim Mickle as a leader in the new generation of horror. (Darksky Films)


Laugh to Keep from Crying 2011
Directed by Tyler Perry
Starring: Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Chandra Currelley-Young

The story is based on life's struggles in the heart of the neighborhood. With his diverse cast, the production focuses on how to raise and understand teenagers in a society that is out of control; how does one understand and protect young people; how do you manage to keep a roof over your head when you lose your job and your retirement; where do you find a bed of roses when there is so much pain? (Lionsgate)


09/19/11

The Last Godfather 2010
Directed by Hyung Rae Shim
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Hyung Rae Shim

Mob boss Don Carini (Harvey Keitel) is retiring from the Mafia business – but when he gathers the family to announce his heir, the Don surprises everyone by anointing his goofy adopted son Young-gu (Hyung-Rae Shim) as the next godfather. With everyone gunning for his job – and his father pressuring him to succeed – will Young-gu overcome his enemies and rise to become the head of the family before he winds up snoring with the fishes?(Amazon)


09/16/11

From Dusk Till Dawn 1998
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Starring: George Clooney, Harvy Keitel

It's nonstop thrills when George Clooney (THE PERFECT STORM, THREE KINGS) and Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) star as the Gecko brothers -- two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel -- U-571) and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis -- NATURAL BORN KILLERS), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive! (Amazon)


Love Wedding Marriage 2011
Directed by Dermot Mulroney
Starring: Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz

Mandy Moore stars as Eva, a newlywed who has it all: a successful career as a top marriage counselor, a hot husband (Kellan Lutz of The Twilight Saga) and the answers to everything. But when she finds out that her parents (Jane Seymour and James Brolin) are getting a divorce and her hubby has neglected to mention his first wife, Eva s perfect world begins to crumble. Is true love little more than a fairy tale or is marriage really just an institution for the committed? Jessica Szhor (Gossip Girl), Michael Weston (House) and Christopher Lloyd co-star in this sexy and surprising romantic comedy from the producers of My Life In Ruins and The Wedding Date. (Amazon)


Camp Hell 2010
Directed by George VanBuskirk
Starring: Dana Delany, Andrew McCarthy

At the end of every summer, the children of a local community attend Camp Hope. While teaching them the ways of a proper society, one teacher leads them, unknowingly, into a world of evil. As deep dark secrets are exposed about Camp Hope, the children’s bodies slowly start to be taken over by something evil. What was supposed to be a safe summer camp has now turned into a nightmare that not even faith can end. (Amazon)


Tracker 2010
Directed by Ian Sharp
Starring: Ray Winstone, Temuera Norrison

An ex-war soldier has just returned to his beloved country and is quickly sent back out to track a man accused of killing a fellow s oldier. While hunting through the country land he captures his fugitive only to learn that he’s innocent of his accused crime. When faced with the life changing decision to turn him in or set him free only one man will walk away alive. (Amazon)






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