sábado, 30 de junho de 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) - Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista

In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Director: RZA
Writers: Eli Roth (screenplay), RZA (screenplay)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, RZA

The Sessions (2012) - John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy

At the age of 36, Mark O'Brien, a man in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Surrogate, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood.

Director: Ben Lewin
Writer: Ben Lewin (screenplay)
Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

sexta-feira, 29 de junho de 2012

Fun Size (2012)

When a troubled but whip-smart teen girl loses her oddball little brother on Halloween, she has one desperate night to track him down.

Director: Josh Schwartz
Writer: Max Werner (screenplay)
Stars: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler

quinta-feira, 28 de junho de 2012

Here Comes the Boom (2012) - Kevin James, Salma Hayek

A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

Director: Frank Coraci
Writers: Kevin James, Rock Reuben
Stars: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler

Epic (2013) - Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Director: Chris Wedge
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler

quarta-feira, 27 de junho de 2012

The Bourne Legacy (2012) - Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Writers: Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Dan Gilroy (screenplay)
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

Arbitrage (2012) - Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Writer: Nicholas Jarecki (screenplay)
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling

terça-feira, 26 de junho de 2012

Alex Cross (2012) - Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Director: Rob Cohen
Writers: Marc Moss (screenplay), Kerry Williamson (screenplay)
Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, Jean Reno, Edward Burns, John C. McGinley

Taken 2 (2012) - Liam Neeson

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton
Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Serbedzija

Robot and Frank (2012)

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his daughter: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

Director: Jake Schreier
Writer: Christopher D. Ford
Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon

Assassin's Bullet (2012) aka Sofia - Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland

Director: Isaac Florentine
Writers: Nancy L. Babine, Elika Portnoy (story)
Stars: Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Elika Portnoy

segunda-feira, 25 de junho de 2012

Unforgivable (2011)

Director: André Téchiné
Writers: André Téchiné (scenario), Mehdi Ben Attia (scenario)
Stars: André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet and Mélanie Thierry

Sacrifice (2012)

Sacrifice (Orphan of Zhao Family): To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose whole clan is massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son, and later becomes intent on seeking vengeance against the minister after the child grows up. For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power, even extending over the king. In a well-planned coup, their mortal enemy TU'AN GU (Wang Xue Qi) slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. However, a solitary Zhao baby survives the massacre, and is hidden and taken home by CHENG YING (Ge You), the doctor who delivered him, to live with his WIFE (Hai Qing) and their own newborn baby. Set on revenge, and raising the Zhao child as his own, Cheng Ying bides his time, enrolling himself and the Zhao orphan (whom he calls Cheng Bo) into the service of the Tu'an Gu household. Tu' an Gu grows very fond of Cheng Bo and makes Cheng Bo his godson...

Director: Kaige Chen
Writer: Ningyu Zhao
Stars: You Ge, Xueqi Wang and Xiaoming Huang

domingo, 24 de junho de 2012

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

This feature-length documentary film follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. To be given a retrospective at one of the world's premiere museums is, for any living artist, the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more - it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: 'But why is this art?'

Director: Matthew Akers
Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay and Klaus Biesenbach

Falling Overnight (2012)

Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot's path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites him to her art show. Elliot welcomes the distraction and as the night descends, Chloe takes him on an intimate and exhilarating journey through the city. But as morning approaches, and Chloe learns of Elliot's condition, the magic of the evening unravels, and they must together face the uncertainty of Elliot's future.

Director: Conrad Jackson
Writers: Aaron Golden, Parker Croft
Stars: Parker Croft, Emilia Zoryan and Barak Hardley

Dredd (2012) aka Judge Dredd

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis
Writers: Carlos Ezquerra (characters), Alex Garland (screenplay)
Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey

Anna Karenina (2012) - Keira Knightley, Jude Law

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald

sexta-feira, 22 de junho de 2012

Hijacked (2012) - Vinnie Jones

A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.

Director: Brandon Nutt
Writers: Declan O'Brien, Brandon Nutt
Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Dominic Purcell, Vinnie Jones, Randy Couture

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) - Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Writers: Rashida Jones (screenplay), Will McCormack (screenplay)
Stars: Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones

Soar Into the Sun (2012)

A South Korean Elite Black Eagles Air Force pilot Tae-hun finds himself transferred to a combat flying unit after a cocky, unplanned, and dangerous air show demonstration. On the first day of his transfer to F15K, he meets Cheol-hui, the unit's own top gun. Tae-hun is free-spirited, whereas Cheol-hui plays by the rules, and the two come into conflict almost immediately. However, Tae-hun quickly befriends his other colleagues: Dae-seo, Yu-jin, and Seok-hyeon. He also falls in love with Se-yeong, who is in charge of maintenance. Tae-hun continues his free-spirited ways and his antics get suspended from duty. Then one day, reconnaissance mission turns into an unexpected incident, ending in Dae-seo's untimely death and Seok-hyeon's disappearance. Initially blaming Cheol-hui for the tragedy, he and Tae-hun eventually come to an emotional understanding. Now the F15K make preparations to stop a war and rescue their missing comrade.

Sellebrity (2012) aka $ellebrity

Celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and in front of the camera.

Director: Kevin Mazur
Stars: Dan Abrams, Jennifer Aniston and Marc Anthony

Soldiers of Fortune (2012) - Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Sean Bean

Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky
Writers: Robert Crombie, Alexandre Coscas
Stars: Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Jon Barton, Sean Bean, Elena Beuca, James Cromwell

Exit Humanity (2012)

A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Director: John Geddes
Writer: John Geddes
Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson and Dee Wallace

quinta-feira, 21 de junho de 2012

V/H/S (2012)

A POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. A group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner
Writers: Glenn McQuaid, David Bruckner
Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes and Adam Wingard

The Master (2012) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

quarta-feira, 20 de junho de 2012

Pitch Perfect (2012) - Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

A comedy set in the middle of a war between rival a cappella groups and centered on a rebellious girl who joins one of the groups as an escape from her unhappy life at school.

Director: Jason Moore
Writers: Kay Cannon (screenplay), Jeffrey Roda
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) - Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr

Monsters University (2013) aka Monsters Inc 2

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) - Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Sinister (2012) - Ethan Hawke

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Scott Derrickson (screenplay), C. Robert Cargill
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)

Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Writers: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Stars: Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis and Jennifer Lafleur

The Helpers (2012)

Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down near a rest-stop motel, where they encounter a seemingly helpful group of people. Convinced to stay overnight, the friends wake up in their rooms to a gruesome and bloody terror.

Director: Chris Stokes
Stars: Kristen Quintrall, Denyce Lawton and Christopher Jones

The Queen of Versailles (2012)

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Jackie Siegel and David Siegel

La femme du Vème (2011) aka The Woman in the Fifth - Ethan Hawke

American writer Tom Ricks comes to Paris desperate to put his life together again and win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. When things don't go according to plan, he ends up in a shady hotel in the suburbs, having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into his life and things start looking up. Their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events... as if an obscure power was taking control of his life.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Writers: Douglas Kennedy (book), Pawel Pawlikowski (screenplay)
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig

The Thieves Korean (2012) - Choi Dong-hun

terça-feira, 19 de junho de 2012

Trishna (2012) - Freida Pinto

Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 'Trishna' tells the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed) who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. After an accident destroys her father's Jeep, Trishna goes to work for Jay, and they fall in love. But despite their feelings for each other, they cannot escape the conflicting pressures of a rural society which is changing rapidly through industrialisation, urbanisation and, above all, education. Trishna's tragedy is that she is torn between the traditions of her family life and the dreams and ambitions that her education has given her.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: Thomas Hardy (novel) (Tess of the d'Urbervilles)
Stars: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed and Kalki Koechlin

La nouvelle guerre des boutons (2011) aka War of the Buttons

Two rival gangs of kids from different French villages engage in a merciless play war.

Director: Christophe Barratier
Writers: Christophe Barratier (screenplay) (dialogue), Thomas Langmann (screenplay)
Stars: Jean Texier, Clément Godefroy and Théophile Baquet

Decisions (2011)

When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want the money back and will go to any lengths to get it! Things go wrong quickly as bullets start to fly and the group finds that one thing affects another and discover that the voice of reason is not always what it appears to be.

Director: Jensen LeFlore
Writers: Julius LeFlore, Anthony Vitale
Stars: Corey Haim, Anthony Vitale and Matt Medrano

Beyond (2012) - Jon Voight

A detective teams with a tabloid psychic to track down a missing child.

Director: Josef Rusnak
Writer: Gregory Gieras
Stars: Jon Voight, Teri Polo and Julian Morris

Nobels testamente (2012) aka Last Will

While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her... See full synopsis »

Director: Peter Flinth
Writers: Pernilla Oljelund (screenplay), Liza Marklund (novel)
Stars: Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman and Leif Andrée

Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang
Writer: Joe Kelly
Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette and Dee Bradley Baker

Dead Season (2012)

When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a new life. What they find is unrelenting horror. Beyond the hordes of the flesh-hungry undead, the other people already on the island force the pair into a fight-or-die battle amongst themselves. Armed only with crude weapons, they must descend to savagery and cutthroat tactics just to make it through each day.

Director: Adam Deyoe
Writers: Joshua Klausner (screenplay), Loren Semmens (screenplay)
Stars: James C. Burns, Scott Peat and Marissa Merrill

Red Rose of Normandy (2011)

Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in his Tiger Tank and saves the day. Once wounded, Klaus is transferred to Normandy to serve under Field Marshal Rommel just days before the Allied invasion. Much to his surprise, he finds that his beloved Klaudia is also stationed nearby as a field nurse. Unfortunately, so is her father, who is working with the French resistance and now finds himself pursued by the ruthless Gestapo officer Brahms, whose search leads him to Klaus and Klaudia attempting a rescue. They are caught and imprisoned. As D-Day begins and the Allies attack from the beaches and the sky, they escape from the prison, fighting the Gestapo in the middle of the biggest invasion in world history...

Director: Tino Struckmann
Writers: Vito Lapiccola, Tino Struckmann
Stars: Tino Struckmann, Damian Chapa and Jack Dimich

Dam999 (2011)

The story revolves around the central edifice in this movie, a 100 year old Dam built by British during their colonial days in India . Like a Dam, each character in this movie, holds back their emotions for various reasons, eventually the DAM breaks along with that of its characters drawing the audience to gripping climax. The numerical 999 has got great importance in British Colonial Indian historical pages. The story reveals the concealed truth of India's age old myths and science.

Director: Sohan Roy
Writers: Rob Tobin (contributing writer), Sohan Roy
Stars: Joshua Fredric Smith, Megha Burman and Linda Arsenio

Wu xia (2011) aka Swordsmen

A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.

Director: Peter Chan
Writer: Oi Wah Lam
Stars: Kara Hui, Wu Jiang and Takeshi Kaneshiro

Ronal Barbaren (2011) aka Ronal the Barbarian

Fantasy comedy about young Ronal who lives in a barbarian village. Ronal is weak, skinny and doesn't have the usual barbarian traits like everyone else and therefore is considered a laughing stock. But one day his village gets attacked, his tribe kidnapped by the evil Volcazar. Ronal decides to save his tribe and defeat Volcazar and on his way he must survive many dangerous situations...

Directors: Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen
Writers: Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen (idea)
Stars: Anders Juul, Hadi Ka-Koush and Lærke Winther Andersen

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul

Plan C (2012)

Ronald Plasmeyer (Ruben Van Der Meer) is a small-time Amsterdam detective, struggling with financial problems because of his gambling habit. When the Chinese crime boss Hao threatens Ronald's ex-wife and son to get his money back, Ronald comes up with a plan that will solve all his problems. Ronald enlists two petty criminals (Ton Kas and René Van 't Hof) to rob an illegal poker tournament he's taking part in, providing him with a perfect alibi. Quick, simple and non-violent; the plan is foolproof... until people start getting killed. Soon, Ronald's partners take off with the money, leaving him empty handed. To make matters worse Ronald's colleagues in the police force begin to suspect him of the robbery, setting the stage for a nerve-racking game of cat and mouse. Ronald is all-in... holding the worst hand of his life.

Director: Max Porcelijn
Writer: Max Porcelijn
Stars: Ruben van der Meer, René van 't Hof and Ton Kas

Hemel (2012)

During her nightly escapades Hemel searches for the difference between sex and love. Sometimes she leads, sometimes the men with whom she sleeps. The most important person in Hemel's life is Gijs, her father, who works in an auction house. After the early passing of her mother Hemel grew up with him alone. Just like Hemel, Gijs is restless and isn't committed to anyone except for his daughter. This changes when Gijs falls in love with the young auctioneer Sophie.

Director: Sacha Polak
Writer: Helena van der Meulen (screenplay)
Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet and Rifka Lodeizen

Un été brûlant (2011) aka That Summer - Monica Bellucci

Director: Philippe Garrel
Writers: Marc Cholodenko (scenario), Philippe Garrel (scenario)
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel and Céline Sallette

Patagonia Rising (2010)

Patagonia Rising investigates a plan to build five large hydroelectric dams on two of the worlds purest free flowing rivers in Patagonia, Chile. Tracing the hydro-logic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of future energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

Director: Brian Lilla
Stars: Lalo Romero

quinta-feira, 14 de junho de 2012

Keyhole (2012)

In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence tow­ing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journey­ing through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. His odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the strange nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.

Director: Guy Maddin
Writers: George Toles (screenplay), Guy Maddin (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)

Many years ago, hundreds of locals and tourists were massacred by giant man-eating sharks in the infamous 1916 Jersey Shore attacks. But that's just a legend... or is it? It's a holiday weekend on the Jersey Shore and, unbeknownst to anyone, underwater drills have attracted dozens of albino bull sharks to the pier. When a man goes missing, TC (The Complication), Nookie and friends fear the worst and plead with the police chief to close down the beach. It isn't until a famous singer is eaten alive during a performance on the pier that the shark hunt begins. Now, the Preppies must work together with the Guidos in order to save the Jersey Shore and its inhabitants from another vicious slaughter.

Director: John Shepphird
Writers: Jeffrey Schenck (story), Peter Sullivan (story)
Stars: Jeremy Luc, Melissa Molinaro, Jack Scalia, Paul Sorvino

Endhiran (2010)

Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's fiancée Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and turns on his creator.

Director: S. Shankar
Writers: S. Shankar (screenplay), Sujatha
Stars: Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa

For the Love of Money (2012) - Edward Furlong, James Caan

Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where a young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. The casino is a haven for unsavory characters who seek to corrupt him to their way of life. When the violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions to become a young entrepreneur by developing small businesses, purchasing real estate, and running an auto repair shop. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chaneac), luck seems to be on his side. However, it isn't long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow him every step of the way...

Director: Ellie Kanner
Writers: Jenna Mattison (screenplay), Michael Micco (story)
Stars: Edward Furlong, James Caan, Jonathan Lipnicki, Oded Fehr, Jeffrey Tambor

Doodslag (2012)

Max's ambulance is being held up by a small gang whose friend has a minor injury. Max, on his way to a woman who is giving birth with complications, hits a boy trying to unblock the road. The boy dies in the hospital while in the next room the baby and mother survive. Is max a hero or a murderer?

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Writer: Marcel Lenssen
Stars: Theo Maassen, Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Maryam Hassouni

For a Good Time, Call... (2012) - Justin Long

Lauren and Katie, college frenemies with a mutual good friend, move in together at age 28 in order to afford an amazing Gramercy Park apartment. The unlikely pair start a phone sex line and become best friends while learning about this hilarious world of vibrators, fake orgasms and nighttime callers. When the hot line is hung up and reality comes calling, the most meaningful relationship of their lives is put to the test.

Director: Jamie Travis
Writers: Lauren Miller, Katie Anne Naylon
Stars: Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long

Big Easy Express (2012)

Folk rock and bluegrass musicians Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes travel together by train from San Francisco to New Orleans in the spring of 2011.

Director: Emmett Malloy
Stars: Ted Dwane, Alex Ebert and Ben Lovett

Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)

Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.

Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin
Stars: Jean Carlos Batista, John Leguizamo and Miguel Angel Sano

terça-feira, 12 de junho de 2012

Headshot (2011)

This Thai crime noir tells the story of Tul, a hitman who wakes up from a coma to realize that he's now seeing everything upside down. Tul wants to quit but in instead recruited to join a secret organization that gets ride of crooked politicians untouched by the law.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Writers: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (screenplay), Win Lyovarin (novel)
Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Sirin Horwang and Chanokporn Sayoungkul

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France
Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman
Stars: Bill Bahlman, David Barr and Gregg Bordowitz

The FP (2011)

Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park -- a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution."

Directors: Brandon Trost, Jason Trost
Writers: Brandon Trost, Jason Trost (story)
Stars: Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy and Art Hsu

Americano (2011) - Salma Hayek

AMERICANO, Mathieu Demy's directorial debut, is both an homage tohis famous parents, filmmakers Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy, and a work thatstands entirely on its own. A deeply moving drama about inheritance andlegacy that deftly mines the past of a true-life filmmaking family,AMERICANO weaves a mesmerizing fictional narrative about coming to termswith unattended grief and uncomfortable pasts.

Director: Mathieu Demy
Writer: Mathieu Demy
Stars: Mathieu Demy, Salma Hayek and Geraldine Chaplin

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Director: Alison Klayman
Writer: Alison Klayman
Stars: Danqing Chen, Ying Gao and Changwei Gu

Alien Tornado (2012)

Aliens invade the Earth using electromagnetic tornadoes as a weapon of mass destruction. Brilliant high school student with his father and blogger involved in the study of tornadoes struggling against time to prevent a huge disaster and defeat the conquest of the planet.

Director: Jeff Burr
Writer: Paul A. Birkett
Stars: Stacey Asaro, Jeff Fahey and Emily D. Haley

segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012

Alps (2012) aka Alpeis

Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Giorgos Lanthimos (screenplay), Efthymis Filippou (screenplay)
Stars: Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris and Ariane Labed

Kumaré (2011)

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi
Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Purva Bedi and Kristen Calgaro

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

Director: Robert B. Weide
Writer: Robert B. Weide
Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson and Marshall Brickman

The Collapsed (2011)

In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive against insurmountable odds. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home, Dover's Bend. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries.

Director: Justin McConnell
Writers: Justin McConnell (screenplay), Kevin Hutchinson (co-story)
Stars: John Fantasia, Steve Vieira and Anna Ross

Snow on Tha Bluff (2012)

The story of Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow, who stole a camera from some college kids in a dope deal and made a documentary about his life.

Director: Damon Russell
Writers: Damon Russell, Curtis Snow (co-writer)
Stars: Cat Erickson, Adrienne Lockett and Curtis Lockett

USS Seaviper (2012)

The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island near Sumatra, but the ship is left in the hands of Mister Cutter, after the Executive Officer is injured in battle. A conflict between Cutter and the Chief of the Boat puts the submarine in jeopardy. Seaviper is trapped below the surface, with decreasing oxygen, and a Japanese destroyer hunting them from above. Damage to the boat also leave her survival in question. They must fight the Japanese destroyer and get the information about U-235 back to Pearl Harbor.

Director: Ralph A. Villani
Writer: Lynanne Rockhill
Stars: Tim Large, Jeremy King and Robb Maus

sábado, 9 de junho de 2012

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

Lars Olafssen, once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny, is now an ungracefully aging hipster who desperately wants his meal ticket back. But Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost - his inspiration is carnage - blood, guts and limbs. Not surprisingly, this lead to a dreadful breakdown in the past. Nevertheless, an eager Ronny arranges a teaching job for Lars at an art school in Koda Lake, a small Canadian town in the middle of nowhere. It's a "therapeutic" measure for Lars - a means to conquer his need to paint in the "safety" of a country retreat... That is, until Eddie comes into his life.

Director: Boris Rodriguez
Writers: Alex Epstein (story), Jonathan Rannells
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith and Georgina Reilly

sexta-feira, 8 de junho de 2012

Flight (2012) - Denzel Washington, John Goodman - Robert Zemeckis

An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: John Gatins (screenplay)
Stars: Denzel Washington, James Badge Dale, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

Django Unchained (2012) - Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson - Quentin Tarantino

Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz

quinta-feira, 7 de junho de 2012

Róza (2012) aka Rose

A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor against plundering Poles who found themselves in desperate straits. The law of the jungle had replaced the rule of law. Help arrives for Rose in the form of Tadeusz, a former officer in the Polish Home Army who survived the Warsaw uprising and is attempting to hide his identity.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Writer: Michal Szczerbic
Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Kinga Preis and Marian Dziedziel

Léa (2011) - Bruno Rolland

Au cinéma le 6 juillet. Léa vit au Havre, va à la fac, s'occupe seule de sa grand-mère et, pour boucler les fins de mois, travaille comme serveuse dans une boite de nuit. Mais Léa rêve d'une autre vie. Son admission à l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris va précipiter ses décisions, mais cela coûte cher. Léa décide alors de devenir strip-teaseuse. Le jour, elle apprend à Sciences Po les « vertus de l'économie libérale ». La nuit, dans une boite de strip-tease Parisienne « chic », elle les pratique.

Director: Bruno Rolland
Writers: Anne Azoulay, Bruno Rolland
Stars: Anne Azoulay, Ginette Garcin and Eric Elmosnino

Süskind (2012)

During WWII, a member of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam finds a way to spare children from deportation to the death camps.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg
Writers: Rudolf van den Berg, Chris W. Mitchell
Stars: Karl Markovics, Tygo Gernandt and Katja Herbers

360 (2012) - Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins

Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Writer: Peter Morgan (screenplay)
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins

Billi Pig (2012) - Selton Mello

The aspiring actress Marivalda, her husband Wanderley, a bankrupt insurance broker and a false priest do their best to get along in life. But they end up in the hands of a drug boss, whose daughter they promised to save the life of, hit in a shooting at a party in São Cristóvão. A huge cash reward is at stake and now all three have to chase the promised miracle.

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Writers: José Eduardo Belmonte (screenplay), Ronaldo D'Oxum (screenplay)
Stars: Selton Mello, Grazielli Massafera and Milton Gonçalves

Patang (2011) aka The Kite

In the city of Ahmadabad, six people are taken on an extraordinary journey during India's largest kite festival. Each year a million kites circle the skies of the old city. Wishing to share the festival's colorful splendor with his daughter, a thriving Delhi businessman takes her on a surprise trip to his childhood home. Yet among the music, fireworks, and light stirs thick emotions and fading dreams. He is forced to mend the broken relationships he left behind. A story of healing and renewal illustrated by actors and non-actors respectively, Patang offers a startling array of beauty and pain stirring among the kites in the sky.

Director: Prashant Bhargava
Writers: James Townsend, Prashant Bhargava (screenplay)
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mukkund Shukla and Seema Biswas

Holy Motors (2012)

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man...

Director: Leos Carax
Writer: Leos Carax
Stars: Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue and Denis Lavant

quarta-feira, 6 de junho de 2012

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman

Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Silverman), a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade?

Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch

terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2012

The Mad Cow (2012) aka Branded - Leelee Sobieski, Max von Sydow

Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

Directors: Jamie Bradshaw, Aleksandr Dulerayn
Writers: Aleksandr Dulerayn, Jamie Bradshaw
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Max von Sydow, Ed Stoppard, Jeffrey Tambor

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) - Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets and self-discovery.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Writers: Joseph Muszynski, Christina Mengert
Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford,

Grassroots (2012) - Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore

After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Writers: Stephen Gyllenhaal (screenplay), Justin Rhodes (screenplay)
Stars: Cobie Smulders, Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Christopher McDonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Tom Arnold

Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011) aka Få meg på, for faen

In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Writers: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, Olaug Nilssen (novel)
Stars: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde and Henriette Steenstrup

The Last Reef (2012)

From the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP and the award-winning film Wild Ocean, The Last Reef is an uplifting, inspirational large-format and 3D cinema experience capturing one of nature's more vibrant and diverse wonderlands. Exotic coral reefs, vibrant sea walls in the sub-arctic pulsating with anemones and crustaceans: these biodiversity hot spots are as vital to our lives as the rainforests. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas using groundbreaking 3D cinematography, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore the connection of our cities on land with the ocean's complex, parallel world of the coral reefs beneath the sea.

Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Writers: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - Logan Lerman, Emma Watson

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky Writers: Stephen Chbosky (novel), Stephen Chbosky (screenplay)
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Skew (2011)

When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between the three close friends. Each one of them must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed...and recorded.

Director: Sevé Schelenz
Writer: Sevé Schelenz
Stars: Rob Scattergood, Amber Lewis and Richard Olak

Paraísos Artificiais (2012)

Director: Marcos Prado
Writers: Pablo Padilla, Cristiano Gualda
Stars: Nathalia Dill, Luca Bianchi and Lívia de Bueno

Battle Force (2012)

In the thick of WWII, the 1st Special Service Force unit is called to duty on a secret rescue mission. Challenged by Nazis at every turn, our band of heroes bunker in a bombed out city and race against time to relay a message that is crucial to the Allies invasion of Sicily. Cornered and caught between a rock and a hard place, they only have one option: fire more bullets!

Director: Scott Martin
Writer: Scott Martin
Stars: Scott Martin, Clint Glenn Hummel and Tony Pauletto

Inseparable (2012) - Kevin Spacey

A young man with problems at home and work befriends his odd neighbor.

Director: Dayyan Eng
Writer: Dayyan Eng
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu and Beibi Gong

Citadel (2012)

Tommy Cowley is a young father inflicted with chronic agoraphobia since his wife was brutally attacked by a gang of a twisted feral children. Trapped in the dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown, he finds himself terrorised by the same gang, who now seem intent on taking his baby daughter. Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, Tommy sets out to learn the nightmarish truth surrounding these hooded children. He also discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most - the abandoned tower block known as the Citadel.

Director: Ciaran Foy
Writer: Ciaran Foy
Stars: James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard and Wunmi Mosaku

West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

Director: Amy Berg
Writers: Billy McMillin, Amy Berg
Stars: Jason Baldwin, Lorris Davis and Julie Ann Doan

Un monstre à Paris (2011) aka A Monster in Paris

Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an oversized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.

Director: Bibo Bergeron
Writers: Bibo Bergeron, Stéphane Kazandjian (screenplay)
Stars: Mathieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis and Gad Elmaleh

sábado, 2 de junho de 2012

Cassadaga (2012)

Devastated by the death of her younger sister, Lily Morel seeks solace at the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of finding closure, she contacts something else - the vengeful ghost of a murdered young woman. With her life crumbling all-around her, Lily races to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman's death - a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer known only as "Geppetto".

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Writers: Bruce Wood (story), Bruce Wood (screenplay)
Stars: Louise Fletcher, Kevin Alejandro and Lucius Baston

Axed (2012)

With the world in financial turmoil, Kurt Wendell has lost his top job in the city but cannot bear to tell his family the dreadful truth. Luckily he's a man who knows how to make serious cutbacks... Granting his children a day off school and his wife a day off work, Kurt drives the whole family to a remote spot, miles from civilization. Little do they know what he has in store for them... One last bit of business, a final project that is both sinister and deadly, involving his wife, his children, and the savagely beaten man trapped in the attic... It's not only Kurt Wendell that's getting AXED, as his ex-boss and his horrified family are about to find out, one by one.

Director: Ryan Lee Driscoll
Writer: Ryan Lee Driscoll
Stars: Jonathan Hansler, Andrea Gordon and Nicola Posener

Freelancers (2012) - Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent

The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

Director: Jessy Terrero
Writer: L. Philippe Casseus
Stars: Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Beau Garrett

The Babymakers (2012) - Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn

After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow
Stars: Olivia Munn, Aisha Tyler and Paul Schneider