terça-feira, 31 de julho de 2012

The Big Wedding (2012) - Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried

A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Director: Justin Zackham
Writer: Justin Zackham
Stars: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon

Skyfall (2012) aka 007 James Bond 23 - Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem

Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Ian Fleming (characters), John Logan (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench

segunda-feira, 30 de julho de 2012

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Director: Michael J. Bassett
Writer: Michael J. Bassett
Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell

The Tall Man (2012) - Jessica Biel

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland and Stephen McHattie

sexta-feira, 27 de julho de 2012

Side by Side (2012)

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally
Writer: Christopher Kenneally
Stars: James Cameron, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Keanu Reeves, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier, Andy Wachowski

Jack and Diane (2012) - Juno Temple

Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.

Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray
Stars: Juno Temple, Riley Keough and Dane DeHaan

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

Set in a 19th century village, a young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of hunters on the trail of a wolf-like creature.

Director: Louis Morneau
Writers: Michael Tabb (screenplay), Catherine Cyran (screenplay)
Stars: Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn and Nia Peeples

A Royal Affair (2012) aka En kongelig affære - Mads Mikkelsen

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Writers: Bodil Steensen-Leth (novel), Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay)
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and Alicia Vikander

Samsara (2012)

Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke
Writers: Ron Fricke (concept and treatment), Mark Magidson (concept and treatment)

The Oranges (2011) - Hugh Laurie

A guy falls for the daughter of a family friend, making life just a bit awkward for himself and the family.

Director: Julian Farino
Writers: Ian Helfer (screenplay), Jay Reiss (screenplay)
Stars: Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Adam Brody

Cloud Atlas (2012) - Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving - Andy Wachowski

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Writers: Tom Tykwer (screenplay), Andy Wachowski (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Keith David

quinta-feira, 26 de julho de 2012

You've Been Trumped (2012) - Donald Trump

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter
Stars: Michael Forbes and Donald Trump

Chained (2012) - Vincent D'Onofrio

Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Writers: Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Damian O'Donnell
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren and Julia Ormond

About Cherry (2012) - James Franco, Heather Graham

A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.

Director: Stephen Elliott
Writers: Lorelei Lee (screenplay), Stephen Elliott (screenplay)
Stars: James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel

quarta-feira, 25 de julho de 2012

Falling Overnight (2011)

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

Life of Pi (2012) - Ang Lee

Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.

Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Yann Martel (novel), David Magee (screenplay)
Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tobey Maguire, Gérard Depardieu

terça-feira, 24 de julho de 2012

Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

Circumstances force a young divorcée to move back in with her parents.

Director: Todd Louiso
Writer: Sarah Koskoff
Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein

sábado, 21 de julho de 2012

Battle of the Year: The Dream Team (2013) - Chris Brown

An American b-boy crew heads to France to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships.

Director: Benson Lee
Writers: Chris Parker (screenplay), Brin Hill (screenplay)
Stars: Josh Peck, Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, Caity Lotz

Bachelorette (2012) - Kirsten Dunst

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.

Director: Leslye Headland
Writer: Leslye Headland (screenplay)
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, James Marsden

Les bien-aimés (2011) aka Beloved

BELOVED, the latest film from French writer-director Christophe Honore (LOVE SONGS, DANS PARIS), is a sly and lovely romantic musical drama spanning three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the freewheeling Paris of the '60s, young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier)--who has gone from selling shoes to sleeping with men for money--falls for a handsome Czech doctor, Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), whom she soon marries and joins in Prague. A baby daughter is born, but Jaromil's infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in Prague lead Madeleine back to France--though the love between them still burns. Thirty years later in London, we follow Madeleine's daughter, Vera (Chiara Mastroianni), who has fallen in love with a musician (American actor Paul Schneider) who is incapable of devoting himself to her, while her ex (Honore regular Louis Garrel) still pines for her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Catherine Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman).

Director: Christophe Honoré
Writer: Christophe Honoré (screenplay)
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier

sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012

The Ambassador (2012)

This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism from international provocateur Mads Brugger rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-marked diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Bruegger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African Consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Bruegger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder--while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every steps along the way. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post called "the most provocative filmmaker in the world".

Director: Mads Brügger
Writers: Maja Jul Larsen, Mads Brügger (original idea)

After (2012)

When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to question whether the town they know so well is really what it seems.

Director: Ryan Smith
Writers: Jason Parish (story), Ryan Smith (story)
Stars: Steven Strait, Karolina Wydra and Madison Lintz

Sleeper's Wake (2013)

John Wraith, mid-40s, regains consciousness in hospital. His wife and daughter dead in a car accident because he fell asleep at the wheel. To find solace he retreats to a tiny remote coastal hamlet where he comes across a troubled 17 year-old girl, Jackie, struggling to come to terms with the murder of her mother during a vicious robbery at their home. A dangerous physical attraction develops between them. Despite the threat of discovery, they consummate their relationship, with devastating consequences.

Director: Barry Berk
Writer: Barry Berk
Stars: Lionel Newton, Deon Lotz and Jay Anstey

The Sweeney (2012)

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Director: Nick Love
Writers: John Hodge (co-writer), Nick Love (screenplay)
Stars: Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell and Ray Winstone

quarta-feira, 18 de julho de 2012

Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2011)

A handful of unforgettable characters set out on a 100-day quest to tame a totally wild mustang for a Texas competition in this stunning and poignant documentary. Among them: Charles, a Navajo grandfather out to re-capture his youth; George, a grizzled cowboy with a stubborn streak; and Wylene, a blond beauty with a theatrical flare and a nerve of steel. In three months, man and horse must transform from scared strangers to close companions. It won't be an easy journey. Bones and egos will take a beating. Fear and frustration will weed many out. But those who prevail may find themselves desperately vying to keep their horses when they ultimately all go up for adoption at a public auction.

Directors: Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus

Bait (2012)

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building ... along with a pack of tiger sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall
Writers: Duncan Kennedy (additional writing by), Justin Monjo (additional writing by)
Stars: Phoebe Tonkin, Sharni Vinson and Julian McMahon

domingo, 15 de julho de 2012

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) - Sam Raimi

How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: L. Frank Baum (novel), Mitchell Kapner (screenplay)
Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz

The Day (2012) - Shawn Ashmore

Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24hr look into their lives. Fight or die.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Writer: Luke Passmore
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Michael Eklund, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon

quarta-feira, 11 de julho de 2012

Nitro Circus: The Movie (2012) - Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.

Directors: Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle
Writers: Travis Pastrana, Jeremy Rawle
Stars: Travis Pastrana, Jolene Van Vugt and Tommy Passemante

sábado, 7 de julho de 2012

La fille du puisatier (2011) aka The Well Digger's Daughter

In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

Director: Daniel Auteuil
Writers: Marcel Pagnol (from the novel by), Daniel Auteuil (adaptation)
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Nicolas Duvauchelle

Family Portrait in Black and White (2012)

Olga Nenya is raising sixteen black children in Ukraine where 99.9% of the population is white and where race DOES matter. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. Forced to constantly defend themselves from racist neighbors and skinheads, these children have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them. No one is related by blood in this family, but everyone is connected by the color of their skin and by the woman who chose to be their mother. Ukrainians don't lend Olga a hand, but Westerners do: a British charity bought them a house and the kids spend their summers with host families in Europe. When a European couple offers to adopt one of the kids, Olga refuses despite being aware of what awaits a black Ukrainian beyond the protective shield of her family. This film is a multi-dimensional portrait of one family, the country they live in, and the bigger world they are a part of.

Director: Julia Ivanova

sexta-feira, 6 de julho de 2012

Cocktail (2012)

The story revolves around Gautam Khanna (Saif Ali Khan), Veronica D'Costa (Deepika Padukone) and Meera Gupta (Diana Penty). Gautam Khanna (Saif Ali Khan) always had a dream to go to London and have a job. His dream is fulfilled and he gets a job. But his mom, Nita (Dimple Kapadia) says that she has to finalize his marriage to a girl and so he has to wait. She finds her perfect 'bahu' in Meera Gupta (Diana Penty). But she does not tell Gautam about this and tells Meera's parents even to not tell Meera. She tells Gautam to take her friend's daughter Meera as she has an assignment in London for 3 days. On the flight, Meera and Gautam befriend each other. In London, Meera has some problems completing her assignment and therefore fails to give it on time. She loses her job but then Gautam consoles her. They go on a beach party and there they meet Veronica D'Costa (Deepika Padukone)...

Director: Homi Adajania
Writers: Imtiaz Ali, Sajid Ali
Stars: Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

A local guide takes a young couple through a twisted backpacking trip across the Georgian wilderness.

Director: Julia Loktev
Writers: Julia Loktev (screenplay), Tom Bissell (short story)
Stars: Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal, Bidzina Gujabidze

quinta-feira, 5 de julho de 2012

Jack Reacher (2012) - Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher.". Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense are immensely relived; but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Lee Child (novel)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) - Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Jennifer Lawrence

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Director: David O. Russell
Writers: Matthew Quick (novel), David O. Russell (screenplay)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Jennifer Lawrence

Red Lights (2012) - Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy

Dr. Margaret Matheson and her partner, Tom Buckley are the world's foremost investigators of paranormal phenomena. Professional skeptics, they have debunked dozens of fraudulent mind readers, ghost hunters, faith healers and the like by detecting what Matheson calls 'red lights', subtle clues to the trickery behind each of these 'supernatural' occurrences.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Writer: Rodrigo Cortés (screenplay)
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy

Poulet aux prunes (2011) aka Chicken with Plums

Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's futures. We also see appearances of a nude Sophia Loren as well as the angel of death, Azarel. As we see his life, we realize exactly why he chose to end it and the profundity of this choice.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Writers: Vincent Paronnaud (screenplay), Marjane Satrapi (screenplay)
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros

Darling Companion (2012) - Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan
Stars: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest

Bernie (2012) - Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie.

Director: Richard Linklater
Writers: Richard Linklater (screenplay), Skip Hollandsworth (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey

Hors Satan (2011) aka Outside Satan

A miracle reveals an unseen side of a village loner.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Writer: Bruno Dumont (screenplay)
Stars: David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemâtre and Christophe Bon

Elena (2011)

Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. Elena's son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir's daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. A heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital, where he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but somehow tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision: she will be the only heiress of his wealth. Back home he announces it to Elena. Her hopes to financially help her son suddenly vanish. The shy and submissive housewife then comes up with a plan to give her son and grandchildren a real chance in life.

Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Writers: Andrei Zvyagintsev , Oleg Negin (screenplay)
Stars: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov and Aleksey Rozin

La délicatesse (2011) aka Delicacy

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Writer: David Foenkinos (novel) (screenplay)
Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens and Bruno Todeschini

My Little Princess (2011)

Director: Eva Ionesco
Writers: Eva Ionesco, Marc Cholodenko (in collaboration with)
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anamaria Vartolomei and Georgetta Leahu

Why Stop Now (2012) - Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan

The story of Eli Smith (Jesse Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, dealing with his troubled mother, Penny (Melissa Leo), and enlisting help from a hapless drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out of control as this gang of misfits faces the mistakes of the past, the challenges of the future, and the possibilities of love.

Directors: Phil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner
Writers: Ron Nyswaner (screenplay), Ron Nyswaner (story)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan, Melissa Leo

L'enfant d'en haut (2012) aka Sister - Léa Seydoux

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director: Ursula Meier
Writers: Antoine Jaccoud (screenplay), Ursula Meier (screenplay)
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson

terça-feira, 3 de julho de 2012

Compliance (2012)

When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.

Director: Craig Zobel
Writer: Craig Zobel
Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy