quinta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2013

Stitches (2012)

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon
Writers: Conor McMahon, David O'Brien
Stars: Ross Noble, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Tommy Knight

My Amityville Horror (2012)

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

Director: Eric Walter
Writer: Eric Walter
Stars: Daniel Lutz, Laura DiDio, Neme Alperstein

Erased (2012) aka The Expatriate - Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Writer: Arash Amel
Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato

Vamp U (2013)

Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history - who better? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing works until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller. She's a dead ringer for Mary and they have a lurid affair, while rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real.

Directors: Matt Jespersen, Maclain Nelson
Writers: Matt Jespersen, Maclain Nelson
Stars: Adam Johnson, Julie Gonzalo, Gary Cole

Spring Breakers (2012) - Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez

Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.

Director: Harmony Korine
Writer: Harmony Korine (screenplay)
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

Directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Writers: Judi Barrett (characters), Ron Barrett (characters)
Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte

3G - A Killer Connection (2013)

There are 4.3 Billion mobile phone users in the world. Every minute 60 thousand Phantom Calls are received worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced. Some people believe that these calls are spirits trying to connect to our world! 3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday. One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives forever. They must face the unbelievable reality that the phone is somehow responsible for all that is happening to them and around them. The only way to stay alive, it seems is to unravel the mystery of the phone. But as the hours burn on, that becomes harder and harder to do. Technology is a part of our lives, what happens when technology wants to take our lives? 3G embodies the horror of a recurring nightmare that draws inspiration from the insecurities of modern life. In spite of all our technology and sophistication, we can't escape the unknown. 3G get ready for the killer connection!

Directors: Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Writers: Sheershak Anand (story), Shantanu Ray Chhibber (story)
Stars: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Asheesh Kapur

quarta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2013

Planes (2013)

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Director: Klay Hall
Stars: Carlos Alazraqui

The Conjuring (2013) - Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

A family encounters spirits living among them in their New England farmhouse.

Director: James Wan
Writers: Chad Hayes (screenplay), Carey Hayes (screenplay)
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

Love Is All You Need (2012) aka Den skaldede frisør - Pierce Brosnan

A Danish woman, Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who has just finished her cancer treatments, walks in on her suffering husband in bed with his young co-worker. She travels alone to their daughter's wedding, which is to take place in Italy, but meets the father of the groom, Philip (Pierce Brosnan), and immediately makes a bad first impression. At the seaside villa where Philip once lived with his wife, conflicts arise not least between the soon-to-be newlyweds. But first impressions fade, and Ida may find her chance for another life.

Director: Susanne Bier
Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), Susanne Bier (story)
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Kim Bodnia, Trine Dyrholm

Sanitarium (2013) - Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund

Directors: Bryan Ortiz, Bryan Ramirez
Writers: Crystal Bratton, Scott Marcano
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund, David Mazouz

Hunky Dory (2012)

In the heat of the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which will be performed by a fresh young cast led by rising star Aneurin Barnard.

Director: Marc Evans
Writer: Laurence Coriat
Stars: Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Danielle Branch

Gimme the Loot (2012)

When a rival gang buffs Malcolm and Sofia's latest graffiti masterpiece with a replica of the NY Mets home-run apple, they're determined to get spectacular revenge - by tagging the real Mets' apple. Over the course of a whirlwind two-day heat wave, these tough teens from the Bronx must hustle, scramble, and steal to execute the scheme that will make them the most famous writers in New York.

Director: Adam Leon
Writer: Adam Leon
Stars: Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Joshua Rivera

The Girl (2012) - Abbie Cornish

A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Director: David Riker
Writer: David Riker
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rivas, Austin West, Annalee Jefferies

terça-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2013

The Silence (2013) aka Das letzte Schweigen

3-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Director: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Baran bo Odar (screenplay), Jan Costin Wagner (novel)
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Saß

Gallowwalkers (2012) - Wesley Snipes

A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman - all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, to fight by his side.

Director: Andrew Goth
Writers: Andrew Goth, Joanne Reay
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith

In The House (2012) aka Dans la maison - Kristin Scott Thomas

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Director: François Ozon
Writers: Juan Mayorga (play), François Ozon
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Kiss of the Damned (2012)

Director: Xan Cassavetes
Writer: Xan Cassavetes
Stars: Joséphine de La Baume, Roxane Mesquida, Milo Ventimiglia

If I Were You (2012)

Two women who meet by chance make a pact to fix their unhappy lives: they will each do what the other one says. But one of them has a secret. She knows her husband is sleeping with the younger woman. Madelyn's plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, orders her to play King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing the Fool. Madelyn's life is transformed in unexpected ways as, like Lear, she struggles with matters of mortality and betrayal, loyalty and love.

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell

6 Souls (2013)

Blackfish (2013)

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Writer: Eli B. Despres

Rubberneck (2012)

Paul Harris works at a small research facility on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with a co-worker leaves him wanting more, his unreciprocated desires gradually mold into an acute infatuation. When Danielle takes interest in a new scientist at the laboratory, Paul's suppressed resentments and perverse delusions finally become unhinged, triggering a horrific course of events that mercilessly engulf a tortured past and fugitive present.

Director: Alex Karpovsky
Writers: Garth Donovan, Alex Karpovsky
Stars: Alex Karpovsky, Jaime Ray Newman, Dennis Staroselsky

Blancanieves (2012)

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger
Writer: Pablo Berger
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho

segunda-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2013

Family Weekend (2012)

A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.

Director: Benjamin Epps
Writer: Matt K. Turner
Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin

Curfew (2012)

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Director: Shawn Christensen
Writer: Shawn Christensen
Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Shawn Christensen, Kim Allen

Eden (2012) - Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges

A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive.

Director: Megan Griffiths
Writers: Megan Griffiths, Chong Kim (story)
Stars: Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Scott Mechlowicz

Something Real and Good (2013)

A young man and woman meet by chance in an airport while waiting for a delayed flight. When the plane is rerouted, they decide to make the best of it, and over the course of one night, realize that sometimes it takes a detour to make a connection.

Director: Luke Rivett
Writer: Erin Carroll
Stars: Alex Hannant, Matt Jones, Colton Castaneda

It's a Disaster (2012)

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Director: Todd Berger
Writer: Todd Berger
Stars: Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, David Cross

Come Out and Play (2012)

Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a young married couple, are on holiday together when they venture to a beautiful, but highly remote, island. Beth is pregnant and the two are hoping to enjoy their last vacation before their baby is born. When they arrive, they notice that while there are plenty of children present, the adults all seem to be missing. Initially attributing this to the after effects of a recent festival, they quickly realize something far more sinister is afoot. The two will face terror and unsettling difficult decisions in their quest to make it off the island alive.

Director: Makinov
Writers: Makinov (screenplay), Juan José Plans (novel)
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw

domingo, 24 de fevereiro de 2013

Mindless Behavior: All Around the World (2013)

Director: Steven Goldfried
Stars: Myles Brown, Princeton, Prodigy

The Frankenstein Theory (2013)

From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, "Frankenstein," is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction...a nightmare from which there is no waking.

Director: Andrew Weiner
Writers: Vlady Pildysh, Andrew Weiner
Stars: Kris Lemche, Joe Egender, Timothy V. Murphy

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (2012)

The adventures of young William Adama in the First Cylon War.

Director: Jonas Pate
Writers: Michael Taylor (creator), David Eick (creator)
Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Lili Bordán, Ben Cotton

sábado, 23 de fevereiro de 2013

Two Mothers (2013) - Naomi Watts

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Doris Lessing (novel), Christopher Hampton (screenplay)
Stars: Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel

Reincarneted (2013)

About Last Night (2014) - Kevin Hart

Director: Steve Pink
Writers: Leslye Headland (screenplay), David Mamet (play)
Stars: Kevin Hart, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall

Mental (2012) - Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber

The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness - because if they're not crazy then they're just unpopular. Their mother Shirley - unable to cope with her demanding daughters and unsupported by her philandering politician husband, Barry - suffers a nervous breakdown. After Barry commits his wife to a mental hospital (telling his constituents that "she's on holiday") he finds himself alone with 5 teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up a hitchhiker named Shaz and installs her in his home as nanny to his daughters.

Director: P.J. Hogan
Writer: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia

Broadway Idiot (2013)

Director: Doug Hamilton

Running man (2013)

One Direction 1D3D (2013)

An all-access pass to the British pop sensation One Direction live in concert.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik

The Door (2012)

A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

Director: Matthew Arnold
Writer: Matthew Arnold
Stars: Dallas Roberts, Alison Eastwood, Anne Dudek

The Last Days (2013) aka Los últimos días (2013)

2013. A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest to find Julia, his missing girlfriend, without ever going outside.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Writers: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado, Marta Etura

Room 237 (2012)

A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film Shining. The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.

Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns

sexta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2013

No Place on Earth (2012)

While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent nearly a year and a half in the pitch-black caves to escape the Nazis. This is the story of the longest uninterrupted underground survival in recorded human history.

Director: Janet Tobias
Stars: Chris Nicola, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer

Stranded (2012) - Christian Slater

Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.

Director: Roger Christian
Writer: Christian Piers Betley
Stars: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio

Simon Killer (2012)

A recent college graduate travels to France, where he becomes involved with a prostitute.

Director: Antonio Campos
Writers: Antonio Campos, Brady Corbet
Stars: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Michaël Abiteboul

Kon-Tiki (2012)

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After financing the trips with loans and donations they set off on an epic 101 days long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations and the events on the trip. Kon-Tiki was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and "Kon-Tiki" is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Acaemy award winning documentary in 1951, and wrote a book about the expedition which was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not. ...

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Writers: Petter Skavlan, Allan Scott (script consultant)
Stars: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

The Company You Keep (2012) - Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf

A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Director: Robert Redford
Writers: Lem Dobbs (screenplay), Neil Gordon (novel)
Stars: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie

The Internship (2013) - Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

Director: Shawn Levy
Writers: Jared Stern (screenplay), Vince Vaughn (screenplay)
Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne

Trance (2013) - James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel (Danny Boyle Movie)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel

Peeples (2013) - Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington

A psychologist realizes his professional help is needed after he arrives unannounced at his girlfriend's family's annual end-of-summer party.

Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Writer: Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay)
Stars: Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) - Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

Director: Mira Nair
Writers: Ami Boghani (screen story), Mohsin Hamid (novel)
Stars: Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber

Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

A heart-warming tale about friendship, honour & courage, which sees a young boy become a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

Director: Manuel Sicilia
Writers: Matthew Jacobs, Manuel Sicilia
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong

Stuck in Love (2013) aka Writers - Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone
Writer: Josh Boone
Stars: Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly

Hours (2013) - Paul Walker

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Eric Heisserer
Writer: Eric Heisserer (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Judd Lormand

Paranormal Whacktivity (2012)

A sexy and hilarious spoof about a couple who have just moved into a new home to consummate their relationship, but find peril around every corner due to an evil presence that haunts them whenever they attempt to be intimate.

Director: Roger Roth
Writers: Chris Pentzell, Geoffrey Plitt
Stars: Chanel Ryan, Aneliese Roettger, Stephanie Danielson

Shadow Dancer (2012) - Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director: James Marsh
Writers: Tom Bradby (novel), Tom Bradby (screenplay)
Stars: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson

Best Man Down (2013) aka Lumpy - Justin Long

The best man at Scott (Long) and Kristin's (Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn't quite who they thought he was.

Director: Ted Koland
Writer: Ted Koland
Stars: Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine

The Sapphires (2012)

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

Director: Wayne Blair
Writers: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson
Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy

quinta-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2013

Reality (2012)

Director: Matteo Garrone
Writers: Matteo Garrone (story), Massimo Gaudioso (story)
Stars: Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone

Laurence Anyways (2012)

The 10-year relationship of a male-to-female transsexual with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Writer: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2013

Final Girl (2013) - Wes Bentley

A pack of teenage boys choose the wrong girl to be the victim of their 'initiation'.

Director: Tyler Shields
Writers: Adam Prince (screenplay), Stephen Scarlata (screenplay)
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig

Blackhats (2012)

A reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened. He must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty hunter while also trying to prevent a massive viral attack, which could collapse America's economic foundation.

Director: LaRon Austin
Writers: Martin L. Kelley, Eddie Davis Singleton
Stars: Errol Sadler, Doris Morgado, Ted Huckabee

segunda-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2013

Stand Off (2012)

A group of elite female bank robbers are thrown into a Mexican stand off when they discover that someone on their team might be a snitch for the cops. Tension runs high in this action, crime drama as four friends put their loyalty to the test.

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Writer: Chris R. Notarile (script)
Stars: Mandy Evans, Kim Santiago, Kerri Miller

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) aka From Up on Poppy Hill

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Goro Miyazaki
Writers: Tetsurô Sayama (original story), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita

Sushi Girl (2012)

Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.

Director: Kern Saxton
Writers: Destin Pfaff, Kern Saxton
Stars: Tony Todd, Noah Hathaway, James Duval

Crawl (2012)

Crawl is a character-driven thriller set in an unknown, rural town. A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax.

Director: Paul China
Writer: Paul China
Stars: Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon

domingo, 17 de fevereiro de 2013

Renoir (2012)

The Côte dAzur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife...

Director: Gilles Bourdos
Writers: Gilles Bourdos (screenplay), Jacques Renoir (based on work by)
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers

sexta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2013

Fast and Furious 6 (2013) - Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Chris Morgan (screenplay)
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson

Paperman (2012)

An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
Director: John Kahrs
Writers: Clio Chiang (story), Kendelle Hoyer (story)
Stars: John Kahrs, Jeff Turley, Kari Wahlgren

quarta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2013

Renoir (2012)

The Côte dAzur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife...

Director: Gilles Bourdos
Writers: Gilles Bourdos (screenplay), Jacques Renoir (based on work by)
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers

Paperman (2012)

An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.

Director: John Kahrs
Writers: Clio Chiang (story), Kendelle Hoyer (story)
Stars: John Kahrs, Jeff Turley, Kari Wahlgren

terça-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2013

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.

Director: Chris James Thompson
Writers: Chris James Thompson, Andrew Swant
Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen

Byzantium (2013) - Jonny Lee Miller

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

Director: Neil Jordan
Writers: Moira Buffini (play), Moira Buffini (teleplay)
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

domingo, 10 de fevereiro de 2013

Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)

A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.

Director: Bob Byington
Writer: Bob Byington
Stars: Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler

Would You Rather (2013) - Brittany Snow

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Director: David Guy Levy
Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Stars: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne

The Makeover (2013) - Julia Stiles

This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns something of Elliot's side of life.

Director: John Gray
Writer: C. Jay Cox
Stars: Julia Stiles, Frances Fisher, David Walton

Unforgotten Shadows (2013)

A young college student and a group of friends find themselves victims of demons unwillingly released during a mishap at a prestiguous University. To reverse the curse and save themselves, they travel to the forbidden mystical forest in western Ukraine. There, they must locate the legendary Molfars that can help rid them of demonic possession and save each of them from certain death. Danger lurks in the forest and personality clashes add to the tension as the young students fight for survival.

Director: Lubomir Levitski
Writers: Lubomir Levitski, Andrex Selivanov
Stars: Olga Sumskaya, Valeriy Legin, Yuriy Rasstalnoi

sábado, 9 de fevereiro de 2013

The Last Gladiators (2012)

In ice hockey, no one is tougher than the "goon". Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price.

Director: Alex Gibney
Writers: Jim Podhoretz, Larry Weitzman
Stars: Donald Brashear, Marty McSorley, Chris Nilan

Redd Inc. (2012)

Six captive office workers are literally chained to their desks by a demented, escaped serial killer; former regional manager Thomas Reddmann (Redd). He assigns his 'human resources' the impossible task of proving his innocence or suffering gruesome consequences.

Director: Daniel Krige
Writers: Jonathon Green, Anthony O'Connor
Stars: Nicholas Hope, Kelly Paterniti, Sam Reid

sexta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2013

The Teller and the Truth (2014)

What does it take to start your life all over again? The Teller and the Truth tells the story of the disappearance of Francis Wetherbee, a beautiful young bank teller missing since her car was found submerged in a river in 1974. Filmmaker Andrew Shapter (Before the Music Dies, Happiness Is) digs into the forty year old cold case that sparked the imagination of her hometown of Smithville, Texas and beyond. Did she drown? Commit Suicide? Was she kidnapped? Or is there another answer? The film combines a documentary style with modern narrative interpretation in order to uncover what about Francis Wetherbee is myth and what is fact.

Director: Andrew Shapter
Writers: Patty Moynahan, Andrew Shapter
Stars: Leilani Galvan, Russell Gustave Ochoa, Helena Stoddard

The Big Wedding (2013) - Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl

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

Director: Justin Zackham
Writers: Justin Zackham (screenplay), Jean-Stéphane Bron (motion picture "Mon frère se marie")
Stars: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl

quinta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2013

Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Director: Carl Franklin
Writers: Rudolfo Anaya (novel), Carl Franklin (screenplay)
Stars: Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez

Specter (2012)

The town of Midground is threatened by a tsunami caused by a massive earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean. After other unexplainable events transpire, Chase Lombardi and friends are forced to discover whether they are experiencing a natural phenomenon or something else all together.

Director: Jordan Graham
Writers: Jordan Graham, Joe Patron (story)
Stars: Jordan Graham, Michael Frye, Michael Daniel

quarta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2013

The Condemned (2012) aka Los condenados

Determined to restore her dying father's reputation, Ana travels to the remote town of Rosales. Decades ago, he settled there and opened his first free clinic for cancer research. He launched an illustrious medical career - and fell in love. Ana plans to celebrate her father's scientific and humanitarian achievements by transforming the old family mansion into a world-class museum. She will preserve his legacy, and also breathe new life into the forgotten Rosales. But the townspeople-now destitute and helpless-do not greet her warmly. Neither does the house.

Director: Roberto Busó-García
Writers: Roberto Busó-García, Danielle Schleif
Stars: Miosoti Alvarado, Marisé Alvarez, Axel Anderson

Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013)

It's to music what the bagel is to food - a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. And that's only the beginning when it comes to Hava Nagila. Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, HAVA NAGILA (THE MOVIE) takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village and Hollywood, using the song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music.

Director: Roberta Grossman
Writer: Sophie Sartain
Stars: Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell, Connie Francis

terça-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2013

Knights of Badassdom (2013)

Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

Director: Joe Lynch
Writers: Kevin Dreyfuss (screenplay), Matt Wall (screenplay)
Stars: Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva

I Against I (2012)

Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite in character, take a frantic journey into a desolate nocturnal world with the common aim of survival, though once completed, the plot reveals a trap from which escape may be impossible. Taking influence from films like 'Le Samurai', 'Point Break', and new Asian noir, the film is a modern homage to hard boiled cinema with its own original take.

Directors: Mark Cripps, David Ellison
Stars: Kenny Doughty, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Upside Down (2012) - Kirsten Dunst

Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back...

Director: Juan Diego Solanas
Writer: Juan Diego Solanas
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess and Agnieshka Wnorowska

Mood Indigo (2013) aka L'écume des jours

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Boris Vian (novel), Luc Bossi (screenplay)
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy, Romain Duris

domingo, 3 de fevereiro de 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - Justin Timberlake

A singer-songwriter navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake

Dead Drop (2013) - Luke Goss, Cole Hauser

A former CIA operative turned government contractor infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican smuggling ring. After he is thrown out of a plane at 5000 feet and miraculously survives the fall, he embarks on a violent crusade to find the man who threw him out of the plane -- his best friend.

Director: R. Ellis Frazier
Writer: Benjamin Budd
Stars: Luke Goss, Cole Hauser and Nestor Carbonell