Saturday, September 23, 2017

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (1987)



Directed By: Howard Deutch 
Written By: John Hughes 
Cinematography By: Jan Kiesser 
Editor: Bud Smith & Scott Smith 


Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Elias Koates, Lea Thompson, John Ashton, Craig Sheffer, Molly Hagan, Maddie Corman, Candace Cameron, Scott Coffey, Chynna Phillips 


A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith

THE PRINCIPAL (1987)



Directed By: Christopher Cain 
Written By: Frank Deese 
Cinematography By: Arthur Albert 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr, Michael Wright, Rae Dawn Chong, Kelly Jo Minter, Jacob Vargas, J.J. Cohen, Troy Winbush, Esai Morales


A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

TEENAGE COCKTAIL (2016)



Directed By: John Carchietta 
Written By: John Carchietta, Sage Bannick, Chris Sivertson 
Story By: Amelia Yokel 
Cinematography By: Justin Kane 
Editor: John Carchietta, Josh Ethier & Ben La Marca 


Cast: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Joshua Leonard, Michelle Borth, AJ Bowen 

Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Friday, September 22, 2017

MY GIRL (1994)


Directed By: Howard Zieff 
Written By: Janet Kovalcik 
Based On Characters created by: Laurice Ehlewany 
Cinematography By: Paul Elliott 
Editor: Wendy Greene Bricmont 


Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Austin O’Brein, Richard Mausr, Christine Ebsrsole, Dan Ayckroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerrit Graham, Ben Stein, Keone Young, Devon Gummersall 


Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick, the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his holidays to escort a hick *girl* around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

PREVENGE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Alice Lowe 
Cinematography By: Ryan Eddelston 
Editor: Matteo Bini 


Cast: Alice Lowe, Katie Dicke, Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Kayvan Novak, Eileen Davies 


Alice Lowe who some might recognize from the tv series SHERLOCK and co-writing and starring in the dark comedy SIGHTSEERS. Makes a return to the screen with this film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

ADULT BEGINNERS (2014)



Directed By: Ross Katz 
Written By: Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Story By: Nick Kroll, Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Cinematography By: Vanja Cernjul 
Editor: Paul Frank 


Cast: Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Paula Garces, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Jane Krakowski, Mike Birbiglia, Jason Mantzoukas, Sarah Steele, Josh Charles, Julia White, Jeffrey DeMunn, Seth Barrish 


A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their nanny.

THE GRUDGE 2 (2006)



Directed By: Takashi Shimizu 
Written By: Stephen Susco 
Based on the film JU-ON: THE GRUDGE by: Takashi Shimizu 
Cinematography By: Katsumi Yanagijima 
Editor: Jeff Betancourt 


Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Christopher Cousins, Teresa Palmer, Sarah Roemer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Takako Fuji, Edison Chen, Misako Uno 


In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor.