Saturday, December 31, 2016
Directed By: Sam Liu
Writen By: Brian Azzarello
Based On The Graphic Novel Written By: Alan Moore
Based on the Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Brian Bolland
Based On Batman Created By: Bob Kane & Bill Finger
Voices: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Tara Stong, Ray Wise, John DiMaggio, Bruce Timm, Maury Sterling, Brian George
As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.
Directed By: Chuck Russell
Written By: Paul Sloan
Story By: Yvan Gauthier
Cinematography By: Andrzej Sekula
Cast:John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Rebecca DeMornay, Sam Trammel, Amanda Schull, Asante Jones, Paul Sloan, Patrick St. Esprit, Jordan Whelan
A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Written & Directed By: Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
Cinematography By: Shawn Maurer
Editor: Peck Prior
Cast: Desiree Hall, Eddie Ritchard, Samantha Colburn, Crista Flanagan, Andy Favreau, Nick Steele, Amin Joseph
Claire is about to get married, but her bachelorette party quickly spirals out of control.
Directed By: Paul Schrader
Written By: Matthew Wilder
Based on the Book By: Edward Bunker
Cinematography By: Alexander Dynan
Editor: Ben Rodriguez Jr.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook, Omar J. Dorsey, Louisa Krause
Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life. The California three strikes law looms over them, but what the hell, they're going to do it, and they're going to do it their way. Troy, an aloof mastermind, seeks an uncomplicated, clean life but cannot get away from his hatred for the system. Diesel is on the mob's payroll and his interest in his suburban home and his nagging wife is waning. The loose cannon of the trio, Mad Dog, is possessed by true demons within, which lead him from one situation to the next. One more hit, one more jackpot, and they'll all be satisfied. Troy constructs the perfect crime and they pull it off, but in the aftermath, they keep finding the law surrounding them wherever they go.
Written & Directed By: Lukas Moodysson
Cinematography By: Marcel Zyskind
Editor: Michal Leszczylowski
Cast: Michelle Williams, Gael Garcia Bernal, Marife Necisto, Tom McCarthy
While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Directed By: Carles Torrens
Written By: Jeremy Slater
Cinematography By: Timothy A. Burton
Editor: Elena Ruiz
Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Da’Vone McDonald, Nathan Parsons, John Ross Bowie
A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old crush and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her captor?
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Written & Directed By: Michel Gondry
Cinematography By: Laurent Brunet
Editor: Elise Fievet
Cast: Ange Dargent, Theophile Baquet, Audrey Tatou, Diane Besnier, Ely Penh
Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.
Directed By: Jeremiah Chechik
Written By: John Hughes
Cinematography By: Thomas Ackerman
Editor: Jerry Greenberg & Michael Stevenson
Music By: Angelo Badalamenti
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Randy Quaid, Doris Roberts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Johnny Gaelecki, Juliette Lewis, Sam McMurray, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Hickey, Nicolette Scorsese
*Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review
Written & Directed By: P.J. Hogan
Cinematography By: Donald McAlpine
Editor: Jill Bilcock
Cast: Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Caroline Goodall, Kerry Fox, Natasha Bassett, Hayley Magnus, Nicole Freeman, Chelsea Bennett, Lily Sullivan, Bethany Whitmore, Sam Clark
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.
Written & Directed By: David Mickey Evans
Based On Characters Created By: David Mickey Evans & Robert Gunter
Cinematography By: David Pelletier
Editor: Harry Keramidas
Cast: Max Lloyd-Jones, Samantha Burton, James Wilson, Brett Kelly, Sean Berdy, Greg Germann, Reece Thomspson, James Earl Jones
In the 12-years-since comedic sequel to 1993's The Sandlot, a new group of kids have moved into the sandlot: David Durango , Mac McKing, his deaf brother Sammy "Fingers" , Tarquell , Scotty's younger brother Johnnie Smalls, and a surprise for The Sandlot 2, a girl in the group Hayley Goodfarier. When Johnnie mistakenly sends a model rocket over the junk fence in The Great Fear's yard, the gang must retrieve it. Even with the help of The Retriever, a kid who steals dog tags and finds The Great Fear's a challenge. Yes, complete with another psychotic name-calling scene with Mac and little league captain Singleton.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Written & Directed By: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Cinematography By: Jim Denault
Editor: Emma E. Hickox & James Thomas
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Wendell Pierce, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, David Walton, Wanda Sykes
Directed By: Marcus Dunstan
Written By: Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton
Cinematography By: Eric Leach
Editor: Andrew Wesman
Cast: Bill Engvall, Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe, Luke Edwards, Skip Sudduth, Jaqueline Fleming
Friday, December 16, 2016
Written & Directed By: Nicolas Pesce
Cinematography By: Zach Kuperstein
Editor: Connor Sullivan & Nicolas Pesce Cast: Kiki Magalhaes, Clara Wong, Will Brill, Flora Diaz
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca's loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form.
Directed By: John Badham
Written By: Lem Dobbs & Daniel Pyne
Story By: Lem Dobbs & Michael Kozoll
Cinematography By: Don McAlpine & Robert Primes
Editor: Tony Lombardo & Frank Morriss
Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra, LL Cool J, Delroy Lindo, Luis Guzman, Penny Marshall, Mary Mara, Christina Ricci, Lewis Black, Kathy Najimy, Yasin Bey, Michael Badalucco
Nick Lang is a famous Hollywood actor, well known for his action movies. For his next movie, he needs the proper motivation and inspiration for his role. Thus he teams up with the reluctant New York policeman Lt. John Moss. Not only does he have to put up with Nick, who is laborious and out of touch with realities, but he also has to catch a coldblooded murderer.
Directed By: Shawn Crahan
Written By: Joe Casey
Cinematography By: Gerardo Madrazo
Editor: Meg Ramsay
Production Design: Jeremy Reed
Art Direction: Anton Tremblay
Cast: Kim Coates, Lauren Velez, Sam Witwer, Meadow Williams, Mark Neveldine, Reno Wilson, Tracy Vilar, Alison Lohman
Based on the Man of Action/Image Comics original graphic novel created by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, written by Joe Casey, about a police officer who can't be stopped by death so he returns to the streets time and time again to fight crime.
Written & Directed By: Mickey Keating
Cinematography By: Mac Fisken
Editor: Valerie Krulfeifer
Cast: Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Larry Fessenden, James Landry Hebert
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Directed By: Fede Alvarez
Written By: Fede Alavarez & Royo Sayagues
Cinematography By: Pedro Luque
Editor: Eric L. Beason, Louise Ford & Gardner Gould
Art Direction: Adrian Asztalos & Erick Donaldson (Detroit)
Cast: Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Daniel Zovatto, Dylan Minnette
Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Directed By: Chris Kasick
Written By: Mike Demski
Cinematography By: Michael Pescasio
Editor: Kimberley Hassett
Cast: Brian Posehn, Paget Brewster, Missi Pyle, Scott Adsit, Melia Renee, Beau Ballinger, Joe Nunez
Lewd, drunken Uncle Nick stumbles his way through his brother's cookie-cutter family's annual Christmas gathering in the hopes of hooking up. Presented by Errol Morris, Uncle Nick is a comedy of inappropriate behavior, uncomfortably interrupted trysts, and a monumental over-serving of ten-cent beers.
Written & Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino
Cinematography By: Luca Bigazzi
Editor: Christiano Travaglioli
Production Design: Ludovica Ferrario
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Michael Caine, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, Madelina Diana Ghenea, Chloe Pirrie
Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.
Directed By: Louis Lettier
Written By: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston & Peter Baynham
Story By: Sacha Baron Cohen & Phil Johsnston
Cinematography By: Oliver Wood
Editor: Jonathan Amos, Evan Henke, Debra Neil-Fisher & James Thomas
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Tasmin Egerton, Scott Adkins, David Harewood, Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe, Barkhad Abdi
MI6's top assassin has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England. There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
Written & Directed By: Adam Alleca
Cinematography By: Zoran Popovich
Editor: Susan Maggi
Cast: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Balentine
Carter, a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Written & Directed By: Kelly Fremon Craig
Cinematography By: Doug Emmett
Editor: Tracy Wadmore-Smith
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, Meredith Monroe
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
Directed By: Bruce Beresford
Written By: Susan McMartin
Cinematography By: Sharone Meir
Editor: David Beatty
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natasha McElhone. Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry, Christian Madsen, Thom Barry
"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.