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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GOOD TIME (2017)



Written & Directed By: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie 
Cinematography By: Sean Price Williams 
Editor: Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein 
Music By: Oneohtrix Point Never 


Cast: Robert Pattinson, Buddy Duress, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Taliah Lennice Webster 


After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

Friday, September 8, 2017

I LOVE YOU, TO DEATH (1990)



Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan
Written By: John Kostmayer 
Cinematography By: Owen Roizman 
Editor: Anne V. Coates 


Cast: Kevin Kline, Tracy Ullman, Joan Plowright, William Hurt, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Heather Graham, James Gammon, Victoria Jackson, Miriam Margolyes, Alisan Porter, Jon Kasdan, Michelle Joyner, Shiri Appleby, Kathleen York 


Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts.

NINE MONTHS (1995)



Written & Directed By: Chris Columbus 
Based on the Screenplay “NEUF MOIS” by: Patrick Braoude 
Cinematography By: Donald McAlpine 
Edited By: Raja Gosnell & Stephen E. Rivkin 


Cast: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams, Ashley Johnson, Alexa Vega, Kristin Davis 


When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

OTHER PEOPLE (2016)



Written & Directed By: Chris Kelly 
Cinematography By: Brian Burgoyne 
Editor: Patrick Colman 


Cast: Jesse Plemmons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, June Sqibb, Paula Pell, Matt Walsh, Paul Dooley, Kerri Kenney, Zach Woods, Mike Mitchell, Lynne Marie Stewart, Nicole Byer, Lennon Parham 

Follows David as he moves back home to be with his mother for the year between her giving up her fight against cancer and slowly dying. David’s relationship with his family is, at best, strained (especially in regard to his father) because of an apparent difficulty in accepting his homosexuality. Although the subject matter is genuinely distressing, his mothers death ultimately helps restore his familial bonds and become an integrated part of the family unit again.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (2017)



Directed By: Patrick Hughes 
Written By: Tom O’Connor 
Cinematography By: Jules O’Loughlin 
Editor: Jake Roberts 


Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida Richard E. Grant 


With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets.

Monday, September 4, 2017

FEMME FATALES: BIG SCREEN CRUSHES #22 (MONICA BELUCCI)



This is best read with the song Jackie Blue by THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDVILS as the theme. 

It’s the end of summer soon to officially be cuffing season as it is known in the streets.   

I try not to write these regularly as they seem somewhat to expose an obsession with certain actresses or at least their big screen interpretations. Not to mention i don't want to seem disrespectful to each individual and think by the next time i have moved onto a new piece about another actress or that i forgot them. this is testimony. The pieces i fear but hope aren't seen as sexist and misogynistic but I want to share me wonderment, fandom and expose actresses maybe for a wider audience. now my subject is a little more known then the last actress who I wrote a column about Olivia D'abo

Sunday, September 3, 2017

PATTI CAKE$ (2017)



Written & Directed By: Geremy Jasper 
Cinematography By: Federico Cesca 
Editor: Brad Turner 
Music By: Geremy Jasper & Jason Binnick 


Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, MC Lyte 

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

PERSON TO PERSON (2017)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Dustin Guy Defa 
Cinematography By: Ashley Connor 


Cast: Bene Coopersmith, Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Buddy Durress, Benny Safdie, George Sample III, Eleonore Hendricks, Brian Tyree Henry, Olivia Luccardi 


Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

AMERICAN HONEY (2016)



Written & Directed By: Andrea Arnold 
Cinematography By: Robbie Ryan 
Editor: Joe Bini 

Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBouf, Riley Keough, Arielle Holmes, McCaul Lombardi, Will Patton 


Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits

IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE (2016)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Ti West 
Cinematography By: Eric Robbins 

Cast: Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farminga, James Ransone, Larry Fessenden, Karen Gillan, Toby Huss 

A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody cross hairs of revenge.

Friday, August 25, 2017

STAND ALONE(S)



ON THE SUBJECT OF THE FUTURE DC UNIVERSE/WARNER BROTHERS STAND ALONE VILLAIN FILMS

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0050: LESS THAN ZERO (1987)



Directed By: Marek Kanievska 
Written By: Harley Payton 
Based on the novel written By: Bret Easton Ellis 
Cinematography By: Edward Lachman 
Editor: Peter E. Berger & Michael Tronick 


Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr. James Spader, Tony Bill, Michael Bowen, Nicholas Pryor, Donna Mitchell, Sarah Buxton, Lisanne Falk, Flea 

Clay, an eighteen-year-old freshman, comes back from his first term at Princeton to spend his Christmas vacation with his broken-up wealthy family in Los Angeles. His former girlfriend, Blair, is now involved with his ex-best-friend, Julian. She warns Clay that Julian needs help: he is using a lot of cocaine and has huge debts. What follows is a look at the youth culture of wealthy post adolescents in Beverly Hills with a strong anti-drug message. Apart from the setting and the names, the film has very little to do with Bret Easton Ellis's book by the same title on which it was based.

LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (1977)



Written & Directed By: Richard Brooks 
Based On The Novel By: Judith Krasner 
Cinematography By: William A. Fraker 
Editor: George Grenville 

Cast: Daine Keaton, Richard Gere, William Atherton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, Brian Dennehy, Tom Berenger, LeVar Burton Julius Harris, Richard Bright 


A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

I WANT YOU (1998)



Directed By: Michael Winterbottom 
Written By: Eoin McNamee 
Cinematography By: Slawomir Idziak 
Editor: Trevor Waite 


Cast: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Labina Mitevska, Luka Petrusic, Phylidia Law 



Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who's secretly taping people's conversation and Smokey is Honda's sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen and observes her from afar at first. Honda falls in love with Helen and starts taping her conversations with Bob, and that leads to reactivation of the Helen-Martin relationship

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)



Directed By: David Leitch 
Written By: Kurt Johnstad 
Based on the Graphic Novel “THE COLDEST CITY” By: Antony Jonhston & Sam Hart Cinematography By: Jonathan Sela 
Editor: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir 

Cast: Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, Til Schweiger, Bill Skarsgard 


The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (2001)



Written & Directed By: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont 
Based on characters created by: Richard Goldwater, Dan DeCarlo & John L. Goldwater Cinematography By: Matthew Labitique 
Editor: Peter Teschner 


Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Seth Green, Donald Faison, Paolo Constanzo, Missi Pyle, Breckin Meyer, Alexander Martin, Gabriel Mann 


For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into brain dead zombies who do nothing but buy, buy, buy. And whenever the musician or band finds out the truth, the record company silences them to keep the truth from coming out. When the hot boy band DuJour discovers this, their manager, Wyatt Frame, under his evil, corrupt boss, Fiona, has the plane they are flying in crashed and him looking for a new band to use for their evil schemes. Enter Josie, the ditsy Melody, and the tough Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, a small band who wants to make it to the big time. When they are discovered by Wyatt, they give in and become big rock stars. But will they find out that they are just pawns for the record industry or will fame take them over?

MASTERMINDS (2016)



Directed By: Jared Hess 
Written By: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer & Emily Spivey 
Cinematography By: Erik Wilson 
Editor: Keith Brachmann & David Rennie 

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudekis, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Jon Daly, Ken Marino, Ross Kimball, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Devin Ratray 

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most

NASTY BABY (2015)



Written & Directed By: Sebastian Silva 
Cinematography By: Sergio Armstrong 
Editor: Sophia Subercaseaux 


Cast: Sebastian Silva, Kristin Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe, Reg E. Cathey, Mark Margolis, Alia Shawkat, Anthony Chilsom, Neal Huff, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Judy Marte 


A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

THE BAD BATCH (2017)



Written & Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour 
Cinematography By: Lyle Vincent 
Editor: Alex O’Flinn 


Cast: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Diego Luna, Yolonda Ross, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi 

A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.

THE SIMILARS (2015)



Written & Directed By: Issac Ezban 
Cinematography By: Isi Sarfati 
Editor: Oscar Figueroa 


Cast: Luis Alberti, Carmen Beato, Fernando Becceril, Humberto Busto, Cassandra Ciangherotti 

On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

THE LURE (2015)



Directed By: Agnieszka Smoczynska 
Written By: Robert Bolesto 
Cinematography By: Jakub Kijowski 


Cast: Martz Mazurek, Michalina Olszanka, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Cielacka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk 


One dark night, at water's edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won't eat them up, the winsome sirens are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America.

THE NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (2016)



Directed & Story By: Jonathan Straiton 
Written By: Jonathan Straiton, Ron Bonk & Mean Gene 
Cinematography By: Rex Femscared 
Editor: Brooklynn Taylor 


Cast: Trey Harrison, Rebecca C. Kasek, Nicola Fiore, Janey Mayson, Tarrance Taylor, Toni Anne Gamble, Brinke Stevens 


Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group, Carrie, contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the real terror begins when the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into the living dead. However, there's more going on at the motel than meets the eye. "Night of the STD's" was the original title. Which would more fit the film

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983)



Directed By: Carl Reiner 
Written By: Steve Martin, George Gipe & Carl Reiner 
 Cinematography By: Michael Chapman 
Editor: Bud Molin 

Cast: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, James Cromwell, Earl Boen, Jeffrey Combs, Jenny Gago, Stephanie Kramer 


Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention: cranial screw-top brain entry. As Benedict recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and they are soon married. However, Benedict is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money and Hfuhruhurr still yearns for his previous wife. They travel to Vienna to attend a medical conference where Hfuhruhurr finally divorces Dolores, meets a mysterious Doctor Alfred Necessiter and becomes entangled in a series of murders committed by The Elevator Killer.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES (2017)



Written & Directed By: James C. Strouse 
Cinematography By: Sean McElwee 
Editor: Mollie Goldstein & Jesse Gordon 


Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield, Noel Wells, Sarah Jones 


An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.

Friday, August 4, 2017

KIDNAP (2017)



Directed By: Luis Prieto 
Written By: Knate Lee 
Cinematography By: Flavio Martinez Labiano 
Editor: Avi Youabian 


Cast: Halle Berry, Lew Temple, Jason George, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn 



In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Kate begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son's life.

SPECTRE (2015)



Directed By: Sam Mendes 
Written By: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Jez Butterworth 
Story By: John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade 
Based On Characters Created By: Ian Fleming 
Cinematography By: Hoyte Van Hoytema 
Editor: Lee Smith 


Cast: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman 

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

THIEVES' HIGHWAY (1949)



Directed By: Jules Dassin 
Written & Based On The Novel By: A.I. Bezzerides 
Cinematography By: Norbert Brodine 
Editor: Nick DeMaggio 


Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell, Jospeh Pevney 

A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw. What I like about this film is that inherently it is a simple film. It's has a simple premise that has monkey wrench a thrown into plans that generally shock the audience as considering the time it came out. It has such a cynical heart and unpleasent scenes mixed in with some they are more jolly.

RUDDERLESS (2014)




Directed By: William H. Macy 
Written By: Casey Twenter, William H. Macy & Jeff Robinson 
Cinematography By: Eric Lin 
Editor: John Axelrad 
Music By: Eef Barzelay 


Cast: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, William H. Macy, Jamie Chung, Kate Micucci, Zoe Graham, Miles Heizer 


A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (2017)




Directed by: Greg McLean 
Written By: James Gunn 
Cinematography by: Luis David Sansas 
Edited By; Julia Wong 


Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, Tony Goldwyn, John C McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn, Owain Yeoman, Josh Brenner, Michael Rooker, Abraham Benrubi, Brent Sexton, Gregg Henry, Rusty Schwimmer, James Earl 


In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Monday, July 24, 2017

UNFORGETTABLE (2017)



Directed By: Denise DiNovi 
Written By: Christina Hodson 
Cinematography By: Caleb Deschanel 
Editor: Frederic Thoraval 


Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigel, Geoff Stults, Whitney Cummings, Cheryl Ladd, Robert Wisdom, Jayson Blair A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée.

ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT (2016)



Directed By: Chris Stokes 
Cinematography By: Joel Layogan 
Editor: Harvey White 


Cast: Brian White, Karrueche Tran, Angelique Pereira, Omar Gooding 


A married womans husband with a perfect life cheats with her sister with extreme consequences befalling them all.

YOU GET ME (2017)




Directed By: Brent Bonascaro 
Written By: Ben Epstein 
Cinematography By: Magdalena Orka 
Editor: Michelle Harrison & Joe Landauer 


Cast: Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, Kathryn Morris, Rhys Wakefield, Kimberly Willaims-Paisley, Anna Akana, Garcelle Beauvais, Nash Grier 


Tyler's crazy in love with his perfect girlfriend Ali, but when a big fight makes him and Ali break up, he lands in the arms of sexy out-of-towner Holly who shows him a night he's gonna remember. The next morning he finds that not only is Ali taking him back, but Holly is a new student at their school and is dead set on her new man.

Friday, July 21, 2017

ENCINO MAN (1992)



Directed By: Les Mayfield 
Written By: Shawn Schepps 
 Story By: George Zaloom & Shawn Schepps 
Cinematography By: Robert Brinkmann 
Editor: Eric Sears & Michael Kelly 


Cast: Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Sean Astin, Megan Ward, Robin Tunney, Rose McGowan, Michael DeLuise, Richard Masur, Rick Ducommun, Jonathan Quan, Ellen Blain, Patrick Van Horn, Dalton James, Jack Noseworthy 


When they find a frozen caveman in their back yard, two high school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.

ARMY OF ONE (2016)



Directed By: Larry Charles 
Written By: Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman 
Cinematography By: Anthony Hardwick 
Editor: Christian Kinnard 

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Russell Brand, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Paul Scheer, Will Sasso, Rainn Wilson, Denis O’Hare 


Frustrated with the U.S. Government for its fruitless efforts to bring down Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden, the eccentric middle-aged, part-time construction worker Gary Faulkner, after a personal visit by God himself, takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to get the job done. With the intention to bloodlessly capture and bring the infamous, yet, elusive leader to justice, Colorado's former handyman turned vigilante, will overlook his problems with diabetes and meticulously prepare for the long and perilous journey. Between reality and pre-dialysis hallucinations, armed only with a telescope, katana and a Stars and Stripes hang glider, this American samurai on a mission from God is determined to take matters into his own hands and succeed at any cost. Is he a hero or a crackpot?



LOSER (2000)



Written & Directed By: Amy Heckerling 
Cinematography By: Rob Hahn 
Editor: Debra Chiate 

Cast: Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Greg Kinnear, Thomas Sadoski, Zak Orth, Jimmi Simpson, David Spade, Brian Backer, Dan Ayckroyd, Andy Dick, Steven Wright, Colleen Camp, Twink Kaplan, Bobby Slayton, Taylor Negron, Andrea Martin 


Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple?

DANDELION (2004)



Directed By: Mark Milgard 
Written By: Mark Milgard, Robb Williamson & R.D. Murphy 
Cinematography By: Tim Orr 
Editor: Amy E. Duddleston 


Cast: Taryn Manning, Vincent Kartheiser, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham, Blake Heron, Michelle Forbes, Marshall Bell 

In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender bond is soon tested after a fatal accident and a series of complications takes Mason away for something he didn't do. Upon his return, the two find what they're looking for - but with tragic consequences.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

FREE FIRE (2017)



Directed By: Ben Wheatley 
Written & Edited By: Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley 
Cinematography By: Laurie Rose 

Cast: Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sharito Copley Noah Taylor, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Jack Reynor, Babou Cassey, Patrick Bergin 

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Friday, July 14, 2017

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (2016)



Written & Directed By: Tom Ford 
Based on the Novel By: Austin Wright 
Cinematography By: Seamus McGarvey 
Editor: Joan Sobel 


Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gylenhaal, Michael Shannon, Armie Hammer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Laura Linney, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Michael Sheen, Andrea Riseborough, Jena Malone 

 A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

JULIETA (2016)



Written & Directed By: Pedro Almodovar 
Based On The Short Stories “Destino, “Pronto” & “Silencio” By: Alice Munro 
Cinematography By: Jean Claude Carreu 
Editor: Jose Salcedo 


Cast: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grau, Rosy De Palma, Imma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Pilar Castro, Nathalie Poza 

 After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE (2016)



Directed By: Mandie Flethcer 
Written By: Jennifer Saunders 
Cinematography By: Chris Goodger 
Editor: Anthony Boys, Gavin Buckley & Billy Sneedon 


Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Kate Moss, Jane Horrocks, Chris Colfer, June Whitfiled, Mo Gaffney, Kathy Burke, Robert Webb, Dawn French, Barry Humphries, Rebel Wilson, Joan Collins, Lulu 


Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

A WILD PITCH



Throwing out a crazy pitch to VH1. As with the success of the film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, ALL EYEZ ON ME. As well as the RATINGS success of TV movies on music groups TLC. Plus on The lifetime channel constantly getting huge ratings for backstage stories about subjects as WHITNEY HOUSTON, ALLIYAH and the casts of FULL HOUSE and SAVED BY THE BELL.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

COLOSSAL (2017)



Written & Directed By: Nacho Vigalondo 
Cinematography By: Eric Cress 
Editor: Ben Baudhain & Luke Doolan 


Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Sevens, Tim Blake Nelson, Austin Stowell 


Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to his far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Friday, July 7, 2017

LICENSE TO DRIVE (1988)




Directed By: Greg Beeman 
Written By: Neil Tolkin 
Cinematography By: Bruce Surtees 
Editor: Wendy Greene Bricmont & Stephen Semel 


Cast: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Heather Graham, Michael Manasseri, Nina Siemaszko, Carol Kane, Richard Mausr, James Avery, Grant Heslov, M.A. Nickles, Helen Hanft 



A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.