Release date: Friday January 25, 2008 Genre: Thriller Running time: 101 min. Director: Gregory Hoblit Studio: Screen Gems/Columbia Pictures Producer(s): Andy Cohen, Gary Lucchesi, Steven Pearl, Tom Rosenberg Screenplay: Mark Brinker, Allison Burnett, Robert Fyvolent Cast: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt Official Site: sonypictures.com Rating:R for some prolonged sequences of strong gruesome violence and some language Available Poster Art:Untraceable movie posters
Synopsis: The story of a technology-savvy serial killer who displays his graphic murders on his own website. The FBI Internet Crimes division must work quickly to track him down.
Release date: Friday June 13, 2008 Genre: Thriller Director: M. Night Shyamalan Studio: 20th Century Fox Producer(s): Barry Mendel, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Abigail Breslin, Frank Collision, Betty Buckley Official Site: None Rating:None Available Poster Art:The Happening Movie Posters
Synopsis: We’ve sensed it. We’ve seen the signs. Now… It’s happening.
Mark Wahlberg will play a man who takes his family on the run when the world turns upside and a cataclysmic natural crisis threatens to end the world.
Release date: Friday May 9, 2008 Genre: Action Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Andy Wachowski, Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Larry Wachowski Screenplay: Larry and Andy Wachowski Cast: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Hiroyuki Sanada, Richard Roundtree, Ji Hoon Jung, Benno Fürmann, Kick Gurry, Paulie Litt, Roger Allam Official Site:speedracerthemovie.com Rating:None Available poster art: Speed Racer movie posters
Synopsis: Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature other characters from the show, including Speed’s family and his mysterious archrival, Racer X.
This is a strictly non-spolier review. Cloverfield will be unforgettable.
All is not well in the city of Manhattan. We know this because you can only have so many beautiful people in one opening scene without knowing that at least some of them are facing a horrible, gruesome, and more than likely, imminent end. Don’t worry, I won’t be elaborating on said end because this is strictly a non-spoiler review. Having said that, I don’t think I will be rocking anyone’s world by stating that this is unabashedly a monster movie. And it is a cracker.
Cloverfield is the boisterous brainchild of producer J. J. Abrams, creator of TV series Felicity, Alias, and that slowest revealer of secrets ever known to television, Lost. Abrams has taken the ‘every-monster’ that we have grown to love in b-grade cinematic classics and given that bad boy the old stars and stripes spin. We are not going to reveal what kind of monster it is, but it’s true what they say – they truly do things bigger in the United States of America.
Cloverfield stands out in the genre as enabling its audience to suspend disbelief. The veiling of the threat is exceptional and one of the chief reasons the film is such a gripping feast. Glimpses are not met with laughter, which is an achievement when you’re showing the tail-end of a monster that makes the Statue of Liberty look minute. In fact, all of the laughter happens in the ‘right’ places – during the moments of light-relief rest stops.
The obscured threat, combined with hand-held, first person point-of-view cinema-verite styling goes a long way in creating the claustrophobic tension that would have had me gripping the person next to me had I not been scribbling notes for this review. This film will make you experience life at the bottom of the food chain; a disconcerting and adrenelin-pumping place to be.
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Harry Potter fans, it look as if the next installation of Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows) will be in two halves. Apparently there is just too much to fit into one movie.
Warner Bros. are apparently considering splitting the filmed version of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows into two halves because of the tome’s length.
According to British rag The Mail on Sunday, the crew working on the sixth adaptation — Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince — have already been told the news.
The paper quotes an unnamed “film source” who said: “There’s so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well.”
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Release date: Friday September 21, 2007 Tuesday February 26, 2008 (dvd/video) Genre: Drama Running time: 109 min. Director: François Girard Studio: Picturehouse Producer(s): Domenico Procacci, Nadine Luque, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai Screenplay: François Girard, Michael Golding Cast: Keira Knightley, Michael Pitt, Kôji Yakusho, Alfred Molina, Mark Rendall, Callum Keith Rennie, Kenneth Welsh Official site:SilkMovie.com Rating:R for sexuality and nudity Available poster art:Silk Movie Posters
Come back, or I shall die.
Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, “Silk” is the story of Herve Joncour (Pitt), a 19th Century French silkworm merchant who travels to Japan and begins a clandestine and forbidden romance with a mysterious and sensual woman.
Silkworm eggs. In one’s palm one could hold thousands of them. When the pébrine epidemic-the spotted silkworm disease that ravaged eggs from European hatcheries in the 1860s-spread overseas, however, eggs from as far away as Africa and India became infected and the entire European silk trade seemed doomed.
To continue his lucrative trade Baldabiou (Molina), a roguish French trader, decides to send a young military officer Herve Joncour (Pitt) on a perilous mission to Japan. Thus, separating him for months on end from Helene (Knightley), his lovely and devoted schoolteacher wife. The island that produced the finest silk in the world for thousands of years, prior to the opening of the Suez Canal, Japan was considered a dominion forbidden to foreigners, quite literally the opposite end of the world.
It is here that Herve encounters the powerful and feared local baron, Hara Jubei (Yakusho), with whom he will trade for the precious silkworm eggs. And it is here, in a world unlike anything that Herve has experienced before, that he becomes entranced by the baron’s concubine, a deeply mysterious girl of intoxicating beauty. Without speaking one another’s language, together they share a doomed, obsessive love…
A film of painterly beauty and ravishing romance, “Silk” is a historically rapturous epic romance of East meets West.
Three funny comedies releasing on DVD this Tuesday. Should keep us laughing all week:
Good Luck Chuck (Comedy) – It all started when Charlie Kagan was ten years old. Breaking the cardinal rules of spin-the-bottle, Charlie refused to lip-lock with a demented Goth girl – and she put a hex on him. Now, twenty-five years later, Charlie (Dane Cook) is a successful dentist… and still cursed.
Cast: Dan Fogler, Michael Teigen, Chiara Zanni, Michelle Harrison, Jessica Alba; Directed by: Mark Helfrich
Mr. Woodcock (Comedy) – Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, and Susan Sarandon star in the “Mr. Woodcock”. Scott stars as John Farley, a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother (Sarandon) has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis, Mr. Woodcock (Thornton) – the gruff, no-nonsense gym teacher who had put him through years of mental and physical humiliation. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself, John sets out to stop his mother from marrying the man who had made life miserable for him and his classmates.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Suplee, Amy Poehler; Directed by: Craig Gillespie
The Ten (Comedy) – “The Ten” is comprised of ten blasphemous and hysterical stories inspired by the Biblical Commandments, each told in a different style, but with characters and themes that overlap. The film is held together by a narrator who, in turn, has his own moral problems.
Cast: Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber; Directed by: David Wain
Release date: Friday February 1, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Fred Wolf Studio: Paramount Pictures Screenplay: Peter Gaulke, Fred Wolf Cast: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Ashley Scott, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick, Joe Don Baker, Blake Clark, Justin Long, Jeff Garlin, Ernest Borgnine Official Site: Not available Rating:R for non-stop language, drug use, crude and sexual humor Available Movie Art:Strange Wilderness Movie Posters
Synopsis: Animal enthusiast Peter Gaulke (Steve Zahn) and his sidekick Fred Wolf (Allen Covert) host an ailing wildlife TV show “Strange Wilderness, which is in a steep ratings decline. Desperate to save the show, Peter hatches a Hail Mary scheme to find the one animal that could truly turn the show around and change the nature-show landscape forever — Bigfoot.
Release date: Friday February 1, 2008 Director: Bruce Hendricks Genre: Musical Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Arthur F. Repola, Bruce Hendricks Cast: Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas Official Site:disney.com Rating:None Available Movie Art: Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Movie Posters
Synopsis: “Hannah Montana” fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter and actress, Miley Cyrus, perform her sold-out “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” on the big screen for one-week only with a special Disney Digital 3D presentation coming exclusively to movie theaters in the US and Canada from February 1-7 2008, it was announced today by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. The film will also open in several international markets in spring ’08 which include UK, Australia, New Zealand, German speaking Europe, Latin America and other selected Asian and European territories.
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