Monthly Archives: February 2014

Non-Stop

Non-Stop Movie Review

PG_13, 106 m., 2014

Liam Neeson (Bill Marks), Julianne Moore (Jen Summers), Scoot McNairy (Tom Bowen), Michelle Dockery (Nancy), Nate Parker (Zack White), Corey Stoll (Austin Reilly), Lupita Nyong’o (Gwen), Omar Metwally (Dr. Fahim Nasir), Jason Butler Harner (Kyle Rice), Linus Roache (David McMillan), Shea Whigham (Agent Marenick), Anson Mount (Jack Hammond), Quinn McColgan (Becca), Corey Hawkins (Travis Mitchell), Frank Deal (Charles Wheeler). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona, Joel Silver. Screenplay by John W. Richardson & Christopher Roach (as Chris Roach) and Ryan Engle, based on a story by Richardson & Roach (as Chris Roach).

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The Lunchbox

PG, 104 m., 2013

Irrfan Khan (Saajan Fernandes), Nimrat Kaur (Ila), Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Shaikh), Lillete Dubey (Ila’s Mother), Nakul Vaid (Rajeev), Bharati Achrekar (Auntie), Yashvi Puneet Nagar (Yashvi), Denzil Smith (Mr. Shroff), Shruti Bapna (Mehrunnisa), Nasir Khan (Ila’s Father), Lokesh Raj (Duke’s Owner), Sadashiv Kondaji Pokarkar (Dabbawallah at Ila’s House), Aarti Rathod (Saajan’s Neighbor), Krishna Bai (Toothless Woman), Raj Rishi More (Ila’s Brother). Directed by Ritesh Batra and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Arun Rangachari. Screenplay by Batra (in Hindi and English with subtitles).

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The Bag Man

The Bag Man Movie Review

R, 108 m., 2014

Robert De Niro (Dragna), Dominic Purcell (Larson), John Cusack (Jack), Crispin Glover (Ned), Celesta Hodge (Janet), Martin Klebba (Guano), Sticky Fingaz (Lizard (as Kirk ‘Sticky Fingaz’ Jones)), Theodus Crane (Goose), Rebecca Da Costa (Rivka). Directed by David Grovic. Screenplay by Grovic and Paul Conway, based on the original screenplay Motel by James Russo.

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The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises Movie Review

PG_13, 126 m., 2013

With the voices of: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jirô Horikoshi), John Krasinski (Honjô), Emily Blunt (Nahoko Satomi), Martin Short (Kurokawa), Stanley Tucci (Caproni), Mandy Patinkin (Hattori), Mae Whitman (Kayo Horikoshi / Kinu), Werner Herzog (Castorp), Jennifer Grey (Mrs. Kurokawa), William H. Macy (Satomi), Zach Callison (Young Jirô), Madeleine Rose Yen (Young Nahoko), Eva Bella (Young Kayo), Edie Mirman (Jirô’s Mother), Darren Criss (Katayama). An animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Toshio Suzuki. Screenplay by Miyazaki, based on a comic by Miyazaki.

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3 Days to Kill

3 Days to Kill Movie Review

PG_13, 117 m., 2014

Kevin Costner (Ethan Renner), Amber Heard (Vivi Delay), Hailee Steinfeld (Zooey Renner), Connie Nielsen (Christine Renner), Tómas Lemarquis (The Albino), Richard Sammel (The Wolf), Marc Andréoni (Mitat Yilmaz), Bruno Ricci (Guido), Jonas Bloquet (Hugh), Eriq Ebouaney (Jules), Joakhim Sigue (Abbate), Alison Valence (Sumia), Big John (Louis), Michaël Vander-Meiren (Jacques), Paolo Calia (JPG Salesman). Directed by McG and produced by Luc Besson, Adi Hasak, Ryan Kavanaugh, Marc Libert, and Virginie Silla. Screenplay by Hasak & Besson, based on a story by Besson.

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Pompeii

Pompeii Movie Review

PG_13, 105 m., 2014

Kit Harington (Milo), Carrie-Anne Moss (Aurelia), Emily Browning (Cassia), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Atticus), Jessica Lucas (Ariadne), Jared Harris (Severus), Joe Pingue (Graecus), Kiefer Sutherland (Corvus), Currie Graham (Bellator), Dylan Schombing (Young Milo), Maxime Savaria (Biggest Thracian), Ron Kennell (The Weasel), Tom Bishop Sr. (Cassia’s Carriage Driver), Rebecca Eady (Milo’s Mother), Sasha Roiz (Proculus). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and produced by Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Don Carmody, Robert Kulzer. Screenplay by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler and Michael Robert Johnson.

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In Secret

In Secret Movie Review

R, 107 m., 2013

Elizabeth Olsen (Thérèse Raquin), Oscar Isaac (Laurent), Tom Felton (Camille), Jessica Lange (Madame Raquin), Shirley Henderson (Suzanne), Matt Lucas (Olivier), Mackenzie Crook (Grivet), John Kavanagh (Inspector Michaud), Lily Laight (Young Thérèse), Matt Devere (Therese’s Father), Dimitrije Bogdanov (Young Camille), Aleksandr Ivanovic (Coachman #1), Filip Dedakin (Coachman #2), Richard Sharkey (Chief Clerk), Miodrag Milovanov (Funeral Priest). Directed by Charlie Stratton and produced by William Horberg, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon. Screenplay by Stratton, based on a play by Neal Bell, based on the novel Therese Racquin by Émile Zola.

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Winter’s Tale

Winter's Tale Movie Review

PG_13, 118 m., 2014

Colin Farrell (Peter Lake), Matt Bomer (Young Man), Lucy Griffiths (Young Woman), Michael Patrick Crane (Ellis Isle Doctor), Brian Hutchison (Ellis Isle Official), Kevin Corrigan (Romeo Tan), Alan Doyle (Dingy Worthington), Russell Crowe (Pearly Soames), Jessica Brown Findlay (Beverly Penn), Jon Patrick Walker (Optometrist), David O’Brien Hart (Penn House Butler), William Hurt (Isaac Penn), Maurice Jones (Cecil Mature), Mckayla Twiggs (Young Willa), Matthew R. Staley (Oyster Boy). Directed by Akiva Goldsman and produced by Goldsman, Marc Platt, and Michael Tadross. Screenplay by Goldsman, based on a novel by Mark Helprin.

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Jimmy P.

Jimmy P. Movie Review

UNRATED, 117 m., 2013

Benicio Del Toro (Jimmy Picard), Mathieu Amalric (Georges Devereux), Gina McKee (Madeleine), Larry Pine (Dr. Karl Menninger), Joseph Cross (Dr. Holt), Gary Farmer (Jack), Michelle Thrush (Gayle Picard), Misty Upham (Jane), Jennifer Podemski (Doll), Michael Greyeyes (Allan), A Martinez (Bear Willie Claw), Jesse Arehart-Jacobs (Puppeteer 1), Elya Baskin (Dr. Jokl), Loren Bass (Neurologist), Anton Bassey (Sam). Directed by Arnaud Desplechin and produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Jennifer Roth. Screenplay by Desplechin, Kent Jones, and Julie Peyr.

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Endless Love

Endless Love Movie Review

PG_13, 104 m., 2014

Alex Pettyfer (David Elliot), Gabriella Wilde (Jade Butterfield), Bruce Greenwood (Hugh Butterfield), Joely Richardson (Anne Butterfield), Robert Patrick (Harry Elliot), Rhys Wakefield (Keith Butterfield), Dayo Okeniyi (Mace), Emma Rigby (Jenny), Anna Enger (Sabine), Fabianne Therese (Checka), Mike Bland (Harry’s Friend), Jake Schultz (Harry’s Friend), Jeff Pope (Mechanic (as Jeff Wayne Pope)), Zechariah Pierce (Waiter), Ryan Lewis (Maserati Driver). Directed by Shana Feste and produced by Pamela Abdy, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Scott Stuber. Screenplay by Feste and Joshua Safran, based on a novel by Scott Spencer.

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Adult World

Adult World Movie Review

R, 97 m., 2013

John Cusack (Rat Billings), Emma Roberts (Amy), Armando Riesco (Rubia), Shannon Woodward (Candace), Chris Riggi (Josh), Darin Scott (Apartment Manager), Scott Coffey (Bookstore Owner), Jo Mei (Yumi), Leah Lauren (Maggie), Reed Birney (Todd), Catherine Lloyd Burns (Sheryl), Becky Cerio (Bus Driver), John Cullum (Stan), Niki Dellios (Art Show Attendee), Alexander Edinger (Customer Max). Directed by Scott Coffey and produced by Manu Gargi, Alex Goldstone, Joy Gorman, and Justin Nappi. Screenplay by Andy Cochran.

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About Last Night

About Last Night Movie Review

R, 100 m., 2014

Kevin Hart (Bernie), Michael Ealy (Danny), Regina Hall (Joan), Joy Bryant (Debbie), Christopher McDonald (Casey McNeil), Adam Rodriguez (Steven Thaler), Joe Lo Truglio (Ryan Keller), Paula Patton (Alison), Terrell Owens (Himself), Catherine Shu (Asian Manicurist), David Greenman (Isaac), Bryan Callen (Trent), Paul Quinn (Drunk Regular), Hailey Boyle (New Roommate), Selita Ebanks (Pretty Lady). Directed by Steve Pink and produced by Will Gluck and William Packer. Screenplay by Leslye Headland, based on the screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky & Denise DeClue, based upon Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet.

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RoboCop

RoboCop Movie Review

PG_13, 117 m., 2014

Joel Kinnaman (Alex Murphy / RoboCop), Gary Oldman (Dr. Dennett Norton), Michael Keaton (Raymond Sellars), Abbie Cornish (Clara Murphy), Jackie Earle Haley (Rick Mattox), Michael K. Williams (Jack Lewis), Jennifer Ehle (Liz Kline), Jay Baruchel (Tom Pope), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Chief Karen Dean), Samuel L. Jackson (Pat Novak), Aimee Garcia (Jae Kim), Douglas Urbanski (Mayor Durant), John Paul Ruttan (David Murphy), Patrick Garrow (Antoine Vallon), K.C. Collins (Andre Daniels). Directed by José Padilha. Screenplay by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 screenplay by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner.

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Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy Movie Review

PG_13, 104 m., 2014

Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway), Lucy Fry (Lissa Dragomir), Danila Kozlovsky (Dimitri Belikov), Gabriel Byrne (Victor Dashkov), Dominic Sherwood (Christian Ozera), Olga Kurylenko (Headmistress Kirova), Sarah Hyland (Natalie), Cameron Monaghan (Mason), Sami Gayle (Mia Rinaldi), Ashley Charles (Jesse), Claire Foy (Ms. Karp), Joely Richardson (Queen Tatiana), Dominique Tipper (Guardian Gabriela), Edward Holcroft (Aaron), Bronté Norman-Terrell (Camilla). Directed by Mark Waters and produced by Susan Montford, Don Murphy, Deepak Nayar, Michael Preger. Screenplay by Daniel Waters, based on a novel by Richelle Mead.

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The Monuments Men

 

The Monuments Men Movie Review

PG_13, 118 m., 2014

George Clooney (Frank Stokes), Matt Damon (James Granger), Bill Murray (Richard Campbell), Cate Blanchett (Claire Simone), John Goodman (Walter Garfield), Jean Dujardin (Jean Claude Clermont), Hugh Bonneville (Donald Jeffries), Bob Balaban (Preston Savitz), Dimitri Leonidas (Sam Epstein), Justus von Dohnányi (Viktor Stahl), Holger Handtke (Colonel Wegner), Michael Hofland (Priest (Claude)), Zahary Baharov (Commander Elya), Michael Brandner (Dentist), Sam Hazeldine (Colonel Langton). Directed by George Clooney and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov. Screenplay by Clooney & Heslov, based on a book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter.

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The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie Movie Review

PG, 100 m., 2014

With the voices of: Will Arnett (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle / Lucy), Craig Berry (Blake / Additional Voices), Alison Brie (Unikitty), David Burrows (Octan Robot / Additional Voices), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Charlie Day (Benny), Amanda Farinos (Mom), Keith Ferguson (Han Solo), Will Ferrell (Lord Business (voice) / President Business (voice) / The Man Upstairs), Will Forte (Abraham Lincoln (as Orville Forte)), Dave Franco (Wally), Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius), Todd Hansen (Gandalf / Additional Voices), Jonah Hill (Green Lantern). An animated film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Roy Lee and Dan Lin. Screenplay by Lord & Miller, based on a story by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Lord & Miller.

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