Tuesday, December 18, 2007

August Rush

Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a brilliant cellist who has just finish performing a concert in New York City. Lyla goes out on the town with her girlfriend and end up at a party near New Yorks Washington Square. She meets Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) an Irish guitar player. They share the love of music and end up falling in love and bonding together that night.

August RushIt was the most wonderful night in Lylas life. Lyla must rush back to the hotel where her father Thomas (William Sadler) is waiting for her. Lyla promised to meet Louis in Washington Square, but her father forces her to go to her next concert. They are like two ships that pass in the night, never to see each other again, except for the fact that Lyla is now with child. Sadly, Lyla is in a car accident and the unborn child is lost.

Eleven years pass and Lylas father is on his death bed, and he must tell her the truth that he secretly gave Lylas baby boy up for adoption. August Rush (Freddie Highmore) is her child, who was born with the gift to hear music all around him. He believes that he will find his parents if they only hear his music, because they are truly bonded by their music. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass is a forthcoming fantasy film based upon Northern Lights (titled The Golden Compass in the US), the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, slated for release on December 5, 2007 by New Line Cinema.

The story concerns Lyra, an orphan living in a fantastical parallel universe in which a dogmatic dictatorship, the Magisterium, threatens to dominate. The project was announced in February 2002, following the success of other recent adaptations of fantasy epics, and at $150 million is expected to be one of New Line's biggest budget project ever after a series of box office disappointments in the past year.

Plot Synopsis:

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle.

Microscopic in size, the magical dust- found only in the vast Artic expanse of the North -was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, gyptians, and formidable armored bears.

And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Beowulf is a 2007 animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis, a film adaptation loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem of the same name. It was filmed using a special technique of motion capture similar to what was used in Zemeckis' previous film The Polar Express.

This adaptation of Beowulf tells the story of a Heroic Geat who travels over seas to come to the aid of Legendary but drunk King Hrothgar to help rid the people of Heorot of the monstrosity known as Grendel. But by defeating Grendel he incurs the wrath of his evil yet seductive mother, without any scales and claws. Told to kill the mother by Hrothgar, Beowulf enters her cave and becomes the latest victim in a century old tradition of deceit and destruction that has sentenced many kings and their kingdoms to misery and death.

Cast of Characters:

Ray Winstone ... Beowulf (voice)
Anthony Hopkins ... Hrothgar (voice)
John Malkovich ... Unferth (voice)
Robin Wright Penn ... Wealthow (voice)
Brendan Gleeson ... Wiglaf (voice)
Crispin Glover ... Grendel (voice) (as Crispin Hellion Glover)
Alison Lohman ... Ursula (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Grendel's Mother (voice)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Game Plan

Top Boston Rebels football star, Quarterback Joe Kingman, has an unknown 8-year old daughter from a former marriage show up on his doorstep. This precocious youth, Madison Pettis, transforms his life from a egotistical, promiscuous bachelor to a loving father.

Instead of decreasing his popularity, his daughter makes the athlete even more popular among fans and teammates. Joe Kingman admires Elvis Presley (The King) and fills his life with Elvis memorabilia and actions. Little Madison steers her Dad away from his exotic, blonde Russian girlfriend, Tatianna, towards her wholesome ballet teacher, Monique Vasquez.

A turn of events ends with a happy ending for both the football and romance sides of this Disney family big-budget film.


Dwayne Johnson ... Joe Kingman (as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson)
Madison Pettis ... Peyton Kelly
Kyra Sedgwick ... Stella Peck
Roselyn Sanchez ... Monique Vasquez
Morris Chestnut ... Travis Sanders
Hayes MacArthur ... Kyle Cooper
Brian J. White ... Jamal Webber (as Brian White)
Jamal Duff ... Clarence Monroe
Paige Turco ... Karen Kelly
Tubbs ... Spike
Gordon Clapp ... Coach Mark Maddox
Kate Nauta ... Tatianna
Robert Torti ... Samuel Blake, Jr.
Jackie Flynn ... Larry the Doorman
Lauren Storm ... Nanny Cindy

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

30 Days of Night: A Horror Film For Halloween

In sleepy, secluded Barrow, Alaska, the sun sets and doesn't rise for an entire month. As everyone prepares to either leave or wait the month out, Sheriff Eben Oleson (Josh Hartnett) investigates a number of bizarre crimes around town. Cell phones are being stolen and burned, sled dogs are being killed, and basically any object allowing outside communication is being destroyed. These events are soon tracked to a stranger (Ben Foster) who has somehow made his way into the town without a visible means of transportation. The man only warns that "they're coming."

As night falls upon the town, vampires led by the ruthless Marlow appear and disable the power plant. Before anyone is fully aware of what's happening, the vampires begin to massacre the town. Eben manages to save himself and a small group, including his estranged wife Stella (Melissa George), from the vampires, but they are forced into hiding. As they try to wait out the month, one by one they are either infected or killed, soon leaving only Eben, Stella, Eben's brother Jake, and two other women.

With the end of the month approaching, the vampires break a nearby oil pipeline open, planning to burn down the town in order to keep their activities secret. Stella, having hidden under a wrecked car during this time, is trapped between the vampires and the fire. Realizing that she cannot escape on her own, Eben opts to infect himself in order to buy her the time to escape. Eben does battle with Marlow and manages to kill him. The remaining vampires, lacking guidance, cautiously retreat. As the film ends, Eben and Stella watch the sunrise together, and she holds Eben as he begins to combust from exposure to sunlight.

Cast of Characters

Josh Hartnett as Eben Oleson
Melissa George as Stella Oleson
Ben Foster as The Stranger
Danny Huston as Marlow
Manu Bennett as Billy Kitka
Mark Boone Junior as Beau
Craig Hall as Wilson Bulosan
Mark Rendall as Jake Oleson

Source: Wikipedia.org

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Balls of Fury: A U.S. Box Office Movie is now on DVD

In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Now, this outrageous new comedy serves up this secret world for the first time on-screen.

Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission.

Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father's (Robert Patrick) killer - one of the FBI's Most Wanted, arch-fiend Feng (Christopher Walken). But, after two decades out of the game, Randy can't turn his life around and avenge his father's murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the spiritual guidance of blind Ping-Pong sage and restaurateur Wong (James Hong), and the training expertise of Master Wong's wildly sexy niece Maggie (Maggie Q), both of whom also have a dark history with Feng.

All roads lead to Feng's mysterious jungle compound and the most unique Ping-Pong tournaments ever staged. There, Randy faces such formidable players as his long-ago Olympics opponent, the still-vicious Karl Wolfschtagg (Thomas Lennon). Can Randy keep his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over rampant wickedness?

This movie is a U.S Box Office that earn $32,702,70.

Cast of Characters

Actor Role

Dan Fogler - Randy Daytona
Christopher - Walken Feng
George Lopez - Agent Rodriguez
Thomas Lennon - Karl Wolfschtagg
James Hong - Master Wong
Terry Crews - Freddy Fingers
Aisha Tyler - Mahogany
Maggie Q - Maggie Wong
Jason Scott Lee - Eddie
Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa - Mysterious Asian Man
Patton Oswalt - The Hammer
Diedrich Bader Gary - The Courtesan
David Koechner - Rick the Birdmaster
Brandon Molale - Wedge McDonald
Brett DelBuono - Young Randy Daytona
Alan Thicke - Sumo Wrestler
Jim Lampley - Himself
Robert Patrick - Sgt. Pete Daytona
Masi Oka - Jeff
Justin Lopez - Fury

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Another Night at the Museum now on DVD

Night at the Museum was a crappy movie but after making over $500 million worldwide, a sequel was always going to be on the cards. It looks like it might be sooner rather than later too as Dark Horizons are reporting that writers Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are about to begin work on writing another ‘museum coming to life at night’ adventure.

The duo also wrote the original movie and since then they’ve seen their scripts Reno 911: Miami (they created the cable show too) and the upcoming Balls of Fury turned into feature films.

Both Ben Stiller and Robin Williams are both said to be signed up for a return also but not director Shawn Levy at this point.

Levy and the screenwriters struggled to flesh out enough idea’s to keep one Night at the Museum interesting (actually the script was so dumb they made the whole story develop over a couple of days rather than one night!) so a sequel seems like a mountain they might struggle to climb without re-doing the first movie all over again. Take your money from the first movie and run is what I say.

This movie was earned $560 million at the cinema during their first release.

Source: obsessedwithfilm.com

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising is a 2007 film adaptation of the second book in the sword-and-sorcery five-book series The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper. The film is directed by David Cunningham and stars Ian McShane, Alexander Ludwig, Frances Conroy, Gregory Smith, and Christopher Eccleston. The Seeker is the first film to be produced by Walden Media and 20th Century Fox as part of their Fox-Walden


The film tells the story of Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig), a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.

Alexander Ludwig as Will Stanton
Christopher Eccleston as The Rider
Ian McShane as Merriman Lyon
Frances Conroy as Miss Greythorne
James Cosmo as Mr. Dawson
Jim Piddock as Old George
Amelia Warner as Maggie Barnes
John Benjamin Hickey as John Stanton
Wendy Crewson as Mary Stanton
Emma Lockhart as Gwen Stanton
Drew Tyler Bell as James Stanton
Edmund Entin as Robin Stanton
Gary Entin as Paul Stanton
Gregory Smith as Max Stanton
Jordan J. Dale as Stephen Stanton

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Stardust: A 2007 fantasy film

Stardust is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name, illustrated by Charles Vess, originally published by DC Comics, and stars an ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, Nathaniel Parker, Peter O'Toole, David Kelly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais and Charlie Cox.

The story begins around 150 years ago, in an English town named Wall. Wall is built beside a wall that is a portal to a magical kingdom named Faerie, which includes the realm of Stormhold.

A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes).

However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. Lord Stormhold's (Peter O'Toole) three living sons not to mention the ghosts of their four dead brothers all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Daily Show: An Emmy Award Winning TV Show

The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. It is a half-hour international weekend edition of the satirical news commentary program which airs on U.S. cable network Comedy Central. The CNN International version is a compilation of the best comedy sketches that aired during the previous week on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," which is recorded weeknights before a live studio audience in New York.

Geared toward a young, savvy late night audience, the program features Stewart's smart wit, satire and observations on U.S. and world current affairs. Other "Daily Show" correspondents, including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms and Mo Rocca, provide news updates, in-depth reports and various other comedy sketches throughout program. Stewart also interviews major stars from the world of film, television and music.

Television ratings show that the program generally has 1.4 million viewers nightly, a high figure for cable television. In demographic terms, the viewership is skewed to a relatively young audience compared to traditional news shows. A 2004 Nielsen Media Research study commissioned by Comedy Central put the median age at 35. In fact, during the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the show received more male viewers in the 18-34 year old age demographic than Nightline, Meet the Press, Hannity & Colmes and all of the evening news broadcasts.

In 2001, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement In Writing In A Variety, Music or Comedy Program" as well as a George Foster Peabody Award.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 science fiction action horror film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film Resident Evil: Apocalypse and is the third installment of the series of film adaptations based on the popular Capcom survival horror game series Resident Evil. The film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and produced by Paul Anderson, and adapts several plot elements from Resident Evil: Code Veronica as well as features various characters and creatures from the game series. The film is a departure from the usually dark and drab locations of other zombie films as it takes place in a desert wilderness.


Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice (MILLA JOVOVICH) is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker (JASON O'MARA) and head researcher Dr. Isaacs (IAN GLEN).

Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera (ODED FEHR), L.J. (MIKE EPPS), and new survivors K-Mart (SPENCER LOCKE), Claire Redfield(ALI LARTER), and Nurse Betty (ASHANTI) must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions.

Evan Almighty

Evan Almighty is a 2007 comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. It was directed by Tom Shadyac and stars Steve Carell, and Lauren Graham, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as God.

Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) is a Buffalo newscaster who was just elected to Congress. His slogan was to "Change the World". He moves his family to Virginia to start his new life. What Evan doesn't know is that his world was about to change. Evan prays for guidance in his new house and the next morning he begins to encounter strange things.

First his alarm clock goes off at GEN 6:14, and then he finds a house warming gift, a box filled with old tools, at his front door. The next weird thing is a truck load of wood is delivered to Evan's house. Finally, God (Morgan Freeman) appears to Evan, and commands him to build an ARK just as Noah did before him, and fill it with animals to protect them against the coming flood.

Evan believes he is under a lot of stress and that is causing him to go a little crazy. So it takes a little persuasion from God to get Evan to build an ARK.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Desperate Housewives : A TV Show series

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Company's main television studio — and Cherry Productions. Executive producers, as of the upcoming fourth season, are Marc Cherry, Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee and Joey Murphy.

As later told by series creator Marc Cherry, the idea of the series was born as he and his mom were watching a news report on Andrea Yates, a mother of five, convicted for drowning her children. While Cherry himself was incapable of understanding what would cause someone to kill their own children, Cherry's mother told him "I've been there". The thought that "a perfectly sane, rational woman could have the life she wanted, being a wife and mother ... and still have moments of insanity" had Cherry's imagination starting, and eventually he had formed an idea of a possible television show, naming it Desperate Housewives.

The next new episode of DH was entitled "Now You Know".

Synopsis: The neighborhood is shocked when news about Edie spreads though Fairview, Lynette battles with the effects of chemotherapy, and a new family moves to Wisteria Lane, on the Season Premiere of Desperate Housewives. This episode is the season three finale.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Transformers: A 2007 live action film

Transformers is a 2007 live action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the Transformers franchise. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, who has the coordinates to the location of the Allspark, an object at the center of the war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons.

The film begins with Optimus Prime explaining Cybertron's destruction at the hands of Megatron, and his quest to obtain the Allspark. Megatron discovers the Allspark on Earth, but crash-lands in the Arctic Circle, becoming frozen in the ice. Captain Archibald Witwicky and his crew of explorers stumble upon Megatron's body in 1897. Megatron's navigational system is unintentionally activated, and Archibald's eye glasses are imprinted with the Allspark's coordinates. Sector 7, a secret United States government organization, discovers the Allspark and builds the Hoover Dam around it to mask the energy signal. The still-frozen Megatron is moved into this facility, and is reverse engineered to further advance human technology.

Producers Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto developed the film, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the script, aiming for a realistic interpretation of the characters. Though not a Transformers fan, Bay was convinced by Spielberg to direct, and he created an intricate design aesthetic for the computer-generated robots. General Motors and the United States military lent their support during filming, to keep the budget under $150 million. Armed with an enormous marketing campaign including comics, toys and tie-in deals, Transformers opened in the United States on July 2, 2007, and broke the box office record for the highest-grossing opening week for a non-sequel. Critics praised the special effects, but criticized the characterization. A sequel is expected for release in 2009.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Planet Terror on dvd

Planet Terror is a 2007 feature length film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, initially as part of Grindhouse, a double feature film collaboration with Quentin Tarantino.

Rodriguez's film, a tribute to "grindhouse cinema" and "B movies," revolves around an outfit of rebels attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit.

Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino have added more names to the cast list for their '70s exploitation-style film Grindhouse. Michael Bacall, writer/director/occasional actor Eli Roth, and newcomer Omar Doom have joined the slasher film Death Proof, Tarantino's half of the Grindhouse movie.

Grindhouse is a double feature joined by faux ads and trailers. Tarantino's Death Proof will feature Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton, Tracie Thoms and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Rodriguez's Planet Terror cast includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Naveen Andrews, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas), Jeff Fahey, and Michael Parks.

Grindhouse was released on April 6, 2007, ticket sales performed significantly below box office analysts' expectations despite mostly positive critic reviews. In much of the rest of the world, each feature was released separately, with Death Proof screened in an extended version. Two soundtracks were also released for the features and include music and audio snippets from the film. Death Proof was released separately in international theatrical markets, and on DVD in the United States on September 18, 2007.