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