Film Roundup (02/10/09)
1. After School Released: October 2nd,2009 Directed by: Antonio Campos Cast: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Michael Stuhlbarg, Addison Timlin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Gary Wilmes, Christopher Mccann Genre: Drama, Thriller Trailer: Click Here Robert is a young American student at an elite East Coast preparatory school. When he accidentally captures on camera the horrible death of two girls, heâs tasked with memorializing their lives in a film meant to be used to speed u... (continued)
1. After School Released: October 2nd,2009 Directed by: Antonio Campos Cast: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Michael Stuhlbarg, Addison Timlin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Gary Wilmes, Christopher Mccann Genre: Drama, Thriller Trailer: Click Here Robert is a young American student at an elite East Coast preparatory school. When he accidentally captures on camera the horrible death of two girls, heâs tasked with memorializing their lives in a film meant to be used to speed up the schoolâs healing process. For some, this exercise only deepens the traumaâ¦ 2. The Ministers Released: October 16th,2009 Directed by: Franc Reyes Cast:John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Florencia Lozano, Wanda De Jesus Genre: Drama Trailer: Click Here Thirteen years after her father was slain and the only evidence left at the crime scene was a pamphlet for a Secret shrouded religious order known as âThe Ministersâ, a New York City homicide detective sets out to discover the truth behind her fatherâs gruesome death, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers. 3. The House of the Devil Released: October 30th, 2009 Directed by: Ti West Cast:Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace Genre:Horror Trailer:Click Here Sam (Donahue) is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman (cult actors Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan (Gerwig) is Samâs best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. Victor (Bowen) at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her lifeâ¦. 4.Pirate Radio Released: November 13th,2009 Directed by: Richard Curtis Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Talulah Riley Genre:Comedy,Drama Trailer:Click Here Rock and roll will live forever - but can it float? Pirate Radio is the newest ensemble comedy from filmmaker Richard Curtis (screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, and writer/director of Love Actually), spinning the irreverent yet fact-based tale of a seafaring band of rogue rock and roll deejays whose âpirate radioâ captivated and inspired 1960s Britain. Playing the music that rocked a nation and a decade, the group boldly and hilariously defies the government that tries to shut them down. Some readers may remember this film as "The Boat That Rocked" here in the U.K. The film was renamed for its US release. 5. The Crazies *The405 Pick of the Day* Released: February 26th, 2010 Directed by: Breck Eisner Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson Genre: Horror Trailer:Click Here A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers and the authorities leave the uninfected to their certain doom in this terrifying reinvention of the George Romero horror classic. Directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara), The Crazies is written by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town, abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant); his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Duttonâs deputy and right-hand man, find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.
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