The 405 Film Roundup (23/5/09)
Hey Folks! Welcome to another 405 Film Roundup, the only place where you wont find a billion soppy reviews on a terrible Robert Pattinson film. So join us on this weeks Roundup, as we relive possibly one of the greatest music festivals of all time - Woodstock, Go commando with GI Joe, Return to the Museum for another night, Rent out something new from the porn/comedy genre and try to curb our enthusiasm with Larry David! Read on! 1. GI Joe Released:August 17th, 2009 Direct... (continued)
Hey Folks! Welcome to another 405 Film Roundup, the only place where you wont find a billion soppy reviews on a terrible Robert Pattinson film. So join us on this weeks Roundup, as we relive possibly one of the greatest music festivals of all time - Woodstock, Go commando with GI Joe, Return to the Museum for another night, Rent out something new from the porn/comedy genre and try to curb our enthusiasm with Larry David! Read on! 1. GI Joe Released:August 17th, 2009 Directed by:Stephen Sommers Genre:Action Trailer:Click Here G.I. Joe will be a modern telling of the "G.I. Joe vs. Cobra" storyline and its compelling characters that Hasbro created 25 years ago. The premise of this fantasy is the story of the G.I. Joe team, led by Duke, and their "fight for freedom wherever there is trouble" against the evil Cobra Commander and his Cobra force. This storyline was an instant hit with kids in the early 1980s, spawning a highly popular 3-3/4-inch action figure line, comic book collection and animated series. The G.I. Joe team will not be based in Brussels. Instead, they will be based out of the "Pit" as they were throughout the 1980s comic book series. And, in keeping with the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra fantasy, the movie will feature characters and locations from around the world. Duke, the lead character and head of the G.I. Joe team, will embody the values of bravery and heroism that the first generation of G.I. Joe figures established. 2. Whatever Works Released:June 19th, 2009 Directed by:Woody Allen Genre:Comedy Trailer:Click Here An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. This is a comedy also starring Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood, and a number of other amusing types. 3. Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Released:May 22nd, 2009 Directed by:Shawn Levy Genre:Comedy, Action and Adventure Trailer:Click Here In addition to Ben Stiller, the cast will be rounded out by many from the original film as well as several new characters from history. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the worldâs largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Caponeâs rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothyâs ruby red slippers and Archie Bunkerâs lounge chair. No major film has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington 4.Taking Woodstock Released:August 14th, 2009 Directed by:Ang Lee Genre:Comedy Trailer:Click Here Taking Woodstock is the new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee - and itâs a trip! Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, the comedy stars Demetri Martin as Elliot, who inadvertently played a role in making 1969âs Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Featuring a standout ensemble cast, and songs from a score of â60s musical icons including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Country Joe and the Fish - plus a new recording of âFreedomâ from Richie Havens - Taking Woodstock is a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village, Elliot feels empowered by the gay rights movement. But he is also still staked to the family business - a dumpy Catskills motel called the El Monaco that is being run into the ground by his overbearing parents, Jake and Sonia Teichberg (Henry Goodman and Imelda Staunton). In the summer of 1969, Elliot has to move back upstate to the El Monaco in order to help save the motel from being taken over by the bank. Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) at Woodstock Ventures to offer his familyâs motel to the promoters and generate some much-needed business. Elliot also introduces Lang to his neighbor Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), who operates a 600-acre dairy farm down the road. Soon the Woodstock staff is moving into the El Monaco - and half a million people are on their way to Yasgurâs farm for â3 days of Peace & Music in White Lake.â With a little help from his friends, including theater troupe leader Devon (Dan Fogler), recently returned Vietnam veteran Billy (Emile Hirsch), and cross-dressing ex-Marine Vilma (Liev Schreiber) - and with a little opposition from townspeople, including Billyâs brother Dan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) - Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life - and popular culture - forever. 5. Hump Day Released:July 10th, 2009 Directed by:Lynn Shelton Genre:Comedy Trailer:
Itâs been a decade since Ben (Duplass) and Andrew (Leonard) were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe from Chiapas to Cambodia. When Andrew shows up unannounced on Benâs doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of macho one-upmanship. Late into the night at a wild party, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest together. But what kind of boundary-breaking, envelope pushing porn can two straight dudes make? After the booze and âbig talkâ run out, only one idea remains-they will have sex togetherâ¦on camera. Itâs not gay; itâs beyond gay. Itâs not porn; itâs art. But how exactly will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna (Delmore), Benâs wife?
Whatever WorksWoody AllenTaking WoodstockGi JoeNight At The MuseumHump Day