Friday, October 2, 2015

They Call Me Bruce

The movie opens with a young boy running to meet his grandfather (played by Yune), who lies dying on his bed. The young boy sadly explains that he could not find the medicine required to cure his grandfather's ailment and wonders aloud who will take care of him after his grandfather dies. His dying grandfather attempts to reassure the young boy, and explains that he should go to America. He further explains that when he was younger and working as a merchant marine, he met "the most beautiful girl" in America, and tells the young boy that if he goes there, she will take very good care of him. As the young boy is asking how to find her, his grandfather dies and the movie fades to black.

Directed byElliott Hong
Written byTim Clawson
  • Johnny Yune
  • Margaux Hemingway
  • Pam Huntington
  • Ralph Mauro
Music byTommy Vig
Release dates
Running time
87 mins.

Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


In World War II London, a bold American servicewoman named Grizel Dane (Evelyn Keyes) pays a visit to her granduncle, aged General Sir Roland 'Rollo' Dane (David Niven), looking for a place to stay. At first reluctant to disturb his routine, Rollo soon gives in.
Interspersed flashbacks reveal the history of the Dane family. The first takes place when Rollo (Peter Miles) is a child. He and his older siblings, Selina and Pelham (Warwick Gregson), are introduced to Lark Ingoldsby (Gigi Perreau) by their father (Colin Keith-Johnston). He explains that her parents have been killed in a railway accident and that she will be living with them as a member of the family. Selina immediately resents the newcomer.

Directed byIrving Reis
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Screenplay byJohn Patrick
Based onTake Three Tenses, A Fugue in Time
1945 novel
by Rumer Godden
StarringDavid Niven
Teresa Wright
Evelyn Keyes
Farley Granger
Narrated byWilliam Johnstone
Music byHugo Friedhofer
CinematographyGregg Toland
Edited byDaniel Mandell
Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • December 11, 1948
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

Source: Wikipedia


Lord Charlie Mortdecai, an unscrupulous art dealer and swindler, is accosted in Hong Kong by one of his victims, a gangster named Fang. Jock, Mortdecai's faithful manservant, extricates his master before they can be killed by Fang's gunmen. They return to London, where Mortdecai and his wife, Johanna, consider ways to pay off their crushing debt. A painting by Francisco Goya becomes the target of an elaborate theft which results in the murders of an art restorer and one of the thieves.

Directed byDavid Koepp
Produced by
  • Christi Dembrowski
  • Johnny Depp
  • Andrew Lazar
Screenplay byEric Aronson
Based onDon't Point that Thing at Me
by Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Johnny Depp
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Olivia Munn
  • Paul Bettany
  • Jeff Goldblum
Narrated byJohnny Depp
Music by
  • Geoff Zanelli
  • Mark Ronson
CinematographyFlorian Hoffmeister
Edited byJill Savitt
Derek Ambrosi
  • Infinitum Nihil
  • Mad Chance Productions
  • Odd Lot Entertainment
Distributed byLionsgate
Release dates
  • January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$60 million
Box office$30.4 million

Source: Wikipedia

Absolute Beginners

The film takes place in 1958, a time in which pop culture is transforming from 1950s jazz and early rock to a new generation on the verge of the 1960s. London is post-World War II, but pre-Beatles/Stones. The storyline incorporates elements of the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.
Young photographer Colin falls in love with aspiring fashion designer Crepe Suzette but she's only interested in her career. Colin tries to win her affections by taking a crack at the big time himself. Meanwhile racial tensions heat up in Colin's neighbourhood of London.

Directed byJulien Temple
Written byRichard Burridge
  • Eddie O'Connell
  • Patsy Kensit
  • David Bowie
  • James Fox
  • Ray Davies
  • Eve Ferret
  • Anita Morris
  • Steven Berkoff
  • Sade Adu
CinematographyOliver Stapleton
Edited byGerry Hambling
Goldcrest Films
Virgin Films
Distributed byPalace Pictures (UK)
Orion Pictures (USA)
Release dates
  • 18 April 1986 (1986-04-18)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£8.4 million
Box office£1.8 million (UK)
$930,211 (USA)

Source: Wikipedia


The movie begins in medias res when an agent is about to accomplish a mission by disarming a bomb, but the bomb explodes, burning the agent's face. A man is seen trying to help the agent escape. The agent, while recovering from facial reconstruction, reviews records of various bombing incidents from 1960 through 1975. This suggests that his agency has traveled back in time to try to stop the so-called Fizzle Bomber before 11,000 are killed in a 1975 New York City bombing. When recovered, the agent receives his last assignment.

Directed byMichael Spierig
Peter Spierig
Produced by
  • Paddy McDonald
  • Tim McGahan
  • Michael Spierig
Written by
  • Michael Spierig
  • Peter Spierig
Based on"'—All You Zombies—'"
by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Sarah Snook
  • Noah Taylor
Music byPeter Spierig
CinematographyBen Nott
Edited byMatt Villa
  • Blacklab Entertainment
  • Screen Australia
  • Screen Queensland
  • Wolfhound Pictures
Distributed byPinnacle Films
Release dates
  • 8 March 2014 (2014-03-08) (SXSW Film Festival)
  • 28 August 2014 (2014-08-28) (Australia)
Running time
97 minutes
Box office$4.3 million

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Girls in the Band

“The Girls in the Band” tells the little told, poignant stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the late 1920s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them – although perseverance back then all too often meant having to wiggle and jiggle like bowls of jello in cleavage-popping gowns.

Source: Telluride Inside… and Out

The Brass Teapot

The movie follows John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple), a down on their luck couple that comes across a magical brass teapot capable of providing them with money. The only catch is that they must harm themselves in order for the teapot to provide. They must then decide what they are willing to do in order to gain financial security.

Directed byRamaa Mosley
Written byTim Macy
StarringJuno Temple
Michael Angarano
Alexis Bledel
Alia Shawkat
Bobby Moynihan
Music byAndrew Hewitt
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release dates
  • 8 September 2012 (2012-09-08) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • 5 April 2013 (2013-04-05) (United States)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$6,997

Source: Wikipedia