Monday, October 26, 2015

Rebirth




On January 23, 2011, Project Rebirth released the documentary Rebirth at the Sundance Film Festival. Originally, Whitaker, who directed, had intended to focus on the site solely, with a film to be included in a future museum, but told Filmmaker magazine in 2011 that his time at Ground Zero convinced him that the stories of the people needed to be told as well to "capture the human dimension of the event." Although nine people were followed, the finished film focuses on the lives of five individuals: a teenager, Nick, whose mother died; a firefighter, Tim, who lost colleagues; a woman, Tanya, who lost her fiancé; a woman, Ling, who has undergone over 40 surgeries to help deal with the devastation of the attack; and a construction worker, Brian, who is helping to rebuild. Early reception of the documentary was positive, with Sundance audiences responding with a standing ovation and film critic Kirk Honeycutt stating that "Every choice Whitaker has made, from his decision not to show any of the footage from that terrible day to whatever methods he used to get his heroes to express themselves so candidly, pays off beautifully. The word "inspiring" gets overused but 'Rebirth' is really and truly inspiring." All profits from the documentary are to help fund the Project Rebirth Center.
The documentary received a Peabody Award in 2011.

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia



Through the night, three cars carry a small group of men – police officers, a doctor, a prosecutor, grave diggers, gendarmerie forces, and two brothers, homicide suspects – around in the rural surroundings of the Anatolian town Keskin, in search of a buried body. Kenan, one of the suspects, leads them from one water fountain to another; at the time of the crime he was drunk and he cannot recall where he and his mentally challenged brother buried the body. The darkness and visual indistinctness of the landscape do not help; each spot looks the same as the others.
Meanwhile the men discuss a variety of topics, such as yoghurt, lamb chops, urination, family, spouses, ex-wives, death, suicide, hierarchy, bureaucracy, ethics, and their jobs. Philosophy is also discussed, with one apparently central and particular idea/theme mentioned a couple of times throughout the film—the idea that children invariably pay for their parents' mistakes.

Directed byNuri Bilge Ceylan
Produced byZeynep Özbatur Atakan
Written byNuri Bilge Ceylan
Ercan Kesal
Ebru Ceylan
StarringMuhammet Uzuner
Yılmaz Erdoğan
Taner Birsel
CinematographyGökhan Tiryaki
Edited byBora Gökşingöl
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Production
company
Zeyno Film
Distributed byThe Cinema Guild
Release dates
  • 21 May 2011 (2011-05-21) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • 23 September 2011 (2011-09-23) (Turkey)
Running time
157 minutes
CountryTurkey
Bosnia and Herzegovina
LanguageTurkish

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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?




David Leaf and John Scheinfeld interviewed close to three dozen of Nilsson's friends, colleagues and extended family, who all shared their memories of Harry Nilsson, his music and how it affected them. This was put together in a documentary where we follow Harry Nilsson from childhood to death, enjoying the highs and lows along with him, from Grammy wins through divorce and substance abuse.

Directed byJohn Scheinfeld
Produced byLee Blackman
John Scheinfeld
David Leaf
Written byJohn Scheinfeld
StarringPerry Botkin, Jr.
Micky Dolenz
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Ringo Starr
Robin Williams
Yoko Ono
Richard Perry
Randy Newman
John Lennon
May Pang
Brian Wilson
Music byHarry Nilsson
CinematographyJames Mathers
Edited byPeter S. Lynch II
Production
company
LSL Productions
Distributed byLorber Films
Release dates
2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2010 Theatrical
Running time
116 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Northfork



The film's narrative consists of several interwoven subplots taking place in the town of Northfork, Montana circa 1955. A new dam is being built which will flood the valley of Northfork, and the town is in the midst of an evacuation. The narratives focus on several individuals who, for one reason or another, have yet to evacuate. Walter O'Brian (Woods) and his son (Mark Polish) are on the evacuation team, helping to evacuate the last few inhabitants of Northfork. Father Harlan (Nick Nolte) is one such individual, who has stayed behind to care for Irwin (Duel Farnes), a dying orphan too weak to leave town. While the O'Brians and their co-workers encounter an array of unusual characters, Irwin discovers that he is the "unknown angel" and finds himself a family in his dreams.

Directed byMichael Polish
Produced byMark Polish
Michael Polish
Written byMark Polish
Michael Polish
StarringJames Woods
Nick Nolte
Duel Farnes
Mark Polish
Daryl Hannah
Peter Coyote
Robin Sachs
Music byStuart Matthewman
CinematographyM. David Mullen
Edited byLeo Trombetta
Distributed byParamount Classics
Release dates
July 11, 2003 (limited)
Running time
103 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,900,000
Box office$1,599,804

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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles



Several centuries later, the death of Sir Charles Baskerville is being reported by his best friend Dr. Richard Mortimer (Francis de Wolff) to Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (André Morell), who are willing to meet the new owner of Baskerville Hall, Sir Henry (Christopher Lee). After meeting Sir Henry, Holmes remembers that he is going to be away on another case when Sir Henry returns to Baskerville Hall. Holmes puts Watson in charge of watching over Sir Henry. A tarantula attacks Sir Henry briefly in London; Holmes suspects foul play. Before he leaves, Holmes reminds Watson not to let Sir Henry go out onto the moor after dark.

Directed byTerence Fisher
Produced byMichael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Anthony Nelson Keys
Kenneth Hyman
Screenplay byPeter Bryan
Based onThe novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
StarringPeter Cushing
André Morell
Sir Christopher Lee
Music byJames Bernard
Edited byAlfred Cox
Production
company
Hammer Film Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
4 May 1959 (UK)
Running time
87 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Spanish
Box office1,257,132 admissions (France)

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Woman in Gold




In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, Austria, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann and members of her family attempt to flee to the United States. While Altmann is successful in her escape, she is forced to abandon her parents in Vienna.
In the present, living in Los Angeles, a now elderly Altmann attends the funeral for her sister. She discovers letters in her sister's possession dating to the late 1940s, which reveal an attempt to recover artwork owned by the Altmann family that was left behind during the family's flight for freedom and subsequently stolen by the Nazis. Of particular note is a painting of Altmann's aunt, now known in Austria as the "Woman in Gold".

Directed bySimon Curtis
Produced by
  • David M. Thompson
  • Kris Thykier
Written byAlexi Kaye Campbell
Starring
  • Helen Mirren
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Daniel Brühl
  • Katie Holmes
  • Tatiana Maslany
  • Max Irons
  • Charles Dance
  • Elizabeth McGovern
  • Jonathan Pryce
Music by
  • Martin Phipps
  • Hans Zimmer
CinematographyRoss Emery
Edited byPeter Lambert
Production
companies
  • BBC Films
  • Origin Pictures
  • 2nd District Filmproduktion
Distributed by
  • BBC Films (UK)
  • The Weinstein Company (US)
Release dates
  • February 2015 (2015-02) (Berlin)
  • 1 April 2015 (2015-04-01) (United States)
  • 10 April 2015 (2015-04-10) (United Kingdom)
Running time
109 minutes
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$11 million
Box office$55.8 million


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東のエデン Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East)



On Monday, November 22, 2010, ten missiles strike Japan, but cause no casualties. This apparent terrorist act is referred to as "Careless Monday" and is eventually forgotten by the populace. The series begins three months later when Saki Morimi, a senior at university, visits Washington D.C. as part of her graduation trip. When she gets into trouble, a mysterious young Japanese man appears completely naked except for a gun and a cell phone, and rescues her. The man has lost his memory, but learns that he has a bunch of fake passports at his apartment; he chooses the Japanese one which names him Akira Takizawa. While he and Saki return to Japan, they learn that a new missile has hit.
Akira discovers that his phone carries ¥8.2 billion in digital money, and that he is part of a game, where twelve individuals called Seleção are given ¥10 billion to "save" Japan in some way. The Seleção are able to access a concierge named Juiz, who can fulfill their orders for a price. However, if the money is used up completely, or for selfish purposes, the individual will be eliminated by the Supporter, the anonymous "twelfth man" of the group. He encounters various Seleção along the way, including a police detective, a hospital director, and a woman who is thought to be a serial killer. He learns who was behind the Careless Monday missile attacks, his role in the events, and the reason his memories were erased.

Directed byKenji Kamiyama
Produced byKōji Yamamoto
Tomohiko Ishii
Written byKenji Kamiyama
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioProduction I.G
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Funimation
Manga Entertainment
NetworkFuji TV (Noitamina)
English network
SEA
TVB
US
Funimation Channel
Original runApril 9, 2009June 18, 2009

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Attack on Titan



The story of Attack on Titan centers around the adventures of Eren Yeager, his foster sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend, Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects their hometown of Shinganshina is breached by Titans, Eren watches in horror as one of them eats his mother. Vowing to kill all the Titans, Eren enlists in the military, along with his friends.
Five years later, the three cadet graduates are positioned in Trost District, one of the border towns jutting out of Wall Rose, when the Titans attack again. In the ensuing battle, Eren is eaten by one of the Titans before Armin's eyes. A Titan later appears and begins fighting the other Titans while ignoring humans; the Titan is revealed to be Eren, who has developed the ability to transform into one. Though he is seen as a threat by some, he helps the military take back Trost District. After being placed on trial for being a danger to the humans, he is taken in by the Survey Corps' Special Operations Squad, led by Captain Levi.
For the first thirteen episodes, the opening theme is "Guren no Yumiya" (紅蓮の弓矢, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow", styled in German as "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen") by Linked Horizon, and the ending theme is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "This Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa. For episodes 14–25, the opening theme is "Jiyū no Tsubasa" (自由の翼, lit. "Wings of Freedom", styled in German as "Die Flügel der Freiheit") by Linked Horizon, and the ending theme is "great escape" by Cinema Staff. Both "Guren no Yumiya" and "Jiyū no Tsubasa" were released as part of the single "Jiyū e no Shingeki" on July 10, 2013.
The anime was compiled into two animated theatrical films with new voice acting from the same cast. The first film Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow (「進撃の巨人」前編~紅蓮の弓矢~ Shingeki no Kyojin Zenpen ~Guren no Yumiya~) covers the first 13 episodes and was released on November 22, 2014, while the second film Attack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom (「進撃の巨人」後編~自由の翼~ Shingeki no Kyojin Kōhen ~Jiyū no Tsubasa~) adapts the remaining episodes and adds new ending footage linked to second television season. It was released on June 27, 2015. A second season of the anime series was announced on the opening day of the first theatrical film, set to be released in 2016.


Directed byYoshihide Ibata
Written byMidori Gotou
Music byAsami Tachibana
StudioProduction I.G
NetworkMBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, RKK, SBS
Original runOctober 4, 2015ongoing
Episodes12

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Rang De Basanti




A young, struggling British filmmaker Sue McKinley (Alice Patten) comes across the diary of her grandfather, Mr. McKinley (Steven Mackintosh), who served as a jailer in the Imperial Police during the Indian independence movement. Through the diary, she learns about the story of five freedom fighters who were active in the movement: Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Ashfaqulla Khan, and Ram Prasad Bismil. McKinley, in his diary, states that he had met two type of people in his life: the first one... who died without uttering a sound and the second kind ... who died with lots of anguish.. crying over their deaths... McKinley reveals that it was then that he met with the third kind....

Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Produced byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Ronnie Screwvala
Creative Producer:-
P. S. Bharathi
Written byDialogue:-
Prasoon Joshi
Renzil D'Silva
Screenplay byRenzil D'Silva
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Story byKamlesh Pandey
StarringAamir Khan
Siddharth Narayan
Sharman Joshi
Soha Ali Khan
Waheeda Rehman
R. Madhavan
Kunal Kapoor
Atul Kulkarni
Alice Patten
Music byA. R. Rahman
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byP. S. Bharathi
Production
company
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • 26 January 2006 (2006-01-26)
Running time
157 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Punjabi
English
Budget250 million (US$3.8 million)
Box office920 million (US$14 million)
worldwide


The Human Experiment






A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products. IMDB


Paris, je t'aime




Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements.

Directed by
Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel and Ethan Coen, Gérard Depardieu, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Nobuhiro Suwa, Alexander Payne, Tom Tykwer, Walter Salles, Yolande Moreau and Gus Van Sant.

Produced byEmmanuel Benbihy
Claudie Ossard
Written byEmmanuel Benbihy (Transitions)
see below
Starringsee below
Music byVarious
CinematographyVarious
Edited byVarious
Production
company
Canal+
Victoires International
Distributed byLa Fabrique de Films (France)
Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (Switzerland)
First Look International (US)
Release dates
  • 18 May 2006 (2006-05-18) (Cannes)
  • 21 June 2006 (2006-06-21) (France)
  • 10 September 2006
  • 25 January 2007 (2007-01-25) (Germany)
Running time
120 minutes 
CountryFrance
Lichtenstein
Switzerland
Germany
LanguageFrench
English
Spanish
Mandarin
Arabic
Budget$13 million
Box office$17.5 million

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New York, I Love You





New York, I Love You is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology consisting of eleven short films, each by a different director. The short films all relate in some way to the subject of love, and are set among the five boroughs of New York City. The film is a sequel of sorts to the 2006 film Paris, je t'aime, which had the same structure, and is the second film in the Cities of Love franchise, created and produced by Emmanuel Benbihy. Unlike Paris, je t'aime, the short films of New York, I Love You all have a unifying thread, of a videographer who films the other characters.


Directed byFatih Akin
Yvan Attal
Randall Balsmeyer
Allen Hughes
Shunji Iwai
Jiang Wen
Shekhar Kapur
Joshua Marston
Mira Nair
Natalie Portman
Brett Ratner
Produced byEmmanuel Benbihy
Marina Grasic
Michael Benaroya (Executive Producer)
Rose Ganguzza (executive producer)
Music byTonino Baliardo
Nicholas Britell
Paul Cantelon
Mychael Danna
Ilhan Ersahin
Jack Livesey
Shoji Mitsui
Mark Mothersbaugh
Peter Nashel
Atticus Ross
Leopold Ross
Claudia Sarne
Marcelo Zarvos
CinematographyJean-Louis Bompoint
Benoît Debie
Paweł Edelman
Mark Lee Ping Bin
Michael McDonough
Andrij Parekh
Declan Quinn
Mauricio Rubinstein
Edited byJennifer Augé
Tricia Cooke
Jacob Craycroft
Affonso Gonçalves
Mark Helfrich
Shunji Iwai
Allyson C. Johnson
Melody London
Cindy Mollo
Craig McKay
Production
company
Grosvenor Park Media
Palm Pictures
Plum Pictures
Distributed byVivendi Entertainment
Release dates
  • September 2008 (2008-09) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • October 16, 2009 (2009-10-16) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$8,049,666



Monday, October 12, 2015

スワロウテイル Suwarōteiru (Swallowtail Butterfly)





The film is set in Tokyo at an unspecified point in the near future when the Japanese yen has become the strongest currency in the world. This attracts an influx of immigrants, legal and illegal, to work in the city. The immigrants give the city the nickname Yen Town (円都 ien taun). The Japanese natives, however, despise the nickname, and in retribution call the immigrants by the homophone Yen Thieves (円盗 ien taun), anglicised as "Yentowns" in the film's English subtitles. 
The story centers around a sixteen-year-old girl (Ito) whose mother has just died. The girl is passed on from person to person until she is taken in by a Chinese Yentown prostitute named Glico (Chara), who names her Ageha (Japanese for swallowtail). Under Glico's care, Ageha starts a new life.

Directed byShunji Iwai
Produced byShinya Kawai
Written byShunji Iwai
StarringHiroshi Mikami,
Chara,
Ayumi Ito
Yosuke Eguchi
Andy Hui
Atsuro Watabe
Music byTakeshi Kobayashi
CinematographyNoboru Shinoda
Distributed byKadokawa Herald
Release dates
  • September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
Running time
148 minutes
LanguageJapanese
English
Mandarin

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I love this movie. ~Mike



Friday, October 9, 2015

Starcrash



In a distant galaxy, a starship searches for the evil Count Zarth Arn. Closing in on a planet, the ship is attacked by a mysterious weapon (a red blobby field) which drives the crew insane. Three escape pods launch during the attack, but the ship crashes into the atmosphere of the planet and is destroyed.
Meanwhile, outlaw smuggler Stella Star and her sidekick Akton run into the Imperial Space Police, led by robot sheriff Elle. Akton and Stella escape by jumping into hyperspace. When they emerge, they discover an escape pod from the attacked starship, and in it, a sole survivor. Before they can escape, they are apprehended by the police, who tracked their hyperspace trail.

Directed byLuigi Cozzi
Produced byNat Wachsberger
Patrick Wachsberger
Written byLuigi Cozzi
StarringMarjoe Gortner
Caroline Munro
Judd Hamilton
Robert Tessier
Christopher Plummer
David Hasselhoff
Joe Spinell
Music byJohn Barry
CinematographyPaul Beeson
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli
Edited bySergio Montanari
Distributed byNew World Pictures (USA)
Release dates
  • 21 December 1978 (1978-12-21) (West Germany)
  • 15 January 1979 (1979-01-15) (Italy)
  • 9 March 1979 (1979-03-09) (USA)
Running time
94 min.
CountryUSA, Italy
LanguageEnglish
Budget$4 million

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Lobster Man from Mars



Young filmmaker Stevie Horowitz (Dean Jacobson) eagerly awaits a meeting with big shot Hollywood film producer J.P. Shelldrake (Tony Curtis). Shelldrake has been desperately searching for a way to avoid problems with the IRS and unpaid millions owed them in back taxes. His brilliant yet overpaid accountant (Phil Proctor) devises a scheme to allow the producer to write off the expenses of his next movie release, but only if the film is a box office flop. Armed with his foolproof plan, Shelldrake agrees to meet with Stevie and screen his film "Lobster Man From Mars" (financed by Stevie's jailed con man Uncle Joey). 


Directed byStanley Sheff
Produced bySteven S. Greene
Eyan Rimmon
Written byStanley Sheff and
Bob Greenberg (idea)
Bob Greenberg (screenplay)
StarringTony Curtis
Dean Jacobsen
Patrick Macnee
Deborah Foreman
Anthony Hickox
S.D. Nemeth
Mindy Kennedy
Phil Proctor
Bobby Pickett
Tommy Sledge
Billy Barty
Music bySasha Matson
CinematographyGerry Lively
Edited byStanley Sheff
John Peterson
Distributed byElectric Pictures
Release dates
  • January 29, 1989 (1989-01-29)
Running time
82 mins.
CountryUS
LanguageEnglish
Budget$980,000 (estimated)
Box officeUnknown

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I have to admit that I didn't really watch the film. I watched the commentary, yes they did a video commentary, with the director and George Takei. Which was outstanding. ~Mike

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe



In the London suburb of Finchley, the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, are endangered by a Second World War attack of German bombers. They are then evacuated to the country home of Professor Digory Kirke, who is not accustomed to having children in his house, as Mrs Macready, the strict housekeeper, explains.
While the Pevensies are playing hide-and-seek, Lucy discovers a wardrobe and enters a wintry fantasy world called Narnia. Seeing a lamppost, Lucy encounters the faun Mr. Tumnus, who explains the land she has entered and invites her to his home. He puts Lucy to sleep by playing a lullaby on his flute. When Lucy wakes up, she finds Tumnus grieving, and he explains that Jadis, the White Witch, has cursed Narnia and it has been winter for 100 years. If a human is encountered they are to be brought to her. Tumnus cannot bring himself to kidnap Lucy, so he sends her home. When she returns to Professor Kirke's house, hardly any time has passed in the normal world; her siblings do not believe her story, and when they look in the wardrobe it has a normal back.

Directed byAndrew Adamson
Produced byMark Johnson
Phillip Steuer
Written byAnn Peacock
Andrew Adamson
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Based onThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C. S. Lewis
StarringWilliam Moseley
Anna Popplewell
Skandar Keynes
Georgie Henley
Liam Neeson
Tilda Swinton
James McAvoy
Jim Broadbent
Ray Winstone
Dawn French
Music byHarry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyDonald McAlpine
Edited bySim Evan-Jones
Jim May
Production
company
Walt Disney Pictures
Walden Media
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • December 8, 2005 (2005-12-08) (United Kingdom)
  • December 9, 2005 (2005-12-09) (United States)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$180 million
Box office$745 million

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Prince Caspian



1,300  Narnian years after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, is informed by mentor Doctor Cornelius that his uncle, Miraz, is plotting to kill him and seize the throne for himself and his newborn heir. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn, instructing him to blow it only at his greatest need. Caspian flees into the woods where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a talking badger named Trufflehunter, and blows the horn to summon help.
Only one year in England has passed since the Pevensie children returned from Narnia. The children are waiting for a tube train when the station suddenly starts collapsing and they are magically transported to Narnia. At first they are overjoyed, but soon realize that much time has passed since their last visit, and their castle at Cair Paravel is in ruin.
In the Telmarine castle, the lords of the council learn that Prince Caspian is gone, and Miraz, using Trumpkin, who has been captured, persuades them to attack the Narnians to retrieve Caspian while secretly plotting to kill him instead. Lord Sopespian suspects Miraz's motives, and discusses his treasonous thoughts with his ally, General Glozelle.

Directed byAndrew Adamson
Produced byAndrew Adamson
Mark Johnson
Philip Steuer
Screenplay byAndrew Adamson
Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Based onPrince Caspian
by C. S. Lewis
StarringBen Barnes
William Moseley
Anna Popplewell
Skandar Keynes
Georgie Henley
Sergio Castellitto
Music byHarry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyKarl Walter Lindenlaub
Edited bySim Evan-Jones
Production
company
Walt Disney Pictures
Walden Media
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • May 16, 2008 (2008-05-16) (United States)
  • June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26) (United Kingdom)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryCzech Republic
Poland
Slovenia
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$225 million
Box office$419.7 million

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 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 



Three Narnian years after the events of Prince Caspian, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are staying with their irritating bookworm cousin Eustace Scrubb until the war is over. Edmund is still too young to enlist in His Majesty's Armed Forces. At their cousin's home a painting of a ship on the ocean transports Lucy, Edmund and Eustace into an ocean in Narnia.
They are rescued by Caspian, who captains the Dawn Treader. He invites them on a voyage to rescue the seven Lords of Narnia whom his uncle Miraz banished. In the Lone Islands, where people are sold as slaves, Caspian and Edmund are captured and imprisoned while Lucy and Eustace are sold as slaves. Caspian meets one of the lost lords (Lord Bern), who reveals that the slaves are not sold, but sacrificed to a mysterious green mist. They are rescued by their crew. Bern, who becomes the new governor, gives Caspian a sword, one of seven given to each of the lords by Aslan.

Directed byMichael Apted
Produced byMark Johnson
Andrew Adamson
Philip Steuer
Screenplay byChristopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Michael Petroni
Based onThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader
by C. S. Lewis
StarringGeorgie Henley
Skandar Keynes
Will Poulter
Ben Barnes
Liam Neeson
Simon Pegg
Tilda Swinton
William Moseley
Anna Popplewell
Music byDavid Arnold
CinematographyDante Spinotti
Edited byRick Shaine
Production
company
Walden Media
Dune Entertainment
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30) (Royal Film Performance)
  • December 9, 2010 (2010-12-09) (United Kingdom)
  • December 10, 2010 (2010-12-10) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$155 million
Box office$415.6 million

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Alive Inside Music and Memory




ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

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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
Starring
  • Johnny Yune
  • Margaux Hemingway
  • Pam Huntington
  • Ralph Mauro
Music byTommy Vig
Release dates
1982
Running time
87 mins.
LanguageEnglish

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