Sunday, November 28, 2010

The King's Speech

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: David Seidler
Stars:Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Release Date:26 November 2010 (USA)
Storyline: Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
Watching Trailer: The King's Speech

Love and Other Drugs

Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Charles Randolph
Stars:Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Judy Greer
Release Date:24 November 2010 (USA)
Storyline:Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Watching Trailer:Love and Other Drugs


Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jacob Grimm
Stars:Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy
Release Date:24 November 2010 (USA)
Storyline: After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Rider scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.
Watching Trailer:Tangled

Rare Exports

Director: Jalmari Helander
Writer: Jalmari Helander
Stars:Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila and Peeter Jakobi
Release Date:3 December 2010 (USA)
Box Office
Storyline: On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader... 
Watching Trailer:Rare Exports

Night Catches Us

Director: Tanya Hamilton
Writer: Tanya Hamilton
Stars:Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce
Release Date:3 December 2010 (USA)
Storyline: In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

Watching Trailer: Night Catches Us

Saturday, November 27, 2010

127 Hours

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Danny Boyle
Stars:James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara
Release Date: 5 November 2010(USA)
Box Office
Opening Weekend:$264,851 (USA)
Storyline: 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Watching Trailer:127 Hours

The Company Men

Director: John Wells
Writer: John Wells
Stars:Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones
Release Date:10 December 2010 (USA)
Storyline: The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
 Watching Trailer:The Company Men

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Director: Michael Apted
Writers: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely
Stars:Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley
Release Date: 10 December 2010 (USA)
Storyline: Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Watching Trailer:The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Tempest

Director: Julie Taymor
Writer: Julie Taymor
Stars:Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou
Release Date:10 December 2010 (USA)
Storyline: In Julie Taymor's version of 'The Tempest,' the main character is now a woman named Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor's version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it's a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect.

Watching Trailer: The Tempest

The Tourist

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars:Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Paul Bettany
Release Date:10 December 2010 (USA)

Storyline: Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Watching Trailer:The Tourist

The Warrior's Way

Director:Sngmoo Lee
Writer: Sngmoo Lee
Stars:Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush
Release Date:3 December 2010 (USA)
Box Office

Storyline:A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Watching Trailer:The Warrior's Way

All Good Things

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Writers: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling
Stars:Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella
Release Date:3 December 2010 (USA)

Storyline:All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for an imaginative spellbinding story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Watching Trailer: All Good Things

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Mark Heyman
Stars:Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel
Release Date:3 December 2010 (USA)

Storyline:Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Watching Trailer:Black Swan


Director: John Luessenhop
Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus
Stars:Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon
Release Date: 27 August 2010 (USA)
Box Office
Opening Weekend:$20,512,304 (USA)

Storyline:A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

Watching Trailer:Takers

The Town

Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Peter Craig
Stars:Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm
Release Date: 14 September 2010 (USA)
Box Office
Opening Weekend:$23,808,032 (USA)

Storyline:The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown...

Watching Trailer:The Town


Director:George Tillman Jr.
Writers: Tony Gayton, Joe Gayton
Stars:Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and Maggie Grace
Release Date:24 November 2010 (USA)

Storyline:An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.

Watching Trailer:Faster

The Walking Dead

Creator: Frank Darabont
Stars:Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies
Release Date:31 October 2010 (USA)

Storyline:Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

Watching Trailler:The Walking Dead