Archive for June, 2008

Gunnin for That #1 spot movie. June 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on June 23, 2008 by funofmovie

Gunnin for That #1 spot

Genres: Documentary and Sports
Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008 (limited)
Distributors: Oscilloscope Pictures

Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot is a 2008 documentary directed by Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys. The movie will premiere at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in April 2008 and will open in theaters June 27th, 2008.

Starring: Bobbito Garcia
Directed by: Adam Yauch
Produced by: Adam Yauch, Jon Doran
Company: Oscilloscope Pictures

It’s hard to imagine the basketball junkie who won’t fall madly in love with Adam Yauch’s new documentary, Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, simply because it’s a very sincere and admirably straightforward story about eight young men and their passion for the game. Sure, all eight of the high school basketball wizards have their dreams set on NBA fame, but at this early point in their career, these guys just enjoy the game that much. At this point it’s not about money, contracts, or endorsements. It’s almost time for all that jazz, but what’s most important right now, in these formative years, are teamwork, dedication, and talent.


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Trumbo Movie 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2008 by funofmovie

Starring: Michael Douglas, Joan Allen, Paul Giamatti, Danny Glover, Nathan Lane, Liam Neeson, David Strathairn, Donald Sutherland, Kirk Douglas, Walter Bernstein
Director: Peter Askin

Genres: Documentary, Adaptation and Politics/Religion
Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008 (limited)
Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Trumbo tells the remarkable story of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, one of the famed Hollywood 10, who were indicted and convicted for contempt of congress during the HUAC trials of the late forties. Adapted from the play created by Trumbo’s son Christopher Trumbo, the film chronicles Dalton’s life, from his rise to being one of the most sought after screenwriters working in Hollywood to being placed on the Hollywood blacklist to writing under pseudonyms and winning an Academy Award. All in all, Dalton Trumbo is responsible for some of the great film works of the 20th century including Spartacus, Roman Holiday, Johnny Got His Gun and Papillon. Many of the stories he wrote strongly mirrored his own life often involving characters that were alienated from society and that stayed true to their morals and beliefs in the face of adversity. Director Peter Askin weaves together stock footage, interviews and most importantly the reading of some of Dalton Trumbo’s beautifully crafted letters by a tour de force ensemble of actors to tell a great story of a great man.

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The Last Mistress (2008)

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on June 19, 2008 by funofmovie

Starring: Asia Argento, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Anne Parillaud, Amira Casar, Lio, Yolande Moreau, Claude Sarraute, Michael Lonsdale, Caroline Ducey
Director: Catherine Breillat

Also Known As: An Old Mistress Une Vieille Maitresse
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Art/Foreign, Drama and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 55 min.
Release Date: June 27, 2008 (limited)
Production Co.: Flach Film, CB Films (France), France 3 Cinema, Studio Canal, Buskin Film
Financiers: Studio Canal, Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC), TPS Star
Filming Locations: Paris, France

Produced in: Italy
Official site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/

For some mysterious reason, Catherine Breillat’s newest film, The Last Mistress, was chosen as the Opening Night Feature for the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival. It’s probably the same mysterious reason that caused most critics to praise Breillat’s intolerable Fat Girl (2001). It’s a reason I’ll never understand. I usually love filmmakers who tackle their personal demons in film, but Breillat is different in several ways. She’s a nutcase who doesn’t admit to her personal demons so much as she tries to analyze them (self-analysis is always a bad idea). She raises the intellectual (or pretentiousness) level of her films rather than wallowing bodily in anything (her films have lots of sex, but it’s cold and judgmental). And through it all, her films seem to have a kind of punishing contempt for everyone, her characters, critics and audience included.


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Wanted – Movie June 27 release 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on June 18, 2008 by funofmovie

Wanted

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp,
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Producer: Marc E. Platt, Jim Lemley, Jason Netter, Iain Smith
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 27, 2008
Writer: Chris Morgan, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt based on series of comic books by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones

Based upon Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series and helmed by the stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov—creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series—Wanted tells the story of one invisible drone’s transformation into a dark avenger. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a superhero for a new millennium: Wesley Gibson.

25-year-old account manager Wes (James McAvoy) was the most pathetic, cube-dwelling hypochondriac the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend cheated on him daily and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this weakling would never amount to anything. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die a slow, clock-punching death.

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Elsa and Fred movie – June 27 release 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , on June 18, 2008 by funofmovie

Release Date: Jun 27, 2008
Running Time: 108 mins.
Country Of Origin: Argentina
Country Of Origin: Spain

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, Robert Carnaghl, Jose Angel Egido, Gonzalo Urtizberea, Omar Munoz

Written By: Marcos Carnevale, Lily Ann Martin, Marcela Guerty
Director:
Marcos Carnevale

Official site: http://www.elsayfred.com/

Elsa & Fred” is a romantic comedy about the irresistible power and total madness of love when two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love… or to dream.
Elsa has dreamt for the past 60 years of the moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in “La Dolce Vita” at the Fontana di Trevi. Her dream however is not of Anita Ekberg, but Elsa instead rising out of the fountain in all her glory, and without Marcello Mastroiani, but with her true love that took so long to arrive.

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Movie Releases JUNE 27 2008

Posted in Movie releases with tags on June 18, 2008 by funofmovie

Movie Releases JUNE 27 2008

ELSA and FRED (2008) (limited) Starring: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, Robert Carnaghl, Jose Angel Egido, Gonzalo Urtizberea, Omar Munoz Country Of Origin: Argentina, Spain

GUNNIN FOR THAT #1 Spot (NY)

THE LAST MISTRESS (limited)

RED ROSES AND PETROL(NY, LA) Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Olivia Tracy, Heather Juergensen

THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC (limited)

TRUMBO (NY, LA)

WALL•E

WANTEDMovie preview and details Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Full Grown Men – June 25 release 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , on June 17, 2008 by funofmovie

Release Date: June 25, 2008 (limited)

Director: David Munro

Screenwriter: Xandra Castleton, David Munro

Starring: Matt McGrath, Judah Friedlander, Alan Cumming, Debbie Harry, Amy Sedaris, Joie Lee, David Ilku, Jerry Grayson, Katie Kriesler

Genre: Comedy

Official Website: FullGrownMenthemovie.com

Alby (Matt McGrath) never really grew up,and he doesn’t want to. At 35 years-old, he surrounds himself with action figures that blind him to the fact that his young son is the most mature man in the house.

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