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Films Viewed by Kathy in 2016 #1
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After Earth (2013)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Billy Campbell, Zoë Kravitz and Sincere L. Bobb
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth 1,000 years after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
Director: Rob Gibbs
Starring (voices): Larry the Cable Guy, Stacy Keach, Keith Ferguson and Jonathan Adams
Mater's decision to fly lands him accidentally at a big air show.
Alpha And Omega (2010)
Directors: Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck
Starring (voices): Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Chris Carmack, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper, Vicki Lewis, Larry Miller, Brian Donovan, Kevin Sussman, Eric Price, Paul Nakauchi, Marilyn Tokuda and Eric Lopez
Kate and Humphrey are two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto - make 'em laugh. Kate’s motto - I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go. Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.
American Heist (2014)
Director: Sarik Andreasyan
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Akon, Tory Kittles and Elena Sanchez
James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie, after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go.
Within 24 hours of being released from a 10-year sentence, Frankie threatens to drag his brother James back into the criminal underworld that nearly swallowed them both years before.
Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring (as themselves): Amy Winehouse, Mitchell Winehouse, Janis Winehouse, Nick Shymanksy, Raye Cosbert, Sam Beste, Dale Davis, Juliette Ashby, Lauren Gilbert, Blake Fielder-Civil, Mos Def, Salaam Remi, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett and Pete Doherty
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Directors: Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly
Starring (voices): Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage and Sean Penn
Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can't get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.
Konferenz der Tiere (2010)
Directors: Holger Tappe and Reinhard Klooss
Starring (voices): James Corden, Stephen Fry, Andy Serkis, Dawn French, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Jason Donovan and Omid Djalili
A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien and Abigail Pniowsky
Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Big Buck Bunny (2008)
Director: Sacha Goedegebure
'Big' Buck wakes up in his rabbit hole, only to be pestered by three critters, Gimera, Frank and Rinky. When Gimera kills a butterfly, Buck decides on a payback Predator-style.
The Big Short (2015)
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Tracy Letts, Marisa Tomei, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Rafe Spall, Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie
Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
Black Mass (2015)
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Rory Cochrane, Adam Scott, Dakota Johnson, David Harbour, Julianne Nicholson, Adam Scott, Brad Carter, W. Earl Brown, Juno Temple and Corey Stoll
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg, Max Casella, Alden Ehrenreich, Charlie Tahan and Tammy Blanchard
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace or love...
Directors: Roger Gould and Bud Luckey
Starring (voice): Bud Luckey
A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.
The Boy (2016)
Director: William Brent Bell
Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Diana Hardcastle and Jim Norton
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Eve Hewson, Mark Rylance and Sebastian Koch
An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcel
Starring (voices): Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Julie Walters
Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, Merida is an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. She makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.
Director: John Crowley
Screenplay: Nick Hornby
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Eve Macklin and Emily Bett Rickards
Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn.
Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Brooklyn's Finest (2010)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Lili Taylor and Michael K. Williams
Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence 'Tango' Butler has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz, one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man...
Director: Todd Haynes
Based on the novel 'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith
Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler
Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Changing Batteries (2015)
Director: Casandra N.G.
An old lady who lives alone receives a robot sent by her son because he can not come and visit. Eventually the robot and the old woman develop a friendship that will pierce the border between life and death. A friendship that will not end when the batteries run out.
The Christmas Candle (2013)
Director: John Stephenson
Starring: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Susan Boyle, Barbara Flynn, John Hannah and Jude Wright
In 19th-century England, a minister's quest to modernize his village puts him at odds with people who believe that whoever lights the candle which was touched by an angel will receive a miracle on Christmas Eve.
Chromophobia (2005) (2006)
Director: Martha Fiennes
Screenplay: Martha Fiennes
Music composed by: Magnus Fiennes
Starring: Damian Lewis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Chaplin, Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans and Ian Holm
Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
The Company Men (2011)
Director: John Wells
Starring: Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Craig T. Nelson and Rosemarie DeWitt
Chronicling 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.
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Director: James Wan
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh
In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield in north London. There they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four, who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next target of the malicious spirits.
Cop Car (2015) (2015)
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, Kyra Sedgwick and Shea Whigham
When two rebellious young boys stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a joyride. When the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car, the boys find themselves at the centre of a deadly game of cat and mouse and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.
Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
Directors: Michael Thurmeier and Galen Chu
Starring (voices): Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.
Director: Ariel Vromen
Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal Gadot, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollà, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins and Amaury Nolasco
The memories and skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict.
Speckles: The Tarbosaurus (2012)
Director: Han Sang-Ho
Starring (voices): Goo Ja-Hyeong, Lee Hyung Suk and Sin Yong-woo
Speckles, a young Tarbosaurus dinosaur, grows into an adult and fights One-eye, the Tyrannosaurus Rex that destroyed his family.
The Dinosaur Project (2012)
Director: Sid Bennett
Starring: Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke, Matthew Kane, Abena Ayivor, Natasha Loring, Stephen Jennings, Andre Weideman and
Found footage documents British explorers' discovery of a dinosaur colony in the Congolese jungle.
El héroe (1995)
Director: Carlos Carrera
Screenplay: Carlos Carrera
In an underground station a man watches a girl acting strangely. He realises that she may be attempting to commit suicide by jumping under a train and tries to stop her - but the girl accuses him of being a molester.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner
Starring (voices): Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Anne-Marie Loop, Pierre Baton, Dominique Collignon, Brigitte Virtudes, Patrice Melennec and Féodor Atkine
This is the story of the friendship between Ernest, a big bear who wants to become an artist and Celestine, a little mouse who doesn’t want to become a dentist.
Eye in the Sky (2016)
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox and Barkhad Abdi
Colonel Katherine Powell leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether to take action.
Director: Matthew Saville
Screenplay: Joel Edgerton
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George and Sarah Roberts
Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?
Director: Santiago Amigorena
Starring: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Nick Nolte, Mathieu Demy, Saïd Amadis, Magne-Håvard Brekke, and Joël Lefrançois
A CIA agent disappears with important information and his former associate, a Frenchwoman, attempts to find him before a poetic psychopath can track her down.
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda and John Kavanagh
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Director: Peter Sollett
Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Josh Charles, Luke Grimes, Gabriel Luna, Anthony DeSando, Tom McGowan, William Sadler, Dennis Boutsikaris, Kevin O'Rourke, Skipp Sudduth, Mary Birdsong and Kelly Deadmon
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree. Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells and activist Steven Goldstein, who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple's fight for equality.
Directors: Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck
Starring (voices): Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Robert Pine and Ciarán Hinds
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, Anamaria Marinca and Alicia von Rittberg
April 1945: a battle-hardened American army sergeant nick-named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines, facing overwhelming odds in their attempts to strike at Nazi Germany.
Gangster Squad (2013)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Robert Patrick and Troy Garity
1949, Los Angeles: Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping his ill-gotten gains. The small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.
Director: Gerard Barrett
Starring: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley, Joe Mullins, Harry Nagle, Melissa Maria Carton and D.J. McGrath
A young Dublin taxi driver gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from addiction.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Director: Peter Sohn
Starring (voices): Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla and Ryan Teeple
After a traumatic event unsettles a lively Apatosaurus named Arlo, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way - a human boy.
Director: Jeff Fowler
Starring (voice): Greg Berg
A gopher finds himself on a road where trucks are hauling produce to market. He hits on the idea of shaking some of the produce loose for himself but other animals always beat him to the booty. That is, until a truck carrying a cow comes along...
The Grey (2012)
Director: Joe Carnahan
Producers: Jules Daly, Joe Carnahan, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Mickey Liddell
Starring: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Nonso Anozie, Joe Anderson and James Badge Dale
In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Directors: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum and Alden Ehrenreich
Eddie Mannix, a fixer working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s, tries to discover what happened to the star of a film studio's latest blockbuster, who vanished during shooting.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
Director: Tim Johnson
Starring (voices): Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Brian Stepanek and April Lawrence
When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Director: Chuck Jones
Starring: Mel Blanc and John T. Smith
A construction worker destroys Bugs' home with a steam shovel and refuses to repair the damage.
A Horse for Summer (2015)
Director: Nancy Criss
Starring: Dean Cain, Lee Meriwether, Christopher Atkins and Mandalynn Carlson
Summer, a troubled teenager, steals money to save a horse on her uncle's farm. When the pastor finds out why she took the money and forgives her, his compassion and understanding change her way of thinking.
Director: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Gleaves, Sidney Johnston, Usman Khokhar and Sasha Behar
An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match in London.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine
Dom Cobb is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: plant an idea in someone's mind. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb's every move.
Fifty films viewed by me for the first time in 2016.
They are listed in alphabetical order.
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