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Films Viewed by Kathy in 2016 #2
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Innocence (2004) (2005)
Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Starring: Zoé Auclair, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard, Hélène de Fougerolles, Lea Bridaroslli, Alison Lalieux, Astrid Homme, Ana Palomo-Diaz, Olga Peytavi-Müller, Joséphine Van Wambeke, Corinne Marchand and Sonia Petrovna
At an unusual private school for girls, new students, including six year old Iris, arrive in coffins. The establishment's teachers, Mademoiselle Eva and Mademoiselle Edith, introduce Iris and her fellow pupils to the school's curriculum, which includes fairy-like dances through a nearby forest. When night falls, the older girls, who are on the threshold of womanhood, are then given mysterious, life-changing lessons.
Inside Out (2015)
Directors: Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
Starring (voices): Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Josh Cooley, John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan, Frank Oz, Flea, Rashida Jones and Carlos Alazraqui
An animated film told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl.
Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Starring: Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick, Frances O'Connor, Katherine LaNasa, John Patrick Amedori, Marshall Allman and Irma P. Hall
A bittersweet meditation on the aftermath of war, 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' looks at two families: one Southern and one British, in Alabama in 1969.
Brought together by the death of a woman who was married first to Jim Caldwell and then to Kingsley Bedford, the families struggle with long-held resentments, jealousy, fear of growing old and, most poignantly, the tension between three generations of fathers and sons whose notions of manhood are shaped by their exposure to combat, its myths and realities.
The Jungle Book (2016)
Director: Jon Favreau
Based on the novel 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling
Starring: Neel Sethi
Narrator: Saffron Burrows
Starring (voices): Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong'o and Giancarlo Esposito
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Jemima West, Thomas Cocquerel, Mark van Eeuwen and David Dencik
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
Director: James Ford Murphy
Starring (voices): Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Makua
A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes.
The Loft (2014)
Director: Erik Van Looy
Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rhona Mitra, Rachael Taylor, Isabel Lucas, Valerie Cruz, Elaine Cassidy, Kali Rocha and Ric Reitz
Five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the murdered body of an unknown young woman is found in the property.
London Has Fallen (2016)
Director: Babak Najafi
Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Patrick Kennedy, Penny Downie, Colin Salmon, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Deborah Grant
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
London Road (2015)
Director: Rufus Norris
Starring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson, Eloise Laurence and Clare Burt
The real life events that occurred in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich, Suffolk was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Simo Mogwaza, Fana Mokoena, Thapelo Mokoena, Jamie Bartlett, Deon Lotz, Terry Pheto, Sello Maake, Gys de Villiers, Carl Beukes and Nomfusi Gotyana
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Mary and Max (2009) (2009)
Director: Adam Elliot
Starring (voices): Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana
Clay animation tale of the innocent correspondence between a portly eight year old girl from the suburbs of Melbourne and a morbidly obese, middle-aged Jewish New Yorker suffering from Asperger's Syndrome.
On the surface it would seem that Mary and Max would have little in common but, over the course of twenty years, the unlikely pen pals exchange letters discussing everything from taxidermy, trust, pets, religion, obesity, autism, agoraphobia, alcoholism and just about any other topic that comes to mind as they sit down and put pen to paper.
Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Mia Xitlali, Dejon LaQuake, Jay Hernandez, Owen Harn and Joseph Julian Soria
A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Director: Michael Moore
Starring: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.
Director: Jorge Dorado
Starring: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Saskia Reeves, Noah Taylor, Richard Dillane, Indira Varma, Rod Hallet and Alberto Ammann
A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Directors: Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned sparks warfare between two tribes of ants.
The Missing (2003)
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer, Eric Schweig, Sergio Calderón, Jay Tavare and Simon Baker
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her eldest daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.
Money Monster (2016)
Director: Jodie Foster
Producers: George Clooney, Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Grant Heslov
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito
Financial TV personality Lee Gates, who offers up stock advice on his hit show "Money Monster," is held hostage by a viewer, Kyle Budwell, who lost all of his money following a bad tip from Lee during his show.
The Monuments Men (2014)
Director: George Clooney
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchet
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, "The Monuments Men" is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Director: Anton Corbijn
Based on the novel by John le Carré
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Rainer Bock and Homayoun Ershadi
An escaped militant's attempt to claim an inheritance gives a German agent the chance to lay a trap for a well-regarded Muslim scholar who is suspected of financing terrorists.
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Phil Davis, Frances de la Tour, John Sessions, Frances Barber and Nicholas Rowe
Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper's son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.
Norm of the North (2016)
Director: Trevor Wall
Starring (voices): Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine, Gabriel Iglesias, Michael McElhatton, Bill Nighy and James Corden
Displaced from their Arctic home, a polar bear named Norm and his three lemming friends wind up in New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation that he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland.
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Director: Gary Sinise
Producer: Gary Sinise
Based the John Steinbeck novel
Starring: Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Walston and Casey Siemaszko
Two travelling companions, George and Lennie, wander the American countryside during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away.
Director: Jennifer Stoddart
Starring: Paul Fusco
On June 5th, 1968, less than three months after the murder of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles as he campaigned for the presidential nomination. His death shook the country to its core and seemed to symbolize the end of hope.
Kennedy's body was flown to New York City for a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and then carried by train from New York to Washington D.C. for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the railway tracks to pay their final respects to Kennedy.
On board the train was Magnum photographer Paul Fusco, on assignment for LOOK Magazine. From inside the train, Fusco took some 2,000 pictures of the mourners: black, white, rich, poor, in large groups and on their own. The resulting images are one of the most powerful and affecting series of photographs ever taken. Documenting a crucial moment in U.S. history, Fusco’s series is acknowledged as one of the greatest efforts in photographic reportage.
Oswald's Ghost (2007)
Director: Robert Stone
Starring: Dan Rather, Gary Hart, Tom Hayden, Norman Mailer, Mark Lane, Edward J. Epstein and Priscilla McMillan
Filmmaker Robert Stone examines the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The Other Man (2009)
Director: Richard Eyre
Based on the short story by Bernhard Schlink
Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas, Romola Garai, Pam Ferris, Paterson Joseph, Craig Parkinson, Richard Graham and Emma Fielding
When his shoe-designer wife, Lisa, disappears while on one of her frequent business trips, computer executive Peter stumbles upon evidence that she has been having an affair with the dashing Spaniard Ralph. Impulsively flying to Milan to search for his wife despite the pleadings of their college-age daughter, Abigail, Peter enters into a complicated charade by befriending Ralph and slowly teasing information about Lisa out of him.
Director: Susanna White
Story by: John le Carré
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, Alicia von Rittberg, Velibor Topic, Mark Gatiss, Saskia Reeves, Mark Stanley, Jeremy Northam, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Marek Oravec and Katia Elizarova
A British couple get embroiled with a Russian oligarch and high-profile money launderer while on holiday in Marrakesh. The businessman soon leads them into a tortuous journey through Paris, the Swiss Alps and London.
The Peanuts Movie (2015) (2015)
Director: Steve Martino
Starring (voices): Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller and Francesca Capaldi
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
Director: Eric Valette
Starring: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Natacha Régnie, Sergi López, Caterina Murino, Zinedine Soualem, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Serge Hazanavicius, Jean-Marie Winling, Jaïa Caltagirone and Hugo Becker
Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for the money. His cell-mate is Jean-Louis Maurel, an alleged rapist/child molester who claims his innocence. When the court finds Maurel not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck's family when he gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck that Maurel is a suspected serial killer and that Franck's family is in danger. Franck escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team take up the chase.
The Program (2015) (2015)
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Denis Ménochet, Dustin Hoffman and Elaine Cassidy
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
The Remaining (2014)
Director: Casey La Scala
Starring: Alexa Vega, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Christopher McConnell, Italia Ricci, John Pyper-Ferguson, Liz E. Morgan and Bryan Dechart
After a series of worldwide cataclysmic events, a group of survivors struggle to survive.
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan, Audra McDonald, Rick Springfield, Ben Platt and Charlotte Rae
It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo, a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom in California. Now the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete, troubled daughter Julie, engaged son Josh and younger son Adam. Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past.
Riley's First Date? (2015)
Director: Josh Cooley
Starring (voices): Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan
Riley, now 12, is hanging out with her parents at home when potential trouble comes knocking. Mom's and Dad's Emotions find themselves forced to deal with Riley going on her first date.
The Ring (2002)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander, Lindsay Frost, Amber Tamblyn, Rachael Bella, Daveigh Chase, Shannon Cochran and Pauley Perrette
It sounded like just another urban legend: a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly 7 days. As a newspaper reporter Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching the tape.
Directors: Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen
Starring (voices): Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden, Matthias Schweighöfer, Aylin Tezel and Kaya Yanar
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot, lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).
The Salvation (2014)
Director: Kristian Levring
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona and Mikael Persbrandt
It's the 1870s America. When settler John kills his family's murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws and cleanse the town's black heart.
Sanjay's Super Team (2015)
Director: Sanjay Patel
Starring (voice): Brent Schraff
Bored with his father's meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Directors: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney
Starring (voices): Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson,Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Common, Wendell Pierce, Stephan James, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Dylan Baker, Martin Sheen, Stephen Root and Oprah Winfrey
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Seventh Son (2014)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue and Djimon Hounsou
Centuries ago, a supernatural champion named Master Gregory defeated Mother Malkin, a malevolent witch. Now, she has escaped imprisonment and thirsts for vengeance. She summons her followers and prepares to unleash her wrath on humanity. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. Gregory takes Tom Ward as his new apprentice, but he has only until the next full moon to teach Tom what usually takes years: how to prevail against dark magic.
Director: Yann Demange
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell, David Wilmot, Richard Dormer, Paul Anderson and Charlie Murphy
A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Producer: Eddy Graham
Based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Ron Haddrick, Earle Cross, Lynn Rainbow, Robin Stewart and Ross Higgins
When a young woman receives a message apparently from the sender of a series of valuable pearls after the disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
The Silence (2010)
Director: Baran bo Odar
Starring: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass, Ulrich Thomsen, Karoline Eichhorn, Roeland Wiesnekker, Jule Böwe, Burghart Klaußner, Claudia Michelsen, Oliver Stokowski, Anna Lena Klenke and Helene Luise Doppler
13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
Slow West (2015)
Director: John Maclean
Executive Producer: Michael Fassbender
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius and Rory McCann
A bounty hunter keeps his true motive a secret from the naive Scottish teenager he's offered to serve as bodyguard and guide while the youth searches for his beloved in 1800s Colorado
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins, Paul Guilfoyle and Len Cariou
The true story of how the Boston Globe's "Spotlight Team" reporters spent a year interviewing child abuse victims and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and discovered years of cover-ups by the leadership of the Catholic Church in America. Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who had hidden years of serial abuse by other priests, and opened the floodgates to revelations of molestation and cover-ups worldwide that still reverberate today.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Story: George Lucas
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Simon Pegg, Pip Torrens and Harriet Walter
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
State of Play (2009) (2009)
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Wendy Makkena and Helen Mirren
A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway - two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Congressman and the aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye, Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it's worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story.
Strange Magic (2015) (2015)
Creator: George Lucas
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alan Cumming, Alfred Molina, Meredith Ann Bull, Sam Palladio and Meredith Anne Bull
Bog King, leader of the Dark Forest, hates the notion of love and has ordered the destruction of all primroses, which are an essential ingredient of love potions. However, when he meets Marianne, a feisty fairy princess whose heart was broken by a philandering fiance, he begins to change his mind. Meanwhile, an elf named Sunny makes his way to the Dark Forest to collect enough primrose petals for a potion of his own.
Suite Française (2014) (2015)
Director: Saul Dibb
Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ruth Wilson, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter, Eileen Atkins, Tom Schilling, Clare Holman, Deborah Findlay and Margot Robbie
In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier waits for news of her husband, along with her domineering mother-in-law. When a regiment of German soldiers arrive in the town, they soon move into the villagers' homes. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno, the German commander who has been posted at her house, but she soon falls in love with him.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Producer: J.J. Abrams
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.
American science fiction psychological thriller. After surviving a car accident, Michelle wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Starring: Jack Fox, Jacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag and Marji Audeh
In 1916, young Theeb lives with his Bedouin tribe in a remote part of the Ottoman Empire. When his older brother has to escort a British officer across the desert, Theeb tags along for the adventure.
Fifty more films viewed by me for the first time in 2016.
They are listed in alphabetical order.
List #1 may be viewed here: www.listal.com/list/films-viewed-kathy-2016
List #3 may be viewed here: www.listal.com/list/films-viewed-kathy-2016-3
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