Taglines: When life hammers you, get smashed.
Richard (Thomas Jane), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Tim (Christian McKay), and Jonathan (Rob Lowe) are friends from college who gather for a weekend each year to celebrate their friendship and catch up with each other. On the surface, they look like other men going through life: they have careers and families and responsibilities. But as with many people, there is more to them than meets the eye. As the weekend progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess. Fueled by sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, their bacchanalian reunion drives them to an unexpected place where they are forced to confront themselves and the choices they
Taglines: Uncover the mystery.
Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas), an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d
Taglines: Lies may lead to truth.
Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader (Peyman Moadi) and daughter Termeh (played by the director
Tagline: Who do you become when you can’t be yourself?
Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn
Taglines: Redemption comes in pieces.
Intertwining stories exploring the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. Against the backdrop of a child abduction case we follow five days in the life of a woman whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband’s infidelity, her best friend a single parent detective assigned to the case of the child abduction, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child that pushes him to the edge of vigilantism, a beat cop grieving over the violent death of his wife, a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother preparing for the LA marathon, and a self-loathing African American TV writer’s search for love.
Answers to Nothing is a drama mystery film written and directed by Matthew Leutwyler. The film stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Dane Cook, Julie Benz, and Barbara Hershey. Answers to Nothing was released in theaters by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on December 2, 2011.
About the Story
Against the backdrop of a child abduction case the film follows five days in the life of a variety of people living in Los Angeles. Kate (Mitchell) is a lawyer arguing in a custody battle on behalf of Drew (Bailey) who cares for her completely disabled brother. He was an accomplished marathoner. After celebrating his top 30% finish in the San Francisco marathon, the two had drinks to celebrate, and an accident in the car ride home caused the brother’s disability.
Her parents want their son put in a home, but Drew’s overwhelming guilt compels her to tend to her brother. She is training to run a marathon while pushing her brother in a wheelchair. After losing custody of her brother, she loses heart and drinks some whiskey the night before the race. During the race, memories of the accident overwhelm her, and she crashes her brother’s wheelchair into a curb. Her fall dislocates her shoulder, but she decides to finish the race regardless of the fact that all the other runners have gone home.
Kate is struggling to conceive with her husband Ryan (Cook), who is a psychologist. Ryan is having an affair with a singer named Tara (Volkman). At the same time, he struggles to convince his mother (Hershey) that his father is never returning from France, after nine years away. Ryan grows increasingly conflicted over his affair, and on Tara’s birthday, he is unable to climax with her. At a fertility clinic, Kate sees a romantic text message from Tara on Ryan’s phone right before she goes under anesthesia. Ryan struggles to produce a sperm sample in the clinic, and he has to call Tara to climax.
Finally, when Tara is playing Club Tatou in Westlake, Ryan sits in the parking lot, unsure of what to do. He drives home and calls his father in France. His father refuses to tell his mother the truth, which convinces Ryan of what to do. He goes inside to comfort Kate, who has found out that the IV treatment did not work, but she is relieved that Ryan has come home to her.
Answers to Nothing
Directed by: Matthew Leutwyler
Starring: Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Kali Hawk, Caitlin Gerard, Gillian Vigman
Screenplay by: Matthew Leutwyler, Gillian Vigman, Sonya Eddy
Production Design by: Joe Lemmon
Cinematography by: David Robert Jones
Film Editing by: Matthew Leutwyler
Costume Design by: Keri Smith
Set Decoration by: Jennifer Lemmon
Music by: Craig Richey
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language.
Studio: Lionsgate Films, Roadside Attractions
Release Date: December 2, 2011
Taglines: The man behind the woman behind the man.
The story of
Taglines: Serve. Protect. Lie.
In this searing police thriller, Jonathan (Channing Tatum) is a second-generation cop who gets in over his head when he’s assigned to re-open a double homicide cold case in his Queens neighborhood. An anonymous source feeding new information on the long-unsolved murders to a local reporter (Juliette Binoche) leads to evidence suggesting a possible cover-up by the former lead detective (Al Pacino) who was on the investigation. As Jonathan digs deeper into the assignment, a dark secret about the case emerges, which threatens to destroy his life and his family.
The Son of No One is an American crime thriller film written by Dito Montiel based on a book of the same name, written by Montiel. The movie is Dito Montiel
Taglines: One town. One life. One wrong turn.
The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town’s residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since mom Cindy (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day, Ethan’s good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy.
A local prosecutor (Jeremy Piven) haunted by his past goes after Ethan, and the ensuing confusion and casting of blame begins to tear the town apart. Directed by Gaby Dellal and based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, Angels Crest also stars Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan, Mira Sorvino and Kate Walsh.
It is very hard to warrant making a film about the death of a child. It is the ultimate tragedy. An experience that no one ever wants to conceive. As a mother of three boys, I asked myself time and again why I was attracted to this story. We all have our own demons to exorcise and perhaps grief is one that fascinates me.
Angel’s Crest is an exploration of a terrifying journey; a very young man has to take because of one moment of carelessness. It is an examination of the hardship of love and the ties that bind us, and loss and the inevitable grief that moulds us.
As a director I want to pay some sort of homage to those who have suffered extraordinarily and honor those who have died far too young. As parents we all do the best we can and this small community embodies a cross section of parents struggling to do their best.
Everyone on the film was moved, united, and pained by the tragic story and the actors raw and honest performances is a testament to this. I hope that through their work and the visual, musical and editorial interpretation, we succeeded to do justice to such an enormous subject.
Angels Crest is an American-Canadian independent drama film directed by Gaby Dellal and starring Thomas Dekker and Mira Sorvino. The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Leslie Schwartz.
Directed by: Gaby Dellal
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Mira Sorvino, Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern
Screenplay by: Leslie Schwartz, Catherine Trieschmann
Production Design by: Louise Middleton
Cinematography by: David Johnson
Film Editing by; Mick Audsley, Giles Bury
Costume Design by: Christine Thomson
Set Decoration by: Renee Baril
Art Direction by: Cathy Cowan
Music by: Stephen Warbeck
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Release Date: December 30, 2011
Taglines: Ser hombre es una cosa dura.
Ricardo is a successful ad man living happily with his beautiful wife, Blanca. However, the strength of their love is put to the test as the couple faces a sudden crisis in their relationship when Ricardo develops an embarrassing little problem: erectile dysfunction. Individually, they set out on a series of absurd attempts to revive their lost spark, and rekindle their love affair.
Labios Rojos is a Mexican drama film directed by Rafael Lara, written by Rafael Lara, and starring Jorge Salinas, Silvia Navarro, Jes
Taglines: Nothing is more dangerous than the truth.
Kathryn Bolkovac is a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska, who accepts an offer to work with the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina for a UK company, Democra Security (a pseudonym for DynCorp International). After successfully advocating for a Muslim woman who experienced domestic abuse, Kathryn is appointed head of the department of gender affairs.
Raya, a young Ukrainian woman, and her friend Luba are sold to a Bosnian sex-trafficking ring by a relative. Raya escapes with Irka, another girl forced into prostitution, and they are sent to a women’s shelter for victims of human trafficking. While investigating their case, Kathryn uncovers a large-scale sexual slavery ring utilized by international personnel (including Americans). She persuades Raya and Irka to testify against their traffickers in court, guaranteeing their safety; however, an indifferent UN official drops Irka at the border between Bosnia and Serbia when she cannot produce a passport. A corrupt peacekeeper tips off the traffickers, and Raya is recaptured and tortured. Although Kathryn rescues Irka from the woods, the latter is too afraid to proceed with the trial.
When she brings the scandal to the attention of the UN, Kathryn discovers that it has been covered up to protect lucrative defense and security contracts. However, she finds allies in her investigation: Madeleine Rees, head of the Human Rights Commission, and internal-affairs specialist Peter Ward. When Raya is found dead, Kathryn sends an email to fifty senior mission personnel detailing her findings; she is then fired from her job.
She and Ward acquire evidence of an official admitting the scandal before she is forced to leave the country, and she brings it to the BBC News. The final credits note that after Kathryn’s departure, a number of peacekeepers were sent home (although none faced criminal charges because of immunity laws), and the U.S. continues doing business with private contractors such as Democra Security (including billion-dollar contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan).
The Whistleblower is a thriller film directed by Larysa Kondracki and starring Rachel Weisz. Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited as a United Nations peacekeeper for DynCorp International in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999. While there, she discovered a sex trafficking ring serving (and facilitated by) DynCorp employees, with the UN SFOR turning a blind eye. Bolkovac was fired and forced out of the country after attempting to shut down the ring.
Directed by: Larysa Kondracki
Starring: Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Anna Anissimova, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave
Screenplay by: Larysa Kondracki, Eilis Kirwan
Cinematography by: Kieran McGuigan
Film Editing by: Julian Clarke
Production Design by: Caroline Foellmer
Cinematography by: Kieran McGuigan
Film Editing by: Julian Clarke
Costume Design by: Gersha Phillips
Set Decoration by: Andreea Popa
Art Direction by: Vlad Vieru
Music by: Mychael Danna
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language.
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Release Date: August 5, 2011