Thursday, January 5, 2012

International Segment: Popcorn - Movie Line-up for January 2012!


There is an eclectic mix of movies this New Year to choose from during this month of January. So go ahead, take a look, and make up your minds well in advance as to which of these movies you would love to catch at the theaters this month.

January 6th 2012

Apollo 18 – Sci-fi Thriller

Apollo 18’s tagline reads ‘There’s a reason we’ve never gone back to the Moon’, and its based on the premise that the officially cancelled Apollo 18 mission was actually launched in December 1974 but never returned, which is the reason why US has never launched another expedition to the Moon.

Cast: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, and Ali Liebert
Written by: Brian Miller
Directed by: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
Produced by: Timur Bekmanbetov and Ron Schmidt
Duration: 1 hr 26 mins



The Devil Inside – Horror

Isabella Torelli is led to believe her entire life that her clinically insane mother had cruelly murdered three people. She sets out to find the truth after coming to know that the murders took place during exorcism. In the process of narrating her experiences to a film crew in Italy, she unwittingly becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms.

Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama, Suzan Crowley
Written by: William Brent Bell, Mathew Peterman
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Produced by: Morris Paulson, Mathew Peterman



The Darkest Hour (U/A) – 3D Action Thriller

A post-apocalyptic thriller set in Moscow has Emilie and Olivia heading a team of young jetsetters who are faced with an alien threat while struggling to overcome an unexplained global catastrophe.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, and Joel Kinnaman

Written by: Jon Spaihts, Leslie Bohem

Directed by: Chris Gorak

Produced by: Timur Bekmanbetov (of ‘Wanted’ and ‘Nightwatch’ fame)

Duration: 1hr 29 mins



January 13th 2012

Joyful Noise – Musical Comedy

‘Dream a whole lot louder’ – that’s Joyful Noise to you. It’s a humorous and inspirational story of music, fun, love, and hope wherein a discord between two strong-minded, stubborn leading ladies (Latifah and Parton) of the Divinity Church Choir threatens to rip the choir apart. Will both of them find a common voice and come out with a joyful noise great enough to win the National Joyful Noise Competition that can save their small town of Pacashau, Georgia from hard times, forms the crux of the story.  

Cast: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan
Written & Directed by: Todd Graff
Produced by: Alcon Entertainment


Man on a Ledge – Crime

'You can push an innocent man only so far'. New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk down an ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) who stands on the ledge of a high-rise building. As the clock ticks and it gets harder to get him off the ledge, she realizes he may have an ulterior objective.

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Ed Harris, and William Sadler
Written by: Pablo F. Fenjves
Directed by: Asger Leth
Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Duration: 1 hr 42 mins




January 20th 2012

Haywire – Action thriller

‘Haywire’ is from the director of 'Ocean's Eleven', Steven Soderbergh. The movies is about a black ops soldier seeking retribution after she is betrayed by being set up during a mission.

Cast: Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor

Written by: Lem Dobbs

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Produced by: Gregory Jacobs, Ryan Kavanaugh





J Edgar – Biography, Drama

J Edgar is a biopic by Clint Eastwood based on the life and career of the FBI director, J Edgar Hoover who was one of the most powerful crime fighters of America. This biographical drama brings to light many of the secrets of his private life including his alleged homosexuality.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Cheryl Lawson
Written by: Dustin Lance Black
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Produced by: Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz
Duration: 2 hrs 17 mins





Underworld 4: Awakening – 3D Action, Fantasy, horror

Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as the vampire warrioress, Selene, in this sequel to the earlier three movies – Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Rise of the Lyncans. In ‘Awakening’, Selene escapes imprisonment just in time to find out that the humans have discovered the existence of both Vampires and Lycan clans and are out to eradicate both the immortal species.

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy
Written by: John Hlavin
Directed by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Produced by: Len Wiseman, David Kern, Skip Williamson, Gary Lucchesi
Duration: 1 hr 28 mins

January 26th 2012 

The Descendants – Drama, Comedy

When his wife suffers a boating accident, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, Matt King (George Clooney), is forced to look into his past and come to terms with his future in this story set in Hawaii. He also struggles with a decision to sell the family’s land that has been handed down from Hawaiian Royalty. 

Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause
Written by: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon
Directed by: Alexander Payne (‘Sideways’)
Produced by: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Duration: 1 hr 55 mins





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