donderdag 31 juli 2014

Top 5 Thursday: Movies I Watched for My Challenge (July 2014)

I didn’t watch that many new movies this month, but there were some films I will love for the rest of my life! Here are my favorites of this month.

5. Blue Jasmine
I loved both Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins in this movie. Their performances were amazing. I really liked “Blue Jasmin”.

4. Hunger
With this I have seen all three movies directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender. It’s not my favourite, but it definitely a movie you should put on you ‘to-watch’ list. Great acting, great cinematography and camerawork.

3. Nebraska
I wish Bruce Dern got more leading roles, he proved he’s worthy of it. And Will Forte, normally the funny guy in silly comedies no one wants to see, really surprised me in his more dramatic role. I liked “Nebraska” and director Alexander Payne can add another great movie to his resume.

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson movies are growing on me. This guys has become one of my favourite directors and every time I think I have seen it all, he amazes me again. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is amazing!!

1. Intouchables
This movie touched me in every way possible. Such a beautiful film, one that everyone should watch. If this doesn’t do anything to you, even a little bit, you’re not human.

They Almost Made the Top 5: Girl Most Likely, A Million Ways to Die in the West

woensdag 30 juli 2014

Movie Favorites: Atonement

Synopsis: When Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan), 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They paid for his time at Cambridge and now he plans on going to medical school. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter intended for Cecilia and concludes that Robbie is a deviant. When her cousin Lola is raped, she tells the police that it was Robbie she saw committing the deed.

Unique Selling Point: The movie is based on a best-selling novel and it stays very close to the source. It’s a romantic drama, set during world war II, with secrets, lies and betrayal as important themes.

Most Valuable Player: Saoirse Ronan as young Briony Tallis. She is fantastic and overshadows her very experienced co-stars.

Best Moment: The moment where Cecilia and Robbie meet up at the fountain. We get to see their version and how Briony sees it.

dinsdag 29 juli 2014

Pic Spam: Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt is upcoming and shining! I already loved him in "Parks & Recreation", as loveable Andy. But he's Hollywood's newest action star and hunk. I just can't wait to see him in "The Guardians of the Galaxy" (coming to the Netherlands in august) and off course "Jurassic World". Here are some of his best shots and I just had to include that awesome bike photo from "Jurassic World".

maandag 28 juli 2014

Video of the Week (13) does what I love to do. Create lists. They mostly make top tens about movies or TV, but also music and videogames. I watch their channel on youtube all the time, because I just LOVE lists. I decided to share an interesting one with you. Theories that movie fans have about their favorite films. Some really weird ones, but loads of fun to know about.

Movie Battle: V for Vendetta Vs. Children of Men

The Movies I choose this time are both sci-fi films set in the future, where most countries in the world are near destroyed by natural disasters, riots and war. England has established a totalitarian regime that shields the country from outsiders. In both movies the society is portrayed as extremely racist and xenophobic and the main characters are part of an underground movement. To battle it out, here is “V for Vendetta” Vs. “Children of Men”.


V for Vendetta: Hugo Weaving plays lead character V, a freedom fighter wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. His performance, even without ever seeing his real face, is breath-taking and phenomenal. Natalie Portman also does a great job, especially the rooftop scene.

Children of Men: Clive Owen, who a lot of people say can’t act, does a fantastic job. He plays main character Theo Faron. Julianne Moore and Michael Caine also have solid roles, but they don’t have very big roles.


V for Vendetta: Great Britain is now a fascist state. A man named V uses terrorist tactics to oppress society. He rescues the young Eve from the secret police, and she becomes his ally. It’s based on a graphic novel, that I have read. It’s very close to its source. The story is great, the character of V even more.

Children of Men: Dystopian London, surrounded by violence and warring nationalistic sects. People are no longer aloud to have children. The youngest citizen, just 18 years of age, has just died. Then a young pregnant woman is discovered and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety starts. Great idea for a story.


V for Vendetta: There are some amazing fight scenes in it. Especially the one in the dark tunnel (I believe it’s a tunnel). The while movie has a dark, greyish tone.

Children of Men: This also has a certain tone, more the grey, bluish tones. They makers made London look like a worn down plays, filled with violence and war.


Although both movies are amazing, with great acting and fantastic stories, I will have to go with “V for Vendetta”. That’s a movie I’m more willingly to re-watch.

zondag 27 juli 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 87: Nebraska

Director: Alexander Payne
Genre: Comedy/ Drama
Runtime: 115 minutes
Year: 2013
Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacey Keach

Description: Woody (Bruce Dern) is an aging, booze-addled father who makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son David (Will Forte) in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Review: We go on another trip with director Alexander Payne. This time we travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, where the elderly Woody thinks a million dollars is waiting for him. After getting a letter, he seriously thinks he has won a million dollars. Woody is determined to get that money and because no one can change his mind, his son David takes him there. On the way there, they make a stop in Hawthorne, where Woody’s family lives.
This film fits Payne’s oeuvre perfectly. Humor and melancholy alternate. Father and son grow closer during the road trip together. Although the movie shows some similarities with Payne’s previous film “Sideways”, “About Schmidt” and “The Descendants”, it dares to be different because it was filmed in black and white. This gives the film a timeless quality.
The acting is fantastic. Bruce Dern really carries the film as Woody. That Oscar nomination should have been a win. And Will Forte, who is mostly known for little roles in silly comedies, really surprised. His performance is vulnerable and touching. And June Squibb, as Woody’s wife Kate, is hilarious.
Alexander Payne managed to make another great movie, it’s moving and full of heart.

Rating: 4,5/ 5

Movie Trailer Sunday (149)

Here are this weeks trailers.

The Imitation Game
Description: Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard
Comment: Benedict Cumberbatch can't do anything wrong.

Description: Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a driven young man desperate for work. He discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina (Rene Russo), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmad
Comment: Jake Gyllenhaal looks creepy.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Description: Literature student Anastasia Steele's (Dakota Johnson) life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Starring:Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie
Comment: Not a fan of the book, but I can't ignore the trailer. Jamie Dornan looks kinda sexy.

Description: Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses, an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe , Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Max Minghella, James Remar
Trailer: Trailer "Horns"
Comment: Cool, want to see this.

Description: Wallace (Justin Long) is a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez
Trailer: Trailer "Tusk"
Comment: So if I got this right, that guy wants to turn Justin Long into a walrus. Okay, cool!

zaterdag 26 juli 2014

Best & Worst: Cameron Diaz

I really love Cameron Diaz, she is funny and she can light up a room. And she also dares to cross a line. Lately, her choices for movies and roles aren’t that great, but that’s a good reason to look back on all the movies she made. Here are my pick for best and worst of Cameron Diaz.

This is still one of the best comedies ever made. Although it was a bit raunchy, it really made me laugh. And it still does. Cameron Diaz was really great, I think every guy was in love with her after seeing this film (hence the title). But I had a crush on Ben Stiller, as cutie Ted with no like on his side.
Honorable Mentions: “Being John Malkovich”, “Gangs of New York”, “The Mask”, “Shrek”, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “Very Bad Things”

Christina Applegate was the only fun thing about this movie. I hate this so-called comedy. It’s not funny and his has bad jokes in it. Cameron, shame on you!
Dishonarable Mentions: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, “What Happens in Vegas”, “Vanilla Sky”, Knight & Day”

vrijdag 25 juli 2014

In the Picture: The Characters from "Th Way Way Back"

“The Way Way Back” is a movie I only saw recently, but fell in love with immediately. And it has some great characters, interesting ones with actual depth and emotions. One of them actually made it to my list of favourite movie characters.

Played by: Liam James
Duncan is a very quiet 14-year old, who goes on a vacation with his mom and her new boyfriend. He doesn’t really want to go, but has no other options. To try to make the best of it, Duncan decides to check out the town and he discovers a water park. This changes his vacation.

Played by: Sam Rockwell
Owen is the manager of ‘Water Wiz’, a local water park. He takes Duncan under his wing. Although Owen might look like a tough guy, he has a heart of gold and he is the only one that sees the true Duncan.

Played by: Toni Collette
Pam is Duncan’s mother. Duncan feels abandoned by her, and Pam doesn’t get him. She is constantly trying to reach out to him, but then falls back in the arms of boyfriend Trent. Drinking, late night partying and smoking marijuana.

Played by: Steve Carell
Trent is Pam’s new boyfriend. To her, he is a perfect guy. Trent is constantly verbally and emotionally abusing Duncan, often making comments and gestures that are belittling and rude at him. And he’s also not very faithful to Pam. Trent is simply a big ass douche.

Betty Thompson
Played by: Allison Janney
Betty is the cocktail loving vacationing neighbor of Trent and Pam. She likes her parties, drinks and guys and lives her life like she is catching up on her own teen years. Betty isn’t always very subtle and she seems nosy, but she only means well.

Susanna Thompson
Played by: AnnaSophia Robb
Susanna belongs to a popular groups of girls, but she actually doesn’t want to. She is intrigued by Duncan, because he’s an outcast, much to the liking of her friends. Susanna also takes part in Duncan’s growing happiness.

Played by: Maya Rudolph
Caitlyn works at ‘Water Wiz’. She is a kind woman, loved by Owen, although she doesn’t want to give in to those feelings herself. She also appreciates Duncan’s help and presence at the water park.
Favorite Character: Owen

donderdag 24 juli 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 86: A Million Ways to Die int the West

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 116 minutes
Year: 2014
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman

Description: As cowardly farmer Albert (Seth MacFarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman Anna (Charlize Theron) in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband (Liam Neeson), a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Review: The authentic letters and music of the opening credits tell us immediately that “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is a western. Director Seth MacFarlane obviously likes the genre and gives it his own twist. He mixes up western with the genre he knows best: comedy. It gives us some great jokes, but also some mediocre ones centered around farts, sex and poop.
The wild west of 1882 isn’t without danger, that’s what somewhat clumsy sheepherder Albert Stark knows. Decease, rivalry, Indians, all possible causes of death. When Albert is then also stood up by his girlfriend Louise, his life as a frontier is over. Until he meets Anna, a mysterious woman who makes Albert win back his courage and confidence. But what he doesn’t know is that Anna is married to the most vicious gunslinger of the west.
The plot isn’t that surprising and it kicks in a lot of open doors. But it’s more about the humor here. “A Million Ways to Die” succeeds, but not entirely. The jokes where they are mocking the genre are the best, which makes it a bit like a parody. This works. And MacFarlane also knows how to set the audience in the opposite direction, which makes it surprising at times. The actors are seemingly having a great time. But sometimes the jokes are a bit juvenile or badly timed.
Seth MacFarlane is still one of the funniest guys out there, but he still has a lot to learn as an actor and director. “A Million Ways in the West” wasn’t as hilarious as I hoped it would be, but it had some great jokes, an amazing cameo and I really enjoyed this western parody.

Rating: 3/ 5

Top 5 Thursday: Coming Of Age Movies

I always love a good coming of age story. I especially like watching them over the summer. There are so many of them, but only a few that can make my list. And a lot of them were made not that long ago. Here are my five favourite coming of age movies.

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Although it’s e pretty recent movie, it got a great eighties feel to it. It felt like a John Hughes film. Because of this nostalgic touch, it makes “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” very authentic an unique.
4. Juno
Ellen Page is fantastic in this movie. “Juno” is a fun movie, thought through very well. It’s a great coming of age film.

3. The Way Way Back
Only recently saw it for the first time, but already re-watched it. I fell in love with it right away, because the characters were so relatable. I especially loved Owen, played by Sam Rockwell. Love this movie to bits!

2. Easy A
I sounded like a standard teen comedy, but it’s so much more. It brought us Emma Stone, who is amazing, and a great comedy.

1. Stand By Me
This is definitely the best in the genre. I have seen it so many times and I will watch it many times more, and I never get sick of it. Although the characters don’t belong anywhere, you come to love each one of them.

They Almost Made the Top 5: Adventureland, Superbad

woensdag 23 juli 2014

Me & 3 Steve McQueen Movies

I bought all three off his movies on DVD, only realizing later that they were all directed by Steve McQueen (and also all starring Michael Fassbender). So the perfect opportunity to use it for this item.

12 Years a Slave
Genre: Drama
Year: 2013
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejifor, Michael Fassbender, Lupito Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt, Sarah Paulson
Description: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejifor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Opinion: I was overly excited to see this and when I did it left me breathless. Such a beautiful movie, an unbelievable story that really grabs you. Really, if you don’t cry during this movie, you’re not human.
Favorite character: Patsey (Lupito Nyong’o)
Most memorable quote: “I don't want to survive. I want to live” –Solomon Northup-
Best scene: It might sound cruel, but the scene where Patsey get whipped was the one that grabbed me the most. Definitely the best scene of the movie, that showed everyone how cruel Edwin Epps was.

Genre: Drama
Year: 2011
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan
Description: In New York City, Brandon's (Michael Fassbender) carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister (Carey Mulligan) arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.
Opinion: I heard many things about it and frankly I thought it was going to be a movie just about sex. Well, it’s a lot more than that. It’s a fantastic film, realistic and mesmerizing. Michael Fassbender does a wonderful job.
Favorite character: Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender)
Most memorable quote: “We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place.” –Sissy Sullivan-
Best scene: When Brandon hears his sister is having way too much fun with his boss, he decides to go for a run. It’s a very long shot, following him down the streets of New York.

Genre: Drama
Year: 2008
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cummingham
Description: Irish republican Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. Favorite character: Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender)
Most memorable quote: “I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.” –Bobby Sands-
Best scene: Where Bobby Sands is talking to Father Dominic Moran. It’s a very long scene, with them just talking and the camera in the same position for all this time. Great scene.

Favorite of the 3: “12 Years a Slave”

dinsdag 22 juli 2014

Marry, Kiss, Cliff - Round 3

Round 3: John McClane (“Die Hard”), Jason Bourne (“The Bourne Identity”) and Roux (“Chocolat”)

Marry: Probably John McClane, although he’s proven not the be the best husband in the world. I know I would always be safe with him and he’s the definition of a real man!

Kiss: Roux is a romantic man and looks amazing off course. And he’s also a bit mysterious and controversial. That draws me somehow.

Cliff: Jason Bourne has a lot of issues, first off he doesn’t exactly know who he is. I don’t want to date that, I’ll be in constant danger.

maandag 21 juli 2014

Quotables: "The World's End"

It’s really sad to hear that this is the final movie in the Cornetto series. I secretly hope there will be more movies directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They are a trio made in heaven. But there is still enough room on my blog to talk about these amazing comedies. Here are the best quotes from “The World’s End”.

Gary King: Tonight, we will be partaking of a liquid repast as we wind our way up the Golden Mile. Commencing with an inaugural tankard in The First Post, then on to The Old Familiar, The Famous Cock, The Cross Hands, The Good Companions, The Trusty Servant, The Two-Headed Dog, The Mermaid, The Beehive, The King's Head, and The Hole in the Wall for a measure of the same, all before the last bittersweet pint in that most fateful terminus, The World's End. Leave a light on good lady, for though we may return with a twinkle in our eyes, we will be in truth blind - drunk!

Gary King: [to The Network] Oh fuck off, you big lamp!

Gary King: Get back in your rocket, and fuck off back to Legoland you cunts!

Gary King: Drink up. Let's Boo-Boo.
Steven Prince: 'Boo-Boo'? What is that?
Gary King: You remember "Let's Boo-Boo". You know, from Mr. Shephard's classroom, it said on the wall "Exit, Pursued by a Bear", you know, from that Shakespeare play?
Steven Prince: A Winter's Tale.
Gary King: Yeah. What was it called?
Steven Prince: A Winter's Tale.
Gary King: That's it. And if we needed to make a quick getaway, we'd say: "Exit, Pursued by a Bear". And then, it was: "Exit, Pursued by Yogi Bear". And then, it was just: "Let's Yogi and Boo-Boo". And then: "Let's Boo-Boo".
Steven Prince: So you're saying we should go?
Gary King: Yeah. Shitty, here. Isn't it?

Gary King: How is, uh...
Peter Page: Vanessa.
Gary King: No. Your wife.
Peter Page: Vanessa.
Gary King: Yeah. How's she?
Peter Page: She's good.
Gary King: Have you had sex yet?
Peter Page: We have two children.
Gary King: Ooh twice! Get you, fuck machine.

Andrew Knightley: I haven't had a drink for sixteen years Gary.
Gary King: You must be thirsty then.

Steven Prince: Ten people have entered in this toilet in the last five minutes and not a single one has come back out again. That's going to look suspicious.
Gary King: Gay loving!

Gary King: [having repeatedly banged his head against the wall] There, that proves I'm human.
Steven Prince: It proves you're stupid.
Gary King: Exactly! Ow!

Andrew Knightley: You said you wanted to chew the fat. I think you just wanted to drink it. We're not your friends, we're just your fucking enablers.
Gary King: Enabler? Oh that's a funny word. Gary King & The Enablers. Actually that would make a great name for the band. Steve, write that down.

Video of the Week (12)

We all thought the Queens guard was a serious bunch, well, we now know what they are also very serious about. They love "Game of Thrones", because they were caught on camera while playing the theme song of the show! How awesome is that? Maybe Queen Elizabeth is also an avid viewer?

zondag 20 juli 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 85: Dark Tide

Director: John Stockwell
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 114 minutes
Year: 2012
Starring: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Luke Tyler, Mark Elderkin, Yhoko Ntshinga, Sizwe Msutu

Description: Professional diver tutor Kate (Halle Berry) returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Review: Director John Stockwell seems to have specialized in movies about water. “Blue Crush” and “Into the Blue” where both movies set in and around the ocean. “Dark Tide” is next, a thriller and drama. At least that’s what it’s supposed to be. But it doesn’t reach a very high level.
What I loved about the movie is how they pictured South Africa and the great whites. It reminded me of the films and photos my brother showed me when he visited it. He actually saw the film crew while he was there. But although “Dark Tide” is about sharks, they don’t get the attention they deserve here. There is too much talking and sharing feelings, between characters you really don’t care about.
There is nothing wrong with trying to cope with a trauma, but Halle Berry doesn’t give it enough depth to make it interesting. And all of the other characters are pretty forgettable as well. When it comes to a grabbing plot of interesting characters, “Dark Tide” is a movie to skip. It would have been nice if the sharks got a little action. The scene in ‘Shark Alley’ gets a little tension and some shocking attacks, but not enough to save the rest of the film.
Great realistic shots of sharks, seals, the South African landscape and Halle Berry in bikini, but the rest is pretty bad. Not worth your time.

Rating: 1,5/ 5

Movie Trailer Sunday (148)

Here are this weeks trailers.

Description: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Rockwell).
Director: Lynn Shelton
Starring: Keira Knightley, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, Kaitlyn Dever
Comment: Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell look like a loveable combo.

Description: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit.
Director: Stiles White
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos, Daren Kagasoff, Vivis Colombetti, Ana Coto, Erin Moriarty
Trailer: Trailer "Ouija"
Comment: Creepy...

The One I Love
Description: On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.
Director: Charlie McDowell
Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
Comment: Wow, want to see this!

Worst Friends
Description: Two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). With the aid of a tough-as-nails physical therapist (Cody Horn), Sam helps Jake recuperate, but when Sam's high school crush (Kristen Connolly) enters the picture, old habits and bitter rivalries resurface, threatening to tear their friendship apart.
Director: Ralph Arend
Starring: Richard Tanne, Cody Horn, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly
Comment: i don't know.... could be good.

The Captive
Description: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Bruce Greenwood
Comment: Looks exciting.