Felon


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 104
Rating: 6.6 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • No Rules. No Hope. No Way Out.

  • Writing by: Ric Roman Waugh – writer

    Produced by: Ryan Breen – co-producer
    Richard Caruso – associate producer
    Dan Keston – producer
    Vincent Newman – executive producer
    David Peters – executive producer
    Nick Phillips – producer
    Tucker Tooley – producer
    Christopher Wilhem – co-producer

    Cast: Val Kilmer – John Smith
    Stephen Dorff – Wade Porter
    Harold Perrineau – Lt. Jackson
    Sam Shepard – Gordon Camrose
    Marisol Nichols – Laura Porter
    Anne Archer – Maggie
    Nick Chinlund – Sgt. Roberts
    Nate Parker – Officer Collins
    Greg Serano – Officer Diaz
    Brittany Perrineau – Stacy Jackson
    Johnny Lewis – Snowman

    Music: Gerhard Daum
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Set on a long English summer in the early 80s, Son Of Rambow is a comedy about friendship, faith and the weird business of growing up.
    Plot: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Watch right till the end of the credits to hear a few additional lines of dialogue between Will and Carter.

    Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: When Will watches the pirated version of First Blood (1982) that Lee illegally filmed in the cinema, we see the cinema-curtains open on the films first-credit. All films screened in British cinemas at that time would legally have to start with the British Board of Film Classifications classification certificate directly before the start of the film.

    Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • This production was funded in conjunction with New Mexicos Film Investment Program.
    • Val Kilmer, who lives on a nearby New Mexico ranch, agreed to participate in this film secondary to his work with New Mexicos Film Investment Program.
    • Based on actual atrocities at Corcoran State Prison.


The Midnight Meat Train


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 100
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • The most terrifying ride youll ever take

  • Writing by: Jeff Buhler – (screenplay)
    Clive Barker – (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")

    Produced by: Clive Barker – producer
    Peter Block – executive producer
    Joseph Daley – executive producer
    Beth DePatie – co-producer
    Anthony DiBlasi – executive producer
    Gary Lucchesi – producer
    James McQuaide – co-producer
    Eric Reid – producer
    Tom Rosenberg – producer
    David Rubin – executive producer
    Jorge Saralegui – producer
    Richard S. Wright – producer

    Cast: Bradley Cooper – Leon Kauffman
    Leslie Bibb – Maya
    Brooke Shields – Susan Hoff
    Vinnie Jones – Mahogany
    Roger Bart – Jurgis
    Tony Curran – Driver
    Barbara Eve Harris – Detective Lynn Hadley
    Peter Jacobson – Otto
    Stephanie Mace – Leigh Cooper
    Ted Raimi – Randle Cooper
    Nora – Erika Sakaki

    Music: Johannes Kobilke Robb Williamson
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A film that explores the dark and miserable town Basin City and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in the violent corruption of the city.
    Plot: A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer. Based on Clive Barkers short story “Midnight Meat Train”

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    In the opening credits, each of the actors names is shown with a frame from the comic, featuring their character.

    Goofs: We know about 23 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The blood on Marvs chin appears and disappears when hes being interrogated by Wendy and the girls.

    Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The train in the film is a modified 2200 Chicago elevated car.
    • Clive Barker provided some of the paintings seen in Susan Hoffs art gallery.
    • On its official North American release to cinemas, the film opened in 102 discount theatres, also called “dollar theatres” for their very low admission prices, rather than at regular first-run cinemas with normal ticket prices, which was a factor in its poor opening weekend box-office earnings.


The Bank Job


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: UK
Runtime: 111
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Roger Donaldson
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • The true story of a heist gone wrong… in all the right ways.

  • Writing by: Dick Clement – (written by) &
    Ian La Frenais – (written by) (as Ian Lafrenais)

    Produced by: David Alper – executive producer
    Mairi Bett – co-producer
    Steve Chasman – producer
    Luigi Desole – line producer: Sardinia
    Scott Fischer – co-producer
    Scott Fischer – executive producer
    Pete Ford – line producer
    Alex Gartner – executive producer
    Alan Glazer – executive producer
    Gary Hamilton – executive producer
    Ryan Kavanaugh – executive producer
    Christopher Mapp – executive producer
    George McIndoe – executive producer
    Charles Roven – producer
    Aaron Shuster – associate producer
    Matthew Street – executive producer
    David Whealy – executive producer

    Cast: Jason Statham – Terry Leather
    Saffron Burrows – Martine Love
    Stephen Campbell Moore – Kevin Swain
    Daniel Mays – Dave Shilling
    James Faulkner – Guy Arthur Singer
    Alki David – Bambas
    Michael Jibson – Eddie Burton
    Georgia Taylor – Ingrid Burton
    Richard Lintern – Tim Everett
    Peter Bowles – Miles Urquhart
    Alistair Petrie – Philip Lisle

    Music: J. Peter Robinson
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on Londons Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew dont realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets – secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
    Plot: Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. Hes an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a banks alarm is off for a couple weeks, so lets tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence – and M-5, or is it M-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The ending credits are presented in the same typeface as Professor Umbridges numerous educational decrees.

    Goofs: We know about 13 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Anachronisms: Although the film is set in 1971, signs on various shop doors seen in the film advertise that credit cards “Visa” and “Mastercard” are accepted. The name “Visa” was not used for the charge card before 1977 (replacing Barclaycard in the UK); “Mastercard” was “Master Charge” until 1979.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Aldwych station was chosen to film the underground scenes because the true Tottenham Court Road station had been modified extensively in the early 1980s. Only Edgware Road still has any resemblance to its original look.
    • Roger Donaldson said one of the most difficult days of filming was when he filmed the brothel scene. The scene called for the women to be walking around wearing only garters. However, Donaldson said that when he went to film the scene he discovered that most of the women shaved their genitals, which would have been anachronistic for 1971. So the actresses had to wear pubic wigs called “merkins.” This caused a problem because the merkins were hard to secure in place and kept slipping, causing Donaldson much aggravation.
    • SPOILER: In its edition of February 16, 2008 The Daily Mail newspaper reported “The four men caught, charged and convicted of the raid went to jail without ever having their names mentioned in the press, and to this day their identities and the circumstances of their capture remain secret. Even the lengths of their sentences are still shrouded in mystery.”


Pulp Fiction


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama
Release Year: 1994
Country: USA
Runtime: 154
Rating: 8.3 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Sound: Dolby SR
Taglines:

  • Girls like me dont make invitations like this to just anyone!
  • You wont know the facts until youve seen the fiction.
  • From the creators of True Romance & Reservoir Dogs
  • I dont smile for pictures.
  • Just because you are a character doesnt mean you have character.

  • Writing by: Quentin Tarantino – (stories) &
    Roger Avary – (stories)
    Quentin Tarantino – (written by)

    Produced by: Lawrence Bender – producer
    Danny DeVito – executive producer
    Richard N. Gladstein – co-executive producer
    Michael Shamberg – executive producer
    Stacey Sher – executive producer
    Bob Weinstein – co-executive producer
    Harvey Weinstein – co-executive producer

    Cast: John Travolta – Vincent Vega
    Samuel L. Jackson – Jules Winnfield
    Tim Roth – Pumpkin – Ringo
    Amanda Plummer – Honey Bunny – Yolanda
    Eric Stoltz – Lance
    Bruce Willis – Butch Coolidge
    Ving Rhames – Marsellus Wallace
    Phil LaMarr – Marvin
    Maria de Medeiros – Fabienne
    Rosanna Arquette – Jody
    Peter Greene – Zed

    Music: John Cale
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangsters wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
    Plot: Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The coffee shop manager in the robbery scene at the end is credited as “Coffee Shop” because he is cut off as he speaks: “I am not a hero, Im just a coffee shop–”

    Goofs: We know about 66 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Several differences in the two times we see Honey Bunny pull the gun in the restaurant can be attributed to seeing the scene through Jules eyes the second time.

    Trivia: There are 105 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Quentin Tarantino hesitated over the choice between the character he was going to play: Jimmie or Lance. He ended up choosing Jimmies role because he wanted to be behind the camera in Mias overdose scene.
    • Quentin Tarantino wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L. Jackson, however it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When Jackson heard this, he flew to Los Angeles and auditioned again to secure the role. Calderon ended up with a small role as Paul.
    • The passage from the Bible that Jules has memorized was mostly made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. The only part thats similar to what the Bible says is the part where he says, “And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.” However, the parts about the righteous man and the shepherd are not real.


No Country for Old Men


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 2007
Country: USA
Runtime: 122
Rating: 6.1 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Ethan CoenJoel Coen
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

  • There Are No Clean Getaways
  • You cant stop whats coming.
  • There are no laws left.
  • One discovery can change your life. One mistake can destroy it.
  • How does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
  • Nothing you fear… can prepare you for him.
  • Youve never been anywhere like No Country
  • In the open country you can find anything, but every fortune leaves a trail.
  • One opportunity can change your life. One mistake can destroy it.

  • Writing by: Joel Coen – (screenplay) &
    Ethan Coen – (screenplay)
    Cormac McCarthy – (novel)

    Produced by: Ethan Coen – producer
    Joel Coen – producer
    David Diliberto – associate producer
    Robert Graf – executive producer
    Mark Roybal – executive producer
    Scott Rudin – producer

    Cast: Tommy Lee Jones – Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
    Javier Bardem – Anton Chigurh
    Josh Brolin – Llewelyn Moss
    Woody Harrelson – Carson Wells
    Kelly Macdonald – Carla Jean Moss
    Garret Dillahunt – Deputy Wendell
    Tess Harper – Loretta Bell
    Barry Corbin – Ellis
    Stephen Root – Man who hires Wells
    Rodger Boyce – Sheriff Roscoe Giddens
    Beth Grant – Carla Jeans Mother

    Music: Carter Burwell
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    Plot Outline: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
    Plot: In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh, on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sherrif Ed Tom Bell blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no opening credits at all, save the Universal logo, so the title of the film, “The Mummy Returns” does not appear until well into the end credits.

    Goofs: We know about 38 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Anachronisms: When Bell responds to the hotel shooting, a modern Carls Jr restaurant is seen in the background over his shoulder. Furthermore, Carls Jr. was not operating in El Paso in 1980. In addition, when he is driving to the motel, as he first hears the shots, a modern day Wendys sign is seen behind him.

    Trivia: There are 25 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Heath Ledger had been in talks to play Llewelyn Moss, but withdrew to take “some time off” instead.
    • “No Country for Old Men”, the title of the novel the film is based on, is part of the first line from W.B. Yeats poem, “Sailing to Byzantium”. The full line is “That is no country for old men”.
    • For mostly budgetary reasons, the film was shot mostly in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Tommy Lee Jones convinced the Coen Brothers to film some scenes on location in West Texas.


"Dexter"


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 2006
Country: USA
Runtime: 60
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Simon Hunter
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Takes life. Seriously.
  • A Serial Killer with a heart….. just pray its not yours

  • Writing by: Philip Eisner – (written by)

    Produced by: Stephen Belafonte – producer
    Stephane Bibeau – executive producer
    Alessandro Camon – executive producer
    Steve Christian – executive producer
    Tim Dennison – producer
    Charles Finch – executive producer
    Suraj Gohill – co-producer
    Jon Katz – executive producer
    Peter La Terriere – producer
    Fredrik Malmberg – executive producer
    Pras – producer
    Edward R. Pressman – producer

    Cast: Michael C. Hall – Dexter Morgan (36 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Julie Benz – Rita Bennett (36 episodes, 2006-2008)
    C.S. Lee – Vince Masuka (28 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Christina Robinson – Astor / … (28 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Jennifer Carpenter – Debra Morgan (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Lauren Vélez – Lt. Maria Laguerta (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
    David Zayas – Angel Batista (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
    James Remar – Harry Morgan (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
    Erik King – Sergeant James Doakes / … (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
    Preston Bailey – Cody (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
    Geoffrey Pierson – Captain Tom Matthews (15 episodes, 2006-2007)

    Music: Richard Wells
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A like-able Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
    Plot: During the day, Dexter Morgan is a jovial employee in the Miami Metropolitan Police Departments crime lab, but his meticulously crafted life masks his true nature. In reality Dexter is a disciplined and murderous psychopath (a self-admitted “monster”), and he slakes his blood lust at night by carefully killing the serial killers he tracks down during the day. Based on the novels (Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter and Dexter in the Dark) by Jeff Lindsay.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    When the Sony Pictures Classics logo appears at the very beginning and at the very end of the film, the word “classics” is erased and replaced with a graffiti rendering of the same word.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: Although the show is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, every episode set outside during the winter features an unrealistically warm climate. Although characters always wear overcoats and pretend to shiver, numerous things reveal the actual California filming location. Some of these include: no visible breath, no snow, full lawns and trees covered with green leaves.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Dexters boat is named Slice of Life.
    • Dexter frequently uses aliases that references Bret Easton Ellis books/movies. These include using Patrick Bateman (the main character from American Psycho (2000)) when buying tranquilizers and Sean Ellis (reference to both Ellis and Sean Bateman – from The Rules of Attraction (2002)) when seeing a psychiatrist.


Cidade de Deus


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime
Release Year: 2002
Country: France, Brazil
Runtime: 130
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: Portuguese
Director: Fernando MeirellesKátia Lund
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • If you run youre dead…if you stay, youre dead again. Period.
  • Fight and youll never survive….. Run and youll never escape.
  • 15 miles from paradise…one man will do anything to tell the world everything.
  • Based on a true story.
  • Drugs Guns Music Love
  • If you run it will get you. If you stay it will eat you.

  • Writing by: Paulo Lins – novel
    Bráulio Mantovani – screenplay

    Produced by: Andrea Barata Ribeiro – producer
    Marc Beauchamps – co-producer
    Bel Berlinck – executive producer
    Daniel Filho – co-producer
    Hank Levine – co-producer
    Vincent Maraval – co-producer
    Mauricio Andrade Ramos – producer
    Donald Ranvaud – co-producer (as Donald K. Ranvaud)
    Juliette Renaud – co-producer
    Walter Salles – co-producer
    Elisa Tolomelli – executive producer

    Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues – Buscapé – Rocket
    Leandro Firmino – Zé Pequeno – Lil Zé (as Leandro Firmino da Hora)
    Phellipe Haagensen – Bené – Benny
    Douglas Silva – Dadinho – Lil Dice
    Jonathan Haagensen – Cabeleira – Shaggy
    Matheus Nachtergaele – Sandro Cenoura – Carrot
    Seu Jorge – Mané Galinha – Knockout Ned
    Jefechander Suplino – Alicate – Clipper
    Alice Braga – Angélica
    Emerson Gomes – Barbantinho – Stringy
    Edson Oliveira – Barbantinho Adulto – Older Stringy

    Music: Ed Cortês Antonio Pinto
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
    Plot: Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960s that–in the early 80s–became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Buscapй, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also too smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Buscapй soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that hes been given an artists point of view as a keen-eyed photographer. As Buscapй is not the real protagonist of the film–only the narrator–he is not the one who makes the decisions that will determine the sequence of events. Nevertheless, not only his life is attached to what happens in the story, but it is also through Buscapйs perspective of life that one can understand the complicated layers and humanity of a world, apparently condemned to endless violence.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are no actor credits in the opening credits.

    Goofs: We know about 10 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: When Knockout Ned is yelling over the dead boy, the body is breathing.

    Trivia: There are 25 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • All of the amateur actors were recruited from favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro, and a couple of them – eg. Buscapй/Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) – actually lived in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) itself.
    • When Knockout Ned (Manй Galinha in the Brazilian original) kills someone for the first time, some people who live in the City of God approach him and congratulate him for the killing. The first woman to talk to him was played by the mother of the real Knockout Ned.
    • The director was once quoted as saying that if he knew the dangers of filming the movie in a Rio favela, he wouldnt have done the movie.


Memento


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 2000
Country: USA
Runtime: 113
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Christopher Nolan
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Some memories are best forgotten

  • Writing by: Jonathan Nolan – (short story "Memento Mori")
    Christopher Nolan – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Christopher Ball – co-executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
    Elaine Dysinger – co-producer
    Aaron Ryder – executive producer
    Emma Thomas – associate producer
    Jennifer Todd – producer
    Suzanne Todd – producer
    William Tyrer – co-executive producer

    Cast: Guy Pearce – Leonard
    Carrie-Anne Moss – Natalie
    Joe Pantoliano – Teddy Gammell
    Mark Boone Junior – Burt
    Russ Fega – Waiter
    Jorja Fox – Leonards Wife
    Stephen Tobolowsky – Sammy
    Harriet Sansom Harris – Mrs. Jankis
    Thomas Lennon – Doctor
    Callum Keith Rennie – Dodd
    Kimberly Campbell – Blonde

    Music: David Julyan
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
    Plot: Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Just as the credits are about to start, a flash-frame-shot of a penis appears on the screen.

    Goofs: We know about 24 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Leonard is able to remember that he has a problem with his memory because he has conditioned himself to look at his “Remember Sammy Jankis” tattoo. Similarly he has conditioned himself to check his pockets for Polaroids to remind himself of other essential day-to-day facts. Alternatively, it could be because Leonard has Korsakovs syndrome, sometimes caused by acute trauma. In some cases the patient knows that they have the disorder. Arguments have been presented both for and against this but, in the end, its the reality that the movie presents us with and so, for 113 minutes at least, its true.

    Trivia: There are 19 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The movie was filmed in Southern California, in and around the Sunland/Tujunga area. Other driving scenes were filmed in Burbank on Victory Blvd.
    • The film took 25 days to shoot.
    • Teddys phone number, 555-0134, is the same as Marla Singers number in Fight Club (1999). It is also the same as the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harriet the Spy (1996), Eddie Aldens in Someone Like You… (2001) and a Mental institution in an episode of "Millennium" (1996/I).


The Departed


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 2006
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Runtime: 151
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: English, Cantonese
Director: Martin Scorsese
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?
  • Underhanded
  • Unrestrained
  • Undercover
  • Cops or Criminals. When youre facing a loaded gun whats the difference?

  • Writing by: William Monahan – (screenplay)
    Siu Fai Mak – (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou) (as Alan Mak) and
    Felix Chong – (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou)

    Produced by: Michael Aguilar – co-producer
    G. Mac Brown – executive producer
    Doug Davison – executive producer
    Brad Grey – producer
    Kristin Hahn – executive producer
    Graham King – producer
    Roy Lee – executive producer
    Dan Lin – development executive
    Gianni Nunnari – producer
    Brad Pitt – producer
    Joseph P. Reidy – co-producer (as Joseph Reidy)
    Rick Schwartz – co-producer
    Emma Tillinger – associate producer

    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio – Billy Costigan
    Matt Damon – Colin
    Jack Nicholson – Costello
    Mark Wahlberg – Dignam
    Martin Sheen – Queenan
    Ray Winstone – Mr. French
    Vera Farmiga – Madolyn
    Anthony Anderson – Brown
    Alec Baldwin – Ellerby
    Kevin Corrigan – Cousin Sean
    James Badge Dale – Barrigan

    Music: Howard Shore
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemys identities.
    Plot: Two just-graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy follow opposite sides of the law: William Costigan is assigned to work undercover with the Irish mobster Frank Costello to get evidences to arrest him. His true identity is only known by his superiors Dignam and Oliver Queenan. The protйgйe of Costello, Colin Sullivan, is promoted in the Massachusetts State Police and is the informer of Costello. Each police officer gives his best effort trying to disclose the identity of the other “rat”.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Each episode of the show opens with a title screen and Kiefer Sutherlands voice-over saying “The following takes place between (hour) and (hour)” However, the first season of the show had a slightly longer intro, adding “…on the day of the California Presidential Primary.” In addition, various episodes have featured the “Events Occur in Real Time” title.

    Goofs: We know about 63 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Billy visits Madolyn active window of Microsoft Anti Spyware on her monitor disappears and appears in different shots.

    Trivia: There are 47 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Martin Scorsese wanted to shoot the film in Boston, where the story is set. But due to concerns on setting up production and politics, the producers chose New York City to double for Boston because of the states 15% tax credit. The bulk of the movie was shot in New York City while a six week shooting schedule was split in two for Boston, shooting the first half in June and the second half in August. After the success of this film, Massachusetts created a 25% tax credit for filmmaking.
    • As of 2007, this film had the highest grossing box-office opening and the highest total box-office gross in Martin Scorseses career.
    • A possible reason why Leonardo DiCaprio did not receive an Oscar nomination for his performance in this movie was because the Warner Bros. studio initially did not want to favor DiCaprio over his co-stars and place him in the leading actor category. The studio favored DiCaprios leading performance in Blood Diamond (2006) (which eventually got him a nomination). DiCaprio himself refused to campaign against his male co-stars in the supporting actor category, so Warner bought no supporting actor ads for DiCaprio, and he did not receive a nomination.


Street Kings


Category: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 109
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: English, Turkish
Director: David Ayer
Sound: DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Their City. Their Rules. No Prisoners.

  • Writing by: James Ellroy – (screenplay) and
    Kurt Wimmer – (screenplay) and
    Jamie Moss – (screenplay)
    James Ellroy – (story)

    Produced by: Bruce Berman – executive producer
    Lucas Foster – producer
    Alexandra Milchan – producer
    John Ridley – co-producer
    Erwin Stoff – producer
    Julian Wall – associate producer
    Michele Weisler – executive producer
    Bob Yari – executive producer

    Cast: Keanu Reeves – Detective Tom Ludlow
    Forest Whitaker – Captain Jack Wander
    Hugh Laurie – Captain James Biggs
    Chris Evans – Detective Paul Diskant
    Cedric the Entertainer – Scribble (as Cedric The Entertainer Kyles)
    Jay Mohr – Sgt. Mike Clady
    Terry Crews – Detective Terrence Washington
    Naomie Harris – Linda Washington
    Common – Coates
    The Game – Grill
    Martha Higareda – Grace Garcia

    Music: Graeme Revell
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    Plot Outline: Federal Agent Jack Bauer cant afford to always play by the rules. As a member of the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit, Jack must stop bombs, viruses, assassination attempts, and usually save someone he cares about at the same time. Every season of this series has 24 episodes, each unfolding in real time following a consecutive hour in one very bad day.
    Plot: Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture hes been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Each episode of the show opens with a title screen and Kiefer Sutherlands voice-over saying “The following takes place between (hour) and (hour)” However, the first season of the show had a slightly longer intro, adding “…on the day of the California Presidential Primary.” In addition, various episodes have featured the “Events Occur in Real Time” title.

    Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The position of the sun changes in the last scene.

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