Sunday, December 23, 2012

END OF WATCH (2012)

Written & Directed By: David Ayer Cinematography By: Roman Vasyanov Editor: Dody Dorn Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Cody Horn, Frank Grillo, David Harbour, Kristy Wu

CHLOE (2009)

Directed By: Atom Egoyan
Written By: Erica Cressida Wilson
Based on The Original Screenplay NATHALIE By: Anne Fontaine
Cinematography By: Paul Sarossy
Editor: Susan Shipton

Cast: Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Max Thierot, Nina Dobrev

PITCH PERFECT (2012)

Directed By: Jason Moore Written By: Kay Cannon Based On the Book By: Mickey Rapkin Cinematography By: Julio Macat Editor: Lisa Zeno Churgin Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Donald Fasion, Joe Lo Truglio

SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT (1993)

Directed By: Bill Duke
Written By: James Orr, Jim Cruickshank & Judi Ann Mason
Based On Characters created By: Joseph Howard
Cinematography By: Oliver Wood
Editor: Stuart Pappe, Pem Harring & John Carter

Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Wendy Makkena, Kathy Najimy, Mary Wickes, Barnard Hughes, James Coburn, Michael Jeter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Robert Pastorelli, Alanna Ubach, Ryan Toby, Jenifer Lewis

ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012)

Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow Written By: Mark Boal Cinematography By: Grieg Fraser Editor: Dylan Tiechnor & William Goldenberg Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Harold Perrneieu, Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Strong, Scott Adkins, Edgar Ramirez, James Gandolfini, Mark Duplass, Stephen Dillane, Frank Grillo

Monday, December 17, 2012

FEMME FATALE (2002)

Written & Directed By: Brian De Palma
Cinematography By: Thierry Arbogast
Editor: Bill Pankow

Cast: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Rie Rasmussen, Gregg Henry, Eriq Ebouaney

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (2010)



Directed By: Oliver Stone
Written By: Allen Loeb & Stephen Schiff
Based on Characters by: Stanley Meiser & Oliver Stone
Cinematography By: Rodrigo Prieto
Editor: David Brenner & Julie Monroe

Cast: Shia LeBouf, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Suasn Sarandon, Austin Pendleton, Vanessa Ferlito, Frank Langella, Jason Clarke, Eli Wallach

THE FORGOTTEN (2004)

Directed By: Joseph Rueben
Wriiten By: Greg DiPego
Cinematography By: Anastas N. Michos
Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

Cast: Julianne Moore, Anthony Edwards, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard, Linus Roache, Dominic West, Jessica Hecht, Robert Wisdom

HARD RAIN (1998)

Directed By: Mikael Soloman Written By: Graham Yost Cinematography By: Peter Menzies Jr. Editor: Amnon David, Paul Hirsch & Gillian L. Hutshing CAST: Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, Randy Quaid, Edward Asner, Ricky Harris, Michael A. Goorjian, Betty White, Richard Dysart.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

LIFE OF PI (2012)

Directed By: Ang Lee
Written By: David Magee
Based on the book by: Yann Martel
Cinematography By: Claudio Miranda
Editor: Tim Squyres

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tendon, Gautam Belur, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu

8MM (1999)


Directed By: Joel Schumacher
Written By: Andrew Kevin Walker
Cinematography By: Robert Elswit
Editor: Mark Stevens

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stomare, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Norman Reedus, Catherine Keener

THE LADYKILLERS (2004)

Written & Directed By: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Cinematography By: Roger Deakins Editor: Joel Coen & Etahn Coen (As Roderick Jaynes) Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, Jason Weaver, Stephen Root, Greg Grunberg

SPARKLE (Remake) (2012)

One of the first video reviews i did. Since it was recently released on DVD i dedided the time was right for a update review. I will also say that Derek luke seems a little too old to play the role here. In general he is stuck playing love interests who are saintly. The film was originally Set to star Aaliyah. Directed By: Salim Akil Written By: Mara Brock Akil Based On The Original Screenplay by: Joel Schumacher & Howard Roseman Cinematography By: Anastas Michos Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshine Cast: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Ceelo Green, Curtis Armstrong, Michael Beach

Sunday, November 25, 2012

500TH POST, VIDEO REVIEW - THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)

Written & Directed By: David O. Russell Based On The Book By: Matthew Quick Cinematogrphy By: Masanobu Takayanagi Editor: Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Robert DeNiro, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Cynthia Stevenson,Dash Mihok, Anupam Kher, Shea Whigham, Brea Bee

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1958)


Directed By: Louis Malle 
Written By: Louis Malle & Roger Nimier 
Based On the Novel By: Noel Calef 
Cinematography By: Henri Decae 
Editor: Leonide Azar 
Original Music By: Miles Davis 


Cast: Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

OVERNIGHT DELIVERY (1998)

Directed By: Jason Bloom Written By: Steve Bloom &Marc Sedaka Cinematography By: Edward J. Pei Editor: Luis Colina Cast: Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Christine Taylor, Larry Drake, Sarah Silverman, Carl Anthony Payne II, Tamara Mello, Tobin Bell

THE FUNHOUSE (1981)


Directed By: Tobe Hopper 
Written By: Lawrence Block 
Cinematography By: Andrew Laszlo 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Largo Woodruff, Miles Chapin, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Sylvia Miles

FRANKIE GO BOOM (2012)

Written & Directed By: Jordan Roberts Cinematography By: Mattias Troelstrup Editor: Michael Hofacre Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Sam Anderson, Jordan Black, Adam Pally

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THE WATCH (2012)

Directed By: Akiva Schaffer Written By: Jared Stern, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Cinematography By: Barry Peterson Editor: Dean Zimmerman Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, Richard Ayoade, Nicholas Braun, R. Lee Ermey, Doug Jones, Erin Moriarty

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1995)

Directed By: Jodie Foster Written By: W.D. Richter Based on a short story by: Chris Radant Cinematography By: Lajos Koltai Editor: Lynzee Klingman Cast: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr., Dylan McDermott, Claire Danes, David Strathairn, Cynthia Stevenson, Amy Yasbeck, Steve Guttenberg, Austin Pendleton, Geraldine Chaplin, Shawn Hatosy

SPEED (1994)

Directed By: Jan De Bont Written By: Graham Yost Cinematography By: Andrzej Bartkowiak Editor: John Wright Cast: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Alan Ruck, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels, Christopher McDonald, Glenn Plummer

Monday, November 19, 2012

BAGHEAD (2008)

Directed By: Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass Written By: Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass Created By: John E. Bryant Cinematography By: Jay Duplass Editor: Jay Deuby Cast: Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller

COMPLAINCE (2012) - VIDEO REVIEW

Written & Directed By: Craig Zobel Cinematography By: Adam Stone Editor: Jane Rizzo Cast: Ann Dowd, Pat Healy, Dreama Walker, Bill Camp

Sunday, November 11, 2012

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009)

Written & Directed By: Jim Jarmusch Cinematography By: Christopher Doyle Editor: Jay Rabinowitz Cast: Issach DeBankole, Paz De La Huerta, John Hurt, Alex Descas, Tilda Swinton, Youki Kudoh, Gael Garcia Bernal

THIRST (2009)


Directed By: Chan-Wook Park 
Written By: Chan-Wook Park & Seo-Gyeong Jeong 
Based on the Story Therese Raquin by Emilie Zola 
Cinematography By: Chung-Hoon Chung 
Editor: Jae-Beom Kim & Sang-Beom Kim 

CAST: Kang-Ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-Suk Kim

CASI DIVAS (2008)

Written & Directed By: Issa Lopez Story By: Ignacio Darnaude Cinematography By: Carlos Aguilera Editor: Jorge Garcia CAST: Daniela Schmidt, Diana Garcia, Maya Zapata, Patricia Llaca, Julio Brancho

Saturday, November 10, 2012

An overdue introduction to UNFINISHED BUSINESS presents ROUGH CUTS with Jeff Gallashaw

Just in case some of you didn't know. To catch you up to speed.

FLIGHT (2012) Jeff's Video Review

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Written By: John Gatins Cinematography By: Don Burgess Editor: Jeremiah O'Driscol Cast: Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Nadine Velasquez, Kelly Reilly, Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Geraghty, Melissa Leo, Tamara Tunie

Friday, November 9, 2012

SKYFALL (2012): Eric's Review


So. Here we are.

The Daniel Craig era has possibly become the most interesting era of the Bond franchise now that the actor has had three films stashed under his shoulder holster. It's a bit of a renaissance in terms of reinvention and reinvigoration. CASINO ROYALE was a (another "re" word here) revelation in terms of how far you can go to change things up while still maintaining the core aspects that make Bond "Bond." Although some may disagree with me on that. And I get it. What "is" Bond or makes for "Bond" consists of different things to different people. For some it's the more fantastic, over the top moments. The villain's lair (usually impeccably designed by Ken Adams). The master criminal and the henchmen with the defining trait. The hot women with ridiculous names, the martinis, formal wear and crazy/cool gadgets. For others it's a single moment: Jill Masterson covered in gold, the Smith & Wesson line from DR. NO, the "no, Mister Bond, I expect you to die!" The hand to hand battle in the train cabin with Red Grant. The opening of the Union Jack in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

SKYFALL (2012): Jeff's Review

Directed By: Sam Mendes Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & John Logan Based on Characters by: Ian Flemming Cinematography By: Roger Deakins Editor: Sturat Baird Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Rory Kinnear

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HELLRAISER (1987)

Written & Directed By: Clive Barker Cinematography By: Robin Vidgeon Editor: Richard Marden & Tony Randal Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Oliver Parker, Doug Bradley

SHEITAN (2006)

DIRECTED BY: KIM CHAPIRON WRITTEN BY: KIM CHAPIRON & CHRISTIAN CHAPIRON CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: ALEX LAMARQUE EDITOR: Benjamin Weill Cast: Vincent Cassel, Roxanne Mesquida, Olivier Bartholemy, Nico le Phat tan, Leila Behkti, Monica Belucci

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)



Written & Directed By: Rob Hedden 
Based on characters created by: Victor Miller Cinematography By: Bryan England 
Editor: Steve Mirkovich & Ted Pryor 


Cast: Kane Hodder, Jensen Dagett, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulson, Peter Mark Richman, Kelly Hu, Gordon Currie, V.C. Dupree

THE FALL (2006)

Directed By: Tarsem Singh Written By: Tarsem Singh, Dan Gilroy & Nico Soultanakis Based on The Screenplay for the film "Yo ho ho" by: Valery Petrov Cinematography By: Colin Watkinson Editor: Robert Duffy Cast: Lee Pace, Catinca Unteru, Justine Waddell

Sunday, October 21, 2012

THE DIVIDE (2011)

Directed By: Xavier Gens Written By: Karl Mueller & Eron Sheean Director Of Photography: Laurent Bares Editor: Carlo Rizzo Cast: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Courtney B. Vance, Ashton Holmes, Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Milo Ventimiglia, Jennifer Blanc

FLATLINERS (1990)


Directed By: Joel Schumacher 
Written By: Peter Filardi 
Director Of Photography: Jan De Bont 
Editor: Robert Brown 

 Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Hope Davis, Kimberly Scott, Aeryk Egan

GHOST RIDER (2007)

Written & Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson 
Cinematography By: Russell Boyd 
Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce 

 Cast: Nicholas Cage, Eva Mendes, Donal Logue, Peter Fonda, Wes Bently, Sam Elliott, Rebel Wilson

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD (2012)

Directed By: Matthew Lillard Written By: Michael M.B. Galvin & Peter Speakman Based On The Novel by: K.L. Going Cinematography By: Noah Rosenthal Editor: Michelle Witten Cast: Jacob Wysocki, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary, Lili Simmons, Dylan Arnold

NOBODY WALKS (2012)

Directed By: Ry Russo-Young Written By: Ry Russo-Young & Lena Dunham Cinematogeaphy by: Chris Blauvelt Editor: John W. Walter Cast: Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan McDermott, Justin Kirk, India Ennenga, Jane Levy

Sunday, October 7, 2012

KLOWN (2010)

Directed By: Mikkel Norgaard Written BY: Mikkel Norgaard, Casper Christensen & Frank Hvam Story By: Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen Cinemantography By: Jacob Banke Olesen Editor: Morten Egholm & Martin Schade Cast: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Mia Lyhne, Marcuz Jess Peterson, Iben Hjeile

ONE FOR THE MONEY (2012)

Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Written By: Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray & Liz Brixius Based On The Novel By: Janet Evanovich Cinematography By: Jim Whitaker Editor: Lisa Zeno Churgin Cast: Katherine Heigel, Jason O'Mara, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, John Leguizamo, Daniel Sunjata, Fisher Stevens, Annie Parisse

Sunday, September 30, 2012

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012)

Directed By: Rupert Sanders Written By: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock & Hossein Amini Screen Story By: Evan Daugherty Cinematography By: Greig Fraser Editor: Conrad Buff IV & Neil Smith Cast: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Ian McShane, Lily Cole

Thursday, September 27, 2012

TRUE ADOLESCENTS (2009)

Written & Directed By: Craig Johnson Cinematography By: Kathryn Westergaard Editor: Jennifer Lee Cast: Mark Duplass, Melissa Leo, Bret Loehr, Cara Dumont, Carr Thompson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LOVE CRIME (2010)

Directed By: Alain Corneau Written By: Alain Corneau & Nathalie Carter Cinematography By: Yves Angelo Editor: Thierry Derocles Cast: Ludvine Sagnier, Kristen Scott Thomas

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012)



Written & Directed By: Stephen Chbosky 
Based on the Novel By: Stephen Chbosky 
Cinematography By: Andrew Dunn 
Editor: Mary Jo Markey 


Cast: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd, Tom Savini, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Melanie Lynskey, Nicholas Braun, Joan Cusack, Reece Thompson, Landon Pigg

Saturday, September 15, 2012

THE LOVED ONES (2009)

Written & Directed By: Sean Byrne
Cinematography By: Simon Chapman
Editor: Andy Canny

Cast: Robin McLeavy, Xavier Daniel, Jessica McNamee, Victoria Thaine, Richard Wilson, John Brumpton

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

THE WRONG MAN (1956)

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock Written By: Maxwell Anderson & Angus Macphail Story By: Maxwell Anderson Cinematography By: Robert Burles Editor: George Tomensini Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Tuesday Weld, Harry Dean Stanton

PIRANHA 3DD (2012)

Directed By: John Gulager Written By: Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan & Joel Soisson Based On Original Characters Created By: Peter Goldfinger & Josh Stolberg Cinematography By: Alexandre Lehmann Editor: Kirk Morris, Martin Bernfield & Devin C. Lussier Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Gary Busey, Ving Rhames, Clu Gulager

Friday, September 7, 2012

LIMELIGHT (2011)

Directed By: Billy Corben Cinemantography By: Alexa Harris, Raif Gonzalez, Trisha Solyn, Randy Valdes Editor: Sam Rega Appearances By: Moby, 50 Cent, Ed Koch, Michael Alig, Peter Gaiten,

Friday, August 31, 2012

PROJECT X (2012)



Directed By: Nima Nourizadeh 
Written By: Michael Bacall & Matt Drake 
Story By: Michael Bacall 
Cinematography By: Ken Seng 
Editor: Jeff Groth 


Cast: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame, Miles Teller, Kirby Bliss Benton, Alexis Knapp, Nick Nervies

LBS. (2009)

Directed By: Matthew Bonifaco Written By: Matthew Bonifaco & Carmine Famigliatti Cinematography By: William M. Miller Editor: Jim Rubino Cast: Carmine Famigliatti, Michael Arnov, Miriam Shor, Sharon Angela, Lou Martini Jr.

AFTER DARK MY SWEET (1990)

Directed By: James Foley Written By: James Foley & Robert Redlin Based on the novel by: Jim Thompson Cinematography By: Mark Plummer Editor: Howard E. Smith Cast: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern