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afdah The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Alfonso Freeman, Alonzo F Jones, Bill Bolender, Bob Gunton, Brad Spencer, Brian Brophy, Brian Delate, Brian Libby, Clancy Brown, Dana Snyder, David Proval, Dion Anderson, Don McManus, Frank Medrano, Gary Lee Davis, Gil Bellows, Gordon Greene, James Babson, James Kisicki, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Joe Pecoraro, John Horton, Joseph Ragno, Jude Ciccolella, Ken Magee, Larry Brandenburg, Mark Rolston, Morgan Freeman, Ned Bellamy, Neil Giuntoli, Neil Summers, Paul Kennedy, Paul McCrane, Rita Hayworth, Robert Haley, Rohn Thomas, Tim Robbins, VJ Foster, William Sadler
afdah Odd Thomas (2013)
In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Director: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leonor Varela, Michael Arata, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt, Willem Dafoe
afdah Train to Busan (2016)
Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers.While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies.
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Cast: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong, Dong-seok Ma, Woo-sik Choi, Sohee, Eui-sung Kim
afdah The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is another story about a simple guy living in a cruel life of high school. The difference is he's not ought to save the day, wants to lose his virginity, seeking to be popular, or revenge on his bullies. The story is about a shy kid who wants to get along with people and can't wait to leave high school. Behind it is the genuine pain and emotion of the characters which makes it more than just another story about teenagers. Stephen Chbosky tells his own story on screen pretty well and the performances are quite excellent. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is often heartbreaking, charming, and wonderful. Charlie is palpably just another teenage protagonist, but he is not one of those who tries to prove everyone who mistreated him wrong. His goal is to get away from being anti-social and be like anyone else in high school. We may have heard a story like this before, but what makes this one extraordinary is when it mostly depicts the darkest aspects of their lives. Expressing the most heartbreaking truths about these teenagers. Knowing their problems easily makes it reasonable for us to care about them. The romance is rather credibly lovely than a mainstream claptrap. In the joyous moments, it's pretty delightful and plays a quite nostalgic soundtrack. The film gives the actors some nuance. This is probably a good thing for Logan Lerman. He usually plays the simple charming guy in movies. Since he's good at those, he adds some credibility to Charlie. Emma Watson is likable enough as Sam. The best among the three is Ezra Miller. One might hams it up for Patrick, but Miller gave the character a genuinely wonderful personality. The director and author, Stephen Chbosky, didn't try anything else than to bring his book to life. He tells it straightforward on screen with plenty of strong, effective emotions. The cinematography is bright and beautiful enough. The tunnel scene has the best shots. While the soundtrack is too conspicuous, the music score is noticeably melancholic. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is best if you can actually relate to the lead character or have experienced the struggles of being an adolescent. When it's not depressing, the film goes to those blissful moments that make us remember the good times in high school. Overall, it's a great film. It's a film adaptation that replaces the clichÚ mainstream swagger with some painful realities and simply let the audience understand the whole point of it. In the end, it's quite a remarkable film.
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller
afdah Kimi no na wa. (2016)
Mitsuha, a small town country girl, and Taki, a city boy from Tokyo, two high school kids who\'ve never met are united through their dreams.
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Kana Hanazawa, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryűnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, Ry˘ Narita, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kanon Tani, Aoi Yuki
afdah Warrior (2011)
The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament -- a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton). Review: As a teenager, I'm definitely inexperienced in the world of MMA. But this movie is not about MMA, and that is set very clear from the start. Right from the start of the 2 minute trailer. So naturally I was ecstatic to take my seat in the theater. Tom Hardy (Tommy Conlon) delivers a moving and emotional performance of a man who has suffered greatly from the ones he loves, and from the field of battle, an all to real reality for people of today. While the younger Tommy suffered the loss of his mother firsthand, his older brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton)has put together a life that a man dreams of, yet is still haunted daily by his past. Only to have it threatened to be destroyed by the bank. Nick Nolte the alcoholic father of the two, has suffered years of remorse and regret from the abuse of alcohol and the neglect of his wife and children is trying to forge a bond but is meeting a stone wall with both of his sons. The fighting, though it is very well acted and shot, is not about fighting. It is the physical representation of the struggle between the three men, the struggle to forget and forgive and to move on. The demons that possess all three of these men are of such great proportion, the only way they can be relinquished is for them to come together. It hits home on such a high level on so many different subjects, that you will be floored into your seat as the credits roll in. An ABSOLUTE MUST SEE :)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton
afdah Lion (2016)
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki, Shankar Nisode, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Riddhi Sen, Koushik Sen, Rita Boy, Udayshankar Pal, Surojit Das, Deepti Naval, Menik Gooneratne, David Wenham
Release: November 18, 2016
afdah A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Darren Evans, Tony Jayawardena, Adam Riches, Llewella Gideon, Lorraine Ashbourne, Akbar Kurtha, John Henshaw, Beth Goddard, Ivana Basic, Jessica Woodland
Release: October 12, 2016
afdah Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
Director: Travis Knight
Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Meyrick Murphy, Minae Noji, Alpha Takahashi, Laura Miro, Ken Takemoto, Aaron Aoki, Luke Donaldson
afdah 5050 (2011)
Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are.
Cast: Andrew Airlie, Anjelica Huston, Anna Kendrick, Brent Sheppard, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cameron K Smith, Chilton Crane, Daniel Bacon, Donna Yamamoto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Bertram, Matt Frewer, P Lynn Johnson, Peter Kelamis, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Smyth, Serge Houde, Seth Rogen, Stephanie Belding, Veena Sood, Yee Jee Tso
afdah Forrest Gump (1994)
, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Aaron Michael Lacey, Afemo Omilami, Al Harrington, Bill Roberson, Bob Hope, Bob Penny, Brett Rice, Bryan Hanna, Byron Minns, Charles Boswell, Christopher Jones, David Brisbin, Dick Cavett, Dick Clark, Dick Stilwell, Don Fischer, Ellsworth Hanna, Elvis Presley, Gary Sinise, Geoffrey Blake, George Kelly, George Wallace, Gerald Ford, Greg Brown, Haley Joel Osment, Hanna Hall, Harold G Herthum, Jacqueline Lovell, James Ent, Jeanne Hanna, Jim Boeke, Jim Keller, Joe Abby, Joe Alaskey, John Connally, John F Kennedy, John Lennon, John Voldstad, John William Galt, Kevin Davis, Kirk Ward, Kurt Russell, Lyndon Johnson, Margo Moorer, Markus Alexander, Marla Sucharetza, Mary Ellen Trainor, Michael Burgess, Michael Jace, Michael Mattison, Michael McFall, Mike Jolly, Mykelti Williamson, Neil Armstrong, Peter Dobson, Richard D'Alessandro, Richard Nixon, Rob Adams, Robb Skyler, Robert F Kennedy
afdah 50/50 (2011)
Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are. Review: 50/50 has pretty much everything an amazing movie like this can offer. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and you'll come out of the theater very satisfied. I cried for about a whole straight 20 minutes in total and laughed or glued my eyes to the screen the rest of the time. This movie will make you not only appreciate all the work went into it, but it will make you appreciate life itself. It is so brutally realistic. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen are a great duo and the supporting cast does a great job as well. This movie was made with respect for its viewers. It takes something so serious and so taboo to laugh at and makes it a comedy and a drama. It exceeds in both genres. If I am correct, this movie is somewhat based on the Screenwriter's life who also went through something very similar and most of the events in the film are based on things he had to go through as he also got cancer in his 20s. Go see 50/50! You will not regret it at all! I am considering it for one of my favorite movies, but I think that is just a bit too soon as I need to have multiple viewings to judge if a movie is one of my favorites. I can guarantee one thing. 50/50 is an instant classic!
Director: Jonathan Levine
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick
afdah Untouchable (2011)
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.
Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Cast: Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Christian Ameri, Dominique Daguier, Franšois Caron, Franšois Cluzet, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Michel Winogradoff, Nicky Marbot
afdah V for Vendetta (2006)
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.
Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Alister Mazzotti, Amelda Brown, Andy Callaghan, Andy Rashleigh, Ben Miles, Ben Posener, Chad Stahelski, Charles Cork, Chris Wilson, Christopher Fosh, David Decio, David Leitch, David Merheb, Eamon Geoghegan, Eddie Marsan, Forbes KB, Guy Henry, Hugo Weaving, Ian Burfield, Imogen Poots, João Costa Menezes, John Hurt, John Ringham, John Standing, Julie Brown, Juliet Howland, Malcolm Sinclair, Martin McGlade, Martin Savage, Matt Wilkinson, Megan Gay, Michael Simkins, Natalie Portman, Natasha Wightman, Nicolas de Pruyssenaere, Norman Campbell Rees, Richard Laing, Roderic Culver, Roger Allam, Rupert Graves, Selina Giles, Simon Newby, Sinead Cusack, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Tim Pigott-Smith, William Tapley
afdah Flipped (2010)
Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With , mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and raves about each other ring so true that teen readers will quickly identify with at least one of these hilarious feuding egos, if not both. A perfect introduction to the adolescent war between the sexes.
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Anthony Edwards, Aramis Knight, Ashley Taylor, John Mahoney, Kevin Weisman, Madeline Carroll, Patricia Lentz, Penelope Ann Miller, Rebecca De Mornay
afdah Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Alex Norton, Alun Armstrong, Angus Macfadyen, Barry McGovern, Bernard Horsfall, Bill Murdoch, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Catherine McCormack, David Gant, David McKay, David O'Hara, Donal Gibson, Gerard McSorley, Ian Bannen, James Cosmo, Jeanne Marine, Jer O'Leary, Jimmy Chisholm, Jimmy Keogh, Joe Savino, John Kavanagh, John Murtagh, Julie Austin, Liam Carney, Mal Whyte, Malcolm Tierney, Martin Dempsey, Martin Dunne, Martin Murphy, Mel Gibson, Michael Byrne, Niall O'Brien, Patrick McGoohan, Peter Hanly, Peter Mullan, Ralph Riach, Rana Morrison, Richard Leaf, Rupert Vansittart, Sean Lawlor, Sean McGinley, Sophie Marceau, Stephen Billington, Tam White, Tommy Flanagan, William Scott-Masson
afdah Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Adam Goldberg, Adam Shaw, Amanda Boxer, Andrew Scott, Barry Pepper, Bryan Cranston, Corey Johnson, Crofton Hardester, Dale Dye, David Vegh, David Wohl, Demetri Goritsas, Dennis Farina, Dorothy Grumbar, Dylan Bruno, Edward Burns, Eric Loren, Erich Redman, Giovanni Ribisi, Glenn Wrage, Grahame Wood, Harrison Young, Harve Presnell, Ian Porter, James Embree, Jeremy Davies, Joerg Stadler, John de Lancie, John Sharian, Kathleen Byron, Laird Macintosh, Leland Orser, Mac Steinmeier, Martin Hub, Martin McDougall, Matt Damon, Matthew Sharp, Max Martini, Nathan Fillion, Neil Finnighan, Nigel Whitmey, Paul Giamatti, Paul Hickey, Paul Sacks, Peter Miles, Raffaello Degruttola, Rob Freeman, Rolf Saxon, Ryan Hurst, Shane Johnson, Stephan Grothgar, Stephane Cornicard, Taylor Murphy, Ted Danson, Tilo Keiner, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Valerie Colgan, Victor Burke, Vin Diesel
afdah Gladiator (2000)
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Al Ashton, Allan Corduner, Connie Nielsen, David Bailie, David Hemmings, David Nicholls, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Giannina Facio, Gilly Gilchrist, James Fiddy, João Costa Menezes, Joaquin Phoenix, John Quinn, John Shrapnel, Mark Lewis, Michael Mellinger, Michael Sheen, Mike Mitchell, Nic Main, Nicholas McGaughey, Norman Campbell Rees, Oliver Reed, Omid Djalili, Paul Sacks, Ralf Moeller, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Spencer Treat Clark, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Tomas Arana, Tommy Flanagan, Tony Curran
afdah Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
With Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson tells us the untold story of Desmond Doss, a "conscientious collaborator" who fought as a soldier at the battle of Okinawa during WWII without ever touching a rifle. Functioning as a medic and motivated by his strong belief in Christianity, he saved the lives of over 75 people during the battle for Hacksaw Ridge.
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Milo Gibson, Darcy Bryce, Roman Guerriero, James Lugton, Kasia Stelmach, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Jarin Towney, Tim McGarry, Tyler Coppin, Teresa Palmer, Richard Pratt
afdah Piper (2016)
A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by himself. In the process, he encounters a traumatic experience that he must overcome in order to survive.
Director: Alan Barillaro
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