Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The cast of How To Train Your Dragonincludes: Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder,Knocked Up) as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third; Gerard Butler (300) as Hiccup's father and chief of the tribe, Stoick the Vast; America Ferrera (Emmy award winner for Ugly Betty) as Astrid, who partners with Hiccup for the initiation; Jonah Hill (Superbad) Snotlout, a bully who thinks he should be the next chief; and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) as Fishlegs, a Vicking big in size but small in brains.
How To Train Your Dragon is directed by two-time Emmy winner Peter Hastings (Animaniacs) and produced by Bonnie Arnold (Over the Hedge, Toy Story).
The story centers around Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, a Viking teenager who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. Initiation is coming, and this is his one chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and father. But when he encounters, and ultimately befriends, an injured dragon, his world is turned upside down.
Posted by AVB at 11:53 PM
Length: 88 min
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Release Date: 2010-03-26
Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Dorothy Cotter, Eanna Hardwicke, Hannah Lynch
Directed by Conor McPherson
Produced by Robert Walpole
Written by Conor McPherson
Posted by AVB at 11:43 PM
It’s fun to see robots blowing each other up, get a cheap scare from a horror movieor a good laugh out of a comedy, but no sensation can compare to that of a dissonant drama with the power to feel real. Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried provide Erin Cressida Wilson’s script with an intense breath of authenticity guaranteeing you feel the pain inflicted upon their characters by the plot’s extreme circumstances. Making Chloe even more potent, those conditions are especially unnerving.
Catherine (Julianne Moore) has a pleasant life. Her son’s (Max Thieriot) in the midst of a rebellious stage, but otherwise, thing are going quite well. She lives in a beautiful home and has a successful gynecological practice. But that all changes when her husband (Liam Neeson) ‘misses’ his flight home, causing her to suspect he’s cheating on him. A chance encounter with a call girl, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), leads her to make an arrangement for Chloe to meet with David in order to see if he’s as dubious as she suspects.
Chloe proceeds as told and continuously convenes with David and reports back to Catherine with the extremely descriptive juicy details. Turns out, this is far more than Catherine bargained for. While struggling with the new reality and her own out-of-character desires, she watches helplessly as her life crumbles around her and is forced to question the things she thought she loved.