Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Taiwan Film Festival at the Shangri-La Plaza from August 2 - 6, 2012

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office presents...

Taiwan Film Festival

The works of award-winning director Hou Hsiao-Hsien will be featured in this year's Taiwan Film Festival

Shang Cineplex, Cinema 4, Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard cor. EDSA
August 2 (Thursday) to 6 (Monday), 2012

Admission is FREE!
Tickets are issued 30 minutes before the screening on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.
Film ratings may be confirmed at the ticket office.
Movies and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Schedule at the Shangri-La Plaza

August 3 (Friday)
12:30 PM - The Boys From Fengkuei
3:00 PM - The Man Who Plants Trees
5:00 PM - Classmates
7:00 PM - Three Times

August 4 (Saturday)
12:30 PM - A Time to Live, A Time to Die
3:10 PM - Stars
5:40 PM - Grandma's Hairpin
7:40 PM - Dust in the Wind

August 5 (Sunday)
12:30 PM - The Boys From Fengkuei
3:00 PM - Classmates
4:30 PM - The Man Who Plants Trees
7:00 PM - Three Times

August 6 (Monday)
12:30 PM - Dust in the Wind
3:00 PM - Grandma's Hairpin
5:00 PM - Stars
7:30 PM - A Time to Live, A Time to Die

Step Up Revolution (Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Peter Gallagher) in Theatres on August 1, 2012

Step Up Revolution (2012)

Rating: 4.3/5
Liked the Movie: 86% (n=19,064)

Rating: 2.4/5
Liked the Movie: 36% (n=56)


"No one goes to a "Step Up" movie for the plot or the romance. Only the dancing matters here." - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"Delivers plenty of spectacular fancy footwork in what is otherwise a flat-footed fantasy." - Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail

"Step Up Revolution treads familiar territory by surrounding its lively and kinetic dance sequences with a predictably generic story." - rottentomatoes.com

"The choreography is solid throughout, but director Scott Speer gets in his own way every time, relentlessly shifting camera angles to close-ups and reaction shots when he should be letting us witness the spectacle." - Sara Stewart, New York Post

"While dance purists won't be impressed by the energetic and athletic choreography -- the dancers have clearly learned routines but not necessarily technique -- date-movie audiences will likely want to go out dancing afterward themselves, and that's fun." - Frank Lovece, Newsday

"[Guzman and McCormick] zero acting experience - and it shows. Same goes for the first-time movie director, Scott Speer, who can't coax even a passable performance from his amateurish cast..." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

"Step Up: Revolution" is the fourth of the "Step Up" movies, a series of unconnected stories that serve as showcases for the kinds of young stars who sincerely hope they'll soon be in better movies. - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Will the next "Step Up" tackle the cutting-edge trend of planking?" - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Movie Info

Step Up Revolution is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. -- (C) Summit

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.

Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts

Directed By: Scott Speer

Written By: Jenny Mayer

Distributed By: Summit Entertainment

Ryan Guzman (Sean)
Kathryn McCormick (Emily)
Misha Gabriel (Eddy)
Peter Gallagher (Mr. Anderson)
Stephen Boss (Jason)
Mia Michaels (Olivia)
Megan Boone (Claire)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Brave (Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson) in Theatres on August 1, 2012

Brave (2012)

Average Rating: 4/5
Liked the Movie: 82% (n=114,380)

Rating: 3.5/5
Liked the Movie: 77% (n=183)


"I really hope that people will give this imaginative little fairy tale a chance, and I can't wait to show it to my 6-year-old daughter." - Dana Stevens, Slate

"In addition to being fast, funny, and unpretentious, Brave is a happy antidote to all the recent films in which women triumph by besting men at their own macho games..." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Brave offers young audiences and fairy tale fans a rousing, funny fantasy adventure with a distaff twist and surprising depth." = rottentomatoes.com

"The tone is uneven and more often morose than joyful. The pacing is slow and at times almost tedious. The end result is something that feels like it was put together from a jumble of Disney clichés tacked onto the skeleton of Beauty and the Beast." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"It's a subpar story that seems to exist mainly to sell a new Disney Princess in the form of wild-haired Merida." - Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News

"While co-directors Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell have successfully made a family action fantasy featuring a girl hero - a long-overdue revolution - the story is not as special as the princess inside it." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"We would expect this kind of overstuffed joyride from Dreamworks Animation or the folks at Fox or even Disney itself. But it's terribly ordinary for Pixar, and ordinary is no longer enough." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Brave" isn't a bull's-eye, but it's close enough. - Tom Long, Detroit News

Movie Info

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. -- (C) Disney

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 33 min.

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Directed By: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews

Distributed By: Walt Disney Pictures

Kelly Macdonald (Merida)
Billy Connolly (King Fergus)
Emma Thompson (Queen Elinor)
Julie Walters (Wise Woman)
Kevin Mckidd (Lord MacGuffin)
Craig Ferguson (Lord Macintosh)
Robbie Coltrane (Lord Dingwall)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris) in Theatres on July 25, 2012

The Dictator (2012)

Rating: 3.3/5
Liked the Movie: 53% (n=130,686)

Rating: 3/5
Liked the Movie: 58% (n=194)


"For once, Baron Cohen has a real script and a supporting cast as skilled at improv as he is. And those complementary elements make a difference." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"On the laughmeter The Dictator is closer to Borat than to the misfired Bruno, which is to say it's funny for about half of its brisk 83 minutes." - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

"Most of The Dictator had me neither laughing nor shocked, but just staring at the screen in anxious is-that-all-there-is? silence." - Dana Stevens, Slate

"Of course it's offensive and tasteless. That's the point. Sometimes the jokes are excruciatingly funny." - Richard Roeper, richardroeper.com

"Clearly, Baron Cohen is a smart, gifted and versatile actor; it's time for him to stretch his abilities and dictate to himself a new kind of challenge." - Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Movie Info

The heroic story of a North African dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. -- (C) Paramount

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 23 min.

Genre: Comedy

Directed By: Larry Charles

Distributed By: Paramount Pictures

Sacha Baron Cohen (Aladeen / Efawadh)
Anna Faris (Zoey)
Ben Kingsley (Tamir)
Megan Fox as Herself

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cinemalaya 2012 at the CCP, Trinoma & Greenbelt from July 20 - 29, 2012

Cinemalaya in Full Force With 25 New Films At
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Trinoma & Greenbelt 3
July 20 (Friday) - July 29 (Sunday), 2012

To view the film trailers and know more about the films, please CLICK HERE.

To find out the Cinemalaya 2012 Schedule in all Venues, please CLICK HERE.

To know the Schedule for Greenbelt 3 only (Cinemas 3 & 5), please CLICK HERE.

To buy or reserve tickets for Greenbelt 3, please CLICK HERE.

To determine the Schedule for Trinoma only (Cinema 1), please CLICK HERE.

To buy or reserve tickets for Trinoma, please CLICK HERE.

For tickets and passes in the CCP venues only, please CLICK HERE.

Comment: I came across the trailer of "Bwakaw" on Facebook (thanks to Cor Sunglao, a dog-lover =) and couldn't help but cry every time I watch it (being an animal-lover and volunteer for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society [PAWS]). This is the film I'll definitely watch in Cinemalaya 2012 with my dog-lover boyfriend Joey Nespral. Can't wait! Mabuhay ang Aspins (Asong Pinoy)! =)

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman) in Theatres on July 19, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rating: 4.4/5
Liked the Movie: 91% (n=33)

Like to See the Movie: 93% (n=336,412)


"Bleak, black and brilliant." - David Edwards, Daily Mail [UK]

"The crowning achievement of the Batman trilogy and the biggest, best, most exciting Batman of them all." - Scott A. Mantz, Access Hollywood

"The Dark Knight Rises is a big, bold and occasionally brilliant piece of blockbuster filmmaking." - Alistair Harkness, Scotsman

"The Dark Knight Rises is a spectacular and thrilling conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy." - Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies

"Whoever Warner Bros hires to reboot the 'Batman' films a few years from now, I wish you luck. The bar is as high as it could possibly be." - Drew McWeeney, HitFix

"The film suffers a bit from a glut of new characters but is helped along by Nolan's continued insistence on emotional resonance over mindless spectacle." - Tim Grierson, Screen International

"The bad news is that it lasts two hours 45 minutes, which is astonishingly bloated -- and unforgivable in a film that spends a long, ponderous hour getting started." - Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]

"A fine film in a strong summer, but it lacks the spark that made its immediate predecessor a masterpiece." - Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine

"Emotional, epic and entertaining, this is the end you've been waiting for." - James Mottram, The List

"A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves." - Nev Pierce, Empire Magazine

Movie Info

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.. -- (C) Warner Bros.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr. 45 min.

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

Written By: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, Bob Kane

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures

Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman)
Michael Caine (Alfred)
Gary Oldman (Gordon)
Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake)
Tom Hardy (Bane)
Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate)
Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox)
Liam Neeson (Ra's al Ghul)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, Queen Latifah) in Theatres on July 12, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (2012)

Rating: 3/5
Liked the Movie: 52% (n=25)

Like to See the Movie: 93% (n=20,677)


"The gang of walking, talking, mammalian chums prove as reliably consistent as ever." - Steve Newall, flicks.co.nz

"This isn't just the fourth silver screen outing for 'history's greatest heroes'. It's the Ice Age gang's most action-packed film to date." - Graham Young, Birmingham Mail

"Weighed down with daft new characters and an overstretched story, the prehistoric saga is looking a bit old. On the other hand, it still has Scrat -which is all any movie really needs..." - Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film

"The wit and charm of the series' earlier entries, and much of their visual splendour, appears to have evaporated." - Shaun Munro, What Culture

"Despite impressive visuals and voice work, this fourth instalment feels uninspired and unnecessary." - FILMINK (Australia)

"This latest installment feels like a rudderless ship of ice floating in tropical waters." - Anton Bitel, Film4

"I hate to be the one to break it to everyone... but it's time these animals were put to sleep." - Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane

Movie Info

Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. -- (C) Official Site

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Directed By: Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier

Distributed By: 20th Century Fox

Ray Romano (Manny)
John Leguizamo (Sid)
Denis Leary (Diego)
Queen Latifah (Ellie)
Seann William Scott (Crash)
Josh Peck (Eddie)
Jennifer Lopez (Shira)
Jeremy Renner (Gutt)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Act of Valor (Active-Duty US Navy Seals) in Theatres on July 11, 2012

Act of Valor (2012)

Comment: There were Filipino groups who demanded an apology from Relativity Media and wanted this movie banned because it depicted Filipinos as cold-hearted terrorists. But isn't this movie a work of fiction? Why are some people just so uptight and critical about it?

Rating: 4/5
Liked the Movie: 77% (n=69,819)

Rating: 2.3/5
Liked the Movie: 25% (n=126)


"When the bullets are flying, Act of Valor is undeniably tense and thrilling." - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

"Fighting is a learned skill; so is acting. And the SEAL stars are plausible only when on maneuvers - performing as their own stunt doubles." - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

"The special ops missions are pretty amazing, but the SEALS as dramatic characters are under-developed." - Richard Roeper, richardroeper.com

"It's undeniably reverent of the real-life heroes in its cast, but Act of Valor lets them down with a clichéd script, stilted acting, and a jingoistic attitude that ignores the complexities of war." - rottentomatoes.com

"The filmmakers are so intent on shooting the real SEAL deal that they forget this is supposed to be a movie: We need a story." - Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

"I don't know what to make of Act of Valor. It's like reviewing a recruiting poster." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"I think these real-life action heroes deserve a better movie. So does the audience." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Movie Info

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood's history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey. When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all. Act of Valor combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure film-showcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs. -- (C) Relativity

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Directed By: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh

Written By: Kurt Johnstad

Distributed By: Relativity Media

Roselyn Sanchez (Agent Morales)
Alex Veadov (Christo)
Nestor Serrano (Walter Ross)
Emilio Rivera (Sanchez)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Monday, July 9, 2012

Magic Mike (Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey) in Theatres on July 11, 2012

Magic Mike (2012)

Rating: 3.7/5
Liked the Movie: 69% (n=48,120)

Rating: 3.5/5
Liked the Movie: 77% (n=132)


"If you're looking for a romance with 100 percent prime beefcake? Get your singles out and ready, ladies. "Magic Mike" is in the house." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"Soderbergh has created a spicy yet lucid, surgingly high-energy yet smartly modernistic musical." - Richard Brody, New Yorker

"It's one of the year's best surprises, and so is its frequently underrated star." Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"A weirdly guilty pleasure." - Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Magic Mike has a conventional structure, yet a teasing question percolates beneath: If selling yourself is as much fun as this movie makes it look, what could be wrong with it?" - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"The dance numbers, choreographed by Allison Faulk, are inventive and athletic, but not really erotic; Soderbergh never lets you forget that, for these men, dancing is above all a job." - Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

"If filmmaker Soderbergh had paid as much attention to relationship dynamics as he does to dance number mechanics, this film would have gotten closer to living up to the magic in its name." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Movie Info

Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. -- (C) Warner Bros.

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Written By: Reid Carolin

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures

Channing Tatum (Magic Mike)
Alex Pettyfer (Adam, The Kid)
Matt Bomer (Ken)
Joe Manganiello (Big Dick Richie)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas)
Cody Horn (Brooke, Paige)
Olivia Munn (Joanna)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

Friday, July 6, 2012

Free Movie Screenings (Animation) at Instituto Cervantes de Manila on All Saturdays of July 2012

Instituto Cervantes de Manila invites you to their...

Free Movie Screenings

Instituto Cervantes' Salon de Actos
855 T.M. Kalaw St.
1000 Ermita
Manila, Filipinas

All Saturdays of July 2012
2:00 PM

Ciclo de Cine de Animación Español Film Series

The animated films produced in Spain has experienced great development in recent years. In collaboration with the Film Archive of the AECI, the Instituto Cervantes presents a cycle that includes four examples of high quality level Spanish animation . Projection on DVD with English subtitles.

July 7, 2012 (Saturday) - "Chico and Rita" (94 mins)

"Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love." - Instituto Cervantes de Manila

July 14, 2012 (Saturday) - "De Profundis" (75 minutes)

"Once upon a time there was a house in the middle of the sea where a woman waited while she played a melancholy violoncello… She was waiting for her beloved, a painter who had always wanted to be a sailor so that he could navigate amongst the jellyfish, the sea stars and the thousand coloured fishes that he dreamt of in his paintings… His fascination led him to undertake a trip with the purpose of discovering the exciting beauty and mysteries of the deep sea, but one that meant that neither of them knew if they would ever meet again… A trip to the depths of the sea. A dream come true. A love story. A poem in motion..." - Instituto Cervantes de Manila

July 21, 2012 (Saturday) - "Don Quijote I y II" (26 minutes)

"Cartoon adaptation of the immortal work of Miguel de Cervantes. 39 episodes chronicling the adventures of the knight Don Quixote (voice of Fernando Fernan-Gomez) and his faithful squire Sancho Panza (voice of Antonio Ferrandis)." - Instituto Cervantes de Manila

July 28, 2012 (Saturday) - "Nocturna" (80 minutes)

"In the aging orphanage the days pass very uneventfully, but the nights are something quite different; at least for Tim they are. The light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fear of the dark. One night this fear leads him to the orphanage rooftop. Where he discovers that his favourite star has disappeared, and unfortunately it’s not going to be the last one. Tim also discovers the Cat Shepherd and his faithful cat Tobermory, that will become Tim's personal guardians. Tim convinces the Shepherd to take him to see Moka, the guardian of the night, and pleads for him to return the stars to the night sky." - Instituto Cervantes de Manila

Admission to all the screenings is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.

For more details, please contact:
Tlf: (63-2)526-1482 - 85
Fax: (63-2)526-1449
Email: cenmni@cervantes.es

Or visit their website, this article's Source.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Benjamin Walker) in Theatres on July 4, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Rating: 3.5/5
Liked the Movie: 61% (n=144,391)

Rating: 2.5/5
Liked the Movie: 34% (n=150)


"Both terribly silly and a lot of fun." - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER." - Richard Roeper, richardroeper.com

"Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business." - Andrew O'Hehir, salon.com

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients." - rottentomatoes.com

"Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either." - Eric D. Snider, film.com

"The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking." - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"A B movie treated like an A movie that mostly ends up being a zzzzzzzzzz movie." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"Not just a letdown but an absolute disaster." - Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is such a smashing title it's too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"What next, "George Washington Werewolf"? Laugh not, history profs." - Tom Long, Detroit News

Movie Info

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite president... as history's greatest hunter of the undead. -- (C) Official Site

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By: Timur Bekmambetov

Written By: Seth Grahame-Smith

Distributed By: 20th Century Fox

Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln)
Dominic Cooper (Henry Sturges)
Anthony Mackie (Will Johnson)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Lincoln)
Rufus Sewell (Adam)
Marton Csokas (Jack Barts)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

"Big Miracle" (Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell) in Theaters on July 4, 2012

Big Miracle (2012)

Rating: 3.4/5
Liked the Movie: 63% (n=29,488)

Rating: 3.1/5
Liked the Movie: 74% (n=95)


"Big Miracle uses real-life events as the basis for a surprisingly satisfying family drama." - rottentomatoes.com

""Big Miracle" gets off to a shaky start, but once revved up, it becomes an involving work-against-the-clock-and-the-odds action movie." - Rachel Saltz, New York Times

"Cold War-era bonding over whales? It would sound utterly absurd if it weren't based on fact. And that's part of what makes this movie fun for adults." - Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

"It is a whale of a comic tale, if also one overly crowded with characters and incidents." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

""Big Miracle" might be subtitled, "How Hollywood Turned a Real Story Into Bogus Fiction." - Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"If you think it's absolutely not your kind of thing, you might be surprised." - Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

Movie Info

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. -- (C) Universal

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min.

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy

Directed By: Ken Kwapis

Written By: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler

Distributed By: Universal Pictures

John Krasinski (Adam Carlson)
Drew Barrymore (Rachel Kramer)
Kristen Bell (Jill Jerard)
Dermot Mulroney (Colonel Scott Boyer)
Ted Danson (J. W. McGraw)
Tim Blake Nelson (Pat Lafayette)

Source: rottentomatoes.com

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