School of Rock

School of Rock


School of Rock

Release year: 2003 Director: Richard Linklater Screenwriter: Mike White Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, Robert Tsai, Kevin Alexander Clark Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actor Comedy/Musical (Jack Black). When rocker/slacker Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is kicked out of the band he himself created and the apartment of best ..

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!


Mamma Mia!

Release Year: 2008 Director: Phyllida Lloyd Writer: Cathrine Johnson (screenplay & musical book) Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper Rating: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (Meryl Streep). Told through the popular ..

The Singing Detective

The Singing Detective


The Singing Detective

Release Year: 2003 Director: Keith Gordon Writers: Dennis Potter (screenplay based on his television series The Singing Detective) Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody, Jon Polito, Carla Gugino, Saul Rubinek Tied to a hospital bed due to an aggressive skin disease, bitter and cynical pot boiler writer Dan ..

Annie (2014)

Annie (2014)


Annie (2014)

Release year: 2014 Director: Will Gluck Screenwriter: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play), Harold Gray (comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’) Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas Ratings: 2 Golden Globe nominations: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Original Song. Little orphan girl Annie ..

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)


Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Release year: 1960 Director: Lewis Milestone Screenwriter: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) gathers ten of his World War II buddies to pull of the ultimate Las Vegas heist. ..

King Ralph

King Ralph


King Ralph

Release Year: 1991 Director: David S. Ward Writers: David S. Ward (screenplay), Emlyn Williams (novel Headlong) Starring: John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths, Leslie Phillips, James Villiers, Joely Richardson, Niall O’Brien, Julian Glover A freak accident wipes out the entire British royal family and the new heir to the throne is ..

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Release year: 2008 Director: Lorene Scafaria, Rachel Cohn (novel), David Levithan (novel) Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor, Alexis Dziena, Jay Baruchel, Jonathan B. Wright Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Kat Dennings) meets when Norah asks Nick to play her boyfriend for five minutes to shut up bitchy Tris (Alexis ..

The Angels’s Share

The Angels’s Share


The Angels’s Share

Release Year: 2012 Director: Ken Loach Writer: Paul Laverty (screenplay) Starring: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Garry Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins, Siobhan Kelly, Roger Allam, Scott Dymond, Scott Kyle Rating: Won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize. Nominated for Palme d’Or. Robbie narrowly avoids jail and is determined to turn a new leaf after his ..

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man


The Quiet Man

Release Year: 1952 Director: John Ford Writers: Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), Maurice Walsh (short story “The Quiet Man”) Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford, Eileen Crowe, Arthur Shields Rating: Won 2 Oscars: Best Director, Best Cinematography. Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Victor ..

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment


Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Release year: 1985 Director: Jerry Paris, James Signorelli Screenwriters: Neal Israel (characters created by), Pat Proft (characters created by), Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Tim Kazurinsky, Bobcat Goldthwait, Colleen Camp, Art Metrano Newly graduated Mahoney (Guttenberg) and his colleagues are ready to take on crime. But ..

About Schmidt

About Schmidt


About Schmidt

Director: Alexander Payne Writers: Alexander Payne (screenplay), Jim Taylor (screenplay), Louis Begley (novel About Schmidt) Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Len Cariou Rating: Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates). Won 2 Golden Globes: Best Actor – Drama ..

Finding Dory

Finding Dory


Finding Dory

Release Year: 2016 Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Writers: Andrew Stanton (screenplay & original story), Victoria Strouse (screenplay), Bob Peterson (additional screenplay material), Angus MacLane (additional story material) Starring (voices): Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Sloane Murray, Idris Elba, Dominic West Rating: Nominated for ..