Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tag: Nicole Kidman

Upside, The (2017)

Title: The Upside
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Neil Burger
Written by: Jon Hartmere
Based on the film “Les Intouchables” by: Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King
Release Date: 1/11/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position.

Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Aretha Franklin

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Destroyer (2018)

Title: Destroyer
Rating: R
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Written by: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, and Bradley Whitford
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The receipt of an ink-marked bill in the office mail propels veteran LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) on a perilous journey to find the murderer and gang leader, Silas (Toby Kebbell), and perhaps to finally make peace with her tortured past.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this susbmission


Aquaman (2018)*

Title: Aquaman
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Wan
Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, and Temuera Morrison
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Running Time: 143 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Ivan and Ray for this submission


Boy Erased (2018)

Title: Boy Erased
Rating: R
Directed by: Joel Edgerton
Written by: Joel Edgerton
Based on the memoir by: Garrard Conley
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton
Release Date: 11/8/2018
Running Time: 114 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

Title: How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Rating: R
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Written by: Philippa Goslett, and John Cameron Mitchell
Based on the short story by: Neil Gaiman
Starring: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, and Ruth Wilson
Release Date: 5/25/2018
Running Time: 102 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Killing of a Sacred Deer, The (2017)

Title: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Rating: R
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, and Efthymis Filippou
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic,
Alicia Silverstone, and Bill Camp

Release Date: 11/3/2017
Running Time: 121 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Beguiled, The (2017)

Title: The Beguiled
Rating: R
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Written by: Sofia Coppola
Based on the novel by: Thomas Cullinan
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, and Addison Riecke
Release Date: 6/30/2017
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Lion (2016)*

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Title: Lion
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Garth Davis
Written by: Luke Davies
Based on the novel by: Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose
Starring: Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel
Release Date: 11/25/2016
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In LION, five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: In loving memory of Guddu


Genius (2016)

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Title: Genius
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Grandage
Written by: John Logan
Based on the novel by: A. Scott Berg
Starring: Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman
Release Date: 6/10/2016
Running Time: 104 minutes

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A chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Family Fang, The (2015)

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Title: The Family Fang
Rating: R
Directed by: Jason Bateman
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the novel by: Kevin Wilson
Starring: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn and Christopher Walken
Release Date: 5/6/2016
Running Time: 105 minutes

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Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, the offspring and reluctant collaborators of Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunket). Celebrated and controversial performance artists, Caleb and Camille’s work put innocent bystanders in the midst of elaborate staged scenes that frequently featured their young children. When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, Annie is convinced it’s just another elaborate prank-cum-art piece, while Baxter suspects something else might be afoot. In digging into the unraveling mystery, the siblings begin to unpack long dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission