Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tag: Biography

Elvis (2022)

Title: Elvis
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner
Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dacre Montgomery, Leon Ford, Gareth Davies, Charles Grounds, Josh McConville, and Adam Dunn
Release Date: 6/24/2022
Running Time: 159 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Eiffel (2021)

Title: Eiffel
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Bourboulon
Written by: Thomas Bidegain and Natalie Carter
Starring: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, and Pierre Deladonchamps
Release Date: 10/13/2021
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Eiffel, as he finishes his collaboration on the Statue of Liberty, is pressured by the French government to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair. Eiffel simply wants to design the subway, but everything changes when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past (Mackey). Their long lost, forbidden passion inspires him to build the iconic Eiffel Tower.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Duke, The (2020)

Title: The Duke
Rating: R
Directed by: Roger Michell
Written by: Richard Bean and Clive Coleman
Starring: Jim Broadbent and Heather Craney
Release Date: 3/25/2022
Running Time: 96 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Aline (2020)

Title: Aline
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Valérie Lemercier
Written by: Valérie Lemercier and Brigitte Buc
Starring: Valérie Lemercier, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Fichaud, Roc LaFortune, Antoine Vézina, and Jean-Noël Brouté
Release Date: 4/8/2022
Running Time: 128 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates everyone who hears it, including successful manager Guy-Claude Kamar, who resolves to do everything in his power to make her a star. As Aline climbs from local phenomenon to best-selling recording artist to international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with the decades-older Guy-Claude and the other with her adoring audiences.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


a-ha: The Movie (2021)?

Title: a-ha: The Movie
Rating: NR
Directed by: Thomas Robsahm and Aslaug Holm
Written by: Thomas Robsahm
Starring: Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar, and Magne Furuholmen
Release Date: 4/8/2022
Running Time: 109 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

When a-ha’s breakthrough hit Take On Me shot to 1 on the Billboard charts in 1985, it turned its three young band members into global superstars overnight. While the iconic song and its groundbreaking music video remain ubiquitous to this day, the story of a-ha didn’t end there. After 35 years, a deep catalog of 11 studio albums and 55 million units sold – despite controversies and disagreements – a-ha continues to record music and play to packed arenas around the world.

Following Mags, Morten and Pal over a period of four years, a-ha: The Movie provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of the band as well as a career spanning look at one of the most enduring and beloved acts in pop music history.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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American Underdog (2021)*

Title: American Underdog
Rating: PG
Directed by: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin
Written by: David Aaron Cohen, Jon Gunn, and Jon Erwin
Based on the book by: Kurt Warner and Michael Silver
Starring: Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, and Dennis Quaid
Release Date: 12/25/2021
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

The inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank, Alex, and Tony for this submission


King Richard (2021)*

Title: King Richard
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Written by: Zach Baylin
Starring: Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Running Time: 138 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Following the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.


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 Tony and Frank for this submission


Spencer (2021)

Title: Spencer
Rating: R
Directed by: Pablo Larraín
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, and Sean Harris
Release Date: 11/5/2021
Running Time: 111 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Eyes of Tammy Faye, The (2021)*

Title: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Abe Sylvia
Based on the documentary by: Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: 9/17/2021
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Bill and Frank for this submission


Respect (2021)*

Title: Respect
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Liesl Tommy
Written by: Tracey Scott Wilson and Callie Khouri
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige
Release Date: 8/13/2021
Running Time: 145 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of Franklin’s journey to find her voice.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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