Dad And His Preteen Daughter Story - Page 7

Mutant Girls Squad (Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu) (2010)

Title: Mutant Girls Squad (Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu) (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-22 (DVD)
2010-05-22 (Theater)
Cast: Yumi Sugimoto Yuko Takayama Suzuka Morita Tak Sakaguchi Asami
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

A teenage girl takes on the powers that be who have plans for her and her friends in this over-the-top sci-fi action yarn from the filmmaking team of Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi. Rin (Yumi Sugimoto) has always felt like an outcast among her classmates and peers, and as she's about to turn sixteen, she finds out why -- while her mother (Maiko Ito) is human, her dad (Kanji Tsuda) is a Hiruko, a race of mutant creatures whose bodies transform themselves in strange ways and can sprout weapons at will. Defense Minister Koshimizu (Naoto Takenaka) has launched a crusade to eliminate the Hirukos in the name of public safety, but Rin's father tells her of an underground Hiruko alliance who are fighting for their right to survive, and after the death of her parents, Rin makes her way to a training camp for young Hirukos. Rin, who now has long blades where her fingers used to be, teams up with fellow teenage warriors Rei (Yuko Takayama), Yoshie (Suzuka Morita), Sachie (Cay Izumi) and Chiako (Naoi Nagano), all of whom have unique bodily weapons of their own, as they set out to take down Koshimizu. Sento Shojo: Chi No Tekkamen Densetsu) (aka Mutant Girls Squad) received its North American premiere at the 2010 New York Asian Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Palo Alto (2014)

Title: Palo Alto (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Emma Roberts James Franco Jack Kilmer Nat Wolff Zoe Levin
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI - secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection - Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos. (C) Tribeca

Flying Monkeys (2013)

Title: Flying Monkeys (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Mike Kimmel Vincent Ventresca Boni Yanagisawa Maika Monroe Electra Avellan
Genre: Drama Television Horror Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Teenager, Kayley Dante, gets more than she bargained for when her workaholic dad buys her a cute pet monkey who grows wings, fangs, and an insatiable thirst for blood come nightfall.

Underdogs (2013)

Title: Underdogs (2013)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-16 (Theater)
Cast: Maddie Hasson Charlie Carver D.B. Sweeney Natalie Imbruglia Melora Walters
Genre: Drama Kids & Family Sports & Fitness
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the vein of Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, UNDERDOGS is based on the inspirational true events of a high school football team no one expected to succeed. In small town America, high-school football is everything. For the players, it provides notoriety and a possible ticket to a bigger world. For the community, it's a source of pride. Filmed in Canton, Ohio, UNDERDOGS focuses on the Knights, a lousy team who've become an easy target for jokes. Just when they begin to give up hope, a new coach arrives, helping the lovable losers see their true potential. At the same time, quarterback Bobby Burkett falls in love with a cheerleader from a rival powerhouse, the Vikings. This enrages Vikings' star, John Handon, a bratty rich kid who has his eye on the same girl. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is waging his own war with Handon's dad, whose crooked corporation is suing him over an invention he patented. UNDERDOGS ventures deeper than most films in the sports genre. Using football as a backdrop, director Doug Dearth has crafted a heartwarming and rabble-rousing crowd pleaser, that's sure to have both young and old on their feet by it's exhilarating ending. (c) Official Site

Heli (2014)

Title: Heli (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Armando Espitia Linda Gonzalez Juan Eduardo Palacios Andrea Vergara
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Heli (Armando Espitia) is a young man living in a small town with his father, his wife,their baby and his 12-year-old sister Estela (Andrea Vergara). He works at the same car factory as his unassuming dad, although on different shifts, while his wife is still adjusting to being a mother and recovering from a difficult birth. His sister, a conscientious student, is stumbling through an unconsummated love affair with an older guy, Beto (Juan Eduardo Palacios), who is treated like dirt in brutal police cadet training sessions in the desert. One foolish decision on the too-green sister's part - allowing Beto to hide some drugs in a water tank on the roof of their home - sends the lives of her entire family into a tailspin. The sudden involvement of a vicious special crime force and, later, the corrupt local police only reinforces the picture of this family as victims of forces way beyond their control. (c) Cinema Village

Chilly Christmas (2012)

Title: Chilly Christmas (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2012-11-06 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Tom Arnold C. Thomas Howell Brooke Langton Casey Graf Karan Brar
Genre: Drama Television Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

Tom Arnold and C. Thomas Howell headline this family-friendly tale of a Sol Cal kid who must train his dog for apartment living after his dad gets a job offer in New York City, but finds the process interrupted by a nefarious dognapper intent on abducting his four-legged friend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Bob’s New Suit (2013)

Title: Bob's New Suit (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2013-03-26 (DVD)
2013-03-22 (Theater)
Cast: Hayley DuMond Jenny Shimizu Shay Astar Charlie Babcock Hunter Bodine
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bob Goodlow is a landscape gardener and handyman. His dad Buster, a patriotic ex-aerospace worker with a secret past, is unemployed and suffering from congestive heart failure. Bob's sister Stephanie does the books for her girlfriend Marlena's hair salon and holds a secret of her own, just bursting to come out. Polly, their mother, helps with the struggling finances by selling antique dolls on Ebay and worries for everyone, as only mothers can. When Bob proposes to his long time love, Jenny, and his "too cool" cousin, George, proposes a get-rich quick scheme, a series of events unfold which changes their lives forever.

Bad Milo! (2013)

Title: Bad Milo! (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-04 (Theater)
Cast: Ken Marino Peter Stormare Gillian Jacobs Stephen Root Patrick Warburton
Genre: Drama Horror Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Duncan's (Ken Marino) life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss (Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (Mary Kay Place) with a boyfriend 1/3 her age, a deadbeat new age dad (Stephen Root), and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife (Gillian Jacobs), his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay. (c) Magnolia

Elf-Man (2012)

Title: Elf-Man (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-04 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Jason "Wee Man" Acuna Jeffrey Combs Astin MacKenzie Mirelly Taylor Marty Terry
Genre: Classics Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

It's Christmas Eve at the Harper house, and young Ryan and Casey are excited that their scientist father (Mackenzie Astin of ''The Facts Of Life'') has finally perfected his new invention! But when dad is kidnapped by a bumbling gang of thieves (led by Jeffrey Combs of Re-Animator), Casey's wish on a magic doll causes Santa to leave behind a mischievous elf ('Wee Man') to save the day. Will Santa's little helper lose all faith in his elf self, or can he discover his true powers to become a real superhero? Mirelly Taylor (''Lost'') co-stars in this big-hearted family comedy about holiday wishes, scary fruitcakes and Christmas miracles that come in every size!

Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 (2013)

Title: Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 140 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-25 (Theater)
Cast: Amrinder Gill Yo Yo Honey Singh Binnu Dhillon Mandy Takhar WamiQa Gabbi,
Genre: Drama Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A businessman in Melbourne is worried about the future of his spoiled and irresponsible sons Robby and Rolly. He strikes a deal by throwing the brats out of his house sending them to Punjab so that they can understand the realities of life and importance of their roots and heritage. Their servant in Punjab poses as the owner of their house creating misunderstandings and situations to send them back. Over time, they make a deal helping them to achieve their task assigned by their dad but the way they achieve the task brings its own fun and fresh troubles.

Overtime (2011)

Title: Overtime (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 2013-01-01 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Al Snow John Wells Sebrina Siegel Erica Goldsmith James Tackett
Genre: Horror Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Raph (former WWE wrestler Al Snow) and Max (John Wells) only kill bad guys, and only after their boss Sam (Katie Stewart), a high-powered attorney, has cashed a nice paycheck for getting her sleazy clients off the hook. It's hard being a hit man; at least that's Raph's take on the situation. Especially when he finds himself in hot water for forgetting his son's ninth birthday. Luckily Max is there to help his friend scramble to get things together for the kid's big day. But when Sam sends the duo on a last-minute job, the two friends find themselves locked in a laboratory with a team of terrified researchers. It's a classic tale of science gone awry, zombie alien style. And it's up to our heroes to save the day - and try not to become zalien drones in the process! But the trouble they've gotten themselves into is nothing compared to the wrath of Raph's wife if he doesn't make it home in time for his son's birthday party. Being a good hit man is tough; being a good dad is killer!

Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)

Title: Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Theo Stevenson Richard E. Grant Anjelica Huston Parminder Nagra Noel Fielding
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The first ever British kid's movie to be filmed in 3D, Horrid Henry: The Movie stars Anjelica Huston as Henry's terrifying teacher Miss Battle-Axe, alongside, Rebecca Front as Henry's headmistress Ms Oddbod and Richard E Grant as rival headmaster Vic Van Wrinkle, with Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely, Noel Fielding makes an appearance as Killer Boy Rats' frontman Ed Banger, joining Jo Brand as the Demon Dinner Lady, Matthew Horne as Henry's Dad and Prunella Scales as Great Aunt Greta. And introducing new young stars, including Scarlett Stitt as Moody Margaret, Ross Marron as Perfect Peter and Theo Stevenson leads in the title role as Horrid Henry.

Father of Invention (2011)

Title: Father of Invention (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Spacey Heather Graham Camilla Belle Virginia Madsen Johnny Knoxville
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself. -- (C) Anchor Bay

The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

Title: The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-28 (Theater)
Cast: Dennis Farina Jamie Anne Allman Meredith Droeger Ian Barford Gary Cole
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Dennis Farina gives a tour de force performance in this homage to early-1970s "tough guy" films. Sixtysomething Chicagoan Joe May-a short-money hustler of Rolex knockoffs and bootleg DVDs-returns home from a hospital stay to find out that his apartment has been rented to single mother Jenny (Jamie Anne Allman) and her young daughter Angelina (Meredith Droeger) because everyone thought he was dead. Begrudgingly, Joe accepts Jenny's offer to share the apartment. Joe plots his comeback scheme, but instead a domino effect occurs with everything going against him. -- (C) Tribeca

Janie Jones (2011)

Title: Janie Jones (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-28 (Theater)
Cast: Abigail Breslin Alessandro Nivola Elisabeth Shue Peter Stormare Frances Fisher
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap: their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but into the tour bus and on the road with the band. With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for herself in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As Ethan's self-destructive spiral threatens to destroy his band's future, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption. -- (C) Tribeca Film

Trespass (2011)

Title: Trespass (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-01 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Nicolas Cage Nicole Kidman Ben Mendelsohn Liana Liberato Cam Gigandet
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle (Nicolas Cage), a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion's renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman). But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker (Cam Gigandet) at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias (Ben Mendelsohn), who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives - and their family - intact. -- (C) Millenium

Mozart’s Sister (2011)

Title: Mozart's Sister (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-08-19 (Theater)
Cast: Marie Feret Marc Barbe Delphine Chuillot David Moreau Marce Barbe
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A speculative account of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart (Marie Feret), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, she has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender but a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers an alternative. -- (C) Music Box

The Human Resources Manager (2010)

Title: The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-03-04 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Ivanir Noah Silver Rozina Kambus Julien Negulesco Thanassis Karathanos
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER is a dramedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article. It was Israel's official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film category. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER is a Film Movement release, runs for 103 minutes, is in Hebrew, English and Romanian with English subtitles, and is not yet MPAA-rated. The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim's hometown in Romania to make amends. Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he didn't even know but has somehow grown to admire, the HR Manager rediscovers his own humanity and his ability to truly care for human resources. Eran Riklis' THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER is based on an Israeli book that was recommended to him-A.B. Yehoshua's A Woman in Jerusalem (a New York Times notable book, and L.A. Times Book Prize winner, among other awards.) Keeping with the book, Riklis made the calculated decision not to name any of his characters (save the deceased woman inspiring the trip) but rather rely on their professions and personal attributes to identify and define them-the HR Manager, The Weasel, The Boy... These character archetypes lack a certain individuality and could, in turn, be any of us. In this act Riklis challenges the conventional and quirky road-trip movie and, in his words, creates a film that is "offbeat and kind of mainstream in a way." He calls THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER "an asymmetrical road movie." It played at numerous international film festivals, including Toronto and Palm Springs, and captured the Audience Award at the Locarno Int'l Film Festival. Riklis' film features fearless performances by a comedic ensemble cast led by the well-known Ukrainian actor Mark Ivanir, whose resume includes Spielberg's SCHINDLER'S LIST; HOLLY ROLLERS (with Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg), and Robert De Niro's THE GOOD SHEPHERD. -- (C) Film Movement

The Tempest (2010)

Title: The Tempest (2010)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 2011-09-13 (DVD)
2010-12-10 (Theater)
Cast: Helen Mirren Felicity Jones Jeremy Irons Djimon Hounsou Ben Wishaw
Genre: Drama Romance Musical & Performing Arts Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The sorceress Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

Fireflies in the Garden (2011)

Title: Fireflies in the Garden (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Roberts Ryan Reynolds Willem Dafoe Emily Watson Carrie-Anne Moss
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college-decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family's history and relationships come to light. -- (C) Senator

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