Movies Coming Out In June 2012

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1.
The Vow (2012)
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A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Sucsy
“ 13th
If you liked this, you'll like: A Walk To Remember, The Noteboon and P.S. I Love You ” - shanec1983
 
2.
J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
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13th
If you liked this, you'll like: JFk, Frost/Nixon and The Ides Of March

(At one point in J.Edgar when Tolson and Hoover are cracking eggs you can spy the fat suit DiCaprio had to don.)

At age 10 budding Leonardo DiCaprio was advised by his agent to change his name to the more "American-frindly" Lenny Williams. Needless to say, DiCaprio ignored the advice and in January 1999 even went so far as to file an application to copyright his name.
One of Hollywood's biggest stars, 37-year-old DiCaprio commands a whopping US$20 million a movie. Wonder if his obscure name has anything to do with the very American-friendly price tag? ” - shanec1983
 
3.
For the Love of Money (2012)
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One man leaves his old gangster lifestyle for a fresh start. As his past creeps up he'll have to protect his family even if it means going back to his old ways. Based on a true story. (93 mins.)
Director: Ellie Kanner
“ 6th
If you liked this, you'll like: Scarface, Carlito's Way and American Gangster
(James Caan turned down the Jack Nicolson's Oscar-winning role as McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.) ” - shanec1983
 
4.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ 21st
If you liked this, you'll like: Me & Orson Welles, garbo Talks and Gods And Monsters

(Scarlett Johannsson was offered the role of Marilyn Monroe and turned it down.)

(In My Week Marilyn the Accomodation sign on the Dog and Duck pub is misspelled.)

After playing Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in this month's My week With MArilyn, actress Michelle Williams mused that "Contradiction is always a neat thing in any human being. And maybe it was the extremes that made her [Marilyn] so irresistible".
Perhaps the same could be said of the 31-year-olds form dawson's Creek star. Having legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15, a year later Williams went on to win the Robbins Trading Company Worl Cup Championship of Futures Trading by turning $10,000 into $100,000.
If the three-time Oscar-nominee should throw in the acting towel, at least she has a good head for figures. ” - shanec1983
 
5.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 27th
If you liked this, you'll like: Everything Is Illuminated, Son Of Rambo and Lars And The Real Girl
(Tom Hanks has been friends with musician Bruce Springsteen since childhood.)

(Tom Hanks was asked to play Jerry Maguire in the 1996 film, Yup, the role Tom Cruise nabbed an Oscar for.)

(While Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close takes place just after the 9/11 attacks, you can spy a Recommended by Lonely Planet 2009 sticker in one of the bar scenes.) ” - shanec1983
 
6.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Horse Whisperer, grizly Man and The First Saturday In May ” - shanec1983
 
7.
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
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6th
If you liked this, you'll like: Leaving Las Vegas, requuiem For A Dream and Hunger ” - shanec1983
 
8.
Gone (2012)
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A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing. (94 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
“ 27th
If you liked this, you'll like: Straw Dogs, Primal Fear and Kiss The Girls ” - shanec1983
 
9.
Absentia (2011)
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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband. (87 mins.)
Director: Mike Flanagan
“ 26th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Blair Witch Project, Moon and Paranormal Activity ” - shanec1983
 
10.
Contraband (2012)
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To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. (109 mins.)
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21st
If you liked this, you'll like: Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Headhunters and Man On A Ledge
(The film's Director, Baltasar Kormakur, played Mark Wahlberg's role in the original Icelandic version of the film.) ” - shanec1983
 
11.
The Grey (2011)
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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
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27th
If you liked this, you'll like: 25th Hour, Open Water and Never Cry Wolf
(Bradley Cooper was originally cast as Ottway but was replaced by Liam Neeson.) ” - shanec1983
 
12.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
“ 13th
If you liked this, you'll like: Black Swan, Sound Of My Voice and Winter's Bone
(Elizabeth Olsen auditioned twice for the role and was cast just two weeks before filming started.) ” - shanec1983
 
13.
Man on a Ledge (2012)
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As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. (102 mins.)
Director: Asger Leth
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13th
If you liked this, you'll like: Phone Booth, In Time and Panic
(Sam Worthington was third in line for the lead in Avatar, after Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon.) ” - shanec1983
 
14.
The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
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A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Light, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series of murders. (85 mins.)
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: Chinatown, The Trial and The Tenant ” - shanec1983
 
15.
Brake (2012)
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A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States. (92 mins.)
Director: Gabe Torres
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: buried, A Lonely Place To Die and Mission: Impossible ” - shanec1983
 
16.
One for the Money (2012)
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Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. (91 mins.)
“ 21st
If you liked this, you'll like: The Bounty Hunter, Miss Congeniality and V.I. Warshawski
(Rex is played by two hamsters, bribed with tidbits to perform the running wheel scene.) ” - shanec1983
 
17.
Late Bloomers (2011)
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The struggles of Mary and her husband adjusting to retirement. (95 mins.)
Director: Julie Gavras
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Best Exotic: Marigold Hotel, Away From Her and About Schmidt ” - shanec1983
 
18.
Cat Run (2011)
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When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her. (106 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Women In trouble and Salt
(Director John Stockwell starred in Top Gun alongside Tom Ccruise back in the 80s.) ” - shanec1983
 
19.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ 28th
If you liked this, you'll like: Midnight In Paris, Hugo and Chaplin
(The Scenes in Peppy's mansion were shot in silent movie star Mary Pickford's house.)

While actor John Goodman has enjoyed a prosperous 35-year career, his rise to the top has included some dubious 'job'. After graduating alongside Kathleen Turner from southwest Missouri State with a drama degree, Goodman's first TV appearance was a Burger King commercial.
While he sits in good company with the likes of Salma Hayek, David Beckham and Jay Leno, (who were recenlty pain in the millions for a new campaign), unlike his BK cohorts, the burly actor had no actual lines, instead gleefully biting into a Whopper burger. ” - shanec1983
 
20.
Safe House (2012)
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A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (115 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
“ 6th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Bourne Identity, Salt and Man On Fire

(Denzel Washington was really waterboarded during his torture scenes.)

(Despite the convenience portrayed in Safe House there is no train station next to Cape Town Stadium.) ” - shanec1983
 
21.
Recoil (2011)
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A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Miles
“ 6th
If you liked this, you'll like: setup, Hunt To Kill and Damage
(One of former pro wrestler Steve Austin's hobbies is collecting antiques.) ” - shanec1983
 
22.
Pressed (2011)
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Two joyriders Jesse and Sam discover something hidden in the back seat of the car that could change their lives forever... (88 mins.)
Director: Justin Donnelly
“ 20th
If you liked this, you'll like: Drive, True Romance and highway ” - shanec1983
 
23.
Chronicle (2012)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
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13th
If you liked this, you'll like: Stand by Me, X-Men: First Class and The Blair Witch Project
(Alex Russell, who plays Matt in the film, hails from Rockhamton, Queensland.) ” - shanec1983
 
24.
Labou (2008)
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Three kids get lost in the Louisiana bayou in search of a ghost pirate and his lost treasure, but what they discover is true friendship and the adventure of a lifetime. (95 mins.)
Director: Greg Aronowitz
“ 21st
If you liked this, you'll like: The Spiderwick Chronicles, hoot and The Goonies ” - shanec1983
 
25.
Flicka: Country Pride (2012 Video)
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Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Damian
“ 30th
If you liked this, you'll like: Buck, The Horse Whisperer and Black Beauty
(Lisa Hartman Black's co-star and hubby Clint is a country crooner and dad Howard Hartman is too.) ” - shanec1983
 
26.
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
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Horrid Henry finds himself doing things he never ever thought he'd do, and then some. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Moore
“ 6th
If you liked this, you'll like: dennis The Menace, home Alone and Max Keeble's Big Move
(Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon specialise in medieva; studies at Yale and Oxford universities.) ” - shanec1983
 
27.
Wild About Harry (2009)
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In 1973 playing it straight can get a little twisted... Set in 1973 and inspired by true events, 'American... (96 mins.)
Director: Gwen Wynne
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
28.
Sexting in Suburbia (2012 TV Movie)
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When Dina commits suicide, her mom starts looking for an answer. A painful secret unravels. (90 mins.)
Director: John Stimpson
“ 20th
Also Known As - Shattered Silence ” - shanec1983
 
29.
11-11-11 (2011)
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After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11. (90 mins.)
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
30.
Solitary (2009)
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About an agoraphobic woman who's trapped inside her house and thinks her husband is conspiring with her psychiatrist to drive her insane. (92 mins.)
Director: Greg Derochie
“ Also Known As - Memory Of Lies ” - shanec1983
 
31.
Wolf Town (2011)
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Kyle, a shy college student finds himself and three of his friends trapped in an old western ghost town by a pack of ferocious wolves and has to overcome his personal fears to confront the wolves and lead his friends to safety. (90 mins.)
Director: John Rebel
 
32.
Fastest (2011 Documentary)
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Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense... (111 mins.)
Director: Mark Neale
“ 7th
If you liked this, you'll like: Senna, Long Way Round and Choppertown: The Sinners
(Ewan McGregor's motorcycle of choice is a Ducati. The Scottish actor owns four.) ” - shanec1983
 
33.
Choose (2011)
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A journalism student tracks a killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist. (83 mins.)
Director: Marcus Graves
“ 27th ” - shanec1983
 
34.
Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011)
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A complex story of murder, passion and haunting memories for three estranged brothers and their ailing father. (97 mins.)
Director: Dain Said
“ 7th
Also Known As - Return To Murder ” - shanec1983