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Top 10 Movies for 2012

Top 10 Movies for 2012

By Howard McQuitter February 2013 will be 12 years since I’ve been with The Alley Cat.

Lincoln & Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln & Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln Lincoln (2012) ****1/2 Cast: Daniel Day Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln), John Hawkes (Robert Latham), Jackie Earle Haley (Alexander Stephens), Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stephens), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Robert Todd Lincoln), Michael Stanton Kennedy (Hiram Price), Jared Harris (Ulysses Grant), Hal Holbrook [...]

The Sessions

The Sessions

by Howard McQuitter II The Sessions (2012) Cast: John Hawke (Mark O' Brien), Helen Hunt (Cheryl Cohen Greene), William H. Macy (Father Brendan), Moon Bloodgood (Vera), Annika Marks (Amanda), Blake Lindsley (Laura White), Adam Arkin (Josh), Robin Weigert (Susan). (R) Running time: 98 minutes. Director: Ben Levin.  Twenty-years ago I [...]

Argo & The Watch

Argo & The Watch

By Howard McQuitter Argo (2012) **** Warner Bros.   Mystery/Suspense/Drama/History Cast: Ben Affleck (Tony Mendez), Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel), John Goodman (John Chambers), Clea Du Vall (Cora Lijek), Taylor Schilling (Christine Mendez) Victor     Garber (Ken Taylor), Bryan Cranston (Jack O’ Donnell).Running time:120 minutes. [...]

ParaNorman

ParaNorman

ParaNorman (2012) **** Focus Features. Animation Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee voice of Norman Babcock), Tucker Albrizzi (voice of Neil), Anna Kendrick (voice of Courtney), Casey Affleck (voice of Mitch), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (voice of Alvin), Leslie Mann (voice of Sandra Babcock), Jeff Garlin (voice of Perry Babcock), Elaine Stritch (voice [...]

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection & The Dark Knight Rises

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection & The Dark Knight Rises

By Howard McQuitter Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (2012) * Lionsgate Films, Comedy Cast: Tyler Perry (Madea/Joel/Brian), Eugene Levy (George Neeedleman), Denise Richards (Kate Needleman), Doris Roberts (Barbara), Percy Romeo Miller(Jake), Devan Leos (Howie). (PG-13) Running time: 114 minutes. Director: Tyler [...]

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom By Howard McQuitter Moonrise Kingdom ***** Focus Features Cast: Bruce Willis (Captain Sharp), Ed Norton (Scout Master Ward), Bill Murray (Walt Bishop), Tilda Swinton (Social services), Jason Schwartzman (Cousin Ben), Jared Gilman (Sam), Harvey Keital (Commander Pierce), L.J. Foley (Izol), Jake Ryan (Lionel), Neal Huff [...]

Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song ***** (2011)  Documentary /S2BN Films Cast: Harry Belafonte (himself), Leadbelly (himself), Sidney Poitier (himself), Fran Scott  Attaway (himself), Marge Champion  (herself).  Running time:105 minutes. Director: Susan Rostock.  “Sing Your Song” is produced by Harry Belafonte’s youngest daughter, Gina, a [...]

We Need To Talk about Kevin

We Need To Talk about Kevin

We Need To Talk about Kevin ***** Drama/Suspense/Mystery    Oscilloscope Pictures Cast: Tilda Swinton (Eva), John C. Reilly (Franklin), Ezra Miller ((Teenage Kevin), Jasper Newell (Kevin at ages 6-8), Rock Duel (Kevin as a Toddler), Ashley Gerasimovich (Celia), Kenneth Franklin (Soweto), Ursula Parker (Lucy).  (R) Running time: 112 [...]

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

**** Cast: Tom Hanks (Thomas Schell), Thomas Horn (Oskar Schell), Sandra Bullock (Linda Schell), Zoe Caldwell (Oskar’s Grandmother), Max von Sydow (The Renter), Stephen Henderson (Walt the Locksmith), Viola Davis (Abby Black), Jeffrey Wright (William Black), Hazelle Goodman (Hazelle Black, Jim Norton (Old Mr. Black), Ryka Dottavio (Maris [...]

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