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City of Ember

2008


With the power failing and food running out, two teens have to save the subterranean city of Ember from itself.

In the wake of Harry Potter, another opulent children's fantasy in the style of Spiderwick Chronicles or Golden Compass although the model for this one seems to be THX 1138. Fox must have spent all their marketing dollars elsewhere, as this one came out under my radar. Entertaining, but like Golden compass, one feels one is watching an installment of a miniseries with no hope of seeing the rest.

~the sloth



10th October 2008
Cinema






10th October 2008
Cinema






20th January 2009
DVD



123 mins





David Ryall
Chief Builder
Ian McElhinney
Builder#2
Harry Treadaway
Doon Harrow
Tim Robbins
Loris Harrow
Bill Murray
Mayor Cole
B. J. Hogg
Mayor's Guard
Toby Jones
Barton Snode
Lucinda Dryzek
Lizzie Bisco
Matt Jessup
Joss
Lara McIvor
Roner
Myles Thompson
Smat
Eoin McAndrew
Student#1
Rachel Morton
Student#2
Conor MacNeill
Student#3
Lorraine Hilton
Miss Thorn
Saoirse Ronan
Lina Mayfleet
Liam Burke
Mr Boaz
Mary Kay Place
Mrs Murdo
Liz Smith
Granny
Amy Quinn
Poppy
Catherine Quinn
Poppy
Simon Kunz
Captain Fleery
Martin Landau
Sul
Frankie McCafferty
Arbin Swinn
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Clary
Heathcote Williams
Sadge Merrall
Mackenzie Crook
Looper
Maureen Dow
Mrs Sample
Becky Stark
Song Master
Brid Ni Chionaola
Seely Schnap
Mark Mulholland
Portrait Painter
Valerie O'Connor
Person in Line
Ann Queensbury
Doctor Tower