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Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:44 am

Rescue Down






Dieter Dengler, a U.S. Navy pilot, is shot down over Laos at the beginning of the Vietnam War
while on a top-secret mission. He survives the crash only to find
himself closely pursued, and his efforts to avoid capture are
ultimately unsuccessful. Dieter is given the chance for mercy if he
signs a document condemning America, but he refuses. Instead, he is
tortured and taken to a prison camp. There he meets fellow American
military members and Air America
pilots, some of whom have been captive for years. Dieter begins
planning an escape, but to the disbelief of his fellow captives, who
have been downtrodden through physical and psychological torture from
the camp guards.

Eventually, all the prisoners rise up and escape, but they take
separate routes through the jungle. Dieter and fellow captive Duane try
to reach the Mekong River to cross over into Thailand.
The pair are attacked and Duane is killed. Eventually, Dieter is
rescued by an American helicopter but sequestered in a hospital due to
the top secret
nature of his mission. He is covertly taken back to his ship by his
shipmates, where he is received as a hero by the entire crew.


Cast



  • Christian Bale .... Dieter Dengler
  • Steve Zahn .... Duane Martin
  • Jeremy Davies .... Gene DeBruin
  • Marshall Bell .... Admiral Berrington
  • Brad Carr .... U.S. Navy Pilot
  • François Chau .... Province Governor
  • Craig Gellis .... Corporal
  • GQ .... Farkas
  • Zach Grenier .... Squad Leader
  • Pat Healy .... Norman
  • Toby Huss .... Spook
  • Bonnie Z. Hutchinson .... Nurse
  • Evan Jones .... Lessard
  • Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul .... Phisit
  • Tony B. King .... Jet Pilot
  • Richard Manning .... Helicopter Pilot
  • Garrett D. Melich .... Rigger Stone
  • Kriangsak Ming-olo .... Jumbo
  • Yuttana Muenwaja .... Crazy Horse
  • Teerawat Mulvilai .... Little Hitler
  • James Oliver .... Jet Pilot
  • Somkuan 'Kuan' Siroon .... Indian Man
  • Chorn Solyda .... Walkie Talkie
  • Saichia Wongwiroj .... Walt Disney Soldier of
  • Galen Yuen .... YCUW


Response


Rescue Dawn has been positively received by critics and
viewers. On metacritic.com the film has a score of 78 (generally
favorable reviews) out of 100. It has received a strong 90% approval
rating (115 out of 128 reviews positive) from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
On the same site it has an 89% approval rating which it has received
from users. The film received a B+ from critics and a B from users on Yahoo!. It has a score of 8.0/10 on the Internet Movie Database. On the other hand, Matt Cale of Ruthless Reviews, who generally praises the director's work, called it "one of the worst movies of 2006."

On its opening week Rescue Dawn grossed $1,304,464 opening at
#19. It opened in only 57 theatres. The following week it grossed
$1,650,282, higher than its first week takings. This was due to the
fact the film now had opened in 500 theatres. It even rose to the 11th
spot in the US box office. It has so far grossed $5,467,282 in the US.


Historical Accuracy


Jerry DeBruin, brother of Gene DeBruin (portrayed by Jeremy Davies) created a critical response website at www.rescuedawnthetruth.com to Werner Herzog and Rescue Dawn, claiming several characters and events are falsely portrayed in the film.[1] On the same website, Pisidhi Indradat, the other survivor of the group, has also stated that the film contains inaccuracies.
In real life, Dieter Dengler spoke English with a strong German accent. For this movie, Bale (who himself normally speaks English with a London or Cockney accent) reduced the accent to the point where he spoke with a nearly flat American accent.






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Good Luck Chuck

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:48 am

Good Luck Chuck


Plot synopsis


The movie begins in 1985 in a flashback scene where Chuck (played by child actor Connor Price) refused to kiss a goth
girl when he was ten years old, she placed a curse on him: every single
woman he sleeps with will break up with him and marry the next man she
meets.
Chuck, now in his thirties (Dane Cook) and running a dentist practice in the same building as his best friend Stu (Dan Fogler)
who works as a plastic surgeon, Chuck finds himself unable to tell
girls he loves them. This leads to an eventual breakup, but soon leads
to his ex-girlfriend getting married. At one such wedding, Chuck
becomes enamored with Cam Wexler (Jessica Alba),
a sometimes clumsy girl who nevertheless appears quite friendly. Chuck
tries to ask Cam out on a date, but she gently refuses him.
While working at her penguin habitat, Cam accidentally slips and
breaks her tooth. Having Chuck's card in hand, she calls him and he
agrees to work on her tooth. After the dental treatment, he asks her to
go out with him instead of paying him. She's reluctant to go out with
him, but she eventually agrees. During the time that Chuck still has
eyes for Cam, Stu starts to become convinced that there's something
about Chuck's pattern of girls getting married as soon as he has sex
with them. This is only compounded when an article on a dating site
tells of Chuck's prowess. Stu eventually convinces Chuck to embrace the
now many women who visit his practice, arguing that there's nothing
better than having a bunch of guilt-free sex. However, after having sex
with a bunch of women, Chuck wants to stop and have a serious
relationship with Cam.
Worried that the curse is real, Stu convinces Chuck to date and
sleep with an extremely overweight and ugly woman to see if she'll get
married afterwards. Chuck tries to get Stu to date the woman after the
deed to see if they get married, hoping that the curse will prove to be
false. However, Stu chickens out and only pretends to ask the woman
out. This proves to be a problem when he eventually gives in to Cam's
advances and has sex with her. Chuck is now convinced that Cam wants to
go out with the author of a book about penguins, who Cam has raved
about. Chuck attempts to track down the girl who placed the curse on
him when they were kids. Now a happily married woman with a child, the
former goth girl tells Chuck that the curse wasn't meant to be real.
Still convinced that Cam will date and eventually marry the book
author, Chuck tries desperately to get Cam's attention and ask her to
marry him. His attempts, though, cause Cam to become convinced he's
stalking her and she breaks up with him.
Now deciding to let fate take its course, Chuck puts Cam in touch
with the book author, and the two seem to connect instantly (notably,
the book author at times appears to be as clumsy as Cam). Stu visits
Chuck and convinces him to chase after Cam, who is now headed to Antarctica
with the book author. After buying $17,000 worth of tickets (since he
wasn't sure which flight Cam might have been on), Chuck confronts Cam.
Cam reveals that the book author is already married to someone else,
and that she's only going for a week - not the 6 months Chuck thought.
Chuck hands Cam a ring box, and Cam opens it to reveal a pebble, a
reference to the penguin mating ritual in which a male penguin finds a
stone and brings it to the female penguin he wants to be with. Cam
calls out for Chuck, who left the plane, and Chuck runs back to Cam,
the curse having finally been broken (the adult woman who placed the
curse on Chuck in the first place is shown to pull out a voodoo
doll she placed a pin through, and pulls the pin out). Now both in
Antarctica surrounded by penguins, Chuck and Cam kiss, but their
tongues get frozen together.

Cast



  • Dane Cook - Charlie/Chuck
  • Jessica Alba - Cam Wexler
  • Jodelle Ferland - Lila Carpenter
  • Dan Fogler - Stu
  • Annie Wood - Lara
  • Chelan Simmons - Carol
  • Crystal Lowe - Wedding Guest #1
  • Chiara Zanni - Bride
  • Steve Bacic - Howard
  • Carrie Fleming - Sharon Belmont
  • Troy Gentile - Young Stu
  • Georgia Craig - Marilyn Blaine
  • Sasha Pieterse - Goth Girl
  • Lindsay Maxwell - Cam's Friend
  • Tava Smiley - Nicole
  • Simone Bailly - Megan
  • Liam James - Little Boy in Habitat
  • Agam Darshi - Wedding Guest #3
  • Ben Ayres - Groomsman
  • Connor Price - Young Charlie
  • Lonny Ross - Joe Wexler
  • Zara Taylor - Amanda
  • Ellia English - Reba
  • Victoria Bidewell - Sane Woman
  • Cody Klop - Teenage boy (voice)
  • Caroline Ford - Jennifer
  • Mackenzie Mowat - Britta Carmichael
  • June B. Wilde - Actress
  • Ed Welch - Sharon's Man
  • Jodie Stewart - Eleanor Skipple


Critical reception


The film received very negative reviews from critics. As of October 23, 2007 on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, only 2% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 81 reviews.[1] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 19 out of 100, based on 21 reviews, indicating generally negative reviews.[2]
Roger Ebert gave the film 1 out of 4 stars, saying it was "potty-mouthed and brain-damaged."[3]
Mark Kermode also threw barbs of a similar nature on his Friday afternoon film review spot on Radio 5 Live with Simon Mayo, condemning the film as a 'grisly, horrible, barfsome American comedy...with this really grotesquely loathsome guy'.

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Hitman..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:51 am

Hitman



Plot


A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant)
is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both
Interpol and the military of Russia. When one of Agent 47's
assassinations is botched, 47 sets out to find out who set him up.
Along the way he encounters numerous other hit men assigned to take 47
out.

Cast



  • Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47
  • Dougray Scott as Mike Whittier
  • Olga Kurylenko as Nika
  • Robert Knepper as Yuri
  • Ulrich Thomsen as Mikhail Belicoff
  • Henry Ian Cusick as Udre
  • Michael Offei as Jenkins


Production


In February 2003, Hitman makers Eidos and IO Interactive entered negotiations with Hollywood production companies to adapt the video game to film.[1] Twentieth Century Fox eventually acquired the rights and hired screenwriter Skip Woods to pen the screenplay with actor Vin Diesel executive producing and starring in the film.[2] In December 2006, Vin Diesel stepped down from the role. In January 2007, Timothy Olyphant, was cast into the lead role with director Xavier Gens attached at the helm.[3] In March, actor Dougray Scott was cast as the antagonist to Agent 47, with Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, and Michael Offei also joining the cast. Production began the week of March 27, 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria and lasted 12 weeks.[4] A second unit also shot in locations including London, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and South Africa.[5]

Release


Hitman was originally slated to be released on October 12, 2007,[6] but the film's release was postponed to November 21, 2007.[7] The film will be released in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2007.[8]

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Transformer..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:57 am



Plot


The film begins with Optimus Prime explaining Cybertron's destruction at the hands of Megatron, and his quest to obtain the All Spark. He finds it on Earth, but crash-lands in the Arctic Circle, and is frozen in the ice. Captain Archibald Witwicky and his crew of explorers stumble upon Megatron's body in 1897. Megatron's navigational system is activated by Captain Witwicky, and Archibald's eye glasses
are imprinted with the All Spark's coordinates. Sector 7, a secret
United States government organization, discovers the All Spark and
builds the Hoover Dam around it to mask the energy signal. The still-frozen Megatron is moved into this facility, and is reverse engineered to further advance human technology.
In the present day, the rest of the Decepticons — Blackout, Scorponok, Frenzy, Barricade, Starscream, Devastator and Bonecrusher
— have landed on Earth and assumed the disguise of Earth vehicles
(except Scorponok, who keeps his scorpion-like alien form). Blackout
and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base in Qatar and try to hack
into the military database to find where Megatron and the All Spark
are, but fail when the network is manually shut down. While Blackout
destroys the rest of the base, Scorponok chases a small group of
survivors, but is eventually repelled. After their failure, Frenzy
infiltrates Air Force One
to hack again into the military database. He finds the map imprinted on
Captain Witwicky's glasses, which his descendant Sam intends to sell on
eBay for money. Frenzy and Barricade begin tracking Sam's location.
The Autonomous Robotic Organism (shortened to "Autobot") Bumblebee is also on Earth, disguised as a 1976 Chevrolet Camaro,[2] is bought by Sam. He helps him try to woo his crush, Mikaela Banes.
Bumblebee leaves at night to send a homing signal to the rest of the
Autobots, and Sam sees him in robot mode. Barricade confronts him and
demands Archibald's spectacles. Bumblebee rescues him and Mikaela from
Barricade. They leave to rendezvous with the rest of the Autobots. The
Autobots — Optimus Prime, Jazz, Ironhide, and Ratchet
— land on Earth and take on the forms of Earth vehicles. Sam, Mikaela,
and the Autobots return to Sam's home to retrieve the glasses. Although
the Autobots manage to get the glasses, agents from Sector 7 arrive and
capture Sam, Mikaela and Bumblebee.
Frenzy, disguised as a cellphone, secretly accompanies the group to
the Hoover Dam and releases Megatron from suspended animation. Locating
the All Spark, he sends an alert to the other Decepticons. Sam
convinces the Sector 7 agents to release Bumblebee so that he can get
the All Spark to Optimus Prime. Megatron awakens, and leads the
Decepticons to chase the Autobots and the humans, as well as the All
Spark, into Mission City. In the ensuing battle, Optimus kills
Bonecrusher, Frenzy accidentally decapitates himself, Megatron kills
Jazz, and both the Autobots and the military take down Devastator and
Blackout. Sam rams the All Spark into Megatron's chest, slaying him and
ending the battle. Optimus takes a fragment of the All Spark from
Megatron's corpse, but realizes that with it destroyed, Cybertron
cannot be restored. He sends a signal to other surviving Autobots in
the universe, directing them to Earth. Bumblebee decides to remain with
Sam, while Sector 7 is closed. The dead Decepticons are dumped into the
Laurentian Abyss, but the surviving Starscream escapes into space.

Cast



Humans



  • Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky: A teenager who unwittingly buys Bumblebee as his first car. Bay stated he wanted to make Sam be an average Joe, and not a geek.[1] Bay initially considered LaBeouf too old, having only seen his performance in Constantine, but he was bowled over by the actor's enthusiasm.[1] A Transformers fan,[3] LaBeouf was also as he reminded the filmmakers of the young Tom Hanks.[4]
    He worked out five days a week for three months and gained twenty-five
    pounds of muscle to prepare for the role, but realized during shooting
    that his role required agility rather than strength.[2]
  • Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes: A girl who Sam is interested in and woos with the help of Bumblebee.
    She is mechanically skilled because her father was a car thief. Fox
    gained ten pounds of muscle during shooting due to the physicality of
    the role.[2] To make the timid Fox give a tough performance, Bay often threatened to repeatedly film takes of scenes at night.[1]
  • Josh Duhamel as Captain William Lennox: Leader of a U.S. Army Special Ops airborne team in Qatar, who escapes Blackout's attack on the base. He has a wife and new-born daughter in the United States. Duhamel was a Transformers fan, and spent three days in boot camp to prepare for the part.[3]
  • Tyrese Gibson as Technical Sergeant Robert Epps: An Air Force Combat Controller who escapes Blackout and Scorponok's
    attack with Lennox. Like Duhamel, Gibson was a Transformers fan and
    spent three days in boot camp. He spent time with combat controller Ray
    Bollinger to make his dialogue sound natural.[3]
  • John Turturro as Reggie Simmons: An officer of Sector 7 tracking down the Autobots. Bay originally wanted Steve Buscemi for the role. Turturro and the director envisioned Simmons as being in a family that served in Sector 7 for generations.[1] Turturro gave a slapstick performance, which was intended to give a sense of fun following the serious military scenes.[5]
  • Rachael Taylor as Maggie Madsen:
    An expert in signal detection and decoding, assisting the Department of
    Defense. She realizes that those hacking into the government's data
    files cannot be human. The film is Taylor's first American role, and
    the filmmakers opted for her natural Australian accent, as, "the film
    has such a global feel, it’s not exclusively an American or western
    film."[3]
  • Anthony Anderson as Glen Whitmann: A computer hacker and friend of Maggie. Anderson was a Transformers fan.[3]
  • Jon Voight as John Keller: The United States Secretary of Defense.
  • Kevin Dunn and Julie White as Ron and Judy Witwicky: Sam's parents.

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Resident Evil: Extinction

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:58 am

Resident Evil: Extinction




Plot


After the Raccoon City Incident in 2002, the T-Virus escaped containment despite the nuclear destruction of the city. Now spreading through the ground, the Umbrella Corporation
was unable to contain it. The virus spread across the country, drying
up the lakes, rivers, and continents while infecting the majority of
the population. After five years, almost every living creature has
become a zombie, and the world itself is on the verge of extinction. The Umbrella Corporation appears to be the only organized society of living humans left in the world, its remnants forced to live underground in Hive-like constructs dispersed all over the world.
Alice (Milla Jovovich), Umbrella's greatest Bio-Organic Weapon, is now alone in the desert wastelands of the remains of the United States
after learning that the corporation has the ability to track her
location via satellite. She has super-human strength and psionic
abilities gained from her brief imprisonment by Umbrella. Umbrella
considers re-capturing Alice a top priority because of her blood's
ability to bond with the T-Virus. Dr. Sam Isaacs
believes that he can develop a permanent cure to save what is left of
humanity, as well as tame the zombies so as to create a viable
workforce by using blood from the original Alice. Umbrella chief Albert Wesker
orders Isaacs to create a cure without Alice, using clones created from
her blood. Wesker refuses to authorize manpower to recover Alice until
they are 100% sure where she is, due to the high risk involved in
missions on the surface. The Alice clones endure tests within the
re-created Spencer Mansion, The Hive,
and Raccoon City Hospital locations, but none survive. The bodies of
the failed Alices are dumped in a drainage ditch alongside Umbrella's
fenced in desert compound, as hordes of zombies are gathered around the
outside. Attempted cures derived from the cloned blood do not work, but
Dr. Isaacs discovers that he can create a new strain of "super zombie"
that can run, are unusually aggressive, and possess even more strength.
Isaacs secretly begins creating a horde of these new super zombies.
Meanwhile, Claire Redfield's (Ali Larter) convoy, which includes fellow Raccoon survivors Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors K-Mart (Spencer Locke), Mikey (Chris Egan) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti),
search a small motel for supplies. L.J. is bitten, but does not tell
Nurse Betty, who checks his other wounds. The next morning a murder of
infected crows begin to attack the convoy. A reluctant Alice reappears
and uses her telekinetic powers to incinerate the flock by covering the
sky in flames from a nearby flamethrower. Despite Alice's help, Nurse
Betty and six others die in the attack.
Alice is introduced to Claire, and gives her a diary she found in a
nearby town. The diary details radio transmissions that claim that
there are living humans in Alaska,
and that there is no infection or undead there. Alice convinces Claire
that the convoy should make an attempt to reach Alaska before the rest
of them are killed. Claire, unable to make such a big decision herself,
puts it to a vote of the convoy. After the other survivors agree to try
for Alaska, they realize that they need to be resupplied in order to
make it. With no other alternative, the leaders of the group decide to
search for supplies in Las Vegas. At the Umbrella corporation, with the help of a new artificial intelligence computer called the White Queen,
they are able to pick up Alice's location based on the use of her
psionic powers. Dr. Isaacs defies Wesker's direct orders and has a
crate of his new "super zombies" transported to the convoy's
destination. The convoy meet with the new zombies and a battle between
them ensues. Mikey is killed along with a large portion of the convoy
in the fight, while L.J. turns into a zombie and bites Carlos before
being shot. Once Umbrella sees Alice is in position, they attempt to
"shut her down" and control her actions. She resists the attempt and
destroys the CPU on Umbrella's tracking satellite, while continuing to
come for Isaacs, getting to his location just as he slips away in a
helicopter. A super zombie bites him just before it takes off. Alice
decides not to shoot down the helicopter, instead convincing Claire and
the others to steal it from Umbrella and use it to get to Alaska.
The remaining members of the convoy head towards the Umbrella
facility, but find it surrounded by thousands of zombies. Carlos'
infection has gone beyond a cure, and he decides to sacrifice himself
for the convoy. Alice and Carlos kiss before he departs, and he drives
a gasoline tanker truck to the entrance to the Umbrella lab, plowing a
path through the zombies for Alice and Claire to drive through. All but
Alice depart on the helicopter, which is piloted by Claire. Alice plans
to exact her revenge on the Umbrella Corporation. Dr. Isaacs, who was
arrested by Umbrella after his return from the failed mission to
capture Alice, has been locked in his lab. Wesker orders Captain Slater
(Matthew Marsden)
to 'liquidate' Isaacs, but when they go to kill him they find him
sitting in his lab injecting himself with masses of the Anti virus.
Isaacs explains that the strand of the T-virus that is carried by the
superzombies is more potent due to it being mixed with Alice's blood
and therefore he needs much more Anti virus. However, for the first
time we see the opposite effect of too much Anti virus as Isaacs starts
to mutate. He is shot by Captain Slater, but has already mutated into
the Tyrant.
Isaacs goes on a rampage, killing all the employees in the facility.
The White Queen manages to trap Isaacs in the lower levels and tells
Alice that she must pass through there to create a cure for the
infection, which only her blood can do.
Alice heads down, seeing a clone of herself still in a vegetative
state. She examines it, but Isaacs interrupts, attacking Alice before
fleeing when she stabs him with a kukri
knife. The clone then awakens, seemingly dying in Alice's arms. She
covers the clone in her coat and leaves after Isaacs. In the replica of
the Spencer Mansion, a battle between Isaacs and Alice ensues, both
displaying use of telekinesis. When the fight is taken to a replica of
the laser room from The Hive, Alice informs him that they are both to
die there when the lasers activate. The lasers cut Isaacs into pieces
in the same fashion as the character One in Resident Evil,
but just as Alice is about to meet the same fate, the lasers dissipate.
The clone of Alice is shown to be the one who turned off the lasers.
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Japan,
Wesker informs the rest of the Umbrella board that the North American
branch has been lost, and he will now control further scientific
experimentation from Japan. Using holographic technology, Alice makes
an appearance at the meeting, saying that she and her friends are
coming for them now. Standing beside the clone of herself, Alice looks
onto the rows of pods containing the other clones, their numbers in the
hundreds. As many clones begin to awaken, the film ends.

Cast



  • Milla Jovovich as Alice: The primary protagonist who is being tracked down by the Umbrella Corporation in order to develop a serum from her blood. Since being exposed to the T-Virus outbreak in Raccoon City, Alice has been captured and subjected to experiments.
  • Ali Larter as Claire Redfield: Based off the video game character of the same name, she plays a prominent role in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica. In the film, she is a protagonist and leads a convoy of survivors alongside Carlos.
  • Iain Glen as Dr. Sam Isaacs: The primary antagonist, and head scientist of the North American facility. Dr. Isaacs had been involved in the creation of the Nemesis program as well as the creation of Program Alice in Apocalypse. He is turned into the Tyrant monster as a result of a bite by a "super-zombie".
  • Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera:
    Ex-U.B.C.S. soldier, protagonist, and survivor of the Nemesis program
    as well as the "cleansing" of Raccoon City. Since the events of Apocalypse, he has helped lead Claire's convoy of survivors.
  • Jason O'Mara as Albert Wesker: Based off of the video game character of the same name,
    he is a prominent antagonist in many of the video games. In the film,
    he is the Chairman of Umbrella. His office is in Tokyo, Japan and
    through holographic technology, he has regular meetings with committee
    members including Dr. Isaacs who gave the order to find and capture
    Alice.
  • Spencer Locke as K-Mart: A girl found by Alice's companions hiding out in a Kmart store prior to the outbreak.
  • Ashanti as Nurse Betty:
    A tough young woman who acts as the medical unit in Claire's convoy.
    She is a nurse, helping to aid members of the group to full recovery.
    Betty drives the paramedic vehicle and is a love interest of L.J..
  • Mike Epps as L.J.:
    Former citizen of Raccoon City, who survived the Nemesis program and
    Raccoon City's destruction in the previous film. He also travels with
    Claire's convoy. He is Betty's love interest.
  • Chris Egan as Mikey:
    A young computer junkie who drives the "computer station" portion of
    the convoy. Mikey is responsible for monitoring the radio in search of
    other survivors as well as monitoring the motion sensor perimeter
    cameras.
  • Madeline Carroll as White Queen: The sister Artificial intelligence of the original Red Queen.
    She is designed to protect and preserve human life and monitor the
    Umbrella facility, like her sister computer. However, the White Queen
    possesses more advanced holographic technology.




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Disturbia..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:02 am

Disturbia



Plot


The film begins with a teenage boy and father fishing together. Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf) and his father, Daniel (Matt Craven), are involved in a car accident while returning from a fishing trip, in which the father dies. A year later, Kale is reprimanded by his Spanish teacher, Senor Gutierrez (Rene Rivera)
for sleeping during class. When the teacher goes on to ask Kale what
his father would do if he could see him now, Kale punches him in the
face and proceeds to attack him. For this assault, he is sentenced by a
sympathetic judge to a three-month house arrest period with an ankle monitor
and a proximity sensor, which prohibits him from roaming beyond the
boundaries of his house and yard. He then learns that one of the police
officers monitoring him is the teacher's arrogant cousin, who takes
delight in humiliating and embarrassing Kale in front of others, such
as one occasion where he is forced to the ground after accidentally
going past the limits of the yard.
Initially, he satiates his boredom by playing video games, but shortly after, his mother, Julie Brecht (Carrie-Anne Moss), cancels his subscriptions to the iTunes Music Store and Xbox Live,
in order for him to help around the house more. His boredom leads him
to spy upon his surrounding neighborhood. One night, Kale becomes
suspicious of his neighbor, Robert Turner (David Morse), who returns home in a 1967 Ford Mustang with a dented fender, matching descriptions given on a news report detailing an errant serial killer from Austin, Texas. Kale and his best friend Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) begin to view the girl next door, Ashley Carlson (Sarah Roemer). She is alerted to their spying when Ronnie's binoculars collide with the window; she subsequently decides to join them.
Ronnie and Ashley question Kale's suspicions initially, regarding
them as based on circumstantial evidence. But they become gradually
more involved when events inside Turner's house lead them to believe
that he has been abducting people and murdering them there. Kale
observes a woman Turner had picked up from a nightclub
trying to escape the house in a panicked state. Kale insists that Aaron
breaks in his car to get his garage door opener to continue
investigating. While Turner is at the store to buy a shovel, Ronnie
retrieves the garage door opener code but unfortunately leaves his cell
phone behind. That night, Kale keeps spying on Turner and leaves
messages on Ronnie's cell phone. When Ronnie discovers that he left his
cellphone in Turner's car, they attempt to get it back by opening the
garage door. They do this successfully and Ronnie finds a body bag and
concludes that it contains a human body. The garage door is suddenly
shut and Ronnie hides in the house while Kale attempts to rescue him,
in the process, alerting the police to breach of his house arrest. As
the police arrive they search the garage and find that the bag contains
the remains of a deer
that Turner had hit on the interstate. Kale fears Ronnie is dead, but
later discovers that he has escaped, unharmed, fearing that he would be
caught if he stayed and confessed to breaking into the house. Kale's
mother then goes across the street to talk to Turner herself, in hopes
of steering him away from pressing charges. While she is over there,
Kale watches Ronnie's tape from Turners house. He sees something hidden
behind an air vent and zooms in to see what it is. It looks like some
kind of clear bag, with something in it. He zooms in further and sees
what it is clearly, the dead body of the clubgirl.
Turner knocks out Kale's mother and seems to kill Ronnie by hitting him on the head with an aluminum baseball bat.
He then reveals his plan to frame Kale for the murder of his mother,
supposedly due to grief over his father, and Ronnie, before supposedly
killing himself. Turner reveals that he had wanted privacy, and it was
Kale's persistence that forced him to kill once more. As Turner has
Kale writing a suicide letter to Ashley, she enters his bedroom,
surprising the killer. Kale knocks Turner down, allowing him and Ashley
a chance to escape.
Kale searches for his mother in Turner's house while Ashley goes to warn the police. In a room resembling an operating room, Kale finds credentials and hair belonging to Turner's previous victim, who had been asphyxiated.
Officer Gutierrez arrives on the scene, hoping to charge Kale with
breaking and entering, but he is killed when Turner breaks his neck.
Proceeding to the basement of the house, Kale falls and finds himself
floating in a pool of human remains. Quickly, he jumps out screaming,
and finds his mother bound and gagged underneath the foundation. Turner
suddenly appears from behind Julie and attempts to silence Kale and his
mother. Julie stabs Turner in the leg, giving Kale time to kill Turner
with a pair of gardening shears. As Kale and Julie exit the garage, the
police arrive, and their ordeal with Turner is over.
The next scene then shows Kale in his kitchen getting his ankle
monitor removed and off house arrest for "good behavior". It then shows
Kale getting revenge on the neighborhood kids who put a bag of flaming dog feces
on his porch, provoking him to leave the bounds of his house arrest,
and waterbombed him the night Ashley had her party. Previously in the
movie, he had discovered them watching pornographic TV while looking
out from the window. This time he is watching them with Ashley and now
that he has dealt with Turner he decides to deal with them next. He
calls their mother pretending to be with satellite TV and says someone
is currently watching adult movies in their room. Their mother rushes into their room and discovers the boys, securing Kale's revenge.
In the end Ashley and Kale begin making out on a sofa when they are
interrupted by Ronnie, who is revealed to be alive and filming them
with plans to put the video up on YouTube. However, they do not show any sign of annoyance other than Kale doing a half hearted middle finger at Ronnie.

Cast



  • Shia LaBeouf as Kale Brecht
  • Sarah Roemer as Ashley Carlson
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Julie Brecht
  • David Morse as Robert Turner
  • Aaron Yoo as Ronnie
  • Jose Pablo Cantillo as Officer Gutierrez
  • Matt Craven as Daniel Brecht
  • Viola Davis as Det. Parker
  • Kevin Quinn as Mr. Carlson
  • Rene Rivera as Senor Gutierrez

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Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:06 am

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End



Plot


Lord Cutler Beckett begins executing anyone associated with piracy and commands Davy Jones to destroy all pirate ships. To confront Beckett’s assault, the nine pirate lords making up the Brethren Court have been summoned to convene on Shipwreck Cove. However, Captain Jack Sparrow, pirate lord of the Caribbean, never appointed his successor, and therefore must be present. Captain Barbossa leads Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma and the Black Pearl crew to rescue Jack. Sao Feng, pirate lord of Singapore, possesses a map to World's End, the gateway to Davy Jones' Locker.
Elizabeth and Barbossa attempt to bargain with Feng for the map and a
ship, but Feng is furious that Will already attempted to steal it. The
British Royal Navy,
acting under orders from Beckett, suddenly attack Feng's bathhouse.
During the ensuing chaos, Will strikes a bargain with Feng for the Black Pearl
in exchange for Sparrow, whom Feng wants to turn over to Beckett,
presumably in exchange for immunity from Davy Jones' attacks on
pirates. Will wants the Black Pearl to rescue his father from the Flying Dutchman.
The crew journey through a frozen sea and sail over an enormous waterfall into the Locker. Aboard the Pearl,
Sparrow is suffering hallucinations about an entire crew comprising
himself, each representing a different facet of his character. The Pearl
is dragged to an ocean shore by crab-like creatures, and Jack is
reunited with his old shipmates, though he is initially reluctant to
rejoin a crew who, among them, include four people who had attempted to
kill him in the past. As the Black Pearl crew seek an escape
route, they see dead souls floating under the water. Tia Dalma reveals
that Davy Jones was appointed by his lover, Calypso,
goddess of the sea, to ferry the dead to the next world. In return,
Jones was allowed to step upon land for one day every ten years to be
with his love, but when she failed to meet him, the scorned captain
abandoned his duty and transformed into a monster. Elizabeth sees her
father, Governor Weatherby Swann's soul pass by in a boat; he was murdered by Beckett. A distraught Elizabeth vows revenge.
The Black Pearl remains trapped in the Locker until Sparrow
deciphers the map, realizing the ship must be capsized to return to the
living world. They overturn the ship, and at sunset, upturn back into
the living world. Upon their return, Sao Feng attacks, revealing his
agreement with Will. But he betrays Will, having made a deal with
Cutler Beckett to hand over the crew and keep the Black Pearl. Onboard Endeavor, Sparrow refuses to divulge to Beckett where the Brethren Court will convene. Beckett double-crosses Feng by keeping the Black Pearl
for his armada, and in turn Feng gives Sparrow the ship back, while
taking Elizabeth, whom he believes is Calypso. Aboard his warship, the Empress,
Feng tells Elizabeth that it was the first Brethren Court who trapped
Calypso into human form so they could control the seas. Feng is
mortally wounded when Davy Jones attacks his ship. Before dying, he
appoints Elizabeth his heir, making her captain and the pirate lord of
Singapore. She and the crew are imprisoned in Flying Dutchman's brig. Also aboard is Admiral James Norrington,
who betrays Beckett and frees Elizabeth and her crew who escape back to
their ship, although Norrington is killed when he is discovered by
Bootstrap Bill.
Will leaves a trail of corpses for Beckett's ship to follow. Sparrow
catches him and tosses him overboard, but he first gives him his
magical compass, apparently intending for Beckett to find them. Will is
picked up by Beckett's ship, and it is revealed that it was Davy Jones
who masterminded Calypso's imprisonment by the pirate lords. At
Shipwreck Island, the nine pirate lords disagree over freeing Calypso.
Barbossa calls upon Captain Teague Sparrow, Keeper of the Pirata Codex
and Jack's father, to reveal that a Pirate King is needed to declare
war. Elizabeth, newly ordained Pirate lord of Singapore, is elected
"Pirate King" after Sparrow’s vote breaks a stalemate (during previous
elections, each pirate lord voted only for himself/herself). She orders
the pirates to fight Beckett. During a preceding parlay with Beckett
and Jones, Elizabeth and Barbossa swap Sparrow for Will.
Barbossa tricked the other pirate lords into giving him their
insignias, which he needs to free Calypso, who is Tia Dalma. When
Barbossa releases her in a ritual, her fury over Jones' betrayal
unleashes a violent maelstrom just as the Navy's massive fleet appears on the horizon. During the battle, Sparrow escapes the Flying Dutchman with the Dead Man's Chest. As the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman
face off near the centre of a massive whirlpool, Will proposes to
Elizabeth. They insist Barbossa marry them as Jack is onboard the
Flying Dutchman, and so unavailable to marry them as Captain of the
Black Pearl. Barbossa agrees, marries them and continues fighting as
they exchange vows and kiss in the ensuing chaos. When Davy Jones
mortally wounds Will aboard his ship, Bootstrap Bill attacks Jones.
Jack, who wanted the heart for his own immortality, places a knife in
Will's hand and helps him stab Jones' heart, killing Jones and making
Will the Flying Dutchman's captain. After Jack tears Elizabeth
away from the seemingly dead body of her husband, they escape the
Flying Dutchman from some quick thinking on Jack's part. The crew cut
out Will's heart and place it into the "Dead Man's Chest": the crewmen
regain their humanity, and Will and Sparrow captain the Flying Dutchman and the Black Pearl respectively to destroy Beckett's ship, the Endeavor, forcing the enemy fleet to retreat.
Although Will has been saved and the Dutchman crew has regained
their humanity, he must now spend the next ten years at sea. He and
Elizabeth have one day together and consummate their marriage on an
island before Will must leave for his new life. Will gives Elizabeth
the "Dead Man's Chest" for safekeeping. Shortly after, Barbossa again
commandeers the Black Pearl, stranding Jack and Gibbs in Tortuga. Having anticipated Barbossa's deception, however, Sparrow has already removed the map's middle that leads to the Fountain of Youth. In a post-credits scene set ten years later, Will returns to spend his one day with Elizabeth and their son.

Cast



  • Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Pirate Lord of the Caribbean Sea, he was tricked by Elizabeth Swann into being swallowed by the Kraken to save the crew. Sparrow is trapped in Davy Jones' Locker
    until a rescue party arrives, whereupon he returns to the living world
    to battle his nemesis, Davy Jones. While in the Locker, he suffers
    hallucinations, seeing multiple versions of himself, each representing
    a different facet of his personality.
  • Orlando Bloom as Will Turner: A blacksmith turned pirate, and the son of the pirate "Bootstrap Bill" Turner, a crewman on the Flying Dutchman,
    commanded by Davy Jones. Will eventually becomes the Captain of the
    "Flying Dutchman" after killing Davy Jones. Will hopes to free his
    father, and marry Elizabeth even though he believes she loves Sparrow.
  • Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann:
    Governor Swann’s daughter and engaged to Will. She tricked Jack Sparrow
    into being swallowed by the Kraken to save herself and the Black Pearl crew. Jack is at first unable to forgive her for sending him to his doom, but eventually forgives her.
  • Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa: Pirate Lord of the Caspian Sea, he was the first mate of the Black Pearl
    under Jack's command before leading a mutiny. Although killed by
    Sparrow a year before, a resurrected Barbossa returns to lead the Black Pearl crew to the World's End. He and Sparrow argue over who is the real captain of the Black Pearl.
  • Bill Nighy provides a short live-action scene, in addition to the motion capture and voice acting for Davy Jones: Ghostly ruler of the ocean realm, captain of The Flying Dutchman,
    and to whom Jack owed a blood debt. His heart was captured by James
    Norrington, and as a result, he is now trapped into service to Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company, who forces him to kill the Kraken. During a brief reunion, Tia Dalma momenttarily restores his former human form.
  • Tom Hollander as Lord Cutler Beckett: Chairman of the East India Trading Company and the main villain of the film. Beckett possesses Davy Jones' heart, thus controlling the world's oceans and seven seas.
  • Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma/Calypso: A witch who travels with the Black Pearl crew to rescue Jack, she also raised Hector Barbossa from the dead at the conclusion of Dead Man's Chest and is the woman Davy Jones fell in love with. She is more powerful than the crew realizes.
  • Stellan Skarsgård as William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner: Will's father, he is cursed to serve an eternity aboard The Flying Dutchman. As he slowly loses his humanity to the sea, he becomes mentally confused, barely recognizing his own son.
  • Chow Yun-Fat as Captain Sao Feng: Pirate Lord of the South China Sea, he captains the Chinese ship The Empress.
    He has a bad history with Sparrow and is reluctant to aid in his rescue
    from Davy Jones' Locker. "Sao Feng" (嘯風) means "Howling Wind" in
    Chinese.
  • Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs: Jack's loyal and superstitious first mate.
  • Jack Davenport as James Norrington: Promoted to the rank of admiral,
    he has an alliance with Lord Beckett and the East India Trading Company
    after stealing the heart of Davy Jones and bargaining it to Cutler
    Beckett in exchange for his career. He is also Elizabeth's former
    fiancé and still loves her.
  • Lee Arenberg as Pintel: A slightly mischievous, stolid member of Jack's crew.
  • Mackenzie Crook as Ragetti: A Black Pearl crewman and Pintel's eccentric companion who wears a wooden eye.
  • Jonathan Pryce as Weatherby Swann: Governor of Port Royal, Jamaica. He is Elizabeth's father and is also trapped in Beckett's service.
  • Keith Richards as Captain Teague:
    A pirate and the Keeper of the Pirata Codex for the Brethren Court. He
    is Jack Sparrow's father, and keeps Jack's dead mother's shrunken head
    with him.

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Shoot 'Em Up..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:09 am

Shoot 'Em Up



Synopsis


The film follows Smith (Clive Owen),
a down-and-out squatter with both an extensive military background and
a fondness for carrots, who wants nothing more than to be left alone.
Smith finds himself embroiled in a complex political conspiracy once he
aids a pregnant woman who is being chased by a hitman. He takes the baby and goes on the run with a prostitute (Monica Bellucci). The unlikely family is trailed by the intelligent and ruthless Hertz (played by Paul Giamatti) and his army of thugs.

Cast



  • Clive Owen as Smith
  • Monica Bellucci as Donna Quintano
  • Paul Giamatti as Hertz
  • Stephen McHattie as Hammerson
  • Greg Bryk as Lone Man
  • Ramona Pringle as Baby's Mother
  • Jane McLean as Madam Maddie
  • Jason Reso as Senator's Guard

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Closer

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:11 am

Closer



Synopsis


In the opening scene, a twenty year old Alice Ayres, (played by
Portman), and Dan Woolf, (played by Law), see each other for the first
time from opposite sides of a street, as they are walking toward each
other amongst many other rush hour pedestrians. Alice is a young American stripper who just arrived in London, and Dan is an unsuccessful British author who is on his way to work, where he writes obituaries for a newspaper. Alice looks in the wrong direction as she is crossing the street and is hit, by a taxi
cab right in front of Dan's eyes. He rushes over. She smiles to him and
says, "Hello, stranger." He takes her to hospital where Alice is
treated and released. Afterward, on the way to his office, they stop by
Postman's Park,
the same park that he and his father visited after his mother's death.
Pausing in front of the office before he leaves her and goes to work,
he reminds her that traffic in England tends to come on from the right,
and, on an impulse, asks her for her name. They soon become lovers.
A year later, though the two are in a relationship, Dan is straying.
He has written a novel based on Alice's life and while being
photographed to publicize it, he flirts with the American photographer,
Anna Cameron (Roberts). Anna shares a kiss with Dan before finding out
that Dan and Alice are in a relationship. Alice arrives and borrows
Anna's bathroom, leaving Anna and Dan alone again. Dan takes the chance
to try to persuade Anna into having an affair with him, but is cut
short by Alice's return. Alice asks Anna if she can have her portrait
taken as well. Anna agrees and Alice asks Dan to leave them alone
during the photo shooting. While being photographed, she reveals to
Anna that she overheard them, and is photographed weeping. Alice does
not reveal what she overheard to Dan, even as he spends a year stalking
Anna, who resists.
A year later, Dan enters an Internet cybersex chat room and randomly meets Larry Gray (Owen), a British dermatologist.
With Anna still on his mind, Dan pretends to be her, and using the
pretense that they will be having sex, Dan convinces Larry to meet at
the aquarium (where Anna told Dan she often went). Larry goes to the
meeting place, only to be made a fool of. Anna tells Larry that a man
who had pursued her, Dan, was most likely to blame for the setup. Soon,
Anna and Larry become a couple and they refer to Dan as "Cupid" from then on.

Alice meets Larry at Anna's exhibition.





Four months later, at Anna's photo exhibition,[3]
Larry meets Alice, whom he recognizes from the tearful photograph that
is one of many being exhibited. Larry knows that Alice and Dan are a
couple, from talking to Anna. Meanwhile, Dan convinces Anna to become
involved with him. They begin cheating on their respective lovers for a
year, even though Anna and Larry become married halfway through the
year. Eventually Anna and Dan each confess the affair to their
respective partners, leaving their relationships for one another.
Alice goes back to being a stripper, heartbroken by her loss. One
day, Larry runs into her accidentally at the strip club, (although the
viewer of the film can't be sure that it was an accidental encounter),
and he is convinced that she is the girl he met before. He asks her if
her name is Alice, but no matter how much money he gives her, she keeps
telling him her name is "Jane Jones". He asks her to have a one-night stand with him but she refuses. The line of questioning becomes pornographic, albeit without any explicit nudity, when Larry asks Alice: "What does your cunt taste like?" Alice replies with a laugh: "Like heaven."
Larry then demands: "Alice, tell me one thing that is the truth?" Alice
replies with a smile: "Lying is the most fun a girl can have without
taking her clothes off," ..., "but it's better if you do." The full irony of Alice's response is not apparent until the conclusion of the film.
Eventually, Larry convinces Anna to see him one last time; she
agrees to sleep with him, so that he will sign the divorce papers and
leave her alone. Dan guesses and Anna confesses it to Dan, who takes it
badly. Anna returns to Larry. Distraught, Dan confronts Larry to try
and get Anna back. Instead, Larry tells him Alice's whereabouts, and
suggests that he go back to her. However, out of malice, he also tells
him that he had a one-night stand with her, as Dan is about to leave
the room he calls him back and says, "I lied to you, I did fuck
Alice...I'm just not big enough to forgive you".
Alice takes Dan back. When Dan asks her whether she had a one-night
stand with Larry, she initially denies it. But when he insists on the
truth, she suddenly tells him that she doesn't love him anymore and
goes on to say that she did sleep with Larry. Dan then reveals that
Larry had already told him about the one-night stand but that he's
already forgiven her. She insists that it's over and tells him to
leave. This leads to a heated argument ending with Alice spitting in
Dan's face saying that she is no one and Dan replying with a slap.
In the end, Alice returns to New York. Passing through the
immigration checkpoint on her way back into the United States, it is
revealed through a shot of her passport
that her real name is indeed Jane Rachel Jones and that she had lied
about her name for the duration of her four-year relationship with Dan.
Back in London, Dan returns to Postman's Park, and to his surprise,
notices the name "Alice Ayres" on a plaque that is dedicated to a girl,
"who by intrepid conduct," and at the cost of her young life, saved
three children. The final scene shows Alice/Jane walking towards West 47th Street, in Manhattan,
where passers-by are turning their heads staring at her, stunned at her
beauty; a scene symmetrical with the opening scene, where Alice/Jane
and Dan are staring at each other on the streets of London.

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Lucky You..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:13 am

Lucky You



Plot


Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a young and talented poker
player hindered by his personal demons. Living in Las Vegas from poker
game to poker game, he wants a shot at the World Championship. He meets
a struggling singer named Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore)
to whom he is attracted. As she grows to care for him, she becomes
determined to help him resolve his problems. Ultimately, Huck must
tackle his fears all at once as he heads for a poker showdown with his
estranged father L.C. (Robert Duvall) at the World Series of Poker.

Cast



  • Eric Bana as Huck Cheever
  • Drew Barrymore as Billie Offer
  • Robert Duvall as L.C. Cheever
  • Debra Messing as Suzanne
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Telephone Jack
  • Horatio Sanz as Ready Eddie
  • Jean Smart as Michelle Carson
  • Lindsay MacFarland as Carrie
  • Michael Shannon as Ray

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Music and Lyrics..

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:16 am

Music and Lyrics



Plot synopsis


Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant)
is a former pop star. As one of the founding members of the band
"PoP!", he enjoyed considerable fame and success during the 1980s and
early 1990s. Fifteen years after PoP! disbanded, Fletcher is a
self-acknowledged has-been,
reprising his 80's hits for audiences of his now middle-aged fans.
After years of performing in increasingly humiliating venues (such as
high school reunions and theme parks), a chance to recapture some of
his former stardom arrives when mainstream pop singer Cora Corman (Haley Bennet)
asks him to write a duet to be called "Way Back into Love" for her. To
Alex's dismay, however, he has only a few days to compose the song.
Furthermore, he hasn't written anything in fifteen years, and even with
his old band "PoP!" he only wrote the melodies, not the lyrics. His
manager (Brad Garrett) helps him to search for a lyricist, without much luck.

A scene from the film in which Alex and Sophie try to write "Way Back into Love".





Alex meets Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore)
when she comes to his house to water his plants. Sophie is a former
English literature major reeling from a disastrous romance. She is also
a writer with little confidence in her abilities. Alex requests
Sophie's assistance on the song, and although she initially declines,
after a series of conversations with him, she agrees to collaborate.
There are signs of a budding romance as the two write the song, which
they finish in three days.
All seems well when Cora likes the song and decides to perform it
and put it on her next album. However, Cora adds a sultry,
Indian-themed intro which clashes with the spirit of Alex and Sophie's
work. Sophie is determined to talk Cora out of the addition, only to
find Alex vetoing her efforts for fear he will lose the chance to work
with Cora and finally revive his career. In the ensuing argument Alex
reveals a deep cynicism towards the music business, admitting that
Cora's addition is awful but viewing it as the cost of doing business.
Scandalized by Alex's willingness to demean his talent and hurt by his
argument that she is refusing to live in the real world, Sophie leaves
him.
Cora invites Alex and Sophie to the first concert on her new tour,
at which she and Alex are due to premiere "Way Back into Love".
However, to Sophie's surprise, Cora announces "a new song by Alex
Fletcher", and she begins to leave, under the impression that Alex
stripped her of her songwriting credit. Alex instead performs an
entirely new song ("Don't Write Me Off") written by himself about his
and Sophie's relationship, despite his admitted inability to write
lyrics. Alex tells Sophie backstage that he convinced Cora to remove
the risqué Indian-music-themed introduction of "Way Back into Love" as
an attempt to "win her back". The original version of the song is
performed by the two (Alex and Cora), after which Alex and Sophie kiss
backstage.
During the credits, a VH1-style Pop-up Video informs viewers of the events after the movie.

Cast


(in order of appearance)

  • Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher
  • Scott Porter as Colin Thompson
  • Nick Bacon as PoP! bass drummer
  • Andrew Wyatt Blakemore as PoP! guitar player
  • Dan McMillan as PoP! drummer
  • Tom Foligno as Has-Beens promo announcer
  • Zak Orth as David Newbert - TV executive #1
  • Brooke Tansley as Janice Stern - TV executive #2
  • Daniel Stewart Sherman as Willy
  • Brad Garrett as Chris Riley
  • Aasif Mandvi as Khan
  • Drew Barrymore as Sophie Fisher
  • Haley Bennett as Cora Corman
  • Matthew Morrison as Ray
  • Jason Antoon as Greg Antonsky
  • Jeremy Karson as Charlie
  • Emma Lesser as Lucy
  • Kristen Johnston as Rhonda
  • Adam Grupper as Gary
  • Charlotte Maier as Barbara
  • Toni Trucks as Tricia
  • Lanette Ware as Mia
  • Campbell Scott as Sloan Cates



  • Billy Griffith as Derek
  • Kathleen McNenny as Gloria
  • SteveRay Dallimore as Maitre d'
  • Spenser Leigh as Beth Riley
  • Lou Torres as Security guard
  • Kali B. Harrison as Stage manager


Cora's band members

  • Ben Butler as Guitar player
  • Rachel Golub as Sitar player
  • Conrad Korsch as Bass player
  • Seth Matthew Faulk as Drummer
  • Daniel Mintseris as Keyboard player
  • Zak Soulam as Guitar player (heavy metal)




  • Chris Moss, Armando Acevedo, Christine Ashley DeJesus, Dana DePalo, Gerard Heintz, Antoine "Doc" Judkins, Nick Kenkel, Nina Lafarga, Carey Lang, Monique Lea, Sarah Mitchell, Marielys Molina, Jorge Santos, Seth Stewart, Roel Suasin, Reed Kelly as Dancers

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The Prestige

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:51 pm

The Prestige



Plot


The film is split into three storylines, each resembling one of the
three stages of magic. First, there is the setup, or the "pledge,"
where the magician shows the audience something that appears ordinary
but is probably not, making use of misdirection. Then there is the
performance, or the "turn," where the magician makes the ordinary act
extraordinary. Lastly, there is the "prestige," where the effect of the
illusion is produced. There are "twists and turns, where lives hang in
the balance and you see something shocking you've never seen before."[1]

Borden ties the potentially fatal knot





Alfred Borden and Robert Angier are ringers for Milton the Magician, with Cutter as his illusion engineer. Angier's wife, Julia, drowns while performing a predicament escape from a Chinese water torture cell,
and Angier suspects that Borden bound her wrists with a knot that was
harder for her to undo than his customary one. At the funeral, Borden
enrages Angier by saying he does not know which knot he tied. The two
men begin separate careers as magicians. Borden becomes "The Professor"
and hires an aide named Fallon. During a parlor magic
job, he meets Sarah; they marry and have a daughter, Jess. Sarah feels
uneasy about Borden and his apparent fickle nature; she claims to know
when he loves her and when he does not. During Borden's performance of
the bullet catch,
a disguised Angier again demands to know which knot Borden used. Borden
and Fallon quickly realize Angier is going to shoot at Borden with a
loaded gun. At the last second, Fallon intervenes, and the bullet
severs two of Borden's fingers instead of killing him.
Angier performs as "The Great Danton," with Cutter's assistance. He employs Olivia to distract the audience. When Angier performs the vanishing bird cage
illusion, a disguised Borden sabotages the trick, damaging Angier's
reputation. Borden soon astonishes crowds with "The Transported Man,"
in which he bounces a ball across the stage before stepping into a box
and instantly reappearing from a second box on the opposite side of the
stage to catch the ball. The new illusion amazes Angier and Olivia.
Obsessed with besting Borden, Angier hires a double and steals Borden's
trick, with a slight variation, as "The New Transported Man." The
double enjoys the applause while Angier can only listen from below
stage. Unhappy at missing the applause and obsessed with figuring out
Borden's version of the teleportation illusion, Angier sends Olivia to steal Borden's secrets. Although Olivia provides Angier with Borden's enciphered
diary, she falls in love with Borden and double-crosses Angier,
allowing Borden to sabotage Angier's act, permanently crippling
Angier's left leg by removing a crash mat. In return, Angier and Cutter
capture Fallon, releasing him in exchange for the key to Borden's
illusion. Borden gives Angier one word, "TESLA," and suggests that it
is not merely the key to the transposition cipher of Borden's notebook (which Olivia had brought to Angier) but also the key to the illusion.
Angier travels to Colorado Springs to meet Nikola Tesla and learn the secret of Borden's illusion. Tesla constructs a teleportation machine that resembles a magnifying transmitter,
but the device initially fails to work. Angier learns from Borden's
notebook that he has been sent on a wild goose chase. Feeling he has
been cheated, he returns to Tesla's lab, but discovers that the machine
creates and teleports a duplicate of any item placed in it. Tesla's
rivalry with Thomas Edison
forces Tesla to leave Colorado Springs soon after that, but he leaves
Angier an improved version of the machine. In a letter, however, he
warns Angier to destroy it.

Angier tries out Tesla's machine





Sarah's relationship with Borden takes its toll, driving her to
drink. Borden's apparent erratic behavior and a suspicion of an
extramarital relationship between Borden and Olivia leads her to hang
herself. Angier returns to London to produce a final set of 100
performances of his new act, "The Real Transported Man." He insists
that Cutter remain front stage for these shows and that only blind
stagehands help backstage. In the new illusion, Angier disappears under
huge arcs of electricity and instantaneously "teleports" 50 yards from
the stage to the balcony. Borden is baffled but spots a trap door.
After a show one night, Fallon follows Angier's stagehands. They move a
large, concealed water tank across town to an abandoned building.
Borden attends Angier's performance again. He slips backstage and
discovers a locked water tank with a drowning Angier inside. Borden
tries to save him, but Angier drowns. Cutter catches Borden, who is
convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence
and sentenced to hang. In prison, Borden reads Angier's diary from
Colorado which addresses him directly with hopes he will rot in prison
for his murder. Jess will become a ward of the state unless Borden gives up the secret of his illusion to a certain Lord
Caldlow. He is forced to oblige, but refuses to reveal all unless he
can see Jess before his execution. When Lord Caldlow visits with Jess,
Borden realizes that he is Angier. Beaten, Borden gives him a note
containing the secret of the original Transported Man trick, but Angier
rejects it without reading it. When Cutter meets Angier again, he
realizes the grim cost of Angier's obsession when he sees he has
adopted Jess. Borden is subsequently hanged.
Cutter accompanies Angier to the abandoned building where the water
tanks are stored, and helps him store the teleportation machine. After
learning of the dead, replicated Angiers, Cutter leaves in disgust,
silently acknowledging the arrival of Borden, who shoots Angier. Borden
reveals that he and "Fallon" were twins
who lived as a single individual, alternating lives as needed: one twin
loving Sarah and the other loving Olivia. For the original illusion, a
twin acted as the double. They were so committed to the illusion that
they amputated the other twin's fingers to match his brother's injury;
they also suffered the loss of Sarah as a result of their dedication to
the illusion. Similarly, flashbacks recount Angier's method: that each
time he disappeared during his illusion, he fell into a locked tank and
drowned, and the machine created a duplicate who teleported to the
balcony and basked in the applause. Each tank stores a drowned
duplicate of Angier for each time that he has performed the trick.
Before leaving, Borden looks back at the aisles of tanks containing the
dead duplicates and then leaves Angier to die as a fire begins to
consume the building. Afterwards Borden reunites with Jess.

Cast



Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as Borden and Angier






  • Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier: An aristocratic magician with a talent for performance
  • Christian Bale as Alfred Borden: A working-class magician with an understanding of magic
  • Michael Caine as Harry "John" Cutter: The stage engineer who works for Angier
  • Rebecca Hall as Sarah Borden: Borden's wife
  • Scarlett Johansson as Olivia Wenscombe: Angier's assistant
  • David Bowie as Nikola Tesla: The real life inventor who creates a device for Angier
  • Piper Perabo as Julia McCullough: Angier's wife
  • Andy Serkis as Mr. Alley: Tesla's assistant
  • Ricky Jay as "Milton the Magician": An older magician Borden and Angier work for at the beginning of the story

The studio negotiated with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in October 2005.[2] Both men read the script and were interested, with the latter reteaming with his Batman Begins director. Nolan felt Jackman in particular had the right charisma to play the showmanship of Angier.[3] Michael Caine and David Bowie then came on board.[4]
Nolan approached Bowie specifically, as he had a quality different to
most actors being a musician first and thus created an unusual
presence. Scarlett Johansson was cast due to her personal interest in
the project.[3]
To train for their roles, Jackman and Bale were instructed by Ricky
Jay and Michael Weber in various magic tricks, though they were not
given full details but simply told how to pull off a shot. Nolan
instructed both actors to not read the book, although Bale ignored his
advice.[5]

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American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:56 pm

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

Plot


Erik Stifler (John White) has a difficult time living up to his family name. He is perhaps the only Stifler about to graduate from high school as a virgin. The film opens with Erik feigning illness so that he can stay home and masturbate to an old VHS pornographic film he found in a dumpster. Unfortunately, just as he is about to ejaculate, his parents and grandmother unexpectedly walk into the door and are hit with Erik's semen.
His grandmother dies from a heart attack brought on by the shock.
Erik's dad later surmises that as a Stifler, his son should be out
having sex instead of masturbating. Erik's attractive girlfriend of two
years, Tracy (Jessy Schram),
loves him for all of his awkwardness, but unfortunately she is not
ready for intercourse. Alas, their first attempt at sex goes horribly
wrong. Erik has a dodgy stomach and suffers badly from flatulence,
resulting in Tracy's father hearing him pass wind and mistake him for a
naked intruder.
Erik's friends Cooze (Jake Segal) and Ryan (Ross Thomas) plan a road trip to visit Erik's cousin Dwight, a.k.a. Stifler (Steve Talley)
in Michigan during an infamous university event known as the Naked
Mile. Tracy sees this as an opportunity to give Erik a "guilt free
weekend pass," hoping that he can quench his lust and get it all out of
his system since she is not ready for sex.
Erik and his friends arrive on campus to find that his cousin Dwight
truly lives up to his legendary wild reputation. They witness an
over-the-top drinking contest where Dwight is crowned a campus
champion, lose a rough game of football against a bitter rival fraternity
composed almost entirely of midgets, and end up in a brawl with those
same midgets on several occasions. This rivalry comes to a head when
the midget fraternity attacks Dwight, landing him in the hospital,
where he reveals that he appreciates Erik for being a stand-out decent
guy in the Stifler family. This provides some perspective for Erik, who
has been desperately seeking to live up to the name. Luckily, Dwight is
back in full form later that evening when it is time for the naked mile
run, partying with many beautiful women.
Erik meets a college girl with a fetish for virgin boys, and as they
steal a kiss a news crew is able to capture the moment. Cooze and Ryan
each meet girls with their own unique fetishes. Watching the news
report about the Naked Mile back at home, Tracy is upset and guilty
that she allowed Erik the free pass in Michigan. Her friends convince
her to also lose her virginity before he gets back so that she will be
on equal footing with her boyfriend, lest he be more experienced than
her. Later that evening, as Erik receives oral sex from the college
girl, he realizes that he loves Tracy and rushes back to see his
girlfriend. When his car runs out of gas, he steals a horse and arrives
at a party just as Tracy has headed upstairs, presumably to lose her
virginity to her ex-boyfriend. Erik loudly pounds on the closed bedroom
door, proclaiming his love for her. She is moved by his heroic efforts
and they embrace to great applause by the crowd that has gathered. It
turns out that she couldn't go through with her plans either, so she's
not in the bedroom.
Later that evening, Tracy and Erik decide that they should be each
others' first. They make tender love and fall asleep in each others'
arms. When Erik returns to the college to pick up his friends the next
morning, each boy shares stories of his experiences from the night
before. Ryan declares that Erik has finally earned the right to be
called "Stifler." Although Erik is appreciative, he realizes that he
just wants to be known as himself and not by his family's reputation.

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The Godfather

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:59 pm

The Godfather



Plot


The film begins at the wedding of Don Vito Corleone's daughter Connie to Carlo Rizzi in New York City in late summer of 1945. Because "no Sicilian can refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day", Corleone, known to his friends and associates as "Godfather", and Tom Hagen (the Corleone family consigliere, or counselor) are preoccupied with hearing requests from friends and associates. Meanwhile, the Don's youngest son Michael, who has returned from World War II service as a highly decorated war hero, tells his girlfriend Kay Adams anecdotes about his father's criminal life, reassuring her that he is not like his family.
Among the guests at the celebration is the famous singer Johnny Fontane,
Corleone's godson, who has come from Hollywood to petition the
Godfather's help in landing a movie role that will revitalize his
flagging career. Jack Woltz,
the head of the studio, will not give Fontane the part, but Don
Corleone explains to Johnny: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
Hagen is dispatched to California to fix the problem, but Woltz angrily
tells him that he will never cast Fontane in the role, for which he is
perfect, because Fontane seduced and "ruined" a starlet that Woltz
favored. The next morning, Woltz wakes up to find the bloody severed
head of his prize stud horse in the bed with him. Woltz gives in.
Upon Hagen's return, the family meets with heroin dealer Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo,
who is being backed by the rival Tattaglia family. He asks Don Corleone
for political and legal protection, as well as financing to start the
mass importation and distribution of heroin, but despite the huge
amount of money to be made, Corleone refuses, explaining that his
political influence would be jeopardized by a move into the narcotics
trade. The Don's oldest son, hotheaded Sonny,
who had earlier expressed to the Don his support of the family entering
into the narcotics trade, breaks rank during the meeting and questions
Sollozzo's assurances as to the Corleone Family's investment being
guaranteed by the Tattaglia Family. His father, angry at Sonny's
dissention in front of a non-family member, later privately rebukes
him. Don Corleone then dispatches his aide, Luca Brasi, to infiltrate Sollozzo's organization and report back with information.

Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone, the Godfather.





Soon after his refusal, Don Corleone is shot several times in an
assassination attempt at a local market. It is not immediately known
whether he has survived. Meanwhile, Sollozzo and the Tattaglias kill
Luca Brasi. Sollozzo then abducts and persuades Tom Hagen to offer
Sonny the deal previously offered to his father. Sollozzo reasons that
Sonny is more amenable to the deal than was his father, and that with
Don Corleone out of the way, Sonny will accept the deal. Enraged, Sonny
refuses to consider the deal, promising a war with the Tattaglias and
Sollozzo.
Michael, who is considered a "civilian" (not involved in the mob
business) by the other mafia families and therefore able to live a more
normal life, visits his recovering father in the hospital. He is
immediately shocked to find that there is no one guarding him.
Realizing that his father is again being set up to be killed, he calls
Sonny with a report, then moves his father to another room. He then
goes outside to watch the door. With the help of an overwhelmed Enzo
(the baker), who feels indebted to the Don, he bluffs away Sollozzo's
men. Police cars soon appear with the corrupt Captain McCluskey, who
breaks Michael's jaw when he insinuates that McCluskey is being paid by
Sollozzo to set up his father. Just then, Hagen arrives with "private
detectives" licensed to carry guns to protect Don Corleone, and takes
Michael home.
Following the attempt on the Don's life at the hospital, Sollozzo
and Captain McCluskey, who is acting as Sollozzo's bodyguard, request a
meeting with Michael in the interest of ameliorating their differences.
A quietly seething Michael volunteers to kill both men during the
meeting, thus initially amusing Sonny and the other senior members of
the Corleone family; Sonny later admonishes him for reacting so
personally and emotionally. However, Michael convinces them that
killing Sollozo and McCluskey is in the family's interest: "It's not
personal. It's strictly business." The meeting between Michael and
Sollozzo, with McCluskey attending, is arranged at a quiet local
restaurant in the Bronx, as requested by Michael so he will "feel
safe". After being searched by McCluskey, Michael excuses himself to go
to the restroom, retrieves a planted revolver, and immediately
assassinates Sollozzo and McCluskey with near-point-blank-range shots to the head and neck. To avoid his arrest for the murders, Michael is sent to Sicily while the Corleone family prepares for all-out warfare with the rest of the Five Families, who unite against the Corleones, as well as a general clampdown on the mob by the police and government authorities.
While in Sicily, Michael lives under the protection of Don Tommasino, an old friend of the family. While there, he falls in love with and marries a local girl, Apollonia, who is subsequently killed in a botched attempt on Michael's life.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Don Corleone returns home from the
hospital and is distraught to learn that Michael was the one who killed
Sollozzo and McCluskey. Some months later, in 1948, Sonny severely
beats Rizzi for brutalizing the pregnant Connie, and threatens to kill
him the next time he abuses her. Later, on the order of Tattaglia,
Carlo beats Connie severely in an attempt to lure Sonny out. Furious at
the treatment of his sister, Sonny drives off alone to fulfill his
threat. On the way, he is ambushed and machine-gunned to death at the
causeway tollbooth.
Instead of seeking revenge for Sonny's killing, Don Corleone meets
with the heads of the Five Families to arrange an end to the war. Not
only is it draining all of their assets and threatening their survival,
but ending the conflict is the only way that Michael can return home
safely. Reversing his previous decision, Vito agrees that the Corleone
family will provide political protection for Philip Tattaglia's traffic in heroin. At the meeting, Don Corleone intuits that Don Barzini, not Tattaglia, was responsible for the mob war and Sonny's death.
With his safety guaranteed, Michael returns from Sicily. More than a
year later, he reunites with his former girlfriend, Kay, telling her
that he wants to marry her. With the Don semi-retired, Sonny dead and
middle brother Fredo
considered incapable of running the family business, Michael is now in
charge, and he claims that the family business will soon be completely
legitimate.
Clemenza and Tessio, two Corleone Family caporegimes
(captains) complain that they are being pushed around by the Barzini
Family and ask permission to strike back, but Michael refuses. With his
father as consigliere, he plans to move the family operations to Nevada
and after that, Clemenza and Tessio may break away to go on their own.
Michael further promises that Connie's husband, Carlo, is going to be
his right hand in Nevada, while Hagen will be the Family's Las Vegas lawyer.

Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen (left) and Al Pacino as Michael Corleone (right)





In Las Vegas Michael is greeted by Fredo and Johnny Fontane in the hotel-casino partly financed by the Corleones, and run by Moe Greene.
Michael explains to Johnny that the Family needs his help in persuading
his friends in show business to sign long-term contracts to appear at
the casino. In a meeting with Moe Greene, Michael offers to buy out
Greene but is rudely rebuffed. Greene believes the Corleones are weak
and that he can secure a better deal from Barzini.
Michael returns home. In a private meeting, Vito explains his
expectation that the Family's enemies will attempt to kill Michael by
using a trusted associate to arrange a meeting as a pretext for
assassination. Shortly afterwards, Don Vito dies of a heart attack
while playing with his young grandson Anthony in his tomato garden.
During the funeral, Tessio conveys a proposal for a meeting with
Barzini, which identifies him as the traitor that Vito was expecting.

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Saving Private Ryan

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:02 pm

Saving Private Ryan


Plot


An elderly veteran (Harrison Young) and his family visits the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
in Normandy, France, where he collapses to one knee in front of a
gravestone, overcome with emotion. The scene changes to the beginning
of the invasion of Normandy, with American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach and struggling against dug-in German infantry and machine gun nests. One of the soldiers who survive the initial landing, Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, patches together a makeshift squad of soldiers and slowly penetrates the German defenses leading to a breakout from the beach.
In the United States, Gen. George C. Marshall,
discovers that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family have all
died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all
three notices on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon) of the 1st Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment is missing in action somewhere in France. He orders that he be found and sent home immediately.
Back in France, Miller receives orders from Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson (Dennis Farina) to find Private Ryan, and assembles an eight-man squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, and Adam Goldberg)
to accomplish this task. With no information about Ryan's whereabouts,
Miller and his men move from town to town, rendezvousing with other
American units and trading information while venturing deeper into
enemy territory. Following several false leads and the loss of one
soldier in his squad, Miller locates a friend of Ryan’s, who reveals
that Ryan is defending a strategically-important bridge over the
Merderet River in the town of Ramelle.
The unit suffers another casualty on their journey, finally arriving
on the outskirts of Ramelle where they destroy a German reconnaissance
unit with the help of some American soldiers, one of them Private James
Ryan. The unit regroups in Ramelle, joining with the American
paratroopers defending the town, where Captain Miller informs Ryan of
his brothers' deaths and of their mission to bring him home. Ryan
adamantly refuses to leave his makeshift unit, demanding that he remain
to help defend the bridge against an impending German counter-attack.
Miller reluctantly agrees and orders his unit to help defend the bridge
in the upcoming battle, taking command and setting up the defense with
what little manpower they have.
The Germans arrive in force supported by tanks and armored vehicles.
Miller leads the defense but in spite of inflicting significant German
casualties the American unit is slowly pushed back by superior numbers
and firepower. The defenders retreat across the bridge, suffering
further casualties, pursued by gunfire and an advancing German Tiger Tank. Just before it reaches the bridge, an American P-51 Mustang
swoops down and destroys the tank, followed by more Mustang fighters
and advancing American infantry who assault the town and rout the
remaining German forces. Ryan is with Miller as he dies and hears his
last words, "Earn this."
Back in the present, the elderly veteran is revealed to be Ryan and
the grave Miller's. Ryan asks his wife to confirm that he has been a
'good man' and thus worthy of Miller's and the other's sacrifice as the
camera pans down the gravestones to the American flag and fades out.

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Cast Away

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:05 pm

Cast Away


Plot synopsis


In the opening scene, a FedEx truck rolls under a large sign reading "Dick & Bettina" to a ranch-style Texas residence where the driver takes for delivery a FedEx package marked with a custom logo in the form of angels' wings. These wings are also seen as freestanding sculptures on the property and inside out-buildings. The woman sending the package, an artist in a welder's
suit, tells the driver she will have another one for him to take that
coming Thursday. The audience sees the package delivered all the way to
a residence in Moscow, Russia, to a man in a cowboy hat and robe. A Russian woman who is with the man, apparently on intimate terms, asks, "Who is it from?" He replies, "My wife."
The film then cuts to Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks),
a highly efficient FedEx executive, as he attempts to improve the
performance of FedEx's Moscow branch. After imploring the Russian
employees to live by the clock, Chuck returns to the U.S. (Tennessee) where he is trying to guide a relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Frears (Helen Hunt)
toward marriage. It is obvious that Chuck's harried professional life
with FedEx is making his relationship with Kelly difficult to sustain.
Their Christmas together is interrupted by Chuck being called on a last
minute business trip. He and Kelly exchange gifts in the SUV on the way to the FedEx hub, Kelly giving him a family heirloom pocket watch containing a photo of herself, and Chuck giving her a number of joke presents before solemnly offering her an engagement ring. She is too nervous to open it, and he walks off to the FedEx jet saying, "I'll be right back".

Chuck on the island





While flying through a thunderstorm somewhere over the southern Pacific Ocean, Chuck's flight goes disastrously wrong and crashes into the nighttime sea in flames. Saved by an inflatable liferaft,
Chuck floats helplessly on the ocean until he is brought to a deserted
island. After ascertaining the island is uninhabited, Chuck's most
immediate need is drinking water, which he satisfies by drinking coconut water
and later by storing rain water in the discarded husks. Unfortunately
for Chuck, the canister that was supposed to stay attached to the raft
containing the search-and-rescue beacon that would be needed to help
rescue him, was caught in the rubble of the FedEx heavy load packages,
and was left behind as Chuck floated to the surface to his fortunate
rescue. His second immediate need is shelter, which he secures by draping his raft over palmtree trunks and, later, by discovering small caves in the island rock. The third task is food. He attempts to fish, but is wholly unsuccessful at the start. As time progresses, his fishing skills increase. Shortly after his first fishing attempt, he finds a compelling need to produce fire, which, after great effort, many attempts and some injury, he succeeds in doing.
Fortunately for Chuck, a few FedEx packages from the plane wash up
on the shore shortly after he lands on the island containing video
tapes, divorce papers, ice skates, a dress, and a volleyball. A short
time later, the body of one of the flight crew also washes up. Having
been without shoes since removing them while on the plane, Chuck takes
the pilot's too-small shoes and dons them after cutting out the toes.
He also improvises some tools from items in the washed-up packages, in
particular a pair of ice-skates (which he uses to remove a tooth
causing him great pain), and to use as a tree-cutter and spear maker in
the future. He uses the dress as a net to fish with. Chuck first uses
the papers and cardboard as bed liners, but could have eventually used
them to light his fire. Chuck also finds a small pocket flashlight
amongst the pilot's possessions. Around this time, at night, he sees a
light on the horizon, presumably from a search party. After realizing
the futility of attracting attention using the flashlight, he takes to
the sea on the damaged life raft. His escape attempt is thwarted by the
high surf around the island's reef, and his leg is badly cut in the
process.
As time passes, it is clear that through determination and ingenuity Chuck has risen to the challenges of physical survival. It is also evident he is in a fragile mental state, relying heavily on his memories of Kelly.
One of the FedEx packages bears the distinctive angels' wings custom
logo observed in the first scene. It is the package the artist
mentioned she would be sending on the following Thursday. For some
reason, this is the only package Chuck does not open. After a while,
Chuck realizes that the tooth-ache he has developed on the island will
not go away unless the tooth is removed, so Chuck uses one of the ice
skates that he found in one of the FedEx boxes to forcefully knock the
tooth out. He is successful, but the pain knocks Chuck out, and the
picture slowly moves into the fire.

Setting off into the ocean





Four years later, the picture shows Chuck tossing a spear into the
water, killing a fish that he would eat. The picture quickly goes into
the cave in which Chuck now sleeps. It shows that Chuck has made more
pictures of Kelly on the cave walls, and made a box to hold his
possessions. One morning, Chuck wakes up to hear a loud banging noise
in the distance. Chuck shouts at Wilson, (a volleyball he received four
years ago and made into his friend) to shut up. He realizes that Wilson
is still "asleep", and goes to investigate. Outside, Chuck finds a
large piece of a molded plastic port-a-john appears on the shore. Chuck, now with a beard, long hair and wearing a loincloth,
his body much leaner and weatherbeaten, drags it up the beach away from
the waves and contemplates it with some intensity. Eventually he uses
this fragment as a sail for a new raft. While trying to make rope with
the hibiscus plants on the island, Chuck eventually runs short of
plants. Wilson "reminds" Chuck about the thirty-feet of extra rope on
the summit of the island. After climbing the large cliff, Chuck hoists
a totem that was hanging off of the rope, which, after Chuck removes
from the totem, reveals a Noose Knot
that shows that during his third year on the island, (Chuck said to
Wilson a short time later after the subject was brought up, that "It
was what? A year ago?") Chuck considered hanging himself on top of the
summit to stop the endured physical and emotional pain of being
stranded on the island. After the subject of Chuck's attempted suicide
was brought up, Chuck has a "fight" with Wilson, and tosses him out of
the cave's hole. At first, Chuck is satisfied with this, but sees that
Wilson did not catch on the tree and lay hanging outside as he should
have, and freaks out. He runs out to search for him, and finds him
while shouting "Never again!"
After construction of the raft, Chuck writes on a rock, "Chuck
Noland was on this island for 1500 days. Tell Kelly Frears in Memphis
Tennessee, I love her", to be read later if he did not come back home
alive. After this, the wind begins to blow north, signaling Chuck's
time to sail. By raising his hinged, makeshift sail (on which he has painted a replica of the angels' wings logo) at a precisely timed moment in the curl of a wave,
he pushes through the rough surf at the reef break that foiled him
years earlier. After Chuck beats the tide, he takes one last look at
the island, which disappears into the clouds. A few days later, Chuck
comes sailing next to a whale (Robert Zemeckis stated that this was
symbolic because whales were very close to humans in intelligence, and
that nobody had seen him for four years, making the whale the first).
After a few days, Wilson gets loose of the raft, and the current sweeps
him away. Chuck desperately tries to get Wilson back, but is
unsuccessful, shouting "I'm sorry Wilson!". It then shows Chuck sobbing
about the loss of his friend. After losing Wilson, Chuck lets his oars
be swept to sea, so that he could perish because of the loss of his
friend. After sailing for an unknown period of time over a distance of
about 600 miles—when he is on the verge of death— he is rescued by a
passing cargo freighter.
On returning home, Chuck must come to terms with the fact that
everyone he was close to had given him up for dead long ago and moved
on with their lives. Kelly has married and had a child with another man
(Christopher Noth),
his dentist. After a dramatic scene in which the pair comes close to
resuming the romance, Chuck reconciles himself to "losing her all over
again". In the film's short philosophical coda, Chuck explains to his close friend, "I've got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow, the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?".
This part of the film also has one of the more ironic scenes. As a
Welcome Home gesture, Chuck's fellow employees throw him a party at
work, with a Desert Isle theme, complete with a variety of seafood.
Chuck looks at it in almost disgust, having had to eat practically
nothing but seafood for the past four years.
The film ends with Chuck at a remote crossroads
after delivering the one unopened package from the island to the
residence from the first scene (due to the long passage of time, the
package is being returned to sender). The sign over the residence has
had the "Dick" portion of the "Dick & Bettina" name removed, but
the angels' wings sculptures are still there. No one is home, so Chuck
leaves the package propped in the screen door with a note, which reads
"This package saved my life." He returns to the crossroads a short
distance away, stopping his car to study a map. The artist, pretty,
friendly, and around his own age, drives up in an antique truck and
says, "You look lost." She describes where all the roads branching from
the intersection lead. He thanks her, and as she drives away Chuck
notices the angels' wings painted on the back of her truck. A long
close up of Chuck smiling in the direction the truck had left closes
the film. In addition the wind (symbolic of the wind he used to escape
the island) blows in the direction the truck went.

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The Terminal

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:07 pm

The Terminal


Plot


Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a man from the fictional country of Krakozhia arrives at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to discover that during the flight his country's government has been overthrown by rebels, invalidating his passport
and thus leaving him stranded. Over the next nine months, Viktor is
forced to live in the terminal building, unable either to set foot into
the United States or to go home. He befriends the staff at the terminal, including flight attendant Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones), whilst being under the watchful eye of Immigration Officer Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci), who wants the "Navorski problem" removed from the airport.
One day, Viktor explains to Amelia that the purpose of his visit to New York City is to collect an autograph of the jazz tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. His father, who has died, was a jazz enthusiast. He had discovered the "Great Day in Harlem"
photograph in a Hungarian newspaper in 1958, and vowed to get an
autograph of all the 57 jazz musicians featured on the photograph. Over
the next 40 years, he had managed to collect an autograph of all of
them, except for one person: Benny Golson. Viktor wants to collect this
last one to fulfil his father's dream.
A few months later, the news reports that the war in Krakozhia is
over, but Dixon will still not allow Viktor to enter the United States.
Amelia reveals that she had asked her 'friend', actually a married
government official with whom she had long been having an intermittent
affair, to assist Viktor in obtaining permission to travel within the
U.S., but Viktor is disappointed to learn she has renewed her
relationship with the man during this process.
To make matters worse, Dixon needs to sign the form granting Viktor
the right to remain in the United States, but refuses, instead deciding
to deport him out of spite. Thanks to the timely interference of the
friends Viktor has made during his stay in the terminal, he is allowed
to leave the airport. As Viktor prepares to take a taxi to the Ramada Inn, 161 Lexington Avenue,
in New York, where Benny Golson is performing, he observes Amelia
exiting from a cab, where she gives him a wistful smile. He attends the
show and collects the autograph, finally completing the collection.
Afterwards, Victor leaves and hails a taxi, telling the driver that he
wants to go 'home'.

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Batman Begins

Post by bellabonk on Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:10 pm

Batman Begins



Plot


Aged eight, Bruce Wayne falls into a cave where he is attacked by a swarm of bats. Bruce develops a fear of bats,
and later urges his parents to leave an opera featuring bat-like
creatures. Outside the theater, Bruce Wayne's parents are both killed
in a robbery by mugger Joe Chill. Bruce blames himself for his parents' murder: had he not been frightened, the Waynes would not have encountered Chill.
After coming of age, Bruce returns to Gotham City from Princeton University intent on killing Chill, whose prison sentence is being suspended in exchange for testifying against mob boss Carmine Falcone. One of Falcone's henchmen kills Chill. Bruce tells his childhood friend Rachel Dawes
about his foiled plan, and she expresses disgust for his blind
vengeance without regard for justice. Bruce confronts Falcone, who
tells him that he is ignorant of the nature of crime, so Bruce decides
to travel the world for nearly seven years to understand the criminal
mind. He is eventually detained in China for theft, where Ducard invites Bruce to join an elite vigilante group, the League of Shadows, led by Ra's al Ghul.
Bruce is freed and travels to a mountaintop to begin his combat
training with the League, who intend to use him to destroy Gotham.
Bruce passes all the League's training, overcoming his childhood phobia
in the process, but when ordered to execute a criminal, he turns on the
League, destroying their headquarters and accidentally killing Ra's al
Ghul. Bruce rescues an unconscious Ducard from the wreckage and leaves
his mentor at a nearby village.

Bruce Wayne is ordered to bring a blue flower, which induces a
hallucination of his phobia, allowing him to overcome it. Scarecrow
later pours this into the city's water supply, intending to vaporize it
into the air and spread panic





Bruce Wayne returns to a Gotham City that is mostly ruled by Falcone
and begins plotting a one-man war against the corrupt system. He seeks
the help of Rachel, now an assistant district attorney, and police sergeant Jim Gordon, who consoled him in the aftermath of his parents' murder. After reestablishing his connections to his father's company, Wayne Enterprises, Bruce is able to acquire, with the help of former board member Lucius Fox, a prototype armored car and an experimental armored suit.
In his new Batman costume, he disrupts a drug shipment by Falcone and
leaves the mob boss tied to a searchlight, forming a makeshift Bat-Signal.
He also disrupts an assassination attempt on Dawes, leaving her with
evidence against a judge who has previously gone soft on Falcone. While
investigating the "unusual" drugs in the shipment, Batman is stunned by
sinister psychopharmacologist Dr. Jonathan Crane, who sprays him with a powerful hallucinogen. Bruce's butler Alfred Pennyworth
rescues Bruce, who receives an anti-toxin developed by Fox. Crane later
poisons Rachel after showing her that the toxin, which is harmful only
in vapor form, is being piped into Gotham's water supply. Batman saves her. The police enter Arkham Asylum and arrest Crane while Batman escapes with Rachel. After administering the antidote to Rachel in the batcave,
he gives her two vials of it for Gordon – one for the detective to
inoculate himself, and another to mass produce for the city's
population.
At a party held at Wayne Manor,
Bruce is confronted by a group of League of Shadows ninjas led by
Ducard, who reveals himself to be the real Ra's al Ghul, the man killed
earlier being a decoy. Ra's, who had been conspiring with Crane, plans
to destroy Gotham by distributing the toxin undetected via Gotham's
water supply and then vaporizing it with a microwave emitter stolen
from Wayne Enterprises. Bruce, tricking his guests into leaving, fights
briefly with Ra's while the League of Shadows set fire to Wayne Manor.
Bruce escapes the inferno with Alfred's help just as the manor is
destroyed. Batman arrives at the "Narrows" section of Gotham to aid the
police in battling psychotic criminals, including Crane, who the League
set free from the asylum. Rachel is confronted by but wards off Crane;
Batman rescues Rachel when more criminals go after her. Batman
intimates his identity to her while leaving Gordon in control of the
Batmobile to stop the elevated train
that is being used to transport the vaporizer to the city's central
water hub. Batman battles Ra's aboard the train, then escapes just as
Gordon topples the elevated line using the Batmobile's missiles,
leaving Ra's to crash to the ground with the train.
Following the battle, Batman becomes a public hero. Bruce gains
control of Wayne Enterprises and installs Fox as CEO, firing Earle.
However, he is unable to hold onto Rachel, who cannot reconcile her
love for Bruce Wayne with his dual life as Batman. Gordon, newly
promoted to lieutenant, unveils a Bat-Signal for Batman. Gordon mentions a criminal who, like Batman, has "a taste for the theatrical", leaving a Joker playing card
at his crime scenes. Batman promises to investigate it. As Batman is
leaving, Gordon mentions that he hasn't thanked Batman for what he has
done. Batman replies that Gordon will never have to, and flies off into
Gotham.

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:29 am

The Bourne Ultimatum


Plot



Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) at Waterloo Station in London trying to guide journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) to avoid being seen.





The movie begins immediately after Bourne apologizes to Neski's daughter. Wounded from the "Bourne Supremacy" car chase, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still evading the Moscow
police. Cornered by two officers while breaking into a medical clinic
to treat his wounds, Bourne overcomes them and leaves them alive as he
escapes, saying his quarrel is not with them.
The story continues six weeks later when Bourne goes to Paris to tell Marie's brother Martin (Daniel Brühl) of her death. On the way, Bourne reads an article in The Guardian where journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) describes Jason Bourne as a CIA officer. Bourne arranges to meet Ross in London at Waterloo station. However, Ross is under CIA surveillance because his use of the word "Blackbriar" in a phone call to his editor alerted the CIA via ECHELON.
After receiving a phone call from Bourne, Ross drives to Waterloo
Station and is followed by the CIA, who believe him to be meeting his
source there. At the station, Bourne sees CIA officers following Ross
and places a prepaid mobile phone on him; through it, Bourne instructs
the bemused journalist on how to dodge the station's surveillance,
while knocking out the CIA agents attempting to kidnap Ross. However,
CIA official Noah Vosen (David Strathairn) who heads Operation Blackbriar (a renamed Treadstone proposed by Ward Abbott at the end of The Bourne Identity), orders an assassin named Paz (Edgar Ramirez)
to kill Ross and his source. Vosen's team identifies Bourne on a
security camera and recognize him as a Treadstone assassin, assuming he
must be Ross's source. Bourne advises Ross to remain hidden, but Ross
panics and reveals himself, giving Paz a clear killing shot. In the
ensuing chaos, Bourne steals Ross's notes from his body, revealing
Ross's source as Neal Daniels (Colin Stinton), the CIA's Madrid station chief.
Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen)
is asked to help capture Bourne. With Landy's help, Vosen and his team
realize that Daniels is Ross's source. They decide to send a team to
Daniels's office in Madrid,
but Bourne arrives first, attacking the CIA team while they secure the
office. While Bourne finishes his attack, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) enters the office. Nicky tells him that Daniels fled to Tangier
and helps him to escape the CIA reinforcements by telling Vosen that
Bourne had already left the office. Bourne calls the police to report
the sound of gunfighting; they arrive just as the second CIA team piles
out of their vehicles, guns drawn, in front of the office. When Bourne
asks Nicky why she is helping him, Nicky only hints vaguely at
something before Bourne's amnesia. While in Tangier, they realize the
CIA has sent assassin Desh Bouksani (Joey Ansah)
for Daniels. Nicky uses her official clearance access to send Desh a
message, telling him to meet her for a new phone. This allows Bourne to
follow Desh to his target. When Vosen realizes Nicky's deceit he orders
Desh to kill Nicky and Bourne after terminating Daniels. Landy is
outraged at Vosen's willingness to indiscriminately kill CIA personnel
and quits the operation.

Jason Bourne about to confront Desh in Tangier





Bourne follows Desh and accidentally places Daniels in danger, who
dies from Desh's planted bomb. When Desh returns for Nicky, Bourne
outruns the Tangier police and fights Desh, eventually strangling him
with a towel. At the Tangier morgue, Bourne examines Daniels' charred
papers and finds the address of the CIA substation in New York City.
Before Bourne journeys to the U.S., he makes Nicky go into hiding. In
New York City, Bourne calls Landy while observing her and Vosen from
across the street. The ending of The Bourne Supremacy is
repeated: Landy tells him his real name is David Webb and that he was
born on "4/15/71", a code for the address of the Treadstone facility at
415 East 71st Street. Bourne sends a text message to Landy to arrange a
meeting. Vosen and his team intercept the message and follow Landy as
she leaves the building. Bourne's meeting is later found to be a
diversion, allowing Bourne to enter Vosen's office and steal classified
Blackbriar documents.
Vosen realizes the diversion after a phone call from Bourne, who
states he is in Vosen's office, and orders CIA officers back to his
office to capture Bourne. Bourne escapes and enters into a car chase
with CIA officers and Paz; emerging victorious from his vehicular duel
with Paz, Bourne chooses not to kill him. Just outside the facility,
Bourne meets Landy and gives her the stolen documents from Vosen's
office before entering the building. Inside, he meets Dr. Albert Hirsch
(Albert Finney),
who ran Treadstone's psychological conditioning. With his help, Bourne
remembers that as David Webb, he volunteered for the program. However,
he tells Hirsch he no longer wants to be Bourne or have anything to do
with Treadstone or the CIA, and walks away.
Back at the substation, Vosen's team realizes Landy gave Bourne an
address in code when Landy told Bourne of his date of birth. Vosen
races to the facility and confronts Landy as she finishes faxing away
his documents Bourne stole. Meanwhile, Bourne is cornered on the
facility's rooftop by Paz. Paz holds Bourne at gunpoint and demands to
know why Bourne spared his life. Bourne asks if Paz knows why he was
ordered to kill Bourne. "Look at what they make you give," says Bourne,
repeating the dying words of the Treadstone assassin called The
Professor from The Bourne Identity. Paz lowers his weapon, but Vosen appears and fires on Bourne just as he jumps from the roof into the river below.
A few days later, Nicky sees a news report noting the exposure of
Blackbriar, the arrests of Hirsch and Vosen, that CIA Director Ezra
Kramer (Scott Glenn) is the subject of a United States Senate hearing regarding his conduct, and that David Webb, a.k.a. Jason Bourne, fell into the East River.
The report notes that a three-day search has failed to find Webb's
body, at which Nicky smiles. The movie cuts back to Bourne, floating
motionless in the water; after a long moment he starts to move, and
swims away into darkness.

Cast



  • Matt Damon as Jason Bourne (Captain David Webb): an amnesiac assassin out of Paris. Main protagonist.
  • David Strathairn as Noah Vosen: CIA Deputy Director, Head of Operation Blackbriar, a renamed and upgraded Operation Treadstone.
  • Joan Allen as Pamela Landy: a CIA Deputy Director, Landy is working with Vosen to track and capture Bourne.
  • Julia Stiles
    as Nicky Parsons: formerly Bourne's Treadstone contact in Paris, she
    was assigned to Madrid after attempts to capture Bourne in Berlin and
    Russia failed. She is the only character besides Bourne to appear in
    all three films.
  • Paddy Considine as Simon Ross: a British journalist of the newspaper The Guardian who has been uncovering the secrets behind the origin of Operation Treadstone, and Bourne's past.
  • Albert Finney as Dr. Albert Hirsch: the CIA specialist who supervised Bourne's behavior modification training prior to Operation Treadstone.
  • Scott Glenn as Ezra Kramer: Director of the CIA.
  • Colin Stinton as Neal Daniels: CIA Station Chief in Madrid.
  • Joey Ansah as Desh Bouksani: a Blackbriar assassin out of Casablanca, sent to Tangier to take out Daniels.
  • Edgar Ramirez as Paz: a Blackbriar assassin out of Naples.
  • Corey Johnson as Wills: Vosen's deputy at Operation Blackbriar.
  • Sam Dang as Raymond Sykes: Deputy commander of CIA New York branch. Former field agent attached to Vosen.
  • Daniel Brühl as Martin Kreutz, Marie's brother

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Casino Royale

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:34 am

Casino Royale


Plot


In the opening sequence, James Bond is on a mission that, if
successful, will qualify him for double-0 status. He goes to Prague and
kills an MI6 section chief, Dryden, who has leaked classified information, and his contact, Fisher. With two kills on his record, Bond ascends to become Agent 007.
Elsewhere, Mr. White serves as a middleman introducing a banker, Le Chiffre,
to a guerrilla group seeking a safe haven for its funds. Le Chiffre
assures them that there is "no risk in the portfolio", but his
investments actually involve considerable risk: he short sells successful companies and then engineers terrorist attacks to sink their stock values.
In his first mission as Agent 007, Bond goes to Madagascar in pursuit of an international bomb-maker named Mollaka. After a free running chase to the Nambutu
embassy, Bond kills his target and blows up a part of the building in
order to escape. He obtains Mollaka's mobile phone and discovers that
it has received calls from Alex Dimitrios, an associate of Le Chiffre in the Bahamas. Bond travels there and seduces Dimitrios' wife, Solange.
While answering a phone call, Solange reveals that her husband is
flying to Miami. Bond leaves to pursue him. In Miami, 007 kills
Dimitrios and then follows Le Chiffre's henchman, Carlos, to the Miami Airport. There, Bond foils Le Chiffre's plan to destroy the prototype Skyfleet airliner and thus leaves the banker with a major loss, since he had shorted the company's shares.
Now under pressure to recoup his clients' money, Le Chiffre sets up a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at the Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Hoping that a defeat would force Le Chiffre to aid the British
government in exchange for protection from his creditors, MI6 enters
Bond into the tournament. He meets up with Mathis, his ally in
Montenegro, and Vesper Lynd, a treasury agent, who is assigned to look
after his handling of the $10 million buy-in.
After the tournament is underway for some time, Bond loses his initial
stake. Vesper says that it would be a waste of money to continue to
stake Bond and refuses to give him the funds to buy back in.

Bond (right) and Le Chiffre (left) gamble at the Casino Royale.





Distraught over his failure, Bond resolves to assassinate Le Chiffre. However, he is intercepted by CIA officer Felix Leiter,
who is also playing in the tournament. He's losing and offers to stake
Bond in exchange for custody of Le Chiffre. Back in the game, Bond
recoups his losses. Le Chiffre and his associates attempt to kill Bond
by poisoning him, but he survives and wins the tournament. Soon
afterward, Le Chiffre abducts Vesper and uses her to lure Bond into a
near-fatal car chase, which results in his capture as well. Le Chiffre
tortures Bond for the access code to the game's winnings. When it
becomes clear that Bond will not give in, Le Chiffre advances to
castrate him, but Mr. White enters and kills Le Chiffre and his
associates for their failure. Bond and Vesper are left alive.
Bond awakens in a hospital on Lake Como and orders Mathis, whom Le Chiffre identified as a double agent
working for him, arrested. Bond admits his love for Vesper and vows to
quit the service before it strips him of his humanity. Accordingly, he
posts his resignation to M and goes on a romantic holiday in Venice
with Vesper. However, Bond soon learns that his poker winnings were
never deposited into the Treasury's account. Realizing that Vesper has
stolen them, he pursues her and members of the organization she is
working for into a building under renovation. After killing the enemy
guards outside the building, Bond finds Vesper imprisoned in an
elevator. Apologizing to him tearfully, she locks the inside door and
the elevator plunges underwater. Bond dives in and attempts to rescue
her, but she resists him and drowns. Mr. White, watching from a balcony, walks away with the money.
Bond, feeling betrayed, learns from M
that Vesper had a French-Algerian boyfriend who was kidnapped and held
for ransom by the organization behind Le Chiffre and Mr White. Bond
learns that she agreed to deliver the ransom money (his winnings) only
if they would consent to leave Bond alive as well as her boyfriend. He
discovers White's name and number in Vesper's mobile phone. White,
arriving at a palatial estate near Lake Como, receives a phone call. A
voice on the line says, "Mr. White? We need to talk." Upon asking "Who
is this?", Mr. White is shot in the leg. As he crawls painfully towards
the villa, Bond appears, gun in hand, and responds, "The name's Bond,
James Bond."

Cast



  • Daniel Craig as James Bond:
    A British agent who, after being assigned 00-status, is sent on a
    mission to arrest a bomb maker in Madagascar, where he stumbles upon Le
    Chiffre's terrorist cell and is then sent to defeat him in a
    high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale.
  • Eva Green as Vesper Lynd: An agent for HM Treasury assigned to supervise Bond and finance his poker table exploits.
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre:
    A banker serving the world's terrorists. He is a mathematical genius
    and chess expert, and uses these skills when playing poker.
  • Judi Dench as M:
    The strict head of MI6. Though she feels she has promoted 007 too soon
    and expresses abhorrence of his rash actions, she acts as an important
    maternal figure in his life.
  • Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter:
    A quiet CIA operative participating in the poker tournament while
    assisting Bond. This is the first official Bond film in which Leiter is
    played by a black actor.[8]
  • Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis: Bond's ally in Montenegro.
  • Simon Abkarian as Alex Dimitrios: An associate of Le Chiffre, based in the Bahamas.
  • Caterina Murino as Solange Dimitrios: Dimitrios's wife, whom Bond seduces. She is killed by Le Chiffre.
  • Isaach De Bankolé as Steven Obanno: A ruthless Ugandan warlord introduced to Le Chiffre by Mr. White to account his finances.
  • Jesper Christensen as Mr. White: A mysterious liaison among the world's terrorists.
  • Ivana Miličević as Valenka: Le Chiffre's girlfriend and henchwoman.
  • Sébastien Foucan as Mollaka: A bombmaker pursued by Bond through a construction site in Madagascar.
  • Ludger Pistor as Mendel: A Swiss banker responsible for all monetary transactions during and after the poker tournament.
  • Claudio Santamaria as Carlos: A terrorist employed by Le Chiffre to blow up an aircraft.

See also: List of James Bond henchmen in Casino Royale and List of James Bond allies in Casino Royale
Two major exclusions from the film are the characters of Q and Miss Moneypenny. Their exclusion makes Casino Royale the second film in the series without Q (Live and Let Die
being the first), and the first film without Moneypenny. In October
2005, producer Michael G. Wilson stated that the characters were not in
the movie because they were not in the book, though Moneypenny was
mentioned by Bond in the novel. The decision to leave Moneypenny's
character out from the film coincided with actress Samantha Bond, who had portrayed the character in the previous four films, announcing that she would not be reprising the role.[9].

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2 Fast 2 Furious

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:36 am

2 Fast 2 Furious


Plot


Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker),
the disgraced cop from the first film, is on the run because he let
Dominic Toretto escape. He comes to Miami to start a new life. Here he
makes new friends Tej (Ludacris) an ex-street racer and well-known car
tuner Jimmy (Jin) as well as Suki (Devon Aoki)
- also a street racer. Conner is now known by his street name "The
Bullet", and competes with fellow street racers in high stakes races to
win money utilizing the skills he learned as a member of Toretto's now
disbanded team.
One night after winning a race, he is caught by US Customs agents
after his car is disabled by the (fictional) claw-like ESD (Electronic
Disruption Device) that is deployed by US Customs Agent Markham. He is
arrested and his former boss FBI Agent Bilkins makes a deal with him
saying that if he accepts to take part in a mission, his criminal
record will be wiped clean.
O'Conner and Bilkins then travel to Barstow California where
O'Conner proposes the deal to his childhood friend and ex-con Roman
Pierce (Tyrese). Together their mission involves working undercover as street racers for a drug lord - Carter Verone, with help from Monica (Eva Mendes)
an undercover U.S. customs agent who becomes Carter's love interest.
They win a highly charged "audition" race and strike a deal with
Verone, who stated, "Drive the package to the Keys and I'll personally
hand over 100Gs($100,000) at the finish line". Roman Pierce requests
that the prize be $100,000 for both himself and O'Connor.
This leads to several scuffs and car sequences throughout the movie,
along with some spectacular car races. During the course of the movie
Brian and Roman begin to realize the major trouble they are in and ask
Tej to arrange a race for "pink slips" with two of the racers from the
audition race earlier in the movie; O'Conner and Roman win Korpi's 1969
Yenko Camaro and Darden's 1970 Challenger R/T.
Later on that night Brian and Roman arrive at Verone's nightclub so
Verone can "persuade" a police detective named Whitworth into keeping
the local police away from Brian and Roman so they may transport the
money. The next morning they embark on the mission in their Mitsubishis
with Verone's money in the trunks and two of his henchmen riding along.
During the transportation of Verone's money the corrupt Detective
Whitworth calls in the army of police units he has waiting nearby.
During the chase they lead the police to a warehouse complex. The
police surround the front of the garage area so Brian and Roman's
street racer friends create a "scramble" diversion allowing Brian and
Roman to sneak away in the Camaro and Challenger continuing their
mission. As the drama unfolds, Verone tries to escape aboard his yacht
after informing Monica that he knew she was an undercover U.S. Customs
agent. While aboard the yacht he scolds her on her slip-up for
informing U.S. Customs agents about Verone's intention to flee the
country via a secluded airfield. The finale occurs with Conner's Camaro
jumping off of a nearby ramp and landing on the top of the yacht to
save Monica. At the end Carter is arrested and the duffle bags carrying
his drug money are recovered, save for an undisclosed amount having
been secretly stolen by both Brian and Roman.

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Artificial Intelligence: A.I.

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:43 am

Artificial Intelligence: A.I.


Plot


The story is set sometime in the future. Global warming has led to
an ecological disaster resulting in a drastic reduction of the human
population and rising sea levels. Cities like New York City and Venice lie in ruins. Mankind’s efforts to maintain civilization lead to the creation of android artificial intelligence.
These efforts culminate with the creation of David, an android child
(or “mecha”) programmed with the ability to love. Cybertronics, the
company that created David, wish to test their latest creation on a
loving couple wanting a child. They approach one of their employees,
Henry Swinton, with the idea.

Android Gigolo Joe (Jude Law)





Henry and Monica Swinton are a married couple whose son, Martin, is
dying of a rare illness. Hoping for a cure, the Swintons have their son
placed in a state of suspended animation
until such a cure can be found. The emotional toll of such a long,
chronic illness nearly shatters the marriage. Henry agrees to bring
David home to Monica. Although Monica is initially frightened of the
android, she eventually warms to him after activating his imprinting
protocol, which irreversibly causes David to feel love for her as a
child loves a parent.

David, holding Teddy, and Joe in Rouge City.





As he continues to live with the Swintons, David is befriended by
Teddy, a mecha toy, that takes upon itself the responsibility of
David’s well being. Martin is eventually cured of his illness and is
brought home. The two are expected to live together like brothers. A sibling rivalry
builds between the two, however. Martin’s jealousy prompts him to
manipulate David into more and more irrational behavior but Martin’s
scheming backfires when he and his friends activate David’s
self-protection programming at a pool party. Thinking himself in
danger, David grabs hold of Martin, begging him to "keep me safe."
David falls into the pool, taking Martin with him, and sinks to the
bottom. Martin is saved from drowning but David’s actions prove too
much for Henry; he wants David returned to the manufacturer.
Fearing that David will be destroyed, Monica instead releases both
David and Teddy into the forest to live as unregistered mechas, warning
David to avoid the “flesh fairs,” events where mechas are destroyed
before cheering crowds by anti-mecha groups. David is soon captured and
nearly destroyed at such a flesh fair and narrowly escapes with the
help of Gigolo Joe, a prostitute
mecha, who is on the run after being framed for the murder of one of
his clients. The two become friends and set out to find the Blue Fairy,
who David remembers from the fairy tale "Pinocchio" as a being who has
the power to turn him into a real boy. If he becomes a real boy, he
imagines, Monica will love him and take him back. Joe and David make
their way to the decadent metropolis known as Rouge City, a somewhat
futuristic Las Vegas, in search of the knowledge that will lead them to the Blue Fairy, whom David believes can solve their troubles.

New York City now in ruins and submerged after the effects of Global Warming.





An oracular computer personality called Dr. Know
eventually leads David, with Joe in tow on the run from the
authorities, to his manufacturers' laboratory at the top of a building
at the Rockefeller Center
in the flooded ruins of Manhattan. He is greeted by his human creator,
Professor Hobby, who is unsurprised to see him there. His creator
excitedly tells David that his arrival at the planned destination
demonstrates the true, 'realistic' nature of David's
(artificially-created) emotions, because he was driven by his love for
his mother and desperation to be with her. To Hobby, this proves that
David is a success as a robot model and the line of David replicates
will be fit for the general market. Disheartened, David leaves and
falls from the office into the ocean, possibly trying to commit suicide.

New York City 2,000 years later.





David falls to the streets of submerged Manhattan and sees what he
believes to be the Blue Fairy, but is suddenly rescued by Gigolo Joe.
At the surface, Gigolo Joe is taken by the authorities, leaving David
and Teddy to find the Blue Fairy in the ruins of Coney Island.
While there in the submersible, David finally encounters the Blue
Fairy, a statue from one of the rides at the park. Naïvely believing it
to be the real Blue Fairy, he makes his wish to be turned into a real
boy. He waits for the wish to come true, repeating it into infinity,
with Teddy by his side and is ultimately trapped underwater when the
park's ferris wheel falls on his vehicle.

David meets a holographic version of the Coney Island Blue Fairy (voiced by Meryl Streep).





2,000 years later, Manhattan has become buried under several hundred feet of glacial ice and snow, and humans are extinct. Mechas continue to exist but have evolved into an almost alien form. The future mechas, in the process of excavating New York City from the ice, find David and Teddy buried in the ice and revive them. David wakes up and walks to the frozen statue of the Blue Fairy,
which cracks and collapses as David touches it. With a simple touch of
David’s forehead, the mechas learn his precise memories of his time and
David is revered.
Using David’s memories, the mechas reconstruct the Swinton household
and are able to resurrect Monica using strands of DNA from her hair
(faithfully saved by Teddy). The mechas point out that the resurrection
process is flawed; the person, once resurrected, will live for only one
day and the process cannot ever be duplicated.
David finds Monica asleep in her bed. She awakes with a smile, happy
to see him. David spends one day alone with Monica, painting, playing,
and basking in her love. The film ends as Monica, now tired, tells
David that she always loved him. The story ends as she drifts to sleep
for the final time, David and Teddy beside her.



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All the King's Men

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:44 am

All the King's Men


Cast


ActorRole
Sean PennWillie Stark (based on Huey Long)
Jude LawJack Burden
Kate WinsletAnne Stanton
Anthony HopkinsJudge Irwin
James GandolfiniTiny Duffy
Patricia ClarksonSadie Burke
Mark RuffaloAdam Stanton
Kathy BakerMrs. Burden
Travis ChampagneTom Stark
Jackie Earle HaleyRoderick "Sugar Boy" Ellis
Connor FuxTennis Boy
Montgomery JohnAdam Stanton, Age 11

Reviews



James Carville, executive producer





The film was a commercial failure, despite its strong cast,
direction, and production team. Few critics endorsed it, despite
garnering strong Oscar buzz before its initial opening.[2]
Entertainment Weekly on its August 18, 2006 volume included All the King's Men
on its Oscar Preview and said it was most likely to win an Oscar and
the only reason for it not to win an Oscar is that the opening will be
delayed again. (the film was originally to be opened in 2005)
Richard Schickel (Time Magazine) liked the movie, arguing that "it's much more faithful to the tone of the novel" than the original.[3]
Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)
praised the film's "undeniable moral seriousness" and the actors'
"exceptional ensemble work." He argued that Zaillian's script and
direction "expertly extracted the core of this greatest of American
political novels, a work that is both of its time and outside it." [4]
A.O. Scott (NY Times)
expresses disappointment with the film: "Nothing in the picture works.
It is both overwrought and tedious, its complicated narrative bogging
down in lyrical voiceover, long flashbacks and endless expository
conversations between people speaking radically incompatible accents."[5]
Michael Medved gave All the King's Men
two stars (out of four) calling it "..depressing and disappointing..",
a "..stodgy melodrama.." and a "..pointless, pretentious, plodding
period-piece."[6]
Recently, the film was featured in Nathan Rabin's ongoing blog feature for The Onion's A.V. Club, "My Year of Flops". Of three categories (failure, fiasco, or secret success), he labeled All the King's Men
as a failure and said of the film: "Zaillian’s dud manages the
formidable feat of being at once histrionic and agonizingly dull,
hysterically over-the-top yet strangely lifeless." [7]
Steven Zaillian
was clearly stunned by the critical and box-office failure of this
film, which opened with only $3.8 million and barely made $7.2 million
at the end of its run in US theaters. The weekend's other new wide
release, Jackass Number Two, made $28.1 million.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Zaillian said that it was "like getting hit by a truck. ... I don't know what to make of it." [8]

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Breaking and Entering

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:46 am

Breaking and Entering



Plot


Will Francis (Jude Law) is a young landscape architect living a
cold, routine-based life with his girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn)
and her behaviourally challenged
daughter Bea in London. After his state-of-the-art offices in the Kings
Cross area are repeatedly burgled, he stakes out the building hoping to
catch the culprit. Spotting a teenage traceur
(Rafi Gavron) attempting to break in, Will attempts to follow him. This
pursuit leads Will to the mysterious Amira (Juliette Binoche), a
seamstress with whom he becomes emotionally entangled, causing him to
re-evaluate his life. Conflict arises when the police close in on the
burglars, and Will must make a crucial choice which will affect the
lives of everyone around him.

Tagline



  • Love is no ordinary crime.


Cast



Primary cast



  • Jude Law ... Will Francis
  • Juliette Binoche .... Amira
  • Robin Wright Penn .... Liv


Supporting Cast



  • Martin Freeman .... Sandy
  • Ray Winstone .... Bruno Fella
  • Vera Farmiga .... Oana
  • Rafi Gavron .... Miro
  • Poppy Rogers .... Bea
  • Juliet Stevenson .... Rosemary
  • Branka Katic .... Tanya
  • Velibor Topic .... Vlado

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The Holiday

Post by bellabonk on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:47 am

The Holiday



Plot


After three years of an on-again off-again relationship, Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) is still in love with Jasper Bloom (Rufus Sewell), her co-worker at The Daily Telegraph,
despite his infidelity and exploitation of her feelings. However,
during her company's Christmas party, Jasper announces that he is now
engaged to Sarah Smith-Alcott, the woman with whom he cheated on Iris,
and she is crushed.
Meanwhile, Amanda Woods, (Cameron Diaz)
in Los Angeles, has just recently found out that her boyfriend, Ethan,
has been sleeping with his 24-year-old receptionist. She dumps him, but
reveals that she is unable to cry. On a whim, Amanda decides to take a
break from her hectic job and love life and rent a house somewhere far
away. While surfing the net, she finds Iris in Surrey, who just happens to be in the same situation as her. Rather than rent the house, Iris says that she's willing to do a home exchange, to which Amanda agrees.
Amanda finds herself extremely bored in rural Surrey, but Iris is
pleasantly surprised at the sheer size and luxury of Amanda's house.
Amanda decides to pack up and take a noon flight home the next day. But
that evening she meets Graham (Jude Law),
Iris's older brother, who had come to Iris's house to sleep off his
drunkenness. They each take a liking to each other and decide to have a
one-night stand,
given the fact that they will probably never see each other again. The
next morning, Amanda tells Graham her plans to leave. He is clearly
disappointed, but invites her to dinner with his friends if she changes
her mind. At the airport, Amanda considers the opportunity she could be
missing with Graham. Later that night, Graham walks into the pub,
and eventually sees Amanda. The two continue to build a relationship
over the coming days despite her worries about phone calls he gets from
people named Sophie and Olivia.
Meanwhile, Iris meets Amanda's neighbors, including an old man named Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallach)
who wrote scripts for a score of classic A-list movies. They start a
friendship, and Iris notices a letter in Arthur's mail imploring him to
appear at the Writers Guild
Festival for an evening honoring his work. Arthur merely throws out the
letter and Iris, aghast, is told that he declined every time they sent
him a request fearing he'd be seen as a crippled, old man in front of
the few people who remembered him, duly from shame. Iris helps Arthur
get in shape to attend the ceremony without his walker. While she helps
Arthur, she also becomes friends with Miles (Jack Black), who is involved with an actress named Maggie (Shannyn Sossamon).
While spending time with each other, Miles spots Maggie cheating on him
with another man. She breaks up with him, and Miles finds consolation
in his relationship with Iris. To get the dilemma off their minds, Iris
collaborates with Miles, who composes some music for Arthur's opening
entrance.
Amanda and Graham continued their relationship despite Amanda's
doubts about her abilities to have a successful relationship. One
night, Amanda decides to surprise Graham at his home and discovers with
a knock on the door that Sophie and Olivia were actually his daughters.
She also discovers that Graham has another secret - he is a widower. He
says that he's sorry that he never told her, and that she probably
doesn't want to stay with him anymore. On the contrary, she is
delighted at his children's polite personalities. As they sleep
together on their last night together, Graham confesses that he loves
Amanda. She tells him that she did not expect to hear that, and he
feels foolish for exposing his unrequited feelings.
Jasper visits Iris in L.A. on the day of Arthur's ceremony, telling
her he doesn't want to lose her, despite his impending marriage. Iris,
however, clearly decides that she feels like a fallback
who is being used. She tells Jasper coldly that she is finally over him
and kicks him out. Miles, in the mean time, meets with Maggie, who
apologizes and pleads for another chance. Miles declines. Iris escorts
Arthur to the Writers Guild Convention (where Miles joins her) and
listen to his speech in a theater packed with admirers. Liberated from
their emotional ties, Miles asks her out for New Year's Eve. When Iris
says she'll be in England, he decides he'd like to visit so that they
can continue their relationship. She agrees and they seal it with a
kiss. On the day that Amanda is to return to the U.S., she and Graham
have one last kiss, and she leaves. In the taxi on the way to the
airport, Amanda finds herself crying, something she hasn't done since
she was 15 years old. She gets out of the taxi and runs back a long
distance to Iris's house. When she gets there, she finds Graham who had
been crying himself. She says "You know, I was just thinking. What
would be the point in leaving before New Year's Eve?" They hug and stay
together. The movie closes with Iris, Miles, Amanda, Graham, and
Graham's children all happily celebrating New Year's together in
England.

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