Lesbian Vampire Killers

  • Directors: Phil Claydon
  • Producers: Steve Clark Hall
  • Writers: Paul Hupfield, Stewart Williams
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: James Corden, Mathew Horne, Paul McGann, Emer Kenny, Lucy Gaskell, Louise Dylan, Ashley Mulheron, Vera Filatova, Silvia Colloca, MyAnna Buring

The Lesbian Vampire Killers plot revolves around two down-on-their-luck slackers, Fletch and Jimmy — played by Corden and Horne — who decide to temporarily escape their woes and go on holiday to a remote village, only to find that all of its women have been enslaved by lesbian vampires due to an ancient curse. Things go further awry when they hook-up with a bus-load of attractive foreign female history students and run in to the local vicar (played by Paul McGann), who seems to think that Jimmy (Horne) is the long lost descendant of a local vampire slayer.

It is set in Norfolk, but was filmed outside London on location at Luton Hoo and in Three Mills film studios in Bromley-by-Bow.

The film is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the classic Hammer Horror films and was originally slated to be the first “new” Hammer film. This, however, did not come to pass and it was ultimately Alliance and Momentum Pictures along with AV Films who finally greenlit the project.

National Velvet

  • Directors: Clarence Brown
  • Producers: Pandro S Berman
  • Writers: Helen Deutsch, Enid Bagnold
  • Genres: Drama, Family, Sport
  • Actors: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Reginald Owen, Terry Kilburn

National Velvet is the story of a twelve-year girl, Velvet Brown, living in Sewels in Sussex, England, who saves a horse from the knacker’s yard and trains it for the Grand National steeplechase, aided by her father’s hired hand, a young drifter, Mi Taylor. The fictional horse which Velvet Brown trained and rode in the National is called “The Pie”. However, when she discovers that the Latvian jockey hired to ride the Pie doesn’t believe he can win, she disguises herself as a male jockey and rides the horse to victory herself.

Imagine That

  • Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick
  • Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ed Solomon
  • Writers: Ed Solomon, Chris Matheson
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Martin Sheen

A financial executive (Murphy) who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.[1]

Lady in the Lake

  • Directors: Robert Montgomery
  • Producers: George Haight
  • Writers: Story, Raymond Chandler, Screenplay, Steve Fisher
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
  • Actors: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows

The story is set on Christmas Eve. Hard-boiled private detective Philip Marlowe (Montgomery) is asked by a publishing executive, Adrienne Fromsett (Totter), to locate the wife of her boss, publisher Derace Kingsby (Ames). One month earlier she had sent her husband a telegram saying she was heading to Mexico to marry a man named Chris Lavery.

However Kingsby had recently seen Lavery in the neighboring Bay City, and Lavery seemed unaware of the trip to Mexico. Marlowe pursues his investigation at the Kingsby’s lakeside cottage, where Mrs. Kingsby was last seen. There, he finds Lavery shot dead, and he then becomes involved in a complex web of intrigue.

Battleground

  • Directors: William Wellman
  • Producers: Dore Schary, Robert Pirosh
  • Writers: Robert Pirosh
  • Genres: Action, War, Drama
  • Actors: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

In mid-December 1944, at a rear area camp in France, Jim Layton (Marshall Thompson) and his buddy Hooper (Scotty Beckett), replacement soldiers fresh from the United States, are assigned to separate companies in a battalion of glider infantry in the 101st Airborne Infantry Division. Watching his new platoon drill, and star-struck to be a part of the famous elite outfit, he brushes off his friend’s suggestion to see a movie together. Layton joins his squad just as they are anticipating going on a 3-day pass to Paris after a long campaign in Holland. Holley (Van Johnson) returns from recuperation after being wounded and Layton discovers that as the new man, he is ignored and unwanted.

Instead of going on leave, the squad is rudely awakened early the next morning and trucked back to the front, where the German army has made a surprise break-through by assaulting through the Ardennes. They stop that night in the town of Bastogne, unsure of where they are or what the situation consists of, but happy to be out of the cold. The platoon is put up for the night in the apartment of a local young woman, Denise (Denise Darcel), with whom Holley hopes to fraternize. Their comfort is brief. The next morning, led by Platoon Sgt. Kinnie (James Whitmore), they march to the outskirts and are ordered to dig in. Just as their positions are nearly prepared, they are moved abruptly to a new location and begin digging again.

The closing theme music matches the tempo and tune of the cadence.

9

  • Directors: Shane Acker
  • Producers: Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, Jim Lemley
  • Writers: Shane Acker, Pamela Pettler, Ben Gluck
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
  • Actors: Elijah Wood, John C Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau

9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive.

The conflicted but resilient group includes 1 (Plummer), a domineering war veteran; 2 (Landau), an aged inventor; 5 (Reilly), a stalwart mechanic; 6 (Glover), a visionary and artist; and 7 (Connelly), a brave warrior.[4][5] The trailer also depicts 3 and 4 as identical, hooded rag dolls whose numbers are on their front, and 8 as a hulking warrior, whose number is marked on his right shoulder unlike the others, who bear their numbers on their backs.

Daddy Long Legs

  • Directors: Marshall Neilan
  • Producers: Mary Pickford
  • Writers: Jean Webster, Agnes Christine Johnston
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
  • Actors: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Mahlon Hamilton

A police officer finds a baby in a trash can, and Mrs. Lippett, the cruel matron at an orphanage where children are made to work, names her “Jerusha Abbott” (she picks “Abbot” out of a phone book and gets “Jerusha” from a tombstone). The orphan, who comes to be called Judy, does what she can to stand up for the younger children, frequently clashing with both Mrs. Lippett and the cold hearted trustees. At one point she leads a rebellion against being served prunes with every meal and at another, steals a doll from a selfish rich girl to lend to a dying orphan.

Years later, wealthy Jervis Pendleton, a mysterious benefactor, pays to send Judy, now the oldest and most talented child in the orphanage, to college. He insists, however, that Judy must never try to contact him in person. Judy calls him “Daddy-Long-Legs,” and writes to him, however. Judy proves popular with her wealthier and more “aristocratic” classmates, and writes a successful book to repay “Daddy-Long-Legs” the money he spent on her. She is generally happy but misses not having any real family members to take pride in her accomplishments. Judy also finds herself caught up in a romantic triangle with the older brother of a classmate and an older man (who is, unknown to her, her mysterious benefactor). She eventually chooses the older suitor and is delighted to learn that he is her “Daddy-Long-Legs.”

Outbreak

  • Directors: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Producers: Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson, Wolfgang Peterson, Gail Katz
  • Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr, Patrick Dempsey, With Donald Sutherland, And Kevin Spacey

The Motaba virus is discovered in a mercenary camp in Africa in 1967 and kept top secret. Two soldiers order the camp bombed to cover up the discovery of the virus.

Thirty years later, the virus resurfaces in Africa. Col. Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), a USAMRIID virologist is sent to investigate the Motaba case. He and his crew gain information about the virus and return to the United States where he asks his superior, General Ford (Morgan Freeman), to put out an alert for the virus. Ford, who knows the virus is not new, tells Daniels that it is unlikely to show up. Neither of them know that one of the host animals, a White-fronted Capuchin Monkey, has been illegally brought to the U.S. to be sold as a pet. Jimbo Scott (Patrick Dempsey) takes the monkey to Cedar Creek, California. On the trip, the monkey infects Jimbo with the virus.

Once Jimbo arrives at the pet store the owner tells him he got the wrong gender, but only after the monkey has infected him. Jimbo releases the monkey into the woods. Jimbo starts to show signs of infection on his plane trip to Boston, where he gets off the plane and kisses his girlfriend, infecting her. They are both hospitalized and Daniels’ ex-wife, Robby (Rene Russo), investigates the infection. Jimbo, his girlfriend and the pet store owner die from the virus. Robby investigates and concludes that everybody in Boston checked out all right.

On the way back they are confronted by McClintock (who also came by helicopter to prevent them from returning to Cedar Creek). Daniels has Salt fire a missile into the trees to trick McClintock with a decoy helicopter crash. Returning to Cedar Creek, Salt mixes the monkey’s antibodies with the E-1101 to create an anti-serum, in time to save Robby but not Casey. Daniels discovers Operation Clean Sweep is in progress; he and Salt take it upon themselves to fly in the way of the bomber to stop it. With support from Ford, Daniels is able stay in the way of the plane long enough to convince the pilot and his bombardier that information was withheld from them. The bombardier detonates the bomb over water instead of the town. Ford, having had enough of McClintock’s agenda, relieves him of command and places him under arrest for withholding information from the President. McClintock promises to take Ford down with him. Daniels makes up with his wife, and the remaining residents of the town are successfully cured.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Directors: Steve Barron
  • Producers: Simon Fields, Kim Dawson, David Chan, Co Producer, Graham Cottle, Executive Producer, Raymond Chow
  • Writers: Comic Book, Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Story, Bobby Herbeck, Screenplay, Todd W Langen, Bobby Herbeck
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas

The film begins April O’Neil, an investigative reporter at Channel 3 Eyewitness News, is researching a story on a recent, immense crime wave in New York City. She is later rescued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a group of street thieves. As the Turtles are celebrating their victory, an ex-hockey player called Casey Jones, having become a vigilante so as to combat the crime wave, is shown beating two thieves with his sports equipment and arguing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael over the proper way to punish criminals. The crime wave is traced by April to the Foot Clan; when she makes them uncomfortable, the Foot Ninjas attack her and knock her unconscious, whereupon Raphael rescues her – not noticing that one Foot soldier follows him through the sewer system.

As the Turtles escort April back to her apartment, where they remain for some hours, the Foot raid the Turtles’ lair and kidnap Splinter. They carry him back to their headquarters, where their master Shredder is forming an army of corrupted, ninja-trained teenagers to build himself an empire of crime. One of those teenagers is Danny Pennington, the son of April’s boss; having seen the Turtles at her apartment, he tells Shredder where to find them. The Foot therefore launch a surprise attack on April’s apartment. Caught off-guard and outnumbered, April, the Turtles, and Casey (who had intervened when he saw Raphael in danger) are forced to escape to April’s childhood home in a rural farmstead. Raphael is rendered unconscious during the battle and does not wake from his coma for several days, during which his brothers and their friends use diverse methods to recover from their losses.

The trainees of the Foot Clan confess all of their involvement to the New York Police Department, while April asks Casey for a kiss, which he gives wholeheartedly. The film concludes with Partners In Kryme’s track “Turtle Power” and the Turtles celebrating their victory over the Foot Clan. Splinter, to summarize their emotions, contributes the word “Cowabunga” (a favorite slogan in later films), to which he proclaims “I made a funny! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!”.

Milk

  • Directors: Gus Van Sant
  • Producers: Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen, Michael London
  • Writers: Dustin Lance Black
  • Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber

Milk opens with archival footage of police raiding gay bars and arresting patrons during the 1950s and 1960s, followed by Dianne Feinstein’s November 27, 1978, announcement to the press that Milk and Moscone have been assassinated. Milk is seen recording his will throughout the film, nine days (November 18, 1978) before the assassinations. The film then flashes back to New York City in 1970, the eve of Milk’s 40th birthday and his first meeting with his much younger lover, Scott Smith.

Unsatisfied with his life and in need of a change, Milk and Smith decide to move to San Francisco in the hope of finding larger acceptance of their relationship. They open Castro Camera in the heart of Eureka Valley, a working class neighborhood in the process of evolving into a predominantly gay neighborhood known as The Castro. Frustrated by the opposition they encounter in the once Irish-Catholic neighborhood, Milk utilizes his background as a businessman to become a gay activist, eventually becoming a mentor for Cleve Jones. Early on, Smith serves as Milk’s campaign manager, but his frustration grows with Milk’s devotion to politics, and he leaves him. Milk later meets Jack Lira, a sweet-natured but unbalanced young man. As with Smith, Lira cannot tolerate Milk’s devotion to political activism, and eventually hangs himself.

The last scene is an aerial shot of the candlelight vigil held by thousands for Milk and Moscone throughout the streets of the city. Pictures of the actual people depicted in the film, and brief summaries of their lives follow. This includes a note that Dan White’s lawyers used the infamous Twinkie defense to get White’s conviction reduced to voluntary manslaughter.