A Christmas Story

  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Producers: Bob Clark, Gary Goth
  • Writers: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

The movie takes place in the fictional northwest Indiana town of Hohman (based on real-life Hammond, Indiana). 9-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.”

Between run-ins with his younger brother Randy (Ian Petrella) and having to handle school bully Scut Farkus (Zack Ward), Ralphie does not know how he will ever survive long enough to get the BB gun for Christmas.

The plot revolves around Ralphie’s overcoming a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to his owning the precious Red Ryder BB gun: the fear that he will shoot his eye out. In each of the film’s three acts, Ralphie makes his case to another individual; each time he is met by the same retort. When Ralphie asks his mother (Melinda Dillon) for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out.” Next, when Ralphie writes a theme about the BB gun for Mrs. Shields (Tedde Moore), his teacher at Harding Elementary School, Ralphie gets a C+, and Mrs. Shields writes “P.S. You’ll shoot your eye out” on it. Finally, Ralphie asks an obnoxious department store Santa Claus (Jeff Gillen) for a Red Ryder BB gun, and Santa responds, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid. Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho!”, before pushing Ralphie down a long slide with his boot.

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Flushed Away

  • Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell
  • Producers:
  • Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy, Jean Reno, Shane Ritchie, John Motson

Roddy St. James is a decidedly upper crust pet rat who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat. When a common sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides to stay, especially as England are playing Germany in the FIFA World Cup final, Roddy schemes to get rid of Sid by luring him into the “jacuzzi”, which is actually the toilet bowl. Sid may be an ignorant slob, but being a sewer rat, he knows his plumbing. He plays along and instead pushes Roddy in and flushes him away into the sewer.

There, Roddy meets Rita Malone, an enterprising scavenger rat who works the drains in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Rita does not like Roddy initially, but ends up taking him along as The Toad sends his henchmen, Spike and Whitey, after her because she had stolen back her father’s prized jewel a long time ago. The Toad despises all rodents to the point of hateful obsession, blaming rats for his fall from grace (he was once Prince Charles’ pet). He decides to have them frozen with liquid nitrogen. However, The Toad’s plan fails. Worse, during their escape, Rita takes a unique electrical cable. The cable is required to control the Floodgates. The Toad’s evil plan is to open the gates during halftime of the World Cup, drowning the rats and their underground city in sewage. He can then use the depopulated city as a home for millions of his own tadpole offspring.

Rita and Roddy build the Jammy Dodger Mark Two and set off in her with Rita’s entire brood. A newspaper article reveals England had lost on penalties. Later while the credits start, Roddy’s former owner comes back with a new pet (a cat), which frightens Sid.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Producers: Pam Marsden
  • Writers: Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett, Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Genres: Animation, Family
  • Actors: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Tracy Morgan, Andy Samberg, Mr T

A scientist trying to solve world hunger by converting water into food encounters a problem of global proportions, as food begins to fall from the sky.

Ice Age The Meltdown

  • Directors: Carlos Saldanha
  • Producers: Lori Forte
  • Writers: Jon Vitti
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Will Arnett, Debi Derryberry

In the opening scene, Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel climbs a glacier but accidentally opens a hole in it. The world of ice is slowly melting. The creatures of the Ice Age are all shown enjoying themselves on slides and pools made by the melting ice; among them the three protagonists of the first film: Manfred, Sid, and Diego. Sid opens a day camp, where none of the younger creatures take him seriously, nor do Manfred and Diego, which leaves Sid seeking a daring deed. Fast Tony , a local con artist is claiming that the earth will flood and that the bark and reeds which he sells are needed to stay alive. Manfred dismisses the idea, but is distracted when he sees that Sid will try to high dive from a giant waterfall; as Manfred goes with Diego to the top of the waterfall to save Sid from his act of daredevilry, they see that the pleasant weather caused the ice of the valley to melt, and it is kept from destroying the valley only by the glaciers, which have formed a dam. As the animals begin their journey, Sid sings three songs to tease Manny about Mammoths being “extinct”. A turkey vulture tells the animals that a giant tree can act as a boat and save them; all soon set out to find it. During the time that the masses of animals escape, a glacier which contains two sea reptiles from the Mesozoic era, (Cretaceous and Maelstrom), breaks off.

When the flood comes, Manfred saves Ellie from drowning as she is caught in some rocks, while Diego overcomes his fear of water to save Sid. Cretaceous and Maelstrom arrive, but due to Manfred’s quick thinking, they are finished off by a rock which falls on them, killing them both. The other animals are at the mercy of the water currents. Meanwhile Scrat climbs up the glacier and at the top sticks the acorn he has into the ice. This forms a crack in the glacier, which widens into a fissure, diverting the flood and saving the animals. Scrat is then washed away. In the final scene, a herd of mammoths shows up, but Manny and Ellie decide to remain together anyway, taking Sid, Diego, and the opossum brothers along. The epilogue shows Scrat having a near death experience after falling into the fissure. He enters a heaven full of acorns. Suddenly, he finds himself torn away. He unhappily wakes up, having been resuscitated by Sid.

The Last Airbender

  • Directors: M Night Shyamalan
  • Producers: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer, Scott Aversano, M Night Shyamalan
  • Writers: Screenplay, M Night Shyamalan, Original Story, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
  • Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel

The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer), is the “Last Airbender” — the Avatar, who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Son of Rambow

  • Directors: Garth Jennings
  • Producers: Nick Goldsmith
  • Writers: Garth Jennings
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Actors: Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Neil Dudgeon, Adam Godley

Will (Bill Milner) is quiet and shy, and comes from a family that belongs to the strict Plymouth Brethren religious sect. Will is forbidden to watch films or television and is made to leave his classroom when the teacher puts on a documentary. In the corridor he meets Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the worst-behaved boy in school, thrown out of another class for bad behaviour. They accidentally break a fish bowl in the corridor; Lee volunteers to take the blame, pretending that the punishment is torture, in exchange for Will’s watch, which belonged to his dead father. Moreover Lee demands that Will performs the stunts in a film Lee is making with his bullying older brother Lawrence’s (Ed Westwick) home video equipment, which he uses in his video pirating enterprise. He intends to enter the Screen Test Young Film-Makers’ Competition.

Will accepts; after seeing the film Rambo: First Blood he becomes very enthusiastic, and plays several dangerous action scenes. The two become best friends, but Will has to keep it secret from his family.

French exchange students arrive, of whom the suave Didier Revol (Jules Sitruk) becomes very popular. He asks Will if he and his acolytes can play in the film, and Will agrees. Lee does not like this, as he is no longer in control, and finally quits after a fight with Will during filming of the last sequence, which takes place at a disused power station. After Will becomes trapped when part of the unstable structure collapses, Lee returns to ostensibly rescue his friend but has actually come to collect his brother’s camera. He too gets hurt, and has to go to hospital. Lawrence visits him, but is angry about the fact that the camera is broken.

When Lawrence looks at Lee’s footage he is impressed. With Will’s help, he adds a part in which he acts himself — including a message for his brother. When Lee leaves hospital, as a surprise he is brought to a cinema, where his film is shown before the main feature and the two boys reunite.

Hannah Montana The Movie

  • Directors: Peter Chelsom 1
  • Producers: David Blocker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Steven Peterman, Michael Poryes
  • Writers: Dan Berendsen 1
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Music
  • Actors: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus, Moises Arias

Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) has become overwhelmed with her alter-ego’s Hannah Montana’s popularity. After having a catfight over a pair of shoes with Tyra Banks, missing saying goodbye to her brother because she was shopping, and coming late to Lilly’s sweet sixteen as Hannah, her father, Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) tricks Miley into going back to her hometown, Crowley Corners, Tennessee, to reflect on the things that really matter in her life. When the dismayed Miley asks if her career as Hannah Montana is over, Robby says to ask again in two weeks’ time.

While in Crowley Corners, Miley spends time with her best friend Lilly (Emily Osment) but has a rough time adjusting to farm life. At Lilly’s birthday party, Miley is forced to attend as her alter-ego Hannah Montana, and performs the song “Let’s Get Crazy”, accompanied by Steve Rushton on the guitar.[12][13] This goes badly because people direct their attention at Hannah instead of Lilly.

In her hometown, Miley develops a deep connection with a childhood friend Travis Brody (Lucas Till). Robby also has a love interest, Lorelei, played by Melora Hardin. Trouble arises when a reporter named Oswald plans to find out Hannah’s secret identity and expose her. Miley starts to realize that she loves her life in Tennessee and questions whether she really does want to choose between two lives.

WALL E

  • Directors: Andrew Stanton
  • Producers: Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, John Lasseter
  • Writers: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver

In the late 21st century, Earth was governed by the Buy n Large corporation (BnL), enabling mass consumerism and covering the planet in trash by the turn of the century. In an attempt to resolve the situation, Earth’s population was sent on fully automated luxury BnL spaceliners to spend five years on a cruise in space while an army of trash compactor robots named WALL-E were left behind to clean the planet. This plan failed, however, when in 2110 the planet was deemed too toxic to ever support life again, forcing humanity to remain in space indefinitely. Some seven hundred years later, only one WALL-E unit still functions, having survived by salvaging parts for himself from his defunct brethren. This unit has developed sentience and a sense of emotion, particularly curiosity, as shown by his quirky habits, from collecting interesting items in the garbage, to domesticating a lone cockroach, to watching the film Hello, Dolly! and playing its show tunes.

One day, a spaceship lands and deploys an advanced, feminine probe robot named EVE, with whom WALL-E falls in love with first sight. EVE, on the other hand, does not think much of WALL-E at first, concerned only with fulfilling her directive of scanning for signs of plant life. When WALL-E musters the courage to introduce himself, though, EVE warms up to WALL-E and befriends him. WALL-E brings EVE to his truck for shelter during a dust storm and shows her his knickknack collection. When WALL-E shows EVE a seedling plant he found earlier, EVE stores it inside herself and deactivates. WALL-E goes to great lengths to take care of her motionless body (and even takes her out on a date) in the fruitless hope she will awaken. When her ship returns to collect her, WALL-E desperately clings to the hull of the ship as it returns to the Axiom, flagship of the human starliners.

Escaping from the garbage depot, WALL-E and EVE recruit various malfunctioning robots to aid them as they make their way to the holo-detector. The Captain, meanwhile, confronts Auto and activates the holo-detector. When Auto tries to close it, WALL-E jams his body inside to keep it open, which ultimately crushes him. Summoning the strength to stand unaided, the Captain deactivates Auto, allowing EVE to place the plant in the holo-detector and release the dying WALL-E. The Axiom makes its hyperjump to Earth and lands, whereupon EVE repairs and revives WALL-E with his spare parts. Unfortunately, his memory and personality appear to have been erased, reverting him to his original programming as an unfeeling trash compactor. Heartbroken, EVE takes WALL-E’s hand and gives him a farewell electric spark “kiss” which unexpectedly restores his memory. WALL-E and EVE happily reunite as the humans and robots place the plant in the ground, and begin working together to restore their home world.

Toy Story

  • Directors: John Lasseter, Supervising Technical Director, William Reeves
  • Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Ralph Guggenheim, Executive Producer, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs
  • Writers: Story, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Screenplay, Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen amp Alec Sokolow
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten

Old-fashioned cowboy doll Woody is coordinating a reconnaissance mission around his owner Andy’s birthday party in the days before Andy’s family move to their new house. To Woody’s dismay, Andy receives a new action figure in the form of space ranger Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features soon see Buzz replacing Woody as Andy’s favorite toy. Woody, the former de facto leader of Andy’s toys, is disappointed and resentful at his replacement. Meanwhile, Buzz does not understand that he is a toy, and believes himself to be an actual space ranger, seeing Woody as an interference in his ‘mission’.

Later, Woody wants to replace Buzz on a family outing. He intends to trap Buzz in a gap behind Andy’s desk, but the plan goes disastrously wrong and Buzz is knocked out the window. The other toys accuse Woody of attempting to murder Buzz out of jealousy, but are unable to punish him before Andy leaves the house with Woody for an outing at the space-themed Pizza Planet restaurant. Buzz sees Andy getting into his mother’s car with Woody and manages to climb aboard, and while Woody ponders how he can return to Andy’s room alone, Buzz confronts Woody while Andy’s mother refuels the car. The two end up fighting and accidentally land outside the car, which drives off and leaves the two stranded.

Climbing onto the removalist’s van, they attract the attention of Scud. Buzz sacrifices himself to save Woody by tackling the dog. Woody attempts to rescue Buzz with Andy’s radio-controlled car. The other toys in the moving van mistakenly believe Woody is attempting to get rid of another toy, and toss Woody onto the road with Buzz. With the toy car’s batteries depleted, Woody then realizes that he can ignite Buzz’s rocket, and all three toys make their way back to Andy safely, but not before the other toys realize their error. At Christmas, a reconciled Buzz and Woody stage another reconnaissance mission to prepare for the new toy arrivals. Both are surprised to see Andy’s biggest gift—a puppy.

The Incredibles

  • Directors: Brad Bird, Supervising technical director, Bill Wise
  • Producers: John Walker, Executive producer, John Lasseter, Assistant producer, Katherine Sarafian, Associate producer, Kori Rae
  • Writers: Brad Bird
  • Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Brad Bird

Superheroes, or “supers” as they are often referred to, were at one time much valued. One of the best known superheroes is Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson). There was even some interviews with him, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson).

On the night of his wedding, Mr. Incredible had to foil a suicide attempt by a bank president while Bomb Voyage (Dominique Lewis) tries to rob his bank. Interference at the bank by Mr. Incredible’s number one fan Buddy Pine (Jason Lee) wanting to become his ward “IncrediBoy” results in damage to train tracks which force Mr. Incredible to stop the train. Mr. Incredible, in his civilian identity of Bob Parr, finally meets with Lucius Best (Frozone) at the church and is officially wed to Elastigirl.

The man saved from his suicide attempt by Mr. Incredible sues him for injuring him. Soon, injuries and other incidents suffered by civilians make superheroes unpopular with the public. This prompts a government-sponsored law to conceal them. Fifteen years later, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl have settled into a suburban lifestyle near the city of Metroville, under their civilian names. Their older children Dash (Spencer Fox) and Violet (Sarah Vowell) have also inherited superhuman powers — the hot-headed Dash obtains the ability of super-speed and the shy and timid older Violet has the ability to create forcefields and make herself invisible; but their infant Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews) has no visible powers. Bob finds his job at an insurance agency boring and tedious, and often yearns for his former life and secretly goes at night with his best friend Lucius Best (Frozone) to find and stop crime. One such night ends in total disaster – although they save the tenants of a burning building, Bob and Lucius have to flee the police after they accidentally break into the jewellery store next door. When Helen finds out what happened after Bob gets home (very late), they only just avoid having an argument in front of the kids.

The Parrs arrive in Metroville as the Omnidroid rampages through the city, as, using its ability to learn and cope with opponents, it had separated Syndrome from his remote control over it. Assisted by Frozone, they seize the remote control and take advantage of its design to destroy the Omnidroid. They then return home, but find that Syndrome, having discovered the Parrs’ identity, is attempting to kidnap Jack-Jack and make him his sidekick. As Syndrome flies to his waiting jet, Jack-Jack’s innate superhuman power manifests itself as the ability to shapeshift into a number of difficult-to-handle forms, the last being a devilish being, causing Syndrome to drop him. Bob throws Helen into the air to safely catch Jack-Jack. The he throws his new car at Syndrome’s jet, which causes, as set up earlier by Edna’s list of cape-caused accidents, Syndrome’s cape to get caught in one of his jet engines, dragging him to his apparent death. The Parrs resume their normal life, albeit more contentedly with their status quo than before. But when the city is threatened by a new villain called the Underminer (John Ratzenberger), the family of supers prepare to fight anew together.