Ink

  • Directors: Jamin Winans
  • Producers: Jamin Winans, Executive Producer, Kiowa K Winans, Associate Producer, Laura Wright
  • Writers: Jamin Winans
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Chris Kelly, Jessica Duffy, Quinn Hunchar

The film follows the journey of eight year old Emma (Quinn Hunchar), who falls into a coma after she is kidnapped into a dreamworld by a mysterious monster, a drifter, called Ink. In the real world Emma is hospitalized by the coma, but in the dreamworld she is being used by Ink as a “pawn in a metaphysical war being fought between the forces of light and darkness.”[3] The forces of light are a group of people who give dreams to the living, known as storytellers, warriors, fighters, navigators and pathfinders. The forces of darkness, the Incubi, concurrently give nightmares to the living and are styled after the mythological figure called Incubus. Emma’s only hope lies within her negligent father (Chris Kelly), a successful business man, as the forces of light cross over to the real world and try to alter his path to save Emma.[4]

Dumb Dumber

  • Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
  • Producers: Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler, Charles B Wessler, Associate Producer, Ellen Dumouchel, Chad Oman, Bradley Jenkel, Co Producer, Bobby Farrelly, Tracie Graham Rice, Bradley Thomas, Executive Producer, Gerald Olson, Aaron Meyerson
  • Writers: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bennett Yellin
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy
  • Actors: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy, Charles Rocket

Lloyd Christmas is a simple-minded limousine driver in Providence, Rhode Island, who becomes infatuated with his passenger, Mary Swanson, as he drives her to the airport. Mary is heading home to her family in Aspen, Colorado, but leaves a briefcase at the airport. Lloyd notices, and retrieves the briefcase before a pair of thugs arrive to pick it up, dashing ahead of them to snag the briefcase. Lloyd is unable to catch Mary in time, and is left on the tarmac of the airport with briefcase in hand (after having run off the end of a jetway).

Harry Dunne, Lloyd’s roommate, is in the pet grooming business, and has recently spent his life savings converting his van (a 1984 Ford Econoline) into a “sheepdog”. Both Lloyd and Harry quickly lose their jobs due to preventable accidents, and the two are distraught over their situation. Thinking Lloyd is a “professional” hired by the Swansons, or perhaps an FBI agent, the thugs exact revenge on Harry and Lloyd. Shortly after returning home, Lloyd and Harry are alarmed by the thugs at their door, one of them being armed. Believing them to be debt collectors, the two escape through their back window with the briefcase. While the pair are out looking for new jobs, the thugs behead Harry’s pet parakeet. After they return home, Lloyd, who had just been robbed of beer and other goods by “a sweet old lady on a motorized cart,” convinces Harry they should leave their messed-up lives in Providence behind and head for Aspen to return the briefcase to Mary. The thugs learn of their intentions and pursue the two Aspen-bound men.

With no money, the two begin to walk home. Along the way, they inadvertently turn down a chance to be oil boys for Hawaiian Tropic bikini models directing them instead to a nearby town. They then walk off together, saying to each other how two lucky guys will get to tour all over the country rubbing down the girls before shows. Harry reassures Lloyd that “someday we’ll get our big break too, we’ve just got to keep our eyes open”.

Spawn

  • Directors:
  • Producers: Clint Goldman, Associate Producer, Terry Fitzgerald, Executive Producer, Todd McFarlane, Alan C Blomquist, Co Executive Producer, Adrianna Cohen, Brian Witten
  • Writers: Screenplay, Alan B McElroy, Story, Alan B McElroy, Comic Book, Todd McFarlane
  • Genres: Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Horror
  • Actors: John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes, Sydni Beaudoin, with Nicol Williamson, and D B Sweeney

The premise of the movie is similar to the initial storyline of the original comics. Al Simmons, a military soldier/assassin, has been betrayed by a covert government agency head named Jason Wynn. Wynn orders his top assassin, Jessica Priest, to assassinate him. After Simmons dies, he is immediately transported to Hell, where Malebolgia, The Devil of the various realms, offers him a Faustian deal. If Simmons becomes his eternal servant and leader of his army in Armageddon, he will be able to return to Gazer to see his beloved fiancee, Wanda Blake. Simmons accepts the offer and is transformed into a Hellspawn, which is a servant of Malebolgia in a necroplasm suit that is not only a living, breathing creature, but is also his only protection in the world.

Once he returns to the land of the living, Simmons learns that five years had passed. Wanda is now remarried to his best friend Terry and living the life he had always longed for, including the daughter he never knew, Cyan. Along his journey in this new life, he encounters a strange clown-like demon called Violator, who acts as a guide to put “Crispy” (as Violator calls Spawn) on the path to evil, and a mysterious old man named Cogliostro, who, as a fellow Hellspawn, teaches Al how to control his energy, which is very sparse. Jason Wynn is now a high-class weapons dealer rather than a government bureaucrat. He is also the ultimate target of the Spawn.

Meanwhile, Terry has just finished an online communication with a fellow newsman that he has sent evidence that will expose Jason Wynn. After the transmission, Cyan enters the room with Jason right behind her. He destroys his computer and holds the family hostage as Clown arrives. When Spawn arrives, he ends up in a fight with Jason Wynn. Spawn doesn’t realize that by killing Jason, he will activate the signal that will launch Armageddon. After not killing Wynn and extracting the device, a final battle ensues between Spawn and a transformed Violator, ending with the villain going back to Hell and his reputation is ruined. Spawn’s identity is now known to Terry, Wanda, and Cyan. Jason Wynn ends up arrested, and Spawn dedicates himself to justice rather than vengeance.

Monsters Inc

  • Directors: Peter Docter, Co Director, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman
  • Producers: Darla K Anderson, Executive Producer, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Associate Producer, Kori Rae
  • Writers: Story, Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Jeff Pidgeon, Screenplay, Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, Additional Screenplay, Robert L Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts
  • Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly

Monsters, Inc. is the city of Monstropolis’ power company. Monsters, Inc. sends its many monster employees, skilled in scare techniques, to human children’s bedrooms around the world at their local bedtime to scare them, through individually-loaded and activated teleportation doors set up on the “scare floor”, each of which precisely matches a closet door in the individual child’s bedroom. The screams of the suddenly-awakened tots, captured through the portals, generate electric power for the monster world. It is understood, however, that the children themselves are toxic, and the company goes to great lengths to prevent contact with them; should a monster be touched by a child, or simply their belongings, the Child Detection Agency (CDA) is immediately alerted to sanitize the affected being. With increasing numbers of children becoming desensitized by mass media, Monsters, Inc. CEO Henry J. Waternoose is finding it increasingly difficult to harvest enough scream to meet the power demands of Monstropolis, as their energy crisis looms.

One evening, James P. Sullivan (“Sulley”), Monsters, Inc.’s top scarer, finds a loaded door on the scare floor after hours – in violation of policy. Peering inside, the child’s room appears empty, but Sulley finds to his horror that a human girl has followed him through the door, thinking him to be a giant kitty. Terrified of contamination, he tries to return her, but is forced to hide when Randall Boggs, a competitive co-scarer, emerges from the child’s room and surreptitiously returns her door to an unseen door vault. Sulley quickly hides the child and gets hold of his work-partner and pal Mike Wazowski, to figure out the situation. Together at Sulley’s home, they discover that being touched by the child is not harmful at all, and that when she laughs, surrounding electrical power surges to unusually high levels. Sulley nicknames the child “Boo” and becomes her caretaker until they can get her back home.

Near the end of the credits, it humorously states: “No monsters were used in the making of this film.”

Dial M for Murder

  • Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Producers: Associate producer, William Hill, Uncredited, Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writers: Stage play amp screenplay, Frederick Knott
  • Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson

Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) is a former tennis player who married Margot (Grace Kelly) partly for her money. To please his wife, he has given up tennis and now sells sports equipment. Margot once had a relationship with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), an American crime novelist, but broke it off when Mark went to the U.S. for a year. In time, they stopped writing to each other.

Tony and Margot have made their wills, naming each other as beneficiary. For a year, Tony meticulously plans Margot’s murder. She has no idea that Tony knows of her love for Mark. He has gone to great lengths to steal a handbag containing one of Mark’s letters, and even assumed the role of an anonymous Brixton-based blackmailer to find out whether she would pay to have it back. (She did, but he asked for only ВЈ50.) He even watched them having a little farewell party (eating spaghetti with mushrooms) in Mark’s studio flat in Chelsea.

Tony slyly withdraws small amounts of money for a year, collecting ВЈ1,000 in (used) one-pound notes, with which he plans to pay a contract killer. He singles out the perfect man to do the job: C. A. Swann (Anthony Dawson), who now calls himself “Captain Lesgate”, a former acquantaince who has embarked on a life of petty crime since even before leaving Cambridge where he and Tony were both students. By following him and finding out about his past and associations, Tony soon gets enough to blackmail Swann into murdering his wife.

Tony enters the room to find Margot and the inspector, and Mark too. He realizes he’s been found out and congratulates the inspector. He then offers everyone a drink, acting very casual, as tears begin to stream down his wife’s face. The last scene is of the inspector, acting in a manner that shows he’s proud of himself, as he combs his mustache.

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.

The Grapes of Wrath

  • Directors: John Ford
  • Producers: Darryl F Zanuck, Associate Producer, Nunnally Johnson
  • Writers: Screenplay, Nunnally Johnson, Story, John Steinbeck
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Shirley Mills, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan

The film opens with Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) being released from prison and hitchhiking his way back to his family farm in Oklahoma only to find it deserted. Tom finds an itinerant ex-preacher named Jim Casy (John Carradine) sitting under a tree by the side of the road. Tom remembers that Casy was the preacher who baptized him, but now Casy has “lost the call” and his faith. Casy leads him to find his family at Tom’s uncle John’s place. His family is happy to see Tom and explain they have made plans to head for California in search of employment as their farm has been foreclosed by the bank. The large Joad family of twelve leaves at daybreak, packing everything into an old and dilapidated modified truck in order to make the long journey to the promised land of California.

The trip along Highway 66 is arduous and it soon takes a toll on the Joad family. Weak and elderly Grampa is the first to die on their journey. After he dies, they pull over to the shoulder of the road, unload him, and bury him. Tom writes the circumstances surrounding the death on a page from the Family Bible and places it on the body so that if his remains were ever found his death would not be investigated as a possible homicide. They park in a camp and they meet a man, a returning migrant from California, who laughs at Pa’s optimism about conditions in California and who speaks bitterly about his awful experiences in the West. He hints at what the Joads will soon find out for themselves. The family arrives at the first transient migrant campground for workers and find the camp is crowded with other starving, jobless and desperate travelers. Their truck slowly makes its way through the dirt road between the shanty houses and around the camp’s hungry-faced inhabitants. Tom says, “Sure don’t look none too prosperous.”

I ain’t never gonna be scared no more. I was though. For a while it looked like we was beat. Good and beat. Looked like we didn’t have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kinda bad and scared too, like we was lost and nobody cared…. Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain’t no good and they die out, but we keep on coming. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out, they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever Pa, cos we’re the people.