Scooby Doo

  • Directors: Raja Gosnell
  • Producers: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
  • Writers: Screenplay, James Gunn, Story, Craig Titley, James Gunn, Characters, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Isla Fisher

After solving the case of the Luna Ghost, an unco-operative Mystery Inc., consisting of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, splits apart. After 2 years, Velma has been an advisor at NASA, Fred has become a popular celebrity, Daphne has become a skilled martial artist, and Shaggy and Scooby have stopped investigating mysteries. The gang is surprisingly reunited when they are all summoned to Spooky Island, a monster-based theme park on a remote island. While Shaggy and Scooby wish to work together as team, the others are not as enthusiastic. On the plane ride there, Shaggy falls in love with a girl named Mary Jane, who likes Scooby Snacks and is allergic to dogs. On Spooky Island, the gang meet Emile Mondavarious, the eccentric owner of the island. He explains that visitors to the island come but leave as emotionless and almost inhuman (as demonstrated when a girl picks up an older man and throws him away with one arm).

Since they are still upset with each other, none of the former Mystery Inc. members want the others to solve the mystery first, so they all split up to search for clues. Velma witnesses a creepy dance in which a man named N’Goo Tauna and his servant, Zarkos (A.K.A. The Masked Luchador wrestler) explain that demons once ruled the island until Mondavarious built the theme park on it, enraging the demons. Velma is unafraid of N’Goo’s threats of vengeance. Daphne meets Voodoo Maestro who quite clearly warns her not to go the Spooky Island Castle attraction, but she believes he is setting a trap for her there and goes to spring the trap. The gang meet up at the castle and split up to search for clues as group. Fred and Velma discover a strange classroom with a training program describing how to act like a human. Daphne finds a strange triangular artifact called the Daemonritus. Then after Scooby belches quite loudly, he and Shaggy then get into an exaggerated belching contest that then turns into a farting contest where both do both quite loudly and with exaggerated mannerisms (and Scooby reacts to the smell). Moments later, Shaggy farts again and it echoes in the suit of armor he’s wearing, while the gas briefly ignites over an open flame.

Fred and Daphne kiss as a victory. Scrappy, N’Goo, Zarkos and the other minions are arrested, and Mystery Inc., now completely back together again as a more equal team- particularly reflected when the formerly arrogant Fred allows Velma to explain their line of reasoning for the news teams-, head off for their next case. In the final scene, Spooky Island seems to be back to business with Scooby and Shaggy enjoying the “all you can eat” that was promised to them when they were invited to the island.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • Directors: P J Hogan
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Writers: Novels, Sophie Kinsella, Screenplay, Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter

Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) moves to Manhattan to nurture her shopping addiction and gets involved in the New York City magazine world. She has spent almost $1000 in a month, when she discovers a fashionable green scarf, she doesn’t have enough money to buy it and borrows money from a man on the street. When she interviews with Luke Brandon, the editor of the magazine Successful Saving, she finds that he is the man from whom she had borrowed money.

Frustrated by her lack of success, she writes drunken letters to Alette magazine and Successful Saving, but she posts each one to the wrong magazine. Nevertheless, Luke Brandon hires her. Then, rather than completing a work assignment, she goes to a clothes sale. When examining an expensive cashmere pullover she realizes that it is 5% cashmere and 95% acrylic. She writes her column, calling herself “the Girl with the Green Scarf”.

Impressed, her boss, Luke, invites her to a conference in Miami and an important ball. While shopping for the ball, Luke asks what she thinks of him. Rebecca says he is a workaholic and not a good investment. At a restaurant, another woman, Alicia, asks Luke to the ball.

Rebecca and Luke come together, with Luke returning her the green scarf â€“ he was the person behind both bidders. During the credits, Rebecca ends up working for Luke’s new magazine, writing articles such as “Confessions of a Shopaholic”.

Definitely Maybe

  • Directors: Adam Brooks
  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Studio Canal, Working Title Films
  • Writers: Adam Brooks
  • Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
  • Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 38-year-old father who is in the midst of a divorce. His 10-year-old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) lives with her mother but is with him once or twice a week. On one of these occasions she questions him about his life before marriage. After her first sex-ed class, Maya first asks and then insists on hearing the story of how her parents met and decided to get married. Will gives in, but decides to change the names and some facts, thereby creating a love mystery, with Maya guessing which of the women will be her mom. The story he tells Maya is depicted in long flashbacks. From time to time the film switches back to the present, where Maya comments and asks questions.

The story begins in 1992, where Will, a starry-eyed aspiring politician, moves away from Wisconsin and his college sweetheart, Emily (Elizabeth Banks) to New York to work on the Clinton campaign. She gives him a closed packet and asks him to give it to her friend Summer Hartley (Rachel Weisz), a reporter. In New York, he meets April (Isla Fisher), the copy girl for the campaign. Before bringing the packet to Summer, Will opens it- it is Summer’s diary. Encouraged by his roommate, he reads it, and comes across pages describing a love affair between Emily and Summer. He visits Summer to bring the diary, and meets her roommate and sometimes-lover, her college professor, a famous writer named Hampton Roth (Kevin Kline). When Will leaves Summer kisses him, leaving Will shocked and confused.

Maya is happy that she figured out the story, but also realizes that her father still loves April, as even though Will changed the names of Emily (Sarah in real life), and Summer (Natasha in real life), he did not change April’s name. Encouraged by Maya, who wants her father to be happy, Maya and Will go to April’s apartment. Though April refuses to open the door at first, she hears Maya demand that Will tell April the story exactly as he told it to her. April still doesn’t emerge, but as they turn to go back home, she comes outside. Will confesses to April that he held on to the copy of Jane Eyre because it was the only thing he had left of her. As the three enter into April’s building, April jumps into Will’s arms and kisses him.

Horton Hears a Who

  • Directors: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
  • Producers: Bob Gordon, Chris Wedge
  • Writers: Dr Seuss, Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Dan Fogler, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly, Seth Rogen, Jesse McCartney, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Selena Gomez

In the jungle of Nool on the fifteenth of May, a caring, imaginative elephant named Horton (Jim Carrey), the jungle’s nature teacher, takes a dip in the pool. A dust speck floats past him in the air, and he hears a tiny yelp coming from it. Believing that an entire family of microscopic creatures are living on that speck, he places it on top of a clover that he holds in his trunk.

In fact, he finds out the speck harbors the city of Whoville and all its inhabitants, led by Mayor Ned McDodd (Steve Carell). He has a loving wife, Sally (Amy Poehler), 96 daughters (all voiced by Selena Gomez and Samantha Droke), and one son named Jojo (Jesse McCartney), who, by Who custom, is next in line for the mayoral position. Jojo does not want to become mayor, which leads him to become sullen and refuse to talk, despite Ned’s giving him extra attention.

The Mayor finds out from Dr. Larue that Whoville will be destroyed if Horton doesn’t find a “safer more stable home.” So Horton resolves to place the speck atop Mt. Nool, the safest place in the jungle. This outlook earns Horton nothing but ridicule from the inhabitants of Nool, especially from the strict official of the jungle, the Sour Kangaroo (Carol Burnett), who tries to get Horton to give up the speck, so as not to put supposedly ridiculous ideas into the heads of the children. Ever faithful to his motto, “A person’s a person, no matter how small,” Horton refuses. Also taking force toward Horton are the Wickersham brothers (consisting of Yummo, voiced by Dan Fogler, along with Frank Welker and Dan Castellaneta), a group of bullying monkeys who love making misery.

Hearing the Whos’ cries, Rudy (Josh Flitter), the Kangaroo’s son (who has been in his mother’s pouch the whole movie despite being at the age where kangaroos usually begin living by themselves), grabs the clover and returns it to Horton, refusing his mother’s orders to return to her pouch. The animals finally realize the atrocity they almost committed. The Kangaroo is sad and sorry for her bad behavior, but Horton forgives her, and offers his friendship, which the Kangaroo accepts. At the end of the film, everyone helps Horton carry the speck up to the top of Mt. Nool. After a big number of the cast singing REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, the camera zooms out, revealing that along with numerous other worlds in our universe, the jungle of Nool is just one speck among numerous others like our planet.

Wedding Crashers

  • Directors: David Dobkin
  • Producers: Peter Abrams, Toby Emmerich, Robert L Levy, Cale Boyter, Andrew Panay, Richard Brener
  • Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, With Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Keir O Donnell, Ron Canada, And Jane Seymour

Single bachelors and lifelong best friends, John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are business partners in divorce mediation in Washington D.C.. The friends frequently “crash” wedding parties to meet women, working from a set of rules taught to them by a past ‘crasher,’ Chazz. The duo always have cover stories for inquisitive guests and inevitably become the hit of every reception, to charm their way into bed with ladies at the wedding for one night only.

After a sequence of successful ‘crashes,’ Jeremy spots the wedding of the daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary and his wife, Kathleen. After infiltrating the lavish event as brothers, John and Jeremy set their sights on two bridesmaids, also daughters of Secretary Cleary: Claire and Gloria Cleary. While Jeremy manages to make it on the beach with “stage-five clinger” and supposed virgin Gloria, John works on Claire. While talking afterwards, John is blocked by Claire’s hotheaded Ivy League graduate boyfriend Zach, whom as the film progresses, isn’t such a loyal boyfriend when he brags of his sexual conquests to his buddies behind Claire’s back. John convinces a resistant Jeremy to break the rules and accept an invitation to an extended weekend party at the Cleary family compound.

John meets their mentor Chazz to reaffirm Jeremy’s apparent stupidity in getting engaged. During the visit, he discovers that Chazz has moved onto “funeral crashing,” as he believes that grief is the best aphrodisiac. John joins Chazz on an outing, but is taken aback by the amount of love and sorrow shown by the widow of the deceased. He reconsiders his stance on love and marriage and rushes to Jeremy’s wedding. He joins them mid-ceremony as the best man, but disrupts it by attempting to speak to Claire while standing at the altar. After intense arguments and a mild scuffle, Claire finally reveals that she, too, has feelings for John. Zach is dumbfounded by the situation, and turns to Secretary Cleary for help. However, Secretary Cleary fully supports his daughter’s decision to reject Zach. Defeated and clearly angry, Zach begins demanding Claire to return to the alter before attacking John before Jeremy intervenes and knocks Zach to the ground with a solid punch. The film ends with Jeremy getting married to Gloria, John uniting with Claire, and the two couples driving away joking about crashing a wedding all together.