Predator

  • Directors: John McTiernan
  • Producers: Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon, John Davis
  • Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Kevin Peter Hall

The film opens with a mysterious spacecraft entering Earth’s atmosphere, then focuses on the coast of Guatemala, where a joint task force, led by Major Alan “Dutch” Schaeffer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is assigned to rescue a presidential cabinet minister kidnapped by guerrilla forces in Val Verde. Dutch’s old military buddy and now CIA officer, George Dillon (Carl Weathers), steps in as a liaison. The team is then inserted by helicopter to their destination within the jungle.

As they progress, the team finds the wreckage of a downed helicopter and later the remains of several skinned bodies. They are identified to be an Army Special Forces team, whose presence in the country mystifies Dutch. They soon make their way to a heavily defended rebel encampment and take out its inhabitants in short order, except for a girl named Anna (Elpidia Carrillo) whom they take prisoner. Dutch is enraged to discover the rescue mission had been a setup to get his group to destroy the camp, after Dillon confesses that the men they found earlier disappeared in a failed rescue mission of two CIA agents.

As the team make their way to the extraction point, they are observed from afar by an unknown creature using thermal imaging. After two members of the team are mysteriously slain, the survivors become aware that something in the jungle is stalking them. Anna delivers insight into the creature, which has apparently become a local legend for hunting humans as trophies. Despite attempts to track down and trap the creature, the team is slowly killed off one by one, until only Dutch and Anna remain. Realizing the creature only kills those possessing weapons, a wounded Dutch sends Anna unarmed to the extraction point. Dutch narrowly escapes the creature – revealed to be a masked, bipedal alien – by accidentally covering himself in mud, which hides his body’s heat signature.

Dutch confronts the creature one last time, using more mud as camouflage and a number of improvised weapons and traps to kill it. The creature, hearing Dutch’s war-cry, arrives, but despite having its cloaking ability disabled in an attack, manages to capture him. Then, in a display of chivalry, the creature challenges Dutch to a final duel in hand-to-hand combat, unveiling its monstrous face and discarding its electronic weaponry before brutally beating him. Once cornered, Dutch manages to drop the counterweight from one of his traps, which falls and crushes the creature. As Dutch asks the mortally wounded alien what it is, the creature mimics his question (in garbled English) and then activates a time bomb on its wrist device while laughing maniacally. Dutch runs for cover as a massive explosion destroys the creature and nearby jungle. Anna and the rescue helicopter finally arrive to pick up Dutch and head back to base.

Garfield A Tail of Two Kitties

  • Directors: Tim Hill
  • Producers: John Davis, Michele Imperato, Brian Manis
  • Writers: Screenplay, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Characters, Jim Davis
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, and the voices of, Bill Murray, Tim Curry

In London, a cat named Prince (voice of Tim Curry) is living a luxurious life and is king of his castle. On the other side of the world, Garfield is living in his owner Jon’s house and is thinking that he’s the king of the home. That night, it is revealed that Jon is propsing to marry his girlfriend, Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Garfield (voice of Bill Murray) finds a turkey at the dinner table and eats completely, while Jon is about to propose but was unable to find the ring (because Garfield took it). Liz tells Jon that she’s been asked to represent at London and is flying tonight. After Liz leaves, Jon is fully sad that he couldn’t make his proposal to Liz and she’s flying to London. Then suddenly, Jon then decides to go to London.

The next day, Garfield and Odie are sent to a vet so Jon can go to London, but they escape into Jon’s bag and head to London (without Jon knowing). Meanwhile, Prince has just been named the new owner of the castle, while a man named Lord Dugous (Billy Connolly) thought he was the rightful owner. So to hopefully have himself named as the owner, he puts Prince in a basket and throws him into the river which leads to London. Jon arrives at his apartment and then Liz comes in, Jon was just about to propose when Garfield and Odie come out of the bag.

The film ends when the animals come and they, Garfield and Prince party.

Marmaduke

  • Directors: Tom Dey
  • Producers: John Davis
  • Writers: Vince Di Meglio, Tim Rasmussen, Brad Anderson
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Owen Wilson, George Lopez, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland

Marmaduke is a two-hundred pound two year old dog living in Urban Kansas with a Balinese cat named Carlos. His owner Phil (Lee Pace) works for Bark Organic dog food, and is very strict (in Marmaduke’s eyes). One day Carlos tells him that he overheard Phil, and that they have been transfered to Orange County. They move into their new house where they meet Phil’s boss, Don Twombly. Don’s goal is to get Bark Organic in every Petco in the country. They meet at the dog park where Marmaduke meets a beautiful dog name Jezebel (Fergie), whose boyfriend is Bosco, a controlling and violent dog with his two minions Thunder and Lighting. Bosco intimidates Marmaduke, who does not want to fight. He then meets Mazie (Emma Stone) who develops a crush on Marmaduke. He also meets Guiseppe, a Chinese Crested dog who is afraid of everything, and Raison.They get together at night and crash a party for pedigrees only, and are scared away by Bosco. Marmaduke then asks Mazie to help him get a girl, whom she presumes is herself, but is actually Jezebel. Marmaduke then has Carlos pretend to be lost in the dog park, and “fights” him. He then enters a surfing contest Phil put together for dogs, and beats Bosco, who is the surfing champion. They get in a dog fight, which appalls the Petco executives.He then takes Jezebel on Mazie’s dream date, which the latter watches from afar. While the family is on Don’s boat, Marmaduke throws a party, with most residents of the dog park coming, save Mazie, Guisseppe, and Raisin. Bosco crashes the party and discovers it was Carlos at the dog park. He then exposes Marmaduke, who loses his pedigree friends. He is left with no friends and a destroyed house. When Phil discovers the house in a wreck, he locks Marmaduke outside for the night. Marmaduke runs away, and leaves Mazie a toy that she gave him earlier in the movie. Mazie goes to Marmaduke’s house, and Carlos tells her Marmaduke never returned. She then goes looking for him. In the morning the family discover him missing, and search for him too. Marmaduke in the meantime has met Chupadogra, a Mastiff who is feared throughout Orange County for presumably killing his owner. In reality, he ran away to lead the pack but they abandoned him. He has spent the time alone in the woods with nothing but a blanket and his old water bowl,which reads “Buster”.Buster/Chupadogra tells Marmaduke to return to his family, and then distracts a dog catcher. Marmaduke leaves, but gets lost. Mazie and the family find him at the same time, but Mazie falls into the sewers after the street below her collapses. Marmaduke jumps in after her and Phil tries to retrieve him, but the fire department tries instead. The fireman saves Mazie, but loses Marmaduke in the raging water. By this time Phil has been fired for missing the meeting for the last chance with Petco. Phil then goes to the dam that the sewers lead to, and finds Marmaduke in the raging waters. He jumps in after him, and begs Marmaduke to let go of the stick he’s holding onto, and let the waters carry him to Phil. He reluctantly does, and is saved. Several kids got that on video, and put it on Youtube. Since it had almost seven-hundred thousand hits,he is re-hired. Phil then thinks about moving back to Kansas, but the entire family disagrees. He and Don are thinking of ideas for commercials, having gotten Petco. They ask each other about if the dogs could talk to each other, and even dance. It shows Marmaduke, Jezebel, Mazie, Guisseppe, Raisin, and Buster, among others, dancing and singing What I Like About You, which turns out to be the commercial. In the end, Marmaduke and Mazie are dating, Marmaduke and Jezebel are friends, Buster has presumably gotten a family, and all is well.

Doctor Dolittle

  • Directors: Betty Thomas
  • Producers: John Davis, David T Friendly, Joseph Singer
  • Writers: Hugh Lofting, Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin
  • Genres: Family, Comedy
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt, Kristen Wilson, Ossie Davis, Norm Macdonald, Chris Rock, Peter Boyle

The film now opens with John Dolittle as a child talking to his dog (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres). He asks his dog questions, one being “Why do dogs sniff each other’s butts”? Her response is that it’s their way of shaking hands. His concerned father (Ossie Davis) hears the question and says that the dog doesn’t have any idea what he said. He was wrong. He finds this out when John meets his new principal and sniffs his butt. The dog obviously knows something is going to happen. When his father hires a minister to remove the evil from him (and freaking him out), the dog saves him by biting the minister. The dog is then taken up for adoption. John is very upset and stops talking to animals as his father teaches him to hate them.

Thirty years later, we see John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) shooing a puppy out of his apartment. He is a doctor, married with two kids, but became an animal hater. His oldest daughter Charisse (Raven-Symoné) wants to be named Paprika. His youngest daughter Maya (Kyla Pratt) is a nerdy girl who does experiments, such as raising a swan egg (or so she thinks) so it will bond with her. She also has a Guinea Pig named Rodney (voiced by Chris Rock). John’s wife Lisa (Kristen Wilson) also just wants to spend time with him. Meanwhile at work, a big medical company owner named Calloway (Peter Boyle) wants to buy the company. Everyone is very excited because this means much more money.

In the end, John is now a both human doctor and a veterinarian. Maya’s egg hatches, revealing to be an alligator. The rats are mad that the ending is happy, but the owl shows up and chases them away, trying to eat them (luckily, she doesn’t). John and Lucky are seen walking to the circus to visit the tiger and talking about their future as friends, while the song “Talk with the Animals” plays in the background.

Eragon

  • Directors: Stefen Fangmeier
  • Producers: John Davis, Adam Goodman, Gil Netter
  • Writers: Peter Buchman, Novel, Christopher Paolini
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Garrett Hedlund, Alun Armstrong, Joss Stone, Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich

Eragon is a farm boy who is 17 years of age and lives in a small village named Carvahall in the fictional and magical country of Alagaësia that contains dragons and other fictional creatures. While hunting, he finds a dragon egg the size of a small cat from which hatches a blue dragon named Saphira. Eragon decides to keep Saphira a secret, but a pair of magical creatures, the Ra’zac, are sent by Galbatorix, the King of Alagaesia to find Eragon and the dragon. This causes Eragon to flee his home but when he returns he finds out his uncle Garrow has been killed by the Ra’zac and so sets out on a journey to avenge him. Accompanied by a wise storyteller named Brom, Eragon and Saphira take up the legacy of legendary Dragon Riders. He learns magic, swordfighting, and dragon-riding to fulfil the legend of the dragon riders and his destiny: to help the Varden overthrow the Empire and its tyrant king, Galbatorix. Behind it all is Durza, a Shade. He is a sorcerer possessed by demonic spirits. He is also Galbatorix’s right hand man and is used to kill any threats to the King and his Empire.

Daddy Day Camp

  • Directors: Fred Savage
  • Producers: Matt Berenson, Wyck Godfrey, Co Producer, Adam Goldberg, Rhiannon Meier, Executive Producer, John Davis, Matt Berenson, Derek Dauchy, Chris Emerson, Richard Hull, Nancy Kirhoffer, Jefferson Richard
  • Writers: Geoff Rodkey, J David Stem, David N Weiss, Story, Geoff Rodkey, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Characters, Geoff Rodkey
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr, Paul Rae, Lochlyn Munro, Tamala Jones, Spencir Bridges, Richard Gant, Josh McLerran, Talon Ackerman, Brian Doyle Murray

After opening Daddy Day Care, Charlie (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Phil (Paul Rae) decide to expand their business and buys a dilapidated camp they attended as kids, turning it into Daddy Day Camp. The two men soon face foreclosure, low enrollment, and plenty of repairs. The few kids that remain at the camp eventually band together when Charlie’s father, Col. Buck Hinton (Richard Gant), starts to control the whole camp and eventually the kids start to form a team instead of fighting each other. They then battle the rival day camp in an Olympiad. In the end, the kids prevail and more kids come to the camp saving Camp Driftwood from foreclosure.

The Express

  • Directors: Gary Fleder
  • Producers: John Davis
  • Writers: Charles Leavitt, Robert C Gallagher
  • Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Actors: Rob Brown, Charles S Dutton, Dennis Quaid

The movie begins with Ernie Davis as a young African American boy growing up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in the late 1940s. Ernie and his same-aged uncle, Will Davis, Jr., experience racism by neighborhood bullies, which forces Ernie to use his superior athletic ability to escape harm. Ernie lives with his grandparents, including his grandfather Will Davis (affectionally known as “Pops”), who helps Ernie overcome a stuttering problem by reading passages from the Bible. Pops also introduces Ernie to the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, and Ernie pins a picture of Jackie Robinson to his bedroom wall. Ernie’s mother, Marie Davis, eventually returns to inform the family that she has remarried and can now afford to raise Ernie at her home in Elmira, New York.

Upon relocating to Elmira, Ernie is excited to see a Small Fry Football League and joins the local team. Although he experiences slights because of his race, he excels on the football field as a running back and is clearly the best player on the field.

Several years later, Syracuse University football head coach Ben Schwartzwalder is searching for a running back to address the absence of Jim Brown, the graduating player completing his All-American senior season. After rejecting several talented prospects because of perceived laziness or injuries, Schwartzwalder is intrigued after seeing footage of Ernie playing for Elmira Free Academy.

The movie concludes with a written narrative explaining that Ernie died on May 18, 1963, that 10,000 people attended his funeral service, and that President Kennedy sent a sympathy telegram that was read at the service. It also explains that Little continued the tradition of wearing the uniform #44 while playing at Syracuse to honor Ernie.

Garfield

  • Directors: Peter Hewitt
  • Producers: John Davis
  • Writers: Joel Cohen Alec Sokolow, Jim Davis
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, and, Bill Murray

The story takes place in Chicago. It begins when Garfield who lives with Jon Arbuckle is a fat lazy cat (voiced by Bill Murray) who wakes up from a good night’s sleep and awaits a tasty breakfast. Jon is woken by the fat cat with a dogpile. After switching his liver flavored cat food with Jon’s corned beef hash, Garfield spots a pie outside on the neighbor’s window. He tricks the Doberman Pinscher Luca (voiced by Brad Garrett) in order to get the pie and tangling his leash around many bushes and ceramic ducks. He also tricks his dimwitted neighbor cat Nermal (voiced David Eigenberg) to tip over a milk bottle for Garfield’s breakfast.

After walking the cul-de-sac, Jon spots a mouse and counts on Garfield to get it. Garfield refuses and Jon runs after the rodent. He then trips on one of Garfield’s toys and says “What good is it to have a cat, if it can’t catch a mouse”. Garfield then runs outside and catches up to the mouse. The mouse turns out to be Garfield’s best friend and his name is Louis (voiced by Nick Cannon) and he was warned by Garfield that he should not run around the house when Jon is home. Jon walks out after Garfield and sees Louis in his mouth. Jon is proud of the tabby cat and when he leaves Garfield spits him out and spares his life. He only did it so Jon wouldn’t hurt him.

The film closes with Garfield singing and dancing to James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)”. He does a split and can’t get up.

Daylight

  • Directors: Rob Cohen
  • Producers: John Davis, David T Friendly, Joseph Singer
  • Writers: Leslie Bohem
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O Sanders, Karen Young, Danielle Harris, Barry Newman

The film opens with a waste management firm in upstate NY trying to illegally dispose of toxic waste. Chemicals are loaded on three trucks bound for New Jersey. Meanwhile, a crew of diamond thieves steal a shipment of stones and a black Cadillac Seville. The thieves are pursued by NYPD and elude capture by heading to the “Tunnel to New Jersey”. As the thieves enter the tunnel, the trucks loaded with toxic waste make their way into the tunnel as well. The thieves push their way past the traffic entering the tunnel, causing chaos as they make their way through the north tube. As they weave and shove their way past traffic, the diamonds spill all over the floor of the car. As one of the thieves reaches down to get the diamonds, she pushes the gas pedal to the floor. The Cadillac accelerates wildly, and the driver loses control. The car hits the tunnel wall, and goes airborne, smashing into a booth which houses Port Authority police officers who patrol the tunnel, and smashes into one of the trucks carrying toxic waste. The truck explodes, setting off a chain reaction explosion that destroys the other two trucks. The destruction of the trucks and their cargo creates a devastating explosion that causes the roof of the tunnel to cave in. Cars on the New Jersey end are flattened. Another explosion takes place, and the fire, fueled by the remaining oxygen in the tube, explodes into a fireball, rushing through the tunnel at hellish speed. The fireball devours everything in its path.

Madelyne and Latura then swim around looking for a possible way out. Latura realizes he will have to do a blow out, in which an explosion would blow the tunnel roof open in a geyser-like explosion, forcing water out through the river bed. At this point there appears to be a romantic connection between the two. Latura lights fuses and swims to a safety point to the tunnel road. The fuses go off and the tunnel appears to collapse; Latura emerges from the mud and he and Madelyne are seen blowing in opposite directions as the water blows through the river bed. The water can be seen bubbling on the surface of the river and Madelyne appears and finds Latura. He appears to be heavily exhausted but otherwise okay. They are discovered by boats on the river and taken to EMS workers. Latura hands Grace the bracelet. He then asks Madelyne if she wants to ride with him and she jokingly says she probably has no other choice. Latura replies, “we’ll have to take the bridge.”

Daddy Day Care

  • Directors: Steve Carr
  • Producers: John Davis, Joe Roth, Wyck Godfrey
  • Writers: Geoff Rodkey
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston, Lacey Chabert

Charlie Hinton is a busy working father and his wife Kim Hinton has just gone back to work as a lawyer. They enroll their son in the Chapman Academy, a very strict, military-like day care headed by Mrs. Harridan. Soon after, Charlie is laid off after the health division in his company is shut down. Desperate for money and no job offers on the horizon for six weeks, he opens up a day care center with the help of two friends, Phil and Marvin. As it became more popular, Chapman Academy became less populated, because Charlie’s center, Daddy Day Care, is much cheaper and more laid back. Mrs. Harridan attempts to shut down Daddy Day Care by notifying Child Services that Charlie and Phil are not following the child services codes. Mr. Cubitz, a child services director points out the codes that need to be fixed, which Charlie and Phil quickly correct.

Later, Mr. Cubitz, tells them they have too many kids to hold their day care at the Charlie’s residence. They find a potential new location in an abandoned building, however they must raise the money to buy it. They hold a fund raising festival called “Rock for Daddy Day Care.” When Mrs. Harridan finds out about this, she and her assistant decide to wreck it by unplugging a bouncy castle, trapping the kids inside, putting cockroaches in all of the food, and releasing the animals from the petting zoo, causing them to eat the food. This causes Daddy Day Care to not raise anywhere near enough money to buy their new facility.

Charlie and one of his friends are offered a better job and they decide to take it. Mrs. Harridan offers to take all of Daddy Day Care’s kids. Charlie soon realizes that the job is not what he really wants to do. He goes to Chapman Academy and successfully convinces the children and their parents to come back, and Daddy Day Care becomes a raging success. This causes Chapman Academy to shut down and Mrs. Harridan to take a job as a crossing guard and her former assistant to take a job at Daddy Day Care at their new facility.