Alvin and the Chipmunks

  • Directors: Tim Hill
  • Producers: Ross Bagdasarian Jr, Janice Karman
  • Writers: Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Rob Minkoff
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
  • Actors: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Justin Long

The story begins in the back of a hill, located in a forest during the summer. The tree that the chipmunks Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (voiced by Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (voiced by Jesse McCartney) live in is cut down and driven to Los Angeles to become a Christmas tree. Once in LA, the Chipmunks meet struggling songwriter David Seville (Jason Lee) who had his latest song rejected by JETT Records executive Ian Hawke (David Cross) who was Dave’s college roommate. Dave once had a relationship with his next door neighbor, Claire Wilson (Cameron Richardson). She broke up with him because she felt he was too busy, irresponsible and he had no time for her.

After winding up at Dave’s interview, the Chipmunks hop into his basket and follow him home. Once at home, Dave discovers the Chipmunks, and is accidentally knocked unconscious. Upon waking, he kicks them out until hearing them sing “Only You (And You Alone)”. Dave then makes a deal with them; they sing the songs he writes, and in exchange he provides food and shelter for them. However, all does not go well, as Dave’s job presentation is ruined by their coloring on it, and when Alvin tries to set the mood for his dinner with Claire, things become weird and she rejects him after he tells her that “My life is being sabotaged by talking chipmunks”. To make it up to Dave, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore go to Ian in an attempt to record a song and get a record deal.

The end credits show several of The Chipmunks’ past albums.

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel

  • Directors: Betty Thomas
  • Producers: Ross Bagdasarian Jr, Janice Karman
  • Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Glenn Berger
  • Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler

During the Chipmunks’ concert, David Seville (Jason Lee) suffers a severe injury and is rushed to the hospital. Although he survives, he must stay for a few days to recuperate. Prior to the event, he had made arrangements for Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) to attend school. Little does he know, while in school, the Chipmunks feel like “Chipmunks Out of Water” on account of all the human students around. Meanwhile, Ian Hawke (David Cross) (after the departure of the Chipmunks dealt him a serious blow) searches the world for animals who can sing and dance. He happens upon Brittany (Anna Faris), Jeanette (Christina Applegate), and Eleanor (Amy Poehler), the Chipettes, and cannot wait to make them famous, and get his sworn revenge on the Chipmunks.[2]

Serious Moonlight

  • Directors: Cheryl Hines
  • Producers: Todd Stein, Isabel Rose, Andy Ostroy, Michael Roiff
  • Writers: Adrienne Shelly
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristin Bell, Justin Long

When a high-powered female attorney discovers that her husband is about to leave her for another woman, she prevents him from doing so by binding him to the toilet with duct tape. Complications ensue when burglars break in to the couple’s home.[2]

Old Dogs

  • Directors: Walt Becker
  • Producers: Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams, Robert Levy
  • Writers: David Diamond, David Weissman
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Matt Dillon, Seth Green, Bernie Mac, Rita Wilson, Dax Shepard, Justin Long, Luis Guzman, Conner Rayburn

Dan (Robin Williams) and Charlie (John Travolta) are two best friends and co-workers. They apparently have no clue about the importance of family and what life is truly about. Dan’s ex-wife Vicki (Kelly Preston) shows up after a long period of time and announces she and Dan have seven-year-old twins: a son and a daughter. Now Dan recruits Charlie and together they have to take care of the twins and a dog. With help from a co-worker (Seth Green), they go from outdoor activities with the kids and a rough instructor (Matt Dillon), to enduring a flamboyant children’s entertainer (Bernie Mac) and eventually they will learn the true meaning of life and family.

Planet 51

  • Directors: Jorge Blanco
  • Producers: Ignacio Perez Dolset
  • Writers: Joe Stillman
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, Gary Oldman, John Cleese

The film follows a human astronaut named Chuck (Dwayne Johnson) who lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first to set foot on it. However, he discovers it’s inhabited by little green people who live in a white picket-fenced world reminiscent of 1950s America.[1]

Terra

  • Directors: Aristomenis Tsirbas
  • Producers: Ryan Colucci, Keith Calder
  • Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Story, Aristomenis Tsirbas
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure
  • Actors: Brian Cox, James Garner, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Amanda Peet

On a distant planet, Mala and her best friend Senn, members of a sentient, tadpole-like species, skip class to joyride in wooden flying machines that resemble hang gliders. The pair soar above the dense cloud cover of their world, which teems with life, interacting with flying creatures similar to whales and rays. Following a dangerous incident in which Mala is nearly sucked into a “wind tunnel” (a large cave that draws in and blasts out strong gusts of air), Senn tells her that the two of them should cease their exploring and head back home. Mala pauses near the boundary of a group of statues which rise above the clouds and hold up their hands in a blocking pose; Senn claims that area is forbidden to them. A defiant Mala is about to investigate further when an enormous shadow sweeps across the clouds. She and Senn look up to discover that a huge object has appeared in the sky, so large that it almost completely blocks out the light of the sun. This sight finally prompts Mala to return with Senn.

In the treetop city that is Mala’s home, the people ponder the meaning of the object’s appearance, some claiming that it is a “new god”. When Mala herself asks her father Roven about it, he dismissively replies that it will be “whatever the Elders say it is”. The inquisitive Mala is not satisfied with this answer, and says that she could build a tool with which to better observe the object; however, Roven warns her that no inventions may be constructed without the approval of the Elders because that is the law. Mala declares that perhaps the law is wrong, and Roven orders her to her room. As Mala turns to leave, she observes Roven handling a woodcarving of himself, Mala, and an adult female, revealing that Roven is a widower, and that his wife is missed by both of them.

In her village, Mala joins in the victory celebration, learning that Senn survived the crash of his ship. Orin credits her with winning the battle, but Mala says it was Stanton’s actions that saved them all. Mala is relieved that her people have survived, but is also saddened by the plight of the humans; she dejectedly notes that without any food, water, or air, they can do nothing but wait to die. However, Orin reminds her that there are always other options. Some time later, Mala and Senn are seen flying above the clouds once more, as they were at the beginning of the film; this time they are joined by Stewart, piloting an Earth Force fighter, who offers Mala a salute before flying through a hatch in a massive dome similar to the oxygen tent Mala constructed for Stanton. It is here that the humans from the Ark have established a new colony, using Terra’s oxygen-producing plants and opening diplomatic relations with the native Terranians; Orin is seen meeting with President Chen. Stewart flies high above the budding colony, observing a statue that is still under construction: it is a memorial to his brother, who is being remembered as a true hero.

He s Just Not That Into You

  • Directors: Ken Kwapis
  • Producers: Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen
  • Writers: Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Kris Kristofferson

The plot chronicles the romantic misadventures of nine individuals in their twenties and thirties. Set in Baltimore, the common thread of the story is that one person in each relationship is more enamored with the other person than vice versa. At the core of these multiple stories is Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the signs that men give her about their level of interest in her.

After a rejection from Conor (Kevin Connolly), Gigi begins getting dating advice from the romantic and promiscuous Alex (Justin Long), the manager of a bar and Conor’s best friend. Alex tells Gigi that Conor simply wasn’t interested in her since he hasn’t called, otherwise he would have definitely made a move. He also tells her that she should stop thinking that she is an exception to this rule, and to stop obsessing over every “sign” that she might pick up on during a date. Gigi proceeds to go on several unsuccessful dates, often calling Alex during dates for advice. Gigi starts believing that Alex is interested in her because he is so willing to take a call from her (even when he’s busy at work, or is with a girl), and because she thinks Alex intentionally botched a blind date he organized for Gigi and one of his friends. Alex then invites Gigi to a party he’s having at his apartment. Interpreting this invitation as an opportunity to “co-host” the party, Gigi helps make food for guests, and stays behind to clean up. When all the guests are gone, Gigi kisses Alex. Alex, surprised and very frustrated, tells her he wasn’t interested in her romantically, and if he was he would’ve pursued her. Gigi tells him that even though she obsesses over everything and has embarrassed herself many times, she is closer to finding love than he is. Gigi and Alex stop speaking to each other, but Alex feels continuously troubled at work. After being confronted by one of his employees he realizes he’s obsessing and over-analyzing his situation with Gigi, in the same way Gigi was at the beginning. Meanwhile, Gigi goes on a date with Bill (Alex’s friend who was meant to go on the blind date with her). After she returns home, Alex goes to see her at her apartment. He apologizes to Gigi and kisses her, telling her that she is his exception.

Gigi’s other co-worker, Beth (Jennifer Aniston), is living with her boyfriend Neil (Ben Affleck), who is also friends with Ben, and who she has been with for seven years. Although Beth wants to get married, Neil does not believe in signing a piece of paper to say you love someone. After listening to a rant about relationships from Gigi, Beth becomes upset and starts thinking about her relationship with Neil. When she arrives home after work she asks Neil if he’ll ever marry her; when he doesn’t respond, Beth breaks up with him. Neil moves out to live in his boat while Beth goes home to see her family and to be a bridesmaid at her younger sister’s wedding. During the reception, Beth’s father has a heart attack. Beth constantly looks after her father: she brings him food and keeps him company, and cleans the house. Meanwhile all the other sisters’ husbands do is watch football, make a mess, and are not concerned at all about their father in-law. Beth is constantly frustrated and worried, but Neil suddenly appears in the kitchen helping her wash dishes. Beth goes to see Neil on his boat and they get back together, telling him that he is more of a husband than her sister’s husbands will ever be. Back at their apartment, Beth scolds Neil for bringing back a pair of pants she told him to leave on the boat. Neil insists that if she’s going to throw them out then to check the pockets for any valuables. Beth complies and discovers a box with a diamond ring, and turns around to find Neil kneeling down behind her. Neil proposes to her, telling her that for him to be happy then Beth needs to be happy. Beth accepts his proposal.

Live Free or Die Hard

  • Directors: Len Wiseman
  • Producers: Michael Fottrell, Arnold Rifkin, William Wisher, Stephen James Eads
  • Writers: Characters, Roderick Thorp, Story, Mark Bomback, David Marconi, Screenplay, Mark Bomback
  • Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Maggie Q, Kevin Smith

Thomas Gabriel (Olyphant), an extremely talented computer hacker and ex-NSA agent, along with his girlfriend Mai Linh (Maggie Q) have contacted several hackers across the United States, paying them handsomely to write segments of code. However, after each hacker has delivered the promised code, they are killed by a team of assassins sent by Mai. When Gabriel’s efforts are detected by a hack on the FBI computers, a nationwide roundup of all known top hackers is started. New York City police officer John McClane (Willis), out late to check up on his daughter Lucy Gennaro (Winstead), is assigned to bring in Matthew Farrell (Long) from Camden, New Jersey, who was writing code for Gabriel. As McClane collects Farrell, the two are attacked by Mai’s assassins, but McClane is able to extract Farrell and kill most of their attackers.

McClane drives Farrell down to the FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., where Farrell is questioned. As the transportation grid and stock market are brought down by Gabriel, Farrell believes that Gabriel is trying to run a “fire sale”, to demonstrate the over reliance of the country on computer-controlled systems, creating an “everything must go” situation by shutting down vital systems one by one. McClane and Farrell are driven by the FBI to a secure building, but Gabriel and Mai are able to locate Farrell and divert their convoy, sending gunmen in a helicopter to kill them. At the end of the chase scene, McClane sends a police car over a tollbooth to destroy the helicopter.

McClane dispatches the remainder of Gabriel’s men, but Gabriel holds Lucy and Farrell hostage. McClane is wounded after Gabriel shoots him in the shoulder. He forces McClane to watch as he prepares to kill Lucy and Farrell. However, McClane pushes Gabriel’s gun into his own body, forcing it to fire through his own shoulder and into Gabriel, killing him. McClane and Lucy are reunited, but to McClane’s chagrin, Lucy and Farrell express a mutual romantic interest.

Drag Me to Hell

  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Producers: Grant Curtis, Joshua Donen, Joseph Drake, Nathan Kahane, Sam Raimi, Robert G Tapert
  • Writers: Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer

An unsuspecting young woman (Lohman) becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.[1][2]When Christine disallows an old woman an extension on her mortgage payment, to prove she is able to make tough decisions to her boss, she is attacked by the old woman while getting into her car, and has a curse set upon her, threatening to send her to Hell for eternity.

Dodgeball A True Underdog Story

  • Directors: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Producers: Stuart Cornfeld, Ben Stiller
  • Writers: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Genres: Comedy, Sport
  • Actors: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Jason Bateman, and Rip Torn

Peter LaFleur (Vaughn) is the laid-back, down-to-earth owner of Average Joe’s, a failing, decaying gym with a handful of loyal, but eccentric, members, including Steve the Pirate (Alan Tudyk), Justin (Justin Long), Gordon (Stephen Root), and employees Dwight (Chris Williams) and Owen (Joel Moore). His rival, White Goodman (Stiller), owner of the glamorous Globo-Gym located across the street, has purchased Average Joe’s defaulted mortgage. Therefore, Peter must raise $50,000 in 30 days in order to redeem the equity of redemption on the about-to-be-foreclosed mortgage, or else Goodman will successfully foreclose upon Average Joe’s Gym and demolish it for a parking garage. Working on this transaction is attorney Kate Veatch (Taylor), whom White attempts and fails to charm on multiple different occasions. However, Veatch and Peter develop a friendship despite her role in his business troubles. After various half-hearted attempts at money-raising fail, Gordon declares that they can win the money needed to pay the redemption costs by winning a dodgeball competition in Las Vegas, and begin to train to enter the tournament. The team watches a 1950s-style training film featuring legendary dodgeball star Patches O’Houlihan (played by Rip Torn) to learn about dodgeball.

The Average Joes become a success, Justin’s girlfriend Amber becomes pregnant, and White drowns his sorrows in junk food, becoming obese again as a result. After the end credits White is seen on the on his couch listening to the song Milkshake while rubbing his nipples together