• 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.

The Lost Boys

  • Directors: Joel Schumacher
  • Producers: Harvey Bernhard, Richard Donner
  • Writers: Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Dianne Wiest

After a strange and mysterious murder at a fairground at the immediate start of the film, Michael and Sam move with their mother Lucy to Santa Carla, a coastal California town plagued with gang activity and unexplained disappearances. The family moves in with Lucy’s father, a cantankerous old man who lives in the outlying suburbs of town and who decorates his house with the product of his hobby: taxidermy.

The center of town life seems to be the local boardwalk. While Lucy gets a job at a local video and electronics store run by a man named Max, Michael is fascinated by a beautiful young woman who he sees at an outdoor concert. After following her along the boardwalk, he sees her getting on a motorcycle with David, the leader of the local gang. The following night he finds the young woman again and learns her name is Star. As they are about to leave together on Michael’s motorcycle, David reappears and provokes Michael into following him and his cadre. They drive to some sea-cliffs where Michael is almost baited into going over the edge. Michael punches David, who merely sees potential in Michael and invites him to the gang’s lair, an old dilapidated hotel that sank beneath the ground after an earthquake.

The teens determine that one of the gang must be the head vampire. Michael, disgusted at the transformation he has undergone, joins them in an attempt to rescue Star and her young brother Laddie, also a “half vampire” and reverse their condition. The group borrow Grandpa’s car (without permission – Sam shouting permission to borrow the car as they drive by him.) Grandpa is seen making a fence and putting large spiked fence posts into the ground. The group travels to the vampire’s cave and while Michael rescues Star and Laddie, the Frog Brothers and Sam travel deep into the lair to kill the vampires. They discover the gang asleep, hanging from the roof like bats. Unsure of which one of the gang is the head vampire the Frog brothers stake Marko, one of the gang members who expires in an explosive fashion. With the rest of the gang woken by the commotion the three boys retreat, with Sam narrowly escaping capture by David. That night, while Lucy is on a date with Max and their grandfather is away, the teens barricade their house and prepare for the gang’s assault. Among other things they steal holy water from a church and fill squirt guns with it to use against the vampires. That night the gang attacks. With the help of Sam’s dog, Nanook, the defenders pick off the gang-members one by one, with Sam shooting Dwayne through the heart with an arrow, Nanook knocking Paul into a bathtub full of holy water and garlic, and Michael impaling David on some deer antlers in his grandfather’s taxidermy workshop. However, Michael is still a vampire, and Max and Lucy then appear and Max reveals himself to be the head vampire after all; the tests hadn’t worked because he had been freely invited into the house. He reveals that he had wanted Lucy as his mate and that his “family” and hers would merge. Lucy is horrified, but Max threatens to kill Sam unless she joins him. As Max is about to bite Lucy’s neck, her father crashes his jeep through the wall of the house; the vehicle’s hood is piled up with the large spiked fence posts (seen earlier when Grandpa is putting the fence up) and one of them impales Max, killing him. As the others stare in amazement, Grandpa casually gets a root beer from the refrigerator and remarks, “One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach… all the damn vampires.”

Young Guns

  • Directors: Christopher Cain
  • Producers: Christopher Cain, Joe Roth
  • Writers: John Fusco
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Western
  • Actors: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Jack Palance, Terence Stamp, Terry O Quinn

John Tunstall, an educated Englishman and cattle rancher in Lincoln County, New Mexico, hires wayward young gun men to live and work on his ranch. Tunstall’s ranch is in heavy competition with another well-connected rancher named Murphy and their men clash on a regular basis. Tunstall recruits Billy and tensions escalate into the murder of Tunstall. Billy (Estevez), Doc (Sutherland), Chavez (Phillips), Dick (Sheen), Dirty Steve (Mulroney), and Charlie (Siemaszko), consult their lawyer friend Alex who manages to get them deputized and given warrants for the arrest of Murphy’s murderous henchmen.

Billy quickly challenges Dick’s authority as leader of the group, vowing revenge to Murphy and the men responsible for killing Tunstall. The men call themselves “The Regulators” and begin to kill many of the men they are charged with arresting, most of them by Billy’s own hand. The men are stripped of their newly-found badges, which they find out about by reading a newspaper. That same paper also confuses Dick for Billy, showing a picture of Dick labeled “Billy the Kid”, a nickname to which Billy takes an immediate liking.

While the local authorities begin their hunt for Billy and the boys, The Regulators argue amongst each other whether to continue with their warrants or to go on the run. One of the men on their list of warrants tracks them down, barricades himself in an outhouse, and an intense shootout begins that ends up killing Dick. Billy appoints himself as the new leader of the group. The gang becomes famous and the U.S. Army are brought into the arena, charged with bringing them to justice under Murphy’s corrupt political influence.

The film was followed by its sequel, Young Guns II, in 1990.


  • Directors: Alexandre Aja
  • Producers: Alexandre Aja
  • Writers: Alexandre Aja
  • Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton

The movie starts with a terrified man running across a subway platform. He ends up in a locker room, and all of the locker doors swing open. Each door has a mirror on the inside, and each stops once the mirrors are aimed at him. To his horror, the room’s larger wall mirror begins to crack as he approaches it. He desperately apologizes to his reflection therein for running away, asking for forgiveness, he begins fervently cleaning it, and a piece of the fractured mirror falls off. He notices his reflection begin acting of its own accord as it picks up the shard of broken mirror and then slowly slashing its own throat. The man experiences the effects of this, his throat slices open, blood erupting from the wound, despite him not doing it himself. He collapses and dies.

Sometime later, Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland), an undercover police detective on suspension after shooting another officer, his partner, arrives for his first day on the job as a night security guard at a department store that had been gutted by fire and shuttered for close to a decade. As he is given a tour of the building, he is told about its history. The department store used to be a psychiatric hospital that experimented in treating schizophrenia. In 1952, a mass killing took place and the hospital was closed. It was later reopened as a luxury department store, the Mayflower. Carson comments on the pristine mirrors throughout the otherwise deteriorated place, and the guard comments that his predecessor had been obsessed with cleaning them.

Ben pulls himself out of the rubble and stumbles his way out of the building. Police and firemen are everywhere in the street, and a body is seen taken in a bag by paramedics, but nobody notices Ben. He looks at the older security guard’s nametag, and sees it is written in reverse (like a mirror), as is the word “Police” on a police car; even the wound he suffered earlier is on Ben’s opposite hand. Upon walking through New York with cars nearly running him over and people not noticing him as well, he comes upon the mirrored surface of a department store front and fails to see his own reflection as he reaches out to touch it. He realizes that he was crushed to death under the rubble and is now trapped in the mirror world, yet in our world we see a handprint appear on the glass surface.

A Few Good Men

  • Directors: Rob Reiner
  • Producers: David Brown, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman
  • Writers: Aaron Sorkin
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, J T Walsh, and, Kiefer Sutherland

LTJG Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), son of the late Lionel Kaffee (who held the positions of Attorney General and Navy Judge Advocate General), is an inexperienced U.S. Navy lawyer who leads the defense in the court-martial of two Marines, PFC Louden Downey (James Marshall) and LCpl Harold Dawson (Wolfgang Bodison), who are accused of murdering a fellow Marine of their unit, PFC William T. Santiago (Michael DeLorenzo), at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Santiago was not quite up to the task compared to his fellow Marines. He complained of health conditions that his superiors ignored and was generally disliked by everyone in his company. He had gone out of the chain of command to request a transfer off the base, even going so far as bargaining for one in exchange for blowing the whistle on Dawson for an “illegal fence-line shooting” when Dawson fired an unanswered shot toward the Cuban side.

In a flashback, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson), the C.O. of the Marine detachment at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is shown reading the letter detailing the incident to two subordinate officers: his executive officer LtCol Matthew Markinson (J.T. Walsh), and 1st LT. Jonathan Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland), Santiago’s platoon commander. Jessup and Kendrick are incensed that Santiago would do this, and Markinson is the only one who wants to go ahead with transferring Santiago off the base. However, Jessup gives a speech about their duty as officers to train those who defend their nation, sarcastically suggesting the logical extension of “surrendering our position in Cuba” if just one Marine is sent packing. He thus makes the decision not to transfer Santiago. Markinson questions it and, after LT Kendrick is dismissed, is reprimanded for questioning Jessup’s authority in the presence of another officer. Jessup then calls Kendrick in order to discuss “young William’s training”.

As they leave, Kaffee tells Dawson that he doesn’t need to wear a badge on his arm to have honor. Dawson reacts by saluting Kaffee, displaying a new respect for the man, having purposely refused to do so earlier when he dismissed Kaffee’s plea-bargaining methods as cowardice. Ross then announces that Kendrick will also be arrested.

Monsters vs Aliens

  • Directors: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
  • Producers: Lisa Stewart, Jill Hopper, Latifa Ouaou
  • Writers: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Conrad Vernon
  • Genres: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert

Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is hit by a meteor on the day of her wedding to weatherman Derek Dietl (Paul Rudd), absorbing a substance called quantonium and growing into a giantess. Alerted to the meteor crash, the military arrive and capture Susan. She is labeled a monster, renamed “Ginormica”, and sent to a top-secret prison facility headed by General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) and containing other monsters: B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), a brainless, indestructible gelatinous blob; Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie), a mad scientist with the head and abilities of a cockroach; the Missing Link (Will Arnett), an amphibious fish-ape hybrid; and Insectosaurus, a colossal grub that is even larger than Susan. The monsters are forbidden to have any contact with the outside world; while the other monsters have been living contentedly with this lifestyle for the past 50 years, Susan feels incredibly isolated and wishes to return to her old life.

An alien named Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) detects the quantonium radiation emanating from Earth and deploys a gigantic robotic probe to find it and extract it from its source, Susan. After a botched attempt by the President of the United States (Stephen Colbert) to make first contact with the robot, it begins destroying everything in sight, resisting all conventional military force used against it. General Monger convinces the President to use the monsters to fight the robot instead. The monsters accept the mission with the promise of freedom if they succeed. Arriving in San Francisco, Susan is chased by the robot across the city to the Golden Gate Bridge, where the monsters are able to defeat the robot.

The monsters receive a hero’s welcome upon their return. Derek attempts to get back with Susan for the sake of interviewing her, which could benefit his career; instead, Susan rejects him and forces him to endure the humiliation of being thrown into the air and caught, swallowed and spit out by B.O.B. on camera. At that moment, the monsters are alerted to a monster attack near Paris and fly off to combat the new menace.

Stand by Me

  • Directors: Rob Reiner
  • Producers: Bruce A Evans
  • Writers: Stephen King, Bruce A Evans, Raynold Gideon
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama
  • Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O Connell, Kiefer Sutherland

Stand by Me is a coming of age film set in the fictional Castle Rock, Oregon in 1959. It portrays a journey embarked upon by four 12-year-old boys across the woodlands near their hometown to see the dead body of another boy who was close to their own age. The film is told through the recollections of the main character, Gordie LaChance, a freelance writer. It describes how his friend Vern overheard his older brother discussing the body of a missing boy after accidentally coming across it in the woods with his friend.

The lead characters journey into the woods to find the body of a boy named Ray Brower, who was struck by a train while picking berries in the woods. Through the boys’ misadventures and conversations, the viewer learns about each character’s personality. Each of the boys, for varying reasons, lives in the shadow of their fathers and older brothers. Gordie’s talent for storytelling (as illustrated by his improvised short story “Lard-Ass”) pegs him as the most likely of the four to have a promising future.

The film contrasts the four main characters, who are depicted as well-meaning and relatively virtuous, with a gang of bullies called the “Cobras”, who are led by local hood “Ace” Merrill (Kiefer Sutherland). Crucial to the story are the often sophomoric interpersonal exchanges among the four main characters. Terms that director Rob Reiner fondly remembers using during his childhood, such as “two for flinching” and “pinky swear”, were resurrected by the film.[1]