Doomsday

  • Directors: Neil Marshall
  • Producers: Benedict Carver, Steven Paul
  • Writers: Neil Marshall
  • Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell

In 2008, the Reaper virus infects Scotland, resulting in the country being walled off by the British government. A Scottish woman brings her little daughter, injured in one eye but otherwise healthy, to soldiers for rescue. The mother convinces them to airlift her daughter and gives her daughter an envelope. Years pass after the successful quarantine, with the contained population apparently dying off. Decades later, the virus, thought to be contained, reappears in London. Prime Minister Hatcher and his puppeteer Canaris share with domestic security chief Captain Nelson news of survivors in Scotland, believing a cure may have been found. They ask him to send a team into the walled-off area to find medical researcher Dr. Kane, who was last known to be working on a cure when Scotland was quarantined. Nelson chooses Major Eden Sinclair, the little girl now grown up with a cybernetic eye replacing her lost eye, to lead the team.

Inside the wall, while investigating Kane’s last known location, Sinclair and her team are ambushed by plague survivors. As some team members are killed, Sinclair and Dr. Talbot are captured while Sergeant Norton and Dr. Stirling manage to escape. Sinclair is interrogated and tortured by the leader of the survivors, Sol. Dr. Talbot is barbecued alive by the cannibalistic survivors. During the cookout, Sinclair escapes from her cell and comes across Kane’s daughter, Cally, also imprisoned. Freed by Sinclair, Cally leads her to a waiting train manned by her friend Joshua, and Norton and Stirling meet up with them to escape from Sol and his men. The train takes them to the mountains, where they take a shortcut through a hidden military facility to the castle where Kane dwells. They are surrounded by Kane’s medieval soldiers, Joshua is killed, and everyone else surrenders to Kane’s medieval men. Sinclair discovers from Kane that the survivors are naturally immune and that he has been warring with his son, Sol. There is no cure for the virus. Sinclair defeats Kane’s executioner, Telamon, in an open arena within the castle, and her teammates help her escape from the castle. They retreat to the facility and find a Bentley in storage to use as escape, though Norton is killed in the process.

In Scotland, Sinclair, Cally, and Stirling run into Sol’s men on the highway and lead them on a car chase. Sol attempts to hijack the Bentley, but while he is on the roof, Sinclair plows the car through a roadblocked bus, decapitating him. Using a GPS cell phone also taken from the facility, Sinclair summons a government gunship and hands over the cure to Canaris: the immune survivor Cally from whose blood a vaccine can be replicated. Canaris, who arrives with the gunship, shares his plan with Sinclair to withhold the cure for political reasons and invites her back to London. Sinclair chooses to stay and goes to find her old home located at the address on the envelope her mother had left her. Nelson, having been given the envelope by Sinclair before she left on the mission, finds her there. Sinclair provides Nelson a video of her conversation with Canaris, which she recorded with her cybernetic eye. Nelson takes the recording back to London and airs it publicly, exposing Canaris’ plan to hold back the cure. Sinclair returns to the location where she and her team were first attacked by the cannibalistic tribe and, presenting them with Sol’s severed head, is cheered as their new leader.

Halloween

  • Directors: Rob Zombie
  • Producers: Malek Akkad, Rob Zombie, Andy Gould
  • Writers: Screenplay, Rob Zombie, Characters by, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Genres: Horror
  • Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor Compton, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris, William Forsythe

On Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois, having already shown signs of psychopathic tendencies, ten year old Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch) murders his sister Judith (Hanna R. Hall), her boyfriend Steve (Adam Weisman), his mother’s boyfriend Ronnie (William Forsythe), and a school bully (Daryl Sabara). After the longest trial in the state’s history, Michael is found guilty of first degree murder and sent to Smith’s Grove – Warren County Sanitarium under the care of child psychologist Dr. Sam Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).

Michael initially cooperates with Dr. Loomis, claiming no memory of the killings; his mother, Deborah (Sheri Moon Zombie), visits him regularly. After a year, Michael becomes fixated on his papier-mâché masks, closing himself off from everyone, even his mother. When Michael kills a nurse (Sybil Danning) during one of her visits, Deborah can no longer handle the situation and commits suicide. For the next fifteen years, Michael (Tyler Mane) continues making his masks and not speaking to anyone. Dr. Loomis, having continued to treat Michael over the years, attempts to move on with his life and closes Michael’s case. Later, while being prepared for transfer to maximum security, Michael escapes Smith’s Grove, killing the sanitarium guards and a truck driver (Ken Foree) for his clothes, and heads to Haddonfield. On Halloween, Michael arrives at his old home, now abandoned, and finds a kitchen knife and Halloween mask he stored under the floorboards the night he killed his sister.

Meanwhile, Annie convinces Laurie to babysit Lindsey Wallace (Jenny Gregg Stewart), a girl Annie is supposed to be watching, long enough so she can have sex with her boyfriend Paul (Max Van Ville). Annie and Paul return to the Wallace home; during sex, Michael kills Paul and attacks Annie. Bringing Lindsey home, Laurie finds Annie on the floor, bloodied but alive, and calls 911. She is attacked by Michael, who chases her back to the Doyle home. Sheriff Brackett and Loomis hear the 911 call and head to the Wallace residence. Michael kidnaps Laurie, and takes her back to his home. Michael approaches Laurie and tries to show her that she is his younger sister. Unable to understand, Laurie grabs Michael’s knife and stabs him before escaping the house; Michael chases her, but is repeatedly shot by Dr. Loomis. Laurie and Loomis are just about to leave when Michael grabs Laurie and heads back to the house. Loomis intervenes, but Michael attacks him by squeezing Loomis’s skull with his hands. Laurie takes Loomis’ gun and runs upstairs; she is chased by Michael, who, after cornering her on a balcony, charges her head-on and knocks both of them over the railing. Laurie finds herself on top of a bleeding Michael. Aiming Loomis’ gun at his face, she repeatedly pulls the trigger until the gun finally goes off just as Michael’s hand grips Laurie’s wrist.

H2 Halloween 2

  • Directors: Rob Zombie
  • Producers: Malek Akkad, Andy Gould, Rob Zombie
  • Writers: Screenplay, Rob Zombie, Characters by, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Genres: Horror
  • Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor Compton, Tyler Mane

Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) returns to his home town of Haddonfield, bringing death in his wake, to bring “closure to the secrets of his […] past”. An unlikely individual steps up to put an end to Michael.[1]

Happily Ever After

  • Directors: John Howley
  • Producers: Lou Scheimer
  • Writers: Robby London, Martha Moran
  • Genres: Family, Animation, Musical, Fantasy
  • Actors: Irene Cara, Edward Asner, Carol Channing, Dom DeLuise, Phyllis Diller, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Horton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Linda Gary, Jonathan Harris, Sally Kellerman, Tracey Ullman, Frank Welker

Happily Ever After was a sequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, taking place where that film left off. The wicked Lord Maliss — brother of Snow White’s dead Queen stepmother — attempts to exact revenge on Snow White and her Prince. When the Prince is kidnapped, Snow White flees to the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, only to find their female cousins, the Seven “Dwarfelles”, occupying the area. Together with the Dwarfelles, Snow White fights against Lord Maliss, a powerful sorcerer who has the special ability to shapeshift into a dragon-like creature.

Bolt

  • Directors: Chris Williams, Byron Howard
  • Producers: Clark Spencer, John Lasseter
  • Writers: Idea, Chris Sanders, Screenplay, Chris Williams, Dan Fogelman
  • Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell

A girl named Penny and a dog named Bolt star on a hit television series called Bolt in which the titular character has various superpowers and must constantly thwart the evil plans of the nefarious Doctor Calico. To gain a more realistic performance, the TV show’s producers have deceived Bolt his entire life, arranging the filming in such a way that Bolt believes the television show is real and he really has superpowers. After filming completes for the latest episode, Bolt escapes from his on-set trailer mistakenly believing Penny has been kidnapped by the television villain. He attempts to break through a window, knocking himself unconscious as he falls into a box of styrofoam. With no one aware Bolt is in the box, it is shipped from Hollywood to New York City. In New York, he meets Mittens, a female alley cat who bullies pigeons out of their food. Bolt, convinced this is another adventure, forces Mittens to help him get back to Hollywood, and the two start their journey westward. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Penny is deeply saddened over Bolt’s disappearance but is forced by the studio to continue filming with a Bolt lookalike. As their adevnture proceeds, Bolt starts to notice that his superpowers aren’t working, and rationalizes this is the effect that styrofoam has on his body.

Penny and her mother subsequently quit the show when their agent attempts to exploit the incident for publicity purposes. Penny herself adopts Mittens and Rhino, and moves to a rural home to enjoy a simpler, happy lifestyle with Bolt and her new pets. The show continues, but with a replacement “Bolt” and “Penny”, and adopting an alien abduction storyline suggested by a character they met on the way.

A Clockwork Orange

  • Directors: Stanley Kubrick
  • Producers: Stanley Kubrick
  • Writers: Novel, Anthony Burgess, Screenplay, Stanley Kubrick
  • Genres: Crime, Thriller
  • Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, James Marcus, Patrick Magee, Michael Tarn

Narrated by Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), the film opens on Alex and his droogs partaking of narcotic-spiked milk at the Korova Milk Bar prior to an evening of “the old ultra-violence”. They proceed to beat up an elderly vagrant under a motorway and get in a brawl with a rival gang led by Billyboy[2] (Richard Connaught). Upon hearing the sounds of police sirens, the gang flees, stealing a car and driving into the countryside. They then gain entry to the home of Mr. Alexander, a writer, under false pretenses and assault him while sexually assaulting his wife, all while Alex sings “Singin’ in the Rain”. When they return to the milk bar, Alex chides Dim (Warren Clarke), one of his droogs, when he criticizes the work of Beethoven, an artist Alex admires.

The next day, after skipping school and ignoring the concerns of Mr. Deltoid (Aubrey Morris), a social worker, Alex regroups with his droogs who insist on running the gang in a different manner that entails more ambitious crimes. As they walk by a canal, Alex turns and attacks his droogs to re-establish his leadership. That night, the gang attempts to burgle the home of a “cat lady” (Miriam Karlin) that runs a health farm. In the process, she gets into a fight with Alex, and Alex mortally wounds her with a phallus-shaped statue. As he attempts to flee as the police arrive, his droogs smash a glass bottle across his face, wounding him and leave him to be arrested. During his interrogation, Alex is told by Mr. Deltoid that he is now a murderer as the cat lady died from her injuries.

Alex recovers consciousness to find himself in traction, with dreams about doctors messing around inside his head. Through a series of psychological tests, Alex finds he no longer has a revulsion to violence. The Minister of the Interior comes to Alex and apologizes for subjecting him to the treatment, and informs him that Mr. Alexander has been arrested. The Minister then offers Alex an important government job and as a show of goodwill, has a stereo wheeled to his bedside playing Beethoven’s Ninth. Realising that he has no adverse reaction to the music but instead images of sexual pleasures, Alex states “I was cured all right!”