You Again

  • Directors: Andy Fickman
  • Producers: Andy Fickman, John J Strauss, Eric Tannenbaum
  • Writers: Moe Jelline
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Jimmy Wolk, Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth

A young woman, Marni (Kristen Bell), discovers her brother, Will (Jimmy Wolk), is about to marry the girl, Joanna (Odette Yustman), who was Marni’s High School rival and Marni sets out to expose the fiancee’s true colors. The plot thickens when Marni’s mother Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis) meets up with Joanna’s aunt Ramona (Sigourney Weaver) and it is revealed that Gail and Ramona were also high school rivals.

Cloverfield

  • Directors: Matt Reeves
  • Producers: J J Abrams, Bryan Burk
  • Writers: Drew Goddard
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Michael Stahl David, T J Miller, Jessica Lucas, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Vogel

The film is presented as if it were a video file recovered from a digital camcorder by the United States Department of Defense. The film begins with a disclaimer stating that the following footage is of a case designated “Cloverfield” and was found in the area “formerly known as Central Park”.

Robert “Rob” Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) wakes up in the morning on April 27 after sleeping with a previously platonic best friend, Elizabeth “Beth” McIntyre (Odette Yustman). They plan to leave for Coney Island that day. The footage overlaps, cutting to the next month, when Rob’s brother Jason (Mike Vogel) and his girlfriend Lily (Jessica Lucas) prepare a farewell party for Rob as he is about to leave for his job in Japan. While the party goes on, Jason gives their friend Hudson “Hud” Platt (T.J. Miller) the task of filming last testimonials for Rob, but while filming the party and his unsuccessful flirting with his crush Marlena Diamond (Lizzy Caplan), Hud also accidentally tapes over Rob and Beth’s Coney Island trip. It also becomes apparent that Rob and Beth’s relationship is at a low point due to him leaving to Japan and Beth bringing another date to the party. After an argument Beth leaves the party, and Rob sits on the fire escape while Jason and Hud vainly try to console him. Suddenly, an earthquake strikes the city and suffers a brief power outage. The local news reports that an oil tanker had capsized in the bay off Liberty Island. Party guests go to the roof to spot the disaster and witness a huge explosion at Lower Manhattan which sends burning debris into the air which starts to land on the roof they are standing on. The party-goers run down the stairwell and into the street, which is filled with panicked city-dwellers, where the head of the Statue of Liberty suddenly appears crashing down on the road before stopping near their building. Hud records what appears to be a giant monster between the buildings several blocks away before everyone is forced to take shelter in a convenience store when the Woolworth Building collapses.

After the credits a garbled recording can be heard. When played backwards, the audio says “It’s still alive”.

The Unborn

  • Directors: David S Goyer
  • Producers: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
  • Writers: David S Goyer
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, James Remar, Idris Elba, Rhys Coiro, Carla Gugino

Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) is plagued by nightmare visions of strange looking dogs, and an evil child with bright blue eyes.

While baby-sitting Matty, her neighbor’s son attacks her with a mirror. After being hit with the mirror, Casey’s eyes begin to change color, an optician explains that she is experiencing Tetragametic chimerism and Heterochromia. After questioning her father she learns she had a twin brother who died in the womb. Casey begins to suspect that the spirit haunting her is the soul of her dead twin, being possessed by a dybbuk, wanting to be born so it can transfer to the world of the living.

Casey meets a woman named Sofi, who is revealed to be her grandmother. Sofi explains that she had a twin brother who was killed in Nazi experiments in Auschwitz when they were both just children (presumably having been experimented on by Josef Mengele, as Sofi describes him as looking like an angel and Mengele was often referred to as the Angel of Death). The boy was brought back to life by a dybbuk who intended to use his body as a portal into the world of the living. Sofi killed her twin to stop the dybbuk, and now it haunts her family for revenge. Sofi refers Casey to Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman), who can perform a Jewish exorcism to remove the dybbuk.

The exorcism is performed, but things go awry as the dybbuk tries to stop Rabbi Sendak from completing the ritual. Several people are wounded and others are killed. The exorcism is finally completed, and the dybbuk is drawn back from the human world. Casey’s boyfriend is severely wounded and later dies with Casey by his side. Casey mourns him and she soon finds out that she is pregnant by him, with twins.