The Ghost Writer

  • Directors: Roman Polanski
  • Producers: Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Patrick Wachsberger
  • Writers: Roman Polanski, Robert Harris
  • Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall

The plot of the film is based on the novel.[3]

When a successful British ghostwriter, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start—not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident. The Ghost flies out to work on the project, in the middle of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the U.S. Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a former British cabinet minister accuses Lang of authorizing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the CIA—a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang is staying with his wife, Ruth, and his personal assistant (and mistress), Amelia. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA—and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind.

Remember Me

  • Directors: Allen Coulter
  • Producers: Trevor Engelson, Nick Osborne, Erik Feig 1
  • Writers: Will Fetters, Jenny Lumet
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan

Tyler Roth (Robert Pattinson), a “rebellious young man” in New York City has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since his brother’s suicide. Tyler finds happiness after meeting Ally Craig (Emilie de Ravin) through “an unusual twist of fate”. But the two will soon find their relationship threatened.[3][4]

Dante s Peak

  • Directors: Roger Donaldson
  • Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, Joseph Singer
  • Writers: Leslie Bohem
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Jeremy Foley, Grant Heslov

Set in the fictional town of Dante’s Peak, Washington, located in the northern Cascade Mountains, the film is somewhat based on the real-life eruptions of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and is noted to have put emphasis on trying to accurately depict a volcanic eruption.[4] The type depicted in the film is a Plinian eruption.

The film begins with the volcanic eruption of an unnamed volcano in Colombia (the script says this is Galeras, and the eruption is presumably the 1993 eruption which killed several volcanologists) where volcanologist Dr. Harry Dalton (Brosnan) attempts to evacuate with his fiancée Marianne. As they begin heading out of the town, large volcanic bombs begin to crash onto the small town, one of which penetrates the vehicle and kills Marianne.

Four years later, Harry is called in from vacation to investigate activity going on in the Northern Cascades region near the town of Dante’s Peak. The first indication of volcanic activity is depicted when two young backpackers from Los Angeles are shown skinny dipping in a hot spring; a few minutes later, a small amount of volcanic activity turns the hot spring sulfuric, boiling the couple alive. At Dante’s Peak, the town is receiving an award for being “The second most desirable place to live in the United States, population under 20,000” and celebrating its annual “Pioneer Days Festival”. Harry meets with the town’s mayor, Rachel Wando (Hamilton), who accompanies him with her two children, Graham (Foley) and Lauren (Smith), up to the mountain’s “high lake” (high altitude lake located near the summit) to check the acidity in the water. After checking the acidity and picking up the mayor’s ex-mother in law, Ruth (Hoffman), the five of them head to the town’s hot springs where they discover the bodies of two dead backpackers, seared by the volcanic activity under the hot springs. Just before discovering the bodies, Graham attempts to make a dive into the springs since the bodies were hidden by steam, but in the nick of time Harry catches him and Lauren screams, thus revealing the bodies. After evaluating the situation, Harry calls a town meeting to discuss the option of putting the town on alert. As this occurs, Dalton’s boss, Dr. Paul Dreyfus (Charles Hallahan) shows up to evaluate the mountain and goes against Harry’s decision for putting the town on alert based on an economically devastating decision made in 1980 when he put the towns around Mammoth Mountain on alert without the mountain blowing. Despite feeling strongly opposed to the decision (and being asked to leave), Harry remains in the town to help Dreyfus and his USGS crew Greg, Terry, Nancy, and Stan (Heslov, Trutner, Field, and Ma) evaluate the possible eruption of the mountain. Initially, tests show no sign that the mountain will erupt, and after a week the crew begins to think about leaving the town. Over the same period, Harry forms a bond with the mayor and her children, turning romantic as the plot progresses. After the town’s water supply becomes sulfuric due to the acidity of the mountain breaching the town’s springs, Harry and Dreyfus then decide to put the town on alert and call for an evacuation. Rachel attempts to get her ex mother-in-law to come down but she refuses, preferring instead to stay at the cabin that she and her husband built higher up in the mountain.

After being rescued from the mine by a huge team, Harry meets the rest of his crew who tell him that Dreyfus didn’t make it and that “he got to see the show”. Rachel and her children are escorted out of the mine followed by applause from the rescue team for their survival. On board a helicopter, Graham asks Harry if he really meant what he said in the mine about taking the family fishing and Harry confirms it with the words, “Sure did.” He and Rachel clasp hands and kiss and Harry tells the helicopter pilot that they are ready to go. As the helicopter flies into the distance over the ruins of Dante’s Peak, the camera turns to the volcano, the tense theme music suggesting that it may erupt again at some point in the future, and that the town of Dante’s Peak would remain abandoned.

Percy Jackson the Olympians The Lightning Thief

  • Directors: Chris Columbus
  • Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Karen Rosenfelt
  • Writers: Novel, Rick Riordan, Screenplay, Craig Titley
  • Genres: Fantasy, Comedy
  • Actors: Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener, Sean Bean

A young boy named Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) discovers that he is the demigod son of the Greek god, Poseidon (Kevin McKidd). He embarks on a journey across modern-day America with his friends Annabeth Chase (Alexandra Daddario), also a demigod, and Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson), a satyr, to save his mother (Catherine Keener), return Zeus’ (Sean Bean) stolen lightning bolt, and prevent a war between the gods.[2][3][4]

Mamma Mia

  • Directors: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Producers: Judy Craymer, Benny Andersson, Phyllida Lloyd, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson
  • Writers: Catherine Johnson
  • Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance
  • Actors: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski

On the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) nervously posts three wedding invitations (“I Have a Dream”) to three different men. In response, from across the globe, they set off on their respective journeys.

Sophie’s two bridesmaids arrive and she shares with them a secret. Sophie has found her mother’s diary and learned she has three possible dads: New York-based Irish architect Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Swedish adventurer and writer Bill Andersson (Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd), and British banker Harry Bright (Colin Firth). She invited them without telling her mother, believing that after she spends time with them she will know who her father is (“Honey, Honey”).

Villa Donna owner Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) is ecstatic to reunite with old friends and former Donna and The Dynamos bandmates, wisecracking author Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy multiple divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski), and reveals her mystification at her daughter’s desire to get married. Donna explains her precarious finances to Rosie and Tanya (“Money, Money, Money”).

The three men arrive, and Sophie smuggles them to their quarters and explains that she, not her mother, sent the invitations. She begs the men to hide so Donna will have a surprise at the wedding: seeing the old friends of whom she “so often” favorably speaks. They overhear Donna working (humming “Fernando”) and the men swear to Sophie they won’t reveal her secret.

During the principal credits, Donna, Tanya, and Rosie reprise “Dancing Queen”, followed by “Waterloo” with the rest of the cast. Finally, Amanda Seyfried sings “Thank You for the Music” over the end credits.

Mrs Doubtfire

  • Directors: Chris Columbus
  • Producers:
  • Writers: Anne Fine, Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Actors: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is an out-of-work . Miranda (Sally Field) has reached the end of her patience with their marriage due to his irresponsibility. Since Daniel has no steady source of income (as Miranda was the main breadwinner of the family), Miranda gets primary custody of their three children (fourteen-year-old Lydia, twelve-year-old Chris and five-year-old Natalie) and Daniel has visitation rights limited to Saturday evenings. The news is crushing to Daniel, who adores his children.

When Daniel learns Miranda intends to place an advertisement for a housekeeper, he requests to pick them up from school and spend time with them. The children are receptive, but Miranda nixes the idea. Daniel sabotages the ad Miranda wrote, changing the phone number, so that he is the only applicant. He calls Miranda several times, disguising his voice while pretending to be various unsuitable applicants. He finally presents the perfect applicant: a 60-year-old widow from England with years of experience, giving the name “Mrs. Doubtfire” after reading the news headline “Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental”. With the cosmetics skills of his brother (Harvey Fierstein), a makeup artist, his brother’s partner, and his own acting talent, Daniel goes to the Hillard residence as Euphegenia Doubtfire. He uses his knowledge of his family’s passions, bringing up storytelling to his youngest daughter Natalie and soccer to Chris, and so is quickly offered the job. As Mrs. Doubtfire, Daniel is able to see his children every day, giving him the opportunity to be the firm father figure that he wasn’t formerly. He initially has the children doing chores and homework, but still finds time to join them in their favorite activities, including reading stories, soccer, and bike rides. The difference shows in the children, and Miranda remarks that something about Mrs. Doubtfire is very familiar.

In family court, Daniel acts as his own attorney and confesses his need to be with his children, but the judge, although feeling sympathy for Daniel and realizing his need to be with his children, finds Daniel’s behavior somewhat disturbing, and custody is awarded solely to Miranda, which only grieves her even more. Furthermore, Daniel’s visitation rights are further restricted, as the judge only allows him to see his children with supervision from a court liaison. Miranda and the children all miss Daniel very badly, and one day they see Aunt Euphegenia’s House, a new children’s TV show starring Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire. This evidence leads Miranda to renegotiate the terms of custody with Daniel and establish a joint custody arrangement. Miranda will not seek a housekeeper/caretaker while she is at work in the afternoons, instead arranging for the children to spend that time with Daniel. The film concludes with Daniel picking up his kids, and Miranda smiling while watching an episode of Aunt Euphegenia’s House, featuring advice to children of divorced parents, saying that no matter what type of family living arrangement children have, love will maintain the bond.