Fame

  • Directors: Kevin Tancharoen
  • Producers: Mark Canton, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard Wright
  • Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Allison Burnett
  • Genres: Musical
  • Actors: Paul McGill, Paul Iacono, Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammar, Charles S Dutton, Kay Panabaker, Megan Mullally

“A reinvention of the Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a group of actors, singers, dancers and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that only from talent, dedication and hard work.

“In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance and self-discovery.

“As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve fame.”

Crank High Voltage

  • Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
  • Producers: Michael Paseornek, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Skip Williamson, Richard Wright, David Rubin
  • Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
  • Genres: Action
  • Actors: Jason Statham, Amy Smart

The film opens with a sequence designed to look like a classic video game, depicting Chev Chelios’ (Jason Statham) fall from a helicopter during the final moments of the original Crank. Immediately after his fall, he is scooped off the street via snow shovel by group of Chinese medics and removed from the scene.

He wakes up in a makeshift hospital and sees doctors removing his heart while Johnny Vang (Art Hsu) watches. The doctors place Chev’s heart in a red cooler with a padlock, and place a clear plastic artificial heart in his chest. Chev passes out. He wakes up, and escapes. He notices a yellow battery pack is attached to him. After a gunfight and the interrogation of a thug, Chev learns the location of Johnny Vang – the Cypress Social Club.

Chev calls Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam), who tells him that he has been fitted with an AbioCor Artificial heart. Once the external battery pack runs out, the internal battery will kick in and he will have one hour before it stops working. He crashes his car in the middle of the conversation, destroying his external battery pack. In order to keep going, Chev has the driver use his jumper cables on himself, and runs to the Club.

During the first part of the credits, Doc Miles places Chev’s heart back in (although we don’t see what he does with Poon Dong) while Eve watches (due to the fire, Chev is covered in full-body bandages). At first, it looks like a failure, but after everyone leaves, Chev’s eyes open, and his heart is heard beating leaving the door open for a sequel.

Citizen Game

  • Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
  • Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Skip Williamson
  • Writers:
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Gerard Butler

Set in the near-future, mind-control technology has taken society by storm and a multiplayer on-line game called “Slayers” allows humans control other humans in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable (Gerard Butler) the on-line champion of the game, and with his every move tracked by millions, his ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game’s mastermind (Hall) through launching an attack on the system that has imprisoned him.[1]