Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps

  • Directors: Oliver Stone 2
  • Producers: Producer, Oliver Stone 3, Edward R Pressman 3, Michael Douglas 3, Co Producer, Eric Kopeloff 3, Executive Producer, Alessandro Camen 3, Celia D Costas 3
  • Writers: Story, Bryan Burrough 3, Screenplay, Allan Loeb 3, Writer, Stephen Schiff 3
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Michael Douglas 3, Shia LaBeouf 3, Josh Brolin 4 5, Carey Mulligan, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella

The film is set 23 years after the first film, in June 2008,[14] and Gordon Gekko has just been released from prison. Despite his initial attempts to warn Wall Street of the forthcoming economic downturn and stock market crash, no one believes him due to his reduced standing in the financial world. Gekko decides to re-focus his attention on rebuilding his relationship with his estranged daughter, Winnie. Due to their time apart, and the fact that Winnie blames Gekko for her brother Rudy’s suicide,[19] she avoids any contact with him. At the same time, the mentor of young Wall Street trader Jacob unexpectedly dies, and Jacob suspects his hedge fund manager of being involved in the death. Jacob, who is Winnie’s fiance, seeks revenge and agrees to Gekko’s offer of help, in return for which Jacob agrees to help Gekko with Winnie.[17]

The Lovely Bones

  • Directors: Peter Jackson
  • Producers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham, Executive producer, Steven Spielberg
  • Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Novel, Alice Sebold
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli

On December 6 1973, fourteen year old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is raped and murdered by a neighbor, George Harvey (Stanley Tucci), a serial killer of young girls and women. Susie finds herself in ‘the in-between’ – a Heaven-like place, observing her family as they grieve for her. She also watches her killer who, having covered his tracks successfully, is preparing to murder again. Her father Jack (Mark Wahlberg) is trying to figure out who murdered Susie. He has the pieces, but he can’t fit them together. Susie struggles to balance her desire for vengeance on Harvey and her desire to have her family recover from their loss.[4]

Speed Racer

  • Directors: Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
  • Producers: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Joel Silver
  • Writers: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Genres: Action, Family, Sport
  • Actors: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Kick Gurry, Roger Allam, Matthew Fox

Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is an 18-year-old whose life and love has always been automobile racing. His parents Pops (John Goodman) and Mom (Susan Sarandon) run the independent Racer Motors, in which his brother Spritle (Paulie Litt), mechanic Sparky (Kick Gurry), and girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci) are also involved. As a child Speed idolized his record-setting older brother Rex Racer (Scott Porter), but Rex was disowned by Pops for his decision to join a corporate racing team and was publicly defamed for appearing to cheat in a race. He was then killed while racing in the Casa Cristo 5000, an incredibly intense cross-country racing rally notorious for rough and foul play. Now embarking on his own career, Speed Racer is quickly sweeping the racing world with his skill behind the wheel of the Mach 5, but remains primarily interested in the art of the race and the well-being of his family.

Mr. Royalton (Roger Allam), owner of conglomerate Royalton Industries, offers Speed an astoundingly luxurious lifestyle in exchange for signing to race with him. Speed is tempted but declines due to his father’s distrust of power-hungry corporations. Angered, Royalton reveals that for many years the key races have been fixed by by corporate interests, including Royalton himself, to gain profits. He threatens Speed’s career and family, making good on these threats by having his drivers force Speed into a crash that destroys the Mach 5 and bombarding his family’s business with lawsuits. Speed decides that he must do something to stop Royalton and save the Racer business, and an opportunity to do so arises in the form of Inspector Detector (Benno Fürmann), head of a corporate crimes division. Racer Taejo Togokhan (Rain) claims to have evidence that could indict Royalton but will only offer it up if Speed and the mysterious masked Racer X (Matthew Fox) agree to race on his team in the Casa Cristo 5000. Taejo believes that a win could substantially raise the stock price of his family’s racing business and thus cause a proposed Royalton-arranged buyout to be more expensive. Speed agrees but keeps his decision secret from his family.

Speed enters the Grand Prix against great odds: Royalton has placed a bounty on his head that the other drivers are eager to collect, and he is pitted against legendary Hall of Fame driver Cannonball Taylor (Ralph Herforth). Speed overcomes a slow start to catch up with Taylor, who uses a cheating device called a spearhook to latch Speed’s car to his. Speed uses his jump jacks to expose the device to video cameras and cause Taylor to crash. Speed wins the race, having successfully exposed Royalton’s crimes. Racer X, who is watching the race, reveals through a flashback montage that he is indeed Rex, having faked his death and undergone plastic surgery to change his appearance as part of his plan to save his family and the sport of racing. He chooses not to reveal his identity to his family, believing it would do more harm than good. The Racer family celebrates Speed’s victory as Speed and Trixie kiss, and Royalton is sent to jail.

Enchanted

  • Directors: Kevin Lima
  • Producers: Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Writers: Bill Kelly
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
  • Actors: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, Susan Sarandon

Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in the blissful, traditional animated world of Andalasia, where animals are talkative companions and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. She dreams of her true love and as she sings about true love’s kiss to her chipmunk friend Pip (voiced by Jeff Bennett) and other forest animals, Prince Edward (James Marsden) hears her voice in the forest. After he rescues her from a troll, they decide to marry the next day. Edward’s stepmother, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), disguises herself as an old hag and pushes Giselle into a magic portal to the modern world – a world “where there are no happily ever afters” in order to keep her stepson single and thus remain queen.

Giselle emerges in the live-action world of New York City and meets Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), a cynical, realistic divorce lawyer who is reluctant to help her find her way home. He allows her to stay at his apartment despite believing that she is crazy and worrying about the safety of his young daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey). To Robert’s surprise, Giselle invites animals in the city—rats and other vermin—to help her clean his apartment, and constructs a dress using material cut from his curtains. Robert reaches the end of his patience when Giselle causes a fight between him and his soon-to-be-fiancée, Nancy (Idina Menzel) by making her think he’s unfaithful, and a scene at his office because of her naivete.

Nancy leaves with Edward to Andalasia and marries him. Robert and Giselle open up a boutique, where they are assisted by both humans and animals. Both Nathaniel and Pip become successful authors in the modern world and Andalasia respectively. The last scene shows Giselle, Robert, and Morgan playing together and living happily ever after as a family.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Directors: Jim Sharman
  • Producers: Lou Adler, Michael White
  • Writers: Stage play, Richard O Brien, Screenplay, Richard O Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Genres: Comedy, Musical
  • Actors: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Meat Loaf

The story, narrated by a criminologist, is that of a newly engaged young couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy night. Seeking a phone with which to call for help, the two knock on the door of a nearby castle, which they find is inhabited by strange and outlandish people who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. They watch, still wet from the rain, as the Transylvanians dance the Time Warp, the film’s signature song.

They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, a bizarre and self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” and his servants, brother and sister Riff-Raff and Magenta, as well as a groupie Columbia and an ensemble of convention attendees.

Frank claims to have discovered the “secret to life itself” and in a scene inspired by the classic Frankenstein movies, his creation Rocky Horror is brought to life. The ensuing celebration is interrupted by Eddie, an ex-delivery boy, who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle and performs a rock-and-roll number. In a jealous rage, Frank corners and slaughters him with an ice axe.

Rocky and the guests are served dinner, which they soon realize has been prepared from Eddie’s remains. Janet runs screaming into Rocky’s arms, and is chased through the halls of the castle by Frank and the rest following behind. Janet, Brad, Dr. Scott, Rocky, and Columbia all meet in Frank’s lab, where Frank captures them with the Medusa Transducer, a machine which transforms them into living statues, and then forces them to perform in a cabaret-style floor show. The performance is interrupted by the appearance of Riff-Raff and Magenta, who stage a coup and announce their plan to return to the planet Transsexual. After explaining to Frank that he is not going back with them, they use a laser to kill him, and in the process also kill Columbia and Rocky. They release the remaining earthlings — Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott — warning them to get off the property; after they do so, the entire castle takes off into space to return to the planet of Transsexual, in the galaxy of Transylvania.

Shall We Dance

  • Directors: Peter Chelsom
  • Producers: Simon Fields, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
  • Writers: Masayuki Suo title Shall We Dance original screenplay, Audrey Wells
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ann Walter, Stanley Tucci

John Clark (Richard Gere) is a lawyer with a charming wife and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing as he makes his way every day through the city. Each evening on his commute home through Chicago, John sees a beautiful woman staring with a lost expression through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train one night, and signs up for ballroom dancing lessons, hoping to meet her. At first, it seems like a mistake. His teacher turns out to be not Paulina (Jennifer Lopez), but the older Miss Mitzi (Anita Gillette), and John proves just as clumsy as his equally clueless classmates on the dance-floor. Even worse, when he does meet Paulina, she icily tells John she hopes he has come to the studio to seriously study dance and not to look for a date. But, as his lessons continue, John falls in love with dancing. Keeping his new obsession from his family and co-workers, John feverishly trains for Chicago’s biggest dance competition. His friendship with Paulina blossoms, as his enthusiasm rekindles her own lost passion for dance. But the more time John spends away from home, the more his wife Beverly (Susan Sarandon) becomes suspicious. With his secret about to be revealed, John has to do some fancy footwork to keep his dream going and realize what it is he really yearns for.

Igby Goes Down

  • Directors: Burr Steers
  • Producers: Lisa Tornell, Trish Hofmann, David Rubin
  • Writers: Burr Steers
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
  • Actors: Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon

Kieran Culkin plays Jason “Igby” Slocumb, a sarcastic seventeen year old boy, rebelling against the oppressive world of his strict East Coast “old money” family. His father Jason (Bill Pullman) suffering from schizophrenia has been committed to an institution; Igby fears a mental breakdown like his father. His mother Mimi (Susan Sarandon) is self-absorbed and distant. Igby mockingly describes his ambitious older brother Ollie (Ryan Phillippe) as a facist or alternatively a Young Republican, and that he studies Neo-Fascism (Economics) at Columbia University.

Igby figures there must be a better life out there, and he sets out to find it, rebelling against his family at every opportunity. After happily flunking out of several prep schools, he ends up in a brutal military academy where he gets beaten by his fellow students. After escaping and spending time in a Chicago hotel courtesy of his mothers credit card Igby is sent to New York for the summer to his godfather D.H. Banes (Jeff Goldblum). While working construction for D.H. he first encounters Rachel (Amanda Peet) a “dancer who doesn’t dance”, his godfather’s heroin-addicted trophy mistress. Rather than return to school, he escapes into the bohemian underworld of Manhattan, hiding out with Rachel and her friend Russel (Jared Harris) “an artist who doesn’t paint”. He hooks up with terminally bored, part-time lover Sookie (Claire Danes), only for her to later leave him for his brother Ollie.

Director Burr Steers’ uncle Gore Vidal has a brief cameo as a Catholic priest.