Crash

  • Directors: Paul Haggis
  • Producers: Paul Haggis, Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Cathy Schulman
  • Writers: Screenplay, Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco, Story, Paul Haggis
  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Actors: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Philippe, Larenz Tate

A police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a film director hits with his wife who is ashamed and humiliated by two policemen, a locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets.

Mission Impossible II

  • Directors: John Woo
  • Producers: Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner
  • Writers: Screenplay, Robert Towne, Story, Ronald D Moore, Brannon Braga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

While working at Biocyte, an Australian company, Nekhorvich, a Russian scientist, is forced to develop a deadly bioweapon named “Chimera” which lies dormant in its host for twenty hours after infection, but then rapidly causes the body’s red blood cells to disintegrate and cause hemorrhaging and death while becoming highly infectious. At the same time, Nekhorvich has developed a potent counter-agent, “Bellerophon” to stop the effects of Chimera while in incubation. Nekhorvich realizes he must expose Biocyte’s research, and contacts his old friend Ethan Hunt, whom he refers to as “Dmitri”, to help assist him to reach the U.S. Government; in order to transfer Chimera, Nekhorvich uses his own body as a petri dish and makes sure he can reach the United States within 20 hours of departure to ensure he’s in time to administer Bellerophon. However, as he and Hunt cross the Rocky Mountains on a passenger plane, the captain—Hugh Stamp—claims that there is a drop in cabin pressure and releases the oxygen masks, and the rest of the crew and passengers are anesthetized due to an NO2 tank being supplemented to the oxygen mask air supply, and “Hunt” reveals himself to be Sean Ambrose, another IMF agent, who then breaks Nekhorvichs’ neck and takes the briefcase containing his research. Ambrose and the rest of his team jump from the plane before it crashes, killing all those aboard.

Hunt and his team kidnap McCloy and make him believe he has been infected with Chimera in order to learn what Biocyte’s plans were. McCloy reveals that they were planning on releasing Chimera and then make a fortune off the sale of Bellerophon. After Nekhorvich stole the only samples, McCloy contacted Ambrose to help return them, but Ambrose turned the tables, asking for a large sum of money to return the samples, which McCloy has agreed to. Knowing the samples are at the Biocyte headquarters, Hunt and the others plan a daring break-in. However, their presence was expected, and Ambrose has prepared an ambush while holding Nordoff-Hall as a hostage. A firefight breaks out, and Nordoff-Hall manages to get free and inject herself with the last remaining sample of Chimera, forcing Ambrose to keep her alive for at least twenty hours in order to get McCloy’s money. Hunt is able to flee the building and regroup with Stickell and Baird, and trace Ambrose to a Biocyte storage facility near Sydney. They learn that Ambrose has let Nordoff-Hall loose in Sydney, such that when Chimera becomes active, it will launch an outbreak that will send Biocyte’s stocks skyrocketing due to the demand for Bellerophon, and Ambrose is now blackmailing McCloy to make sure he has a controlling interest in the company’s shares. Hunt breaks up the meeting, grabbing samples of Bellerophon, and a large battle between Ambrose’s men and Hunt’s team breaks out. Hunt’s team is able to defeat all but Ambrose, and Hunt orders Stickell and Baird to locate Nordoff-Hall while he fights Ambrose alone. Hunt gains the upper hand and kills the rogue agent while his team members find and return Nordoff-Hall; Hunt is able to inject the Bellerophon into her body just in the nick of time to stop Chimera. Hunt is debriefed and confirms that all samples of Chimera have been destroyed, and then returns to his vacation, this time spending it with Nordoff-Hall on an Australian beach.

Run Fatboy Run

  • Directors: David Schwimmer
  • Producers: Sarah Curtis and Robert Jones
  • Writers: Michael Ian Black, Simon Pegg
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sport
  • Actors: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, Dylan Moran, Hank Azaria

Five years ago Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) was about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée; he got cold feet and ran away during the preparation for the wedding and he has been going in circles ever since. When Dennis discovers that Libby has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria), with their son, Jake, he realizes it’s now or never. He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby, he decides to run the race himself. Meanwhile, Jake, who has formed a crush on a girl in his class, runs away angry when he discovers that she prefers another boy just because he has a ponytail. Dennis, upon being informed by a frightened Libby, tracks him down and explains to him that he will find many things he does not like in his life and he should just stand up to them and face them, rather than running away, having made that mistake himself.

It takes a lot of motivation from his two “coaches”, Gordon, his best friend (Dylan Moran) and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar, his landlord (Harish Patel), who use some slightly unorthodox methods of training (mainly involving spatulas). Meanwhile, Whit proposes to Libby at her birthday party in front of everyone (including Dennis) at the time when Dennis was repairing his relationship with Libby. Libby accepts and this puts Dennis in a state of depression, just days before the big race. However, he decides to race anyway, as he has made a deal with Mr. Goshdashtidar’s daughter, Maya (India de Beaufort) in which he will be otherwise evicted if he does not finish and Gordon has all his money resting on him completing the race.

The film ends with Dennis asking the again single Libby to dinner, and her agreeing, marking the rekindling of their relationship. As the scene fades out, Gordon is heard speaking to two women in bikinis, telling them the story of Dennis, and Gordon tells them he will tell them the rest of the story, if they will join him on his boat (the prize presumably purchased with his winnings for betting on Dennis), as he ‘has a bottle of champagne open’. The film ends with the camera’s point of view moving up to the deck, revealing Gordon’s nude bottom peeking out from under his Hawaiian shirt, as the girls agree to come aboard.

W

  • Directors: Oliver Stone
  • Producers: Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Bill Block, Oliver Stone
  • Writers: Stanley Weiser
  • Genres: Biography, Drama
  • Actors: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Toby Jones, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Scott Glenn, Bruce McGill, Jennifer Sipes, Noah Wyle, Ioan Gruffudd

George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) endures an alcohol-fueled initiation by fellow Yale students as a pledge for the fictional Delta Iota Kappa fraternity. During the hazing, Bush successfully recalls the names and nicknames of many of the fraternity members and states that his father’s political legacy is one he has no interest in. After the younger Bush is jailed for rowdiness after a baseball game, his father, Texas Congressman George H.W. Bush (James Cromwell), states that he will help his son, but only for the last time. Bush quits an oil patch job soon after and is accepted into Harvard Business School, and gets into a drunken fight with his father that night. Bush reveals his real aspirations in a father-son talk: being a baseball manager.

At a poker game Bush announces he will run for Congress in Texas. At a barbecue Bush meets Laura Welch (Elizabeth Banks), his future wife. Bush is criticized by his opponent, Democrat Kent Hance, who says that Bush is not a “real Texan” and has spent campaign contributions to throw an alcohol fueled party to underage Texas Tech University students. Bush does poorly in the debate and loses the election, but with the highest number of votes for a Republican candidate in the county’s history.

Bush has a nightmare in which his father accuses him of ruining the Bush legacy, which he claims was intended for Jeb. Later, he dreams of playing center field in a baseball game, in which he cannot find the ball.

The Pursuit of Happyness

  • Directors: Gabriele Muccino
  • Producers: Will Smith, Steve Tisch, James Lassiter, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal
  • Writers: Steven Conrad
  • Genres: Biography, Drama
  • Actors: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Dan Castellaneta

In 1981, in San Francisco, the smart salesman and family man Chris Gardner invested the family savings in Osteo National bone-density scanners, an apparatus twice as expensive as an x-ray machine with practically the same resolution. The white elephant financially breaks the family, bringing troubles to his relationship with his wife, who leaves him and moves to New York. Without money or wife, but totally committed to his son Christopher, Chris sees the chance to fight for a stockbroker internship position at Dean Witter, fighting for a more promising career at the end of a six month – no salary – training period. There are twenty other candidates for the one position. Meanwhile, he encounters many challenges and difficulties, including a period of homelessness

Mission Impossible II

  • Directors: John Woo
  • Producers: Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner
  • Writers: Robert Towne, Ronald D Moore, Brannon Braga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

While working at Biocyte, an Australian company, Nekhorvich, a Russian scientist, is forced to develop a deadly bioweapon named “Chimera” which lies dormant in its host for twenty hours after infection, but then rapidly causes the body’s red blood cells to disintegrate and cause hemorrhaging and death while becoming highly infectious. At the same time, Nekhorvich has developed a potent counter-agent, “Bellerophon” to stop the effects of Chimera while in incubation. Nekhorvich realizes he must expose Biocyte’s research, and contacts his old friend Ethan Hunt, whom he refers to as “Dmitri”, to help assist him to reach the U.S. Government; in order to transfer Chimera, Nekhorvich uses his own body as a petri dish and makes sure he can reach the United States within 20 hours of departure to ensure he’s in time to administer Bellerophon. However, as he and Hunt cross the Rocky Mountains on a passenger plane, the captain—Hugh Stamp—claims that there is a drop in cabin pressure and releases the oxygen masks, and the rest of the crew and passengers are anesthetized due to an NO2 tank being supplemented to the oxygen mask air supply, and “Hunt” reveals himself to be Sean Ambrose, another IMF agent, who then breaks Nekhorvichs’ neck and takes the briefcase containing his research. Ambrose and the rest of his team jump from the plane before it crashes, killing all those aboard.

Hunt and his team kidnap McCloy and make him believe he has been infected with Chimera in order to learn what Biocyte’s plans were. McCloy reveals that they were planning on releasing Chimera and then make a fortune off the sale of Bellerophon. After Nekhorvich stole the only samples, McCloy contacted Ambrose to help return them, but Ambrose turned the tables, asking for a large sum of money to return the samples, which McCloy has agreed to. Knowing the samples are at the Biocyte headquarters, Hunt and the others plan a daring break-in. However, their presence was expected, and Ambrose has prepared an ambush while holding Nordoff-Hall as a hostage. A firefight breaks out, and Nordoff-Hall manages to get free and inject herself with the last remaining sample of Chimera, forcing Ambrose to keep her alive for at least twenty hours in order to get McCloy’s money. Hunt is able to flee the building and regroup with Stickell and Baird, and trace Ambrose to a Biocyte storage facility near Sydney. They learn that Ambrose has let Nordoff-Hall loose in Sydney, such that when Chimera becomes active, it will launch an outbreak that will send Biocyte’s stocks skyrocketing due to the demand for Bellerophon, and Ambrose is now blackmailing McCloy to make sure he has a controlling interest in the company’s shares. Hunt breaks up the meeting, grabbing samples of Bellerophon, and a large battle between Ambrose’s men and Hunt’s team breaks out. Hunt’s team is able to defeat all but Ambrose, and Hunt orders Stickell and Baird to locate Nordoff-Hall while he fights Ambrose alone. Hunt gains the upper hand and kills the rogue agent while his team members find and return Nordoff-Hall; Hunt is able to inject the Bellerophon into her body just in the nick of time to stop Chimera. Hunt is debriefed and confirms that all samples of Chimera have been destroyed, and then returns to his vacation, this time spending it with Nordoff-Hall on an Australian beach.

2012

  • Directors: Roland Emmerich
  • Producers: Roland Emmerich, Mark Gordon, Harald Kloser
  • Writers: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson

The world is devastated by a cataclysm in the year 2012, leaving survivors to struggle for their lives.[1] The film is inspired by the several hypotheses that state the ancient Mayans predicted a doomsday event will occur sometime around the 2012 winter solstice.[2]