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Hush, Hush


Date- March 31st

Genre- Teen Fantasy

Rating- PG-13

Theaters- 3,256 theaters

Budget- 50 million

Running Time- 106 minutes or 1 hour and 46 minutes

Studio- O$corp Pictures

Director- D.J. Caruso

Actors and Actresses

Nora Grey- Nina Dobrev

Patch Cipriano- Max Irons


Plot: Nora Grey is an average sophomore student living in Cold-water, Maine. Her life is largely uneventful until she is seated next to mysterious senior Patch Cipriano in biology class, who has currently failed biology several times before. The two are initially at odds with one another, but Nora finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, even though he can attract and repel her with his behavior. Despite the strong pull she feels towards him, Nora continues to tell her best friend Vee that she’s not interested in Patch.

Vee later invites Nora to a local amusement park in an attempt to set up her up with Elliot, a boy that has expressed an attraction to Nora. The trip turns awkward when the group runs into Patch, which makes Elliot jealous. Nora confronts Patch who persuades Nora to meet him in front of the newly reformed roller coaster the Archangel. Nora later makes an excuse to find food and drink, and sets off to find Patch.


After find Patch, he manages to persuade her to ride Archangel, which turns into a disaster after Nora falls from the roller coaster, only to realize once the roller coaster is over, it was her imagination, leaving her shook up.


Afterwards Nora is unable to locate Vee and the others at the amusement park, Nora is left with no option to allow patch to drive her home. Once home, Patch offers to make taco's only to make Nora suspicious and worried as the size of the knife he uses changes size's. The two nearly kiss, but are interrupted by Vee calling in an attempt to locate Nora.


Nora becomes increasingly more connected with Patch and begins to change her opinion of him, especially after meeting his closes and only friend Rixon. Meanwhile she also begins to grow more curious and suspicious of Elliot after discovering his involvement in a murder case in his last school.


Nora becomes terrified for her life after discovering that a bag lady she had bumped into looking for Vee, had been murdered wearing her coat after she’d given it to her to after being bribed into getting directions from her. She calls Patch for a ride home due to the rain and her fear, but his Jeep breaks down partway through and the pair are forced to take shelter in a shabby motel. While in the room, Nora finds that Patch has an upside down V on his back, which she earlier thought was her imagination during a toy fight between Rixon and Patch at Bo's Arcade. Fascinated by it she manages to touch the scar and in doing so she is pulled into his memories of his past memories to do with her. This revelation prompts Patch to demand to know what she had seen and Patch to reveal all as Nora Continues to demand answers also into what is going on in her life since they met.


In doing so it leads to the revelation that Patch is actually a fallen angel from Heaven who was trying to kill her and in doing so gains a human body. Her death would kill his Nephilim vassal Chauncey Langeais and make Patch completely human. She also discovers that Patch has an ex-girlfriend named Dabria, a fallen angel that wants Patch to save Nora’s life so he can become a guardian angel and so he can get back together with her. Patch had initially discarded Dabria’s idea out of a desire to become human, but the plan failed because he had fallen in love with Nora.


In a turn of events it’s revealed that her friend Jules is actually Chauncey, who wants revenge on Patch for tricking him into swearing an oath that will allow Patch to take over his body during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. After leaving the motel Nora runs into Dabria, who says that she wants to kill Nora in order to prevent Patch from doing so and becoming human. Nora is narrowly saved by Patch, who goes after Dabria and strips her of her wings in vengeance, already knowing the archangels angels will do it.


Nora is later invited to a game of hide and seek with Vee, Jules, and Elliot, with Elliot hinting that Vee will not survive the game if Nora doesn’t participate. Despite Patch attempting to get her to remain behind in the car, Nora goes after them. She soon discovers Jules unmoving body, presuming Elliot killed him, only be cornered by Jules who is alive and well, who confesses that he was behind various attacks on her life as a way of getting revenge against Patch. The game becomes more deadly after escaping Jules and is later faced at gun point.


Nora struggles with Jules while Patch tries to distract him, but this approach fails and Patch is forced to possess Nora’s body to fight him. The process leaves Patch unconscious after he’s separated from her body because it is not the month of Cheshvan.

As an attempt to escape, Nora climbs to the rafters of the school gym, but is tested when Jules uses mind trick into thinking the ladders are breaking and she is going to fall to her death, but Patch manages to help her through it by making her focus on his voice in her mind. She later comes face to face with Jules after climbing out onto the school roof.


Jules holds her at gun point, as she is now stranded on top of the school roof, but Nora confronts him with the knowledge that if he were to take her life Patch would become human and Jules would die. With this in mind Nora throws herself off the roof, which effectively kills Jules.


In an in the end twist Nora wakes up alive and well, and is once more confronted with Patch who explained that he did not take her sacrifice. In doing so, Patch also saves Nora's Life and becomes her guardian angel.

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Redeeming Love


Date- September 1st, 7

Genre- Christian Romance/Drama

Rating- PG-13

Theaters- 2,940 theaters

Budget- 25 million

Running Time- 145 minutes or 2 hours and 25 minutes

Studio- O$corp Pictures

Director- Tate Taylor

Actors and Actresses

Sarah (10)- Andy Milelr

Sarah "Angel"- Dianna Agron


Plot: The story starts off in New England, 1835. Sarah, a beautiful young girl, meets her father, Alex Stafford, for the first time. Seven-year-old Sarah learns that she is the product of Stafford's adulterous affair with her mother, Mae. Mae was urged to abort the child, but refused to do so. This decision separated her and Alex and left Mae depressed. Sarah begins to think that she is to blame but she hopes Alex never comes back.


Later on that year Mae's maid Cleo begrudgingly takes Sarah with her on a trip to the seashore, so that Mae can have a private visit with Alex. Cleo takes Sarah with her into a popular brothel where Cleo is well-known and has a male companion. After getting drunk she agrees to sleep with him while Sarah waits in the hall. After this man leaves Cleo heartbroken again, Cleo in a half-drunk stupor tells Sarah "God's truth" and forces a frightened Sarah to listen to her say that no man ever cares for a woman and all they want is sex.


Mae and Sarah then move to a shack on the docks, where Mae takes up prostitution to make ends meet. Her reputation is known all over town, and young Sarah is forced to suffer the rejection of the townspeople because of it. Through this experience, Sarah learns to mask her emotions and replace them instead with a hard exterior.


About five years later, Mae dies to a terrible illness, leaving Sarah alone at the age of eight with a drunken man named Rab. Unsure of what to do with the small child, Rab seeks a home for the child. He finds a man that is looking for a little girl for his wealthy master. Thinking that this is Sarah's lucky break, Rab takes Sarah to the wealthy neighborhood. They are greeted at the door by a woman who urges Rab to take Sarah away and not come back. Not dissuaded, Rab insists that Sarah is perfect for this rich man. The woman admits the pair and sends them to a bedroom upstairs where they are instructed to wait until her master can see them.


Duke, the master of the household, welcomes Sarah and Rab; minutes later, Rab is strangled before Sarah's eyes, his body dumped in a nearby alley. Duke, who is a pedophile, had been scouring the town not for a new daughter, but a new mistress. Duke informs Sarah (renamed by him Angel) that there are many things he wants to teach her. He gives her first "lesson" that very night.


After about 10 years with Duke, Angel finally escapes and boards a ship bound for California. Robbed and forced to the option of prostituting herself instead of being raped by the mostly male passengers, she disembarks in San Francisco with nothing more than the clothes she is wearing. Angel is taken in by 'The Duchess', the owner of The Palace, a brothel in Pair-a-Dice and becomes an exclusive, high-priced prostitute. Employed by the Duchess, Angel is guarded constantly, her meager earnings kept from her. Her only solace is Lucky, a fellow prostitute that is often drunk. Lucky reminds Angel of her mother.


Michael Hosea first sees Angel on a trip to Pair-A-Dice to sell produce. He is ready to leave when God tells Michael "she's the one", the woman he is meant to marry. Michael soon discovers to his shock that Angel is a prostitute. Still determined to heed God's command and marry Angel, Michael pays the high fee for her services in hopes of convincing her to leave with him. She stubbornly rejects his offer. Discouraged, Michael questions God, but still obeys. He pays Angel's fee for three successive nights, talking and reasoning with her until his time and money are up. Angel keeps her cold, sarcastic front to dissuade him, wanting to escape the pain his words cause her. Meanwhile, she cannot seem to escape thoughts of Michael and her rising hope of life outside the Palace.


After the last night with Angel, Michael grows frustrated and leaves Pair-A-Dice. A few days later, he returns to Pair-A-Dice, unable to ignore God's command any longer. He finds Angel almost dead from a brutal beating given her by Magowan, Duchess' bodyguard. Willing to use any means to preserve Angel's life, Michael asks her to marry him so he can take her to his cabin. Barely conscious, Angel agrees, mumbling "Why not?"


Michael nurses Angel back to health at his cabin. Angel remains barely tolerant of the arrangement while it serves her needs. Michael endures Angel's harshness, remaining faithful to his new wife and God's plan. Michael's widower brother-in-law, Paul, returns home from fruitless gold panning in the Sierras. Paul recognizes Angel immediately as the high-priced prostitute from the Palace. Believing Angel has deceived Michael, Paul treats her badly. Paul tries to tell Michael about Angel's profession, but only angers him. Paul thinks Michael married Angel out of blind lust and without knowing she was a prostitute. During his visit Paul thinks there is a rift between him and Michael because of Angel, not knowing that Michael loves Angel in spite of her past and that he is the one causing the rift between them.


When she finally heals from her wounds, Angel tries to run away from Michael in hopes of returning to the brothel to get back her money The Duchess had kept from her and insisted it was being spent in the clothing and food Angel received. When Paul leaves to sell the produce of his land back in Pair-A-Dice, Angel sees this as a way for her to escape. While Michael is out working in the field, she runs after Paul's wagon. He agrees to take her with him if she pays him back with her only means of currency: herself. He's disgusted by her actions even more after they have sex together and hopes that is the last of her he will be seeing ever again.


Upon her return to Pair-A-Dice, she sees that the Palace has burned down killing her dearest companion Lucky, and another prostitute by the name of Mai Ling. With nowhere else to go, she begins working above a bar—once again as a prostitute. Even though she loathes being seen as nothing but a harlot, she has no other skills with which to make a living. A livid Michael finds her in a room with a client and fights their way out of the bar filled with drunken men waiting for their turn with Angel.


They return to the cabin, where Michael relies on God to work through his anger at her unfaithfulness. Angel begins to develop affectionate feelings towards Michael, which she cannot comprehend because she has never allowed herself to love any man, for "God's truth" said they will take advantage of her or desert her, just like her father. Despite her continued coldness, Michael loves her unconditionally. Upon showing her a sunrise, he says, "That is what I want to give to you." Angel feels herself becoming soft-hearted day by day, but in her uncertainty and fear refuses to share it with Michael. She feels a deep sense of shame at her "uncleanness". She is softened by Michael's love but cannot see herself as worthy of it. Though they have slept together regularly, Angel is very disconnected from the experience of sex, but when one night she experiences the same joy and pleasure that Michael does ("And she flew, Michael with her, into the heavens..."), it frightens her.


Upon their arrival back in the valley, they meet the Altman family, who have a broken wheel and are stranded on the side of the road. Michael helps fix their wagon and invites them to stay at their cabin. Angel reveals to Mrs. Altman and the oldest daughter, Miriam, that she met Michael in a brothel, and is amazed to find that they have only compassion for her instead of contempt. They become close, and Angel takes a liking to the oldest daughter, Miriam, who begins to fancy Paul, who is living at the other end of the valley. When Angel sees Miriam talking with Michael, she assumes that they have feelings for one another and jumps to the conclusion that they would make a much better couple than she and Michael. Paul wants to see Michael end up with Miriam as well, but has also begun to develop feelings for the 16-year-old Miriam. He denies his feelings only because he wishes to see Michael with Miriam instead of Angel.


She runs away once again, this time to Sacramento; on the way she is offered a ride by an old man that sells pots. Upon reaching Sacramento while looking for work she again meets Joseph Hochschild, who has built his new store, and she stays with him, knowing that he is a good friend of Michael's. She works for him in his store along with his mother and sister. When an order comes in for Michael, she tries to leave but Joseph keeps her busy, making her wait longer. When she finishes her duties and goes to close up the store, Michael is standing at the doorway, having again come back for her. She admits that she is frightened by the idea of being in love with him, but he reassures her and brings her home.


Meanwhile, it is revealed in a flashback that during her time as Duke's mistress, Angel got pregnant twice and both times an infuriated Duke had a doctor abort it, taking measures the second time to ensure that she can never get pregnant again. Angel later reveals this to a devastated Michael. She also reveals that she once had sex with her own father, who came to her brothel, in a bid for revenge because he left her mother. She is swamped with guilt at the callous way she treated him. Knowing that has shocked her husband, and feeling guilty for not being able to give Michael any children of his own, as she knows he longs for, Angel runs away once more, leaving her wedding ring behind, in hopes that Michael will marry Miriam and have children with her. Michael is crushed, but says he will not go after Angel again if she does not want to be with him.


This time Angel goes to San Francisco. When she arrives, she gets a job with a gentle man called Virgil. He takes her in as a cook at his cafe, and takes care of her. But after months of their hard work, the cafe burns down, and in it all of Angel's savings and possessions. Observing the fire in the street, a bereft Angel hears a familiar voice—it is Duke, greeting her. Fearing that he would hurt Virgil, who seems suspicious of Duke, Angel agrees to go back with him.


Once more under Duke's power, Angel is expected to resume her life as a prostitute. However, Duke sexual preference is for young girls, and he asks Angel to manage his prospective "companions," but only after a week's worth of prostitution. Angel is to be presented to a crowd of men. She begins to wrestle in her mind and cries out to God internally. She is prepared to go on stage to entertain the men. When she is finally before them, the voice of God tells her to sing and she starts singing "Rock of Ages" to the awed and confused crowd. A gray-haired man sings along with her and moves up to the front of the stage. She forgets the words of the song, and he finishes it.


After the presentation, Duke reprimands Angel. However, he is met by the singing stranger from the crowd. He threatens to have Duke hanged if he lays a single finger on Angel. With that the man escorts Angel out, and on their way out Angel rescues two other young girls Duke was using as lovers. When the men at the brothel see the two young girls with Angel, they become furious and destroy the place. The man takes them to his house, where his wife and daughter take care of them. Jonathan Axle, the man who saved her, is a wealthy and respected banker with a solid Christian family. Angel starts to attend church with the Axle family and grows fond of them.


Meanwhile, Miriam reveals that she is in love with Paul, and the two of them marry while Angel is away. Michael still awaits the return of Angel and prays continually for her to come back. Seeing his grief, Miriam insists that Paul should go and find Angel, but Paul, still full of contempt for the woman he believes Angel to be, refuses.


Angel eventually recognizes God's love for her and receives Christ in her heart. She begins to work with prostitutes by helping them leave their old ways and learning new abilities that might help them make a living. Susanna Axle, the daughter of Jonathan Axle, helps her run the boarding house.


Paul finally gives in to Miriam and goes to San Francisco to look for Angel. He sees her with an old man—Jonathan Axle—and thinks that he is a client, and she still a prostitute. He is furious that he came all this way, and starts making up excuses to give Miriam so that he does not have to hurt her by telling her Angel is a prostitute. However, next day he decides to go up to the house and confronts Angel. At first he acts cold, contemptuous, and sarcastic, but is startled by her humility and the genuine love she harbors for Michael. He is shocked to learn that she left Michael in the hope that he would marry Miriam so that he could have children. When she discovers that Paul is married to Miriam, and that Michael is still waiting for her after three years of absence, her whole world falls apart and she no longer feels justified in staying in San Francisco.


She finally makes the decision to leave Susanna in charge of the house, and goes back to Michael. She surprises him in the field where he is working, kneeling at his feet and crying. She is grieved to see how losing her has had a profound effect on Michael. She reveals that her real name is "Sarah". Michael, in tears himself, receives her with kind, pure and forgiving love, and declares that he believes the revelation of her name is a promise from God that they will one day be able to have children (the Sarah in the Bible was a barren woman who, by the grace of God, was eventually able to have a son). At last they start a new life together, the life they have dreamed of.


In the epilogue, it is said that Michael and Sarah later had four children.

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The Idiot


Date- Limited- January 13th / Wide- February 3rd 

Genre- Drama

Rating- R

Theaters- January 13th- 46 theaters, January 20th- 180 theaters, January 27th- 456 theaters, February 3rd- 1,002 theaters, February 10th- 2,155 theaters, and February 17th- 2,698 theaters

Budget- 45 million

Running Time- 130 minutes or 2 hours and 10 minutes

Studio- O$corp Pictures

Director- Timur Bekmanbetov

Actors and Actresses- Foreign Cast (Russian)


Plot: Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a fair-haired young man in his late twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, arrives in St. Petersburg on a November morning. He has spent the last four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of his epilepsy and supposed intellectual deficiencies. On the train journey to Russia, Myshkin meets Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly in relation to a beautiful woman with whom he is obsessed.


Myshkin's only relation in St. Petersburg is the very distant Lizaveta Prokofyevna Yepanchin. Madame Yepanchin is the wife of General Yepanchin, a wealthy and respected man in his late fifties. The prince makes the acquaintance of the Yepanchins, who have three daughters—Alexandra, Adelaida, and Aglaya, the last being the youngest and the most beautiful. General Yepanchin has an ambitious and vain assistant named Gavrila Ardalyonovich Ivolgin (nicknamed Ganya) whom Myshkin also meets during his visit to the household. Ganya, though actually in love with Aglaya, is trying to marry Anastassya Filippovna Barashkov, an extraordinarily beautiful femme fatale who was once the mistress of the aristocrat Totsky. Totsky has promised Ganya 75,000 rubles if he marries the "fallen" Nastassya Filippovna instead. As Myshkin is so innocent and naïve, Ganya openly discusses the subject of the proposed marriage in front of the prince. It turns out that Nastassya Filippovna is the same woman pursued obsessively by Rogozhin, and Ganya asks the Prince whether Rogozhin would marry her. The Prince replies that he might well marry her and then murder her a week later.


The prince rents a room in the Ivolgin apartment, also occupied by Ganya; Ganya's sister Varvara Ardalyonovna (Varya); his mother, Nina Alexandrovna; his teenage brother, Nikolai (Kolya); his father, General Ivolgin; and another lodger named Ferdyshchenko. Nastassya Filippovna arrives and insults Ganya's family, which has refused to accept her as a possible wife for Ganya. Myshkin restrains her from continuing. The insult is compounded by the arrival of Rogozhin accompanied by a rowdy crowd of drunks and rogues. On the strength of his newly inherited fortune, Rogozhin promises to bring 100,000 rubles to Nastassya Filippovna's birthday party that evening, at which she is to announce whom she shall marry.


Among the guests at the party are Totsky, General Yepanchin, Ganya, Ferdyshchenko, Ptitsyn—a usurer friend of Ganya's who is a suitor to Varya Ivolgin—and others. With the acquiescence of Kolya, Prince Myshkin arrives, uninvited. Following Myshkin's advice, Nastassya Filippovna refuses Ganya's proposal. Rogozhin arrives with the promised 100,000 rubles, but Myshkin himself offers to marry Nastassya Filippovna instead, announcing that he has recently received a large inheritance. Though surprised and deeply touched by Myshkin's love, Nastassya Filippovna, after throwing the 100,000 rubles in the fire and telling Ganya they are his if he wants to get them out, chooses to leave with Rogozhin. Myshkin follows them.


For the next six months or so Nastassya Filippovna is torn between Myshkin's compassionate and insightful love for her and a self-punishing desire to ruin herself by submitting to Rogozhin's passion. Myshkin is tormented by her suffering, and Rogozhin is tormented by her love for Myshkin and frequently expressed disdain for his own claims on her. Myshkin's inheritance turns out to be smaller than expected and shrinks further as he satisfies the often fraudulent claims of creditors and alleged relatives. Finally, he returns to St. Petersburg and visits Rogozhin's house. They discuss religion and exchange crosses. But the main topic of their discussion is Nastassya Filippovna. Myshkin becomes increasingly horrified at Rogozhin's attitude to her. Rogozhin confesses to beating her in a jealous rage, and raises the possibility of cutting her throat.


Later that day, Rogozhin, motivated by jealousy, attempts to stab Myshkin in the hall of the prince's hotel, but an unanticipated epileptic fit saves the prince. Myshkin then leaves St. Petersburg for Pavlovsk, a nearby town popular as a summer residence of St. Petersburg nobility. The prince rents several rooms from Lebedev, a rogue functionary who is, however, a highly complex character, first introduced at the time Myshkin meets Rogozhin on the train to Petersburg. Most of the novel's characters—the Yepanchins, the Ivolgins, Varya and her husband Ptitsyn, and Nastassya Filippovna—spend the summer in Pavlovsk as well.

Burdovsky, a young man who claims to be the son of Myshkin's late benefactor, Pavlishchev, demands money from Myshkin as a "just" reimbursement for Pavlishchev's support. Burdovsky is supported by a group of insolent young men who include the consumptive seventeen-year old Hippolite Terentyev, a friend of Kolya Ivolgin. Although Burdovsky's claim is obviously fraudulent—he is not Pavlishchev's son at all—Myshkin is willing to help Burdovsky financially.


The prince now spends much of his time at the Yepanchins'. He falls in love with Aglaya and she appears to reciprocate his feelings. A haughty, willful, and capricious girl, she refuses to publicly admit her love and in fact often openly mocks him. Yet her family begins to acknowledge him as her fiancé and even stages a dinner party in the couple's honor for members of the Russian nobility.


Over the course of an ardent speech on religion and the future of aristocracy, Myshkin accidentally breaks a beautiful Chinese vase. Later that evening he suffers a mild epileptic fit. Guests and family agree that the sickly prince is not a good match for Aglaya.

Yet Aglaya does not renounce Myshkin and even arranges to meet Nastassya Filippovna, who has been writing her letters in an attempt to persuade her to marry Myshkin. At the meeting the two women confront the Prince and demand that he choose between Aglaya, whom he loves romantically, and Nastassya Filippovna, for whom he has compassionate pity. Myshkin demurs, prompting Aglaya to depart, ending all hope for an engagement between them. Nastassya Filippovna then renews her vow to marry the Prince, but goes off with Rogozhin instead.


The prince follows Nastassya and Rogozhin to St. Petersburg and learns that Rogozhin has slain Nastassya Filippovna during the night. The two men keep vigil over her body, which Rogozhin has laid out in his study. Rogozhin is sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in Siberia, Myshkin goes mad and returns to the sanitorium, and Aglaya, against the wishes of her family, marries a wealthy, exiled Polish count who later is discovered to be neither wealthy, nor a count, nor an exile—at least, not a political exile—and who, along with a Catholic priest, has turned her against her family.

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Exodus 33:20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."


Director: Lars Von Trier

Cast: TBD

Genre: Sci-Fi

Release Date: July 7th (Limited), July 14th (Wide)

Theatres: 85 (Limited), 3373 (Wide)

Rating: R for graphic violence, disturbing images and mature thematic content

Composer: TBD

Budget: TBA



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Miserable Fans


Writer-Director: Edgar Wright
Genre: Parody/Comedy
Date: May 26

Studio: Blankments Productions
Cast: (in-order of appearance) David Tennant as Jack Giano, Javier Bardem as Javier, Christopher Lee as Barney Shop, Rosamund Pike as Fiona Tine, Nick Frost as the story supervisor, Christoph Waltz as Mr. Adare, Catherine Tate as Mrs. Adare, Simon Pegg as Simon Pegg, Emma Watson as Carly Tine, Carey Mulligan as Elle Adare, Dawson Dunbar as Gus Adare, Martin Freeman as Matt Pont, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Ethan Ercym.
Music by: Nigel Godrich.
Runtime: 97 min

Tagline: Do you hear the fandom sing?


Plot Summary: Jack Giano leaks a script and stuff happens.



The film opens at Nickelodeon Studios. We see animators working hard on a new episode of

SpongeBob SquarePants. They all complain about how the show has ruined their careers, and they feel like slaves under the supervising animator, Javier. We see our hero, Jack Giano, working hard on animating Squidward, when Javier calls him up. Javier tells Jack that his four seasons of being stuck exclusively on this show are done; Jack argues that he never deserved this punishment, since all he did was send his dying nephew the script to the SpongeBob movie. Javier says he does not care, and refers to Jack as animator #36. Jack says his name is Jack Giana, but Javier tells him to shut up. He is let go from his job, much to Jack’s relief, but Javier informs that Jack will be blacklisted from all future jobs in animation. Jack frowns, but knows this would happen.


We see Jack try to get jobs at Blankments Channel, Cartoon Station, and the World being turned down for his blacklisting. He even tries some movie studios, but all of them turn him away. We see him lose his house thanks to the lack of income, and he goes to a soup kitchen in Burbank. The manager, Barney Shop, offers him shelter, but Jack won’t take it. Barney insists, and Jack stays a night at Barney’s house. That night though, Jack sees an antique cel of the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, which he realizes that if he sold it on eBay, he’d get a lot of money from. Jack steals the cel, but the police catch him. Barney, realizing how lost Jack is, says that he gave Jack the cel, but he forgot the original reel of the Bugs Bunny short. Jack is in shock that Barney is letting him get away with it.


Jack walking down the street thinks about how much wrong he has done, since he entered the animation industry to give people happiness, yet he has stolen from a good man. Jack rededicates his life to the animation industry. He goes to a museum and donates the cel and reel to it. He then goes to a federal building to legally change his name to Sir Madd, which he figures sounds like a good name for an eccentric cartoonist.


FOUR YEARS LATER. We see that Jack, under the guise of Sir Madd, has worked his way up in the history, and he is running a popular show on Cartoon Station, an animated adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities set in 7th Century China (titled A City’s Tales); he is also in the middle of a campaign to become mayor of Burbank. However, Burbank is not in good conditions, as the unemployed have gone up, with the fall of unions thanks to increased powers for the major studios. We see homeless people complain about how the rich don’t care about them.


However, inside Cartoon Station Studios, life isn’t happy either. We look at the writing department, where the story supervisor is repeatedly checking out a writer, Fiona Tine, who just so happens to be the writer that writes the fandom’s favorite episodes. The other writers begin gossiping about how they heard Fiona has a bastard child and isn’t so innocent. When the story supervisor leaves the room, one of the writers pick-pockets Fiona’s cell phone and looks at a text from Mr. Adare, which says that he needs money for Fiona’s daughter, Carly. Fiona gets in a fight with her, telling her to leave her alone. Jack enters, and Fiona asks for help. Jack is about to help, but Javier arrives, saying he is looking for a man who used to work for him. Jack goes to speak with Javier, but tells the story supervisor to settle the problem.


The writers say that Fiona is always an issue, and she writes all the characters on the show terribly. The story supervisor, never seeing the show before, believe the writers, but Fiona says she can’t lose this job; in the current economy, there’s always a person in Burbank willing to work for less than she can afford. The story supervisor takes her into a backroom, and says that he’d be willing to keep her on board, even a promotion, if they would go on date. Fiona is apprehensive, but then, the story supervisor slaps her butt, and she slaps him in the face as recommence. The story supervisor fires her, and blacklists her from other animation studios. Left on the street, Fiona wonders why her life has gone horribly wrong. She remembers a time where she was dating a great cartoonist, the great-grandson of Walt Disney. However, the man left her after she got pregnant with Carly. She breaks down in despair, realizing she’s going to have to go into a career of writing fanfiction that rabid fans will treat as canon. Meanwhile, Jack talks to Javier, who is looking for someone to share a Comic Con panel with. Jack apologizes, saying that he has no plans to go to Comic Con. Javier sighs, saying okay, but then looks at Jack. He comments that Jack looks like somebody that he used to know, and Jack says he gets that a lot.


Fiona goes to the place for commissioned fanfictions; a harem of ex-writers who just write shipping versions of TV shows. She takes the job literally to support Carly. She struggles writing it, but Fiona does it regardless for two people. However, the third fan who walks in recognizing her as his favorite writer. He throws her an extra $20, saying that he wants to take her to bed. Fiona refuses, but the fan tells her that she is required to; it is the rules of this part of Burbank. The fan rapes her, and then Fiona slaps the man ferociously, cutting him. Just that moment, Javier drives by, seeing the violence. He pulls over, asking what happened. The fan says Fiona attacked him brutally. Javier says he won’t let that happen in Burbank, and throws Fiona in his car, who is emotionally broken by this turn of events. Jack then pulls up, and asks Fiona what’s wrong, recognizing her from his workplace. Javier answers that Fiona attacked an innocent man, but Jack tells Javier to hush up. Fiona spits in Jack’s face, saying that he let the story supervisor fire her and force her to take this job. Jack breaks down crying, saying he never meant this to happen. He takes Fiona to the hospital, against Javier’s recommendations.


Javier follows, and at the hospital, after Fiona is checked in, Jack is asked by a little girl to sign her cast. Jack complies, drawing a Squidward on her cast. Javier sees this, and realizes that Sir Madd is Jack Giano. However, Javier then gets a call, saying that Jack Giano has been caught working at the Hub, and he is about to be sent to Korea to work in a sweatshop animation studio. Javier tells Jack this, and Jack goes back to his now lavish house, sure that Fiona will get proper treatment. Jack then thinks about his identity, and he realizes he cannot let an innocent man be deported because of him. He runs to the trial, and confesses that he is Jack Giano, animator #36.


Jack then runs off to see that Fiona is okay, and to try to find a showrunner before he is deported. However, the nurse tells Jack that Fiona is dying, and she will be dead within five minutes. Jack goes to speak to her, and Fiona tells him she needs him to pick her daughter from the Adares and raise her as his own. Jack agrees, but does not know what he is getting into. He reassures Fiona everything is okay, and Fiona dies happy. Javier comes in to confront Jack. Javier says that he personally will make sure Jack is deported, but Jack asks for three days to find Carly a place to stay. Javier says he won’t buy it, and he grabs a pen to attempt to stab Jack. Jack grabs a paintbrush and they fight, until Jack knocks out Javier to escape.


Meanwhile, at the Adares’ bed-and-breakfast, we see Mrs. Adare giving TV control to little Elle. Mrs. Adare tells Carly to make dinner while they watch A City’s Tales. Carly complains about she loves A City’s Tale, but she can only watch reruns. As Carly makes dinner, Mr. Adare comes downstairs, saying he’s ready to get a customer for the bed-and-breakfast. Mr. Adare, Mrs. Adare, and Elle team-up to con Simon Pegg (who is in town to pitch his own animated series) into a night at their place. The door knocks after this conning, and Mr. Adare is ready to con again, but it is Jack Giano, who introduces himself as Sir Madd. He says that Fiona has tasked him to take away Carly. Carly hears this and smiles, recognizing him as the creator of A City’s Tales. The Adares pretend to have concern for Carly, so Jack pays them $2000 and an outline for the following season of A City’s Tales. They let him take Carly, much to Carly and Jack’s joy. However, as soon as Jack and Carly leave, Mr. and Mrs. Adare realize they received way too little money for Carly.


FIVE YEARS LATER. Burbank is in outrage. Gus, a little boy, tells the audience how Mr. Turner, the executive of Cartoon Station, is deathly ill, and the successor, Stuart Snyder, has repeatedly said he has no respect for the fans. He also explains that after Sir Madd mysteriously disappeared, Javier took over A City’s Tales, which still airs, but diehard fans hate what the show became after season 2. Matt Pont and Ethan Ercym, teenaged huge fans of the first two seasons of A City’s Tales, talk about how bad the show will become once Snyder becomes the executive. The Adares have now lost their bed-and-breakfast, but instead run a fanfiction peddling gang. They prepare to try to sell some of A City’s Tales popular fanfictions to two pedestrians, who happen to be Jack and Carly. Elle, staying with her parents, sees Matt, who she is hopelessly in love with. Mrs. Adare calls back Elle, saying they her to help. Matt walks up to talk to Elle, but Elle shoos him away. Ethan sees Jack, and recognizes him as Sir Madd, and he has an idea. Matt walks away, but accidentally runs into Carly, instantly falling in love with her. He asks her what her favorite show is, and she answers A City’s Tales. Matt is convinced this is his soulmate.


Meanwhile, Jack is recognized by Mr. Adare. Mr. Adare demands money from him, but Jack plays dumb when Javier shows up, causing everyone to look down. Javier stops the Adares’ attempt to rob Jack, but after Jack and Carly run away, Mr. Adare tells Javier that that was Sir Madd, the showrunner before Javier. Javier realizes that his chance of getting rid of the bothersome Jack has returned, and he vows to recapture Jack and finally deport him to Korea. Elle retroactively recognizes Carly from when they were children. Matt then convinces Elle to help him find Carly, and, despite her own romantic feelings for Matt, Elle agrees to help.


At a restaurant, Ethan prepares the local fan club for A City’s Tales for a fandom revolution; they will march on and take Cartoon Station to reinstate Sir Madd as showrunner and finally get a proper season 3, instead of Javier. Not everyone is certain if this is proper, but Ethan gives a great speech showing how this can work. No one is up for it, but Gus arrives, announcing that Mr. Turner has tied. Ethan leads the fans on a march on the streets of Burbank. Meanwhile, at Jack’s and Carly’s house, Carly thinks about how she is in love with Matt. Carly asks about her mother, but Jack refuses to tell her, saying she is not ready to her about his past or her mother’s past. Elle leads Matt to the house.


Matt introduces himself to Carly and vice versa. They confess their love for each other, and they realize just how much they’ve been missing each other. Elle looks on in sadness when suddenly, Mr. Adare and his gang arrive to rob from Jack, believing him to still be rich from his time of running A City’s Tales. Elle stops them by screaming, but when Jack hears the screaming, Carly tells him it was her who screamed. Jack believes that Javier was outside the house, and tells Carly they must leave the state and move to New York City, much to Carly’s heartbrokenness.


That night, Jack prepares to go to New York. Carly and Matt sadly part. Elle mourns her loss of Matt’s love. Ethan goes down the streets, rallying all the fans of A City's Tales to join in his revolution. Matt ponders if he should follow Carly to New York City, or join the fans in the taking of Cartoon Station. Elle takes Matt to the fandom, and when the two arrive, Matt tells Ethan he will fight with them, while Elle secretly joins them as well. Javier tells his animators that he plans to infiltrate the fandom to take down the revolution from the inside. The Adares go to hang out at the local airport to rob the suitcases of the fandom that is sure to be deported to Korea. Everyone then ponders what the revolution will bring.


At the morning of the next day, a janitor is about to open up Cartoon Station Studios when he hears a stampede. The fandom has arrived. Despite security guards attempting to stop them, the fans manage to take the studio and throw out computers and writing desks to make a barricade. Matt and Ethan do not recognize Javier was with them the entire time. He volunteers to go spy on the animator’s reinforcements AKA the Burbank Police Department. Matt then discovers Elle has disguised herself as the lead of the show, and she believes that they can save A City’s Tales. Matt sends her to safety by making her deliver a farewell letter to Carly, as he gets no service in the building. Jack intercepts the letter, promising Elle he will tell Carly about it. Jack reads the letter, learning of Matt and Carly’s love, and also of how the fandom needs to find Sir Madd. Elle then walks the streets of Burbank alone, realizing her dream of love is dead. Elle begins to return to the fandom at the studio.


The fandom gets a message via Skype, telling them they must surrender or they will be deported to Korea. The disguised Javier returns, and tells the fans that the police force will attack. However, Gus exposes him as a spy, and the fans detain him. Elle returns to the barricade, but before she can, an officer captures. As she is thrown into a plane heading to Korea, Elle texts Matt, telling him that she feels no pain and she loves him. Matt texts back that he won’t let her leave; Elle is fine with this but then her phone dies, and she has no recharger. Matt mourns her loss, while Ethan and the other fans are devastated at the first causality of their revolution. Jack arrives at the barricades to see Matt but also offer himself as Sir Madd to help the fans. The fans cheer at the arrival of Sir Madd, believing their goal is achievable. However, a battle commences between the police officers and the fans. As the fans throw their role-playing bayonets, Jack rescues Ethan by knocking out an actual sniper. The battle ends, and Jack asks if he can be the one to take care of the imprisoned Javier. Ethan grants his request. As soon as the two are alone though, Jack orders Javier to leave the building safely. Javier says that if even if he leaves, he will still attempt to end Jack’s life. Jack doesn’t care and he shoots the sky with his fan-made rifle from the show. Javier escapes, and later that night, Matt mourns over Carly yet again, but Jack overhears him. Matt soon falls asleep, and Jack prays to Walt Disney to let Matt survive and not be deported.


The morning arrives, and Ethan realizes that the Burbankians have given up on the revolution. Ethan tells all parents to leave, but the diehard and young fans will stay onto get their new season; after all, they have Sir Madd on their side. Gus climbs over the barricades to grab some actual weapons, but the army of the police officers captures him and deports him to Korea. Ethan and the fans realize they will probably all be deported and never see each other again. The officers give a final warning of surrender, but the fans refuse. All are deported except for Jack and Matt who escape. Carrying an unconscious Matt on his back, Jack escapes to the Burbank airport, with Javier following behind him. Mr. Avare has been looting suitcases. Jack passes out when passing Mr. Avare, and Avare attempts to rob him. However, Jack wakes up and Mr. Avare runs away. When Jack reaches the exit of the airport, he runs into Javier, who has been waiting to finally end Jack’s life. Jack begs Javier to allow him to take Matt to a doctor, and Javier reluctantly agrees. Javier finds that he cannot kill Jack, since he saved his own life. Javier, horribly confused, self-deports himself to Korea, hoping to meet up with the fans over there and find a way to get them back to the U.S.


ONE MONTH LATER. Back on the streets of Burbank, women mourn the loss of their children while Matt mourns that he will never see his friends again. Matt wonders who saved him from the barricade as Carly comes to comfort him, and they reaffirm their love. Jack realizes that Carly needs Marius, and he gives Marius his blessing. Jack then confesses to Matt that he is a blacklisted man and must go away because his presence would endanger their future as a couple. Jack then makes Matt promise never to tell Carly. Matt and Carly then marry, but the Avares crash the reception. Mr. Avare tells Matt that Jack is a murderer, saying he wanted to murder Matt rather than having him deported in the airport. Matt realizes that Jack saved his life. Matt punches Mr. Avare out and he leaves the reception with Carly. Mrs. Avare enjoys the life of the party however.


Meanwhile, Jack prepares to pass away in a movie theater, having nothing to live for anymore. Fiona’s spirit appears, thanking him for saving Carly and giving her a good life. She tells him she is taking him to heaven for animators, a place where Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse reign with love and affection. Carly and Matt run in to say good-bye, and Jack thanks Fiona for letting him see Carly again. Matt thanks Jack for saving his life. Jack then passes away, as Fiona and Barney lead him into heaven. However, they take a slight detour to Korea, where they see all the deportees (plus Javier) have not given up home on fandom power, and Jack smiles at the movement he has made, and he goes to heaven, smiling.


Adapted end credits song:

Do you hear the fanbase sing,

Singing the song of angry fans?

It is the music of the fanboys

Who will not be screwed again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of Sir Madd,

There is a siege about start

When tomorrow comes!


Will you join in our crusade,

Who will be strong and fight with me,

Somewhere beyond Burbank

There is a world they made see.

Then join in the fight

That'll let us make the show free!


Do you hear the fanbase sing,

Singing the song of angry fans?

It is the music of the fanboys

Who will not be screwed again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of Sir Madd,

There is a siege about start

When tomorrow comes!


Will you join in our crusade,

Who will be strong and fight with me,

Somewhere beyond Burbank

There is a world they made see.

Do you hear the fanbase sing,

Say, do you hear the distance bums,

It is the episodes that we bring

When tomorrow comes!

Theaters: 3,229
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some violence, sensuality, sexual humor, and thematic elements.
Budget: $45 million
Edited by Blankments Into Darkness
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Ice Station


Date- January 13th 

Genre- Action Thriller

Rating- PG-13

Theaters- 3,082 theaters

Budget- 60 million

Running Time- 98 minutes or 1 hour and 38 minutes

Studio- O$corp Pictures

Director- Albert Hughes

Actors and Actresses- 

Shane Schofield- Chris Hemsworth

Buck “Book” Riley- Channing Tatum

Robert “Rebound” Simmons- Dave Franco


Plot:  After a diving team at Wilkes Ice Station is killed, the station sends out a distress signal. A team of United States Recon Marines led by Shane Schofield, code named Scarecrow, arrives at the station. At the station he finds several French scientists have arrived, and several more come after the Marines' arrival. The French reveal themselves as soldiers and a fight ensues in the station, claiming the lives of Scarecrow's men Hollywood, Legs and Ratman, along with several scientists and all of the French soldiers, while Mother loses her leg, Samurai is badly injured, and two French scientists are captured.


Schofield decides to send a team down to find an object below the ice where the diving team was going. Later, Samurai is found strangled, leaving the only people he trusts to be one of the scientists, Sarah Hensleigh and another soldier named Montana as he was with them at the time of Samurai's death. Hensleigh, Montana and two other Marines, Gant and Santa Cruz, are sent down to where the diving team vanished. While alone, Schofield is shot and killed. He later wakes up, found to have been accidentally resurrected by his attacker, and is in the care of scientist James Renshaw, the believed killer of one of the other scientists at Wilkes. Watching a video of Schofield's death, they see the attacker and discover it to be one of Schofield's men, Snake. The two capture Snake before he is able to kill the wounded Mother.


Meanwhile in the United States, Andrew Trent and Pete Cameron meet, Cameron being a news reporter and Trent being a former Marine using the alias of Andrew Wilcox to avoid being found by the U.S military who a few years back had tried to kill him. They hear the distress call from Shofield and Trent realizes that what happened to him was happening to Shofield.


The team learns of an appending attack by the SAS and decide to flee the station. During the escape via stolen vehicles, Schofield and Renshaw's is pushed off a cliff, Schofield's close friend Book and the step-daughter of Sarah Hensleigh, Kirsty, are captured, while Rebound escapes with four of the scientists. Schofield manages to destroy a French submarine and he and Renshaw begin their journey back towards it. Meanwhile, the SAS Brigadier Trevor Barnaby kills the two remaining French scientists and feeds Book to a pod of killer whales. Schofield returns to the station and manages to kill all of the SAS and Snake, and save Kirsty. Schofield receives a message from Trent with a list of members of a secret service known as the Intelligence Convergence Group (ICG) which includes Snake and Montana.


Gant and her team find what appears to be an alien ship, but which turns out to be a spy ship. Montana kills Santa Cruz, but is killed by mutated elephant seals. Schofield and the two others arrive and Hensleigh reveals herself to be an ICG agent, but is soon killed by a wounded Gant. Remembering the station is about to be destroyed, Schofield, Gant, Renshaw, Kirsty and her pet fur seal named Wendy escape on the spy plane and land on the USS Wasp. They later destroy the ship. It is revealed that Mother had escaped Wilkes before its destruction and was saved by US forces.


The survivors get to Hawaii where they are nearly killed by an ICG agent before being saved by Andrew Trent, Pete and Allison Cameron, and the captain of the USS Wasp. Renshaw assumes custody of Kirsty since he is her godfather, and Schofield doesn't leave Gant's side until she recovers.

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Witness the terror!


Rock to the beat!


Savor the love!




The Terrible Plight of Freddy Zapper


Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror/Comedy/Romance/Musical

Date:  September 15th

Theaters: 3,186

Director: James Bobin

Executive Producer: Tim Burton

Cast: Darren Criss (Freddy Zapper), Elizabeth Gilles (Chasity), Anton Yelchin (Logan), Ezra Miller (Wendel), Emma Stone (Queen Evollove), Jeremy Irons (Professor Weisgye), Allison Janney (Polly), John Malkovich (Roger), Jane Lynch (General Nilator), Johnny Depp (Ed Wood - cameo), Martin Landau (Bela Lugosi - cameo)

Original Songs: Bret McKenzie

Rating: PG for scary images, crude humor, some language, and sensuality

Runtime: 107min (1hr, 47min)

Budget: $40 million


Note: The visual design is meant to give a very campy and stylized look of the 1950s. The visual effects in the film are also meant to look somewhat dated, but a step up from what would have been seen in the time period.


Setting: West Virginia, 1958


The first shot of the film shows a night road somewhere in West Virginia. All of the sudden, a car drives down the road, playing “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard at a very large volume. In the stylish car are four teenagers, two of which are stereotypical 50s jocks, and the others are two girls in pink dresses, much like many other girls in the time period. They are singing along to the music as they cruise down the road, also gossiping about high school matters, primarily the upcoming Prom, with a theme of “The End Of The World.” They all continue to gossip, until one of them sees a flying saucer falling from the sky towards where they are driving, and they all begin to scream. The UFO comes closer, and we zoom into the teenagers’ screams. Fortunately, the UFO lands off  of the road, causing a sigh of relief from the teenagers. One of the teenagers asks if anyone else saw a string attached to the UFO as it fell, but no one else noticed it. The wonder if they should go to the UFO, but they realize from the horror movies that they saw that it’s probably not a very good idea, so they drive away from the scene. However, we zoom towards  the UFO, where we see the door open and an ominous light comes from inside, and we see a hand come out of the UFO.


We then see a typical suburb in the 50s, albeit very stylized and campy. We see the alien, who turns out to be very human like other than the fact that he has seven fingers on each hand, limping through the neighborhood, trying to find anyone who has a flux transmitter version 800. He knocks on several doors in the neighborhood, and many people throw him away, if not scream at his seven-fingered hands. He then finds a house of two parents, Roger and Polly. They suspect that this is rather just a drunken teenager, so they decide to let him stay in and their house while they call the police and return him to his parents. Polly asks the young man what his name is, and the alien tells her that his name is Freddy Zapper. Polly notes that this is a very strange last name. She has never heard the last name “Zapper” before. Roger mocks her for noticing that before the fact that he has 14 fingers. She notices them, and she freaks out. Freddy tells her to calm down, performing an apparent mind trick on her to make her do so. Freddy says that he comes from an alien world, and that he needs to hide out here so that that evil woman doesn’t find her. Polly tells her that she’ll help him, as she walks away to talk to Roger. “He’s more drunk than we thought.”


At the town’s local police station, the police have no way of identifying Freddy Zapper. There is no kid in the area that resembles him, even ignoring the fact that he has seven goddamn fingers. The police, with little idea of what else to do, decide to enroll him into the local high school, and they request that Roger and Polly care for Freddy Zapper for now. The police then try to detect for alcohol in Freddy’s system, but the find very little, because the tests that worked for humans do little good for aliens like Freddy. However, no one is still convinced that he is an alien, and they presume that he is just senile. Meanwhile at the high school, dominated with the consistent theme of over the top 50s campiness, we see a musical number begin in the halls, where all of the students discuss the UFO crash that happened last weekend. (“No Way!” ) The song has the feel of a 50s doo-wop song. The song also gets humorously melodramatic as they hypothesize that communists may be coming to destroy them.


All of the sudden, we see Freddy walking down the hallways, wearing black gloves to conceal the oddity in his hands. The next scene is the school’s crazed science professor, Professor Weisgye, lecturing the students on the possibility of alien life, and how he is confident that they exist. He is very passionate about this subject, speaking in a loud, confident voice with a thick accent. He soon introduces Freddy as a new student in the class, while most of the class seems rather uninterested in this new kid. When the teacher asks where he is from, Freddy says that he is from the planet Zedurod, and everyone laughs at him. The teacher begs him not to play with his feelings like that. Freddy tells them to be quiet, and he’s telling the truth. As he says more about his absurd life, one of the students throws a spitball at him, but Freddy vaporizes it using an alien gun that he keeps in his pocket. Needless to say, this shut up everyone in a snap.  Freddy soon drops a ball of smoke, making everyone forget about what had just happened.


Pretty soon in the hallways, Freddy finds two students, each one looking rather nerdy, being tormented by a bully as everyone laughs at them.  Freddy tells the bully that the domination of weaker specimen need not be emphasized, and that he should stop. The bully soon realizes that he’ll have to talk some sense into this new freak, too. The bully walks off of the screen, and we hear several students cringe as they hear the sounds of brutal punches. On the floor, the bully soon falls, feeling defenseless and running away. One of the students says that they now have to keep with their conformist attitudes and mock the bully now. Everyone cheers and runs in that direction, leaving only Freddy and the two nerds. However, there is a beautiful girl who takes a look at Freddy with a smile. Someone calls her, revealing her name as Chasity. Chasity soon runs along to meet her friend, but she adds that she buys what Freddy was saying.


Both of them thank him for coming in when he did. They introduce themselves as Logan and Wendel. They also say that they’ve heard of what Freddy did in the classroom, and they can already tell that he’s just like them. Logan says that they can’t reveal their secrets now, but they’ll have to meet outside of the abandoned grocery store at 7 o’clock sharp, and Freddy agrees to this. The two soon walk through the hallways, as Wendel tells him about what goes on here, especially when the school spontaneously bursts into musical numbers. Freddy tells his parents that he’s going to go to a school dance, following what he believed most Earth kids did after school, but the parents buy it. Freddy soon goes to the abandoned grocery store (It’s literally called “The Abandoned Grocery Store.”) and Logan and Wendel are waiting outside. They’re both glad that Freddy showed up, and that they have to show him something.


They go out to a field, right in front of a full moon. Logan tells Freddy that he knows that he’s not like the other kids. Freddy slightly panics, wondering how they knew. Logan says that it was pretty obvious that his hands were messed up, even looking weird with the gloves on. Logan takes off the glove and sees seven fingers. Logan smiles and says, “You may be a freak, but join the club.” Suddenly, Logan and Wendel begin to transform. Logan becomes something like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, complete with white eyes and green, scaly skin, although his clothes are still intact. Wendel becomes a vampire, with pale skin, green eyes, and sharp fangs. Freddy freaks out, but Logan tells him to calm down, putting his scaly, webbed hand on Freddy’s shoulder.


Both of them were cursed long ago to become monsters every full moon (It’s not just werewolves.) They eventually learned to control their powers and not attack people. They soon break into a spontaneous musical number about their lives as freaks (“We’re Messed Up”) The song is very comedic and pokes fun at 50s lifestyles and monster movies. For example, Logan feels awkward about eating fish, and Wendel must always wear SPF 10000. Logan tells Freddy to meet up with him and Wendel after school the next few days, and they can hang out. Logan also knows a few nooks and crannies that he can sneak into.  Freddy soon goes home, telling Polly and Roger that he’s made some new friends, and that they don’t sell drugs. They’re rather just a swamp monster and a vampire. Polly smiles, saying that it’s nice that he made friends, believing that he’s just making it up. Freddy goes to his room for the night, while Polly & Roger begin to become convinced that Freddy may really be an alien. That or he has a mental disorder.


Meanwhile, on a distant planet with aliens done in a tacky 50s style, we see one human-like alien with sharp colored skin, black lips, hair like a flame, and a sinister red dress. Her name is Queen Evollove. She sits in a spooky chamber, waiting for news to come. All of the sudden, one alien comes up to her, saying that he has regrettable news. Freddy had landed on a far off planet called Earth, and he has already captured the attention of a beautiful girl, Chasity. Evollove looks at the crystal ball showing Freddy and Chasity on Earth, and she screams, destroying the crystal ball. She says that if she couldn’t have Freddy, then no one else can. The only way that she can ensure Freddy’s downfall is to destroy the Earth, and she soon starts laughing maniacally. One of the alien knights says that she is being melodramatic, but he is soon vaporized into dust, cutting to the smoking hand of Evollove.


The next day at school, Freddy hangs out with Logan and Wendel, who are once again in their normal human appearances. However, Logan brings a soup made of insects and Wendel has a bottle full of blood at lunch. Freddy is grossed out, but he does admit that human food is rather strange. At the science class, Professor Weisgye continues to go off on his crazy lectures, while Chasity glances at Freddy once again. Another girl whispers to Chasity, and she writes a note down, asking her to pass it to Freddy. Once he receives it, he is dissapointed that it just says that his shoe is untied. Even worse, Weisgye catches on, asking Freddy to reveal his note to the class. In a pause, Freddy soon digs around in his bag, retrieving another amnesia bomb, activating it. It’s once again successful. However, Chasity tells her that smoke bombs aren’t always the most reliable, but it’s a good thing that it worked. Freddy smiles as she walks away surprised that the bomb didn’t affect her.


Freddy, Logan, and Wendel are seen at a nifty 50s diner, where Logan says that the human food is actually quite awesome. Freddy and Logan enjoy a burger, fries, and a milkshake, while Wendel still needs to mix blood into everything that he heats. Freddy wants to thank them for being good friends and helping him settle into this planet. Logan says that with the team of a werewolf, a sea monster, and an alien, then the world was at their disposal. They toast their milkshakes, while someone familiar is in the background: Chasity. Wendel mutters how her geographical location is often convenient for Freddy. Freddy soon gets up to talk to Chasity. Chasity tells him that she had never seen someone quite like Freddy, and that there was something she loved about him.


Freddy smiles and nods, but he looks on in horror at his two friends, never having been with a human girl before. The two, however, nod excitedly. Freddy looks back at Chasity, and he tells her that it’s nice of her to notice that. “May I have this dance?” Chasity asks, much to Freddy’s confusion. The jukebox turns on as she flips her index finger upward, and “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley begins to play. Freddy plays along and dances to the music with Chasity and the other kids. Chasity is impressed by Freddy’s moves on the dance floor, looking almost like Elvis Presly. The night soon passes, and Chasity tells Freddy how much fun she had, and that she hopes to do it again. She smiles, asking Freddy if he would want to go with her to the school prom, which Freddy believes to be a night of teenagers using their hormones to create feelings of love. Freddy accepts, believing this to be rather interesting opportunity.  Chasity kisses Freddy on the cheek, leaving him immensely wide eyed.


Meanwhile, back on the distant planet, Queen Evollove is watching the conversation between Chasity and Freddy unfold rather quickly on another crystal ball. She gets so angry that she just can’t control herself anymore. She enters a rather sinister song, with a tango-like beat and the hint of scary guitar sounds. She sings, (“He’s All Mine,”) about how she’s going to unleash a wrath of alien monsters on the Earth, taking back Freddy and destroying the planet. Above all, she wants to kill Chasity. How she had the nerve to date the one man whom she was destined to be with, and how that little wench thought that she could take her! “I WILL DESTROY HER!” Evollove shouts in a melodramatic, campy manner.


The next scene is a montage set to the song, (“The Wonderful Montage Musical Revue,”) in which all of the major characters participate. Freddy, Logan, and Wendel continue to become close friends, while he continues to realize that he may be in love with Chasity. Another part is Chasity singing a love song for Freddy, and how she’s hoping that her love is not some form of bestiality. In addition, Roger & Polly are curious about the truth of their adopted son, Professor Weisgye is sill obsessed with aliens, and Queen Evollove plotting her revenge, but criticizing the audience for making her sing about what he had just sung about. She is, however, preparing for her epic attack on the planet.


The next scene shows Freddy in the school hallway, talking to Logan and Wendel. Freddy tells them that he finally has something to tell him, but he has to do it outside of school. Freddy tells him to come to his house , because his parents will probably want to know, too. He’ll also invite Chasity, because he finds that he does love her. He senses that there is danger coming, and he needs to rally his friends to fight this imminent horror. This is the most that he can say at the moment, because shouting “WE’RE GOING TO BE KILLED BY A LUSTFUL, SADISTIC, ALIEN! TELL YOUR PARENTS THAT YOU APPRECIATE THEM.” After a pause, Wendel simply says, “Fair enough.”


At the house at night, Roger and Polly are talking about what Freddy might be trying to tell everyone. Is he actually a girl? A communist? A European teen sensation? Whatever it was, it was going to be a big deal if Freddy wanted to tell everyone at the same time. Logan, Wendel, and Chasity soon arrive at the home, as Polly uses her maternal instincts and makes hot chocolate for the three of them. Freddy soon comes up to confront everyone, sighing and breathing heavily. He tells everyone that as they might have guessed, he really is an alien. Everyone can buy this, considering the fact that he has seven flipping fingers on each hand. Freddy truly had to reveal his reasons for coming to Earth.


Freddy tells everyone that since they’re at least half convinced that he’s from another world, that they’d be willing to hear him out. Freddy was a young alien duke in his home planet, but he was being forced to marry the queen of the nation, Queen Evollove. Evollove had not one nice bone in her body, and her only intent was to take over the entire universe and enslave all living creatures. Rather than marry her, Freddy knew that he had to get away from this planet, soon taking a IFO (Identified Flying Object) off of the planet, where he landed on a planet that only a few aliens had been to before: Earth. Most of them stole bodies and abducted cows, but none of them were ever on the run from a psychotic alien queen. At the moment, everyone is staring at him blankly.


Freddy says that he needs serious help, because he has a bad feeling that Evollove is finally mobilizing her forces to attack Earth and take Freddy back. Freddy tells everyone that if this threat is destroyed, than the universe will finally be safe again. After a pause, Logan asks if they’re getting into a mess that they aren’t even convinced will happen, they don’t have a certified plan for, is likely to lead to them being severely injured, and is probably a fool’s errand. Freddy nods sadly. “In that case, I’m with you to the end.” Wendel also agrees. Polly and Logan also side with them, while Polly wonders if Roger was the one drinking. Chasity walks up to Freddy, saying that she’ll join him. Freddy tells Logan and Wendel that now’s probably a good time to show Roger & Polly who they really are, and the four walk out, leaving Chasity & Freddy.


Chasity tells Freddy to sit down, revealing that her parents didn’t want her to date Freddy. They thought that he was too bizarre, and her father always wanted her to date a football player. Freddy frowns, but Chasity places her finger on her lip, saying that she could care less about what they say. Soon a song picks up between the two, a slow waltz with a bit of mellow funk element to it. The song is called, “A Moment For Us.” During the song, there we see household objects floating around the room, orbiting the two young lovers. As the song ends, we hear Polly’s scream. The objects crash to the ground, and Roger and Polly rush out to the back door to see what is going on. Freddy half expected her to be freaked out by Logan’s black lagoon creature-like appearance and Wendel’s vampire-like appearance, but what he actually saw was far worse: A legion of UFOs hovering over the town.


As people in the town look up to the sky and see the UFOs clear as day, everyone begins to panic hysterically, while one of them shouts out that the commies are attacking. Meanwhile, we see Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi on a bench. Ed Wood tells Bela Lugosi to stay here, and whatever unfolds would make a really good movie. The local police department informs the military, which should be arriving in town soon. However, the UFOs are already touching down to the ground, beginning to unload the “armies” of aliens, while Queen Evollove tells every one of them to find Freddy Zapper and to vaporize everyone else. This just ads to the hysteria of the situation as people try to hide from the alien invaders, all of which are wearing green makeup and tacky costumes. However, Professor Weisgye is excited by the going ons, telling everyone else how he knew that aliens existed, and that he will die a happy man.


We soon see forces in the military mobilizing, while they are being led by a tough, female general in normal military attire. Her name is General Nilator. Nilator tells everyone that they’re having to face aliens for the 9th time this decade, and that they’ll have to bring their finest weapons into the battle. She says that there is no time for falling short, and their failure here today could cost the entire universe. As she finishes her campy St. Crispin’s Day Speech, she orders an officer to commence a time jump to get to the town in West Virginia right away. The officer flips a large switch, transporting a series of military trucks and tanks into the town.


The tanks and the soldiers fire against the aliens, creating a battlefield of chaos along the city streets and fields, while the terrified townspeople can do little else but sit and watch. Queen Evollove is off of the UFO and onto the ground, destroying tanks with nothing but a blast of energy from her fingertips, laughing as she does so. Meanwhile, back at Freddy’s house, he’s giving everyone orders. He tells Roger and Polly to stay here and not die. Logan and Wendel will stay here and protect the suburb. Chasity tells Freddy that she’s coming with him to confront Evollove. Chasity says that she is perfectly capable of defending herself, and that it’s easier to say than do. Freddy says that he hopes that she’s right, as they go out into the city.


The two run down the street, but they are stopped by some of the alien soldiers. One of them sets up a large beacon which Evollove notices and gives a dark smile, “I’ve got you now, you traitorous scum.” Just as the soldiers begin to attack, Freddy is able to use his powerful combat skills against them, much like how he handled with the bully. However, Chasity casts magical spells against the men, causing great damage to her enemies, eventually defeating all of them. All Freddy can do is stare at her blankly. “Oh, yeah, I kind of forgot to mention that I’m also a supernatural freak, of the witch variety.” She adds that she was too scared of having him judge her because of it, but it appears that since he and his two friends are both odd characters that she would fit in just fine. Now, it was just a matter of being surprising and cool.  Freddy smiles with a slight laugh.


Meanwhile, we get a look at some of the other battles. General Nilator is commanding her forces in the army to not hold back their attacks, even though the odds are looking a bit grim. The aliens keep coming, and the men can’t hold up much longer, and neither can the tanks. However, in a surburb in chaos, the sea monster and the vampire are struggling to keep the civilians safe, dealing with many aliens while trying to keep cool, humorously failing. To make matters worse, Evollove finds Freddy and Chasity thanks to the beacon, and she soon creates a giant blast of energy, around the area, making a force field that leaves the three trapped inside.


Evollove yells at Freddy for crushing her heart, and now she’s making him pay for what he’s done. Freddy insists that her heart was always broken, and that she was truly a despicable being. Evollove fakes offense at that remark, and she offers Freddy one last chance to take her hand, offering him a levitating ring. Freddy nods to Chasity, who uses her magic to turn the ring into dust. Evollove frowns, soon going on an all out attack on the two lovers. Freddy is knocked to the ground, while Chasity and Evollove duel as the town becomes a bigger mess, with more panic everywhere.


Freddy regains his consciousness, but he sees that even Chasity’s powers are not enough to hold up against Evollove. She soon breaks the barrier so that the world can see her kill the last line of Freddy’s love. Freddy soon has an epiphany. Evollove wanted to control the universe with Freddy because there was still an inkling of love left in that body of hatred and cruelty. They didn’t have to destroy her, but they had to destroy the bad part of her. Freddy soon stands up, asking Evollove if he can have just one more moment. She sighs and nods, telling him to make it quick. Freddy soon looks towards Chasity and nods, and Freddy yells, “Hit it!”


What begins is another musical number, with more jubilant rock and roll elements. All of the heroes join in song to tell Evollove about how (“You've Gotta Love”) It’s not long before Freddy convinces everyone in the universe to join along, and everyone begins to sing the song about how loving others and having friends is much more fun than destroying the world. Literally everyone sings along: People in foreign countries and planets, animal puppets, townspeople, and so on. While the song continues, Evollove finds that she is becoming gradually weaker, and that she cannot believe that she is being defeated by a musical number, above all things. Freddy does an epic guitar solo near the middle, which finally gives him the power to send a blast of light to Evollove, engulfing her in a mysterious light as she screams.


All of the sudden, the light clears up, and we see a beautiful woman with a glorious sunrise in the background. She is wearing a blue dress, and long, beautiful red hair, and so on. This is the new Queen Evollove. She thanks Freddy for finally stopping her evil crusade and changing her into a nice person, and she apologizes to everyone for nearly destroying the whole universe.  She then says that she’s going to fix her damage by magically restoring the town to its former glory, and giving Freddy a blessing for being with Chasity. “You two make a lovely team, and I look forward to seeing how well you do in the future.” Evollove soon takes her army back on the UFOs, and they depart, prompting massive cheering. Roger and Polly soon come out to greet their adopted son, telling him that they rehearsed for that large musical number for many weeks, and it certainly paid off.


Freddy and Chasity are easily appointed as the king and queen of the prom, while Logan and Wendel also gain the love of several girls, who are in love with their magical secrets. Logan smiles, telling the girls that “Everyone loves a bizarre character.” The night goes by greatly, as Freddy and Chasity share a kiss which causes everyone to cheer. The camera soon zooms away from the prom, cutting to some space ships in the sky. Queen Evollove is looking outside of the window. “Love’s Better Than Hate, huh? I can’t believe that they were actually convinced that I became good. Now I've got the element of surprise going for me. I’ll have him back, and I’ll kill Chasity, even if it’s the last thing I do." She soon looks at the camera with a dark smile, blasting it away with red lasers from her fingertips.

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Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genre: Comedy/Satire

Date: November 22-26 (3085 theatres)

Studio: Guernica Studios



Bukowski - Matt Dillon

Sarah - Marisa Tomei

Director - John Goodman

Frech actor - Vincent Cassel

Producer - Bruce McGill

Attorney - Kevin Pollak

Mickey Rourke himself

Faye Dunaway herself

Yoram Globus himself

Sean Penn himself cameo


Format: Digital 2D

Original Score: Tom Waits

Original Song: This Is Not by Tom Waits

Runtime: 128 min

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Budget: $40 million



During the opening credits we see black and white images of Hollywood, cinemas, stars, people, studio, etc. while Iggy Pop's 

Tell Me A Story is playing.


We fade to colorful daytime and get a glimpse of the feel of LA at summertime. How Does It Feel by Bobby Womack is playing in the background.



We're zooming inside a small size flat, where we meet Bukowski (Dillon) and his wife Sarah (Tomei). Bukowski is snoring on the sofa, dozen of empty beer bottles around him. Sarah is getting dressed in front of the mirror. Bukowski opens up his left eye to glance at her beautiful behind, but pretends to sleep when she turns around. When she's ready he walks to Bukoswki and slaps him on the face and tells him that she knows that he's not even close to be hangover. Bukoswki doesn't want to get up, but then she tells him that there will be plenty of booze at the director's place where they supposed to go.


The next shot is them stepping out to the street. They go to meet a director (Goodman). The director thinks that he can find a backer and producer for a film if Bukowski will write the screenplay. As Bukowski gets drunk on the free booze at the director's house and office, he thinks that he should just lead them on for a few months while drinking up all their shit. They have every kind of booze you could ask for but Sarah has made him stick to only wine, so he drinks the red by the bottle.


A few days later, they go back to watch a documentary that the director made. He meets a drunken french actor (Cassel) who is practicing his new system for roulette. He's complaining about how he had lost in Vegas a few days earlier and how Bukowski should go to France with him to enjoy the culture and play the ponies. A few days later he runs into the potential producer (McGill) of his film at a bar. When Bukowski makes fun of the title of a movie about Jack Kerouac that he's producing, he gets worried that he might have ruined the funding.


Bukowski finally decides to make an effort at writing the screenplay. Bluesy piano theme fades in. He has everything in his mind, but hasn't been able to get it out to the typewriter. Because of the writer's block, he decides to call the director and accept the $10k advance that he offered. He originally thought that the money would be a bad influence to his work ethic, but since he can't write anyway, he might as well take it. Less than an hour later, he gets a call from his translator and agent in Germany. The man had sold 3 of Bukowski's translated books to a publisher and Bukowski's take should be about $35k. All this news called for a celebration because 30 years of starvation and rejection were finally starting to pay off now that he's 52.

A few days later, his tax attorney (Kevin Pollak) pays a visit. He wants to incorporate Bukowski and set up a bunch of tax shelters. At first he balks at the proposition. It sounds like a hassle and he doesn't want to buy assets that aren't tangible. But he finally succumbs because the money isn't real anyway.

So Bukowski finds himself looking for a new car and house hunting for the first time in his life. The Century 21 salesman at the first house they go to gives them the snub, so they give up on the process and pull over when they drive by a biker bar. When they walk in, the patrons give him the impression that they hadn't moved in months. Unfortunately, he was a hero to many of them so he had to quickly extricate himself before succumbing to a night of revelry with a bunch of lost souls without joy or daring.


When he gets home, there are two pieces of mail waiting for him. The first is a group of poems from a not very good fan. The second includes articles of incorporation from his lawyer. Reading it, he crosses out nearly every article of the boilerplate language. He knows those clauses could easily apply to him in order to declare him unfit to lead the corporation. Disheartened, he eventually writes a note to the lawyer saying that he can't go through with any incorporation. Then Sarah suggests that they drink till daylight. It sounds like a good idea because they hadn't done that for awhile.

Eventually they buy a new BMW and are able to find a house that sat way back in the lot, which made it look like a good place to hide. The house is big enough for him to have a writing room with an actual desk. It would be his first desk ever and he wonders if he is becoming one of them. They move in and he finally tries his typewriter on a desk. The typewriter still works and there was plenty of space on the desk for an ashtray, the radio, and the bottle, so he's happy. Bukowski listens to Take It With Me by Tom Waits.

The director lost his house to a land development project so Bukowski invites him to stay with them. Sarah warns Bukowski against it, but the first couple of days go by well. Basically they just drink together and the director regales them with stories. These stories include the long and devoted efforts he has made to secure funding for their project. He had spent months seducing an old Russian millionaire to try to get the money, only to eventually find out that he was seducing the wrong woman.
Bukowski is starting to believe that the only people who are sensible about working in the movie business are those who hate it. Within a few days, it becomes obvious that Bukowski can't sit upstairs and write while he knows that someone is sitting downstairs waiting to hear the typewriter. He tells the director that he has to move out, but learns that he was planning to leave anyway to live with his girlfriend who is moving to town. A few days later the director calls to tell Bukowski that he's found a nice house in the ghetto. Neither Bukowski nor Sarah can pass up the opportunity of visiting him there, so they go as soon as possible. It's exactly what you'd expect.

After recovering from yet another hangover Bukowski has no problem writing the script and it's soon finished. It's called Barfly. He refuses to drive his new BMW into the ghetto so he arranges to meet the director at a grocery store on the edge of the ghetto so the director can pick up the script. The director sends the script to a number of actors, agents, and studios—the usual bunch. Sean Penn is very excited about it but he insists on a different director. They all meet for drinks, but can't come to an agreement about how they can progress.

The Sean Penn courtship turns into nothing, but then Mickey Rourke gets interested in the project. And Faye Dunaway is interested as well. However, Rourke wants the script rewritten so that he has a scene where he looks into a mirror and recites a poem. He also refuses to work unless he gets a very specific convertible Rolls Royce to bring him to the set. Fay Dunaway only insists that a scene is written so that she can show off her legs. Bukowski doesn't care, so he writes the scenes. Another problem is that she had also recently had surgery. Therefore, she would have to miss the first 2 weeks of shooting.

Bukowski goes over to Mickey Rourke's apartment to help make him feel more comfortable about making the film.


We cut back to Bukowski's house. After having sex with Sarah we goes to the kitchen for a beer. There's only one bottle left. Bukowksi opens it and tells Sarah off for leaving the fridge empty of beers. Sarah tells him that she thought she would get drunk at Rourke's place. She starts asking about how did the meeting go and Bukowski explains that after he’s there for awhile, he went to the bathroom, pushed down in the sink was this white towel. One end of it was stuffed into the drain and the remainder of it hung out over the sink and dropped to the floor. It didn't look good. And it was soaking wet, just soaked through. "What was it for? What did it mean? Left over after some orgy? It didn't make sense to me. I knew it must mean something. I was just an old guy. Was the world passing me by? I'd lived through some shitty nights and days, plenty of them full of anti-meaning, yet I couldn't figure out that giant soaking white towel. And worse, Mickey knew that he was coming by. Why would he leave that thing in there like that? Was it a message?” Sarah shrugs her shoulder and they go to bed.


The next day Bukowski gets the news that Cannon Films agrees to make the movie, but insists on some huge cuts to the budgets. Sarah, Bukowski, and the director get invited to Yoram Globus' birthday party. They head over to Yoram's party, which is huge and has table after table of people eating pasta.

Pre-production starts and things seem to go well for a little while until Cannon runs into some money problems. Bukowski and the director have a very contentious meeting with Yorab. Yorab insists on cutting some of the contracted producers from the project and renegotiating other contracts to cut their pay. Of course everyone leaves without agreeing and Cannon cancels the film a few days later.

At first Yorab agrees to release the film to a buyer for the cost of his expenditures should the director find another money man. But he soon reneges when he learns that some deep pocket men are interested. Apparently the director had been courting them all along because he didn't trust Cannon. At an impasse, the director vows to go on a hunger strike in front of the Cannon offices and cut off a body part each day that Yorab doesn't release the production rights. He goes to a hardware store and buys a chainsaw and continues with his threat until at the last moment he gets the release.

About a week later the director calls to tell Bukowski that the movie is in trouble again. Apparently the deep pockets producer had only been interested in buying the rights so he could resell at a profit. So the director starts searching again, but no one else likes the script. Bukowski takes this in stride and just continues with his routine of going to bet on the horses every day. The director finally finds someone who likes the project, but he learns that Bukowski had sold the rights to the main character a number of years earlier. Now no one will touch the script. Bukowski has go to the purported owner who had been a friend years earlier and plead for him to back down. He does, so they are back in business.

Even after securing this latest release, the producer who liked the project backed out. He had apparently found a project that he liked better. Then Cannon became interested again. They couldn't stand other people making money off the budget that they had already pared down to the minimum.

Moving forward again, Mickey Rourke wanted Bukowski on the set to watch him work. So when shooting started, Sarah and Bukowski go down to the set to take a look. They mainly end up hanging out in the bar that they were using for the movie. The movie had hired real barflys to just act like themselves during the production and Sarah and Bukowski feel right at home. But they do make it to the set to watch Rourke. Bukowski thinks he’s great in the role. But looking at the whole, huge production, Bukowski thinks that Yorab was right about the cuts. They didn't need even half of the people that were still there.
The director has a provision in his contract that requires Cannon to provide him with an apartment, so he was finally able to leave the ghetto. Bukowski was also owed another payment when shooting started. He hadn't received it yet, so he decides to go to a distributor's party to confront management about it. The party is boring, but a lawyer for Yorab tells him that he had mailed the check that morning.


A week later, the check, which was drawn on a Netherlands bank, bounces. The director has the same problem. The director decides to blackmail Yorab in order to get themselves paid. He threatens to take out an ad in Variety that shows the bad checks and besmirches Cannon.

It seems bizarre to Bukowski to watch the movie being shot and so much of his life recreated from 30 years earlier. He hates movies, but starts to care when scenes aren't coming together as he had intended on the page. He is the life-blood and soul of the film, but he knows that no one care about the writer. But Bukowski gets momentarily caught up in the moment when a couple of foreign media personalities want to interview him on the set. By the time it is over, though, he realizes that the best part of a writer is on the page.

The phone starts to ring every day. People want to interview the writer. Bukowski never realized that there were so many movie magazines or magazines interested in the movies. To him it seems a sickness: this great interest in a medium that relentlessly and consistently failed, time after time after time, to produce anything at all. People become so used to seeing shit on film that they no longer realize it was shit. Eventually, he has to start telling people that he charges $1000 for an interview in order to bring some peace to his house.


Then yet again the film gets canceled a few days later. Cannon had run out of money and they closed their offices. Bukowski takes it all in stride and just sticks to his normal routine of spending the day at the track. He had started betting on horses when the doctor told him that he couldn't drink anymore. But he had started drinking again little by little and it didn't kill him. So now he has both the drink and the horses.

And of course, after Cannon sold some of its assets, the movie was back on again. Finally, after 32 days of shooting, the production wrapped and Sarah and Bukowski are invited to the wrap party. It's pretty boring and Cannon had only rented the space until midnight. But Bukowski now has mixed feelings about ending the filming and regaining his anonymity. He decides to go see a rough version of the film a few days later while the director is editing it and decides that he is glad that he is a part of the film.
Bukowski returns to his routine of going to the track every day and then going home to work on the poem. A few weeks later, the director calls to tell him that the film is finished and that he's holding a screening at Cannon. Of course the location gets changed at the last second, but Sarah and Bukowski make it there on time. Bukowski thinks it’s a good movie, but definitely not a masterpiece. Sarah and he decide not to go to Cannes to promote the film, but they get plenty of updates from the director. Mickey Rourke at one point refused to do any interviews with anyone who didn't like his last movie. Meanwhile, Bukowski’s own film failed to win any awards.
When they got back from Cannes, the director continues to edit the film up until the release date. The director asks Bukowski if he would write him another screenplay and he says NO, because he’s afraid of Hollywood.

He did, however, insist on a premiere with a white stretch limo for Sarah and himself because he thought it would be funny. When they get there, there’s a lot of flashbulbs and interviews. But then they are seated in the front row of the theater. They try to pay attention to the distorted figures and mismatched audio, but eventually they give up and just drink their wine until the film was over. After the premiere, they go to a post-premiere party. It’s generally just a bunch of people who want to be in show business or want to be a little more influential, standing around and not doing anything. Everyone looks bored, yet no one is leaving. Bukowski thinks that most people are bored with their jobs, so these people might as well suffer like this rather than any other way. Faye Dunaway shows up to the party, but Rourke only stops by to say hi to Bukowski and then leave.

The movie plays in the theaters for a couple of months, garnering both good and bad reviews. Bukowski and Sarah go to watch it in a local theater about a month after its release. He’s happy that a number of people had seen it and he’s generally pleased with the results. They go home and open up a few more beers. Sarah asks Bukoswki what is he planning next, he looks at her then into the camera and says that he realizes that he should write a script about the process of making the movie.


The end credits roll and an original song from Tom Waits fades in, This Is Not


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The SCP Foundation
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Composer: Fernando Velazquez
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Date: February 17
Studio: 906 Studios
Format: 35mm film
Budget: $50 million
Theaters: 3,034
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of horror violence, some langauge and sexual content
Running Time: 92 mins
Tagline: To Secure, Contain And Protect
Channing Tatum as Ben Hamford
Bruce Willis as Dr. Gears
Kristen Dunst as Beatrice Sorts
Joel Edgerton as Dr. Bright
Steve Coogan as Dr. Everett Mann

Ben Hanford is a kid’s party magician in upstate New York. He goes to an auction one day and spots a shining blue key. The auctioneer tells him the key is “magical” and taking you to “another land” is the gimmick. Ben buys it, and goes back to his apartment. When he tries out the key on his bedroom lock, the door opens to a dark forest. Ben steps in, and the door shuts behind him. It takes a while to get through, but he spots a door. He goes through it, and winds up back at his bedroom door.
Amazed at his find, Ben uses it as his shows, amazing the children. One day, while performing at a local science fair, an older man, Dr. Gears, spots him. He consults Ben at his house, and tells Ben about his previous paranormal experiences. Ben says that he had one experience, when he was at his old house in 1998. Cutting to flashback, Ben’s wife was going for a walk with his children. Ben saw them leaving, but he saw something black. It was hard to piece out, because it was night, but the black seemed darker. Suddenly, his wife and children disappeared into thin air. Ben asks for anymore questions. Dr. Gears pauses, and says, “One more. Mr. Hanford, I’d like to offer you a job at the Foundation.”
We cut to a presentation by Dr. Everett Mann, who goes over the basics of Facility A26. He says that SCPs are paranormal organisms or items collected around the world to protect humanity. SCPs are classified into different groups. The first one is Safe, which means the organism is easy to contain (though they are not really “safe.”). Eucild SCPs are when the organism or objects cannot be predicted, and while they can be easily contained, they are something to look out for. Keter SCPs are considered to have the desire to be harmful to civilization and spacetime.
At his time there Ben meets a younger scientist, her name being Beatrice Sorts. The two fall into a relationship, doing various SCP projects together. One day, Ben does some testing on SCP-106. When he sees the creature, he recognizes it as the SCP that took his wife. He immediately leaves the testing chamber, as SCP-106 smiles.
One day, two Class D personnel test on SCP-173. Suddenly, one makes eye contact, and the SCP goes hostile. The facility orders a containment breach, and Ben grabs Beatrice so they can escape the facility. Unfortunately, it proves to be hard, as they encounter various SCPs. They meet Dr. Gears, and the three make an escape plan. They’ll have to travel to the main control room, as it outlooks the perimeter. If they can break out and climb over the fence, then they’ll be able to escape.
At this time, all the sentient SCPs break out of the facility, with only a few in there. The halls seem endless, and they begin to think they won’t find the control room. Dr. Gears splits from the two, so he can find help. While he tries to escape, he confronts SCP-106. After a fight, SCP-106 bites Dr. Gears’ head off.
Ben and Beatrice meet Dr. Bright, who says they will need to access his room since he has a map of the facility. When they find it, he inputs the code, and grabs the map. The control room is another half a mile away, and they are getting tired. They finally get to the control room, where Ben has a confrontation with SCP-106. SCP-106 grabs Beatrice and disappears through a wall. Ben follows them and ends up in SCP-106’s “pocket dimension.” There he finds Beatrice gagged by SCP-106. The two have a generic fight sequence, and finally Ben defeats SCP-106. Ben and Beatrice leave the “pocket dimension” and escape the facility with Dr. Bright.
We cut to the pocket dimension. We see SCP-106’s body twitching.

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Date- January 20th

Genre- CGI Animation

Rating- G

Theaters- 3,030 theaters

Budget- 40 million

Running Time- 85 minutes or 1 hour and 25 minutes

Studio- O$corp Pictures

Director- Cal Brunker

Actors and Actresses-

Ping- Jay Baruchel


Plot:  Ping is the name of a domesticated duck who lives on a riverboat on the Yangtze River in China. He gets sent out every morning to forage along the river with his relatives, and is expected back every evening. The last duck on the boat would get a swat with a stick and one day he is the last duck. He is afraid to return and spends the night on shore. When he awakens his boat is gone and he is soon caught by a boy on another boat where he worries about becoming their dinner. After some time the boy lets Ping go. Ping goes on a wild chase through the waterways of China in search for his family. Finally, he sees a boat in the distance with ducks climbing up on it. It is his boat! Ping rejoins his family and happily receives the last duck swat for being lost.

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Director: Tom Hooper
Composer: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Date: November 3 (limited) December 15 (wide)
Studio: 906 Studios
Format: Digital film
Budget: $65 million
Theaters: 4 (11/3), 16 (11/10), 96 (11/17), 178 (11/22, 12/1), 394 (12/8), 823 (12/15), 2,345 (12/22)
MPAA Rating: PG for mild sequences of peril and violence, and some language
Runtime: 127 min
Tagline: The Classic Novel Comes To The Big Screen
Austin Williams as Tom Sawyer
Joel Courtney as Huckleberry Finn
Elle Fanning as Becky Thatcher
Michelle Williams as Aunt Polly
Irene Bedard as Injun Joe
Preston Bailey as Sid Sawyer
Bryan Cranston as Muff Potter

The film opens with Aunt Polly scouring the house in search of her nephew, Tom Sawyer. She finds him in the closet, discovers that his hands are covered with jam, and prepares to give him a whipping. Tom cries out theatrically, “Look behind you!” and when Aunt Polly turns, Tom escapes over the fence. After Tom is gone, Aunt Polly reflects ruefully on Tom’s mischief and how she lets him get away with too much.
Tom comes home at suppertime to help Aunt Polly’s young slave, Jim, chop wood. Tom also wants to tell Jim about his adventures. During supper, Aunt Polly asks Tom leading questions in an attempt to confirm her suspicion that he skipped school that afternoon and went swimming instead. Tom explains his wet hair by saying that he pumped water on his head and shows her that his collar is still sewn from the morning, which means that he couldn’t have taken his shirt off to swim. Aunt Polly is satisfied, but Sid, Tom’s half-brother, points out that the shirt thread, which was white in the morning, is now black. Tom has resewn the shirt himself to disguise his delinquency.
Tom goes out of the house furious with Sid, but he soon forgets his anger as he practices a new kind of whistling. While wandering the streets of St. Petersburg, his town, he encounters a newcomer, a boy his own age who appears overdressed and arrogant. Tom and the new arrival exchange insults for a while and then begin wrestling. Tom overcomes his antagonist and eventually chases the newcomer all the way home.
When he returns home in the evening, Tom finds Aunt Polly waiting for him. She notices his dirtied clothes and resolves to make him work the next day, a Saturday, as punishment.
On Saturday morning, Aunt Polly sends Tom out to whitewash the fence. Jim passes by, and Tom tries to get him to do some of the whitewashing in return for a “white alley,” a kind of marble. Jim almost agrees, but Aunt Polly appears and chases him off, leaving Tom alone with his labor.
A little while later, Ben Rogers, another boy Tom’s age, walks by. Tom convinces Ben that whitewashing a fence is great pleasure, and after some bargaining, Ben agrees to give Tom his apple in exchange for the privilege of working on the fence. Over the course of the day, every boy who passes ends up staying to whitewash, and each one gives Tom something in exchange. By the time the fence has three coats, Tom has collected a hoard of miscellaneous treasures. Tom muses that all it takes to make someone want something is to make that thing hard to get.
Aunt Polly is pleasantly surprised to find the work done, and she allows Tom to go out in the late afternoon. On his way, he pelts Sid with clods of dirt in revenge for his treachery in the matter of the shirt collar. He then hastens to the town square, where a group of boys are fighting a mock battle. Tom and his friend Joe Harper act as generals. Tom’s army wins the battle.
On his way home for dinner, Tom passes the Thatcher house and catches sight of a beautiful girl. He falls head over heels in love with her. Quickly forgetting his last love, a girl named Amy Lawrence, Tom spends the rest of the afternoon “showing off” on the street. The girl tosses him a flower, and, after some more showing off, Tom reluctantly returns home.
At dinner, Sid breaks the sugar bowl, and Tom is blamed. Tom’s mood changes, and he wanders out after dinner feeling mistreated and melodramatic, imagining how sorry Aunt Polly would be if he turned up dead. Eventually, he finds his way back to the beautiful girl’s house and prepares to die pitifully beneath her window. Just then, a maid opens the window and dumps a pitcher of water on his head. Tom scurries home and goes to bed as Sid watches in silence.
Sunday morning arrives, and Tom prepares for Sunday school with the help of his cousin Mary. As Tom struggles halfheartedly to learn his Bible verses, Mary encourages and entices him with the promise of “something ever so nice.” Tom’s work ethic then improves, and he manages to memorize the verses. Mary gives him a “Barlow” knife as reward. Tom then dresses for church, and he, Mary, and Sid hurry off to Sunday school, which Tom loathes.
Before class begins, Tom trades all the spoils he has gained from his whitewashing scam for tickets. The tickets are given as rewards for well-recited Bible verses, and a student who has memorized two thousand verses and received the appropriate tickets can trade them in for a copy of the Bible, awarded with honor in front of the entire class.
Judge Thatcher, the uncle of Tom’s friend Jeff Thatcher, visits Tom’s class that day. The judge’s family includes his daughter, Becky—the beautiful girl Tom notices the previous afternoon. The class treats the judge as a celebrity—the students, teachers, and superintendent make a great attempt at showing off for him. As usual, Tom is the best show-off—by trading for tickets before class, Tom has accumulated enough to earn a Bible. Mr. Walters, Tom’s Sunday school teacher, is flabbergasted when Tom approaches with the tickets. He knows that Tom has not memorized the appropriate number of verses, but since Tom has the required tickets, and since Mr. Walters is eager to impress Judge Thatcher, the Bible-awarding ceremony proceeds.
The Judge pats Tom on the head and compliments him on his diligence. He gives him the chance to show off his purported knowledge, asking him, “No doubt you know the names of all the twelve disciples. Won’t you tell us the names of the first two that were appointed?” Tom does not know their names, of course, and eventually blurts out the first two names that come to his mind: David and Goliath.
After Sunday school comes the church service, which includes a long, tedious sermon. At one point, the minister describes how, at the millennium (the 1,000-year period during which Christ will reign over the earth, according to Christianity) the lion and the lamb will lie down together and a little child shall lead them. Tom wishes that he could be that child—as long as the lion were tame.
Bored, Tom takes from his pocket a box containing a “pinchbug,” or a large black beetle. The insect pinches him and slips from his grasp to the middle of the aisle at the same time that a stray poodle wanders into the church. The dog investigates the pinchbug, receives one pinch, circles the insect warily, and then eventually sits on it. The bug latches onto the poodle’s behind, and the unfortunate dog runs yelping through the church until its master flings it out a window. The general laughter disrupts the sermon completely, and Tom goes home happy, despite the loss of his bug.
On Monday morning, Tom feigns a “mortified toe” with the hope of staying home from school. When that ploy fails, he complains of a toothache, but Aunt Polly yanks out the loose tooth and sends him off to school.
On his way to school, Tom encounters Huckleberry Finn, the son of the town drunkard. Huck is “cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town,” who fear that he will be a bad influence on their children. But every boy, including Tom, admires Huck and envies him for his ability to avoid school and work without fear of punishment. Huck and Tom converse, comparing notes on charms to remove warts. Huck carries with him a dead cat, which he plans to take to the graveyard that night. According to superstition, when the devil comes to take the corpse of a wicked person, the dead cat will follow the corpse, and the warts will follow the cat. Tom agrees to go with Huck to the cemetery that night, trades his yanked tooth for a tick from Huck, and continues on to school.
Tom arrives late, and the schoolmaster demands an explanation. Tom notices an open seat on the girls’ side of the room, next to Becky Thatcher. He decides to get in trouble on purpose, knowing that he will be sent to sit with the girls as punishment. He boldly declares, “I stopped to talk with Huckleberry Finn!” The horrified teacher whips Tom and sends him to the seat next to Becky.
Tom offers Becky a peach and tries to interest her by drawing a picture on his slate. Becky initially shies from Tom’s attentions, but she soon warms to him and promises to stay at school with him during lunch. Becky and Tom introduce themselves, and Tom scrawls “I love you” on his slate. At this point, the teacher collars Tom and drags him back to the boys’ side of the room.
The teacher now places Tom next to Joe Harper. After trying to study for a while, Tom gives up and he and Joe play with the tick, each attempting to keep the bug on his side of the desk by harassing it with a pin. They begin arguing midway through the game, and the teacher again appears behind Tom, this time to deliver a tremendous whack to both boys.
During lunch, Tom and Becky sit in the empty schoolroom together, and Tom persuades her to “get engaged” to him—an agreement they render solemn by saying “I love you” and kissing. Tom begins talking excitedly about how much he enjoys being engaged and accidentally reveals that he was previously engaged to Amy Lawrence. Becky begins to cry and says that Tom must still love Amy. Tom denies it, swearing that he loves only Becky, but she cries harder and refuses to accept the brass andiron knob he offers her as a token of his affection. When Tom marches out, Becky realizes that he won’t return that day and becomes even more upset.
For the rest of the afternoon, Tom wanders about in a forest, first deciding that he will become a pirate, next trying a futile charm to locate his lost marbles, and finally encountering Joe Harper. The boys play Robin Hood and then go home, in agreement that “they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever.”
That night, Tom sneaks out of bed and goes to the graveyard with Huck. They hide in a clump of elms a few feet from the fresh grave of Hoss Williams and wait for devils to appear. After a while, three figures approach the grave. The boys believe with horrified delight that these are the devils, but they turn out to be three adults from the town carrying out a midnight mission of their own. Tom and Huck are surprised to discover the young Dr. Robinson accompanied by two local outcasts, the drunken Muff Potter and Injun Joe.
Dr. Robinson orders the other two men to dig up Hoss Williams’s corpse, presumably for use in medical experiments. After they finish the job, Potter demands extra payment, and Robinson refuses. Injun Joe then reminds Robinson of an incident that happened five years earlier, when Injun Joe came begging at the Robinsons’ kitchen door and was turned away. Injun Joe now intends to have his revenge. A fight ensues; Dr. Robinson knocks Injun Joe down and then is attacked by Potter. He uses Hoss Williams’s headstone to defend himself, knocking Potter unconscious. In the scuffle, Injun Joe stabs Dr. Robinson with Potter’s knife.
The terrified boys flee without being detected by the men. Eventually, Potter awakens and asks Injun Joe what happened. Injun Joe tells the drunk Potter that Potter murdered Dr. Robinson in a drunken fury, and Potter, still dazed, believes him. Injun Joe promises not to tell anyone about the crime, and they part ways. Before Injun Joe leaves the graveyard, however, he notes smugly that Potter’s knife remains stuck in the corpse.
The boys run to a deserted tannery and hide, unaware of Injun Joe’s plot to blame Potter for the murder. They decide that if they tell what they saw and Injun Joe escapes hanging, he will probably kill them. Consequently, they decide to swear in blood never to tell anyone what they saw. After taking the oath, they hear the howls of a stray dog, which they interpret as a sign that whomever the animal is howling at will die. Tom and Huck assume the dog’s howls are for them, but when they go outside, they see that the dog is facing Muff Potter.
Tom goes home and crawls into bed. Sid, still awake, takes note of Tom’s late arrival and tells Aunt Polly about it the next morning. She lectures Tom and asks how he can go on breaking her heart; her heavy sorrow is for Tom a punishment “worse than a thousand whippings.” Tom goes off to school dejected. On his desk he finds the brass andiron knob he tried to give to Becky the day before, and his anguish deepens.
The day after Tom and Huck witness Dr. Robinson’s murder, some townspeople discover the doctor’s corpse in the graveyard, along with Potter’s knife. A crowd gathers in the cemetery, and then Potter himself appears. To Tom, Huck, and especially Potter’s shock, Injun Joe describes how Potter committed the crime. Consequently, the sheriff arrests Potter for murder.
Tom’s pangs of conscience over not telling the truth about the murder keep him up at night, but Aunt Polly assumes that just hearing about the horrid crime has upset him. Tom begins sneaking to the window of Potter’s jail cell every few days to bring him small gifts.
Becky Thatcher falls ill and stops coming to school. Tom’s depression worsens, so much so that Aunt Polly begins to worry about his health. She gives him various ineffective “treatments,” which culminate in an awful-tasting serum called “Pain-killer.” Tom finds this last treatment so intolerable that he feeds it to the cat, which reacts with extreme hyperactivity. Aunt Polly discovers what Tom has done, but she begins to realize that “what was cruelty to a cat might be cruelty to a boy, too,” and sends him off to school without punishment. Becky finally returns to school that morning, but she spurns Tom completely.
Feeling mistreated, Tom resolves to act on his earlier impulse to become a pirate. He meets Joe Harper, who is likewise disaffected because his mother has wrongly accused and punished him for stealing cream. They find Huck Finn, always up for a new adventure, and the three agree to slip away to Jackson’s Island, an uninhabited, forested isle three miles downriver from St. Petersburg.
That night, the three boys take a raft and pole their way to the island, calling out meaningless nautical commands to one another as they go. At about two in the morning they arrive on the island, build a fire, and eat some bacon that Joe has stolen for them. For the rest of the night they sit around and discuss pirate conduct. Eventually, however, they think about the meat they stole and reflect on the shamefulness of their petty crime—after all, the Bible explicitly forbids stealing. They decide that “their piracies should not again be sullied with the crime of stealing” and fall asleep.
The next day, the boys wake on Jackson’s Island and find that their raft has disappeared, but the discovery hardly bothers them. In fact, they find relief in being severed from their last link to St. Petersburg. Huck finds a spring nearby, and the boys go fishing and come up with a bountiful and delicious catch. After breakfast, Tom and Joe explore the island and find pirate life nearly perfect. In the afternoon, however, their enthusiasm and conversation fade, and they begin to feel the first stirrings of homesickness.
In the late afternoon, a large group of boats appears on the river, and, after some confusion, the boys realize that the townspeople are searching for them, assuming they have drowned. This realization actually raises the boys’ spirits and makes them feel, temporarily, like heroes. After dinner, however, both Tom and Joe begin to consider the people who may be missing them terribly. Hesitantly, Joe suggests the possibility of returning home, but Tom dismisses the suggestion. That night, however, Tom decides to cross the river back to town to observe the local reaction to their absence. Before he leaves, he writes messages on two sycamore scrolls, then puts one in his pocket and one in Joe’s hat.
Tom swims from the end of a sandbar to the nearby Illinois shore and stows away on a ferry to cross back to the Missouri side. At home, Tom finds Aunt Polly, Sid, Mary, and Mrs. Harper sitting together. He hides under a bed and listens to their conversation. With the exception of Sid, they all talk about how much they miss the boys and wish they had been kinder to them. Tom learns that the search crew has found the raft downstream, so everyone assumes that the boys capsized in midstream and drowned.
After the company has gone to bed, Tom goes to his aunt’s bedside and almost places one of his sycamore scrolls on her table, but he decides against it. He returns to the island, finds Huck and Joe making breakfast, and tells them of his adventures.
The boys find turtle eggs on the sandbar that afternoon and eat fried eggs for supper that night and for breakfast the following morning. They strip naked, swim, and have wrestling matches and a mock circus on the beach. Homesickness mounts, however, and Tom finds himself writing “BECKY” in the sand. Joe suggests again that they return home, and this time Huck sides with him. The two boys prepare to cross the river, and Tom, feeling suddenly lonely and desperate, calls to them to stop. He then tells them of a secret plan that he has devised. After hearing his plan (we do not yet know what it entails), both boys agree to stay and their spirits are rejuvenated.
That afternoon, Tom and Joe ask Huck to teach them how to smoke. Huck makes them pipes, and they sit together smoking and commenting on how easy it is. They imagine the effect they will produce when they go home and smoke casually in front of their friends. Eventually, however, both boys begin to feel sick, drop their pipes, and declare that they need to go look for Joe’s knife. Huck finds them later, fast asleep in separate parts of the forest, probably after having vomited. That evening, Huck takes out his pipe and offers to prepare theirs for them, but both boys say they feel too sick—because of something they ate, they claim.
That night, a terrible thunderstorm hits the island. The boys take refuge in their tent, but the wind carries its roof off, so they have to take shelter under a giant oak by the riverbank. They watch in terror as the wind and lightning tear the island apart. When the storm passes, they return to their camp and find that the tree that had sheltered their tent has been completely destroyed.
The boys rebuild their fire out of the embers of the burnt tree and roast some ham. After sleeping for a time, they awaken midmorning and fight their homesickness by pretending to be Indians. At mealtime, however, they realize that Indians cannot eat together without smoking the peace pipe, and so Tom and Joe make a second effort at smoking. This time, they don’t become nearly as ill.
Back in the village, everyone remains in deep mourning. Becky Thatcher regrets her coldness toward Tom, and their schoolmates remember feeling awful premonitions the last time they saw the boys. The next day, Sunday, everyone gathers for the funeral. The minister gives a flattering sermon about the boys, and the congregation wonders how they could have overlooked the goodness in Tom and Joe. Eventually, the entire church breaks down in tears. At that moment, the three boys, according to Tom’s plan, enter through a side door after having listened to their own funeral service.
Joe Harper’s family, Aunt Polly, and Mary seize their boys and embrace them, leaving Huck standing alone. Tom complains, “It ain’t fair. Somebody’s got to be glad to see Huck,” and Aunt Polly hugs Huck too, embarrassing him further. The congregation then sings “Old Hundred.”
The morning after Tom returns from the island, Aunt Polly rebukes him for having made her suffer so much and for not having given her some hint that he was not actually dead. Tom argues that doing so would have spoiled the whole adventure, but he admits that he “dreamed” about everyone back in town. Telling her his dream, Tom relates everything he saw and overheard when he crossed the river and sneaked into the house a few nights earlier. Aunt Polly seems amazed by the power of Tom’s vision and forgives him for not having visited her. Sid, meanwhile, wonders suspiciously how this dream could be so precise and detailed.
At school, Tom is declared a hero and basks in the adulation of his peers. He decides to ignore Becky and instead pays attention to Amy Lawrence again. When Becky realizes that he is ignoring her, she gets within earshot and begins issuing invitations to a picnic. Soon she has asked the whole class to come except Tom and Amy. They go off together, leaving Becky to stew in jealousy.
At recess, however, Becky manages to turn the tables by agreeing to look at a picture book with Alfred Temple, the new boy from the city with whom Tom fights at the beginning of the novel. Tom grows jealous and becomes bored with Amy. With a great sense of relief, he heads home alone for lunch. Once Tom is gone, Becky drops Alfred, who, when he realizes what has transpired, pours ink on Tom’s spelling book to get him in trouble. Becky sees Alfred commit the act and considers warning Tom in the hopes of mending their troubles. But, overcome by Tom’s recent cruelness to her, she decides instead that Tom deserves a whipping and that she will hate him forever.
Back home, Aunt Polly has learned from Mrs. Harper that Tom’s dream was a fake and that he came home one night and spied on them. Aunt Polly scolds him for making her look like a fool in front of Mrs. Harper and then asks why he came home but still did nothing to relieve everyone’s sorrow. Tom replies that he was going to leave a message for her, but he was afraid it would spoil the surprise, so he left it in his pocket. She sends him back to school and goes to look in the jacket that he wore to Jackson’s Island, resolving not to be angry if the message is not there. When she finds it, she breaks down in tears and says, “I could forgive the boy, now, if he’d committed a million sins!”
Back at school, Tom attempts a reconciliation with Becky, but she blows him off and looks forward to seeing him whipped for the inky spelling book. She proceeds to find a key in the lock of the teacher’s desk drawer; the drawer contains a book that only the teacher, Mr. Dobbins, is allowed to read. She opens it and discovers that it is an anatomy textbook that Mr. Dobbins possesses since his true ambition is to be a doctor. She opens it to the front page, which shows a naked figure, and at that moment Tom enters. His entry startles her so much that she rips the page. She begins to cry, blames him for making her rip it, and realizes now that she will be whipped.
The class files in, and Tom stands stoically for his own whipping, assuming that he must have spilled the ink himself accidentally. Mr. Dobbins finds the ripped book and begins to grill each member of the class in turn. When he reaches Becky, she seems ready to break down, but she is saved when Tom rises and declares, “I done it!”—thus incurring a second whipping but becoming a hero again in Becky’s eyes.
Summer has almost arrived and the schoolchildren are restless. Mr. Dobbins becomes even more harsh in his discipline, provoking the boys to conspire against him. At the end of the year, the town gathers in the schoolhouse for the “Examination,” in which students recite speeches and poems and engage in spelling and geography competitions. Tom struggles through “Give me liberty or give me death,” finally succumbing to stage fright, and a series of young ladies then recites the hilariously awful poems and essays they have written. Finally, the schoolmaster turns to the blackboard to draw a map of the United States for the geography class, and at that moment a blindfolded cat is lowered from the rafters by a string. The animal claws at the air and yanks off Mr. Dobbins’s wig, revealing a bald head that the sign-painter’s boy gilded while Mr. Dobbins slept off a bout of drinking.
At the beginning of summer, Tom joins the Cadets of Temperance in order to wear one of their showy uniforms. Unfortunately, to join he must swear off smoking, tobacco chewing, and cursing—prohibitions that prove very difficult. He resolves to hang on until Judge Frazier, the justice of the peace, dies, because then he can wear his red sash in the public funeral. When the judge recovers, Tom resigns from the Cadets. The judge suffers a relapse and dies that night.
Vacation begins to drag. Becky Thatcher has gone to the town of Constantinople to stay with her parents, and the various circuses, parades, and minstrel shows that pass through town provide only temporary entertainment. The secret of Dr. Robinson’s murder still tugs at Tom’s conscience. Tom then gets the measles, and when he begins to recover, he discovers that a revival has swept through the town, leaving all his friends suddenly religious. That night brings a terrible thunderstorm, which Tom assumes must be directed at him as punishment for his sinful ways. The next day he has a relapse of the measles and stays in bed for three weeks. When he is finally on his feet again, Tom finds that all his friends have reverted to their former, impious ways.
Muff Potter’s trial approaches, and Tom and Huck agonize about whether they should reveal what they know. They agree that Injun Joe would kill them, so they continue to help Potter in small ways, bringing him tobacco and matches and feeling guilty when he thanks them for their friendship. The trial finally arrives, and Injun Joe gives his account of the events. A series of witnesses testifies to Potter’s peculiar behavior, and in each case Potter’s lawyer declines to cross-examine. Finally, Potter’s lawyer calls Tom Sawyer as a witness for the defense, much to everyone’s amazement. Tom, deeply frightened, takes the witness stand and tells the court what he saw that night. When he reaches the point in the story where Injun Joe stabs the doctor, Injun Joe leaps from his seat, pulls free of everyone, and escapes through a window.
Tom is acclaimed as a hero and enjoys the adulation and gratitude of Muff Potter and the rest of the town during the day. At night, however, he is tormented by visions of Injun Joe coming to kill him. Injun Joe has vanished, despite the town’s and a detective’s best efforts to locate and capture him.
One day Tom has a desire to hunt for buried treasure. He encounters Huck Finn, and the two discuss possible places to find treasure, what form the loot might take, and how kings have hundreds of diamonds but only one name. They then set off for the nearest dead-limbed tree, since such trees are typical hiding places for treasure. When they arrive, they discuss what they would do with the treasure. Huck plans to spend it all on pie and soda, and Tom decides that he would get married, an idea that Huck finds absurd.
That afternoon, the boys dig in a number of places around the tree but find nothing. At first, Tom blames a witch, and he then realizes that they are going about it all wrong: they need to find where the shadow of the tree limb falls at midnight. They return that night and dig for a time, again without result. Eventually frustration and fear of the darkened woods make them give up, but they hesitantly agree to try next in the “ha’nted” house, a deserted building nearby.
The following day, Tom and Huck set out for the house, only to realize that it is Friday—the most unlucky day of the week. They decide to pretend they are Robin Hood for the rest of the afternoon and make their way to the haunted house on Saturday. They explore the house’s deserted ground floor, then head upstairs as two mysterious men enter downstairs. One is “a ragged, unkempt creature, with nothing very pleasant about his face”; the other is a deaf and mute Spaniard with a long white beard and green goggles who has been hanging around St. Petersburg recently. The boys watch the two strangers through the floorboards. When the deaf and mute Spaniard speaks, the boys recognize his voice—it is Injun Joe’s.
Terrified, the boys listen as the two men talk about criminal activities, including a “dangerous” job that Injun Joe plans. After a while, the two men doze off. Tom wants to leave, but Huck is too frightened that the men might wake up. Eventually, the men wake and prepare to go. Before they leave, they bury some money they have stolen—$600 in silver—because it is too heavy to carry. While hiding it, they encounter an iron box, which they unearth using the tools that the boys left on the ground floor. The box is full of gold coins, and the boys think, ecstatically, that the two men will rebury it. However, Injun Joe notices that the boys’ tools are new and have fresh earth on them, and he decides that someone must be hanging around the house. Injun Joe even starts to go upstairs, but the steps collapse under his weight. He gives up, deciding to take the treasure to another hiding place: “Number Two—under the cross.”
The men leave with the loot, and Huck and Tom descend, wishing furiously that they had not left their tools behind for Injun Joe to find. They resolve to keep an eye out for the “Spaniard” in the hopes of following him to “Number Two.” Then the awful thought occurs to Tom that perhaps Injun Joe’s planned “job” will be on Tom and Huck. The boys talk it over, and Huck decides that since only Tom testified, Injun Joe’s wrath will probably be directed only at him. Huck’s words, of course, offer little comfort to Tom.
The next morning, after a night of troubled sleep, Tom considers the possibility that events of the previous day were a dream. He finds Huck, and Huck rids him of this idea. The two boys speculate about where hiding place “Number Two” might be, deciding that “Two” probably refers to a room number in one of the town’s two taverns. Tom visits the first tavern and learns that a lawyer occupies room number two. In the second tavern, room number two remains locked all the time. The tavern-keeper’s son claims that no one ever enters or leaves the room except at night. He claims to have noticed a light on in the room the previous night. The boys decide to find all the keys they can and try them in the room’s back door. Meanwhile, if Injun Joe appears, the boys plan to tail him to see where he goes, in case they are wrong about the room.
On Thursday, the boys make their way to the tavern. Tom slips inside, and Huck waits for him. Suddenly Tom rushes by, shouting for them to run. Neither stops until he reaches the other end of the village, where Tom recounts that he found the door unlocked and Injun Joe asleep on the floor, surrounded by whiskey bottles. The tavern is a “Temperance Tavern,” meaning that it purportedly serves no alcohol. The boys realize that the room must be off-limits because it is where the tavern secretly serves whiskey. The boys decide that Huck will watch the room every night. If Injun Joe leaves, Huck will get Tom, who will sneak in and take the treasure.
The next day, the Thatchers return from Constantinople. When Tom sees Becky, he learns that her picnic is planned for the following day, so the Injun Joe predicament drops to secondary importance. The children plan to go downriver to a famous cavern, and Becky’s mother tells Becky to spend the night with one of her friends who lives near the ferry. Tom then persuades Becky to disobey her mother and go with him to the Widow Douglas’s house instead, where the kind woman will probably give them ice cream and let them spend the night.
As they take the ferry down the river, Tom worries briefly that Injun Joe may go out that night, and he may miss the action. But the promise of fun with Becky soon drives such worries from his mind. The children arrive at a “woody hollow,” play in the forest, and eat lunch. Afterward, they climb up to McDougal’s cave and spend the afternoon excitedly exploring the passages. They stagger out that evening happily covered in clay and board the ferry for home.
Huck sees the ferry arrive in town, and a short time later he sees two men pass him carrying a box. Assuming them to be Injun Joe and his companion, he decides that there is no time to fetch Tom—the two men are escaping with the gold. He follows them to the Widow Douglas’s house, where Injun Joe describes to his friend how he plans to slit the widow’s nostrils and notch her ears like a sow as revenge for an incident in which her husband, then justice of the peace, had him horsewhipped for vagrancy.
While the two villains wait for the widow’s light to go out, Huck races down the hill to the house of an old Welshman and his sons. They let him in, and when he tells them what is about to happen, they seize their guns and rush toward the widow’s house. Huck follows them for a time, hears a burst of gunfire, and then flees for his life.
The next morning, a Sunday, Huck creeps to the Welshman’s house and learns that the whole town is out looking for the deaf and mute Spaniard and his companion—both of whom the old man and his sons chased away the night before. (The Welshman does not yet know the Spaniard’s true identity.) Huck then describes how he followed the intruders the previous night. He tries not to mention the treasure, but eventually he describes the deaf and mute man’s speech and so has to admit that the Spaniard is actually Injun Joe. The Welshman tells him that the package the two men were carrying contained burglary tools, which relieves Huck considerably, because it means that the treasure must still be in the tavern.
Soon everyone has heard about the events at the widow’s house, but the Welshman keeps the identity of the boy who saved the widow a secret, in order to make it a great surprise. At church that morning, everyone discusses the excitement, and then Mrs. Thatcher asks Mrs. Harper where Becky is. Mrs. Harper says that Becky did not stay with her, and then Aunt Polly appears, wondering where Tom is. Eventually everyone realizes, to a collective horror, that Tom and Becky must still be in the cave.
A search party is organized and sets out for the cave immediately. The day drags on with no word from the missing children, and Huck, meanwhile, acquires a fever. The Widow Douglas, who remains ignorant of Huck’s actions the previous night, takes care of him. Eventually, the searchers in the cave begin to give up—the only traces found of the children are the words “BECKY & TOM,” written on the cave walls in candle-smoke soot, and one of Becky’s ribbons.
In the days that follow, the town discovers that Temperance Tavern serves liquor. When Huck wakes from his feverish sleep at one point, he asks Widow Douglas if anything has been found at the Temperance Tavern. She tells him that alcohol has been discovered and the tavern shut down, so Huck assumes the treasure is gone. Tom and Becky remain lost.
The story returns to Tom and Becky on the day of the picnic. They wander away from the larger group, exploring and using smoke to make marks on the walls so that they can find their way back. Eventually, they come to a large room filled with bats, and the bats attack them and chase them into unknown passages. After escaping the bats, they realize how far from the others they are and decide to go back, but they cannot go the way they came, as the bats are blocking it. Tom chooses another passage to follow, and, after a while, they realize they are completely lost. Tom hasn’t made any marks, and even finding the bats again seems impossible.
The couple wanders on, occasionally calling for help. Becky sleeps for a time. When she wakes up, they realize that their parents will not miss them until the following day. Despair sets in for a while. They then hear the voices of rescuers and call in reply. The search parties do not hear them, and the children find their way blocked by crevices and pitfalls. The voices grow fainter and eventually cease. The children grope their way to a spring and sit down, knowing they will soon run out of candles.
While Becky sleeps, Tom explores side passages with the aid of a kite line. He sees a candle on the other side of a pitfall and then sees Injun Joe holding it and retreats in terror. Not wanting to frighten Becky, he doesn’t tell her what he has seen, and he continues to explore other passages.
Tuesday night arrives, and Tom and Becky still have not been found. Only Judge Thatcher and a few companions continue searching the cave. Then, in the middle of the night, news arrives that the children have turned up, and St. Petersburg celebrates. The children are taken to the Thatcher house, where a weakened Tom describes their escape. The kite string ran out while he was exploring a gallery, and he was about to turn back when he saw a speck of daylight in the distance. He abandoned the string and crawled forward until he could push through a hole and see the Mississippi River. He then went back and found Becky, and from there, the two crawled out and went to the nearest house, five miles downstream from the cave.
Judge Thatcher and the last searchers learn that the children have been found. Tom and Becky are bedridden for most of the rest of the week. Tom goes to see the invalid Huck that Friday, but the Widow Douglas warns him to avoid any upsetting topics. Tom learns about Injun Joe’s attempt against the widow and also hears that Injun Joe’s companion was found drowned while trying to escape.
Two weeks after he finds his way out of the cave, Tom talks to Judge Thatcher and is told that the door of the cave has been shut and bolted from the outside to prevent anyone else from getting lost. Tom becomes horrified and tells the judge that Injun Joe remains in the caverns.
A party rushes down to the cave, unlocks the door, and finds Injun Joe starved to death inside. He evidently has eaten the few bats he could catch, used every candle stump he could find, and made a cup out of rock and placed it under a dripping stalactite to catch a spoonful of water a day. “Injun Joe’s Cup,” Twain informs us, has since become one of the chief tourist attractions in the cave.
The morning after Injun Joe’s funeral, Tom tells Huck his theory that the gold never was in Room No.2 at the Temperance Tavern. Instead, he believes that it remains hidden in the cave. That afternoon, the boys take a raft down to the place where Tom and Becky exited the cave and crawl inside. Tom comments on how much he wants to start a gang of robbers and use this part of the cave as a hideout. The boys discuss how grand it would be to be robbers and eventually reach the place where Tom encountered Injun Joe.
Tom points out a cross that is burned on the wall of the cave and tells Huck that this, not the tavern, must be where the gold is hidden. Huck becomes frightened that Injun Joe’s ghost could be lurking around, but Tom points out that the cross would keep him away. Comforted by Tom’s words, Huck helps him search the area. The boys find nothing and decide to dig under the rock. There they find a collection of guns, moccasins, a belt, and the treasure.
The boys decide to leave the guns behind, reasoning that they will be useful for their band of robbers in the future. They drag the gold out of the cavern and put it on their raft back to St. Petersburg. On their way to hide the treasure, however, they encounter the Welshman, who insists that they accompany him to a party at the Widow Douglas’s house. He sees the box they are lugging but assumes they have been collecting old iron.
Nearly every person of importance in the village has gathered at the Widow Douglas’s house. While the boys change into nice clothes, Huck tells Tom that he wants to escape out the window because he cannot stand such a large crowd. Tom tells him not to worry. Sid comes in and informs them that the party is being given in honor of the Welshman, Mr. Jones, and his sons, and that Mr. Jones plans to surprise everyone by announcing that Huck was the real hero. Sid then says, in a self-satisfied way, that the surprise will fall flat because he has already spoiled it. Tom yells at Sid for being such a nasty sneak and chases him out of the room.
At the supper table, Mr. Jones tells his secret and everyone pretends to be surprised. Widow Douglas then announces that she plans to give Huck a home and educate him. Tom bursts out, “Huck don’t need it. Huck’s rich.” Everyone chuckles at the joke, and Tom runs outside and brings in the gold. Everyone is shocked. When the money is counted, it adds up to over twelve thousand dollars.
The news of the gold shocks the village and inspires dozens of treasure hunters. The money is invested and provides both boys an allowance of almost a dollar a day—equal to the minister’s salary.
Becky tells her father about how noble Tom has been, and the judge decides that Tom should go to the National Military Academy and then become a lawyer. Huck, meanwhile, suffers terribly under the burden of being civilized. He bears wearing clean clothes, sleeping in sheets, and eating with a knife and fork for three weeks; he then runs away. The town searches for him, but to no avail. Tom finds him, eventually, sleeping in an abandoned slaughterhouse, and Huck tells his friend that he simply is not cut out for a respectable life. The Widow Douglas makes him dress nicely and forbids him to spit, swear, or smoke.
Tom replies that Huck can do as he pleases, but if he wants to join Tom’s gang of robbers, he has to be respectable. Otherwise, he says, Huck’s sour reputation will drag down the whole gang. Huck agrees to try the widow’s house again for a month—provided that Tom allows him to belong to the gang.
We hear the narrator say that the story must end here because it is strictly a story about a boy. Were the story to continue, he states, it would quickly become the story of a man. He adds that most of the characters in the story are still alive and that he might one day explore how they turned out. We see Tom Sawyer as an adult, putting down the last bit of ink.

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Justice League

Writer-Director: Brad Bird
Genre: Superhero
Date: May 5
Studio: Blankments Productions and DC Entertainment
Cast: Bradley Cooper as Barry Allen/The Flash, Zachary Levi as Michael Carter/Booster Gold, Channing Tatum as J’onn J’onn/Martian Manhunter, Armie Hammer as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, David Tennant as Patrick O’Brien/Plastic-Man, Rachel Nichols as Diane Prince/Wonder Woman, Garrett Hedlund as Arthur Curry/Orin/Aquaman, Dwayne Johnson as Darkseid, Michael B. Jordan as Cyborg, Octavia Spencer as Amanda Waller, Aaron Paul as Rick Flag, Kaya Scodelario as Ellen Jones, Mark Hamill as the Scarab, Brian Posehn as Skeets, Stephen Colbert as President Downing, Matthew Modine as Slyfox, Evan Rachel Wood as Mera, Rachel McAdams as Iris West, Emily Blunt as Ramona O’Brien, Simon Pegg as the newsreporter, and Neil Patrick Harris as Wally West.
Music by: Michael Giacchino.
Runtime: 156 min
Format: Filmed in IMAX 3D. Also released in Digital 3D.
Tagline: Prepare for Justice

Plot Summary: The Justice League is formed and save the world from Darkseid. Based on the DC comic.


Blankments and DC Logos appear.

Blankments Productions and DC Entertainment Proudly Present. A Brad Bird Film. The film opens with a shot of Greece, or rather under Greece. GREECE. We see Darkseid, clothed in shadows, walking back and forth in agitation. Darkseid asks Slyfox, who is bowing to him about why they have not found a warrior yet. Slyfox says he has found a warrior worthy of Darkseid and his homeland of Apokolips. Darkseid reminds him that the only reason he broke him out of jail was so he could gain a warrior that could defeat all of the earth’s greatest heroes and then he can remake Earth in the image of his old homeworld. Slyfox smiles, saying he has gone to the trouble of giving the boy he found the cybernetic upgrades Darkseid asked for. The boy, Cyborg, walks in stiffly, and asks Darkseid what he must do. Darkseid smiles, saying he’ll do, but then Slyfox asks why Darkseid doesn’t just be his own warrior. Darkseid turns to Slyfox in anger, but then turns back to Cyborg. He tells Cyborg to kill Slyfox, and Slyfox’s eyes widen in terror. Darkseid says that it’s much more fun to watch people die than actually kill. Slyfox screams in terror, but then Darkseid calls off Cyborg’s attack. Slyfox sighs in relief until Darkseid says he’ll take care Slyfox himself. After burning Slyfox into a corpse with his Omega Beam, an earthquake begins. He turns to Cyborg, saying that with the two of them, no one will be able to stop the rebirth of Apokolips.


Amanda Waller receives a call from Rick Flag and Ellen Jones, who have been investigating in Greece. They say they’ve found something disturbing. Amanda Waller asks them what it is, and Ellen says they’re bringing it over into the D.C. Headquarters. Amanda Waller tells them to be there within an hour. Rick takes off with Ellen in their state-of-the-art private jet. They go at super-sonic speeds and land in D.C. Amanda asks what they have, and they show Slyfox’s burnt corpse. Amanda says she doesn’t know what it means, but they’ll have a bio-scan of it running ASAP. In the lab, the corpse is shown to have readings of alien life. Amanda frowns, saying she’ll call in the consultant.

Martian Manhunter is stopping a bank robbery in Midtown in the early morning. The robbers beg for mercy, but Martian Manhunter knock them out, leaving the police to find them. He flies away and enters a secret entrance into his office. He puts on his human mask and changes out of his costume. J’onn is now ready to kick back and hopefully get a case for the day. However, Amanda Waller walks in with a large bag. J’onn welcomes her, but Amanda isn’t here for a nice lunch. She asks if J’onn can take a look at something they’ve found. J’onn welcomes her to do so, and Amanda opens up the bag, and drops Slyfox’s corpse on the table. J’onn’s eyes widen in terror. He recognizes these burn marks. He tells Amanda that the fate of the world is in danger: Darkseid has arrived.

Cut to Central City. Barry Allen is having his first dinner with Iris West since she left Central City. Barry asks Iris how life is, and she says that she’s been having a nice time doing some big stories, but she’s happy to be back in Central City. Barry asks if they can go out for dinner sometime soon, and Iris says she’d be happy to go out somewhere with him in a week; she has to help her brother move on. Barry says that that would be great, and smiles at Iris happily. They continue eating their dinner, but Iris gets a phone call. She excuses herself from the table to answer it. As Iris goes to the bathroom to take the call, Amanda enters the restaurant. Barry recognizes from the brief meeting they had a few months ago, and he says hello. Amanda says they need him for a massive threat, and Barry sighs, asking if he could be there in a few weeks. Amanda gives him a look, saying that in a few weeks, there might not be a planet. Barry grimaces, and asks if it could wait until tomorrow. Amanda says he can finish his dinner, but she expects him at the headquarters later that night. Barry smiles, saying he’ll run straight there after the dinner.

Cut to Mammoth City. Ramona and Patrick are having a nice time together at home, watching TV. Ramona asks how much long is left on the chicken she’s making, and Patrick stretches out his neck to see that there’s two minutes left on the timer. Ramona kisses Patrick’s neck, as he slowly works his way back into his standard position. The doorbell rings, and Patrick walks normally to the door to answer it. Ellen is there, and Ramona welcomes her with open arms. Ramona says Ellen is free to stay for dinner, and Ellen tries to say that she needs to get this done with as soon as possible, but Ramona won’t have it. As they set down to dinner, Patrick asks how Ellen’s job is going, and Ellen says that’s what she’s here to talk about. Ramona asks what’s wrong, and Ellen says that she has to take Patrick for a bit. Patrick asks what she means, and Ellen responds by saying that Amanda needs the world’s heroes to unite against a common enemy. Ramona drily remarks that that sounds unimportant. Patrick says he’ll go back with Ellen, just as soon as they finish eating. Ellen agrees, and begins eating the chicken.

In New York City, we see Rick has already met up Diane Prince. Diane, being already on the list and having no prior commitments, is just speaking to Rick about how the agency is. Rick says that it’s nothing special, and he asks Diane how the first few months of living with humans have been. Diane comments that it has been odd, and asks why humans feel the need to work for major corporations. Rick sarcastically says that’s the American dream, but they’re going to see an entrepreneur now. Diane asks who, but Rick points at the newly labeled office building: “Booster Gold International.” They walk in, but a secretary stops them, asking if they have an appointment. Rick says he does not, but he’s with the government, and they need to speak to the CEO immediately. The secretary won’t let them pass, but Diane asks her to check her appointment book. As the appointment book is in a back room, she leaves the room. Diane grabs Rick’s hand and, using her super-speed, runs up the stairs. Rick smiles, saying he would’ve expected that from the Flash, not her. Diane asks who the Flash is, and Rick frowns, saying she’ll find out in a bit.

Rick opens the door to an office, finding Skeets levitating above a test. Rick asks where Booster Gold is, and Skeets says that the two of them are not authorized to be here. Rick doesn’t care, and asks again where Booster Gold is. Skeets refuses to answer, but then we hear a toilet flush, and Michael Carter (out of costume) walks out of his in-office bathroom, saying that Skeets needs to get more toilet paper. Skeets apologizes to Michael about the arrival of Rick and Diane. Michael tells Skeets it’s fine, but then tells Rick and Diane to leave. Rick refuses to leave, saying that the world is imminent danger. Michael says he’ll help for good pay. Rick says that their agency can’t legally pay the heroes. Michael says tough luck then. Diane looks at him in shock, and says that if all of the human heroes are like this, perhaps she doesn’t want to help the Earth. Rick assures her that that is not true, and Michael checks her out, noticing her for the first time. Michael says he changed his mind; he’ll go along with this superhero thing deal thing. Skeets is surprised, but Michael says he’ll meet them at the base; he’s been there before.

Back with Ellen and Patrick, they’re on a boat. Patrick asks where they’re headed, and Ellen says that’s technically classified, but they are going to be near the coordinates of a certain Bikini Atoll. Patrick’s eyes widen (literally; he stretches them out) and asks if they’re going to be near any leftover radiation. Ellen laughs at this, saying that radiation has been gone for years. They arrive at the island, and Patrick asks where’s the base. Ellen calls up someone, telling them to "open the tree." The singular tree on the island opens up, and there is an elevator in its place. We pan down the camera to see an entire government base, submerged underwater in what appears to be an air bubble. Patrick’s eyes bulge out, and Ellen asks him if he’s getting in the elevator. Patrick follows into the elevator.

The elevator goes down at fast speeds, and when it opens up, we see that Barry, Diane, and of course, J’onn have arrived. Diane and J’onn are talking about common ancestors of their species, which Patrick finds boring. He goes to talk to Barry who is just sitting, incredibly bored. Amanda Waller enters, saying she’s glad everyone’s here – wait, where’s Michael? Diane sighs, but then Michael flies with Skeets, saying no fear, Booster Gold is here. Diane groans at this, but Patrick fanboys out; after all, Booster Gold is a legitimate celebrity. Amanda tells Michael to take off his costume like the others, but he refuses to. However, Skeets manages to take off his mask for everyone. Barry, finding Michael’s attitude funny, begins running circles around Michael. Michael tells him to stop, but he doesn’t. J’onn asks if all privileged humans are like this, but Patrick says no, he just likes spending time with his wife. Diane finds Patrick a nice man. Amanda yells at Barry and Michael to stop; they have serious issues.

After calming everyone down, Amanda begins briefing the mission. She says that J’onn realized that the world is being attacked by Darkseid, a refugee king of a far-off destroyed planet, Apokolips. Barry laughs, saying aliens don’t exist, and then Diane and J’onn glare at him. Barry turns to Patrick, saying he can’t believe them. Patrick confesses that he’s always wanted aliens to exist, so why not? Barry then asks Michael what he thinks, and Michael says aliens are fairly common place in the future. Amanda goes back to the briefing, saying they need to take down Darkseid before he’s able to raise an army of alien Parademons that would take over the Earth. J’onn also says he believes Darkseid might have an acting “champion” until his army arrives. Michael says this is stupid, but then Rick runs in, saying that a robot cyborg thing is attacking Athens. Michael sighs, saying he’ll help. They all change into their costumes, and take a jet to Athens.

In Athens, Cyborg is going throughout the streets, destroying everything in sight. At a hill overlooking the city, the heroes land as Flash, Booster Gold, Martian Manhunter, Plastic-Man, and Wonder Woman arrive. Flash begins to give orders, but Booster Gold argues with him on how to go about their business. Skeets tells him to stop, but Booster Gold ignores him. As the arguing escalates into a fight, a pretty awesome fight of Booster Gold vs. the Flash, Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman turn to Plastic-Man to lead. Plastic-Man awkwardly says that he doesn’t really have the expertise, so Wonder Woman sighs, and breaks up the Booster Gold and Flash fight. Wonder Woman then says they got to get in the city as soon as possible to stop the Cyborg. Booster Gold and Flash are embarrassed, and agree with Wonder Woman.

The five heroes go into the city and see Cyborg trashing the place. Flash runs up to punch Cyborg quickly, but Cyborg deflects it, and throws him against a wall. Martian Manhunter flies up to punch Cyborg, but that doesn’t work either, as Cyborg just quickly runs away in the fight. Booster Gold rolls his eyes, and tells Skeets to watch this. Skeets goes to hide in a building instead and Booster Gold is thrown to the ground by Cyborg. Wonder Woman attempts to use her super-strength against him, but Cyborg just avoids her. Martian Manhunter then analyzes that it should be impossible to defeat Cyborg without disabling some of his technological advances. Martian Manhunter turns to Plastic-Man and tells him to use his elasticity against Cyborg. Plastic-Man nods his head, and slingshots himself toward Cyborg while turning his hands into giant hammers. Cyborg attempts to grab his arm, but Plastic-Man just stretches away from him. Cyborg lets go, which snaps Plastic-Man away from him. It looks like all is lost, and Cyborg will win when suddenly Cyborg goes unconscious, and a huge earthquake begins.

Even more suddenly, there is a flash in the sky, and the Blue Beetle falls down onto Cyborg’s unconscious arms. Blue Beetle asks his Scarab where the time-travel device went. The Scarab says it was a one-time use thing; it is disappears after its use. Blue Beetle sighs at this, but Martian Manhunter looks on at the Blue Beetle in bizarre fascination. He picks him up, and tells Wonder Woman to carry Cyborg back to the jet. Booster Gold, Flash, and Plastic-Man all wake up at the beginning of the earthquake. Flash says they’ve got to help citizens, and Martian Manhunter grimly says that they can’t do anything for this city. As they arrive back at the jet and take off, we see what Martian Manhunter was speaking of. We cut to average citizens and tourists of Athens as the earthquake truly begins. Huge cracks are made that several citizens fall down into, and Parademons rise out of the cracks. Out of the Parthenon, we see Darkseid emerge laughing. The Parthenon crumbles to bits, and as more Parademons rise, we see the entire city of Athens become a crater.

Back at the Base, we see Rick and Ellen watching over the unconscious body of Cyborg. Martian Manhunter mentions that he is certain that when he awakes, he will be who he was before Darkseid turned him into the half-machine he is now. Rick says that he’s certain Cyborg won’t wake up for quite a bit, but Ellen says when he does, they can put him in Waller’s side-project. Rick grimaces but agrees. We cut to Atlantis, where we see Arthur and Mera discussing something. Arthur says he had been traveling the ocean when he encountered an underwater base. Mera says they cannot afford to have human neighbors around, especially not merely a month in his reign, and Arthur agrees, although he tells Mera that she should know that not all humans are bad. Mera agrees not all humans are bad, but if they had to build a house underwater, that shows they weren’t wanted. Arthur agrees, and begins to swim for the Base. We cut to Darkseid, standing behind Mera, whispering in her ear that she is happy for this.

Inside a situation room, Amanda Waller yells at the team; or rather, she yells at Flash and Booster Gold for having their egos get in the way of the mission. Jaime Reyes speaks up, asking what day it is. The Scarab then answers for him, saying it should be exactly a year later than it was a few hours ago for him. Jaime says that it doesn’t make any sense for him, and Skeets tells him that time travel makes zero sense anyway. Jaime points at Patrick and Diane, and asks them who they are, since he recognizes Flash, Booster Gold, and Martian Manhunter. Patrick and Diane introduce themselves, and Patrick comments to be happy that Aquaman isn’t here. Jaime asks who Aquaman is, and Barry snorts, saying that Aquaman is just a modern day urban legend. The alarms in the Base go off, and Rick tells Amanda over earpiece that the Base is being attacked by sharks. Amanda does a double take at this, but then tells the team to suit up, again.

After the five suit up, Jaime goes to follow them out, but Rick stops him. Rick says they still need to have him questioned, for they do not know if he is friend or foe. Rick is then called over by a computer analyst, who needs help resetting some shields. Jaime sighs, but the Scarab says they are their own people, and then he turns Jaimeinto the Blue Beetle. Jaime says he doesn’t know if they should disobey orders, so the Scarab takes control and flies Jaime to fight with the other heroes. Meanwhile, Plastic-Man and Flash, along with the other heroes, go to the outside of the Base (while still inside the air bubble.) They see sharks repeatedly ramming against the air bubble, and the biggest shark has Aquaman on his back. Plastic-Man tells Flash that he knew that Aquaman was real, and Flash says he really doesn’t care.

Suddenly, Aquaman breaks into the air bubble with the shark. The six heroes get ready to fight him, but Aquaman looks away for a second, seeing the shark suffocating without water. Aquaman picks up the shark, and throws him back into the ocean. However, while Aquaman is looking away, Booster Gold flies up, and punches an unsuspecting Aquaman in the face. Aquaman turns around in anger, saying he came here for diplomacy, but if they really wish to fight, so it shall be. Aquaman then begins flooding the Base through the small hole in the air bubble, but Martian Manhunter won’t take this. He turns invisible and flies up to the hole, and then uses his telepathy to “sew” up the hole.

Meanwhile, on the ground, we see that Flash is simply running circles around Aquaman to try to distract him. It fails though, as Aquaman ignores it and uses his sense of the water to figure out how to avoid Flash (since there is water inside humans’ bodies.) Blue Beetle, eager to prove himself as a worthy member of the team, runs up to punch Aquaman, and Aquaman jumps away, while still keeping up the fight. Wonder Woman uses heat vision on Aquaman, which actually manages to hurt him. Aquaman starts asking for the fight to stop, and Plastic-Man agrees, wrapping his body around Aquaman into the shape of a strait jacket. Plastic-Man says that he has to come with them. Aquaman sighs, and agrees to these conditions.

Inside the Base, many employees are running around frantically, trying to unflood the place. Amanda glares at the arrival of Arthur, saying that he must pay for what he has done. Arthur retorts that the Base is in his domain; if they wished to build an underwater base, then they should’ve reached a treaty with the Atlanteans. J’onn says that not even he knew of the Atlanteans’ existence, and Barry says that he thought Aquaman was an urban legend. Arthur sighs at this, saying that he is clearly not a legend. Barry, Michael, J’onn, Jaime, Patrick, Diane, and Arthur all sit at a table while still in costume, with Amanda frowning at them all. She tells them about how she picked this team for the execution of justice throughout the entire world. She says they have failed her greatly. Barry takes offense to this, saying that they saved the Cyborg from dying. J’onn says that that is just one life in the midst of hundreds lost. Barry tells him to stop being so negative, and Michael says that they couldn’t really save people from an earthquake. Diane also points out that they saved Jaime. Jaime speaks up for himself, saying that he saved himself, and the Scarab helped too. J’onn smirks at this, pointing out that he carried Jaime himself. Arthur says he does not understand what’s going on, and Jaime agrees. Patrick tries to fill them in, saying Athens has been utterly destroyed, and they need to stop an super-powered alien – no relation to J’onn, of course – from taking over the world with an army of a creepy demon-like creatures. Patrick then comments he hopes to be home by lunch, and Diane says that she wishes to defeat Darkseid as soon as possible.

Amanda smiles at this last statement, but then an alarm goes off. Rick runs through the Base and says they need to deploy the team. Amanda Waller turns to him, and says she agrees. Arthur asks what is happening, and Amanda turns on a TV in response. A newsreporter speaks of how it appears that an ominous cloud made up of disturbing looking monsters is headed towards Los Angeles. The newsreporter says that the entire city is being evacuated, but the cloud should arrive within an hour. There is no way for the city to be completely evacuated. Amanda tells the team that they need to leave in a rocket-powered submarine, something that Jaime fanboys over. Michael purposely leaves Skeets behind, saying he doesn’t want him to get hurt. Skeets “frowns” at this, but tells Michael to be safe. The seven heroes load up into the submarine and away they go.

At Los Angeles, the cloud of Parademons has arrived. Darkseid tells them all that he will bring back the glory of Apokolips, and this city of angels will be their new capital. The Parademons cheer and go throughout the streets of the entire city, destroying buildings to give a new slate to the capital. The team arrives at the California shore, and is ready to go into the city when Aquaman stops. He says he cannot go into the city, as it would be too far away from a large body of water for him to survive. Plastic-Man says that that can’t be true, and Aquaman apologizes, jumping into the Pacific Ocean and swimming away ashamed. The team is downtrodden until Blue Beetle says they have to move on by themselves. Everyone agrees as Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle fly to the city while Flash runs to it with Plastic-Man riding on his back. Aquaman though begins thinking of way he could fight.

The four flying heroes arrive at Los Angeles with Parademons trashing the place. Martian Manhunter attempts to tell them to stop, but three of the Parademons tackle him. They decide to split up and all of them begin an epic fight with Parademons. Wonder Woman flies up toward a Parademon, and begins rapidly punching it. The Parademon tries to run away but fails. Martian Manhunter uses his telekinesis to get rid of the three Parademons. Booster Gold attempts to get in a fist fight with a Parademon, but he sucks at hand-to-hand combat. So, instead, Booster Gold turns on his blasters and begins shooting up the Parademons. Blue Beetle joins in, and the four heroes easily take down the Parademons in the area. Martian Manhunter realizes that the majority of Parademons must be near Hollywood, since it’d be in Darkseid’s personality to want to make a big show of it. Flash, over earpiece, says that he and Plastic-Man already figured that out; they went to Hollywood first, and there are loads of Parademons there. The four heroes start flying toward Hollywood.

Already in Hollywood, Flash and Plastic-Man are fighting back-to-back against several Parademons when they finally lay their eyes upon Darkseid. He charges up his Omega Beam to incinerate the two heroes and when he lets it go, we see in slow motion Flash look around, grab Plastic-Man and run out of the way of the Beam just in time. The Beam incinerates about fifteen Parademons. Flash looks around in shock along with Plastic-Man, saying that Darkseid is a wee bit overpowered. Suddenly, rushing water is heard. Darkseid rises from Hollywood Bvd. as Aquaman creates a tidal wave engulfing the Hollywood sign. Darkseid sends his Omega Beam up to vaporize Aquaman, but he ends up creating steam out of the entire wave. The Beam is about to hit Aquaman, when Plastic-Man slingshots the Flash up to tackle and move Aquaman out of the way of the deadly Beam. Flash says that it’s great to see Aquaman is here, and Aquaman says that by flooding the city, he’ll be able to join in the fight. The four other heroes arrive and all they all stand back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back epically.

Aquaman goes to beat up Parademons by using the power of water to drown them. Plastic-Man wraps himself around Parademons, suffocating them. Flash begins running around and around Parademons to confuse them before he kills them. This continues for about fifteen minutes, with the heroes continuing to defeat the army of Parademons in creative ways that show off their powers. There’s also tag-teaming, showing how the heroes’ powers complement each other, but Darkseid is nowhere to be found. After all the Parademons are defeated, they go into the Dolby Theater, seeing that Darkseid must be hiding in there. Darkseid tells them all he is prepared to fight and kill them all, as he charges up his hands with the power of the Omega Effect. All seven team members goes into fight him, but he keeps on teleporting away and duplicating himself. Finally, Aquaman figures out how to defeat him. Aquaman freezes the water around the theater, while Flash runs around and around Darkseid to keep him distracted. Booster Gold and Martian Manhunter fly up to make the roof fall on the theater, and Wonder Woman punches Darkseid during his distraction. Stunned, Plastic-Man wraps Darkseid up and Aquaman freezes them both, leaving Plastic-Man’s head unfrozen so he can survive.

They take Darkseid back to the base where Amanda Waller manages to lock him up, keeping him frozen while freeing Plastic-Man. Amanda tells them all they can go home, which they do, as we hear President Downing speak on the Los Angeles attack. Barry rings the doorbell of Iris’s place, and, after letting him in, she introduces him to her brother, Wally West. Michael picks up Skeets and they both go home, tired from the team-up. J’onn returns to his office, happy that it is over and he can relax. Diane goes home as well, and we see her decide to visit her actual home. Arthur goes home to Mera, who apologizes for urging him to attack the Base. She says she doesn’t know what came over her. Arthur tells her it’s fine, and it’s over. Patrick goes home to Ramona, who immediately takes him to bed. Finally, we see Jaime fly home for the first time in year. He hesitates at the door and then knocks. Cut to President Downing, who is wrapping up his speech. He talks about how great it is to have heroes they can count on, almost like a... JUSTICE LEAGUE.

In the middle of the credits, we see Cyborg’s eyes open, and Amanda tells him she has a special idea just for him. After the credits, we see Darkseid in his specially-made cell, laughing and cryptically saying that he may have lost on this earth, but there’s always another earth.

Theaters: 4,412
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sensuality, language, and a brief disturbing image.
Budget: $225 million

Previous Films Grosses: (OW/DOM/WW)
The Flash: 62.4/159.1/319.1
Booster Gold: 51.9/130.2/224.8
Martian Manhunter: 59.3/159.4/317.1
Blue Beetle: 30.2/86.2/166.4
Plastic-Man: 44.9/127.7/245.9
Wonder Woman: 51.1/138.1/252.9
Aquaman: 58.4/139.4/285.2

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Conventional WisdomDirector: Antoine FuquaGenre: ActionDate: March 3Studio: Blankments ProductionsCast: Jason Clarke as Joe Harris, Piper Perabo as Mary Harris, Nat Wolff as Tim Harris, Joey King as Dani Harris, Aaron Eckhart as Bruce Harris, Terrence Howard as Officer Washington, and Gerard Butler as Perry Olsen.Music by: Trevor Morris.Runtime: 97 minTagline: No Ordinary Auto Show.Plot: The film opens with the operator of the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago speaking to a father of two kids. The father introduces himself as “Joe Harris.” It’s a typical night at the Pier when disaster strikes. Joe takes his wife, Mary, onto the Ferris Wheel, when a drunk man boards their car as well. Mary asks if they can leave, but the operator refuses to let them leave, saying they have to, by law, keep the Ferris Wheel cars full. Mary sighs, saying she wished they had brought the kids; Joe says that this is their five year anniversary; they couldn’t have brought the kids. Mary smiles at him, happy he was recalled to the U.S. right before the anniversary. The Ferris Wheel goes up, and when it’s at the top, the drunk man starts rocking the carriage. Joe tells him to stop, but he refuses. Joe gets up to punch the man, but when he does, the Ferris Wheel car goes completely out of balance and his wife falls out of the carriage into the water below. The Ferris Wheel is stopped, and Joe quickly exits the Wheel to try to find his wife. However, it is too late; they find her body, dead from the impact.FIVE MONTHS LATER, Joe is trying to make his way as a single dad. Having taken a job as a cashier at McDonald’s and living with his brother, Bruce, in the area, the family has downsized quite a bit. Joe does not feel like a good father, as his kids, Tim and Dani, do not know him at all. Tim resents his father, believing he could’ve saved Mary. Joe is still broken after the death of Mary, and Bruce, wanting to take the kids off his hands for a night, tells Joe he wants to take Tim and Dani to the International Auto Show at McCormick Place. Joe tells him not to go, but Bruce insists, saying that the kids need to be taken somewhere to take their mind off of their mother’s death. Bruce says that if Joe wants to, he could watch the kids full-time and Joe could go back into the military, like he wants to. Joe says the kids are his responsibility; he loves them, and must watch over them. Bruce sees he can’t convince Joe, but then asks him again if he can take them to the Auto Show. Joe relents, and lets them go.That night, Bruce takes Tim and Dani to the Auto Show; however, Joe realizes that Bruce left the tickets on the counter, so he goes off in his own car to get them to him. However, when Bruce arrives and realizes he doesn’t have the tickets, he just buys some new ones, and takes Tim and Dani up to the Show. They look around at the cars, as Joe pulls into the parking garage. As soon as Joe steps into McCormick Place, a huge explosion is heard. We cut to the Auto Show, where Bruce, Tim, and Dani are test-driving a car when the explosion suddenly happens. Dani looks out the window and sees the entire parking garage collapse onto itself. Bruce asks what that was. Back with Joe, he looks behind himself, seeing the door collapsing. He runs away from the door, and goes up the escalator to the Auto Show, the floor crumbling beneath him. The escalator stops halfway up, and Joe looks out the window.Helicopters fly in and blow up all the surrounding buildings of the Auto Show. Joe watches in horror as police cars pull up, but are crushed by flying debris. We cut to CNN footage of the attack, getting some convenient exposition out of it. A previously unknown cyber-terrorism group, ROFFLCUT, declared on their website that they would be taking the International Auto Show and making it off with all the cars. They declared that conventions are meant to be like modern day museums, and they’re planning the first heist of one ever. When word went out on it, and police were notified, people anonymously donated money to help ROFFLCUT, and they decided to take out half of Chicago while doing it. The CNN correspondent mentions that there is no way in or out of the Auto Show, and everyone there must be hostages. We see that Joe was watching this on his smartphone. He grimaces, saying he isn’t a hostage.Back at the Auto Show, the leader of ROFFLCUT enters with a booming microphone. He introduces himself as a huge Superman fan, and tells them all that they should call him Perry Olsen. Bruce attempts to show the kids how tough he is by running up to tackle Perry, but Perry just grabs a machine gun and shoots him down. Dani and Tim begin crying, and the rest of the hostages are scared too. Perry explains to them all that if they wish to escape, they merely need to attack the car salespeople and steal the keys. They can take the cars then by jumping out of the building with them. Perry does point out there might be a nasty side effect of not surviving, but who cares about that? Joe, still on the escalator, goes up to the entrance of the actual Auto Show. He is about to enter, but then sees a Security Office. He enters it, finding dead bodies of security guards everywhere, and a phone ringing. Without thinking, he picks it up.On the other end of the line, we see Officer Washington. A decorated police officer, Washington is thrilled to hear one of the security guards survived. Washington asks him what his name is. Joe says his name, and then tells Washington he’s not a police officer, he’s just a normal guy. Joe asks when the police are going to arrive, and Washington sighs, telling Joe the terrible news. A majority of the Chicago police force died in the initial attack; the only hope the hostages have is if a security guard had lived. Joe tells Washington he’s better than a security guard; he’s a pissed-off dad with military training. Washington smiles, and tells Joe there’s a secret armory behind a closet in the room. Joe opens the closet, and finds that the terrorists have already taken most of the weapons. Washington frowns at this, but then tells Joe there should still be an AK-47 hidden under the floorboards. Joe takes it, and asks Washington now what, he can’t just enter the Auto Show and shoot up the terrorists. Washington tells Joe there’s an air vent right around him, which he can climb through and get to the Auto Show in secret. Joe gives Washington his own phone number for texting any updates on news on the outside worldJoe goes through the vent with the AK-47 and enters the Auto Show. In the time since Perry has declared the free-for-all for the cars, all of the salespeople have been killed by the hostages, and half of the hostages have hijacked cars to jump out the windows. Washington, seeing this, texts Joe that the United States government is toying with the idea of just bombing McCormick Place. Joe says that he can stop the terrorists without need for the government and goes on his mission. Dani and Tim are huddling together scared, when Joe comes into save the day. Joe hijacks a Lamborghini to drive through the auto show, shooting up all the terrorists. However, Joe gets shot in the shoulder, and he spins out at 90 MPH, knocking him out. Perry walks up to him, grimacing. He slaps Joe awake, telling him that he made things very difficult.Joe, still in pain from the wound, challenges Perry to a hand-on-hand fight. Perry accepts, laughing at Joe’s pizazz. They fight and it’s a fairly awesome fight. During the fight, Perry reveals that he was the drunk man who killed Mary. Perry is easily defeating Joe, when Joe decides to cheat. He trips Perry and then runs for another car, a Toyota. Joe looks around for Tim and Dani, and find them easily. He tells them to go to the Toyota, and Joe shoots to cover them. Perry doesn’t care, and Joe gets into the Toyota. Perry laughs at this as he goes into his own Lamborghini, certain he is going to ram Joe out of the building and down to his death. However, a major car chase occurs with several cars chasing Joe and multiple cars exploding from sheer awesomeness. Finally, after five minutes, it’s down to Joe and Perry. Joe pulls over, and has Tim and Dani leave the car. He then begins driving straight for the window. Perry smiles, seeing he is going to ram Joe out of the building. However, Joe swerves out of the way at the last moment, causing Tim and Dani to scream. Perry rams into Joe as Joe opens up his door, holding onto it for dear life. Joe then swings up onto the top of his car and runs across the top of Perry’s car to safety. Perry looks behind himself, seeing Joe be safe and Perry begins free-falling to his death. Just for the heck of it, Joe shoots Perry’s car while it is still falling down, causing an explosion.A helicopter arrives within minutes to evacuate Joe, his family, and the remaining twenty surviving hostages. Joe is declared a hero, and Officer Washington makes him an honorary member of the Chicago Police Force. Most importantly, Tim and Dani look to Joe as a hero, and Joe finally feels as though he is a fantastic father. Everything is good.Theaters: 3,102MPAA Rating: R for strong language and violence throughout.Budget: $30 million

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Childhood Ruined


Director: Malcom D. Lee

Composer: James L. Venable

Genre: Comedy

Date: January 13

Studio: 906 Studios

Format: 35mm film

Budget: $12 million

Theaters: 2,476

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Runtime: 80 min



Jake T. Austin as Jack

Rafi Gavron as Bob


Plot: Two young men set out on an "epic" quest to prove that Barney the Dinosaur is the Antichrist.

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We Are The Champions


Director: Boaz Yakin

Composer: Trevor Rabin

Genre: Sports Drama

Date: February 3

Studio: 906 Studios

Format: 35mm film

Budget: $25 million

Theaters: 2,803

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, language, and some mild sensuality

Runtime: 124 min





Plot: A small town football team rises from the ashes to the state tournament.

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A Comedy


Director: Samuel Bayer

Composer: Steve Jablonsky

Genre: Comedy

Date: April 7

Studio: 906 Studios

Format: 35mm film

Budget: $3 million

Theaters: 2,738

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

Runtime: 98 min



Louis C.K. as Louis

James Van Der Beek as James


Plot: Two comedians make a comedy about two comedians making a comedy.

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