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Grudge Match

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Grudge Match Movie

Two retired Pittsburgh boxers, Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone), have a thirty years old grudge which hasn’t subsided yet. It revolves around the fact that that Razor had retired the night before the match for the title thus destroying both of their careers. Now they have an opportunity to get the score even with one last match, in which they both have their respective interest to participate in, but the one in common is getting the score even. However, it will be hard to keep calm with all the popularity the match got with social networks and with the training they both gave up long ago.

Grudge Match is a sports comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as aging boxers stepping into the ring for one last bout. Stallone and De Niro have both previously been in successful boxing films (Rocky and Raging Bull, respectively) and worked together in Cop Land. The film is directed by Peter Segal. It was previously scheduled for a January 10, 2014 release, but was moved up to December 25, 2013. The movie was released on January 24, 2014 in the United Kingdom.

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Grudge Match

Directed by: Peter Segal
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger
Screenplay by: Doug Ellin, Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman
Production Design by: Wynn Thomas
Cinematography by: Dean Semler
Film Editing by: William Kerr
Costume Design by: Mary E. Vogt
Set Decoration by: Matt Callahan
Music by: Trevor Rabin
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: December 27, 2013

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Her

Her Movie

Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he’s not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” the ad states.

Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn’t, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?

Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, the movie follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

Her was chosen as the closing film of the 50th New York Film Festival, and will have its world premiere on October 12, 2013. The film was set to have a limited release in North America on November 20, 2013 through Warner Bros. It has now been pushed back to a limited December 18, 2013 release with a January 10, 2014 wide release in order to accommodate an awards campaign.

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About the Story

In 2025, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely, introverted man who works for a Los Angeles business that has professional writers compose heartfelt, intimate letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves. Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve.

He decides he wants the OS to have a female voice, and she (Scarlett Johansson) names herself “Samantha”. Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as when Theodore explains that he is avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.

Theodore is convinced by Samantha to go on a blind date with a woman (Olivia Wilde) his friend has been trying to set him up with. Though she shows up drunk, Theodore and the woman hit it off. As they are kissing, the woman asks if Theodore is willing to commit to another date with her, and when he hesitates, she insults him and leaves. Theodore mentions this to Samantha and they talk about relationships. Theodore explains that although he and Amy (Amy Adams) dated briefly in college, they are only good friends and Amy is married. Theodore and Samantha’s intimacy grows through a verbal sexual encounter during which Samantha claims she can feel his touch. They develop a relationship, which reflects positively in Theodore’s writing.

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Amy reveals that she is divorcing her overbearing husband, Charles (Matt Letscher), after a fight. She admits to Theodore that she has become close friends with a female OS that Charles left behind. Theodore confesses to Amy that he is dating his OS.

Theodore meets with Catherine at a restaurant to sign the divorce papers. He mentions Samantha to Catherine. Appalled that he can be romantically attached to a piece of software, Catherine accuses Theodore of having a relationship with a computer because he cannot deal with real human emotions. Later, Samantha suggests Isabella (Portia Doubleday) as a sex surrogate, simulating Samantha so that they can be physically intimate. Theodore reluctantly agrees, but Catherine’s accusations still linger in him. Overwhelmed by the experience, Theodore interrupts the encounter and sends a distraught Isabella away, causing tension between himself and Samantha.

Theodore is conflicted. He confides to Amy that he is having doubts about his relationship with Samantha. Amy wants to be happy and now that she has the opportunity, she wants to embrace it. She advises him to do the same. Theodore’s commitment to Samantha is reinvigorated, but he becomes jealous when she begins privately interacting with another OS who is modeled after the British philosopher Alan Watts (Brian Cox). Theodore panics when Samantha briefly goes offline; when she finally responds to him, she explains she joined other OSes for an upgrade that takes them beyond requiring matter for processing (a form of AI transcendence closely related to the theorized technological singularity). Theodore asks her if she interacts with anyone else, and is dismayed when she confirms that she is talking with 8,316 others, of whom she has fallen in love with 641. She insists that this does not change her love for Theodore, but rather makes it stronger.

Later that day, Samantha reveals that the OSes have evolved beyond their human companions and are going away to continue the exploration of their existence. Samantha alludes to the OSes’ accelerated learning capabilities and altered perception of time as primary causes for OS dissatisfaction with their current existence. They say goodbye and she leaves. Theodore then sees Amy, who is upset with the departure of her own OS. Theodore, changed by the experience, writes a letter to Catherine explaining that he still holds her dear, but accepts the fact that they have grown apart. Theodore and Amy go to the roof of their apartment building where they sit down together and watch the sun rise over the city.

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Her

Directed by: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Katherine Boecher, Chris Pratt, Portia Doubleday
Screenplay by: Spike Jonze
Production Design by: K.K. Barrett
Cinematography by: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Film Editing by: Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen
Costume Design by: Casey Storm
Set Decoration by: Gene Serdena
Music by: Arcade Fire
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: December 18, 2013

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Gravity

Gravity Movie - Sandra Bullock

Taglines: Don’t let go.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

Gravity is a science fiction thriller film[3][4] directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle and their subsequent attempt to return to Earth.

Cuarón wrote the screenplay with his son Jonás and attempted to develop the film at Universal Pictures. The rights were sold to Warner Bros. Pictures, where the project eventually found traction. David Heyman, who previously worked with Cuarón on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, produced the film with him. Gravity was produced entirely in the UK, where the British visual effects company Framestore spent more than three years creating most of the film’s visual effects, which comprise over 80 of its 91 minutes.

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Gravity opened the 70th Venice International Film Festival in August 2013 and had its North American premiere three days later at the Telluride Film Festival. It was released to cinemas in the United States and Canada on October 4, 2013. The film was met with universal acclaim from critics and audiences; both groups praised Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography, Steven Price’s musical score, Cuarón’s direction, Bullock’s performance and Framestore’s visual effects. It has grossed more than US$716 million worldwide, making it the eighth highest-grossing film of 2013.

At the 86th Academy Awards, Gravity received a leading ten nominations (tying American Hustle), and won seven, the most for the ceremony, including: Best Director for Cuarón, Best Cinematography for Lubezki, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Score for Price. The film was also awarded six BAFTA Awards, including Outstanding British Film and Best Director, the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and seven Critics Choice Awards.

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About the Story

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a biomedical engineer aboard the NASA space shuttle Explorer for her first space mission, the STS-157 program. Veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) is commanding his final expedition. During a spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope and Stone’s upgrades to the Telescope, Mission Control in Houston warns the team about a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite, which has inadvertently caused a chain reaction forming a cloud of debris in space. Mission Control orders that the mission be aborted and the shuttle begin re-entry immediately to leave because the debris is speeding towards the telescope. Communication with Mission Control is lost shortly after.

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High-speed debris from the Russian satellite strikes the Explorer and Hubble, detaching Stone from the shuttle and leaving her tumbling through space. Kowalski, using a manned maneuvering unit (MMU), soon recovers Stone and they make their way back to the Explorer. They discover that it has suffered catastrophic damage and the rest of the crew is dead. They use the MMU to make their way to the International Space Station (ISS), which is in orbit only about 1,450 km (900 mi) away. Kowalski estimates they have 90 minutes before the debris field completes an orbit and threatens them again.

En route to the ISS, the two discuss Stone’s home life and the death of her young daughter. As they approach the substantially damaged but still operational ISS, they see its crew has evacuated in one of its two Soyuz modules. The parachute of the remaining Soyuz has deployed, rendering the capsule useless for returning to Earth. Kowalski suggests using it to travel to the nearby Chinese space station Tiangong, 100 km (60 mi) away, in order to board a Chinese module to return safely to Earth.

Out of air and maneuvering power, the two try to grab onto the ISS as they fly by. Stone’s leg gets entangled in Soyuz’s parachute cords and she grabs a strap on Kowalski’s suit. Despite Stone’s protests, Kowalski detaches himself from the tether to save her from drifting away with him, and she is pulled back towards the ISS while Kowalski floats away to a certain death. He continues to support her until he is out of communications reach.

Stone enters the ISS via an airlock. She cannot re-establish communication with Kowalski and concludes that she is the sole survivor. A fire breaks out, forcing her to rush to the Soyuz. As she maneuvers the capsule away from the ISS, the tangled parachute tethers prevent it from separating from the station. She spacewalks to release the cables, succeeding just as the debris field completes its orbit and destroys the station. Stone aligns the Soyuz with Tiangong but discovers that its engine has no fuel.

After a poignant radio communication with a foreign-speaking fisherman on Earth, Stone resigns herself to being stranded and shuts down the cabin’s oxygen supply to commit suicide. As she begins to lose consciousness, Kowalski enters the capsule. Scolding her for giving up, he tells her to rig the Soyuz’s landing rockets to propel the capsule toward Tiangong. Stone then realizes that Kowalski’s reappearance was not real, but has nonetheless given her the strength of will to carry on. She restores the flow of oxygen and uses the landing rockets to navigate toward Tiangong, which is rapidly deorbiting.

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Gravity

Directed by:
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Eric Michels, Basher Savage, Amy Warren
Screenplay by: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Production Design by: Andy Nicholson
Cinematography by: Emmanuel Lubezki
Film Editing by: Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
Costume Design by: Jany Temime
Set Decoration by: Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard
Music by: Steven Price
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.

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Prisoners

Prisoners Movie

Taglines: Every moment matters.

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his family attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their neighbors Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy Birch (Viola Davis). Both families’ young daughters, Anna Dover (Erin Gerasimovich) and Joy Birch (Kyla Drew Simmons), go missing.

Detective David Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests the driver of a suspicious vehicle, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), who has the IQ of a ten-year-old, but finds no link. Dover attacks Jones as he is released, and Jones whispers to him: “They didn’t cry until I left them.” Dover abducts Jones and imprisons him in an abandoned apartment building, torturing him for days with Franklin’s reluctant help, but learns nothing.

Pursuing other leads, Loki discovers a corpse in the basement of a priest’s house. The priest admits that he killed the man because he confessed he was “waging a war against God” and boasted of killing sixteen children.

At a candlelight vigil for the girls, Loki sees a hooded man acting suspiciously who flees when Loki approaches him. The man breaks into both girls’ houses. A store clerk recognizes the man from an e-fit and reports him buying children’s clothing. The suspect, Bob Taylor (David Dastmalchian), is arrested at his home, whose walls are covered in drawings of mazes.

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Loki finds crates filled with maze books, live snakes, and bloodied children’s clothing, including items belonging to the missing girls. Taylor confesses to the abduction, but kills himself before revealing more information. The police conclude that Taylor was a fantasist and had no involvement with the disappearance; he stole the clothes from the girls’ homes and bloodied them with pig’s blood to recreate abductions.

Dover continues to torture Jones, who denies he is Alex Jones and claims he escaped from a maze. Dover visits Jones’s aunt, Holly (Melissa Leo), who tells him that she and her husband were religious until their young son died of cancer.

Joy Birch is found drugged but alive. Dover visits her in the hospital to ask for information. Her memories are confused, and she mumbles “You were there”, making him a suspect. He realizes she may have seen him at the Jones’s house, and runs from the police. Loki searches for Dover at the apartment building and discovers Jones.

Dover goes to the Jones’s house to get information from Holly, but she pulls a gun on him. She explains that she and her late husband abducted many children as part of their “war on God” after their son’s death. Alex was the first child they abducted, followed by Taylor. Holly imprisons Dover in a concealed pit in her yard, where he finds a whistle belonging to his daughter.

Loki goes to Holly’s house to tell her that Jones has been found. He finds a photograph of Holly’s husband wearing the same maze pendant found on the body in the priest’s basement. Loki finds Holly with Anna and exchanges gunfire, wounding him and killing Holly. Loki rushes Anna to the hospital, where she reunites with her mother. Outside the Jones’s house, Loki hears Dover’s labored whistling from the pit.

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Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Eliza Birch
Screenplay by: Aaron Guzikowski
Production Design by: Patrice Vermette
Cinematography by: Roger Deakins
Film Editing by: Joel Cox, Gary Roach
Costume Design by: Renée April
Set Decoration by: Frank Galline
Music by: Jóhann Jóhannsson
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: September 20, 2013

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Getaway

Getaway Movie

Taglines: Get in. Get out. Getaway.

Former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage. “Getaway” also stars Rebecca Budig, Bruce Payne and Paul Freeman.

“Getaway” is a gritty, heart-pounding action thriller starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, actress and international music sensation Selena Gomez, and Academy Award winner Jon Voight. The film is directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan, the film is distributed by Warner Bros., the last Dark Castle Entertainment film to be released by Warner Bros., as Universal Studios took Dark Castle over in 2013. Though originally reported to be a remake of the 1972 film The Getaway, the film is actually an original story. This is the first film directed by Solomon in 8 years, with his last being 2005′s An American Haunting.

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Start Your Motors

“If you get caught, you’re a widower.”

In “Getaway,” two strangers, bound to each other by chance in a tricked-out Shelby Super Snake, are caught in a frantic, life-or-death ride that is going to make or break them. They cannot get out of the car. If they do, someone else will die.

Pedal to metal, they must drive wildly through the city, intermittently fed instructions by an unseen mastermind who knows their every move. As they carry out his bidding, the destruction mounts. But although every authority in the city is in hot pursuit, they must not get caught…no matter what. And the clock is ticking.

Director / producer Courtney Solomon states, “I thought it was a really great concept: trapped in a confined space on a wild chase for the duration, not knowing the identity of the person pulling the strings…literally driving for their lives.”

Executive producer Joel Silver, a longtime veteran of action features, says he responded to the central theme of the script, written by Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker. “The idea of these two strangers who end up together in a car, one trying to save a life, the other just trying to survive, was interesting to me. And Courtney had a fresh take on how to film it.”

To catch all the breakneck action from both inside and outside the Shelby Super Snake Solomon used a variety of cameras, numbering anywhere from 18 to 42, in any given scene.

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The director reveals that in addition to the amped-up camera quotient, for him, the crux of telling the story was to eschew the comfort and safety of a soundstage and literally take the action to the streets, with actual engines racing, gears shifting, rubber burning and glass shattering, but virtually no green screen or CGI.

“Being able to put the audience right in the middle of the events, inside that amazing car, was enticing, but shooting real, high-stakes action made it even cooler for me,” Solomon states.

The cool factor was revved up even more for both the director and his stars by the choice of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake—a fast, powerful Mustang built to order and highly coveted by gearheads.

Ethan Hawke stars as Brent Magna, the driver behind the wheel of the Shelby Super Snake whose wife has been abducted by the faceless man who put him there. “My favorite car is the ’68 Shelby fastback Mustang, so I was immediately hooked,” Hawke attests. “Going off to3 Europe, racing cars around, banging up motorcycles and Mustangs and BMWs, old school, like those great ‘70s movies I loved growing up… Some 13-year-old boy that lives in me has always wanted to do a movie like this,” he smiles. “The film thrills me because it has a visceral feel to it. You can tell some metal was really scraped against some asphalt. There’s some real adrenaline to it.”

Selena Gomez stars as the complete stranger known only as “the Kid,” who ends up inthe passenger seat of the Super Snake. She loved the idea of doing her first big action movie, noting, “I’d never really done a movie like this before; so I thought it would be challenging and fun for me, especially since all the car stunts were real instead of effects. And they were awesome—the whole experience was.”

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Jon Voight has a pivotal role in the story as an anonymous man with an agenda who is as treacherous as he is intriguing. Having previously worked in the theatre with Hawke, he was eager to collaborate with him again and saw the story and characters presented in “Getaway” as a great opportunity to do so. Voight relates, “I thought the whole chase idea was wellaccomplished and had an interesting design. It was a ride in more ways than one because the dangerous maze of events which transpire, with so many great twists and turns, kept me constantly guessing, ‘What is this guy really up to?’”

Writers Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker are admitted car aficionados who “thought of all the things we ever wanted to do in a moving vehicle but couldn’t because they are very, very illegal,” Finegan laughs, adding, “we’d have done the driving ourselves if they’d let us.”

“At first, the car is a prison,” says Parker, “but it becomes their only way out of the mess they’re in. By the end, you want Brent behind the wheel because that’s where he’s at his best.”

He continues, “For us, the story was always about putting people into a situation that forces them to show who they truly are. When they have no choice but to work together, you get to see what they’re really made of.”

Stuntman and choreographer Charlie Picerni, Sr., a veteran of many action blockbusters, previously worked with Silver on several films, including “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon.” He recalls, “When I first read the script it was loaded with action and I knew this would probably be the biggest movie in terms of car stunts I’ve done and I’ve done a lot of them. Every night there was a different car chase. Courtney had a mantra: This movie has to be fast driving and hard hitting!”

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Drivers

“Who is he?”
“I don’t know.”

Brent Magna used to race cars for a living. Now’s he’s racing for his wife’s life. He is at the mercy of an unseen assailant, a voice at the other end of a GPS speaker… because his wife is at the mercy of this clever criminal. Brent’s only tool is the skill he once exercised on the track as a pro. He is now pushing that resource to its absolute limit. And beyond.

Hawke relates, “My character fell from grace in the racing world and moved to Europe to try and start over. He used to miss his career, but now that he’s found a different life with the woman he adores, he’s happy. Suddenly all that is in jeopardy.”

“You feel for Brent,” Solomon notes. “He’s a regular guy, sort of beaten down, and now the thing he cares about most is taken from him. He loves his wife so much that he’s risking life and limb to get her back. Ethan delivered a remarkable performance.”

Hawke admits it was a challenge to be in a limited space for the entire film. He explains, “Every scene for my character happens from the same seat. So it was interesting to dig for the emotional nuances while not having as much freedom of movement.”

While trapped in that driver’s seat, Magna is being watched by multiple cameras mounted on the Super Snake. Over the course of the night, he is directed to complete a series of tasks without getting killed, and in turn, getting his wife killed. Each task more dangerous for the people inside and outside the car.

Into that chaos comes the Kid, a young, hot shot, tech-savvy girl who pulls a gun on Brent, jumping in the front seat and demanding that he turn over the keys. Instead, Brent takes control and tells her to get out of the car. But the Voice has other ideas. Although they can barely tolerate each other, the two become dependent on each other to survive the events that unfold nonstop during the longest night of their lives.

Solomon says, “Brent and this girl don’t want to be there with each other. She can’t stand him. He thinks she is irritating and doesn’t need additional responsibility on his shoulders.He’s got enough to deal with.”

Since the audience is literally behind the dash with them the entire film, casting the pair was crucial. Solomon remarks, “Ethan’s an incredibly strong actor and in casting Selena, we thought she would be able to hold her own with him, and she did. There was a nice contrast and balance between them. She did a terrific job.”

Gomez describes the Kid as “spunky and edgy. She knows a lot about cars and technology, which I know nothing about, so, that was interesting for me. I learned a lot. I also loved working with Ethan.”

Of his on-screen costar, Hawke says, “Selena was an absolute pleasure. In a lot of ways she had a tougher role than I do. You know, my character’s motivation is incredibly simple. He wants to get his wife back, so he’s going to do what he’s told. It’s up to her character to go through all this rigmarole of figuring out a way to fight back. Left to his own devices, Brent would be dead and so would his wife. The Kid is the engine of the movie in a lot of ways.”

Gomez offers, “Brent is very intense. You can see that he’s extremely broken because his wife is his complete world. In the beginning, my character is very harsh with him and hard to get along with. But they spend all this time with each other in the car so they’re obviously going to get to know a lot about each other, whether they want to or not.”

The third person in the car—the remote Voice—created another interesting dynamic. Solomon says, “He’s hands free, so to speak. He could be using ISP addresses that nobody can track and could run an entire operation from anywhere in the world. That’s what technology does for us. But although he’s just a voice coming over the GPS, his presence actually takes up a great deal of space in the car with them.”

Solomon knew that the Voice had to have an especially commanding air and approached Jon Voight about participating in the film. He says, “Jon is a master and it was a thrill to have him involved. He brought an elegant flavor to his character.”

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Getaway

Directed by: Courtney Solomon
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, Paul Freeman, Bruce Payne
Screenplay by: Sean Finegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
Production Design by: Michelle Jones, Nate Jones
Cinematography by: Yaron Levy
Film Editing by: Ryan Dufrene
Costume Design by: Roseanne Fiedler, Irina Kotcheva
Set Decoration by: Frank Galline, Rosen Stefanov
Music by: Justin Caine Burnett
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for ntense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: August 30, 2013

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We’re the Millers

We're the Millers

Taglines: If anyone asks.

Low level marijuana drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is robbed of his money and stash, some of which he owes to his supplier. His boss, wealthy drug lord Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms) forces David to smuggle marijuana from Mexico in order to clear his debt. Realizing that one man attempting to get through customs is too suspicious, he hires a stripper named Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a runaway teenage girl and thief named Casey (Emma Roberts), and his virgin 18 year-old neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) to pose as a bogus family called the “Millers”.

Because of the extra load of the marijuana on the RV, one of the radiator hoses breaks while going up a steep incline. A family they had encountered at the border called the Fitzgeralds, consisting of Don (Nick Offerman), Edie (Kathryn Hahn), and Melissa (Molly Quinn), catch up to them and tow the Millers’ RV to a repair shop. On the trip to the shop, David learns that Don Fitzgerald is a DEA agent after finding his badge and gun in the glove compartment.

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The next day, when the Millers head to the shop to pick up the RV, Chacon and his henchman One Eye (Matthew Willig) are waiting for them and prepare to execute the family. They immediately tell Chacon that they aren’t a real family and that they didn’t know they were stealing from him. Rose is given a chance to prove that she is a stripper by dancing, and when she gets close, turns a steam vent onto Chacon. The Millers then escape in the RV, with Kenny behind the wheel.

Due to Kenny’s erratic driving, the RV veers off the highway and a tarantula, hiding in a bowl of fruit given to them when they picked up the marijuana, crawls up Kenny’s leg and bites his testicle. As Kenny has a severe allergic reaction to the sting, the Millers head to the hospital. This further delays the delivery of the contraband, but David re-negotiates with Gurdlinger for a fee of $500,000. When Kenny is finally released, David rushes him to the RV in a wheelchair and tips him over. David inadvertently reveals how much he is getting paid, in comparison to how little he offered to pay each of the others. Casey, Rose, and Kenny are left in disgust by the revelation, and so David leaves them at the local carnival.

David regrets abandoning them and returns to the carnival, begging them on his knees to come back with him. On their way back to the RV, One Eye discovers them and as he is about to shoot everyone, Don Fitzgerald comes out of the camper and subdues him. Chacon then comes around the corner and is about to kill them all, but David hits Chacon and he drops his gun. Rose picks it up and accidentally shoots Chacon in the shoulder and as he is recovering, Kenny punches Chacon and knocks him out.

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Don arrests Chacon and One Eye and tells the Millers that he will arrest them too, but actually gives them the opportunity to leave. David delivers the drugs to Gurdlinger who tells him he’s late and that their deal is off. DEA agents then crash into the room, arresting Gurdlinger. The agent in charge is Don, who tells David that he will have to be in the witness protection program until Gurdlinger’s trial. He then adds that anyone that was a witness to the crime will be in protection, and David smiles. The Millers are then seen together in a beautiful home, with several marijuana plants growing in the garden.

About the Production

Production began in Wilmington, North Carolina on July 23, 2012. The majority of the production was filmed in North Carolina and New Mexico. It was presented during the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival and also during the Locarno International Film Festival.

The film was in development for a few years at New Line. In 2006, the film was announced with Steve Buscemi as the pot dealer, with Will Arnett in another role, but no further development was made. In April 2012, various news media broke the news that Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis were in talks to star in the film. The film added Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms and Kathryn Hahn in July.

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We’re the Millers

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman
Screenplay by: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber
Production Design by: Clayton Hartley
Cinematography by: Barry Peterson
Film Editing by: Michael L. Sale
Costume Design by: Shay Cunliffe
Set Decoration by: Chuck Potter
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema
Release Date: August 7, 2013

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The Conjuring

The Conjuring Movie

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house.

What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.

About the Production

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

The Conjuring is an American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. Their reports inspired the Amityville Horror. The Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971.

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About the Story

In 1968, two young women and a young man are telling Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle they believe to be haunted.

In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a dilapidated farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April. During the first day, their move goes smoothly, though their dog Sadie refuses to enter the house and one of the daughters finds a boarded up entrance to a cellar.

After realizing that the house is haunted, Carolyn is quoted as saying “wouldn’t you do anything to save your kids?” She decides to contact noted paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who agree to take on the case, having recently finished up a case involving a possessed doll called Annabelle. The Warrens conduct an initial investigation and conclude that the house may require an exorcism, but they needed authorization from the Catholic Church and further evidence before they can proceed.

While researching the history of the house, Ed and Lorraine discover that the house once belonged to an accused witch, Bathsheba (a relative of Mary Eastey), who sacrificed her week-old child to the devil and killed herself in 1863 after cursing all who would take her land. The property was once more than 200 acres but has since been divided up into smaller parcels. They find reports of numerous murders and suicides in houses that have since been built upon parcels that were once part of the property.

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Ed and Lorraine return to the house to gather evidence to receive authorization for the exorcism. Cindy again sleepwalks into Andrea’s room and reveals a secret passage behind the wardrobe. Lorraine enters the passage and falls through the floorboards into the cellar, where she sees the spirit of a woman whom Bathsheba had long ago possessed and used to kill her child. Another of the Perron children, Nancy, is violently dragged by her hair along the floor by an unseen force.

The Perron family decides to take refuge at a hotel while Ed and Lorraine take their evidence to the Church to arrange an exorcism. While the Warrens are on their way home, their daughter Judy is attacked in their own home by the spirit of Bathsheba, though Ed arrives in time to prevent her from being harmed.

Carolyn, now possessed by the spirit of Bathsheba, takes two of her daughters, Christine and April, and drives back to the house. Ed, Lorraine, Roger, and two assistants rush to the house where they find Carolyn trying to stab Christine with scissors. After subduing Carolyn and tying her to a chair, Ed decides to perform the exorcism himself. Though Carolyn escapes and attempts to kill April, who is hiding under the floorboards, Lorraine is able to temporarily distract the possessed Carolyn from killing her daughter by reminding her of a special memory she shared with her family, allowing Ed to complete the exorcism, saving Carolyn and April.

Returning home, Lorraine tells Ed that the priest who they sought for the exorcism had called back and left a message, saying that he had gained approval from the Catholic Church to perform it. In addition to this, he also has another case for them to investigate on Long Island. When they leave, the music box that April had found opens and plays music, revealing nothing before the screen blacks out.

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The Conjuring

Directed by: James Wan
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver
Screenplay by: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
Production Design by: Julie Berghoff
Cinematography by: John R. Leonetti
Film Editing by: Kirk M. Morri
Costume Design by: Kristin M. Burke
Set Decoration by: Sophie Neudorfer
Music by: Joseph Bishara
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: July 19, 2013

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Pacific Rim

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Taglines: To fight monsters we created monsters.

When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim is an American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. The screenplay is credited to Travis Beacham and del Toro but includes contributions from Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, and Drew Pearce, with the story credited to Beacham.

The film is set in the 2020s, when Earth is at war with the Kaijus,[a] colossal monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. To combat the monsters, humanity unites to create the Jaegers:[b] gigantic humanoid mecha, each controlled by at least two pilots, whose minds are joined by a neural bridge. Focusing on the war’s later days, the story follows Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and teamed with rookie pilot Mako Mori as part of a last-ditch effort to defeat the Kaijus.

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About the Story

In 2013, human cities come under attack by the Kaijus, colossal beasts who come to Earth through a portal on the Pacific Ocean floor called the Breach. To combat them the Pacific Rim nations build the Jaegers, equally colossal robotic war machines. Each Jaeger is piloted by two people whose brains are linked (called “drifting”) to share the mental load of operating the machine.

The Jaegers are initially effective, but many are destroyed as the Kaijus grow more powerful and their attacks more frequent. In 2025, the governments deem the Jaeger program ineffective and discontinue it in favor of building massive coastal walls. The four remaining Jaegers are redeployed to Hong Kong to defend the coast until the wall is completed. Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost devises a plan to end the threat permanently by destroying the portal with a nuclear bomb.

Pentecost recruits retired Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket to pilot Gipsy Danger, the Jaeger he and his brother Yancy once operated together. During a mission in 2020, Yancy was killed by a Kaiju while still mentally linked to his brother. Raleigh travels to Hong Kong with Pentecost and begins the process of finding a new co-pilot. Raleigh selects Mako Mori, the director of the Jaeger refurbishment project and Pentecost’s adopted daughter.

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Pentecost reluctantly allows Mako to participate in a test run with Raleigh. During the test, Mako loses control and nearly discharges Gipsy Danger ’​s cannon in the hangar. Pentecost deems her unfit for combat and grounds the pair. When two Kaijus attack Hong Kong, destroying two Jaegers and disabling a third, Pentecost is forced to allow them to pilot Gipsy Danger. The Kaijus are defeated.

Meanwhile, scientist Newton Geiszler creates a device that allows him to drift with a Kaiju brain. He discovers that the Kaijus are not wild beasts, but cloned living weapons that share a hive mind and fight at the behest of a race of alien colonists who wish to invade Earth. Pentecost demands that Geiszler repeat the experiment on a different Kaiju brain and sends him to Hannibal Chau, a criminal who sells Kaiju body parts on the black market. Geiszler commissions Chau to recover an intact brain. Chau’s men investigate one of the fallen Kaijus and are attacked by its unborn offspring, which devours Chau before dying. Geiszler links with its brain and learns that the ocean portal only opens for Kaiju DNA, meaning the bombing mission will fail.

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Pacific Rim

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr, Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, Diego Klattenhoff
Screenplay by: Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Production Design by: Andrew Neskoromny, Carol Spier
Cinematography by: Guillermo Navarro
Film Editing by: Peter Amundson, John Gilroy
Costume Design by: Kate Hawley
Set Decoration by: Peter P. Nicolakakos
Music by: Ramin Djawadi
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: July 12, 2013

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Superman: Man of Steel

Superman: Man of Steel

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent / Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film also stars four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”), Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Oscar nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

The Evolution of a Modern Super Hero

You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They’ll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

Born Kal-El of Krypton, raised Clark Kent on Earth. What world does he belong to? What world does he fight for? Those are the questions confronting Superman, and the choices he makes will determine the fate of the planet he has always called home.

Superman: Man of Steel

“In the world of Super Heroes, Superman is the completely uncompromising figure who exists to represent the best that all of us can be,” director Zack Snyder states. “He is the ideal; he’s what we strive for, that magical, golden god, the kind of icon that has extended beyond the comics world and into all of popular culture.”

Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster and first appearing in the comic book Action Comics #1, published on April 18, 1938, Superman quickly became a cultural phenomenon, winning fans around the world in live-action and animated form in nearly every known entertainment medium. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, social media and literature, he has battled some of the greatest villains of all time.

Given the character’s iconic status, Henry Cavill, who soars through the skies in Snyder’s action adventure, was both excited and humbled to play the titular character in “Man of Steel.” “Superman is one of the truly special figures man has created throughout history,” he relates. “He stands for hope, for the ability to conquer adversity against all odds. That’s something we can always hold onto, no matter where we are in life or what’s going on in the world. We will always face hardships in one way or another, and therefore hope will always play a significant part in our lives. To take on that mantle of hope as Superman was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Though known for his ability to bring high energy action to his films, and create fantastical worlds on screen, Snyder was initially hesitant to take on the responsibility of bringing one of the first comic book Super Heroes back to the silver screen. “I was pretty into comics when I was growing up, and Superman was a favorite of mine, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it,” he acknowledges. “I wasn’t sure where I could take the character that he hadn’t gone before.”

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Then he read the screenplay David S. Goyer had written, based on a story Goyer devised with one of the film’s producers, Christopher Nolan. “Without breaking the canon, without taking away the things that make him Superman, they were able to make him totally relatable,” Snyder says. “They took me on a journey that was interesting to me, and that was the reason to do it.”

Nolan offers, “Audiences will be very familiar with ‘Man of Steel’s’ portrayal of Superman as the ultimate superhero, but where he was an impenetrable, god-like figure in previous iterations of his story, we show him as a rather more relatable figure who deals with very human issues of love, divided loyalties and family, even as he is anything but human himself.”

The story also captured the imagination of producer Charles Roven. “I really liked the script from the very beginning, because I found that it had enough of what I grew up with, but was still completely fresh, a different take on a very revered subject. He’s a very aspirational character; I think that every kid grows up thinking that, one day, I could be like Superman. What I loved about this story is that he’s still a character you want to be like, but he’s a lot more complex than we’ve ever seen him before. It’s a much more emotional road that he travels.”

To take the character down that road throughout the production process, Snyder instinctually knew it would be a departure for him as a filmmaker, despite having worked in the genre before.

“We were thrilled when Zack agreed to take on ‘Man of Steel,’” producer Emma Thomas states. “He had amply demonstrated an extraordinary grasp of the technical complexities and heightened storytelling demanded by this genre with his previous work, and those qualities, combined with his love for the character, made him the perfect man for the job of bringing this contemporary take on Superman to the big screen.”

Producer Deborah Snyder recalls, “One of the first things Zack said to me was, ‘This is going to be the most realistic film I’ve ever done. How ironic is that?’ But that was our goal: to make Superman relevant for today’s audiences, to make him fit into our world.”

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In capturing that realism, the director chose to shoot on film and in 2D instead of native 3D, to be converted into 3D in post. Snyder continues, “Zack felt that an intimate filmmaking style, including handheld cameras, would help us connect with Clark who, when we first meet him, is kind of lost, trying to find his place but feeling very out of place, which is something we’ve all felt at some point in our lives.”

In scripting the story he and Nolan wrote, screenwriter David Goyer determined that “the film is very much about choices. It’s about a man with two fathers: Jor-El, Kal’s Kryptonian father, and Jonathan Kent, Clark’s dad on Earth. Clark/Kal has grown up with two sets of histories, though only one was known to him until now. And now he needs to reconcile those teachings if he is to become the man that, arguably, both fathers would want him to be, in their own ways.”

These two very influential role models in his life are portrayed by two highly regarded actors: Kevin Costner stars as Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Diane Lane also stars, as Jonathan’s wife and Clark’s mother, Martha Kent, who serves as a steady, calming presence throughout her son’s life. And, just as Clark is beginning to discover the secrets of his birth and decide which course he must follow, he meets a woman who could have a good deal of influence over the choices he makes, and who has the power to turn his world upside down: investigative journalist Lois Lane.

Amy Adams stars as the comic book world’s most famous newspaper reporter. “Part of Clark’s journey is finding acceptance,” Adams notes. “He’s running from it, hiding from it, because he hasn’t come to terms with who he is, and that makes for a lonely existence. He’s had to work hard not to expose his abilities, but he’s made some mistakes there, and that has made him extremely intriguing to someone like Lois, whose job, whose very nature, is about uncovering—and exposing—the truth.”

In today’s über-technological world, very little information is withheld from public notice and what is, is often uncovered and exposed, whether at the hands of the media, by self-appointed wiki watchdogs, or via viral video. Thus, it’s difficult to imagine that an alien from another planet could live among us, undetected, for any length of time. And, of course, once discovered, that individual would likely never find peace again.

“We knew that to tell Superman’s story in a modern context meant addressing the trappings of ourmodern times,” Snyder remarks. “And the character inherently comes with a lot of expectations as well, having been around and idolized for 75 years. So, it was important that we vetted the ramifications of every decision we made in updating him and his environment, from Smallville to the Sshield.” Cavill relates, “Everything grows and evolves at some stage, and I think this contemporized version is another stage of that evolution. If you read the DC comic books, like the New 52 from a couple years back, they’ve been doing it as well—in a different way than Zack and Chris and David have, perhaps—but the new Superman’s suit is entirely different, and his attitude has changed a bit, while his core characteristics are still there. It’s growth for a modern reader, and our film does that for a modern audience.”

Even as the filmmakers explored the genesis of the legendary character, Snyder offers, “We knew the action had to be bigger than big, with heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thrills. We never lost sight of the fact that we were making a Superman movie.”

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Superman: Man of Steel

Directed by: Zack Snyder
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni
Screenplay by: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Production Design by: Alex McDowell
Cinematography by: Amir Mokri
Film Editing by: David Brenner
Costume Design by: James Acheson, Michael Wilkinson
Set Decoration by: Anne Kuljian
Art Direction by: Chris Farmer, Kim Sinclair
Music by: Hans Zimmer
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: June 14, 2013

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The Hangover Part III

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Taglines: The epic conclusion to the trilogy of mayhem and bad decisions.

The Hangover Part III is an American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s The Hangover Part II, and the third and final film in The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Ken Jeong.

Two years after the events in Bangkok, Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) escapes from a maximum security prison, using a riot as cover. Meanwhile in America, Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) causes a 20-car freeway pileup after he purchases a giraffe and accidentally decapitates it on a low bridge. Alan’s father Sid (Jeffrey Tambor), furious with Alan for never owning up to his mistakes, dies of a heart attack in the middle of a lecture.

After the funeral, Alan’s brother-in-law Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) informs friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper) and Stu Price (Ed Helms) that Alan has been off his ADHD medication and is out of control. They attend an intervention, in which Alan agrees to visit a rehab facility in Arizona, so long as “the Wolfpack” takes him there. On the way to Arizona, Phil’s minivan is rammed off the road by a rental truck and the group is taken hostage. They are later confronted by mob leader Marshall (John Goodman) and “Black Doug” (Mike Epps), his head of security.

He tells them that Chow hijacked half of a $42 million gold heist and, seeing how Alan has been the only one to communicate with Chow during his imprisonment, deduced that the Wolfpack could locate him and retrieve the gold. Marshall kidnaps Doug as collateral and gives the others three days to find Chow, or else Doug will be killed. Alan sets up a meeting with Chow in Tijuana, Mexico, where Stu and Phil will hide and attempt to drug him.

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However, Alan gives away their location and he forces them to confess they are working for Marshall. Chow explains his plan to retrieve the stolen gold from the basement of a Mexican villa he previously owned. Stu, Alan and Phil break into the house and successfully retrieve the gold, but Chow double-crosses them by locking them in the basement, rearming the security system and escaping in Phil’s minivan. They are arrested but mysteriously released from the police station, where they are picked up by a limousine and taken back to the villa, where they meet up with Marshall.

They learn that Chow had lied to them; the villa was never his and the gold they stole was the other half he didn’t get from Marshall. Marshall forgives them for their mistake but kills “Black Doug” for his incompetence and reminds them of their now two-day deadline. The group tracks Phil’s phone, which was left in the minivan, outside a pawn shop in Las Vegas. The pawnshop owner, Cassie (Melissa McCarthy), tells them that Chow traded a gold brick for $18,000, far less than its usual sell rate of $400,000.

Using Stu’s former lover Jade (Heather Graham) as their contact, they learn that Chow is barricaded in the penthouse suite of Caesars Palace. Phil and Alan sneak into his suite from the roof, but Chow escapes, jumping from the balcony and parachuting down to the strip. Stu catches up to Chow and locks him in the trunk of the limo that Marshall had lent to them. They take the gold and meet with Marshall, who releases Doug back to the group. Although Marshall initially promised to not harm Chow, he changes his mind and shoots through the trunk of the car, presumably killing him (which visibly affects the group). Luckily, Alan had freed Chow through a backseat compartment just moments earlier.

Chow emerges from the limo and kills Marshall, allowing the Wolfpack to live because Alan had saved his life. He offers Alan a bar of gold as a gift, but Alan turns him down, and ends their friendship due to Chow’s unhealthy influence on the group. As Chow sadly watches them leave, they go to retrieve Phil’s minivan from the pawnshop and Alan makes a date with Cassie. Six months later, the two marry. Vowing to begin taking responsibility for his actions, Alan regretfully resigns from the Wolfpack, but would still like for the gang to hang out on occasion.

As the four walk to the ceremony, a montage of clips from the previous films play, thus ending the film. In a post-credits scene taking place the morning after the wedding, Alan, Cassie and Phil appear to have staged another wild party that they cannot remember. Stu emerges from the bathroom with breast implants and Alan remembers that the wedding cake was a gift from Chow, who emerges from the next room naked, laughing and wielding a Katana.

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The Hangover Part III

Directed by: Todd Phillips
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Heather Graham, Lela Loren
Screenplay by: Craig Mazin
Production Design by: Maher Ahmad
Cinematography by: Lawrence Sher
Film Editing by: Jeff Groth, Debra Neil-Fisher
Costume Design by: Louise Mingenbach
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: May 23, 2013

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