Category:Films produced by Denise Di Novi
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1. Batman Returns – Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the installment of Warner Bros. initial Batman film series. The film introduces the characters of Max Shreck, a business tycoon who teams up with the Penguin to take over Gotham City. Burton originally did not want to direct another Batman film because of his mixed emotions toward the film in 1989. Warner Bros. developed a script with writer Sam Hamm which had the Penguin, Burton agreed to return after they granted him more creative control and replaced Hamm with Daniel Waters. Wesley Strick did a rewrite, removing the characters of Harvey Dent and Robin. Annette Bening was originally cast as Catwoman but became pregnant and was replaced with Pfeiffer, filming for Batman Returns started in June 1991 at Warner Bros. Batman Returns was released on June 19,1992, the film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, as well as two BAFTA awards. Batman Returnss budget was $80 million and it grossed $266.8 million worldwide, on a snowy Christmas night, Tucker and Esther Cobblepot throw their deformed infant child Oswald into Gotham River, fearing he would become a menace to society after attacking their pet cat. His crib floats to a zoo and is found by a flock of penguins who raise him as one of their own. 33 years later, three years after the defeat of the Joker, during the lighting of Gotham Citys Christmas tree, a former sideshow freak, Cobblepot explains his desire to become a respected citizen of Gotham and blackmails Shreck into helping him. Meanwhile, Shrecks secretary, Selina Kyle, inadvertently discovers her bosss plan to illegally monopolize Gothams supply of electricity, to protect his secrets, Shreck pushes her out of his office window. Falling through several canopies, Kyle miraculously survives but lies unconscious in an alley, a group of cats swarm around her and she suddenly regains consciousness. Shreck arranges for one of Cobblepots men to kidnap the Mayors infant son, as a reward, Cobblepot is given access to the Gotham City Archives, where he learns his real name, and that he is the last surviving member of his family. Meanwhile, the Mayor, persuaded by Wayne, refuses to give Shreck a construction permit for his power plant, Cobblepot orders his gang to attack downtown Gotham, ruining the Mayors reputation and giving Shreck the opportunity to propose Cobblepot as a replacement. Batman confronts Cobblepot, but Catwoman appears while firebombing Shrecks department store, after a fight in which Batman knocks her off a building, Catwoman survives by landing in a truck full of kitty litter. While traversing the rooftops to find the Ice Princess, Penguins goons disassemble the Batmobile, distracted by Catwoman, Batman is unable to stop Cobblepot from attacking the Princess using a swarm of captive bats. She falls to her death before Batman tries to save her, when Catwoman rejects Cobblepots amorous advances, he responds by attacking her with his motorized helicopter umbrella
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas – Danny Elfman wrote the songs and score, and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine OHara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, the Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. With the success of Vincent in the year, Walt Disney Studios began to consider developing The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short film or 30-minute television special. Over the years, Burtons thoughts regularly returned to the project, production started in July 1991 in San Francisco. Disney released the film through the Touchstone Pictures banner because the studio believed the film would be too dark, the film was met with both critical and financial success, grossing over $76 million during its initial run. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, zombies, mummies, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton with the title of Pumpkin King, however, Jack reveals he has grown weary of the same routine year after year, and wants something new. Wandering dejectedly in the woods, he stumbles across seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays, impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of Christmas, to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween, Jack is dismayed that no one understands the feeling of Christmas, and obsessively studies the holiday but fails to find any further explanation of it. He ultimately decides that its unfair for Christmas Town alone to enjoy the feeling and announces that he, Jacks obsession with Christmas leads him to usurp the role of Sandy Claws. Every resident is assigned a task, while Sally, a rag doll woman. However, after a vision of a burning Christmas tree, she realizes that his plans to run Christmas will become disastrous. Jack assigns Lock, Shock and Barrel, a trio of mischievous trick-or-treating children, to abduct Santa, against Jacks wishes and largely for their amusement, the trio delivers Santa to Oogie Boogie, a gambling-addict bogeyman, who plots to play a game with Santas life at stake. Christmas Eve arrives and after Sallys attempts to stop Jack fail, Jack departs in a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer. Jack begins to deliver presents to children around the world, after the residents complain to the police about his presents, Jack is eventually shot down by the military and crash-lands in a cemetery unharmed. Although he is depressed by the failure of his plan, he regains his old spirit. Meanwhile, Sally attempts to free Santa, but is captured by Oogie, Jack slips into the lair, frees them, and confronts Oogie. Jack apologizes to Santa for his actions, and Santa assures Jack that he can fix things, the townspeople of Halloween Town celebrate Jacks return, and snow falls over Halloween Town, a sign of reconciliation between Santa and Jack
3. Catwoman (film) – It stars Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy, and Alex Borstein. Although Catwoman is traditionally an anti-heroine and love interest of the vigilante hero Batman, in Catwoman, the meek designer Patience Phillips discovers a dark conspiracy within the cosmetics company she works for, involving a dangerous product which can cause total human extinction. Catwoman was released in theatres on July 19,2004, by Warner Bros and this film received seven Golden Raspberry nominations and won in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Many considered it to be one of the worst movies of all time, the film grossed $82 million on a $100 million production budget. Artist and graphics designer Patience Phillips is a meek people-pleaser whose main support is her best friend Sally and she works for a cosmetics company called Hedare Beauty, which is ready to ship a new skin cream, called Beau-line, that is able to reverse the effects of ageing. Laurels guards discover Patience and are ordered to dispose of her, Patience tries to escape using a conduit pipe, but the minions have it sealed and flush her out of it, drowning her. From Maus owner, eccentric researcher Ophelia Powers, Patience learns that Egyptian Mau cats serve as messengers of the goddess Bast, Patience realizes that she is now a catwoman, reborn with abilities that are both a blessing and a curse. Disguised as Catwoman to hide her identity, Patience, under cover of darkness, searches for answers as to who killed her, eventually, her search leads her to Laurel. She asks Laurel to keep an eye on George, to which Laurel agrees, however, when Patience confronts George, he reveals he knows nothing about the side effects. The police, led by Patiences love interest Detective Tom Lone, arrive, later on, Laurel murders her husband for his infidelity, and admits to having Dr. Slavicky killed because he wanted to cancel the products release. She contacts Catwoman and frames her for the murder and she also plans to release the Beau-line the following day. Patience slips out of her cell, and confronts Laurel in her office. During the fight, she scratches Laurels face, and Laurel falls out of a window, Laurel sees her face in a windows reflection and, horrified by her skins rapid disintegration, fails to grab hold of Patiences outstretched arm and falls to her death. Missy Peregrym appears uncredited as the Hedare factory computer monitor image, a photograph of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns can be seen among the pictures that Ophelia shows to Patience. With Warner Bros. moving on development for Batman Forever in June 1993, Michelle Pfeiffer was set to reprise her role from Batman Returns. Tim Burton became attached as director, while producer Denise Di Novi, in January 1994, Burton was unsure of his plans to direct Catwoman or an adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher. On June 16,1995, Waters turned in his Catwoman script to Warner Bros. the same day Batman Forever was released, Burton was still being courted to direct. Waters joked, turning it in the day Batman Forever opened may not have been my best logistical move, Catwoman is definitely not a fun-for-the-whole-family script
4. Crazy, Stupid, Love – The film follows a recently divorced man who seeks to rediscover his manhood and is taught how to pick up women at bars. It was released in the United States and Canada by Warner Bros, pictures on July 29,2011, grossing over $142 million against its $50 million budget. Gosling received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance, Cal Weaver is a middle-aged man who learns that his wife Emily has cheated on him with a co-worker, David Lindhagen, and that she wants a divorce. Jacob takes pity on Cal, and offers to him how to pick up women. Using Jacobs teachings, Cal seduces Kate at the bar, after this encounter, Cal manages to successfully seduce other women in the bar. He sees Emily again at their son Robbies parent-teacher conference, the interaction goes well until they discover that Robbies teacher is Kate, who reveals to Emily that she and Cal have slept together. Cal then confesses to sleeping with nine women, Emily leaves in disgust and begins actively dating David. Offended and hurt, Hannah returns to the bar where she originally rejected Jacobs advances and kisses Jacob passionately, the two return to Jacobs home to have sex, but end up talking to each other all night and making a connection. Jacob starts a relationship with Hannah, and he becomes distant from Cal, at the same time, Robbie makes numerous grand gestures to try to win the heart of his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica Riley, who actually has a crush on Cal. On the advice of her classmate Madison, she takes naked photos of herself to send to Cal, later, when Emily calls Cal under the guise of needing help with the houses pilot light, Cal decides to try and win her back. Meanwhile, Jacob returns Cals calls and asks for advice about starting a real relationship, Jessicas mother, Claire, who dislikes Cal, discovers Jessicas naked photos in the dresser drawer and shows them to Jessicas father, Bernie. Bernie was Cals best friend before Claire made him end their friendship in the aftermath of the breakup, Bernie rushes to the Weaver residence to confront him about the photos, with Jessica in pursuit. Cal and his kids create a mini golf set in their backyard to remind Emily of their first date. During the gathering, Jacob and Hannah show up at the house, Cal is appalled that Jacob is dating his daughter, and forbids her to see him. At that moment, Bernie shows up and attacks Cal, Jessica arrives and tells her father that Cal knew nothing of the pictures. Then David arrives on the scene to return Emilys sweater from a previous date, Cal starts spending time at the bar again and receives a visit from Jacob, who confesses that he is in love with Hannah. Cal replies that he is happy that Jacob is a man but does not approve of Jacob and Hannahs relationship. Jacob does not harbor any ill feelings, rather, he respects Cal, at Robbies eighth grade graduation, Robbie is the salutatorian and gives a pessimistic speech about how he no longer believes in true love and soul-mates
5. Monte Carlo (2011 film) – Monte Carlo is a 2011 Hungarian-American romantic comedy film based on Headhunters by Jules Bass. It was directed by Thomas Bezucha, denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Nicole Kidman, and Arnon Milchan produced the film for Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Enterprises. It began production in Harghita, Romania on May 5,2010, Monte Carlo stars Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy as three friends posing as wealthy socialites in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The film was released on July 1,2011 and it features the song Who Says by Selena Gomez & the Scene and numerous songs by British singer Mika. Monte Carlo received mixed reviews critics and it earned $39,667,665 on a $20 million budget. Fox Home Entertainment released Monte Carlo on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 18,2011, Grace Bennett is a Texas high-school student who works as a waitress with her best friend Emma Perkins to earn money for a trip to Paris after graduation. Graces stepfather pays for her stepsister Meg Kelly to come with them on the trip, Emma goes to Paris despite her boyfriend Owens proposal of marriage. After being left behind by their guide, the three girls seek refuge from the Paris rain in a posh hotel. The Americans spend the night in Cordelias suite, and the next day fly to Monte Carlo with Cordelias luggage, at Monte Carlo the girls meet Theo Marchand, the son of the philanthropist hosting Cordelia. Theo dislikes Cordelias spoiled nature but escorts them to a ball, Meg reunites with Riley, an Australian backpacker she briefly met in Paris. They find they have things in common, and spend time together before he leaves for Italy, when Grace has to take part in a game of polo, Alicia discovers the impersonation because of Graces different riding style. Alicia believes her niece has hired a lookalike to take her place while she parties, Theo is attracted to Cordelias frank personality, while Emmas prince invites her to a party on a yacht. Emma dresses for the party in Cordelias necklace but meets Meg on the way, and Meg takes it for safekeeping, Emma is disillusioned at the party by the princes arrogance toward the waitresses. Owen arrives in Monte Carlo in search of Emma, so does Cordelia, and she sees the newspaper account of Graces appearance at the ball. She finds that the necklace is missing and calls the police, the girls have gone in search of Riley but he shows up at the hotel with the necklace, they find Cordelia in the room. When Cordelia threatens to call and withdraw the necklace from the auction, when people come to the door, they muffle her screams and Grace covers for them. They then tie her to a chair and gag her by stuffing an apple in her mouth so Grace can take her place at the auction, Cordelia escapes, and reveals Graces fraud at the auction. She demands that Grace be arrested, but after Graces sincere public confession Alicia bids the unexpectedly large amount of €6 million for the necklace to save her
6. Nights in Rodanthe – Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American romantic drama film. It is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks 2002 novel of the same name, the film stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane in their third screen collaboration after Unfaithful and The Cotton Club. The film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sensuality and was released on September 26,2008 and it was filmed in the small seaside village of Rodanthe, the northernmost village of the inhabited areas of Hatteras Island as well as North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. The films soundtrack features Love Remains the Same, a written by Gavin Rossdale for his 2008 debut solo album. While picking up his son and daughter for a visit, Jack tells his estranged wife Adrienne that he still loves her. Adrienne suggests that his remorse is due to his out with the other woman. The rift that this causes between the daughter and her mother is palpable, typical teenage angst and rebellion follow and Adrienne is sure she is losing her daughter over the events that are unfolding in her marriage. Adrienne drives to Rodanthe, North Carolina, to look after a friends bed-and-breakfast for the weekend while shes away, the house is rustic, romantic, and right on the beach, and partially in the surf at high tide. The only guest for the weekend is Paul, a surgeon with a very Type A personality and he has flashbacks of a surgery which ended tragically. The family of the patient, who live in Rodanthe, is suing him, the husband wrote to Paul asking to speak to him, this is what brings him to Rodanthe. A storm moves in and Paul and Adrienne team up to protect the inn and they dine together, share stories, and eventually turn to each other for emotional comfort. With Adrienne’s advice and moral support, Paul opens up to the patients widower, Paul carries guilt for passing up a relationship with his son in favor of his career and decides to go down to South America to salvage his relationship with his son. Paul is now reluctant to leave Adrienne and Rodanthe but he knows that he must go to his estranged son Mark who left his stressful practice with his workaholic dad to become a physician there. During their separation, Adrienne and Paul exchange numerous handwritten letters expressing their longing to be each other once again. On the evening that Adrienne and Paul are to finally reunite, Adrienne is unable to determine if he caught his flight back from South America from the airlines. Unfortunately, Paul has been killed in a flash mudslide and his son, Mark, arrives at Adriennes door the following day with a box of Pauls personal belongings, as well as gratitude to Adrienne for giving him back the father he knew when he was a child. Adrienne is seen struggling, for what appears to be days or weeks, eventually, her daughter is able to coax the story from her mother. This is a point for their relationship and it allows Adrienne to begin to deal with her loss
7. Practical Magic – Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The film was directed by Griffin Dunne and stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn, the film score was composed by Alan Silvestri. Bullock and Kidman play sisters Sally and Gillian Owens, who have known they were different from each other. But the invocation of the Owens sorcery also carries a price—some call it a curse, Maria Owens, a young witch, is exiled to Marias Island in Massachusetts with her unborn child for escaping her execution. When her lover does not come to rescue her, she casts a spell upon herself to stop falling in love due to heartbreak. The spell becomes a curse for several generations, Gillian and Sally Owens, two descendants of the Owens family, are taken in by their aunts Frances and Jet after the death of their parents. Sally is the more gifted of the two while Gillians talents are more in charm and persuasion, and have been subject to ridicule during their youth. After witnessing their aunts cast a spell on a man for a woman who seems obsessed with having his love, Gillian decides to fall in love, the sisters cast an oath to each other using blood from both of their hands and Gillian leaves for Los Angeles. Sally meets and marries Michael, a local apple salesman and they have two young daughters, Kylie and Antonia. One morning, after several years of marriage, Sally hears the death-watch beetle. Despite tearing up the floor in an effort to find and kill the beetle, Sally and her daughters return to the Owens home to live with the aunts, and realize that the aunts cast a spell so she could fall in love. Sally decides that she and her daughters will not perform magic, as Gillian begins a relationship with Jimmy Angelov in Orlando, Sally is devastated by her husbands death. Gillian feels that Sally needs her and drugs Jimmy to return to Massachusetts, Gillian returns to Sally after Jimmy becomes abusive, but the sisters are kidnapped. Sally puts belladonna into Jimmys tequila, inadvertently killing him, the sisters resurrect him using the forbidden spell from their aunts book of spells, but Jimmy attempts to kill Gillian after being revived. Sally kills him again, and the bury his remains in their homes garden. State investigator Gary Hallett arrives from Tucson, Arizona in search of Jimmy, who is also a serial killer. As Gary begins to suspect Sally, Gillian, Kylie and Antonia create a potion to banish Gary, however, the girls realize he is the one described in Sallys true love spell, and remove the potion. Later, Sally has Gary record her testimony and sees the letter she had once written Gillian, unable to deny their feelings for each other, they kiss and Sally realizes that he was there because of the spell she cast years earlier
8. Ramona and Beezus – Ramona and Beezus is a 2010 American family adventure comedy film adaptation based on the Ramona series of novels written by Beverly Cleary. Though the films title is derived from Beezus and Ramona, the first of Clearys Ramona books, Fox 2000 Pictures released the film on July 23,2010. Ramona and Beezus earned generally positive reviews critics and grossed $27,293,743. The adventurous and creative third-grader Ramona Quimby often finds herself in trouble at school and at home, usually with her friend and neighbor, when her father Robert loses his job and the family falls into severe debt, Ramonas efforts to earn money end up backfiring in humorous ways. She repeatedly embarrasses her older sister, Beatrice, calling her by her nickname, Beezus, in front of Beatrices crush. After working as an executive in a company since Beezuss birth, Robert causes quarrels with his wife. Meanwhile, Ramonas visiting aunt Bea is one of the few people who accept Ramona despite all her eccentricities, after a car-painting accident involving Beas old flame Hobart, Ramona gives up her money-making schemes. The next day, Ramona ruins her school portrait by cracking a raw egg in her hair, Ramonas worries increase the following day, when her classmate Susan reveals that after her own father lost his job, her parents divorced and her father moved to Tacoma. The news makes Ramona sick, and Robert has to pick her up early from school, instead of being angry, Robert decides to spend the rest of his day drawing a mural with Ramona. Ramona and Beezus attempt to make dinner for their parents, during the ensuing argument, Henry overhears that Beezus loves him. Still upset, Ramona goes to feed her cat Picky-Picky but is devastated to find the cat dead, the girls private funeral for Picky-Picky helps them reconcile. A job offer for Robert in Oregon leads Ramonas parents to decide to sell their house, the box contains mementos of Bea and Hobarts teenage romance, and in light of their rekindling relationship, he proposes to her. Hesitantly, Bea accepts, and the family begins planning the impromptu wedding, furious that her aunt broke her promise not to get reeled in, Ramona rushes home and seeks solace in the attic. The fragile rafters break, leaving Ramonas legs dangling from the ceiling during the open house, after the open house clears out, Robert scolds Ramona for her lack of maturity. He then receives a call from her teacher, Mrs. Meachum. Feeling unwanted, Ramona decides to run away, unable to convince Ramona not to leave, her mother helps her pack her suitcase. Opening the heavy suitcase at a bus stop, Ramona discovers that her mother made it heavy on purpose to keep Ramona from traveling far, inside, her mother has packed a book of Roberts sketches of Ramona. Her family finds her soon afterward and everyone is happily reunited, at Bea and Hobarts wedding, Ramona saves the day when she finds the wedding ring Howie dropped
9. Almost Heroes – Almost Heroes is a 1998 American adventure comedy film directed by Christopher Guest, narrated by Guests friend and frequent collaborator Harry Shearer, and starring Chris Farley and Matthew Perry. This was Farleys last leading role and was released following his death in 1997. To aid in his journey, he hires the services of a supposedly knowledgeable wilderness-man and tracker, Hunt, who, once they get underway, turns out to be less than advertised. Along the way, Edward and Hunts shared journey helps Edwards shed his aristocratic, snooty ways and he learns camaraderie and honor, Hunt finds true friendship in Edwards and a sense of self-confidence he had not known before. After many hardships and setbacks, they make it to the Pacific coast just minutes before Lewis. The script was written under the title Edwards & Hunt, because the screenwriters shared the same agent - Rob Carlson - as Steve Oedekerk, known at the time for his success writing for Jim Carrey, Oedekerk was able to help the script circulate. It became a hot script and was purchased by Turner Pictures. Chris Farley was the first actor to be cast, the writers originally wanted to offer the role of Leslie Edwards to Hugh Laurie, who at that point was a star only in the United Kingdom, but Turner executives wished for a more recognizable actor. The role was turned down by Hugh Grant and Bill Murray before Matthew Perry accepted the part, the movie was shot with a $30 million dollar budget. Feeling that the humor of the story was in putting the goofball protagonists against a historical backdrop. Four weeks were spent shooting in the Big Bear region of Northern California, a town representing St. Louis circa 1804 was constructed in Redding near Mount Shasta, and an Indian village set was built downriver. Heat posed a challenge for the summer shoot, with actors wearing furs in temperatures over one hundred degrees. Filming was completed in the fall of 1996 with a 1997 release target, however, the film was delayed a full year due to the pending merger between Turner and Time Warner. By the time the film was released in May 1998, Chris Farley had been nearly six months. Writer Tom Wolfe stated that the script was intended to be more of a piece than the buddy comedy the studio saw it as. Farleys assistant, Ted Dondanville, stated that in post production, cuts were made around the star and he felt that the lost material would have ironically helped Farleys performance. They cut the scenes first, Matthew Perrys second. A scene featuring Edwards sweetheart, played by Parker Posey, was cut, the re-shot ending did not include Bokeem Woodbine, resulting in his character Jonah disappearing after the fight against the conquistadors
10. The Best of Me (film) – The Best of Me is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and written by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe, based on Nicholas Sparks 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan with Luke Bracey, shooting began on March 6,2014 in New Orleans. The film was released on October 17,2014 by Relativity Media, previews in selected test markets were shown on October 15. Dawson Cole works on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, one day, an explosion on the job nearly kills him, throwing him into the water, but miraculously, he survives. When he arrives at his house, Dawson is surprised to find that Tuck also arranged for Dawsons high school girlfriend, Amanda Collier and it seems that Tucks intention was that Dawson and Amanda would perhaps rekindle their former romance. However, Amanda is now married to Frank Reynolds, Dawson was born into a notorious backwoods criminal family with an abusive father. In flashbacks, it is revealed that as a teenager, he left his fathers home, Tuck, a local mechanic who had recently lost his wife, allows Dawson to live with him and eventually considers him a son of his own. Dawson and Amanda attended the high school and began dating. Before the prom, Dawsons father and brothers beat Tuck, Dawson, angered, goes to his fathers house with the intent of killing him with Tucks rifle. However, they scuffle, and Dawsons cousin, an expectant teen father, is accidentally killed, in exchange for a lighter sentence, Dawson testifies against his father and brothers. However, since Dawson will not be paroled for another four years, he ties with Amanda. After Tucks death, Amanda and Dawson meet with Tucks lawyer, later, Dawson and Amanda spend a passionate night together. They have lunch and discuss their plans, during which Amanda learns that Dawson knew she had continued to try to visit him in prison, the following day, Amanda decides to return to her family and her strained marriage, to meet her family commitments. When Amanda goes home, Dawson remains at Tucks to restore the garden, however, she later plans to split up with her husband, and she leaves Dawson a voicemail expressing her love. After she left the voicemail, she receives a call from which she learns that her son needs a heart transplant, having lost her daughter already, she feels miserable on hearing this news. Soon her son gets a heart transplant surgery donor, the next morning when she wakes up, she sees Dawson sitting by her side watching her sleep, though he was not actually there. She is informed that Dawson was shot and killed by his father, one year later, she receives a call from her son, who finds out that the name of the donor whose heart he received was Dawson Cole. She walks in the garden, which has been restored by Dawson, in an alternate ending on the DVD, Amanda leaves her husband and she and Dawson get together and enjoy walking through Tucks garden and the end credits roll
11. Cabin Boy – Cabin Boy is a 1994 fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Resnick and co-produced by Tim Burton, which starred comedian Chris Elliott. Elliott co-wrote the film with Resnick, both Elliott and Resnick worked for Late Night with David Letterman in the 1980s, as well as co-creating the short-lived FOX sitcom Get a Life in the early 1990s. The project was originally to be directed by Tim Burton, who had contacted Chris Elliott after seeing Get a Life, Resnick took over after Burton was offered the film Ed Wood. Nathaniel Mayweather is a snobbish, self-centered, virginal man, after graduation, he is invited by his father to sail to Hawaii aboard the Queen Catherine. After annoying the limo driver who is taking him to board the boat, Nathaniel makes a wrong turn into a small fishing village where he meets the imbecilic cabin boy/first mate Kenny. He thinks the ship, The Filthy Whore, is a theme boat and it is not until the next morning that Captain Greybar finds Nathaniel in his room and explains that the boat will not return to dry land for three months. Nathaniel unsuccessfully tries to convince each fisherman to set sail to Hawaii, however, the crew reaches Hells Bucket, a Bermuda Triangle-like area where weird events occur. The ship is caught in a storm and Kenny is knocked overboard. Without a cabin boy, Greybar forces Nathaniel to do the chores in return for taking him to Hawaii, and with only one island in the entire area, the crew decides to sail there to fix up the boat. The fishermen decide to give Nathaniel another chore that involves dragging him on a raft for a week. Nathaniel has little to eat or drink, begins consuming salt water and he also realizes he might be going insane after sighting Kennys ghost and seeing a floating cupcake that spits tobacco. After falling into the water he is saved by a shark-man, after nine days, Nathaniel is pulled back in and tells what happened. Nathaniel spots a young woman named Trina swimming in the ocean. After she is pulled up in a net, Nathaniel becomes smitten with her, not pleased with another passenger on board, the fishermen decide to strand Trina and Nathaniel on the island theyre sailing toward. Finally reaching the island, the searches for components to fix their boat. Nathaniel tries to get closer to Trina, who rejects him. Greybar and Skunk suggest to Nathaniel that a woman named Calli can help build his confidence, after an encounter with blue-skinned, six-armed Calli that results in his first sexual experience, Nathaniel again meets Trina, who becomes attracted to him immediately. Callis husband Mulligan, a giant, comes home to find a mans bag, realizing what Calli has done, Mulligan decides to find her lover and kill him
12. Ed Wood (film) – Ed Wood is a 1994 American biographical period comedy-drama film directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Woods life when he made his films as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi. Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie, the film was conceived by writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski when they were students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Due to scheduling conflicts with Airheads, Lehmann had to vacate the directors position, Ed Wood was originally in development at Columbia Pictures, but the studio put the film in turnaround over Burtons decision to shoot in black-and-white. Ed Wood was taken to the Walt Disney Studios, which produced the film through the studios Touchstone Pictures division, the film was released to critical acclaim, but was a box office bomb, making only $5.9 million against an $18 million budget. It won two Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor for Landau and Best Makeup for Rick Baker, Ve Neill, in 1952, Ed Wood is struggling to join the film industry. Upon hearing of an announcement in Variety magazine that producer George Weiss is trying to purchase Christine Jorgensens life story, Weiss explains that Varietys announcement was a news leak, and it is impossible to purchase Jorgensens rights. The producer decides to fictionalize the film, titled I Changed My Sex, Ed tries to convince Weiss that he is perfect to direct the film because he is a transvestite, but is unsuccessful since Weiss wants a director with experience. Ed meets his longtime idol Bela Lugosi and the two become friends, wanting to restart his fading career, Lugosi expresses interest in being part of the film. Wood persuades Weiss to let him direct the film by convincing him that having a star in the film would sell tickets, and they could sign Bela for a low price. Ed and Weiss argue over the title and subject matter, Weiss has the poster printed. Weiss allows Ed to shoot whatever he wants as long as the film meets the required length, Ed takes to film production with an unusual approach, shooting only one take per scene, giving actors very little direction and using stock footage to fill in gaps. The movie is released to critical and commercial failure, angering Weiss, because of this, Ed is unsuccessful in getting a job at Screen Classics, but Eds girlfriend, Dolores Fuller, tells him that he should try financing his next film independently. Ed is unsuccessful in finding money for Bride of the Atom, Ed meets Loretta King, who he thinks has enough money to fund Bride of the Atom and ends up casting her as the lead instead of Dolores as planned. Filming begins, but is halted when it is revealed that Loretta is actually poor, and Ed has no money to continue production. Ed convinces meat packing industry tycoon Don McCoy to take over funding the film, who agrees as long as the film stars his son Tony as the leading man and the film ends with an explosion. The filming finishes with the title being changed to Bride of the Monster, but Dolores breaks up with Ed after the party because of his circle of friends, his work. Bela attempts to conduct a double suicide with Ed after the government cuts off his unemployment, Bela checks himself into rehab, and Ed meets Kathy OHara, who is visiting her father there