Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Jared Leto in supporting roles. Ford and Edward James Olmos reprise their roles from the original film. Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a Nexus-9 replicant "blade runner" who uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilize society and the course of civilization. Principal photography took place between July and November 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017 and was released in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX on October 6, 2017; the film was praised by critics for its performances, cinematography, musical score, production design, visual effects, faithfulness to the original film. It is considered by many critics and audiences to be one of the best films of 2017.
Despite positive reviews, the film was a box office disappointment. Blade Runner 2049 received five nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, winning Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects, it received eight nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, including Best Director, winning Best Cinematography and Best Special Visual Effects. In 2049, replicants are slaves. K, a replicant, works for the Los Angeles Police Department as a "blade runner", an officer who hunts and "retires" rogue replicants. At a protein farm, he finds a box buried under a tree; the box contains the remains of a female replicant who died during a caesarean section, demonstrating that replicants can reproduce sexually thought impossible. K's superior, Lt. Joshi, is fearful that this could lead to a war between replicants, she orders K to retire the replicant child to hide the truth. K visits the headquarters of the Wallace Corporation, the successor-in-interest in the manufacturing of replicants to the defunct Tyrell Corporation.
Wallace staff identify the deceased female from DNA archives as Rachael, an experimental replicant designed by Dr. Eldon Tyrell. K learns of Rachael's romantic ties with former blade runner Rick Deckard. Wallace Corporation CEO Niander Wallace wants to discover the secret to replicant reproduction to expand interstellar colonization, he sends his replicant enforcer Luv to steal Rachael's remains from LAPD headquarters and follow K to Rachael's child. At Morton's farm, K sees the date 6-10-21 carved into the tree trunk and recognizes it from a childhood memory of a wooden toy horse; because replicants' memories are artificial, K's holographic AI girlfriend Joi believes this is evidence that K was born, not created. He searches the LAPD records and discovers twins born on that date with identical DNA aside from the sex chromosome, but only the boy is listed as alive. K tracks the child to an orphanage in ruined San Diego, but discovers the records from that year to be missing. K finds the toy horse where he remembers hiding it.
Dr. Ana Stelline, a designer of replicant memories, confirms that the memory of the orphanage is real, leading K to conclude that he is Rachael's son. At LAPD headquarters, K fails a post-traumatic baseline test. Joshi gives K 48 hours to disappear. At Joi's request, K reluctantly transfers her to a mobile emitter, an emanator, so he cannot be traced through her console memory-files, he has the toy horse analyzed, revealing traces of radiation that lead him to the ruins of Las Vegas. He finds Deckard, who reveals that he is the father of Rachael's child and that he scrambled the birth records to protect the child's identity. After killing Joshi, Luv tracks K's LAPD vehicle to Deckard's hiding place in Las Vegas, she destroys Joi and leaves K to die. The replicant freedom movement rescues K; when their leader, informs him that she helped deliver Rachael's daughter, K understands he is not Rachael's child and deduces Stelline is her daughter and that the memory of the toy horse is hers, her having implanted the memory amongst those of every replicant's memories whom she had designed.
To prevent Deckard from leading Wallace to Stelline or the freedom movement, Freysa asks K to kill Deckard for the greater good of all replicants. Luv brings Deckard to Wallace Co. headquarters to meet Niander Wallace. He offers Deckard a clone of Rachael for revealing. Deckard Luv kills the clone; as Luv is transporting Deckard to a ship to take him off-world to be interrogated, K intercepts and kills Luv but is wounded in the fight. He stages Deckard's death to protect him from Wallace and the replicant freedom movement before taking Deckard to Stelline's office and handing him her toy horse; as K lies down motionless on the steps, looking up at the snowing sky, an emotional Deckard enters the building and meets his daughter for the first time. Archival footage and stills of Sean Young from the original film are used to represent both her original character of Rachael and a clone of the character created by Niander Wallace. Young's likeness was digitally superimposed onto Loren Peta, coached by Young on how to recreate her performance from the first film.
The voice of the replicant was created with the use of a sound-alike actress to Young. Young was credited for her work. On March 3, 2011, it was reported that Alcon Entertainment, a production company financed by Warner Bros. was "in final discussions to secure fi
Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but hapless nurse while visiting his girlfriend's parents. Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson star. Meet the Parents is a remake of a 1992 film of the same name directed by Greg Glienna and produced by Jim Vincent. Glienna—who played the original film's main protagonist—and Mary Ruth Clarke co-wrote the screenplay. Universal Pictures purchased the rights to Glienna's film with the intent of creating a new version. Jim Herzfeld expanded. Jay Roach read the expanded script and expressed his desire to direct the film but Universal declined him. At that time, Steven Spielberg was interested in directing the film while Jim Carrey was interested in playing the lead role; the studio only offered the film to Roach once Carrey left the project. Released in the United States and Canada on October 6, 2000 and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film earned back its initial budget of $55 million in only eleven days.
It went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of 2000, earning over $160 million in North America and over $330 million worldwide. Meet the Parents was well received by film critics and viewers alike, winning several awards and earning additional nominations. Ben Stiller won two comedy awards for his performance and the film was chosen as the Favorite Comedy Motion Picture at the 2001 People's Choice Awards; the success of Meet the Parents inspired two film sequels, namely Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers released in 2004 and 2010 respectively. Meet the Parents inspired a reality television show titled Meet My Folks and a situation comedy titled In-Laws, both of them debuting on NBC in 2002. Gaylord "Greg" Focker is a nurse living in Chicago, he intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes, but his plan is disrupted when he and Pam are invited to the wedding of Pam's sister, Debbie, at Pam's parents' house on Long Island. Greg decides to propose to Pam in front of her family but this plan is put on hold when the airline company loses his luggage which contains the engagement ring.
At the Byrnes family home, Greg meets mother Dina and their beloved cat Mr. Jinx. Jack takes an instant dislike towards Greg and criticizes Greg for his choice of career as a male nurse and anything else he sees as a difference between Greg and the Byrnes family. Greg tries to impress Jack but his efforts fail. Greg becomes more uncomfortable after he receives an impromptu lie detector test from Jack and learns from Pam that her father is a retired CIA operative. Meeting the rest of Pam's family and friends, Greg still feels like an outsider. Despite efforts to impress the family, Greg's inadvertent actions make him an easy target for ridicule and anger. During a volleyball game he causes Debbie a broken nose and a black eye, uses a malfunctioning toilet which floods the Byrnes' back yard with sewage, sets on fire the wedding altar, several misunderstandings cause Jack to believe Greg is a marijuana user. Greg loses Jinx and replaces him with a stray whose tail he spray paints to make him look like Mr. Jinx.
By now, the entire Byrnes family, including Pam, agrees that it is best for Greg to leave Long Island until the wedding concludes. Unwillingly, Greg goes to the airport where he is detained by airport security for insisting that his bag stays with him rather than be checked. Back at the Byrnes household, Jack tries to convince Pam that Greg was lying to her about everything, he claims to be unable to find proof of anyone named "Greg Focker" taking the Medical College Admission Test which Greg claimed he had passed with the initial intention of becoming a doctor. Upon learning that Greg's real first name is Gaylord, being presented with proof from Pam that he did in fact pass the test, Jack rushes to the airport, convinces airport security to release Greg and brings him back to the Byrnes household; as Greg is proposing to Pam and Dina listen in on their conversation from another room, agreeing that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around the house.
Greg Focker is a middle-class Jewish nurse whose social and cultural position is juxtaposed against the Byrnes family of upper-class White Anglo-Saxon Protestants. With respect to Greg as a Jew and a nurse when compared to the Byrnes and Banks families, a distinct cultural gap is created and subsequently widened; the cultural differences are highlighted, Greg made aware of them. This serves to achieve comedic effect through character development and has been commented upon as being indicative of thematic portrayal of Jewish characters' roles in modern film as well as being a prime example of how male nurses are portrayed in media. Speaking about character development in Meet the Parents, director Jay Roach stated that he wanted an opportunity to "do character-driven comedy" and "to create realistic characters, but heighten the comedic situations and predicaments."Vincent Brook observes mainstream Hollywood cinema's tendency since the 1990s of incorporating Jewish liminality and "popularizing the Jew."
He explains the "manly Jewish triumph" of characters like Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson in Independence Day and labels it as a "certain answer to America's yearnings for a new Jewish hero." This stands in direct contrast to the schlemiel or "the Jewish fool", seen to have been revitalized in the mid-1990s after faltering since the 1960s. The sc
Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young. It is a loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies; when a fugitive group of Nexus-6 replicants led by Roy Batty escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. Blade Runner underperformed in North American theaters and polarized critics, it became an acclaimed cult film regarded as one of the all-time best science fiction films. Hailed for its production design depicting a "retrofitted" future, Blade Runner is a leading example of neo-noir cinema; the soundtrack, composed by Vangelis, was nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe as best original score. The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games and television series.
It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood, several big-budget films were based on his work. In the year after its release, Blade Runner won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, in 1993 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally or aesthetically significant". A sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was released in October 2017. Seven versions of Blade Runner exist as a result of controversial changes requested by studio executives. A director's cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to test screenings of a workprint. This, in conjunction with the film's popularity as a video rental, made it one of the earliest movies to be released on DVD. In 2007, Warner Bros. released a 25th-anniversary digitally remastered version. In 2019 Los Angeles, former police officer Rick Deckard is detained by officer Gaff, brought to his former supervisor, Bryant. Deckard, whose job as a "blade runner" was to track down bioengineered beings known as replicants and "retire" them, is informed that four are on Earth illegally.
Deckard starts to leave, but Bryant ambiguously threatens him, he stays. The two watch a video of a blade runner named Holden administering the "Voigt-Kampff" test, designed to distinguish replicants from humans based on their emotional response to questions; the test subject, shoots Holden on the second question. Bryant wants Deckard to retire Leon and the other three Tyrell Corporation Nexus-6 replicants: Roy Batty and Pris. Bryant has Deckard meet with Eldon Tyrell so he can administer the test on a Nexus-6 to see if it works. Tyrell expresses his interest in seeing the test fail first and asks him to administer it on his assistant Rachael. After a much longer than standard test, Deckard concludes that Rachael is a replicant who believes she is human. Tyrell explains that she is an experiment, given false memories to provide an emotional "cushion". Searching Leon's hotel room, Deckard finds a synthetic snake scale. Roy and Leon investigate a replicant eye-manufacturing laboratory and learn of J. F. Sebastian, a gifted genetic designer who works with Tyrell.
Deckard returns to his apartment. She tries to prove her humanity by showing him a family photo, but after Deckard reveals that her memories are implants from Tyrell's niece, she leaves his apartment. Meanwhile, Pris manipulates him to gain his trust. A photograph from Leon's apartment and the snake scale lead Deckard to a strip club, where Zhora works. After a confrontation and chase, Deckard kills Zhora. Bryant orders him to retire Rachael, who has disappeared from the Tyrell Corporation. After Deckard spots Rachael in a crowd, he is attacked by Leon, who knocks Deckard's pistol out of his hand, attempts to kill Deckard, but Rachael uses Deckard's pistol to kill Leon, they return to Deckard's apartment, during an intimate discussion, he promises not to track her down. Arriving at Sebastian's apartment, Roy tells Pris. Sympathetic to their plight, Sebastian reveals that because of "Methuselah Syndrome", a genetic premature aging disorder, his life will be cut short. Sebastian and Roy gain entrance into Tyrell's secure penthouse, where Roy demands more life from his maker.
Tyrell tells him. Roy confesses that he has done "questionable things", but Tyrell dismisses this, praising Roy's advanced design and accomplishments in his short life. Roy kisses Tyrell kills him. Sebastian runs for the elevator, followed by Roy. Deckard is told by Bryant that Sebastian was found dead. At Sebastian's apartment, Deckard is ambushed by Pris. Roy's body begins to fail, he chases Deckard through the building. Deckard is left hanging between buildings. Roy makes the jump with ease, as Deckard's grip loosens, Roy hoists him onto the roof, saving him. Before Roy dies, he delivers a monologue about how his memories "will be lost in time, like tears in rain". Gaff arrives and shouts to Deckard about Rachael: "It's too bad she won't live, but again, who does?" Deckard finds Rachael asleep in his bed. As they leave, Deckard notices an origami unicorn
Logan is a 2017 American superhero film starring Hugh Jackman as the X-Men character Wolverine. It is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final installment in the Wolverine trilogy, after X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine; the film, which takes inspiration from "Old Man Logan" by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, based in an alternate bleak future, follows an alternative universe where an aged Wolverine and an ill Charles Xavier defend a young mutant named Laura from the villainous Reavers and Alkali-Transigen led by Donald Pierce and Zander Rice, respectively. The film is produced by Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment and The Donners' Company, distributed by 20th Century Fox, it is directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Green and Scott Frank, from a story by Mangold. In addition to Jackman, the film stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen. Principal photography began in Louisiana on May 2, 2016, ended on August 19, 2016, in New Mexico.
The locations used for Logan were in Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi. Jackman makes his final appearance as Wolverine in the film, having portrayed the character in all of the films in the X-Men franchise up to that point. Logan premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, 2017, was theatrically released in the United States on March 3, 2017, in IMAX and standard formats. Critics praised the film for its screenplay, direction, emotional depth, departure from traditional superhero films, it became one of the best reviewed films in the X-Men series, with many critics regarding it as one of the greatest superhero films of all-time, it was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017. It was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards, becoming the first live-action superhero film to be nominated for screenwriting, it grossed over $619 million worldwide, is the fifth-highest-grossing R-rated film behind Deadpool, The Matrix Reloaded, Deadpool 2, It.
In a dystopian 2029, no mutants have been born in 25 years. Logan's healing ability has weakened and he has physically aged; the adamantium coating on his skeleton has begun to leak into his body. Hiding in plain sight, Logan spends his days working as a limo driver in Texas. In an abandoned smelting plant in northern Mexico, he and mutant tracker Caliban care for 97-year-old Charles Xavier, Logan's mentor and founder of the X-Men. Charles, a telepath, has developed a form of dementia that causes him to have seizures unless controlled with medication, it is alluded that a seizure one year prior, releasing a destructive wave of his telepathic powers, had killed seven mutants, thus leaving the three as the last of the X-Men. Gabriela Lopez, a former nurse for biotechnology corporation Alkali-Transigen, tries to hire Logan to escort her and an 11-year-old girl, Laura, to Eden, a refuge in North Dakota. Logan reluctantly accepts but finds Gabriela killed, he is confronted at his Mexican hideout by Gabriela's killer Donald Pierce, Transigen's cyborg chief of security, looking for Laura.
Laura has powers similar to Logan's. She and Charles escape Pierce and his Reavers, but Caliban is captured and tortured by Pierce into tracking Laura. A video on Gabriela's cellphone shows that Transigen created Laura and other children from mutant DNA samples to turn into weapons. Laura was created from Logan's DNA; as they proved difficult to control and Transigen had found an alternative, the children were to be killed, but Gabriela and other nurses helped some of them escape. In Oklahoma City, Logan discovers that Eden appears in an X-Men comic in Laura's possession and tells her it is fictional; the Reavers arrive, but Charles has a seizure and incapacitates everyone in the vicinity except for Logan and Laura, who kill the attackers and inject Charles with his medication. As they flee, Dr. Zander Rice, head of Transigen, arrives to help Pierce. Logan and Charles help farmer Will Munson and his family after a traffic incident, accepting an offer of dinner at their home. Logan drives off enforcers from a corporate farm harassing Will.
Rice unleashes X-24, a clone of Logan in his prime and his alternative to the child program, who murders Will's family and Charles, stabs Will and captures Laura. Caliban sets off grenades. Logan is outmatched. Will dies from his injuries. Logan and Laura escape with Charles's body. After burying Charles, Logan passes out. Laura persuades him to prove that the site in North Dakota isn't Eden, they find Rictor and other Transigen children preparing to cross to Canada. Laura finds an adamantium bullet Logan has kept since his escape from the Weapon X facility, which he once considered using to commit suicide. Logan decides his job chooses not to accompany them, much to Laura's dismay; when the children are captured by the Reavers, Logan takes an overdose of a serum given to him by Rictor that temporarily enhances his healing abilities and boosts his strength. With Laura's help, he slaughters most of the Reavers; as Pierce holds Rictor at gunpoint, Rice tells Logan, that no new mutants were born due to a virus created by Transigen, distributed through the world's food supply and, causing the decay of Logan's healing factor.
Rice is shot dead by Logan, who attacks Pierce. X-24, enraged by Rice's death, fights Logan. With their gua
Saw II is a 2005 American horror film and the second installment in the Saw franchise, directed and co-written by Darren Lynn Bousman and series creator Leigh Whannell. The film stars Donnie Wahlberg, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Beverley Mitchell, Dina Meyer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Erik Knudsen, Shawnee Smith, Tobin Bell; the film features Jigsaw being apprehended by the police, but trapping the arresting officer in one of his own games while showing another game of eight people — including the officer's son — in progress on TV monitors at another location. It explores some of John Kramer's backstory, providing a partial explanation of his reason for becoming Jigsaw. After the financial success of Saw, a sequel was green-lit. Leigh Whannell and James Wan were busy preparing for their next film and were unable to write or direct. Bousman wrote a script called The Desperate before Saw was released and was looking for a producer but many studios rejected it. Gregg Hoffman showed it to his partners Mark Burg and Oren Koules.
It was decided that, with some changes, it could be made into Saw II. Whannell became available to provide rewrites of the script; the film was shot from May to June 2005 in Toronto. Saw II was released on October 28, 2005 and, despite mixed reviews from critics, was a financial success, with opening takings of $31.9 million and grossing $88 million in the United States and Canada. It has remained the highest grossing Saw film in those countries. Bell was nominated for "Best Villain" at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for his role as Jigsaw in the film. Saw II was released to DVD on February 14, 2006 and topped charts its first week, selling more than 3 million units. At the time, it was the fastest-selling theatrical DVD in Lionsgate's history. Informant Michael Marks awakens in a room with a spike-filled mask locked around his neck. A videotape informs him that in order to unlock the device, he must cut into his eye to obtain the key, he sets off the timer and finds the scalpel, but cannot bring himself to retrieve the key and is killed after sixty seconds when the mask closes.
At the scene of Marks' game, Detective Allison Kerry finds a message for her former partner, Detective Eric Matthews, calls him in. Despite not wanting to be involved in the case, Eric reluctantly joins Kerry and Sergeant Daniel Rigg in leading a SWAT team to the factory, which produced the lock from Marks' trap. There they find and apprehend John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer, weak from cancer, he indicates several computer monitors showing eight people trapped in a house. The other victims are called Xavier, Jonas, Laura and Obi. A nerve agent filling the house will kill them all within two hours, but John assures Eric that if he follows the rules of his own game, by talking with John, he will see Daniel again. At Kerry's urging, Eric agrees in order to buy time for the tech team to arrive and trace the video signal; the victims are informed by a micro-cassette recorder that antidotes are hidden throughout the house. Xavier ignores a warning note and uses the key provided with the cassette on the door, which fires a bullet through the peephole as Gus looks through it, killing him.
They search the house for more antidotes after the door with no success. After discovering a door, the group travel to the basement where Obi, revealed to have helped with the abductions, is forced into a crematory oven to obtain two antidotes, he inadvertently activates the trap and is burned to death before the others can save him, destroying the antidotes as well. In another room, Xavier's test is to go into a pit full of needles and retrieve the key to the door in two minutes, but he instead throws Amanda into the pit and forces her to do it, which she fearfully feels unable by all the needles, but Xavier rushes her. Pressured, she digs her way in the needle pit until retrieving the key, which she gives to Xavier, but the group runs out of time to unlock the door containing the antidote and he leaves out of frustration. Throughout the game, the victims discuss connections between them and determine that each has been jailed before. Meanwhile, John passes the time with both idle and cryptic chat telling Eric that his survival of a suicide attempt after his diagnosis is the true reason for his games.
With the little time he has left, he wants to inspire in others the new appreciation for life he had found. Not interested in any of this, Eric runs out of patience and returns to the monitors, he destroys several of John's documents and sketches at Kerry's suggestion, but fails to provoke John. As the tech team arrives, John reveals the connection between the victims: Eric has framed all of them for various crimes, Daniel will be in danger if his identity is discovered. Having left the others, Xavier returns to the safe room and finds a colored number on the back of Gus' neck. After realizing the answer to the clue, he kills Jonas with a spiked bat for his number after a brief fight and begins hunting the others. Laura dies, after finding the clue revealing Daniel's identity. Addison and Amanda abandon him. Addison finds a glass box containing an antidote, but her arms become trapped in the arm holes which are lined with hidden blades, Xavier attempts to help, but when he reads Addison’s number, he leaves her to die.
Amanda and Daniel find a tunnel in the safe room. Daniel collapses inside. Amanda notes that he cannot
Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Brad Bird, it is a sequel to The Incredibles and the second full-length installment of the franchise; the story follows the Parr family as they try to restore the public's trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles from the first film. Michael Giacchino returned to compose the score. Following the success of The Incredibles, Bird postponed development on a sequel to work on other films, he attempted to distinguish the script from superhero films and superhero television series released since the first film, focusing on the family dynamic rather than the superhero genre. Incredibles 2 premiered in Los Angeles on June 5, 2018, was theatrically released in the United States on June 15, 2018, in Disney Digital 3-D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D formats.
The film received positive reviews and praise for its animation and musical score. The film made $182.7 million in its opening weekend, setting the record for best debut for an animated film, has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2018, the second highest-grossing animated film and the 15th highest-grossing film of all-time. Incredibles 2 was named by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2018; the film was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and 91st Academy Awards, but lost both awards to another computer animated superhero film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Following the events of the first film, the Incredibles and Lucius Best a.k.a Frozone battle the Underminer, who has just appeared to terrorize Municiberg. Though they prevent the destruction of City Hall, they are unable to stop him from robbing a bank and escaping; the collateral damage caused by the incident outrages the government and prompts them to shut down the Superhero Relocation Program, leaving the Parrs without financial assistance.
Violet's love interest Tony Rydinger discovers her superhero identity, forcing agent Rick Dicker to erase his memory of her. Frozone informs Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl of an offer from Winston Deavor, a wealthy businessman, he and his sister Evelyn propose sending the heroes on secret missions which will be recorded and publicized to regain public trust in superheroes. Due to Mr. Incredible's tendency to accidentally cause collateral damage, Winston chooses Elastigirl for the initial missions. While Elastigirl is away, Bob struggles with his new role as a stay-at-home parent: Dash has trouble with math homework, Violet becomes withdrawn after Tony fails to show up for their first date due to his memory wipe, Jack-Jack wreaks havoc with his burgeoning superpowers, he takes Jack-Jack to Edna Mode. Meanwhile, on her missions, Elastigirl encounters a mysterious supervillain called the Screenslaver, who projects hypnotic images via TV screens, she tracks him down to his hideout in an apartment building, unmasks him as a pizza deliveryman who claims to have no recollection of his actions.
At a party celebrating the Screenslaver's arrest, Winston announces a summit of world leaders to legalize superheroes, hosted aboard his luxury hydrofoil yacht, the Everjust. Unsettled by the ease with which she captured the Screenslaver, Elastigirl realizes that he was being controlled by a pair of mind-control goggles. Evelyn forces the goggles onto Elastigirl, revealing herself to be the mastermind behind the Screenslaver. Evelyn explains that she has hated superheroes since Gazerbeam and Fironic failed to save her father's murder by burglars; the event led her to conclude that superheroes have taken independence from society, who in turn had become dangerously over-reliant on superheroes. She plans to sabotage her brother's summit and cause a catastrophe that will tarnish the reputation of superheroes, ensuring they remain outlawed forever. Using Elastigirl, she lures Bob into a trap sends another group of hypnotised superheroes invited to the summit to subdue the Parr children. Frozone is overwhelmed and placed under Evelyn's control.
Violet and Jack-Jack escape with the help of the Incredibile, a high-tech car once owned by Mr. Incredible, reach Winston's yacht. On board, the hypnotized Mr. Incredible and Frozone recite a vindictive manifesto on air to paint superheroes as a threat, they subdue the ship's crew, aim the hydrofoil at Municiberg, destroy the controls. The Parr children reach them, Jack-Jack removes Elastigirl’s goggles, she in turn frees Frozone. The Incredibles and Frozone release the other mind-controlled superheroes by destroying their goggles work together to prevent the Everjust from crashing into the city by turning the ship. Evelyn is apprehended by Elastigirl and arrested. Due to their actions, superheroes around the world regain legal status. Tony accompanies Violet to a movie with the family; when the Parrs spot a high-speed pursuit of gunmen by the police, Violet leaves Tony at the theater, the Incredibles give chase in a remodeled red Incredibile. Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible, the father of the family who possesses super strength and limited invulnerability.
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl, the mother of the family who has the ability to stretch her body into many shapes and forms. Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, the family's
Saw (2004 film)
Saw is a 2004 American horror-thriller film directed by James Wan in his directorial debut, starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell and Leigh Whannell. In it, Elwes and Whannell portray two men who awake to find themselves chained in a large dilapidated bathroom, with one being ordered to kill the other or his family will die; the screenplay was written by Whannell, who co-created the story with Wan in their screenwriting debuts respectively. The screenplay was written in 2001, but after failed attempts to get the script produced in Wan and Whannell's home country of Australia, they were urged to travel to Los Angeles. In order to help attract producers they shot a low-budget short film of the same name from a scene out of the script; this proved successful in 2003 as producers from Evolution Entertainment were attached and formed a horror genre production label Twisted Pictures. The film was shot for 18 days. Saw was first screened on January 19, 2004, before released in North America on October 29, 2004 by Lionsgate.
Although critical response to the film was divided, the film has gained a cult following since its release. Compared to its low budget, Saw performed well at the box office, grossing more than $100 million worldwide and becoming, at the time, one of the most profitable horror films since Scream; the film was theatrically re-released by Lionsgate on October 31, 2014 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. A sequel, entitled Saw II, was released in 2005. Adam, a photographer, awakens in a bathtub in a large dilapidated bathroom, chained at the ankle to a pipe. Lawrence Gordon, an oncologist, is chained to a pipe across the room. Between them is a corpse holding a revolver and a microcassette recorder. Both men find a tape in their pockets, Adam is able to retrieve the recorder. Adam's tape urges him to escape the bathroom. Lawrence's tape tells him to kill Adam by six o'clock, or his wife and daughter will be killed and he will be left to die. Adam finds a bag containing two hacksaws inside a toilet, which they try to use to cut through their chains, but Adam's saw breaks and he throws it at the mirror in frustration.
Lawrence realizes. He identifies their captor as the Jigsaw Killer, whom Lawrence knows of because he was once a suspect. Flashbacks show that while Lawrence was discussing the terminal brain cancer of a patient named John Kramer, he was approached by Detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing, who found his penlight at the scene of a Jigsaw "game." Lawrence's alibi cleared him, but he agreed to view the testimony of the only known survivor of one of Jigsaw's games, heroin addict Amanda Young. Amanda escaped one of Jigsaw's traps, believes Jigsaw helped her. In the present Lawrence's wife and daughter and Diana, are held captive in their home, their captor is watching Adam and Lawrence through a camera hidden behind the bathroom's two-way mirror. The house is watched by Tapp, who has since been discharged from the force. Tapp became obsessed with the Jigsaw case after Amanda's testimony, found Jigsaw's warehouse using the videotape from Amanda's game, he and Sing entered the warehouse, where they saved a man from a drill trap.
Jigsaw escaped after slashing Tapp's throat, Sing was killed by a quadruple shotgun trap while pursuing him. Convinced that Lawrence is Jigsaw, Tapp continued stalking him after his discharge. In the bathroom, Lawrence finds a box containing two cigarettes, a lighter, a one-way cellphone, he recalls his abduction: he was trying to use his phone after being trapped in a parking garage, was attacked by a pig-masked figure. They try to use a cigarette dipped in the corpse's poisoned blood to stage Adam's death, but the plan fails when Adam is zapped through his ankle chain. Adam recalls his own abduction: he was in his photo development room when the power went out and, after finding a puppet, he was attacked by the same pig-masked figure. Alison calls Lawrence at gunpoint and tells him not to trust Adam, who admits that he was being paid to take photos of Lawrence, many of which were in the bag containing the hacksaws. Adam reveals his knowledge of Lawrence's affair with one of his medical students, whom he had visited the night he was abducted.
After urging Adam to describe the man, paying him, Lawrence realizes that it was Tapp. Adam finds a photo he didn't take, of a man staring out a window of Lawrence's house, whom Lawrence identifies as Zep, an orderly at his hospital; the clock strikes six as he realizes this, Zep moves to kill Alison and Diana. Alison fights Zep for the gun, after he calls Lawrence; the struggle gets Tapp's attention, he saves Alison and Diana and chases Zep to the sewers, where he is shot in the chest after a brief struggle. Lawrence, aware only of gunshots and screaming, is electrically shocked as well and loses reach of the phone. In desperation, he shoots Adam with the corpse's revolver. Zep enters the bathroom to kill Lawrence because it is "the rules," but Adam, who only suffered a flesh wound, overpowers Zep and bludgeons him to death with the toilet tank lid; as Lawrence crawls out of the room to find help, Adam searches Zep's body for a key and finds another microcassette recorder, which reveals that Zep was another victim following rules in order to obtain an antidote for a slow-acting poison in his body.
As the tape ends, the "corpse" rises and is revealed to be Lawrence's patient John Kramer, the real Jigsaw killer. He reveals that the key to Adam's chain was in the bathtub he woke up in, which went down the drain when Adam