Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a 2011 American fantasy swashbuckler film, the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to At World's End. It is the first film in the series not to be directed by Gore Verbinski, being replaced by Rob Marshall. Jerry Bruckheimer again served as producer; the film is technically a stand-alone sequel to the previous installments. In the film, which draws its plot loosely from the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, Captain Jack Sparrow is joined by Angelica in his search for the Fountain of Youth, confronting the infamous pirate Blackbeard; the film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011. It was the first film in the series to be released in the Disney Digital IMAX 3D formats. Writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio first learned of Powers' novel On Stranger Tides during the back-to-back production of Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, considered it a good starting point for a new film in the series.
Pre-production started after the end of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, with Depp collaborating with the writers on the story design. Principal photography lasted for 106 days between June and November 2010, with locations in Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and California. Filming employed 3D cameras similar to those used in the production of the 2009 film Avatar, ten companies were involved with the film's visual effects. Following inflated production costs which ballooned the net budget to $379 million, the film is regarded as the most expensive film made. On Stranger Tides broke many box office records upon release, was the third highest-grossing film of 2011, it stands as the 28th-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide when not adjusting for inflation. Critical reviews were mixed, with the film receiving criticism over its writing, directing and lack of originality. A fifth film, titled Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in 2017 and a sixth film is in development.
After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs, in London, Captain Jack Sparrow is brought before King George II. The king wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before King Ferdinand and the Spanish Navy can locate it. Jack's old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa, now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg and ship, the Black Pearl, which he says was sunk, is heading the expedition. Jack escapes, he meets up with Captain Teague, who warns Jack about the Fountain's rituals. Jack learns; the impostor is Angelica, Jack's former lover, the daughter of the ruthless pirate Blackbeard, who practices voodoo magic and wields the mythical "Sword of Triton" that controls his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. While Jack is shanghaied aboard Blackbeard's ship, Gibbs escapes execution by memorizing and destroying Jack's map showing the Fountain's location, forcing Barbossa to take him along. Meanwhile, after a failed mutiny aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, Jack is forced to guide the crew to the Fountain.
Blackbeard seeks the Fountain's power to circumvent his predestined fatal encounter with a "one-legged man", who happened to be Barbossa. Jack must find two silver chalices aboard the Santiago; the Fountain's water must be drunk by two people from the chalices. Drinking from one chalice containing a mermaid's tear will extend life. Jack discovers that the Black Pearl was captured and shrunk before being added to Blackbeard's collection of other shrunken ships in bottles; the Queen Anne's Revenge harvest mermaid tears. After managing to lure in a mermaid named Tamara, she summons other mermaids to attack the crew before Jack causes an explosion that scares them away. A mermaid named Syrena is caught. Reaching Ponce de León's ship on an uncharted island and Blackbeard coerce Jack into retrieving both chalices. Jack locates the decaying vessel, only to find Barbossa there. Both guess that the Spanish have taken the chalices, after they are nowhere to be found on the vessel. Jack and Barbossa steal the chalices.
Barbossa reveals he only wants revenge against Blackbeard for attacking the Black Pearl, his leg being amputated. Jack and Barbossa escape with the chalices. Meanwhile, reciprocating Philip's love, is tricked into shedding a tear. Blackbeard collects it. Jack returns with the chalices and bargains with Blackbeard for Angelica's safety, Jack's confiscated magical compass, Gibbs' release. In return, Jack vows to lead him to the Fountain. At the Fountain, Blackbeard's crew is confronted by Barbossa and his men and they battle while Barbossa and Blackbeard fight; the Spanish arrive, intending to destroy the Fountain, believing its power an abomination against God. They throw them in the swamp; when Barbossa stabs Blackbeard with a poisoned sword, Angelica is cut and poisoned. Jack notices Angelica begins frantically searching the swamp for the chalices. B
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is based on J. K. Rowling's 2005 novel of the same name; the film, the sixth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman and David Barron. The story follows Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts as he receives a mysterious textbook, falls in love, attempts to retrieve a memory that holds the key to Lord Voldemort's downfall; the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Filming began on 24 September 2007, leading to the film's worldwide cinematic release on 15 July 2009, one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release; the film was released in regular cinemas and IMAX 3D everywhere except North America, where its IMAX release was delayed for two weeks.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiered in London on 7 July 2009 and was released theatrically worldwide on 15 July. The film was a major commercial success, breaking the record for the biggest single-day worldwide gross. In five days the film made $394 million, breaking the record for highest five-day worldwide gross. With a total gross of $934 million, it became the 8th-highest-grossing film of all time and 2009's second-highest-grossing film, it is the 50th-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide unadjusted for inflation. It is the fifth-highest-grossing film in the franchise; the film received positive reviews, with praise for Yates's direction and the performances, musical score, "emotionally satisfying" story. The film was nominated at the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and the 63rd British Academy Film Awards for Best Special Visual Effects and Best Production Design. Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds, kidnapping Ollivander from Diagon Alley and destroying the Millennium Bridge.
The Malfoy family is disgraced when Lucius is apprehended and sent to Azkaban for his involvement with the Death Eaters. Voldemort instead chooses Draco to carry out a secret mission at Hogwarts. Draco's mother Narcissa and aunt Bellatrix Lestrange seek help from Severus Snape, who claims to have been acting as a mole within the Order of the Phoenix all along. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails. Harry Potter, now 16 years old, accompanies Albus Dumbledore from Surbiton to the village of Budleigh Babberton to visit former Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Slughorn, in hiding, agrees to return to teach at Hogwarts. Dumbledore takes Harry to The Burrow, where Harry reunites with his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger; the three visit Fred and George Weasley's new joke shop at Diagon Alley and see Draco entering Knockturn Alley with a group of Death Eaters including Fenrir Greyback. Harry believes Voldemort has made Draco a Death Eater.
On the Hogwarts Express, Harry hides in the Slytherin carriage using his Invisibility Cloak, but is spotted and petrified by Malfoy. Harry is saved by Luna Lovegood. At Hogwarts and Ron borrow textbooks for Slughorn's Potions class, Harry is stuck with a copy that turns out to be filled with helpful notes and spells left by the "Half-Blood Prince". Harry uses the book to excel in impresses Slughorn, winning a Liquid Luck potion. Ron becomes Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team and forms a romantic relationship with Lavender Brown, upsetting Hermione. Harry admits that he now has feelings for Ron's younger sister, Ginny Weasley. Harry spends the Christmas holidays with the Weasleys. On Christmas Eve, Harry discusses his suspicions about Draco to the Order of the Phoenix, his suspicions are dismissed, but Arthur Weasley tells Harry that the Malfoys may have been interested in a Vanishing Cabinet. Bellatrix and Greyback burn down the Burrow, drawing Harry into a battle, he saves Ginny before the Order fight off the Death Eaters.
At Hogwarts, Dumbledore reveals to Harry that Slughorn possesses a memory of Voldemort that Dumbledore needs. He asks Harry to confront Slughorn and retrieve the real memory, after being given an altered version that made it appear as though Slughorn did not know anything. Harry is unable to convince Slughorn. After Ron accidentally ingests a love potion intended for Harry, Harry cures him with Slughorn's help; the trio celebrate with mead. The mead poisons Ron, Harry is forced to save his life after Slughorn hesitates. Ron murmurs Hermione's name while recovering in the infirmary, causing Lavender to end their relationship. Harry confronts Draco about the mead and a cursed necklace, the two duel. Harry uses a curse from the Half-Blood Prince's potion book to injure Malfoy, rescued and healed by Snape. Fearing the book may be filled with more Dark Magic and Harry hide it in the Room of Requirement and share their first kiss. Harry decides to use his Liquid Luck potion to convince Slughorn to give up the memory Dumbledore needs.
Harry views the memory with Dumbledore and learns that Voldemort wanted information for creating Horcruxes, magical objects that could contain pieces of a wizard's soul and make them immortal. Dumbledore concludes that Voldemort divided his soul into seven pieces by creating six Horcruxes, two of which have been destroyed: Tom Riddle's diary by Harry and Marvolo Gaunt's
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space-opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the sixth entry in the Star Wars film series and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, it is the third and final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, following The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. The film begins three years after the onset of the Clone Wars; the Jedi Knights are spread across the galaxy. The Jedi Council dispatches Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to eliminate the notorious General Grievous, the leader of the Separatist Army. Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker grows close to Palpatine, the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and, secretly, a Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious, their deepening friendship threatens the Jedi Order, the Republic, Anakin's best interest. Lucas began writing the script. Production of Revenge of the Sith started in September 2003, filming took place in Australia with additional locations in Thailand, China and the United Kingdom.
Revenge of the Sith premiered on May 15, 2005, at the Cannes Film Festival released worldwide on May 19, 2005. The film received favorable reviews from critics in contrast to the mixed reviews of the previous two prequels: praise was directed towards its action sequences, mature themes, musical score, visual effects, the performances of McGregor, McDiarmid, Oz, Jimmy Smits. Revenge of the Sith broke several box office records during its opening week and went on to earn over $848 million worldwide, making it, at the time, the third-highest-grossing film in the Star Wars franchise, unadjusted for inflation, it was the highest-grossing film in the U. S. in 2005 and the second-highest grossing film worldwide. The film holds the record for the highest opening day gross on a Thursday, making $50 million. Three years after the beginning of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg Separatist commander, General Grievous, during a space battle over Coruscant.
After infiltrating Grievous's flagship, the Jedi battle Count Dooku, whom Anakin executes at Palpatine's urging. Grievous escapes the battle-torn ship. There, Anakin reunites with Padmé Amidala, who reveals that she is pregnant. While excited, Anakin begins to have prophetic visions of Padmé dying in childbirth. Palpatine appoints Anakin to the Jedi Council as his representative and informant, but the Council declines to grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master, orders him to spy on Palpatine, diminishing Anakin's faith in the Jedi. Palpatine tempts Anakin with his knowledge of the dark side of the Force, including the power to prevent death. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan travels to Utapau, where he kills Grievous, Yoda travels to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to defend it from invasion. Palpatine reveals to Anakin that he is the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and that he knows how to save Padmé. Anakin reports Palpatine's treachery to Mace Windu, who confronts and subdues the Sith Lord, disfiguring his face. However, fearing that he will lose Padmé, Anakin severs Windu's hand, allowing Palpatine to cast him out the window to his death.
Anakin pledges himself to Sidious. As the Supreme Chancellor, Palpatine issues an order that causes the clone troopers to betray and kill their commanding Jedi officers. Vader kills the remaining Jedi in the temple including the child younglings travels to the volcanic planet of Mustafar to slaughter the Separatist leaders. Palpatine declares himself Emperor before the Galactic Senate, transforming the Republic into the Galactic Empire. Having survived the chaos, Obi-Wan and Yoda return to learn of Vader's betrayal. Padmé implores Vader to return to the light side. Vader sees Obi-Wan on Padmé's ship, thinking they have conspired to kill him, angrily chokes Padmé. Obi-Wan engages Vader in a lightsaber duel, after gaining the higher ground, warns his former pupil to stand down; when Vader attacks, Obi-Wan severs his legs and arm, leaving him at the bank of a lava flow burned. On Coruscant, Yoda battles Palpatine. Yoda flees with Bail Organa while Palpatine, sensing that his apprentice is in danger, travels to Mustafar.
Obi-Wan regroups with Yoda on the asteroid Polis Massa, where Padmé gives birth to a boy and girl, whom she names Luke and Leia before dying. On Mustafar, Palpatine finds Vader still alive and brings him to Coruscant, where his mutilated body is treated and covered in a black armored suit. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan and Yoda conceal the twins from the Sith. Yoda exiles himself to the planet Dagobah, while Vader and the Emperor oversee the construction of the Death Star. Bail Organa adopts Leia and takes her to Alderaan, while Obi-Wan delivers Luke to his step-family and Beru Lars, on Tatooine. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi: a Jedi Master and general for the Galactic Republic Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala: a senator of Naboo, secretly Anakin Skywalker's wife Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader: a Jedi Knight and hero of the Clone Wars who turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes the Sith lord Darth Vader Ian McDiarmid as Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious: the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, secretly a Sith Lord, the founder, commander
Avengers: Endgame is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and set for distribution by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the direct sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, a sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin. In the film, the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies work to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War; the film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015, by May, Markus and McFeely signed on to script the film.
In July 2016, Marvel removed the title, referring to it as Untitled Avengers film. Filming began in August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, shooting back-to-back with Infinity War, ended in January 2018. Additional filming took New York; the official title was revealed in December 2018. The film is scheduled for release in the United States on April 26, 2019, in IMAX and 3D. After half of all life in the universe was killed due to the actions of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining Avengers and their allies must reassemble to revert those actions in one last stand. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man: The leader and benefactor of the Avengers, a self-described genius, billionaire and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own making. Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America: A fugitive superhero and leader of a faction of Avengers. A World War II veteran, he was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world.
Although the film was beyond Evans' initial six-film contract with Marvel which would have ended with Avengers: Infinity War, Evans agreed to appear in the film "because it made sense. It's going to wrap everything up." Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk: An Avenger and a genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated. The character concludes a story arc, established in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Chris Hemsworth as Thor: An Avenger and the king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Thor now wields a mystical axe known as Stormbreaker, after the destruction of his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok. Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: A trained spy, a member of Rogers' faction of Avengers, a former agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye / Ronin: A master archer, a former Avenger and agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. Barton visually similar to that of Ronin from the comics.
Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine: A former officer in the U. S. Air Force and Avenger who operates the War Machine armor. Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man: A former petty criminal who acquired a suit that allows him to shrink or grow in scale and increase in strength. Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel: An ex-U. S. Air Force pilot whose DNA was altered during an accident, which imbues her with the powers of superhuman strength, energy projection and flight. Co-screenwriter Christopher Markus stated that Danvers' powers are on a scale that has not existed in the MCU and likened her personality to Rogers', "which is sort of a person who's right and knows they're right and doesn't want to hear it when you tell them they're wrong". Larson filmed her scenes for Endgame before beginning work on her solo film Captain Marvel, released first to introduce the character to audiences. Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were present for the filming of her scenes in Endgame, gave Danvers's characterization in the film their blessing.
Karen Gillan as Nebula: An adopted daughter of Thanos, raised with Gamora as siblings. Danai Gurira as Okoye: A Wakandan traditionalist from the Border Tribe, the head of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's all-female special forces and T'Challa's bodyguards. Benedict Wong as Wong: One of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, tasked with protecting some of Kamar-Taj's most valuable relics and books. Jon Favreau as Harold "Happy" Hogan: The former head of security for Stark Industries and Tony Stark's driver and bodyguard. Bradley Cooper as Rocket: A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, a genetically-engineered raccoon-based bounty hunter and mercenary, is a master of weapons and battle tactics. Sean Gunn was again the stand-in for Rocket during filming, with his acting and expressions serving as motion reference for the character. Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia "Pepper" Potts: Stark's fiancée and the CEO of Stark Industries, who will wear a powered exosuit of armor in the film; this will be Paltrow's final major appearance as Potts in the MCU.
Josh Brolin as Thanos: An intergalactic despot from Titan who collected the six Infinity Stones to inflict his will on all of reality. Co-director Joe Russo said that after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, " succeeded in the thing he has set out to do. He's done, he did it. He's retired." In addition to providing the voice for the character, Brolin performed motion capture on set. Several actors whose characters were killed during or due to the events of Infinity War have been announced to rep
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a 2017 American epic space-opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens, the eighth episode of the main Star Wars film franchise, it was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film's ensemble cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Frank Oz in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro joining the cast, it features the first posthumous film performance by Fisher, who died in December 2016, the film is dedicated to her memory. The plot follows Rey as she receives Jedi training from Luke Skywalker, in hopes of turning the tide for the Resistance in the fight against Kylo Ren and the First Order, while General Leia Organa and Poe Dameron attempt to escape a First Order attack on the dwindling Resistance fleet.
The Last Jedi is part of a new trilogy of films announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It was produced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, with The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams as an executive producer. John Williams, composer for the previous films, returned to compose the score. A number of scenes were filmed at Skellig Michael in Ireland during pre-production in September 2015, but principal photography began at Pinewood Studios in England in February 2016, wrapped in July 2016. Post-production was finished in September 2017; the Last Jedi had its world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017, was released in the United States on December 15, 2017. It grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2017, the seventh-highest-ever grossing film in North America and the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run. It is the second-highest-grossing film of the Star Wars franchise, turned a net profit of over $417 million.
The film received positive reviews, with praise for the ensemble cast, visual effects, musical score, action sequences and emotional weight. The film received four nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects, as well two nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. A sequel, titled The Rise of Skywalker, is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019. Following the destruction of Starkiller Base, General Leia Organa leads the flight of Resistance forces from D'Qar, when a First Order fleet arrives. Poe Dameron leads a costly counterattack that destroys a First Order dreadnought, the remaining Resistance escapes into hyperspace. Rey, having traveled to Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon, attempts to recruit Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Disillusioned by his failure to train Kylo as a Jedi, under self-imposed exile, Luke refuses to help and says that the Jedi should end. Meanwhile, the First Order uses a device to attack the Resistance.
Leia's son Kylo Ren hesitates to fire on the lead Resistance ship after sensing his mother's presence, but his wingmen destroy the bridge, killing most of the Resistance's leaders. Leia survives by using the Force. After R2-D2 plays the hologram of Leia from A New Hope, Luke decides to train Rey as a Jedi. Rey and Kylo begin communicating through the Force, puzzling them both. After Kylo tells Rey what happened between him and Luke that caused him to choose the dark side, Luke confesses that he momentarily contemplated killing Kylo upon sensing that Snoke was corrupting him. Convinced that Kylo can be redeemed, Rey leaves Ahch-To. Luke hesitates. Yoda's Force ghost appears and destroys the library by summoning a bolt of lightning, saying Rey has all she needs to learn, encouraging Luke to learn from his failure. Meanwhile, Poe sends Finn, mechanic Rose Tico, BB-8 to Canto Bight to find someone who can disable the First Order's tracking device, they meet the hacker DJ, escape the city with the help of some stablehand children and riding animals they set free.
Finn and Rose infiltrate Snoke's ship—as Rey arrives—but are betrayed by DJ and delivered to Captain Phasma. Kylo brings Rey to Snoke, who says he facilitated the connection between her and Kylo as part of a plan to destroy Luke. Meanwhile, new Resistance leader Vice Admiral Holdo reveals her plan to evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports. Believing her actions to be cowardly and futile, Poe leads a mutiny. Leia stuns Poe, allowing the evacuation to begin. Holdo remains on the ship to mislead Snoke's fleet. DJ reveals the Resistance's plan to the First Order, the evacuation transports are destroyed. Ordered to kill Rey, Kylo instead kills Snoke and defeats his guards alongside Rey. Rey hopes that Kylo has returned to the light side, but he instead asks her to rule the galaxy with him. Refusing and Kylo each use the Force to try to take Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber, splitting it in two. Holdo sacrifices herself by ramming into Snoke's flagship at lightspeed. Rey escapes in the chaos, while Kylo declares himself Supreme Leader.
BB-8 frees Rose. When the First Order arrives, Poe and Rose attack with old speeders. Rey and Chewbacca draw TIE fighters away in the Falcon, while Rose stops Finn from completing a suicide run against the enemy siege cannon, which subsequently penetrates
The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan, it is the eighth installment in the Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron; the Fate of the Furious follows Dominic Toretto, who has settled down with his wife Letty Ortiz, until cyberterrorist Cipher coerces him into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to find Dom and take down Cipher. The Fate of the Furious marks the first installment in the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift not to feature both Paul Walker, who died on November 30, 2013 in a single-vehicle crash while the filming of Furious 7 was still in progress, Jordana Brewster. Script rewrites to the seventh installment after Walker's death were intended to complete the story arcs for both of their characters.
Plans for an eighth installment were first announced in March 2015 when Diesel appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and announced that the film would be set in New York City. Preparations for the film began after the release of Furious 7, with Diesel and producer Neal H. Moritz re-signing. After setting an initial release date in the same month, casting took place between April and June 2015. In October 2015, Gray was announced to direct the film in the place of James Wan, who had directed the previous installment. Principal photography began in March 2016 in locations such as Mývatn, Atlanta and New York City, continuing the franchise's tradition of filming in exotic locations around the world; the Fate of the Furious premiered in Berlin on April 4, 2017, was theatrically released in the United States on April 14, 2017, playing in 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX internationally. The film received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom praised the action sequences and acting performances but criticized the storyline.
The film grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the thirtieth film to gross over $1 billion, the third-highest-grossing film of 2017 and the sixteenth-highest-grossing film of all time. The film grossed $542 million worldwide during its opening weekend, the second-highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time behind Avengers: Infinity War. A sequel is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020. Dominic "Dom" Toretto and Letty Ortiz are on their honeymoon in Havana when Dom's cousin Fernando gets in trouble owing money to local racer Raldo. Sensing Raldo is a loan shark, Dom challenges Raldo to a race, pitting Fernando's reworked car against Raldo's, wagering his own show car. After narrowly winning the race, Dom allows Raldo to keep his car, earning his respect, instead leaves his cousin with his show car; the next day, Dom is approached by the elusive cyberterrorist Cipher who coerces him into working for her. Shortly afterwards and his team, comprising Letty, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Ramsey, are recruited by Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs to help him retrieve an EMP device from a military outpost in Berlin.
During the getaway, Dom goes rogue, stealing the device for Cipher. Hobbs is locked up in the same high-security prison he helped imprison Deckard Shaw in. After escaping and Hobbs are recruited by intelligence operative Mr. Nobody and his protégé to help the team find Dom and capture Cipher. Deckard reveals that Cipher had hired his brother Owen Shaw to steal the Nightshade device and Mose Jakande to steal God's Eye, Ramsey's software program; the team tracks Dom and Cipher to their location just as the latter two attack the base and steal God's Eye. When Dom questions Cipher's motives, she reveals that she has been holding hostage Dom's ex-lover and DSS agent Elena Neves—as well as their son, of whose existence Dom was unaware. Elena tells Dom that she wanted him to decide the child's first name, having given him the middle name Marcos. In New York City, Cipher sends Dom to retrieve a nuclear football held by the Russian Minister of Defence. Prior to the theft, Dom evades Cipher—with the help of Raldo—and persuades Deckard and Owen's mother, Magdalene Shaw, to help him.
Cipher hacks into the electronics systems of a large number of cars, causing them to drive automatically and taking out the convoy so that Dom can take the football. The team intercepts Dom, but Dom escapes and killing Deckard in the process. Letty catches up to Dom, but is ambushed and nearly killed by Cipher's enforcer, Connor Rhodes, before Dom rescues her. In retaliation, Cipher has Rhodes execute Elena in front of Dom. Dom infiltrates a base in Russia to use the EMP device to disable their security and to disable a nuclear submarine, enabling Cipher to hijack it and attempt to use its arsenal to trigger a nuclear war, they are once again intercepted by the team, who attempt to shut down the sub, drive out toward the gates that would prevent the sub from leaving into open waters. Meanwhile, whose death was faked, teams up with Owen, at Magdalene's behest, infiltrates Cipher's plane to rescue Dom's son. Once Deckard reports that the child is safe, Dom turns on Cipher and kills Rhodes, avenging Elena's death, before rejoining his team.
Outraged, Cipher fires an infrared homing missile at Dom, but he breaks away from his team and maneuvers around it, causing the missile to hit the submarine instead. The team forms a vehicular blockade around
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a 2011 American romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Constituting the first of a two-part adaptation of the novel, the film is the fourth and penultimate instalment in The Twilight Saga film series, was followed by Breaking Dawn: Part 2 in 2012. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, reprised their roles. Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt served as producers of the film, along with the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer, it was released in theaters on November 18, 2011, released to DVD on February 11, 2012 in the United States. Although negatively reviewed by critics, the film was commercially successful, grossing over $712 million worldwide. Bella Swan is preparing for her wedding. During the reception, Jacob Black who had angrily left town upon receiving an invitation to Bella and Edward Cullen's wedding, returns. While dancing with him in the woods, away from everyone else, Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage on their honeymoon while she is still human.
Jake becomes furious. Sam and other pack members restrain Jacob before he phases. After the wedding, the couple spends their honeymoon on Isle Esme, they make love for the first time; the next morning, Edward realizes that Bella has numerous bruises, is upset at himself for hurting her, though Bella insists that she enjoyed the experience. Edward swears not to make love again. Two weeks after the wedding, Bella notices her period is late. Alice and Carlisle call Bella asking, she replied that she is not sure and tells them the news about her pregnancy. Edward, predicts that Bella will not survive the pregnancy, he tells her. She refuses, as she wants to keep her child, convinces Edward's sister, Rosalie, to act as her bodyguard, they fly back home to Washington. Though Bella has only been pregnant for two weeks, the baby grows fast. Jacob rushes over to the Cullens' house. Bella, now pregnant, is pale and underweight. Jacob, says that they should abort it as soon as possible. Bella says; as her pregnancy progresses, the quality of her health declines as she starts drinking human blood to satisfy the baby's vampiric thirst, improves rapidly.
Edward comes to love the baby and manages to read its thoughts, learning that his child loves Bella and Edward's voice. Bella is sharing her baby names with Edward and Jacob, when her backbone breaks and she collapses, they realize that Bella cannot cope with the pregnancy and the baby is suffocating, so they begin to perform a cesarean section on her. Rosalie starts the procedure, as Carlisle is out getting blood, but due to her hunger, the blood on the blade tempts her greatly. Jacob stops her as Edward finishes the procedure. Bella, in agony, goes unconscious. After the surgery, Bella wakes up and sees her newborn daughter, chooses Renesmee as the baby's name, before dying. Jacob and Edward do everything they can to revive her. To save her life, Edward injects Bella's heart with his venom to transform her into a vampire, before biting her neck and legs, their attempts appear to fail. Jacob runs outside of the house to sit and cry. Seth and Leah realize that Bella will not survive and tell the pack.
Distraught, Jacob goes back inside and attempts to kill Renesmee, but when they look into each other's eyes, he sees all the future versions of her and decides not to kill her, imprinting her instead. When the werewolves learn of Bella's "death", they attack the Cullens' house in an attempt to kill the baby, fearing it would become too great of a threat. Edward and Jasper, defend their home with the help of Leah and Seth, are assisted by Carlisle and Emmett. Jacob runs outside to stop the fight and phases into his wolf form. Jacob and Sam shortly communicate with each other telepathically. Edward reads Jacob's mind, announcing that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee, since the wolves' most absolute law is not to harm anyone, imprinted on, they are forced to leave. Bella is dressed. Edward's venom begins to work in her body; when her eyes open, they are colored blood-red. In a post-credits scene and his brothers and Caius, receive a letter from Carlisle announcing that the Cullens have a new member of the family.
Aro informs his brothers that his feud with the Cullens is not yet over, as they have something he wants. Talks for a Breaking Dawn film started after Summit Entertainment approved the second and third adaptations of the franchise, scheduled the two films to be released six months apart. Wyck Godfrey, producer of the previous films in the series, stated in mid-2009 that they had every intention to make the film version of Breaking Dawn, but Stephenie Meyer, author of the series, explained on her website's Breaking Dawn FAQ that if an adaptation were to be created, it would have to be split into two films because "The book is just so long!", saying that she would have made the book shorter if it were possible. She believed it to be impossible to make a film due to Renesmee, writing that an actress could not play her because she is a baby that has complete awareness, "The one thing that I've never seen is a CGI human being who looks real".