Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written, co-produced, directed by Christopher Nolan, co-produced by Emma Thomas. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious; the ensemble cast additionally includes Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine. After the 2002 completion of Insomnia, Nolan presented to Warner Bros. A written 80-page treatment about a horror film envisioning "dream stealers" based on lucid dreaming. Deciding he needed more experience before tackling a production of this magnitude and complexity, Nolan retired the project and instead worked on 2005's Batman Begins, 2006's The Prestige, The Dark Knight in 2008; the treatment was revised over 6 months and was purchased by Warner in February 2009.
Inception was filmed in six countries, beginning in Tokyo on June 19 and ending in Canada on November 22. Its official budget was split between Warner Bros and Legendary. Nolan's reputation and success with The Dark Knight helped secure the film's US$100 million in advertising expenditure. Inception's première was held in London on July 8, 2010. Inception grossed over US$828 million worldwide, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 2010; the home video market had strong results, with US$68 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales. Inception opened to acclaim from critics, who praised its screenplay, visual effects and ensemble cast, it won four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, was nominated for four more: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score. Dominick "Dom" Cobb and Arthur are "extractors", who perform corporate espionage using an experimental military technology to infiltrate the subconscious of their targets and extract valuable information through a shared dream world.
Their latest target, Japanese businessman Saito, reveals that he arranged their mission himself to test Cobb for a impossible job: planting an idea in a person's subconscious, or "inception". To break up the energy conglomerate of ailing competitor Maurice Fischer, Saito wants Cobb to convince Fischer's son and heir, Robert, to dissolve his father's company. In return, Saito promises to use his influence once the job is done to clear Cobb of a still unspecified obstacle preventing him from returning home to his children. Cobb assembles his team: Eames, a conman and identity forger. While dream-sharing with Cobb, Ariadne learns his subconscious houses an invasive projection of his late wife Mal; when the elder Fischer dies in Sydney, Robert Fischer accompanies the body on a ten-hour flight back to Los Angeles, which the team uses as an opportunity to sedate and take Fischer into a shared dream. At each dream level, the person generating the dream stays behind to set up a "kick" that will be used to awaken the other sleeping team members from the deeper dream level.
The first level is Yusuf's dream of a rainy Los Angeles. The team abducts Fischer, but they are attacked by armed projections from Fischer's subconscious, trained to defend him against such intruders; the team takes Fischer and a wounded Saito to a warehouse, where Cobb reveals that while dying in the dream would wake Saito up, the powerful sedatives needed to stabilize the multi-level dream will instead send a dying dreamer into "limbo", a world of infinite subconscious from which escape is difficult, if not impossible, in which a dreamer risks forgetting they are in a dream. Despite these setbacks, the team continues with the mission. Eames impersonates Fischer's godfather, Peter Browning, to suggest Fischer reconsider his father's will. Yusuf drives the van. In the second level, a hotel dreamed by Arthur, Cobb persuades Fischer that he has been kidnapped by Browning and Cobb is his subconscious protector. Cobb persuades him to go down another level to explore Browning's subconscious; the third level is a fortified hospital on a snowy mountain dreamed by Eames.
The team has to infiltrate it and hold off the guards as Saito takes Fischer into the equivalent of his subconscious. Yusuf, under pursuit by Fischer's projections in the first level, deliberately drives off a bridge and initiates his kick too soon; this causes an avalanche in Eames' level and removes the gravity of Arthur's level, forcing him to improvise a new kick synchronized with the van hitting the water. Mal's projection kills Fischer. Cobb and Ariadne enter Limbo to rescue Fischer and Saito, while Eames sets up a kick by rigging the hospital with explosives. Cobb reveals to Ariadne that he and Mal went to Limbo while experimenting with the dream-sharing technology. Sedated for a few hours of real time, they spent fifty years in a dream constructing a world from their shared memories; when Mal refused to retu
Rachel Nichols (actress)
Rachel Emily Nichols is an American actress and model. Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s, transitioned into acting by the early 2000s, her first major role was in the comedy Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, she went on to achieve wider recognition playing Rachel Gibson in the final season of the action television series Alias and for her role in the horror film The Amityville Horror. Nichols obtained her first starring film role in the thriller P2, found mainstream success with the science-fiction action films Star Trek and G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, her other notable films include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Conan the Barbarian, Alex Cross and Inside. Nichols starred in the television series Continuum, played notable roles in the sixth season of Criminal Minds and the fourth seasons of Chicago Fire and The Librarians. Rachel Nichols was born January 8, 1980 in Augusta, Maine, to Jim, a schoolteacher, Alison Nichols.
She attended Cony High School. Nichols said in an interview that she was not the hot chick in high school and her mother would euphemistically refer to her as "a late bloomer", "which meant that I had uncontrollable arms and legs, I had long appendages. I took several years of highly structured dance classes for me to be able to control myself."Upon graduating in 1998, she enrolled at Columbia University in New York City, aiming for a career as a Wall Street analyst. She was invited to work in Paris, she worked on advertising campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, L'Oréal. Nichols studied economics and psychology, as well as drama, graduating from Columbia in 2003 with a double major in math and economics. Nichols said in September 2008 that "the modeling shoes have been hung up." Nichols had done commercial work and had a bit part as a model in the romantic drama film Autumn in New York when her modeling agent helped her get a one-episode role in the fourth season of Sex and the City. She said she had "never done a proper audition before", added that "I had such fun, that day made me want to pursue more seriously."
That year she was cast in her first major film role as Jessica, a dogged student newspaper reporter, in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. Although the film was panned by critics, making it was a learning experience for Nichols, she said, "I was a sponge for the entire time I was in Atlanta and admitted that I had no idea what was going on. I had never done a big film before, I had never been the lead in a film before and any advice anyone wanted to give me, I was more than willing to take." The following year, Nichols played a member of a high school debate team in the independent film Debating Robert Lee and had a two-episode role in the crime drama television series Line of Fire, cancelled after 11 of 13 produced episodes were broadcast. By August 2004, she was cast in supporting roles in the horror films The Amityville Horror and The Woods. In late February 2004, Nichols was cast in a starring role in a then-untitled drama pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company. According to Variety, her character was to be "a DEA agent who goes undercover at a high school".
Todd and Glenn Kessler were developing the series titled The Inside. The pilot they produced did not satisfy studio executives and Tim Minear was brought in to create a new pilot for the series in late September 2004, replacing the Kesslers as executive producer and showrunner; the Inside was supposed to air midseason, but the new pilot itself was reshot and the series was pushed back. The new concept made Nichols' character a rookie FBI agent assigned to the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit; the series premiered in June 2005 and critical reception was mixed. It was not picked up for further episodes. Following The Inside, Nichols found work on the fifth season of the serial action series Alias in 2005, being cast that July. Nichols starred as Rachel Gibson, a computer expert who thought she was working for the CIA when in fact she was working for a dangerous terrorist organization—a situation similar to that of the series' main character Sydney Bristow in the first season. Discovering the truth, Gibson becomes Bristow's protégée.
Of working on Alias, Nichols said that "to say it's the nicest set on the planet is an understatement". Her role involved multiple fight sequences. Nichols worked with Garner's personal trainer, but I didn't know how difficult it was until I started training for just one fight." Nichols was being groomed to replace Garner as the main character due to the latter's pregnancy, written into the storyline. But Alias was canceled in November 2005. "I think everybody knew that the show wouldn't work without Jennifer", Nichols said, "But still, they were grooming me, so it was heartbreaking when it happened."In 2005, Nichols played a brief role in the romantic drama Shopgirl and played a more n
World War Z (film)
World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks; the film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. Pitt's Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights in 2007, Forster was approached to direct. In 2009, Carnahan was hired to rewrite the script. Filming began in July 2011 in Malta, on an estimated $125 million budget, before moving to Glasgow in August 2011 and Budapest in October 2011. Set for a December 2012 release, the production suffered some setbacks. In June 2012, the film's release date was pushed back, the crew returned to Budapest for seven weeks of additional shooting. Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the third act, but did not have time to finish the script, Drew Goddard was hired to rewrite it.
The reshoots took place between September and October 2012. World War Z premiered in London on June 3, 2013, was chosen to open the 35th Moscow International Film Festival; the film premiered in New York, Los Angeles on June 14, 2013, released everywhere on June 21, 2013, in the United States, in 2D and RealD 3D. The film received positive reviews for Brad Pitt's performance and as a realistic revival of the zombie genre, but received certain criticism for the anti-climax and outdated CGI. Regardless, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million against a production budget of $190 million, becoming the highest-grossing zombie film of all time. A sequel was announced shortly after the film's release, but in February 2019 it was cancelled due to budget issues. Former UN employee Gerry Lane, his wife Karin and their two daughters are in heavy Philadelphia traffic when the city is overrun by zombies that are attracted to sound; as chaos spreads, the Lanes escape to Newark, New Jersey and take refuge in an apartment, home to a couple with a young son, Tommy.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Thierry Umutoni, an old friend of Gerry, sends a helicopter that extracts the Lanes and Tommy to a U. S. Navy vessel in the Atlantic where scientists and military personnel are analyzing the worldwide outbreaks. Andrew Fassbach posits that the plague is a virus and that development of a vaccine depends on finding the origin. Gerry agrees to help Fassbach find the outbreak's source after it is made clear that the Lanes will be removed from the cramped ship if he is not of use. Gerry and Fassbach fly to Camp Humphreys, a military base in South Korea, where they are attacked on arrival by zombies. Turning to re-enter the aircraft, Fassbach slips and accidentally shoots himself dead. After being rescued by the base's surviving personnel, led by Captain Speke, Gerry learns that the infection was introduced to the base by its doctor, incinerated by a soldier with a lame leg whom the infected ignored. A former CIA operative imprisoned at the base for selling weapons to North Korea tells Gerry to go to Jerusalem, where he says a safe zone has been maintained by the Israeli Mossad since before the outbreak's official acknowledgement.
As Gerry and his team return to their aircraft, Karin—worried about her husband after he misses their pre-arranged call time—rings his satellite phone, attracting zombies who kill several soldiers, with only Gerry and his pilot escaping. In Jerusalem, Gerry meets Mossad chief Jurgen Warmbrunn, who explains that months earlier, the Mossad had intercepted an Indian military message claiming that Indian troops were fighting the rakshasa, or "dead spirits". Israel had thereupon quarantined Jerusalem. Just as Jurgen shows Gerry that Israel is allowing survivors to take refuge in the city, loud celebratory singing from refugees prompts zombies to scale the walls and attack. Jurgen orders some Israeli soldiers to escort Gerry back to his plane. On the way, Gerry notices zombies ignoring an emaciated boy. Soon after, one of Gerry's escorts, a soldier who identifies herself only as "Segen", is bitten in the hand, which Gerry amputates to stop her turning. Gerry and Segen escape on a commercial airliner.
Gerry contacts Thierry, the airliner is diverted to a World Health Organization facility outside Cardiff, Wales. When a stowaway zombie attacks on approach to Cardiff airport, Gerry uses a grenade to blow the infected out of the aircraft, which causes the plane to crash. Gerry is injured, they proceed to the WHO facility. He awakens three days and explains to the remaining WHO staff his theory, based on the people he has seen the zombies ignore: the infected do not bite the injured or terminally ill since they would be unsuitable hosts for viral reproduction, he suggests that they test this by deliberately infecting somebody with a pathogen from the facility, but the pathogens are stored in a wing overrun by zombies. Gerry and the lead WHO doctor go to get a pathogen; as they fight their way through, they are separated. A zombie blocks the door to the vault, prompting Gerry to inject himself with an unknown pathogen and open the vault, thereby testing his theory; the zombie ignores him. Everybody rejoices at Gerry's success.
Gerry and his family are reunited in a safe zone at Nova Scotia. A "vaccine", derived from deadly pathogens, is developed and issued to survivors battling the infecte
District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action mockumentary film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States, South Africa; the film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, was adapted from Blomkamp's 2006 short film Alive in Joburg. The film is presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, video from surveillance cameras; the story, which explores themes of humanity and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa. When a population of sick and malnourished insect-like aliens are found aboard the ship, the South African government confines them to an internment camp called District 9. Years during the government's relocation of the aliens to another camp, one of the confined aliens named Christopher Johnson tries to escape with his son and return home, crossing paths with a bureaucrat named Wikus van der Merwe.
The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events in Cape Town's District Six, during the apartheid era. A viral marketing campaign for the film began in 2008 at San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer debuted in July 2009. District 9 was released by TriStar Pictures on 14 August 2009, in North America and became a financial success, earning over $210 million at the box office, it received acclaim from critics, who praised the film's direction, performances and story, with some calling it one of the best science fiction films of the 2000s, garnered numerous awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing. In 1982, a giant extraterrestrial spaceship arrives and hovers over the South African city of Johannesburg. An investigation team finds over a million malnourished aliens inside, the South African government relocates them into a camp called District 9. However, over the years it turns into a slum, locals complain that the aliens are filthy, ignorant lawbreakers who bleed resources from Johannesburg.
In 2010, following unrest between the aliens and locals, the government hires Multinational United, a huge weapons manufacturer, to relocate the aliens to a new camp outside the city. Piet Smit, an MNU executive, appoints Wikus van de Merwe, to lead the relocation. Three aliens, his son and his friend Paul, search a District 9 garbage dump for an alien fuel, which after twenty years Christopher has synthesized enough of to enact his plan, but when Wikus comes to the friend's shack to serve him notice, Wikus confiscates the liquid, accidentally spraying some in his face. Christopher's friend Paul is executed by a cruel MNU mercenary. Wikus begins mutating into an alien, he is taken to the brutal MNU lab, where researchers discover that his chimeric DNA grants him the ability to operate alien weaponry. Wanting to capture this human/alien hybridity before Wikus transforms, Piet Smit orders that Wikus's body be harvested for its profitable properties. Wikus, however and while Venter's forces hunt for him, a smear story is broadcast, one that reaches his wife, claiming that Wikus is a wanted fugitive who has contracted a contagious STD from sex with aliens.
Wikus refuges in District 9, finding his small, command module ship. Christopher tells him that with the fluid Wikus took to the MNU lab, he can fly the module to the mothership, where he can cure Wikus. For an assault on MNU headquarters, Wikus attempts to buy weapons from the District 9 Nigerian arms dealer Obesandjo, but Obesandjo wants to gain alien abilities. Wikus, uses an alien weapon to escape, he and Christopher fight their way into the MNU lab and retrieve the fuel. However, after seeing the barbarous experiments MNU has performed on his people in the lab, Christopher informs Wikus that he must return home as fast as possible for help and cannot undo Wikus’s mutation until he returns in three years. Enraged, Wikus knocks Christopher down and attempts to fly the module to the mothership, but it is shot down by Venter's forces, they capture Wikus and Christopher. Christopher's son remained hidden in the module, he remotely activates the mothership and a large, mechanized battle suit in Obesandjo's base.
The suit guns down the Nigerians, Wikus enters the suit and rescues Christopher from the mercenaries. Wikus stays behind to fend off the mercenaries. Venter is about to execute Wikus when aliens tear Venter apart. Christopher makes it into the module, where he and his son are lifted into the mothership, which leaves Earth. MNU's experiments are exposed, the aliens are moved to the new camp, Tania finds a metal flower on her doorstep, giving her hope that Wikus is alive. Now a mutated alien, Wikus crafts another flower in a junkyard. Sharlto Copley as Wikus van de Merwe, a mild-mannered, awkward bureaucrat at the MNU Department of Alien Affairs, who becomes infected with an alien fluid turning him into one of the "prawns"; this was the first time acting professionally in a feature film for Copley, a friend of director Blomkamp's. Jason Cope as Christopher Johnson, a District 9 prawn who assists Wikus in fighting MNU. Cope performed the role of Grey Bradnam, the UKNR Chief Correspondent and all the speaking aliens, as well as for the cameraman Trent David James as Colonel Koobus Venter, an aggressive and xenophobic PMC mercenary-soldier sent
Mýa Marie Harrison is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born into a musical family, she signed with Interscope Records in 1998 and released her eponymous debut album the same year; the album was a critical and commercial success and produced her first top ten single "It's All About Me." Subsequent singles, "Ghetto Supastar" and "Take Me There" attained chart success worldwide, with the former garnering her first Grammy nomination. Fear of Flying, her sophomore album, was released in 2000 and became a worldwide success, boosted by the success of its singles "Case of the Ex" and "Free." In 2002, Harrison won a Grammy Award in the category for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her rendition of Labelle's 1975 hit "Lady Marmalade" alongside with Pink, Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim. Harrison released her third studio album, Moodring, in 2003; the album produced the single "My Love Is Like... Wo" and was certified gold by the RIAA. Following a label change and a delay in her fourth studio album, Harrison went independent and recorded two exclusive albums for the Japanese music market, Sugar & Spice and K.
I. S. S.. In between recording those two albums, she launched her own independent record label Planet 9 and competed in Dancing with the Stars – season nine. Now independent, Harrison continues to release music. Beginning in 2014, she released a trio of R&B-rooted EPs, With Love, Sweet XVI, Love Elevation Suite. In 2016, Harrison released her seventh album, the Grammy nominated Smoove Jones; the follow-up, TKO arrived in April 2018 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of her debut album. Aside from a music career, Harrison branched out into acting, she continued to score supporting roles in films such as Chicago, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance?, Cursed. She has endorsed several brands such as Coca-Cola, Iceberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Motorola. Harrison's contribution to music has earned her many accolades in the fields of pop and R&B music categories. In 2009, Billboard listed Mýa as one of their Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s; as of October 2009, she has sold over 3.2 million albums in the U.
S. and 7 million albums worldwide. Mýa Harrison, a native of Washington, D. C. is one of three children. Her father Sherman was a singer, she grew up in suburban Washington D. C. in Maryland with her two younger brothers Chaz and Nijel. As a child, she imitated Michael Jackson in her mother's high-heeled boots, using a spoon as a make-believe microphone. Mýa took violin lessons throughout her childhood. Mýa tap when she was four. Although she lost interest for several years, her interest waned at about age 10, but at age 12, it was rekindled, her tap-dancing skills led to an opportunity to study with one of the best-known tap dancers in the country, Savion Glover of the Dance Theater of Harlem, when he came to Washington DC for a workshop. Glover chose Mýa for a solo spot in a dance performance at the Kennedy CenterDuring her childhood, Mýa sometimes had to endure insensitive comments about her ethnic background, but her accomplishments as a dancer helped her make the transition into adolescence and deal with its peer pressure.
As she explained in an appearance on Canada's Much Music television show in January 2001: There was a time in my life when I wasn't popular and accepted by kids in school. I was made fun of with braces and kinky hair, being from a multicultural family, etcetera... And it hurts when you're that age, but when you get something of your own or you get involved in activities like a sport, you begin to be accepted for what you do, your personality and who you are, instead of your clothes and how you look and the name designer brands you have on; as a popular performer, Mya would draw from her experiences to speak to girls' groups as part of the Secret of Self-Esteem program for adolescents, addressing issues such as body image, peer pressure, gender stereotypes. Learning steps from music videos landed her a stint from 1996 until 1998 as a hip-hop dancer for BET's "Teen Summit", she began teaching a children's hip-hop and jazz dance class in Camp Springs. By age 15, Mýa's musical side took over and her professional-musician father helped her perfect her vocal abilities.
When he realized that his daughter was serious about a career in music, Mýa's father began shopping around with her demo tape catching the interest of University Music president and CEO Haqq Islam. After graduating from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland at 16, Mýa took a few classes at the University of Maryland, College Park, but the teenager's primary focus was on the recording studio. After signing with Interscope, Mýa spent the next two years recording and completing her debut studio album; the album featured production and collaborations from noteworthy hit-makers such as Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Dru Hill, Darryl Pearson and Silkk Tha Shocker and spawned three successful singles. Her debut single, "It's All About Me" featuring fellow R&B singer Sisqó, was released on February 14, 1998, it peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart respectively. The single received a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America on June 4, 1998.
Her eponymous debut album was released April 21, 1998 in the United States and reached No. 29 on the Billboard 200
Hide and Seek (2005 film)
Hide and Seek is a 2005 American psychological horror-thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It was directed by John Polson; the film opened in the United States on January 28, 2005, grossed $122 million worldwide. Rotten Tomatoes cited praise for De Niro and Fanning for their performances, though its consensus called the film "derivative and somewhat silly". Fanning received an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance in 2005. Following his discovery of the body of his wife in a bathtub after her apparent suicide, Dr. David Callaway, a psychologist working in New York City, decides to move with his 9-year-old daughter Emily to Upstate New York. There, Emily makes an imaginary friend she calls "Charlie", her friendship with Charlie begins to disturb David when he discovers their cat dead in the bathtub, Emily claims, was a victim of "Charlie". Meanwhile, David has nightmares of the New Year's Eve party that occurred the night before his wife died; when a family friend, Dr. Katherine Carson, comes to visit David and Emily, Emily reveals that she and Charlie have a mutual desire to upset her father.
Soon, they meet Stephen who are their neighbors. David is wary of their unusual interest in Emily, he discovers that the reason for this is that the couple had a daughter who died from cancer and looked like Emily. When David visits Laura, she nervously and ambiguously implies that her husband has begun abusing her in response to their child's death and physically. David meets Elizabeth Young, a local woman, her niece, the same age as Emily. Hoping to cultivate a new, healthy friendship for Emily, David sets up a play date for her. Amy is anxious to become friends but the play date is spoiled when Emily cuts up Amy's doll's face. After Amy runs out of the house, Emily tells David. Despite the unsuccessful play date and Elizabeth hit it off. David invites her over to dinner one night, where Emily acts hostile towards her; some time Elizabeth visits the house, hoping to make peace with Emily. When Emily tells her that she is playing hide-and-seek with Charlie, Elizabeth indulges her by pretending to look for Charlie.
When she opens the closet, someone bursts out and pushes Elizabeth out a second-story window to her death. After the police discover her car crashed near David's house, David asks Emily. Emily claims Charlie caused her death by pushing her out the window and forced Emily to help him move the body, she tells David the location of her body. Terrified, David discovers Elizabeth's body in the bathroom in a bathtub full of blood. David asks Emily where Charlie is, Emily tells him that Charlie has "just left". David, armed with a knife, goes outside, where he meets the neighbor who has become friends with Emily. David begins to act aggressively. Becoming suspicious that David has killed his own daughter, the neighbor asks to see Emily, but David cuts the neighbor with his knife; the neighbor calls the police. Back in the house, David finds that, although he has been in his study many times, the boxes were never unpacked after the move. With this, David realizes that he has dissociative identity disorder and that Charlie is not imaginary at all, but that in fact "Charlie" is David himself.
Whenever "Charlie" would emerge, David was in his study. Charlie was in control. David realizes that under his Charlie personality, he killed his wife and made it appear to be a suicide, he fully recalls the events of the New Year's Eve party the night before his wife's death. After the countdown to midnight, David noticed his wife slip away, he caught her in a stairwell making out with another guest. "Charlie" was created as a way for David's rage to murder his wife, something that the docile David himself was too decent to do. Emily knew the entire time about her father's split personality, but did not tell him because she was unsure which personality murdered her mother, suspecting David until "Charlie" killed Elizabeth. Once Charlie's identity and horrible deeds are realized to David, he becomes consumed by Charlie, leading him to murder the local sheriff, who arrives to investigate the previous altercation. Emily calls Katherine for help. Katherine arrives and is pushed down the basement stairs by'Charlie'.
Charlie/David, determined to play a hideous game of hide-and-seek with Emily once again, starts counting. Emily hides, she manages to lock herself in her room. As Charlie tries to break in, she climbs out from the window and runs into the cave where she met Charlie. Meanwhile, Katherine takes the gun from the dead sheriff, breaks out of the basement, finds Charlie looking for Emily in the cave. Charlie pretends to be attacks Katherine when she lowers her guard. Katherine begs for David to fight his murderous other personality. Charlie tells Katherine. Emily emerges from her hiding place, her distraction allows Katherine to shoot Charlie. Sometime Emily is preparing for school in her new life with Katherine, but Emily's drawing of herself with two heads suggests that she might have dissociative identity disorder. This film has a total of five different endings, The US theatrical version had the following ending: Prepari
Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page is a Canadian actress and producer. Her career began with roles in Canadian television shows including Pit Pony, Trailer Park Boys, ReGenesis. Page starred in the 2005 drama Hard Candy, for which she won the Austin Film Critics Association's Award for Best Actress, her breakthrough role was the title character in Jason Reitman's comedy film Juno, for which she received nominations for Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, won awards including the Independent Spirit Award, MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award for Best Actress Comedy. Page portrayed Kitty Pryde in the X-Men series of films, she appeared in the crime-drama film An American Crime. She provided the voice acting, motion capture, likeness for the character Jodie Holmes in the video game Beyond: Two Souls. In 2017, she was cast as Vanya for the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. Page was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Martha Philpotts, a teacher, Dennis Page, a graphic designer.
She attended the Halifax Grammar School until grade 10, spent some time at Queen Elizabeth High School, graduated from the Shambhala School in 2005. She spent two years in Toronto, studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy, along with close friend and fellow Canadian actor Mark Rendall. Growing up, Page enjoyed climbing trees. Page first acted in front of the camera in 1997 at age ten in the CBC television movie Pit Pony, which spun off into a television series; this led to more roles in several small Canadian films and in television series, notably playing Treena Lahey in season two of Trailer Park Boys. At 16, she was cast in Mouth to an independent film shot in Europe. Page starred in the 2005 movie Hard Candy as a young girl who takes a pedophile hostage, won praise for "one of the most complex and haunting performances of the year."Page appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past as Kitty Pryde, a girl who can walk through walls. In the previous X-Men movies, the part had been used in brief cameos played by other actresses, but never as a main character.
Page was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer for the role. Page portrayed the title character in the 2007 film Juno. Film critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times described her as "frighteningly talented" and Roger Ebert said, "Has there been a better performance this year than Ellen Page's creation of Juno? I do not think so." Page was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, but lost to Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose. The role, did win her more than 20 awards, including a Canadian Comedy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, a Satellite Award besides the likes of numerous Critics awards including Detroit Film Critics Society, Austin Film Critics Association and Florida Film Critics Circle. Page co-starred in Smart People, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Shot before Juno, but released afterwards, the film saw her playing overachieving daughter to Dennis Quaid's college professor. Page's other film credits include An American Crime, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007, she was attached to play the title character in an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and had planned to work on an as-yet unmade film entitled Jack and Diane opposite Olivia Thirlby, with whom she co-starred in Juno, but it was announced in August 2009 that her role in Jack and Diane would be played by the actress Alison Pill. Before his death in January 2008, Heath Ledger had discussed with Page the idea of starring in his directorial debut, The Queen's Gambit. In 2008, she was ranked #86 on FHM's Sexiest Women in the World list, placed at #93 for 2009. In June 2008, Page was listed in Entertainment Weekly's future A-List stars list. Page hosted Saturday Night Live on March 1, 2008. On May 3, 2009, she guest starred in the episode "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh" of the animated series The Simpsons as a character named Alaska Nebraska, a parody of Hannah Montana, she starred in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, alongside Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig.
The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and had its wide release on October 2, 2009. She featured in Michael Lander's film Peacock, opposite Cillian Murphy, Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas, released in 2010 despite an original release date of 2009. In August 2009, Page began shooting the big-budget Christopher Nolan thriller Inception, alongside co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ken Watanabe; the film was released on July 16, 2010. She has starred in the film Super, was announced to be playing Stacie Andree in a film about Laurel Hester released in 2015 as Freeheld; as of 2010, she serves as a spokesperson for Cisco Systems in a series of advertisements, appearing in three commercials set in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. On May 26, 2010, it was reported in a column on Deadline Hollywood and by Entertainment Weekly that Page would star in the HBO series Tilda alongside Diane Keaton, cast in the lead role. Tilda is based on the life of Nikki Finke, the founder of the influential Hollywood blog, DeadlineHollywood.com.
Tilda was dropped by HBO