Cooties is a 2014 American horror comedy film directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay written by Ian Brennan and Leigh Whannell. The film stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad and Jorge Garcia as a group of elementary school employees who fight to survive an outbreak among students that turn them aggressive and cannibalistic; the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014, before being released on September 18, 2015, in a limited release and through video on demand by Lionsgate Premiere. In Fort Chicken, Illinois, a batch of poorly-prepared chicken nuggets containing a mutant virus arrives at Fort Chicken Elementary with fourth-grade student Shelly consuming one of the tainted black-dotted chicken nuggets. At that time, an aspiring horror writer named Clint Hadson substitutes at Fort Chicken Elementary, where he is reunited with his former high school crush Lucy McCormick, whom he learned is dating the physical education teacher Wade Johnson.
During Clint's class, a boy named Patriot is attacked by a blister-ridden and feral Shelly after he inadvertently pulls a pigtail out of her scalp, with Clint being scratched by her before she runs. After Patriot is taken to the nurse's office, Patriot's friend Dink confronts Shelly while she attempts to dig her way out of the school. Shelly ends up infecting Dink, who spreads it throughout the playground by scratching the majority of the children before they proceed to kill several staff members including Mr. Peterson, Vice Principal Sims and Sherriff Dave. Clint, Lucy and the other surviving staff members, consisting of Doug, Tracy Lacey, Rebekkah Halverson, are forced to flee the faculty lounge when attacked by Patriot. After escaping to the library and joined by uninfected student Calvin, the staff barricades themselves in the music room. Wade notices Clint has been scratched by Shelly and quarantines him, Doug deducing that Clint is only experiencing symptoms of stomach flu as the virus does not affect adults like it does children.
The staff plans to head to the roof at the end of the school day to call out to the arriving parents for help, only to watch the first arriving parent to be killed by her child, before they are forced back into the school. As Wade is forced to kill Dink when he followed them into the auditorium, the group is joined by a teenager named Tamra, whom they found was scratched by one of the infected kids. Doug concludes from his autopsy of Dink's that the infected children are brain dead and that the virus only affects preadolescent children; as Patriot takes out the power, the group sees that Calvin starts passing out from diabetic shock as they escape with the school janitor Hitachi and take refuge with him. The group sends Clint through the ventilation system to get a chocolate bar for Calvin, along with Wade's truck keys and their cellphones. Lucy joins Clint and they manage to secure a chocolate bar to bring Calvin out of diabetic shock. Clint and Lucy are separated from the group and get trapped in the library, where they confess their feelings for each other and kiss.
Shortly after, Wade apologizes to Lucy for his behavior over a walkie-talkie. Clint knocks out several children with pills and he and Lucy reconvene with Wade and the others as they made themselves improvised weapons; the staff fight their way through the hallway and the parking lot, with Hitachi being overwhelmed by the infected children inside the school, while Wade stays behind to ensure the others get away. Patriot, having hidden in Wade's truck bed, ends up being crushed against a tree; the group continues to the nearby town of Danville before Wade's truck runs out of gas, finding the town overrun while learning the viral infection has spread across the country. Several children ambush them, they barricade themselves inside a children's entertainment building were they retrieve a contaminated chicken nugget for Doug to study in hope of developing a vaccine. They're cornered in a playroom by Shelly and the infected children. Wade and Hitachi help the group escape the room. Wade uses a massive beach ball to barricade the children inside while spraying them with a water gun filled with gasoline, lighting the gasoline trail to burn the building down.
They manage to escape, driving out of the town to "someplace kids don't wanna go" as Shelly burns to death in pursuit. In a post-credits scene, Hitachi is seen at the school, sitting in a chair and having a snack, finishes telling a story he was telling the teachers earlier; the film was produced by Elijah Wood's production company SpectreVision and Tove Christensen's company Glacier Films. Executive Producers include Leigh Whannell, Seth William Meier and Ian C. Brennan; the filming began on July 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Elijah Wood and Glacier Films produced the film. In September 2014, it was announced that they had filmed a new ending for the film, paid for by Lionsgate; the new ending debuted at the Stanley Film Festival. The film was scored by Kreng, was released on September 18, 2015, by Milan Records, in digital download and physical CD formats; the film premiered on January 18, 2014, at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it was selected to be featured in the "Park City at Midnight" program.
The original planned release date in the United States was October 10, 2014. The film had its premiere opening night at the Stanley Film Festival on April 30, 2015; the film went onto screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 17, 2015. The film had its Los Angeles premiere on September 2015, at SpectreFest, it has been selected to screen at the Sitges Film Festival on October 10, 2015. The film was rel
Alone in the Dark (2005 film)
Alone in the Dark is a 2005 German-Canadian-American action horror film loosely based on the fourth installment of Infogrames' video game series of the same name. Directed by Uwe Boll, the film stars Christian Slater as supernatural detective Edward Carnby, features a cast of Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner, Matthew Walker, Will Sanderson, Mike Dopud, Mark Acheson, Darren Shahlavi, Karin Konoval and Ed Anders. Many have considered this to be one of the worst films made. Despite this, a sequel was released in 2008. Edward Carnby is a supernatural detective who specializes in the occult and other paranormal subjects, he was the subject of strange experiments when he was a child, leaving him with heightened abilities as well as a "sixth sense" that allows him to sense the paranormal. Throughout the film, we learn that Carnby used to work for Bureau 713, a secret government organization that seeks to protect the world from paranormal dangers. In his spare time, Carnby investigates the disappearance of the Abkani, an ancient Mayan-like civilization that worshipped demonic creatures from another dimension.
Central to the plot are several artifacts un-earthed in 1967 and now on display at the city's Museum of Natural History, at which Carnby's girlfriend Aline is the assistant curator. Carnby soon finds himself investigating the scientist who conducted experiments on him as a child, while working with Aline and former protégé Commander Richard Burke, his replacement at Bureau 713, to stop an invasion of the Alien-like demonic creatures who are pouring through a portal opened by the Abkani artifacts. Christian Slater as Edward Carnby: Raised at an orphanage under Sister Clara, Carnby lost his memory when he was ten years old. At twenty, he was recruited by Bureau 713, his current assignment is investigating his past along with researching the disappearance of the Abkani. Due to the experiments conducted on him as a child, he has the ability to sense paranormal activity and has increased strength and speed, which allow him to perform acrobatic moves that a normal human could not do. Dustyn Arthurs as Young Edward Tara Reid as Aline Cedrac, an archaeologist and museum curator.
Stephen Dorff as Commander Richard Burke, the Commander of Bureau 713 worked under Carnby's direction. Frank C. Turner as Agent Fischer, the head of the medical unit of Bureau 713. Matthew Walker as Professor Lionel Hudgens Will Sanderson as Agent Miles Mike Dopud as Agent Turner. In the'80s, she was persuaded by Hudgens to allow experiments on the orphans, she is inwardly guilty for her immoral actions. Ed Anders as James Pinkerton, a former Agent of Bureau 713 who went missing in action in the 1980s, he and Hudgens were in charge of the investigation of the disappearance of gold-miners at Brutan Goldmine. Pinkerton became an experiment for Hudgens, his abilities included increased awareness, strength and willpower. Brendan Fletcher as Cab driver Blair Erickson came up with the first drafts of the script for Alone in the Dark. According to Erickson, Uwe Boll changed the script to be more action packed than a thriller. Erickson stated his disgust at the treatment and spoke negatively of his working relationship with Boll on Somethingawful.com.
The original script took the Alone In the Dark premise and depicted it as if it were based on a true story of a private investigator in the northeastern U. S. whose missing persons cases begin to uncover a disturbing paranormal secret. It was told through the eyes of a writer following Edward Carnby and his co-worker for a novel, depicted them as real-life blue-collar folks who never expected to find hideous beings waiting for them in the dark. We tried to stick close to the H. P. Lovecraft style and the low-tech nature of the original game, always keeping the horror in the shadows so you never saw what was coming for them. Thankfully Dr. Boll was able to hire his loyal team of hacks to crank out something much better than our crappy story and add in all sorts of terrifying horror movie essentials like opening gateways to alternate dimensions, bimbo blonde archaeologists, sex scenes, mad scientists, slimy dog monsters, special army forces designed to battle slimy CG dog monsters, Tara Reid, "Matrix" slow-motion gun battles, car chases.
Oh yeah, a ten-minute opening back story scroll read aloud to the illiterate audience, the only people able to miss all the negative reviews. I mean hell, Boll knows; the film was released on VHS and DVD on May 10, 2005. An unrated director's cut was released in Germany and Australia and was #1 on the German DVD market for three weeks, it was released on DVD in North America on 25 September 2007. In the newest version of the film, the sex scene between Carnby and Aline has been removed; the film version of Alone in the Dark was to be released with Alone in the Dark 5, the fifth title in the series. This appears to be one of the causes for the public backlash from gamers on how the film version of Alone in the Dark appeared to deviate from the Alone in the Dark game franchise save for the fact that the film was in some ways a sequel to Alone in the Dark: The N
Alfie (2004 film)
Alfie is a 2004 British-American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the 1966 British film of the same name and its 1975 sequel, starring Jude Law as the title character, the son of the character played by Michael Caine and Alan Price. The film was written and produced by Charles Shyer. Alfie Elkins is a Cockney limo driver and sex addict, who beds beautiful women on one-night stands. In addition to these, he maintains a casual relationship with a single mother named Julie that he refers to as his "semi-regular-quasi-sort-of-girlfriend thing", the unhappily married Dorie. At the first inkling that Dorie wants something more than casual sex, he decides to stop contacting her. Alfie wants to go into business with his coworker and best friend, but Marlon is preoccupied with trying to win back his ex-girlfriend, Lonette. Marlon asks Alfie to put in a good word with Lonette. Alfie meets with her at a bar to persuade her to get back together with Marlon - after both becoming intoxicated, they end up having sex on a pool table.
Alfie meets with Marlon the next day, terrified that he knows about their indiscretion, but is relieved when Marlon says he and Lonette got back together and surprised when Marlon informs him that he asked Lonette to marry him. Alfie goes to Julie's place for another booty call, but she throws him out after confronting him about his affair with Dorie, which she learned about after finding her panties in her rubbish bin, which Alfie had discarded there earlier after discovering them in his pocket. Attempting to reconcile by attending her son's birthday, bringing a teddy bear as a gift, Alfie discovers that his actions have led to Julie reconciling with her estranged husband. Alfie discovers Lonette is pregnant with his child, they visit a clinic and arrange for her to have an abortion. Soon afterward and Lonette unexpectedly move upstate, without saying goodbye to Alfie. Following repeated failures to achieve an erection with various women, he visits a doctor who tells him he is healthy, that his impotence is due to stress.
However, the doctor locates a lump on Alfie's penis that may be cancerous. Alfie has a test run at the clinic and spends a few anxious days awaiting the results. During one of his trips to the hospital, Alfie meets a widower named Joe in the clinic bathroom. Joe imparts some life advice to the depressed Alfie: "Find somebody to love, live every day like it's your last". Soon afterward, Alfie finds out. Believing he's been given a second chance, Alfie decides to "aim higher" in his love life. To that end, he picks up a beautiful but unstable young woman named Nikki, they embark on a passionate, turbulent relationship, they move in together, but Alfie finds it hard to put up with her mood swings after she goes off her medication. He begins to distance himself from Nikki and sets his sights on an older woman, Liz, a sultry cosmetics mogul, who had inspired him to "aim higher" in the first place. Alfie becomes infatuated with her, but she wants to keep their relationship sexual. Alfie ends his relationship with Nikki.
Alfie runs into Julie in a coffee shop, realizes that he has genuine feelings for her. A trip upstate to visit Marlon and his now-wife, who reveals that she never went through with the abortion. Alfie learns that Marlon knows that Alfie is the child's father, but nonetheless decided to stay. Upon seeing Marlon with hurt in his eyes, Alfie leaves and calls Joe, who tells him that he needs to get his life together. Alfie is crushed to discover that she has a new man in her life. Alfie demands to know. Alfie has a chance meeting with Dorie late one night, he tries to get back into her life. He apologises to her for not calling her and admits that he has trouble expressing his feelings, running from relationships when they become too serious. Dorie wishes Alfie "good luck" with his life; the film ends with Alfie talking to the audience about genuinely changing his ways. A black and white photograph of Michael Caine representing Alfie Elkins Sr. appears during the film's credits. The film was shot throughout England locations doubling for New York City, along with on-set shooting in Manhattan.
Liverpool, England Manchester, England Port of Tilbury, England Park Avenue, New York City Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City The music score was composed by Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart and John Powell, featuring 13 original songs and a remake of the original 1966 title song. Further songs are by The Isley Brothers. For the song "Old Habits Die Hard", Jagger and Stewart won the BFCA Award, the Golden Globe, a Sierra Award and the World Soundtrack Award. Alfie grossed $13,399,812 domestically and $21,750,734 overseas for a worldwide total of $35,150,546 on a $60 million budget; the film grossed $2,206,738 on the first day. That weekend, the film was #5 in the box office with $6,218,335 behind The Incredibles' opening weekend, Ray's second, The Grudge's third, Saw's second; when compared to its $60 million budget, Alfie was a box office bomb. The film received mixed reviews. Based on 150 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 49% of critics gave Alfie a positive review, with an average rating of 5.6/10.
Most critics were impressed with Jude Law's performance in the shadow
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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Flags of Our Fathers (film)
Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American war film directed, co-produced, scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the 2000 book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima, the five Marines and one Navy corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, the aftereffects of that event on their lives; until June 23, 2016, Bradley's father John Bradley, Navy corpsman, was misidentified as being one of the figures who raised the second flag, incorrectly depicted on the memorial as the third bronze statue from the base of the flagstaff with the 32-foot bronze statues of the other five flag-raisers on the monument. The film is taken from the American viewpoint of the Battle of Iwo Jima, while its companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima, which Eastwood directed, is from the Japanese viewpoint of the battle. Letters from Iwo Jima was released in Japan on December 9, 2006, in the United States on December 20, 2006, two months after the release of Flags of Our Fathers on October 20, 2006.
As three US servicemen – Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, Navy Corpsman John "Doc" Bradley – are feted as heroes in a war bond drive, they reflect on their experiences via flashback. After training at Camp Tarawa in Hawaii, the 28th Marine Regiment 5th Marine Division sails to invade Iwo Jima; the Navy bombards suspected Japanese positions for three days. Sergeant Mike Strank is put in charge of Second Platoon; the next day, February 19, 1945, the Marines land in Higgins boats and LVTs. The beaches are silent and Private First Class Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski wonders if the defenders are all dead before Japanese heavy artillery and machine guns open fire on the advancing Marines and the Navy ships. Casualties are heavy. Two days the Marines attack Mount Suribachi under a rain of Japanese artillery and machine gun fire, as the Navy bombards the mountain. Doc saves the lives of several Marines under fire, which earns him the Navy Cross; the mountain is secured. On February 23, the platoon under command of Sergeant Hank Hansen reaches the top of Mount Suribachi and hoists the United States flag to cheers from the beaches and the ships.
Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, who witnesses the flag raising as he lands on the beach, requests the flag for himself. Colonel Chandler Johnson decides. Rene is sent up with Second Platoon to replace the first flag with a second one for Forrestal to take. Mike, Ira and two other Marines are photographed by Joe Rosenthal as they raise the second flag. On March 1, the Second Platoon is ambushed from a Japanese machine gun nest. During the fight over the nest, Mike is hit by a U. S. Navy dies from his wounds; that day, Hank is shot in the chest and dies, Harlon is killed by machine gun fire. Two nights while Doc is helping a wounded Marine, Iggy is abducted by Japanese troops and dragged into a tunnel. Doc finds his viciously mangled body a few days later. On March 21, Franklin dies in Ira's arms. Of the eight men in the squad, only three are left: Doc and Rene. A few days after Franklin's death, Doc is wounded by artillery fire while trying to save a fellow corpsman, he is sent back home. On March 26, the battle ends and the U.
S. Marines are victorious. After the battle, the press gets hold of Rosenthal's photograph, it becomes famous. Rene is asked to name the six men in the photo. Rene names Ira as the sixth man after Ira threatens to kill him for doing so. Doc and Rene are sent home as part of the seventh bond tour; when they arrive to a hero's welcome in Washington, DC, Doc notices that Hank's mother is on the list of mothers of the dead flag raisers. Ira angrily denounces the bond drive as a farce; the men are reprimanded by Bud Gerber of the Treasury Department, who tells them that the country cannot afford the war and if the bond drive fails, the U. S. will abandon the Pacific and their sacrifices will be for nothing. The three agree not to tell anyone; as the three are sent around the country to raise money and make speeches, Ira is guilt-ridden, faces discrimination as a Native American, descends into alcoholism. After he throws up one night in front of General Alexander Vandegrift, commandant of the Marine Corps, he is sent back to his unit and the bond drive continues without him.
After the war, the three survivors return to their homes. Ira still is never able to escape his unwanted fame. One day after being released from jail, he hitchhikes over 1,300 miles to Texas to see Harlon Block's family, he tells Harlon's father. In 1954, the USMC War Memorial is dedicated and the three flag raisers see each other one last time. In 1955, Ira dies of exposure after a night of drinking; that same year, Doc drives to the town where Iggy's mother lives to tell her how Iggy died, though it is implied that he does not tell her the truth. Rene attempts a business career, but finds that the opportunities and offers he received during the bond drive are rescinded, he spends the rest of his life as a janitor. Doc, by contrast, is successful, buying a funeral home. In 1994, on his deathbed, he tells his story to his son, in a final flashback to 1945, the men swim in the ocean after raising the flags; the film rights to the book were purchased by DreamWorks in June 2000. Producer Steven Spielberg
Fantastic Four (2015 film)
Fantastic Four is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the third and final theatrical Fantastic Four film to be produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox and a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. Directed by Josh Trank, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg, the film stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. In Fantastic Four, the team must learn to harness their superhuman abilities gained from an alternate universe to save Earth from a friend turned enemy. Development of the film began in 2009. Trank was hired to direct in July 2012 and the principal characters were cast in January 2014. Principal photography began in May 2014 in Baton Rouge and lasted for two months. Dissatisfied with the production, Fox executives mandated reshoots, which took place in January 2015. Fantastic Four premiered at Williamsburg Cinemas in New York City on August 4, 2015, was released on August 7 in the United States.
The film was universally panned upon its release, with criticism aimed at its screenplay, lack of humor, gloomy tone, unfaithfulness to its source material, visual effects, choppy editing, lack of dynamic between the main characters, pacing, though some praised the efforts of the cast. It was a box-office bomb, grossing $168 million worldwide against a production budget of $155 million and losing up to $100 million. At the 36th Golden Raspberry Awards, it won in the categories for Worst Director, Worst Prequel, Rip-off or Sequel and Worst Picture and was nominated for Worst Screen Combo and Worst Screenplay; the film was the last of its franchise to be produced by Fox before the rights were acquired by Marvel Studios. Childhood friends Reed Richards and Ben Grimm have worked together on a prototype teleporter since youth attracting the attention of Professor Franklin Storm, director of the Baxter Foundation, a government-sponsored research institute for young prodigies. Reed is recruited to join them and aid Storm's children, scientist Sue Storm and engineer Johnny Storm, into completing a "Quantum Gate" designed by Storm's protégé Victor von Doom.
The experiment is successful, the facility's supervisor, Dr. Allen, plans to send a group from NASA to venture into a parallel dimension known as "Planet Zero". Disappointed at being denied the chance to join the expedition, Reed and Victor along with Ben use the Quantum Gate to embark on an unsanctioned voyage to Planet Zero, which they learn is a world filled with otherworldly substances. Victor attempts to touch the green lava-like substance, causing the ground they are standing on to erupt. Reed and Ben return to their shuttle just as Sue brings them back to Earth and Victor is killed after he falls into the collapsing landscape; the Quantum Gate explodes, altering Reed, Sue and Ben on a genetic level and granting them superhuman abilities beyond their control: Reed can stretch like rubber, Susan can become invisible and generate force fields, Johnny can engulf his entire body in fire and fly, Ben develops a rock-like hide which gives him superhuman strength and durability. They are placed in government custody in order to be studied and have their abilities tested.
Blaming himself for the accident, Reed escapes from the facility and tries to find a cure for their changes. One year Reed is now a fugitive and has built a suit that helps him control his ability. Hiding in Central America, he is found by the United States military with Sue's help and captured by Ben, who has become a military asset along with Johnny and Sue. Johnny and Sue have been outfitted with specialized suits designed to help them control their abilities. Reed is brought to Area 57, where Dr. Allen conscripts him into rebuilding the Quantum Gate in exchange for giving Reed the resources to find a cure. Arriving in Planet Zero, Dr. Allen's explorers find Victor, fused to his spacesuit and now possesses telekinetic abilities, bring him back to Earth. Believing the human race needs to be destroyed so he can rebuild Earth in his image, Victor kills the scientists and soldiers in the base, including Dr. Allen and Professor Storm, returns to Planet Zero using the Quantum Gate, with Ben, Johnny and Sue in pursuit.
Now dubbing himself "Doom", Victor activates a portal on Planet Zero using the Quantum Gate and begins consuming the landscape of the Earth using a structure he created from the rock formations in Planet Zero. He is confronted by the four and, after a short battle, Ben punches Doom into the portal's energy beam, disintegrating him while Johnny closes the portal. Returning to Earth, the group is rewarded by the US military for their heroics by being given a new base of operations known as "Central City" in order to study their abilities without government interference, they decide to use their powers to help people and adopt the mantle of the "Fantastic Four". Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic:Richards has been exploring the universe in his garage after school. After being transformed by one of his experiments, he gains the ability to stretch his body into different forms and lengths. Teller said of the role, "When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale.
These are all human people that end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four. So for me it was just a good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin."Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / Human Torch:A troublemaker, thrill-seek
Akira (1988 film)
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, based on Otomo's manga of the same name. The film had a production budget of ¥1.1 billion, making it the most expensive anime film of its time. Set in a dystopian 2019, Akira tells the story of Shōtarō Kaneda, a leader of a local biker gang whose childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, acquires incredible telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident threatening an entire military complex amidst chaos and rebellion in the sprawling futuristic metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. While most of the character designs and settings were adapted from the manga, the plot differs and removes much of the last half of the manga. Akira premiered in Japan on 16 July 1988 by Toho, was released the following year in the United States by pioneering animation distributor Streamline Pictures, it garnered an international cult following following its theatrical and VHS releases earning over $80 million worldwide from home video sales.
It is considered by critics to be one of the greatest animated and science fiction films of all time, as well as a landmark in Japanese animation. It is a landmark film in the cyberpunk genre the Japanese cyberpunk subgenre, as well as adult animation; the film had a significant impact on popular culture worldwide, paving the way for the growth of anime and Japanese popular culture in the Western world as well as influencing numerous works in animation, film, music and video games. A singularity destroys Tokyo. Neo-Tokyo is rebuilt but is plagued by corruption, anti-government protests and gang violence. During a large protest, the hot-headed Shōtarō Kaneda leads his vigilante bōsōzoku gang, the Capsules, against their rivals, the Clowns. Kaneda's best friend, Tetsuo Shima, inadvertently crashes his motorcycle into Takashi, an esper who escaped from a government laboratory with the aid of a resistance organization; the accident awakens psychic powers in Tetsuo, attracting the attention of a secret government project directed by Japan Self-Defense Forces Colonel Shikishima.
Assisted by esper Masaru, Shikishima recaptures Takashi, takes Tetsuo with him, arrests Kaneda and his gang. While being interrogated by the police, Kaneda meets Kei, an activist belonging to the resistance movement, tricks the authorities into releasing her and his gang. Shikishima and his head of research, Doctor Ōnishi discover that Tetsuo possesses powerful psychic abilities similar to Akira, the esper responsible for Tokyo's destruction. Takashi and Masaru’s fellow esper, forewarns Shikishima of Neo-Tokyo's impending destruction. Neo-Tokyo's parliament dismisses Shikishima's concerns, so he considers killing Tetsuo to prevent another cataclysm. Tetsuo escapes from the hospital, steals Kaneda's motorcycle, prepares to run away from Neo-Tokyo with his girlfriend Kaori; the Clowns ambush them, the Capsules intervene. While the Capsules are apprehending them, Tetsuo suffers headaches and hallucinations, he is taken back to the hospital. Researching Tetsuo, Kaneda finds Kei and joins her resistance cell after overhearing their plan to rescue Tetsuo and the other espers.
At the hospital, the espers confront Tetsuo and attempt to prevent him from escaping as he aggressively fights back with his burgeoning psychokinetic powers, which make him egomaniacal and unstable. Kaneda and the resistance group infiltrate the hospital and are drawn into Shikishima and the espers' attempt to stop Tetsuo, he overpowers them all and leaves the hospital after learning from Kiyoko that he can gain help from Akira, located in cryonic storage beneath the Olympic Stadium's construction site. Using Kei as a medium and Kaneda escape military custody, hoping to stop Tetsuo. Shikishima stages a coup d'état against the Neo-Tokyo government and directs all of its military forces to destroy Tetsuo. Returning to the Capsules' former hangout to obtain drugs to control his powers, Tetsuo murders a gang member. Tetsuo rampages through Neo-Tokyo. Kiyoko has Kei fight Tetsuo, he defeats her and exhumes Akira's remains. Using a laser rifle, Kaneda fights Tetsuo in a duel. Shikishima and Kaori approach the stadium.
Shikishima offers to return Tetsuo to the hospital, heal his injuries, help control his abilities, while Kaori attempts to restrain Tetsuo. However, Kaneda duels with Tetsuo once again. Losing control of his powers, Tetsuo mutates into a gigantic mass consuming all matter, engulfing Kaneda and killing Kaori; as the mass grows, the espers awaken Akira to stop it. After reuniting with his friends, Akira creates a singularity that draws Tetsuo and Kaneda into another dimension; the espers teleport Shikishima to a safe distance as the singularity destroys Neo-Tokyo in a mirror of Tokyo's previous destruction, they agree to rescue Kaneda, knowing that they will not be able to return to this dimension. In the singularity, Kaneda experiences Tetsuo's and the espers' childhood, including Tetsuo's dependence on Kaneda during their childhood, how the children were trained and altered before Tokyo's destruction; the espers return Kaneda to his world, informing him that Akira will take Tetsuo to safety and that Kei is developing psychic powers.
The singularity disappears and water floods the city. Kaneda discovers that Kei and Kai have survived, they driv