Doom is a 2005 American science fiction action horror film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick, loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software. Starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Dwayne Johnson, the film follows a group of marines in a research facility on Mars. After arriving on a rescue and retrieval mission after communications ceased, the marines soon battle genetically engineered monsters plaguing the facility. After film rights deals with Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures expired, id Software signed a deal with Warner Bros. with the stipulation that the film would be greenlit within a year. Warner Bros. lost the rights, which were subsequently given back to Universal, which started production in 2004. The film was an international co-production of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany. In an interview, executive producer John Wells stated that a second film would be put into production if the first was a success at the box office.
The film grossed $28.2 million in North America and $27.8 million overseas for a worldwide total of $56 million. In the year 2026, a portal to an ancient city on Mars is discovered in the Nevada desert. Twenty years the Union Aerospace Corporation research facility on Mars is attacked by an unknown assailant. Following a distress call sent by Dr. Carmack, a group of Marines, led by Sgt. Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, is sent on a search-and-rescue mission to Mars; the team uses the portal to get to Mars. One of the marines, John "Reaper" Grimm, accompanies his twin sister, Dr. Samantha Grimm, to one of the labs within the devastated sector to retrieve data and he learns that the dig site, where their parents were accidentally killed, was reopened and ancient skeletons of a genetically enhanced humanoid race were discovered. While searching for survivors in the facility, the marines find a traumatized and injured Dr. Carmack and escort him to the medical lab for treatment, but he disappears; the Marines shoot at an unknown creature in the Genetics Lab that leads them down into the facility's sewer, where it attacks and kills Goat.
The corpse of the creature from the sewers is taken to the Medical Lab for examination. Sam discovers that its organs are human, she and Duke witness Goat resurrecting and killing himself by smashing his head against a reinforced window. On, the two are attacked by one of the creatures but manage to trap it and realize it is a mutated Dr. Carmack; the squad tracks down several of the creatures with mixed success, leading to deaths of Mac and Portman. An angered Sarge puts down the mutated Dr. Carmack. Sam and Sarge learn that UAC was experimenting on humans using the Martian Chromosome harvested from the remains of the ancient skeletons but the mutants got loose, leading to the outbreak. Sam and Reaper try to convince Sarge that the creatures are humans from the facility, mutated by the C24 serum and that not all of those infected will transform into the creatures. Sam hypothesises that some of those introduced to the Martian Chromosome develop superhuman abilities but retain their humanity, while others with a predisposition for violent or psychotic behavior will be more adversely affected.
The creatures use the portal and slaughter and mutate most of the research staff into abominations as well. This leads to Sarge ordering his team to sanitize the entire facility. Kid returns with a scared Pinky, but when he informs Sarge that he didn't execute a group of survivors he found and refuses to go back and do so, Sarge executes Kid for insubordination, leading to a standoff taking place; the group is attacked by infected humans who kill Duke and drag Sarge and Pinky away. Reaper is wounded by a ricocheting bullet. To prevent him from bleeding to death, Sam reluctantly injects Reaper with the C24 serum before he passes out. Reaper finds his wounds have healed and that Sam has gone missing. Using his new superhuman abilities he fights his way through the facility battling a mutated and monstrous Pinky before finding Sam unconscious and Sarge, who has become infected and murdered the group of survivors that Kid found; the pair battle with the aid of their superhuman powers and Reaper is able to gain the upper hand and throws Sarge into the portal to Mars along with a grenade, which destroys Sarge and the Mars facility.
Reaper carries his unconscious sister into the elevator and rides back up to the surface. Karl Urban as Sgt John "Reaper" Grimm Rosamund Pike as Dr. Samantha Grimm Razaaq Adoti as Sgt Gregory "Duke" Schofield Richard Brake as Cpl Dean Portman Dexter Fletcher as Marcus "Pinky" Pinzerowsky Al Weaver as Pvt Mark "The Kid" Dantalian Ben Daniels as Cpl. Eric "Goat" Fantom DeObia Oparei as Sgt Gannon "Destroyer" Roark Yao Chin as PFC Katsuhiko Kumanosuke "Mac" Takahashi Robert Russell as Dr. Todd Carmack Brian Steele as Hell Knight / Curtis Stahl Doug Jones as Carmack Imp / Willits Imp Dwayne Johnson as GySgt Asher "Sarge" Mahonin On November 27, 2003, Computer Gaming World printed an article on their website regarding the Doom movie, it states that Warner Bros. has placed it on the fast track. A revised script was approved. Concept art and storyboards have been drawn by Federico D'Alessandro, who has worked on various movies, music videos, video game covers and advertisements; the Associated Press released a news article on May 15, 2004, regarding video game-to-movie adaptations that mentions th
Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is known for her portrayals of troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance, her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months and The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading lady in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours.
In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. She had success with the films The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Children of Men, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid and won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change. Moore went on to give an Academy Award-winning performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars, she appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series and starred in the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry", she is married to director Bart Freundlich. Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina, the oldest of 3 siblings, her father, Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of colonel and became a military judge.
Her Scottish mother, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith; as Moore is half-Scottish, she claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. Moore moved around the United States as a child, due to her father's occupation, she was close to her family as a result, but has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Moore attended nine different schools; the constant relocating made her an insecure child, she struggled to establish friendships. Despite these difficulties, Moore remarked that an itinerant lifestyle was beneficial to her future career: "When you move around a lot, you learn that behavior is mutable. I would change, depending on where I was... It teaches you to watch, to reinvent, that character can change."When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, where Moore had been attending J.
E. B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, where she attended Frankfurt American High School, she was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", she planned to become a doctor. She had never considered performing, or attended the theatre, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school, she appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree, she was accepted to Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983. Moore moved to New York City after graduating, worked as a waitress. After registering her stage name with Actors' Equity, she began her career in 1985 with off-Broadway theatre, her first screen role came in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night. Her break came the following year. Playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, she found this intensive work to be an important learning experience, she said of it fondly: "I gained confidence and learned to take responsibility."
Moore performed on the show until 1988, when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. Before leaving As the World Turns, she had a role in the 1987 CBS miniseries I'll Take Manhattan. Once she had finished the soap opera, she turned to the stage to play Ophelia in a Guthrie Theater production of Hamlet opposite Željko Ivanek; the actress returned intermittently to television over the next three years, appearing in the TV movies Money, Murder, The Last to Go, Cast a Deadly Spell. In 1990, Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Described by Moore as "one of the most fundamentally important acting experiences I had", the group spent four years exploring the text and giving intimate performances to friends. In 1990, Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darksid
The Myth of Fingerprints
The Myth of Fingerprints is a 1997 American film drama written and directed by Bart Freundlich. It stars Blythe Danner, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore; the film is named after the song "All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints" by Paul Simon, featured on his 1986 album Graceland. The song is concerned with dispelling the "myth" that people are different the world over: "I've seen them all, man, they're all the same." When a dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving at their New England home, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years. Julianne Moore as Mia Roy Scheider as Hal Hope Davis as Margaret Blythe Danner as Lena Noah Wyle as Warren Laurel Holloman as Leigh Michael Vartan as Jake Chris Bauer as Jerry Set in New England, the film was shot in Andover and Waterville, Maine; the Myth of Fingerprints on IMDb The Myth of Fingerprints at Rotten Tomatoes
Garry Emmanuel Shandling was an American stand-up comedian, director and producer. He was best known for his work in The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms, such as Son and Welcome Back, Kotter, he made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the series. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Johnny Carson. In 1986, he created, it was nominated for four Emmy Awards and lasted until 1990. His second show titled The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale. In film, he had a recurring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he lent his voice to Verne the turtle in Over the Hedge.
Shandling's final performance was as the voice of Ikki in the live-action remake of The Jungle Book. During his four-decade career, Shandling was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations, he served as host of the Emmy Awards three times. Shandling was born Garry Emmanuel Shandling in Chicago, Illinois, on November 29, 1949 to a Jewish family, he grew up in Tucson, one of two sons of Irving Shandling, who owned Shandling Lithographic, an art and academic print shop, Muriel Estelle, proprietor of Muriel Shandling's Animal Fair, a pet store, with paternal grandparents Jacob Shandling, Anna Dodge from Russia and maternal grandparents Charles Singer from New York, Aida Goovitsh from London. The Shandling family moved to Tucson so that Garry's older brother, Barry Philip, could receive treatment for cystic fibrosis and the hot dry air. Barry died of the disease when Garry was 10. Shandling first obtained a ham radio license at age 13 holding the callsigns W7BKG, WN7BKG, WA7BKG, belonging to Old Pueblo Radio Club, The Rag Chewers Club, American Radio Relay League, sent QSL cards.
Shandling attended Palo Verde High School. After graduation from Palo Verde High School, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, majoring in electrical engineering for three years. One day after leaving a laboratory class for a drink of water, he couldn't bear rejoining the class, he completed a degree in marketing and pursued a year of postgraduate studies in creative writing, contributed humorous articles to small magazines. At 19, he drove two hours to a club in Phoenix, where he showed some jokes to George Carlin, appearing; the next day, on a repeat round-trip, Carlin told him that he had funny stuff on every page and should keep at it. In 1973, Shandling moved to Los Angeles, he worked at an advertising agency for a time, took a script-writing class, wrote a speculative script with the son of a script writer, sold a script for the popular NBC sitcom Sanford and Son. In addition to Sanford and Son, Shandling wrote scripts for the sitcoms Welcome Back and attended a story meeting for Three's Company.
In the late 1970s, Shandling was in an improv group with Paul Willson. In 1977, Shandling was involved in an auto accident in Beverly Hills that left him in critical condition for two days and hospitalized for two weeks with a crushed spleen. During his hospital stay he had a life changing near death experience. Shandling stated, "I had a vivid near-death experience that involved a voice asking, "Do you want to continue leading Garry Shandling's life?" Without thinking, I said, "Yes." Since I've been stuck living in the physical world while knowing, without a doubt, that there's something much more meaningful within it all. That realization is what drives my life and work." That accident inspired him to pursue a career as a comedian, he turned the accident into part of his comedy. Shandling became a stand-up comedian because, one day at a story meeting for "Three's Company," one of the producers complained, "Well, Chrissie wouldn't say that." I just locked, I said,'I don't think I can do this.'
And I went on to perform. In 1978, Shandling performed his first stand-up routine at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. A year Shandling was one of the few performers to cross the picket line when a group of comedians organized a boycott against the Comedy Store, protesting owner Mitzi Shore's policy of not paying comedians to perform. According to William Knoedelseder, Shandling "was the scion of a family with... decidedly antiunion views. He had not shared the struggling comic experience, he was a successful sitcom writer trying to break into stand-up, prior to the strike, Shore had refused to put him in the regular lineup because she didn't think he was good enough. Of course, that changed the minute he crossed the picket line."His persona was an anxiety-ridden, guarded, confused man on the verge of losing control. After a couple of years on the road, a talent scout from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson booked him to appear as a guest in 1981. Shandling substituted for Carson on a regular basis until 1987, when he left to focus on his cable show leaving Jay Leno as permanent guest host and Carson's eventual successor.
In 1984, Sha
The Fountain (soundtrack)
The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album to the 2006 film The Fountain directed by Darren Aronofsky. Released on November 27, 2006, through Nonesuch Records, the album is a collaboration between contemporary classical composer and frequent Aronofsky collaborator Clint Mansell, classical string quartet the Kronos Quartet, post-rock band Mogwai; the score was nominated for several awards. Clint Mansell—the composer for Aronofsky's previous films Pi and Requiem for a Dream—reprised his role for The Fountain; the San Francisco-based string quartet Kronos Quartet—who performed for the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack—and Scottish post-rock band Mogwai contributed to the film score. Darren Aronofsky hoped that David Bowie—whose song "Space Oddity" helped influence the film's space traveler storyline—would record a song when the musical artist worked with composer Clint Mansell during production. Aronofsky planned for Bowie to rework pieces of the score and to vocalize them, but the plan was unsuccessful.
After the score was completed, Nonesuch Records, the home of The Fountain musical contributor Kronos Quartet, released the soundtrack on November 21, 2006. Mansell researched possible scores to compose one tying together the three storylines, he sought to have an organic feeling to the score and explored implementing orchestral and electronic elements that would have "a real human element to them that breathes". Contrary to most films' scores composed in post-production, Mansell's score was composed concurrently with the film's production; the composer described the parallel process, "It's instinct and listening to what the film is telling you it needs". Mansell drew from five to six years of writing material for The Fountain; the composer planned for the score to be pure percussion when the film was first meant to be epic in scale. Mansell, lacking classical training, collaborated with an assistant in creating the score, they deconstructed the composer's initial pieces for The Fountain and re-played them in a key so the lead melodies could harmonically play with every progression.
The song "Together We Will Live Forever" was an electronic piece designed by Mansell to be the protagonist's memory theme. Antony Hegarty, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, was commissioned to create a vocal piece over "Together We Will Live Forever" for the end credits, but the director decided that the vocals would not be appropriate to end the film; the song was performed by pianist Randy Kerber. The content and research agency Ramp Industry launched The Fountain Remixed, an official website driven by user-generated content. Users could download provided audio parts from The Fountain's film score, remix the music, upload the work onto the website to be evaluated by other users. Mansell won the Chicago Film Critics Association's 2006 award for Best Original Score, he won the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year and Public Choice Award, he was nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for The Fountain, but lost to Alexandre Desplat for The Painted Veil.
Mansell lost a nomination for the 2006 BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer to Philip Glass for The Illusionist. All music composed by Clint Mansell. "The Last Man" – 6:09 "Holy Dread!" – 3:52 "Tree of Life" – 3:45 "Stay with Me" – 3:36 "Death Is a Disease" – 2:34 "Xibalba" – 5:23 "First Snow" – 3:09 "Finish It" – 4:25 "Death Is the Road to Awe" – 8:26 "Together We Will Live Forever" – 5:02 Kronos QuartetHank Dutt – viola and string arrangement David Harrington – violin and string arrangement John Sherba – violin and string arrangement Jeffrey Zeigler – cello and string arrangementMogwaiDominic Aitchison – bass guitar Stuart Braithwaite – guitar Martin Bulloch – drums Barry Burns – piano John Cummings – guitarAdditional performersJames Bagwell – piano Martin Doner – tenor Misa Iwama – contralto Melissa Kelly – soprano Randy Kerber – piano Karen Krueger – contralto Drew Martin – tenor Christopher Roselli – bass singing Justin Skomarovsky – celesta, film score arrangement and programming Charles Sprawls – bass singing Kathy Theil – sopranoTechnical personnelAmeoba Proteus – design Tony Doogan – production and engineering for Mogwai Geoff Foster – engineering, mixing and sequencing for choir Scott Fraser – production and engineering for Kronos Quartet Bob Ludwig – mastering at Gateway Mastering Studios, Maine, United States Clint Mansell – production Dawn Thompson – assistant engineering for Kronos Quartet André Zeers – editing for Kronos Quartet Homepage for the album from Nonesuch Records The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture from Allmusic The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture at Discogs
Sonny is a 2002 American crime-drama film starring James Franco, Harry Dean Stanton, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari and Josie Davis. Based on a screenplay by John Carlen, the film marked the directorial debut of Nicolas Cage, who makes a cameo appearance, it was co-produced by Cage's production company Saturn Films. Sonny is the son of Jewel who runs a small brothel in Louisiana. Sonny returns home from the army, staying with his mother while waiting to start the job an army buddy of his promised him. Jewel tries to convince Sonny to come back to working for her as he had before the army, saying many of his old clients still miss him and he was the best gigolo she had had. Sonny turns her down, wanting to leave that life behind. However, the job he was promised never materializes and he is forced to return to working for his mother. Jewel had recruited a new girl to the brothel, who meets Sonny and falls in love with him, they talk of getting out together. One of Carol's clients, an older man, proposes to her.
She declines, hoping to go away with Sonny. She and Sonny fall out as he fails to make an effort to get out of the business, instead becoming introverted and depressed, with occasional outbursts as he looks for more work. Carol accepts the marriage proposal. James Franco as Sonny Brenda Blethyn as Jewel Harry Dean Stanton as Henry Mena Suvari as Carol Seymour Cassel as Albert Josie Davis as Gretchen Nicolas Cage as Acid Yellow Brenda Vaccaro as Meg Marc Coppola as Jimmy at Mattie's The film was not well received upon release, with a 23% rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. However, Tommy Wiseau is a fan of the movie, Franco's performance in it gave Wiseau faith in Franco's ability to portray him respectfully in The Disaster Artist. Male prostitution in the arts List of directorial debuts Sonny on IMDb Sonny at Rotten Tomatoes Sonny at AllMovie
Black Swan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Black Swan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2010 film, Black Swan. The album marked the fifth consecutive collaboration between Aronofsky and English composer Clint Mansell. Mansell scored the film based on Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake, but with radical changes to the music; because of the use of Tchaikovsky's music, the score was deemed ineligible to be entered into the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Original Score. Violinist Tim Fain was featured in performance both on-screen and in the soundtrack of Black Swan, the film featured various new pieces of music by English production duo The Chemical Brothers, although they are not featured on the official soundtrack. Official website Soundtracks for'Black Swan' at Internet Movie Database Soundtrack review for'Black Swan' at Tracksounds