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Which Film would YOU most like to see?
Thicker Than Water (The Coen Brothers)
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
The Damned Of Lockhart (Quentin Tarantino)
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
The Carnival Has Come To Town (Guillermo Del Toro)
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Walking In The Sun (Paul Thomas Anderson)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Maverick (Martin Scorsese)
36%
 36%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 11

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: The Final Films of the Make A Movie Draft XIII Reply with quote

Hey everyone. For those outside of the draft, I welcome you to check out what we've created. Through a draft process, we have all created hypothetical future films using real directors, cast, and crew. Complete with great characters and stories. The people who put these together put a lot of work into doing so, so feedback would be greatly appreciated.

In addition, its been a tradition to have a categorical ballot. The categories being...

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Best Lead Actor:
Best Lead Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Visuals:
Best Score:
Best Ensemble Cast:
Hottest Cast:
Best Original Screenplay:
Best Adapted Screenplay (written from source material):
Best Director:
Best Picture:



And with that said, I'll put the films up. Please don't post anything until I've gotten them all in there.
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Thicker Than Water
A Coen Brothers Film



John C. Reilly as Wes Swanson
The manager of a mob-run nightclub in New York City. He lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with his wife, Kayla. Though inherently good natured, he has ambitions of moving up in the criminal underworld, but is forbidden from it by his superiors who need his record to stay clean so he can continue to be a front for the club he runs, from which he receives relatively little money.

Stephen Graham as Theo Russell
Wes' English cousin. He was involved with organized crime around Liverpool, where he carried out all manner of violent crime, particularly murders and armed robbery. Though he can be very violent, he is loyal to his friends and family. He is very extroverted, and his disposition frequently shifts from jovial to belligerent.

Michael Fassebender as Reece McDonald
Theo's partner in crime. He is extremely charming and charismatic. Though on the surface he comes across as much more reserved than his partner, he is far more unscrupulous and genuinely enjoys violence in an almost sadistic way.

Nicole Beharie as Kayla Swanson
Wes' wife. She is a stripper and has little respect for Wes due to his lack of mobility and income. She is consistently unfaithful, something she does not hide.

Jeffery Tambor as Joseph Klein
The head of a crime organization in New York City in the 1980s. His criminal empire primarily revolves around drugs, gambling, prostitution and weapons dealing. Though he considers himself a family man, he is brutally violent and often gets his own hands dirty. However, he usually becomes extremely remorseful and emotion after killing somebody, and often breaks down in tears.

Josh Brolin as Kirk Hannon
Joseph Klein's right hand man and the #2 in his organization. He is a talented killer, but is usually reserved for the more sensitive and important jobs. He manages the day to day operations of all their business interests.

Chris Meloni as Paul
Hannon's primary henchman, he is almost always by his side.

Kelly MacDonald as Katie Kavanagh
A first generation Irish-American who works at her father's butcher shop in Wes' neighborhood. She is very traditional, largely due to the strictness of her father. She is the object of Theo's affections, though she is more attracted to Reece.

Brendan Gleeson as Jimmy Kavanagh
The owner of a butcher shop around the corner from Wes' house, Jimmy is a former IRA member who became a pacifist and moved to America after his parents were killed in a riot.

Michael Imperioli as Detective Joseph Mazilli
A zealous and committed detective in the NYPD's Organized Crime Control Bureau who is investigating the organization.

Bob Odenkirk as Agent Sam McGill
An FBI agent heading of the unit investigating Klein's organization. He is corrupt and Klein was able to bribe him to keep the investigation from progressing enough.

Wendell Pierce as Detective Bert Cox
Mazilli's partner and good friend. He is not as devoted as Joe, but is similarly intent on doing good and shutting down the Klein organization.

A pair of brutal Scandinavian contract killers. They are the primary muscle of Klein's organization.

Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel as Stevie & Frank
Tenants in the same building that Wes lives in, Stevie and Frank are always sitting on the building's front stoop, arguing constantly.

Carey Mulligan as Andrea Collins
A friend of Kayla's and a fellow stripper and prostitute. She moved to New York from a small town in Pennsylvania to become an actress, but found no success and resorted to selling her body.[/b]

In New York City's Lower East Side in the 1980s, Wes Swanson (Reilly), arrives home at dawn from his job as the manager of Prohibition, a mob-run nightclub. As soon as he enters his apartment he is met by his wife Kayla (Beharie) who is getting ready for her job working the morning shift at a Queens strip club. Besides complaining about his long hours and low income, she tells him that his cousin called and said that he is visiting, something he did not know. His ignorance is of no concern to her, and she storms out while making remarks about his impotence and poor sexual performance.

Wes is woken up from sleep around 2pm by his cousin's loud, constant banging on the door. At the door are his cousin Theo (Graham) and a man introduced to him as Reece (Fassbender). Though Wes tries to tell them that there is no room, he relents and allows them to stay temporarily. He finds out that they were criminals in England, and thinks he can use them to gain points with his bosses.

He takes them to Prohibition that night, and introduces them to Kirk Hannon (Brolin), the streetboss of their organization. His lack of respect for Wes is obvious, but is intrigued by Theo and Reece and agrees to give them a chance. They are assigned to intimidate a police officer who refuses to take a bribe. When he pulls a knife and cuts Reece, they beat him to death. This angers crime boss Joseph Klein (Tambor), but Hannon is able to convince him that it didn't make a difference, and that if anything him being killed sent a stronger message. However, Klein still insists on meeting Reece and Theo, and scolds Kirk for trusting the judgement of Wes.

Theo and Reece meet with Klein in Hannon's office. Klein is not at all impressed with either of them, but agrees to give them another chance with another, less subtle assignment. As they leave Hannon's office they run into Wes, who tells them that a pair of men with Scandinavian accents had looked for them, news that clearly scares the two of them. Wes realizes that something is amiss, but is not able to get any kind of answer from either of them as they leave.

Theo and Reece walk back, talking about how somebody knows where they are, and that they sent the Vikes. They agree that they could not return to Wes' apartment, and rob a late night convenience store to pay for a hotel room.

Wes is again woken up by the knocking of the same pair of Scandinavians. While they are at the door he gets a call from Theo, who admits to him that they are actually on the run from their former employers in England, and that the two Scandinavians are elite contract killers nicknamed the Vikes (short for Vikings). The Vikes guess that it is Theo on the other line, and force the way into the apartment, the tall one (Stormare) physically harasses Wes while the younger one (Mikkelsen) takes the phone and threatens Theo, who does not respond.

They leave after being convinced that Wes doesn't know where they are are, and he calls them back to arrange somewhere to meet. However, the Vikes are staking out Wes' apartment, hoping that he will lead them to their targets. Aware of this, they arrange to meet at the Union Square subway station at 5:15, where they will lose the Vikes on foot through the rush hour commute. Once they lose their pursuers, they go to a diner in Brooklyn, where Theo and Reece propose that they rob Kirk Hannon's safe at Prohibition and leave the city to flee the city. Wes objects, but they are able to convince him after reminding him how disrespected and unappreciated he is, even by his wife. They plan to not escape until the day after they rob the safe, as they would never expect the culprit to stick around.

Once back in their hotel room, Theo and Reece make it clear that they intend to keep all the money for themselves and escape on their own, framing Wes for the robbery. The robbery goes without hitch, but Theo and Reece are shocked when Wes draws a pistol and demands that they give him the money. Theo tries to talk him down, telling him that they can all escape together, but Reece is antagonistic, telling him that he slept with his wife and that he's too weak to ever be able to pull off robbing them. Taking one step too close, Wes pulls the trigger and shoots Reece in the throat. Starting to tear up, Wes keeps the money and the gun aimed at Theo, and runs out, only to come face to face with the Vikes, who knock him out, as the film ends.

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The Damned of Lockhart
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Executive Producers: Lawrence Bender, The Weinstein Brothers
Music by: Ennio Morricone
A GJ Production

Set on a different planet than our own, but in a world similar to America during the WW2 era, the film takes place several years after a devastating alien invasion. The country has been decimated by war. The war ended with a peace agreement, and the aliens have since moved on. One of the conditions of said agreement was that each country of the world would offer a set number of "indentured servants" to the aliens at the end of every year. The alien race that drives the plot is almost entirely unseen throughout the film however, and Tarantino begs people not to consider this an "alien invasion" film. The alien invasion already happened, we lost, and now it is over. The film follows Ben Archer, who's daughter is kidnapped by a stranger for mysterious reasons, and his struggle to get her back.


Philip Seymour Hoffman as Ben Archer

When his wife is killed and his daughter kidnapped, Ben hears the gunshot and runs outside. He is able to catch Henry's face before he drives away, and sets out on the trail after him. Ben, with the help of a paranoid, but dangerous war veteran, gives pursuit. Trying to find out why his daughter was kidnapped, but more importantly trying to get her back. He is generally a pretty conservative person, but when pushed to a limit, there isn't any way to predict what he might do. He has a temper that few get to see.



Kristen Stewart as Kaylee Archer

Ben's daughter who gets kidnapped in the beginning of the film. She was always a woman who could take care of herself, raised that way by her father. She is terrified by the kidnapping, but nevertheless, she was taught to play the hand you're dealt. She composes herself, and keeps a clear head.



Michael Shannon as Henry Black

In the beginning of the film, Henry kills Ben's wife, and kidnaps his daughter. Henry has an, almost overly-close relationship with his wife. And if you threaten her in front of him, you will not survive. Despite not having second thoughts about the kidnapping, Henry shows a deep remorse to Kaylee for having to kill her mother. He says that kidnapping her was necessary, but killing her mother was not. And he says he doesn't blame Ben for giving pursuit. Henry even saves Kaylee's while on the road to deliver her to the caravan, intervening when a group of men gang up on her.



Scarlett Johansson as Julia Black

A very strange woman to understand, she shares the mysterious qualities of her husband. In this unforgiving new world they live in, she sees life as survival of the fittest, and she does not regret kidnapping Kaylee to save herself. She is also a surprisingly violent person, with a heart of ice except for when it comes to her husband.



Samuel L. Jackson as Saul

An old man, captured with his daughter after they are both drafted to be taken off-world. When Kaylee is dumped onto the caravan to the Lockhart Facility, she meets up with Saul's daughter, who introduces her to him. Together, the three of them try desperately to find a way to escape. Saul later reveals that this "offworld draft" is not random at all. He tells Kaylee that he and his daughter were specifically hunted down for the calling.



Rosario Dawson as April

Kaylee meets April on the caravan to Lockhart, the two of them sharing a cage on the road. Initially, she is separated from her father, Saul, but the two of them are reunited once the group reaches Lockhart. Together, Kaylee, Saul, and April try to collect their thoughts, and figure out the best coarse of action to escape Lockhart.



John Slattery as Connor Franklin

The missing link between Ben Archer and Henry Black. The connection. Mr. Connor Franklin serves as one of the lead officials of the bureau that runs the offworld draft. Connor is approached by Henry Black sometime before the film's story. Henry explains that his wife has been drafted, and asks if Mr. Franklin might be able to do anything about it, given some extra incentive. Connor accepts the bribe, and gives forth Ben's daughter as a possible replacement.



Danny Trejo as Esco

Esco is the head of a local gang within the country's capital. Although on the surface, they appear to be common drug smugglers, Esco's gang has a much deeper and more complex reason for their doings in the capital. His gang serves as he government's local muscle, acting as bounty hunters for their draft program, unofficially of course.



Robert Carlyle as Donald

Donald works for Lockhart facility. He has a small role in the film, getting most of his screentime as he personally escorts Kaylee's caravan towards the facility.



Nick Offerman as Joey

Joey is a bartender at one of the capital's local bars. He is involved through several scenes in the movie, as his establishment houses several of the events that take place. Joey is shown as a funny guy, but not one who allows funny business within his bar.


Milla Jovovich as Mary Archer

Jovovich plays a cameo role in the film; Ben Archer's wife, who is killed mere moments into the opening scene. It is her death, along with her daughter's kidnapping, which ignite the events of the film.


and introducing...

Matthew McConaughey as Ryder Phelps


Ryder served in the One Year War, and fought all the way up until his country's ultimate surrender. Most battles in the war were devastating defeats for Humanity, as the alien weapons were centuries more advanced. Ryder's unit, however, was the exception, being the only unit to successfully destroy an enemy ship. Since the war's end, Ryder has bunkered down deep in the shelter within his home, waiting for the end. He is later approached by his old friend, Ben Archer, who asks for his help in tracking down his daughter. Ryder is a hardass in every sense of the word. He is unforgiving, ruthless, but honest. His time in the war has turned him into more of an animal than he'd like to admit.







Story


Before the opening credits, the film opens up with a shot of a lonely home just outside the nation's capital, and a farm nearby. It is late, the sun setting. The skyline shows two moons, one very close, and one farther away. The land is desert like, almost, but looks as if it hadn't always been that way. The only way leading to the home is a single dirt road. Down the dirt road, a kick of dust can be seen in the distance, as an antique-looking car drives this way. Kaylee (Kristen Stewart) is on her way back from the chicken coup when she spots the vehicle. As it pulls up, a man in a trench coat and a fedora, Henry Black (Michael Shannon), steps out. Kaylee begins to speak, but the man shushes her, and then reveals his revolver. He draws his gun, and commands Kaylee to get into the car. As she refuses, Kaylee's mother (Milla Jovovich), is seen around the corner of the barn. She already has her rifle ready. Kaylee's mother turns to take the shot, but it goes over wizzing over Henry's head. Henry quickly turns to the shooter, and kills her. The shot then cuts inside of the barn, where we first see Ben Archer (Philip Seymour Hoffman). He hears the gunshot. Ben grabs his shotgun from the case, and races outside. He gets one good look at Henry's face before he drives away with his daughter in tow. Ben then looks to his left and sees his wife, who is bleeding out. All his wife keeps saying is, "Get Kaylee, Get Kaylee". As she dies, Ben stares down that dusty dirt road.

Key Opening Credits


The film follows two stories at once, both Ben's search for his daughter, and his daughter's road to Lockhart. Ben's story starts with him entering Joey's (Nick Offerman) bar. An old friend of Joey's, Ben inquires about people passing through. Joey has a distinctive black eye, and claims that he was roughed up by some local gangbangers. Joey confirms that a man came through here, dressed as Ben described him. He had with him a woman that looked like his wife, and a blonde girl that he had assumed was their daughter. Seeing as there isn't another city left standing for miles and miles outside the radius of the capital, he explains that its likely they are still here. Ben's next stop is to visit his old friend, and war veteran, Ryder (Matthew McConaughey). Ryder ends up going on and on about the war, providing backstory for the county's history. At the end of Ben's visit, Ryder agrees to help him, if only to see some action again.

The next scene takes place almost directly after the kidnapping. Henry Black, with his wife Julia (Scarlett Johansson) , and the abducted Kaylee, drive up to the local bar. Kaylee agrees not to make a scene if she is allowed into the bar for some water and something to eat. As the three of them dine, the bar gets held up by some local gangbangers. The bartender, Joey attempts to go for his shotgun under the table, but is beat down with the but of one of their guns. As Kaylee returns from the bathroom, the gangsters spot her. The three gangsters turn their attention to her, making crude remarks. One of them grabs her, and throws her to the ground. As one of them tries to force himself on her, the other two start laughing.....right before their heads are blown off from behind. The last of the gangsters gets off of Kaylee, and stands up, now at gunpoint from Henry Black. As he pleads for his life, Henry only looks on at him down the line of fire from his revolver. He says absolutely nothing, but has a strained look on his face of absolute, full blown anger. He then proceeds to cap the third individual, and then leaves with Kaylee and his wife.

As Ben's story progresses, he begins to find links between this mysterious Henry Black, and the offworld draft. The search leads him to Esco (Danny Trejo), the leader of the local gang that roughed up Joey's bar. Esco agrees to meet with Ben and Ryder. They meet in the back of a butcher shop, that serves as the gang's front. The deal was that Ben would pay Esco in return for information, information that Ben believes could lead to finding his daughter. However, when Ben and Ryder arrive, it is clear that Esco has no intention of telling them what they wish to know, and instead decides to rob them of the money. Ben frustratingly gives in, but Ryder has none of it. Ryder gets to the knife tucked in his boot, and cuts Esco's thoat. He then proceeds to grab his gun and shoot the other armed gangster. The third, now at gunpoint, surrenders. Ryder is prepared to torture him, but the gangster gives in. He tells him that the gang serves as a group of private bounty hunters for the state, collecting those due for the draft, violently, if need be. The gangster says he doesn't know where Ben's daughter was taken, but he gives them the name of his boss, Mr. Connor Franklin.


Meanwhile, Henry, Julia, and Kaylee are at a crossroad, waiting for the draftee caravan to arrive and take Kaylee away. Henry has one last talk with Kaylee. He explains to her that he hasn't slept since the day of the kidnapping. Not because of his guilt of kidnapping her, but because of him killing her mother. He explains that kidnapping her was necessarily, it was the only way to save his wife. But killing her mother was not necessarily, it was not part of the plan. It was a pointless murder in his eyes, and that it will haunt him forever. Henry tells her, "My biggest regret, is that I had to take one of your parents from this world.", to which Kaylee replies, "By the end of all of this, your only regret will be that you didn't take them both."

With the deal finalized, and his wife off the hook, Henry watches the caravan arrive. They putt Kaylee in chains and throw her into the towed cage. Just before the caravan is about to leave again, Henry approaches the cage. He whispers to Kaylee that Julia had some leftovers from the bar, and that they were wrapped up in this cloth, should she get hungry. Kaylee finds enclosed a single stick of dynamite, which she tucks into her coat.

Ben and Ryder find Connor Franklin (John Slattery). A coward, Connor spills the beans on everything once put at gunpoint by Ben. A flashback shows Connor's initial meeting with Henry Black, where Henry bribes Connor into finding a replacement for his wife on the draft list. At random, Connor finds a new citizen, Kaylee Archer, and puts her on the list instead. Connor tells Henry that all he has to do is bring her in his wife's place. Connor gives Ben and Ryder the name of the man that took his daughter, and where to find him.

Ben and Ryder confront Henry at the crappy motel where he was staying. He is packing bags into the back of his car, seemingly ditching town. Henry puts his hands up when put at gunpoint by both Ben and Ryder. Henry preaches everyone to be calm, but Ben is having none of it. His temper goes through the roof, waving his run in Henry's face, screaming. Julia is then shown walking out of the lobby of the motel. She is holding two cups of coffee, both of which she drops when she sees her husband at gunpoint. She pulls out her handgun, and fires. Eerily similar to the opening scene, she also misses her target. Ryder, unhesitantly, turns and shoots her two times, once in the stomach and once in the neck. Henry's eyes go wide as he pulls the shotgun out of his car, and hits Ben while he's distracted. The shells hit him square in the body, and send him down. Henry is subsequently shot by Ryder. Henry, bleeding at an alarming rate, crawls with all his strength to his wife's body, and dies on top of her. Ryder kneels down next to Ben, who is mortally wounded, getting a clean shot from the shotgun in the lungs. As Ben spits up blood, he pleads to Ryder. He makes him promise to bring his daughter to safety, before Ben passes away dead.


Kaylee arrives at Lockhart Facility. There, she meets April (Rosario Dawson), and her father Saul (Samuel L. Jackson). It is the day of "The Arrival", the day that the aliens will once again land on this planet to collect their "indentured servants". The ship lands in Lockhart Facility. The male slaves are the first to be boarded. Saul has a heartfelt goodbye with his daughter before he is dragged away by the guards. Kaylee looks through her belongings to find her stick of dynamite, but it is missing. Saul is standing just feet away from the runway. He puts a cigarette in his mouth, and asks Warden Donald (Robert Carlyle), next to him, for a light, a final favor for a doomed man. Warden Donald obliges. Saul lights his cigarette, and takes a long smoke. Before he hands the light back though, he uses it to light the dynamite he stole. As the runway opens up, Saul screams "I die FREE!", before throwing the stick, and then getting gunned down. The dynamite explodes on the runway, and the runway begins to retract. The ship takes off again, hovering overhead, before it fires on the facility. The whole place begins to come down, as complete madness ensues. We then see Ryder, accompanied by several former gangsters, now under the employ of Ryder after he killed Connor and stole his bribe money. Ryder's group comes riding in. He finds Kaylee and April, as the final scenes show Lockhart coming down. Who knows what Saul's actions may have started, but at least now Ben Archer's soul is at peace.
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News Flash

The Gnat Entertainment is proud to announce their newest film. This horror film returns to the carnival but with more interest than "Final Destination 3". This film stars the likes of Eddie Izzard as Monty the Clown, Bruce Campbell as the carnival owner, Peter Dinklage as Wego.

Synopsis

The Carnival has come to the town of Sunnydale California, or it did 20 years ago, and it hasn't left since. The carnival has not been doing well, but the owner, played by Bruce Campbell, has his reason to keep the carnival there. The city government has tried to shutdown the carnival multiple times as being unsafe and kids having gone missing, but all the safety violations are fixed by the time the inspectors get there, and it is never able to be proven that the kids went missing there.

In the two decades it has been there, the kids of the town have started to sneak into the park at night on dares, and college students come from miles around to try and spend a night as a carnival that should have closed down.

During spring break, three college students, Izzy (Rooney Mara), Micah (Chris Hemsworth), and Cassie (Emmy Rossum) decide to break into carnival and spend a night. Things start out being very hum drum, they walk through the fun house, and sneak onto some rides, but things obviously aren't as good as they seem.

While they go through the house of mirrors they see Wego (Peter Dinklage) and Monty the Clown (Eddie Izzard) descending into a hidden compartment in the maze. Izzy and Micah want to get out of there, but Cassie decides she is going to explore the compartment. She goes down there where she sees Monty and Wego kneeling in front of a pentagram with a silver chalice. They both drink from it and then put a piece of gold into the cup. Cassie gasps as she sees the gold ring that Wego puts in the chalice is still attached to a finger. They hear her and grab her. Izzy and Micah try to come to her rescue, but when they go down into the compartment, there is no one there.

They spend the rest of the night searching for Cassie but can't find any trace of her. In the morning they go to the police to try and get them to look for Cassie, but the police simply file a report and do nothing. While they wait at a diner to hear back from the police and for the night to go and look for Cassie their plight is overheard by Jessie (Julie McNiven) who listens to their story and believes them. She tells them to meet her after her shift.

They meet her and she introduces them to Carmichael (Adam Baldwin) and he tells them that he and Jessie lost a person they knew in the carnival as well and had moved up to Sunnydale in order to take down the carnival, but so far they hadn't been able to find anything to shut down the carnival or what exactly was going on within the carnival. They recruit Micah and Izzy into helping them try and get into the carnival and destroy it.

They go that night, but they are unable to find anything, they go back to the compartment into the maze of mirrors. They go back up, but Jessie is the last one to go up the ladder. When the rest of them reach the top, Micah reaches down to help Jessie out, but Wego grabs onto Jessie's legs and pulls her back down into the compartment. Carmichael and Micah try and pull her out, but they lose their grips and she falls down. They fall back and the compartment door snaps shut. The owner of the carnival closes the compartment and rests the top of his cane on the door.

They try to get him to open the door again, but he refuses. He threatens to call the police. They tell him to and he calls the police, the police show up. They get the police to look into the compartment, but there is nothing down there, so the police kick them out for trespassing. The following morning they return as paying customers. They see Wego being pushes around in a baby buggy by Monty. They hide under one of the rides and come out at night. They sneak around the carnival until they find Wego and Monty who are going through the baby buggy looking at what Wego was able to steal from customers.

They confront Wego and Monty to find where Jessie is. Monty attacks them and bites Carmichael in the throat. Wego takes off running and pushes the baby buggy in front of him. Izzy help Carmichael fight off Monty and they chase him into the fun house. When they go in after him, he has completely disappeared. They go outside and find Micah's head sitting outside the fun house in the baby buggy. They take the buggy and go and confront the carnival owner with it. He looks at it and goes and unlocks a cabinet. In the cabinet are many other heads with Jessie and Cassie's heads at the top. He tells them that neither of them will do and they are chloroformed from behind by Monty who has slipped up behind them.

They wake up the next day outside of the carnival in a wooded area tied to a tree. Izzy and Carmichael escape the tree and go to the police again. They police ignore them and say that the carnival owner had reported their trespassing again and the police don't believe what they had seen in the owners office.

That night Carmichael and Izzy sneak into the carnival and to the owners office. They see Wego kill Monty and add his head to the collection and close the cabinet and lock it. They follow him as he loads Monty's body up into the baby buggy and opens the door. They hide and are surprised to see a couple of minutes later as the owner pushes the buggy off into the fun house instead of Wego.

They follow him and he opens a compartment and dumps the body into the compartment. He leaves and Carmichael and Izzy look into the compartment. It appears to go down forever until see the sides of the compartment moving. There are dozens of green slimey creatures who are working their way up the wall towards the opening. They go and try and find the owner or Wego again, but when they get back to the office, it is open and empty and the cabinet is empty as well.

They go into the house of mirrors where they see Wego climbing out of the owners body. The compartment is now ringed with the heads and Wego starts chanting something in Latin and the ground begins to shake. Wego lights a candle and places it in front of the pentagram. Carmichael jumps in to stop him and Izzy grabs the candle. Wego curses her and Carmichael tells her to run. She gets out of the compartment with the candle and stands outside the entrance. Carmichael makes it to the entrance but Wego grabs him and drags him back into the maze, Carmichael screams to Izzy to burn down the place. She uses the candle and starts the mirror maze on fire. Wego tries to escape, but he melts like a candle. Izzy burns down the rest of the rides and buildings.

The police show up, but it is too late, Izzy slips off through the woods. The firedepartment shows up, but the fire has already destroying everything. Izzy watches as they put out the smoldering remains. They don't find anything where the fun house of mirror maze was. The leave and Izzy watches it for a day, nothing happens, and spring break ends so she returns to college. A couple of weeks later she opens her student mailbox and pulls out a flyer for a new carnival that has taken the spot of the old one.

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Guillermo Del Toro has chosen to direct and produce this film. With the likes of Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy 2, he has proven himself to be a very artistic and fanciful director. He has also produced films such as The Orphanage, which are a nice horror vibe. This film is a blend between all of these films, where it has some fanciful creatures, but is based in some form of reality. It also pays a little homage to some of the other horror films and some fun television shows (and Joss Whedon).
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Ashton Kutcher is Matthew ‘Matt’ Carsythe
Ryan Gosling is Andrew ‘Andy’ Redford
George Clooney is William Franklin
Julia Roberts is Grace Townsend-Franklin
Naomi Watts is Ashley Barnes
And Jeff Bridges is Jay Redford

Keep your heart and your head open.

Act 1
-war-
-back home/beginning of sexual stuff
Act 2
-first time-
-trip to SF, Ashley follws out – catches them – it ends
Act 3
-trying to move on-
-MC gets famous as politician while AR and AB divorce-
-mentions only being in love once, to his fave. AR and AB see it-
-GTF tells MC to pursue him
-He does. The men embrace.

“Walking In The Sun”


Open in a large mansion. An elderly woman, named GRACE TOWNSEND FRANKLIN REDFORD (Julie Christie), is informed that her grand-daughter is here. It’s the early 1990s, as we see a BILL CLINTON 1992 Campaign commercial on the TV. Her grand daughter arrives, she is young, maybe 21. She is in tears. Her fiancé has left her, just weeks before their wedding. She doesn’t want to turn to her mother for advice because “she is crazy”, so she has come to her. She cries how everyone is divorced or getting divorced, and upset that she has lost her ignorance to the idea that “true love really exists”. She tearfully says she “doesn’t want to be close to anyone for a long time”. Seeking to cheer her up, Grace offers to tell her a story. She begins “It was summer, 1944. America was at war. It was at boot camp, that Matthew and Andrew first met.”.

We cut to a California soldier boot camp, in 1944. A new class of recruits is ushered in, among them 24 year old Mathew Carsythe (Ashton Kutcher) and 24 year old Andrew Redford (Ryan Gosling). They’re part of a group of 12 soldier being trained, both have qualified to be trained as the best pilots in the military. The two men meet as part of a large group. After day 1 ends, the group goes to eat, and gets to know eachother. Carsythe is from New York, and worked in banking. Redford hails from an Idaho farm, and was in the middle of med school, but felt a need to enlist. Carsythe is a clown, and makes the group laugh throughout, including Redford. Carsythe is more athletic than Redford, and helps him in boot camp when he falls behind. During dinner, the two men begin to chat more one on one. Andrew has many questions for Mathew, who continues to make Redford (and the audience) laugh with stories from his upbringing, which was very different than Andrews. Matthew is single, and has no plans of getting married before 30. Andrew has had a girlfriend since he was 16, and is “expected” to marry her after college. The two men get along well, and begin to hang out one on one, away the group. Following boot camp, the group goes out in downtown Los Angeles. Andrew confesses to finding the majority of the group very annoying, too “into being a soldier” for his taste, and Matthew agrees. Andrew finds it refreshing to have someone to share his annoyances with, and tells Matthew he finds to be the funniest person he has ever met. The two men stay up the entire night, talking and drinking. Matthew is a huge new York Yankees fan, while Andrew has never been overly interested in baseball. He talks about his interest in architecture and science. The two find themselves becoming interested in each others interests, as a result of how close they’re growing. Matthew finds Andrew very down to Earth and genuine, which is not used to. Andrew finds Matthew very intelligent and funny. They confess they are very happy to have eachother in this group, because they wouldn’t “mentally survive the war, even if they didn’t physically”, without each other. The following day, they’re sent out to the Pacific.
They are stationed in Hawaii where they train, where they continue to hang out one on one, away from their group of select, “elite” pilots. The two ride in the same plane, Matthew in the front and Andrew in the back. The two are the only ones who don’t spend the majority of their free time pursuing girls, so they find themselves doing a lot of things, such as Matthew teaches Andrew how to play baseball. They joke that they are more than friends, and call eachother their “go-to’. The two are at a beach, trying and failing to surf. A group member takes a picture of the two of them, lying on surf boards. Andrew begins reading the letters his girlfriend sends him to Matthew. Throughout the letters, his girlfriend becomes more and more upset at his prolonged absence. On one occasion, his girlfriend says another man has asked her out on a date. She obviously refused. but confesses to wanting the company. Andrew is upset at his decision to enlist and doesn’t understand why his girlfriend would put that in her weekly letter. Matthew persuades him to think differently. The men have grown accustomed to saying one on one good nights to each other, and give each other a hug before parting on this occasion. They are finally sent out to the Pacific, where we learn the best pilots of their squadron will get to go onto a “select assignment” but Matthew and Andrew are not chosen, and kept away from combat. Being informed that the way should soon end, Matthew reads about business while Andrew readies for a return to med school. The two men are spending almost all of their time together, eating, going to the beach, and relaxing in general. Matthew confesses that he will greatly miss Andrew when they leave, and Andrew says it is mutual. Both are miserable in the army and cannot wait to leave, and further turned off by how pro fighting the rest of their group is.
They learn the squadron picked from their group got to drop the atom bomb. Andrew immediately says he doesn’t think he would have done it, knowing how many lives it would cost. The men given return dates; Matthew charms a secretary to get them seated next to eachother on the same flight to Los Angeles, to make it more bearable. On the flight, Andrew falls asleep, and rests his head on Matthews shoulder, who quietly enjoys it. In the airport, neither are overly excited to be going back home. Andrew reveals he had two copies of the picture taken on surf boards printed, one for each of them to keep. On the back of it, reads “For me Go – To”, and lists his home address. Matthew hurriedly writes down his own, and his phone number. Vowing to keep in touch, neither are happy to be leaving. Andrew is quiet in tone, while Matthew quietly tears up and is in an overall down mood. The two man talk about plans for Andrew to come visit in New York City with his girlfriend, and for Matthew to visit the farms of Idaho. They tell eachother they love eachother, give a big hug, thank eachother for joining the army and making their experience more bearable, and depart.
Matthew returns home to NYC. During the war, his parents moved to upstate New York. Their Manhattan apartment is, as he is soon to begin work at a bank named “Franklin-Brady” in downtown NYC. Andrew returns to his home, where we meet his girlfriend, Ashley Barnes (Naomi Watts). She is elated to see him, while Andrew brings up ‘Matt’ multiple in the catch up conversation with his family. His father, William (Jeff Bridges) brings up marriage several times, but Andrew is not comfortable with the subject. We follow Matthew at an expensive NYC dinner with his family, and Andrew at a large home cooked dinner with his parents house. Neither Andrew nor Matthew are acting overly excited to be home. We find them both up late, struggling to sleep. Matthew takes out his picture of the two of them, and says good night to it, before falling asleep.
Several days later, Matthew begins work. His boss is the CEO, visionary businessman William Franklin (George Clooney). Matthew is a highly touted young employee, and will be managing a large fund. Franklin knows Matthes father, and has high expectations for him. Matthew returns home to a large envelope, containing a 3 page letter from Andrew, which he reads. He very excited to get it, and quickly pens a response. They have been home just over a week. Matthew’s letter is very funny to Andrew when he gets it, and excitedly reads it aloud to Grace, who ‘cant wait to meet him’. Its July, and the two men exchange weekly letters throughout the summer and fall. Andrew returns to school in Minnesota in September, while Grace stays home. Andrew realizes he has the chance to go to NYC for a week with his class in February, and jumps at the opportunity, planning to surprise Matthew with a visit. Meanwhile, the letters become more personal. Both men confess to missing the other greatly, thinking the world of eachother, and begin to talk on the phone for long periods of time on occasion. Andrew greatly values Matthews advice on important matters, where he finds his family and friends advice useless. They also openly discuss things they will do when they finally have the chance to meet up in the US. Meanwhile, Mathews fund is doing very well, and he is promoted. At the company christmas dinner party, he catches the eye of Williams Frankin’s 45 year old wife, Grace Townsend-Franklin (Julia Roberts), a younger version of the woman from the very beginning. She is suspicious as to why he is alone, and flirty. She knows who he is. She takes him away from the party, where she seduces him, and the two have sex. While detailing the event to Andrew, Andrew finds himself slightly jealous. The two men have talked sex many times in the past, but this time, discuss things they wouldn’t with anyone else, such as sexual issues and other very random things. It is late, and Andrew begins to tear up, confessing that he is very happy to have stayed so close with Matthew despite the distance between them. Andrew says he loves him more than anyone else in the world, and has never missed anyone like he misses matthew. Matthew reciprocates all the feeling, and says they need to meet up at some point. Andrew and Ashley continue to get pressure from his father to marry when they meet for Christmas, but Andrew dislikes the idea. He becomes somewhat distant from Ashley, who complains when Andrew is not in the mood to have sex with her.
Matthew’s fund continues to very well. He runs into Grace at lunch, who talks business. Despite being a woman, she is interested in it. Her two kids are away at Andover. Matthew confesses to having created an algorithm which makes his returns a near certainty, but says it is his secret. Grace is warm to him. She says he is a breathe of fresh air, personality wise, compared to the rest of the men in New York City, and also smarter. She pressures him into coming back to her apartment and sleeping with her. A week later, Andrew surprises Matthew in New York City. He is elated, the two embrace. He reveals he is there for 6 days with a class, so he will be busy while Matthew works during the day. They go out at night and catch up, clearing enjoying eachother’s company greatly. Andrew likes seeing the surfing picture framed in matthews apartment. Matthew says he can stay at his place rather than his groups hotel, and Andrew wants to, but feels compelled to go there. They go out the following night. While matthew showers before hand, Andrew accidentally walks in. Naked Matthew is a sight he saw in military training, but Andrew confesses to being slightly aroused. Matthew grins and jokingly gives Andrew a feel, before going on and getting dressed. They go out that night, and get very drunk. A girl dances with Andrew, and Matthew finds himself getting slightly jealous. Matthew half seriously says he is jealous about the girl, and Andrew gives him a hug, stating “I only have eyes for you” in another half serious response. They’re drunk, and Matthew tells him to come back to his building. Once up to his room, Andrew begins to change, and matthew makes a sexual pass at him. Andrew accepts, and the two men begin hook up (we skip this obviously). We find them both awake as the sun creeps in through the windows, where Andrew confesses that he “loves feeling so close to you”. With that, the men again hook up. Matthew calls in sick, and takes Andrew – who skips his class – to on a tour of the city, to see the statue of liberty, etc. Each night ends the same way for the rest of the trip. Andrew says he has always wanted to see NYC and San Francisco. Matthew and Andrew once again play baseball, in central park, the day before he leaves. The two are up in Matthews apartment, and Andrew expresses interest in hooking up one more time. He says he has had more sexual activity in this week than he has the entire time he has been home. They begin to, but Matthew begins to cry. He confesses he really doesn’t want Andrew to leave, and they spend the rest of the time cuddling. It is with a bitter sweetness than he brings him back to his hotel, and says good bye. Andrew returns him noticeably happy; we see Ashley has moved in with him. She is happy it went well, and looks forward to meeting mathew. She is envious of a friend who is getting married, but Andrew reminds her that he cant afford a wedding while in medical school.
Things at work continue to go very well for Mathew, whose fund has risen over 100% in 10 months. He is the toast of the network, and William Flanklin flaunts him everywhere. In private, Grace senses something. She asks Mathew if he has a girlfriend, whome she says shed be excited to meet. He says no, but Grace insists she can sense it. Mathew eventually confesses that his best friend from the war came to see him last week, and it was great to catch up. Grace smiles but seems surprised.
Back to the 1990s. Elderly Grace is talking with grand daughter, by the pool under the sun. “did you suspect anything then?” she asks? Grace says “well, I am good at reading people. It was obvious he was very happy and very fulfilled, far moreso than usual, by his body language, tone of voice, etc. when I realized it was a man making him feel this way, it did cross my mind, but I didn’t think anything of it. From back to the story – their affair had officially begun. An emotional one lead to a physical one.”
One afternoon, matthew and Andrew masturbate together while on the phone, which we learn is becoming a habit. Its also revealed matthew picks up the tab for their very expensive long distance phone bills. Andrew tells matthew how much happier he is now then pre meeting him, saying that he feels very complete and full. Matthew agrees, saying he has never enjoyed someones company like he does Andrews. Matthew has to go, and says he will talk to him soon. Andrew goes to the library at his university to study one afternoon. He returns to his apartment to find Ashley there, saying she has come to live with him. Andrew is surprised, excited, and yet somewhat disappointed. Matthew, on one afternoon, is called into William’s office, where he is told his fund is the most successful in the firm, and he gets a huge bonus in addition to a promotion. Later that day on the phone, Matthew says he is booking a vacation to san Francisco for July to celebrate Andrews graduation, and is paying for Andrew and Ashley to come out (whome he wants to meet). The phone conversation turns sexual, and Andrew begins to “touch himself”. Ashley surprising walks in; Andrew quickly says he has to go and hangs up. Ashley notices and is aroused, but as she begins to get intimate, Andrew suddenly loses his erection. Andrew says he is tired. She asks who he was talking to, and he says matthew, who has some exciting news. He offers to take her to dinner. Meanwhile, matthew is surprised and somewhat hurt by the quick good bye. At dinner, Andrew tells Ashley of the plans to go to San Francisco, where Andrew has always wanted to go, due to Matthew fund success. Ashley is visibly excited to meet him. They get home, now drunk, and Ashley again tries to seduce Andrew. Andrew, this time, tries to have sex, but again cannot get an erection, claiming he feels ‘numb’. He believes he may need to see his doctor, and they fall asleep.
Matthew attends to a large dinner party with his firm, where he chats up numerous high networth investors, all of whome are interested in his advice. Grace and William watch him, William remarks how he handles himself like a politician. “don’t get any ideas”, she says, “he isn’t corrupted”. Grace and Matthew end up talking on a balcony until late at night. Grace even sees William leaving with a far younger girl, and doesn’t care. Grace says she didn’t marry him for love, but for the life he provides for her and her children, which is perfectly honorable. Matthew says he has no plans of marriage any time soon, but will be a one woman man when he gets married. He says Grace could do better, even if he is wealthy. Grace quietly ignores the suggestion. Grace asks him what he will do his bonus, and Matthew tells him his plans. They fall asleep in eachothers arms on a balcony lawn chair. Cut to one afternoon – Matthew and Andrew are chatting on the phone, excitedly talking about SF. Ashley walks into the apartment, and Andrew quickly hangs up. She remarks that they talk on the phone “a lot”, but Andrew passes it off as needing to plan things out. He than goes to the library to study, while Ashley goes to work. She seems down, and he is distant. Andrew comes home late from the library, where he again picks up the phone. He makes sure Ashley is sleeping first, and then picks it up. He calls matthew, saying he just wanted to hear him say “good night” to him, tells him he loves him, and goes to sleep. Matthew finds it sweet. Matthew lands a big investor for his fund, and gets congratulations at work. Grace calls him into her office, where she tries to seduce him but Matthew declines. She again inquires about a girlfriend, though she is far from upset. He says ihe doesn’t have one, but she says he must have ‘somebody’. Matthew says he doesn’t, and he just isn’t in the mood. Grace is annoyed, and asks if he wants to catch a movie, which they do. Meanwhile, Andrew goes to class and aces an exam. He returns home, and checks the copy of matts schedule he has. He knows Matt is home, it ~720 at night. Matthew picks up, and Andrew initiates phone sex. The two begin, when Ashley randomly comes home. Andrew is in the bathroom, and Ashley overhears it. Hearing her, Andrew hangs up on Matthew (which makes him annoyed), and plays it off s if he was just masturbating, and says ‘if I had known youd be home, id have waited’. He then excuses himself. The phone then rings, and Ashley answers. Matthew asks what happened, but Ashley hangs up. Matthew is puzzled, and checks his calendar. SF is in 2 weeks.
The following afternoon, Andrew returns from a final exam (which he aced), to find Ashley sobbing. Ashley is upset at how distant Andrew is towards her, and how he has lost all sexual hunger towards her. She confesses she believes it is because of how close Andrew and matthew are. Andrew is upset and tries to comfort her. He apologizes and blames his school work. Ashley says they are not going to SF, but Andrew says they must, and he is excited to see him. Andrew is very different over the next two weeks and Matthew picks up on it. He is annoyed and upset. Andrew finally tells hi what happened, and says right now he is not interested in anything sexual at all. Matthew is disappointed but says he understands. Andrew grows very upset with himself, thinking he has let his girlfriend and everyone else down, and finds himself depressed at graduation and unexcited for the trip to SF. They go anyway. Grace wishes Matthew fun on his trip.
Upon landing in SF, Ashley and Matthew are happy to meet eachother, though Ashley becomes bothered at the idea of the two of them alone. Matthew becomes upset with how different Andrew is acting, and says he feels like he is away with a stranger. Andrew finally confesses that Ashley catching on, and he cant show it in front of her. Matthew becomes upset, saying it’s too bad, and he should “accept what he finds himself wanting”. Andrew says he wants to be in a relationship with Ashley. The argument becomes heated, with Matthew retorting that he clearly prefers other things to her. Andrew becomes upset and begins to cry, which breaks matthews heart. Andrew says he has messed up, and is going to be forced to hurt someone he really cares about. Matthew is taken aback by this. Through tears, Andrew says he cant disappoint so many people, and tells Matthew that their relationship needs to end, because he must return to being the person he was before they met. Matthew is stunned, and finds himself beyond upset. He says he cant believe what he is hearing. Ashley, we see, is listening to the entire conversation. Matthew, in a fit of rage, gets up, quickly packs his things, and leaves while Andrew sits there in tears. Andrew calls Grace, and gets to use the company plane. Once on board, he begins to sob hysterically.
When he lands, grace picks him up at the airport. He tearfully tells her everything. She is understanding and comforts him, as if he is a child. She tells him she knows saying he is better than him wont help, and says she will try to help him move on. We get a montage of the two of them trying to move on with lives. Both see reminders of eachother in their daily lives which depress them. Matthew continues to move up the ranks at work, and is pressured to run for senate in New york city. Grace sadly sees how depressed matthew becomes. Andrew becomes similarly sad. His girlfriend, Ashley, arranged a wedding, and they get married. Ashley forces happiness around him. Andrew is somewhat happy, but over time, the forced happiness begins to annoy him, and their relationship is strained. Ashley is aware of all that went on, and hoped the wedding would quickly mend their trust issues, but she realizes Andrews love of matthew is far deeper than the surface. Meanwhile, Matthew wins a primary, and will be an actual senate contender in New York. Much to William’s dismay, Grace leaves him when she finally catches him cheating in person. She moves in Matthew, and poses as his significantly older girlfriend, when in reality, they are just very close. One day Andrew sees this in the paper, and tears up. He and Ashley are on the rocks, as Andrew tells her he cant be happy in their current life.
On election night, Matthew wins big. After giving a speech he returns to their apartment, where he breaks down. Grace tries to comfort him, Matthew says he wonders if Andrew was watching. Grace consoles him. Matthew says he finally getting over it, because his sadness has turned to anger, and is slowly but surely leaving. One day, Andrew – now a doctor- is informed someone is there to see him. It’s Grace. She is warm to him, gives him an envelope, and leaves. Andrew reads it, matthew professes that the love he had for Andrew will last forever, and that he knows the life Andrew currently leads is fake. He says to call him if he ever realizes that, and if not wishes him well. A teary Andrew runs to the door, where he sees the back of Matthew in the car grace is leaving in.
7 years later
Andrew in his kitchen, cooking. We see he still lives with Ashley, but they have no children as they once planned, and sleep in separate rooms. They sit down to watch their new TV while they eat. The news is on, and they see they will be interviewing “future presidential candidate” Matthew Carigan Carsythe. Matthew is articulate an charismatic, the engaging, funny, intelligent person from the beginning who slowly disappeared towards the end. Ashley wonders if Andrew should watch it, but he does. The interview mentions Matthew being a well known bachelor prior to finally getting married 2 years ago. Andrew is becoming fairly engaged in the program. The interviewer asks him if he ever loved anyone prior to getting married at age 34. Matthew laughs, and the interviewer presses. Matthew coyly says “I loved, and still love….my go-to. With all my heart. But…it wasn’t meant to be.” Andrew gets teary eyed, watching it. He goes into his room. His wife goes after him, but he locks the door. He digs through his desk drawer, where he finds the picture of the two of them surfing from earlier. The letter is next to it. He stares at himself in his mirror, red, watery eyed piercing through us.
At Matthews office, he gets a letter, posted stamped “from Andrew Redford”. He reads it with Grace at their home. Grace is some what sad, but hugs Matthew, and tells him to “go”.
A plane door opens. Matthew gets out. A car drives him along the gorgeous Hawaiian coast. Matthew gets out when it drops him off, at the beach we recognize as the place they used to hang out, and once took surfing lessons. He stops in tracks. 40 yards away from him is Andrew. The two begin to walk towards each other, and give each other a tremendous embrace.

Back to the 1990s. Grace is talking with her daughter, who finds the story very interesting. “Matthew left politics, Andrew moved to New York, and those two never left each others side again, for as long as they lived”. She stares at her grand daughter. “I was never a believer in true love either, and that is why I married your grand father. I didn’t believe, and I didn’t look. But seeing them…changed my mind. Be open, and keep an eye. True love does exist, even in the rarest of places.”
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maverick

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Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese, has signed on to direct Maverick a political drama set to open in September. Set two months before the Presidential Election, the Republican nominee and runaway front runner, suffers a fatal heart attack. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play the role of Aaron White, an Army soldier who becomes an unexpected candidate for President. Scorsese describes the film as "A dark look behind the scenes of a Presidential Election".




Director - Martin Scorsese




Joseph Gordon-Levitt --- Aaron White

A special forces soldier who becomes an unexpected candidate for President.



Leonardo DiCaprio --- Robert McHale

A political consultant who convinces Aaron to run for President.



Gary Oldman --- Warren Price

An opposing campaign manager and main antagonist in the film.



Jennifer Lawrence --- Sara Evans

Aaron's girlfriend who is accused of breaking up his marriage by the press.




Robert De Niro --- George Daniel

The former running mate and front-runner for the nomination running mate.



Two months before the Presidential election the Republican nominee and runaway front runner, Andrew Michaels suffers a fatal heart attack. In the days after his tragic death, the GOP scrambles to setup special elections to replace the nominee. Early polls prove unfavorable for Michaels’ former running mate George Daniel (De Niro) leaving the race wide open.

In Afghanistan we meet Aaron White (JGL), a special forces soldier nearing the end of his most recent tour. We see Aaron talking to his wife (Lively) on the phone. She tells him that her lawyer has finalized divorce papers and that he needs to sign when he gets home. Aaron agrees, the conversation is not bitter and the separation seems to be mutual. Aaron returns to his room where he sees Sara (Lawrence). It is implied that the two have recently began a relationship that has been kept secret.
Later while watching a news report featuring the new candidates, Aaron’s friend Nick (Gyllenhaal) remarks to Aaron that he would make a better candidate than anyone on the stage. Aaron at first dismisses him, but Nick persists. Nick eventually persuades Aaron to record a video talking about what is wrong with politics in America and what needs to be done to return America to greatness. The video is posted on Nick’s Facebook page. Two days later after returning from a mission they discover the video has gone viral.

In Washington DC we meet Robert McHale (DiCaprio), a frustrated political consultant working on K-Street. McHale sees Aaron’s video and is intrigued. He flies to Germany to meet Aaron who is on his way back from Afghanistan. Robert eventually convinces him that he has a legitimate shot at becoming not only the nation’s youngest President, but the first in years to truly make a difference.

McHale begins forming a makeshift campaign staff and creates a website ‘WriteInWhite.com’ encouraging frustrated voters to vote for Aaron in the first round of primaries. The website is a success, and Aaron receives 10% of the votes in the Iowa primary placing him 3rd in the race.
Embarrassed by being shown up by a man who was not even on the ballot, the other nominees try to draw attention Aaron’s lack of experience. Despite a wave of attack ads Aaron’s poll numbers continue to rise. We meet Warren Price, Daniel’s campaign manager who expresses his extreme frustration with the inability to stem White’s momentum. Price turns to a private investigator to find “the skeletons in his close”

Now raising a large sum of money Aaron’s campaign is in full swing. After earning a spot on the ballet and impressing in his first debate Aaron ties Daniels in the polls and assumes the role as favorite to earn the nomination. However as his momentum reaches an all time high Price starts leaking information from the investigator to the media. Over the course of the next week every mistake that Aaron had ever made in his life comes to light. The most damning accusation that Aaron shot and killed an Iraqi teenage civilian during a reported botched mission. With Price pulling the strings, Daniel is framed as sensible and Aaron as erratic.

Things get worse when news breaks of the “affair” with Sara. The New York Times labels Aaron as “A disgrace to American politics, and to America itself”. Columnists and talking heads from coast to coast call for an Army investigation into the claims of murdering unarmed civilians. Aaron causing his poll numbers to plummet, in less than a week Aaron has gone from presumptive nominee to a punch line.
Robert ignores requests from Daniel’s campaign to drop out and insists to the campaign staff that Aaron can still secure the nomination. Things get worse when Sara begins being harassed by the press day and night. Defeated and unwilling to subject his family or Sara to more tormenting, Aaron announces he is dropping out of the race.

Aaron’s request to redeploy to Afghanistan as soon possible is granted. The next day Robert uses the remaining campaign funds to buy five minutes of airtime during Sunday Night Football. A recording of a group of soldiers from Aaron’s unit is shown.Nick (Gyllenhaal) tell the viewers that Aaron saved five American lives, including his own, by killing the Iraqi teen who was attempting to detonate a suicide vest. He finishes by saying “This should not be the fate of a true hero”

Spurred by the video people from all over the country rally behind Aaron. The fate of the nomination comes down to Super Tuesday. From a base in Afghanistan, Aaron, surrounded by Nick and the other soldiers, watches the election results as he is declared the winner and Republican Nominee.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all the films so far. We also have several people who are really close to finishing theirs. Its no problem if its a little bit late, just PM me your movie once its done and I'll add it onto the front page. With Buckrock's help, they can also be added onto the poll.


I'll have my ballot, and thoughts on the movies later.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll post my ballot later, but at first glance I really like Maverick.
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A lot of these would be easier to read if they were formatted closer to The Damned of Lockhart.
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He Hate Me wrote:
A lot of these would be easier to read if they were formatted closer to The Damned of Lockhart.


We've still got like 2 or 3 movies left, so that might be good advice
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I'm thinking about going for a significant break from these for a while. I'll probably start another one up once everyone's out of school.
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Greg_Jennings wrote:
I'm thinking about going for a significant break from these for a while. I'll probably start another one up once everyone's out of school.

That works for me, near the end of May onward I have nothing but time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put my ballot up tomorrow, but the Coen Brothers one is definitely my favorite
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'll be free to do one this summer. Just been swamped lately and never really found a good idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happened to the other movies?
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