May 092022
 

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Hugo

DirectorMartin Scorsese

Year2011

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In 1931 Paris, 14-year-old Hugo Cabret lives with his widowed father, a clockmaker who works at a museum. Hugo’s father finds a broken automaton – a mechanical man created to write with a pen. He and Hugo try to repair it, documenting their work in a notebook. When his father dies in a fire, Hugo goes to live with his father’s alcoholic brother, Uncle Claude, who maintains the clocks at Gare Montparnasse railway station. When Claude goes missing, Hugo continues maintaining the clocks, fearing that Station Inspector Gustave Dasté will send him away if Claude’s absence is discovered. Hugo attempts to repair the automaton with stolen parts, believing it contains a message from his father, but the machine requires a heart-shaped key.

Hugo is caught stealing parts from a toy store, and the owner, Georges, takes his notebook, threatening to destroy it. Georges’ goddaughter Isabelle suggests that Hugo confront Georges and demand it back. Georges proposes that Hugo work at his toy store as recompense, and after some time he might return the notebook. Hugo accepts and commences work, in addition to his job maintaining the clocks. Isabelle and Hugo become fast friends, and Hugo is astonished to see she wears a heart-shaped key, given to her by Georges. Hugo shows her the automaton, which they activate with the key. It draws a scene from the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, once described to Hugo by his father. Isabelle identifies the drawing’s signature as that of “Georges Méliès” – her godfather. She sneaks Hugo into her home, where they find a hidden cache of drawings, but they are discovered by Georges.

Several days later, at the Film Academy Library, Hugo and Isabelle find a book about the history of cinema that praises Méliès’ contributions. They meet the book’s author, René Tabard, a film expert who is surprised to hear Méliès is alive, as he disappeared after World War I along with the copies of his films. Excited at the chance to meet Méliès again, René agrees to meet Isabelle and Hugo at Georges’ home to show his copy of A Trip to the Moon.

Finding the heart-shaped key on the station railway tracks, Hugo drops down to the track to retrieve it and is run over by an out-of-control train that smashes through the station. He wakes up from the nightmare, but hears an ominous ticking emanating from himself, and discovers he has been turned into the automaton. Hugo wakes up again: it was only another nightmare.

At Georges’ home, his wife Jeanne allows them in after René recognises her as Jeanne d’Alcy, an actress in many of Méliès’ films. They play the film, waking Georges, who is finally convinced to cherish his accomplishments rather than regret his lost dreams. Georges recounts that, as a stage magician, he was fascinated by motion pictures and used film to create imaginative works through his Star Film Company. Forced into bankruptcy after the war, he closed his studio and sold his films. He laments that even an automaton he built and donated to a museum was lost; Hugo realizes it is the one he has repaired.

Hugo races to the station to retrieve the automaton but is caught by Gustave, who has learned of Claude’s death. Gustave threatens to take Hugo to the orphanage. Hugo runs away and manages to evade Gustave by hiding on the outer face of the clock tower, precariously balancing hundreds of feet above the ground. After climbing back down, Hugo races to escape the station but drops the automaton on the tracks. He jumps down to retrieve it and is almost run over by a train, but Gustave saves him and the automaton. Georges arrives and tells Gustave, “This boy belongs to me.”

Sometime later, Georges is named a professor at the Film Academy and is paid tribute through a showcase of his films recovered by René. Hugo and his new family celebrate at the apartment, and Isabelle begins to write down Hugo’s own story.

Nov 222021
 

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Tom & Jerry

DirectorTim Story

Year2021

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In Manhattan, Tom Cat, who dreams of becoming a pianist, plays in Central Park. While, his longtime rival, Jerry Mouse, is in search of a new home. After Tom’s keyboard is destroyed in a fight, he chases Jerry but bumps into a young woman named Kayla Forester, who loses her job as a result. Down on her luck, Kayla wants to prove her capabilities by looking for a position at New York’s fanciest hotel, the Royal Gate. Kayla presents a stolen resume as her own and is hired to help set up a high-profile wedding. While Kayla gets a tour of the hotel, Jerry takes refuge in the hotel where his regular shenanigans involve stealing food and items to ramp up his new lifestyle, and Tom comes up with various strategies to enter the hotel and pursue Jerry.

Local celebrities Preeta Mehta and her fiancé Ben are greeted as they arrive, along with their pets Spike and Toots, who are all unaware of Jerry stealing from Preeta’s handbag, with the exception of Spike. As the couple is escorted to their room, Jerry’s presence is revealed, which puts the wedding and the hotel at risk. Kayla offers to help catch Jerry, but fails and realizes that he won’t be easy to catch. After many failed attempts, Tom successfully enters the hotel, with him and Jerry ending up fighting and wrecking the whole hotel room. Kayla comes to check due to noise complaints and befriends Tom because of their same goal of catching Jerry, which has Tom hired by owner Mr. Dubros to exterminate Jerry. Tom and Kayla are threatened by their boss Terence to be fired, if Tom fails to catch Jerry.

After many failed attempts, Tom designs a big mouse trap and gets Jerry out of the hotel. Meanwhile, Kayla helps with the wedding plans and learns from Preeta that her engagement ring is missing. Jerry returns and reveals to Kayla that he had Preeta’s ring with him, and he agrees to give it back to her, if she lets him stay in the hotel. Before Kayla can agree, Terence returns from walking Spike, and tries to look into Jerry hiding in Kayla’s coat pocket, but ends up creating a huge scene to which Spike, Tom, and Jerry’s ensuing chase destroys the hotel lobby.

Terence is put on leave, while Kayla takes over as event manager for returning the ring stolen by Jerry. Kayla tells Tom and Jerry that, if they want to stay in the hotel, the pair will have to get along and spend the whole next day far away from the hotel together, to which they agree. While Kayla takes care of the hotel and manages the wedding with the crew, Tom and Jerry bond during their trip, but are taken to a pet compound after they inadvertently disrupt a baseball game. A vengeful Terence separately visits Tom and Jerry and tells lies of what the pair said to each other behind their backs, which angers them and incites them to fight at the wedding, resulting in the wedding and the rest of the hotel getting destroyed.

After Kayla admits her deception and leaves in shame while Preeta renounces the wedding, a remorseful Tom and Jerry reconcile with each other. They convince Kayla and the hotel crew, which includes a reluctant Terence, to salvage the wedding, to make up for the hotel being destroyed by their cat-and-mouse battle. The wedding is held at Central Park, where Kayla apologizes to Preeta about the chaos and promises that Tom and Jerry have changed their ways. Ben also apologizes to Preeta because of the extensive expenses, in light of impressing her dad. Kayla and the woman whose resume she had taken from reconcile with each other and get jobs at the hotel, and Tom also gets one as the hotel’s pianist. Tom plays the piano for Toots, with Jerry joining the party, until a mishap causes them to revert to their old habits.

Feb 122019
 

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Let Me In

DirectorMatt Reeves

Year2010

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In March 1983, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a disfigured man is taken to the hospital. An unnamed police detective tries to question him about a recent murder. While the detective answers a call outside the room, the disfigured man jumps out of the window, leaving behind a note that reads “I’m sorry Abby.”

Two weeks earlier, Owen, an unhappy and lonely 12-year-old boy who is neglected by his divorcing parents, sees a young girl, Abby, and an older man moving in next door. Owen and Abby become close friends and start communicating by Morse code through the walls of their apartments. At school, a teenage bully named Kenny and two of his friends constantly terrorize Owen, who lies to his mother about it but tells Abby the truth. Abby encourages him to retaliate and pledges to protect him.

Abby’s companion, Thomas, abducts a local teenager and drains his blood into a jug, only to accidentally spill all of the jug’s contents. Starving, Abby attacks a neighbour and drinks his blood, killing him and forcing Thomas to dispose of the body.

On another night, Thomas hides in the back of another car but is discovered. In the ensuing struggle, the car falls into a ditch and flips over. Trapped, Thomas pours concentrated sulfuric acid on his face, rendering his features unrecognizable and bringing the story back to the first scene. Abby learns what happened and visits Thomas, who lets her drink his blood before falling to his death. That night, Owen is awakened by Abby, who insists he verbally invite her in. She spends the night in his bed and agrees to be his girlfriend.

The next day, Owen’s class goes ice skating on a river. Cornered by the bullies, Owen hits Kenny with a metal pole, splitting his left ear. At the same moment, the students spot the neighbour’s body encased in the ice.

Later, Owen tries to make a blood pact with Abby. Seeing blood, Abby reveals her vampire form and flees, feeding on another neighbour. The next night, Abby admits to Owen that she is a vampire and that Thomas was not her father. Owen discovers an aged photo of her with Thomas as a young boy. Scared, Owen wants to leave, but he is stopped by Abby, who won’t answer his demands on letting him out. Owen finally leaves after asking Abby what will she do to him.

Owen sneaks out to spend the night at Abby’s. In the morning, the detective forces his way into Abby’s apartment and finds her asleep, only to be distracted by Owen. Abby wakes and attacks the detective, killing him. Abby tells Owen she will have to leave town. They share a kiss and he watches tearfully as she enters a taxi and leaves.

During swim class, Kenny, Jimmy, and their friends ambush Owen and begin to drown him, only to be dismembered by Abby. The next day, Owen leaves town on a train, travelling with a large trunk. From inside, a message in Morse code is tapped out. Owen smiles and taps out a response.

May 082018
 

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The Equalizer

DirectorAntoine Fuqua

Year2014

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Robert McCall is a retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency officer who, after promising his now-deceased wife that he would leave his former activities behind, lives quietly in Boston and works at a Home Mart hardware store. McCall befriends many of his co-workers and helps a security guard trainee named Ralph pass his qualification exam. Unable to sleep, McCall spends some late nights reading in a 24/7 diner where he befriends Alina, a teenage prostitute working for the Russian Mafia.

One night, Alina is hospitalized following a brutal beating by her pimp, Slavi. Hearing of the beating, McCall visits Alina’s hospital room and speaks with her friend, Mandy. McCall tracks down Slavi at his office and offers to pay $9,800 for Alina’s freedom. Slavi refuses, dismissing McCall as old and impotent. McCall then kills Slavi and four of his men with skilful close combat efficiency by using the men’s own weapons, various objects in the office, and his bare hands.

Following the killings, Russian Mafia boss Vladimir Pushkin sends his enforcer, Teddy Rensen, to find and eliminate the culprit. In the meantime, Ralph withdraws his security guard application, going to work for his mother at the family restaurant. When McCall learns the restaurant was set on fire by corrupt policemen as an act of extortion, he confronts and beats the officers, forces them to pay back all the money they have extorted, and threatens to publicize their crimes. Ralph then returns to Home Mart and passes his test, becoming a security guard at the store.

In investigating the murders of Pushkin’s henchmen, Rensen questions Alina’s friend Mandy, who tells him that “a nice man–a black man” had come to visit Alina in the hospital. Mandy is then murdered by Rensen. An armed robbery occurs at the Home Mart in which a coworker’s ring is stolen. After the ring is mysteriously returned, McCall is seen cleaning a sledgehammer with a bloodied cloth and putting it back in the store.

After finding video footage of McCall entering the building where the killings of Slavi and the other gangsters occurred, Rensen visits McCall at his apartment under the guise of a police officer and later makes two attempts to capture him. However, McCall escapes after killing one of Rensen’s men and knocking out another.

McCall then visits old friend and fellow former DIA officer Susan Plummer, who uses her resources to give him information on Pushkin and his operations. Plummer informs McCall that Teddy Rensen’s true name is Nikolai Itchenko and that he is a former member of the Russian secret police and Spetsnaz.

Stepping up his actions against Pushkin, McCall subdues Frank Masters–a corrupt policeman working for Pushkin–and forces him to help him gain access to one of Pushkin’s local money-laundering operations. Once there, McCall holds one of Pushkin’s men at gunpoint, subdues his cronies, and orders Masters to inform the police of the money-laundering operation. From Masters, McCall obtains a memory stick loaded with information about Pushkin’s illegal activities, which he emails to the FBI. McCall then confronts Itchenko at a restaurant, revealing that he knows his history and pledging to bring down Pushkin’s criminal enterprise. When McCall destroys a container ship Pushkin used to smuggle goods, Pushkin orders Itchenko to kill McCall.

Itchenko and his men go to Home Mart and take Ralph and several of McCall’s other co-worker’s hostage, threatening to kill them if McCall does not surrender. After arriving at Home Mart, McCall kills Itchenko’s henchmen one by one using booby traps constructed with items in the store; however, he is wounded in the process. After a struggle between McCall and one of Itchenko’s men, Ralph comes back to pull the injured McCall out of the store but is shot in the leg himself. After Ralph escapes, McCall confronts Itchenko and kills him with a nail gun.

Three days later, McCall travels to Moscow and tricks Pushkin into electrocuting himself. After his return to the United States, McCall is politely approached by Alina outside a neighbourhood grocery store. Alina has recovered from her injuries and has found a new job. She thanks McCall for giving her a second chance. McCall is inspired to continue using his skills to help people in need and posts an online advertisement, now identifying himself as “The Equalizer”.