Assignment On “Review of Best 10 Movies (IMDb)” Course Title: Management Information System Course Code: CIS-410 Submitted To: Shamima Parvez Lecturer, Department of CSE, Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (BUBT) Submitted By: Intake:24th Program:BBA Section:2 Group Members: Name| ID| NURUL ISLAM| 10112101052| ATIA NAZNIN| 10112101078| Submission Date: 11th May, 2013 * Internet Movie Database (IMDb) The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games.
This includes actors, production crew personnel, and fictional characters featured in these three visual entertainment media. IMDb was launched on October 17, 1990, and in 1998 was acquired by Amazon. com. As of April 27, 2013, IMDb had 2,503,783 titles (includes episodes) and 5,192,493 personalities in its database as well as 43 million registered users. The website has an Alexa rank of 48. * Ranking (IMDb Top 10) The IMDb Top 10 is intended to be a listing of the top ‘rated’ 250 films, based on ratings by the registered users of the website using the methods described.
Only non-documentary theatrical releases running at least forty-five minutes with over 25,000 ratings are considered; all other products are ineligible. Also, the ‘top 10’ rating is based on only the ratings of “regular voters”. In addition to other weightings, the top 250 films are also based on a weighted rating formula referred to in actuarial science as a credibility formula. This label arises because a statistic is taken to be more credible the greater the number of individual pieces of information; in this case from eligible users who submit ratings.
IMDb uses the following formula to calculate the weighted rating: Where: = weighted rating = average for the movie as a number from 0 to 10 (mean) = (Rating) = number of votes for the movie = (votes) = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 250 (currently 25,000) = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7. 1) * IMDb Charts: IMDb Top 10 (Based on 2011) Rank| Rating| Title| Year| Votes| Theatrical poster| 1. | 6. 6| Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides| 2011| 963,986| | 2. | 7. 3| Fast Five| 2011| 686,644| | 3. | 6. 2| Scream 4| 2011| 443,380| | 4. | 6. 3| Cars 2| 2011| 749,895| | 5. | 8. | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2| 2011| 292,449| | 6. | 7. 4| Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows| 2011| 236,946| | 7. | 6. 3| Transformers: Dark of the Moon| 2011| 937,667| | 8. | 6. 5| The Hangover Part II| 2011| 494,254| | 9. | 7. 3| Kung Fu Panda 2| 2011| 688,303| | 10. | 5. 5| Your Highness| 2011| 733,635| | * Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a 2011 fantasyadventure film and the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Gore Verbinski, who had directed the three previous films, was replaced by Rob Marshall, while Jerry Bruckheimer again served as producer. 1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally) in London, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is brought before King George II (Richard Griffiths), who wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before the Spanish locate it. Heading the expedition is Jack’s old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa, now a privateer in service to the Royal Navy after losing his leg and ship, the Black Pearl.
Jack escapes, but his father, Captain Teague,finds him and warns Jack about the Fountain’s tests. He also reveals that someone is impersonating Jack. The impostor is Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Jack’s former lover and the daughter of the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), who practices voodoo magic and wields a magical sword that controls his ship. Jack is taken aboard Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and forced to lead the way to the Fountain and find two silver chalices that once belonged to Juan Ponce de Leon, both believed to be aboard his lost ship.
The Fountain’s water must be drunk simultaneously from the two chalices. The person drinking from the chalice containing a mermaid’s tear has their life extended, while the other person dies, their life drained from their body and their remaining years ‘donated’ to the other. Meanwhile, Gibbs narrowly escapes execution by memorizing and destroying Jack’s map, forcing Barbossa to spare him so he could navigate to the Fountain. Blackbeard seeks the Fountain’s power to circumvent his predestined fatal encounter with “a one-legged man,”(Barbossa) and sets a course for Whitecap Bay.
There they are attacked by a vicious horde of mermaids, but Blackbeard captures one (Astrid Berges-Frisbey). Philip Swift (Sam Claflin), a captive missionary, falls in love with the mermaid and names her Syrena. Blackbeard then sends Jack to retrieve the chalices from de Leon’s ship. When Jack finds the grounded, decaying vessel, Barbossa is waiting inside and the Spanish are in possession of the chalices. However, Barbossa only seeks revenge against Blackbeard for capturing the Black Pearl, which forced Barbossa to amputate his own leg to escape.
He and Jack join forces to defeat Blackbeard, then head to the nearby Spanish camp to steal the chalices. Meanwhile, Syrena, reciprocating Philip’s love, is tricked into shedding a tear which Blackbeard collects, leaving her to die. Philip is forced to go with him. Jack returns with the chalices and Gibbs, with whom he had reunited while assisting Barbossa. Jack and Blackbeard bargain for Jack’s confiscated magical compass and Gibbs’ release. In return, Jack vows to give Blackbeard the chalices and lead him to the Fountain; Blackbeard agrees and Gibbs departs with the compass.
At the Fountain, Blackbeard and his crew are met by Barbossa, and then by the Spanish, who are there to destroy the Fountain, their king believing its power is an abomination against God. A battle ensues and Barbossa stabs Blackbeard with a poison-laced sword. Angelica accidentally cuts herself while removing it from Blackbeard. Barbossa claims Blackbeard’s magical sword, his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and its crew as compensation for his amputated leg. Meanwhile, Philip, though mortally wounded, escapes and returns to free Syrena.
After finding the chalices that the Spaniard had tossed into deep water, Syrena gives them to Jack, then retrieves the dying Philip as she kisses him and takes him underwater. With Blackbeard and Angelica wounded, Jack brings the chalices to them and tries to convince Angelica to drink from the one with the tear, but Blackbeard asks his daughter to sacrifice herself. Angelica agrees and drinks. Knowing that the self-serving Blackbeard would sacrifice his daughter, Jack lied about which chalice contained the tear.
Blackbeard’s body is drained by the waters of the Fountain and destroyed. Although Angelica admits her love for Jack, he strands her on an island, knowing that she may want to avenge Blackbeard. Barbossa, who now captains the Queen Anne’s Revenge, quits being a privateer and returns to piracy. Jack finds Gibbs, who has used the compass to locate the shrunken Black Pearl and is shown to be in possession of all ships Blackbeard had shrunken in bottles. Hoping to bring the Black Pearl to its original size, the two head off into the sunset, determined to continue living a pirate’s life.
In a post-credits scene, Blackbeard’s voodoo doll of Jack has washed ashore on the island and is found by Angelica, to which she reacts with a grin. * Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast ;amp; Furious 5 or Fast ;amp; Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 American action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the fifth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. . Fast Five * When Dominic “Dom” Toretto is being transported to Lompoc prison by bus, his sister Mia Toretto and friend Brian O’Conner lead an assault on the bus, causing it to crash and freeing Dom. While the authorities search for them, the trio escape to Rio de Janeiro. Awaiting Dom’s arrival, Mia and Brian join their friend Vince and other participants on a job to steal three cars from a train. Brian and Mia discover that agents from the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also on the train and that the cars are seized property.
When Dom arrives with the rest of the participants, he realizes that one of them, Zizi, is only interested in stealing one car, a Ford GT40. Dom has Mia steal the car herself before he and Brian fight Zizi and his henchmen, during whichZizi kills the DEA agents assigned to the vehicles. Dom and Brian are captured and brought to crime lord Hernan Reyes, the owner of the cars and Zizi’s boss. Reyes orders the pair be interrogated to discover the location of the car, but they manage to escape and retreat to their safehouse.
While Brian, Dom, and Mia examine the car to discover its importance, Vince arrives and is caught trying to remove a computer chip from it. He admits he was planning to sell the chip to Reyes on his own, and Dom forces him to leave. Brian investigates the chip and discovers it contains details of Reyes’ criminal empire, including the locations of US$100 million in cash. Following the murder of the DEA agents aboard the train, blamed on Dom and his team, DSS agent Luke Hobbs and his team arrive in Rio to arrest Dom and Brian.
With the help of local officer Elena Neves, they travel to Dom’s safehouse, but find it under assault by Reyes’ men. Brian, Dom and Mia escape, and Dom suggests they split up and leave Rio, but Mia announces she is pregnant with Brian’s child. Dom agrees to stick together and suggests they steal Reyes’ money to start a new life. The trio organizes a team to perform the heist, recruiting Han Seoul-Oh, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Gisele Yashar, Leo and Santos. Vince later joins the team after saving Mia from being captured by Reyes’ men, earning Dom’s trust once more.
Hobbs and his team eventually find and arrest Dom, Mia, Brian and Vince. While transporting them to the airport for extradition to the United States, the convoy is attacked by Reyes’ men, who kill Hobbs’ team. Hobbs and Elena are saved by Dom, Brian, Mia and Vince as they fight back against Reyes’ men and escape, but Vince is shot in the process and dies. Wanting to avenge his murdered team, Hobbs and Elena agree to help with the heist. The gang breaks into the police station where Reyes’ money is kept and tear the vault from the building using their cars, dragging it through the city with police in pursuit.
Believing they cannot outrun the police, Dom makes Brian continue without him while he attacks the police and the pursuing Reyes, using the vault attached to his car to smash their vehicles. Brian returns and kills Zizi, while Reyes is badly injured by Dom’s assault. Hobbs arrives on the scene and kills Reyes. Hobbs refuses to let Dom and Brian go free but, unwilling to arrest them, agrees to give them a 24-hour head start to escape. The gang splits Reyes’ money, leaving Vince’s share to his family, before the members go their separate ways.
On a tropical beach, Brian and a visibly pregnant Mia relax. They are met by Dom and Elena. Brian challenges Dom to a final, no-stakes race to prove who is the better driver. In a post-credits scene, Hobbs is given a file by Monica Fuentes concerning the hijack of a military convoy in Berlin. In the file, Hobbs discovers a recent photo of Dom’s former girlfriend Letty Ortiz, who had been presumed dead. * 3. Scream 4 Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghost face Killer.
Scream 4 (stylized as SCRE4M) is a 2011 American slasher film and the fourth installment in the Scream franchise. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream and Scream 2, * On the fifteenth anniversary of the original Woodsboro murders, high school students Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper are attacked and brutally killed by a new Ghostface. The following day, Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro to promote her new book with her publicist Rebecca Walters. After evidence is found in Sidney’s rental car, Sidney becomes a suspect in the murders and must stay in town until the murders are solved.
Her cousin, Jill, who is dealing with the betrayal of her ex-boyfriend, Trevor Sheldon, gets a threatening phone call from Ghostface, as does her friend Olivia Morris. Jill and Olivia, alongside their friend Kirby Reed, are questioned about their calls by Dewey Riley, who is now the sheriff of the town, while one of his deputies, Judy Hicks, assists him in the case. Meanwhile, Dewey’s wife, Gale Weathers-Riley, is struggling with writer’s block. She gives up the writing and decides to investigate the murder instead. Sidney stays with Jill’s mother, Sidney’s aunt Kate Roberts.
Later that night, Olivia, who lives next door to Jill and Kate, is attacked and murdered by Ghostface as Jill and Kirby watch in horror through Jill’s bedroom window. Sidney and Jill rush in to save Olivia, but the killer injures them and gets away; Sidney and Jill are taken to the hospital. In the hospital’s parking garage, Ghostface murders Rebecca. Gale, trying to solve the murders, enlists the help of two high school movie geeks, Charlie Walker and Robbie Mercer, who explain that the killer is using the rules of movie remakes to murder. Charlie concludes that the killer will likely strike at a party being held that night.
Gale goes to the party to investigate. Ghostface injures her but flees when Dewey arrives. Dewey takes her to the hospital. At Jill’s house, Sidney discovers that the policemen assigned to guard the house are dead. She also discovers that Jill has left the house and gone to Kirby’s. Sidney goes down to tell Kate, but the killer appears, kills Kate, and disappears again. After Deputy Judy Hicks arrives, Sidney rushes to Kirby’s house to save Jill on her own. Jill, Kirby, Charlie, Robbie and Trevor are at Kirby’s house when Ghostface appears and murders a drunken Robbie.
Sidney arrives at the house. During a confrontation with Ghostface, Sidney instructs Jill to hide under a bed upstairs, while she narrowly escapes Ghostface. Kirby is forced to answer horror movie trivia to save Charlie, who is tied up outside. Sidney returns upstairs to find Jill. After Kirby answers Ghostface’s questions, she goes outside to untie Charlie, believing that she has won the game. He suddenly stabs her in the stomach and reveals himself as Ghostface, before leaving her for dead. Sidney is confronted by Charlie and a second Ghostface, who is revealed as Jill.
She explains that they want the attention Sidney got for surviving the murders, and that they intend to frame Trevor as Ghostface; she then pulls Trevor out of a closet and shoots him in the groin for his previous betrayal of their relationship, then in the head, killing him. Jill then betrays Charlie and kills him, intending to pin him as Trevor’s accomplice, thus making her the “sole survivor” and “hero. ” Jill stabs Sidney in the stomach. As police near the house, she mutilates herself and plants evidence to make it seem as if Trevor attacked her. Dewey, Judy, and the rest of the police stumble upon the carnage.
Jill is then taken to the hospital. After discovering that Sidney had survived, she goes to Sidney’s hospital room and attempts to finish her. Dewey, Gale, and Judy intervene, having been clued by a detail about Gale’s injury that Jill somehow knew. Jill subdues Sidney’s rescuers, which gives Sidney the chance to shock Jill with a defibrillator and then shoot her in the chest, killing her. Dewey calls in all police units, as media reporters outside confirm Jill as a survivor and a “hero, right out of the movies. ” * Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race.
But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animatedaction comedyspy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by John Lasseter, co-directed by Brad Lewis, written by Ben Queen, and produced by Denise Ream. 4. Cars-2 * As with Cars, Cars 2 takes place in a world populated by anthropomorphic vehicles. British spyFinn McMissile infiltrates the world’s largest untapped oil reserves, owned by a group of “lemon” cars.
After being discovered, he is forced to flee and fake his death. Four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen returns home to Radiator Springs and reunites with his best friend Mater and his girlfriend Sally Carrera. Former oil tycoon Sir Miles Axlerod, now a green power advocate, announces a racing series called the “World Grand Prix” to promote Allinol biofuel. When Italian formula race car Francesco Bernoulli challenges McQueen, he and Mater – along with Luigi, Guido, Fillmore, and Sarge – depart for Tokyo, Japan for the World Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, the lemons, led by Professor Zundapp and an unknown mastermind, secretly plot to secure their oil profits by using a weapon disguised as a television camera to ignite the Allinol fuel. McMissile and partner Holley Shiftwell attempt to rendezvous with American spy car Rod “Torque” Redline at a World Grand Prix promotional event in Tokyo, to receive information about the mastermind; however, Redline is attacked by Zundapp’s henchmen and passes his information to Mater before he is captured. Holley and Finn mistake Mater as their American contact.
Under torture, Zundapp reveals to Torque that Allinol can ignite if impacted by a high electromagnetic pulse. Zundapp demonstrates it on Torque, killing him, but not before they realize that he passed this information to Mater. During the first race, Finn and Holley help Mater evade Zundapp’s henchmen; in the process, Mater inadvertently gives McQueen bad racing advice which causes him to lose the race to Bernouilli. Meanwhile, Zundapp uses the weapon on several race cars. After McQueen falls out with Mater, Finn – who still believes Mater is an American spy – drafts him into foiling Zundapp’s plot.
Finn and Mater escape Zundapp’s henchmen and climb aboard Siddeley. Finn and Holley remove the tracking device on Mater and discover in it a picture of a mysterious British engine, which Mater identified by the engine and rare parts. Finn, Holley, and Mater fly to Paris, France, where they go into a black-market and meet an old friend of Finn’s, Tomber. Finn and Holley show the mysterious engine to Tomber, who tells them that the car with the engine was his best customer, but never met him in person.
Mater explains what he knows about the evil Lemons, and realizes that every Lemon involved with the plot is one of “history’s biggest loser cars. ” Tomber tells Finn, Holley and Mater that the lemons are going to have a secret meeting in Porto Corsa, Italy (where the next race in the World Grand Prix is taken place). In Italy, Mater infiltrates the criminals’ meeting and discovers Zundapp’s plan. Zundapp’s henchmen, meanwhile, use their weapon on several more cars during the race, eventually causing a multi-car pileup on the Casino Bridge.
With the Allinol fuel under suspicion, Axlerod suspends its use for the final race in England; however, McQueen chooses to continue using it. The criminals decide to kill McQueen in the next race; upon hearing this, Mater is exposed and is captured along with McMissile and Shiftwell, and tied up inside Big Bentley’s bell tower in London, England. Mater realizes how foolishly he has been acting. The criminals use the weapon on McQueen during the race, but nothing happens. Mater escapes to warn his friends of a bomb planted in McQueen’s pit stop, but McMissile and Shiftwell find that the bomb was actually planted on Mater.
They warn Mater about the bomb, and he flees to protect his friends. However, he is pursued by McQueen in an attempt to reconcile, unaware of the danger until they are beyond the range of Zundapp’s remote detonator. He sends his henchmen to kill McQueen and Mater, but they are foiled by the combined efforts of McMissile, Shiftwell, and the Radiator Springs residents. Upon his capture, Zundapp reveals that only the person who installed the bomb can deactivate it, and Mater realizes that Axlerod is the mastermind behind the plot. Mater confronts Axlerod, trapping him next to the bomb.
Axlerod finally deactivates the bomb, and he, Zundapp and the lemons are arrested by the police. As a reward for his heroism, Mater receives an honorary knighthood from the Queen and returns home with his friends, where the cars from the Grand Prix take part in the unofficial Radiator Springs Grand Prix. Fillmore reveals that before the last race, Sarge replaced McQueen’s Allinol with Fillmore’s organic fuel, which prevented McQueen from being affected by the weapon. McMissile and Shiftwell invite Mater to join them in another spy mission, but he graciously turns it down but asks Shiftwell for a date when she returns which she accepts.
He gets to keep the rockets they gave him earlier, which he uses in the Radiator Springs race. In the credits, Mater and McQueen are seen in various locations, including London, Paris, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Hawaii, and Emeryville, CA, where the Pixar studio is shown. * Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures. It is the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel by J. K. Rowling. 5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 * As Lord Voldemort retrieves the legendary, powerful [[Elder Wand]] from Albus Dumbledore’s grave, Severus Snape has become Hogwarts headmaster. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor.
WandmakerOllivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy’s has changed its allegiance to Harry. In Bellatrix’s vault, Harry discovers the Horcrux is Helga Hufflepuff’s cup. He retrieves it, but Griphook snatches the sword of Godric Gryffindor and abandons the trio, leaving them cornered by the alerted security. The three release the dragon guardian and flee on its back. Harry sees a vision of Voldemort killing goblins, including Griphook, and learns Voldemort is aware of the theft. Harry also realises there is a Horcrux at Hogwarts somehow connected to Rowena Ravenclaw.
The trio apparate into Hogsmeade, where Aberforth Dumbledore instructs the portrait of his deceased younger sister, Ariana, to fetch Neville Longbottom, who leads the trio through a secret passageway into Hogwarts. Snape hears of Harry’s return and warns staff and students of punishment for aiding Harry. Harry confronts Snape, who flees after Minerva McGonagall challenges him to a duel. McGonagall gathers the Hogwarts community for battle. At Luna Lovegood’s insistence, Harry speaks to Helena Ravenclaw’s ghost, who reveals that Voldemort performed “dark magic” on her mother’s diadem, which is in the Room of Requirement.
In the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione destroys the Horcrux cup with a Basilisk fang. In the Room of Requirement, Draco, Gregory Goyle and BlaiseZabini attack Harry, but Ron and Hermione intervene. Crabbe casts a Fiendfyre curse and, unable to control it, is burned to death while Harry and his friends save Malfoy and Zabini. Harry stabs the diadem with the Basilisk fang and Ron kicks it into the Room of Requirement, where it is destroyed. As Voldemort’s forces attack, Harry, seeing into Voldemort’s mind, realises that Voldemort’s snake Nagini is the final Horcrux.
After entering the boathouse, the trio witness Voldemort telling Snape that the Elder Wand cannot serve Voldemort until Snape dies; he then orders Nagini to kill Snape. Before dying, Snape tells Harry to take his memories to the Pensieve. In the chaos at Hogwarts, Fred, Lupin, and Tonks have been killed. Harry learns from Snape’s memories that Snape truly and strongly loved Harry’s late mother, Lily, but despised his father, James, who had bullied him. Following her death, Snape worked secretly with Dumbledore to protect Harry from Voldemort because of his genuine and deep romantic love feelings for Lily.
Harry also learns Dumbledore’s death at Snape’s hands was planned between them, and that the Patronus doe he saw in the woods that led him to the sword had been conjured by Snape. Harry discovers he became a Horcrux when Voldemort originally failed to kill him and that Harry must die to destroy the piece of Voldemort’s soul within him. Harry goes to die at the hands of Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest. Voldemort casts the Killing Curse upon Harry, who finds himself in limbo, where Dumbledore’s spirit meets him and explains that the part of Voldemort within Harry was killed by Voldemort’s own curse.
Harry returns to his body, determined to defeat Voldemort once and for all. Voldemort announces Harry’s apparent “death” to everyone at Hogwarts, and says anyone who defies him will be killed. As Neville gives a defiant response, Harry reveals he is very much alive. Neville draws the Sword of Gryffindor from the Sorting Hat, and as Harry confronts Voldemort in a duel throughout the castle, Neville decapitates Nagini, leaving Voldemort mortal. Molly Weasley kills Bellatrix in the Great Hall. The final stand of Harry and Voldemort’s fight is Voldemort’s own Killing Curse rebounding and obliterating him.
After the battle, Harry explains to Ron and Hermione that the Elder Wand had recognized him as its true master because he had disarmed Draco, who earlier had disarmed its previous owner, Dumbledore. Harry snaps the Elder Wand, rejecting its tremendous power. Nineteen years later, Harry and Ginny Potter, with Ron and Hermione Weasley and Draco, proudly watch their own children leaving for Hogwarts from King’s Cross station. * Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American actionmystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay is written by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney. 6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows In 1891, Irene Adler delivers a package to DrHoffmanstahl; payment for a letter he was to deliver. Hoffmanstahl opens the package, triggering a hidden bomb that is prevented from detonating by the intervention of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes takes the letter and disposes of the bomb while Adler and Hoffmanstahl escape. Holmes later finds Hoffmanstahl assassinated.
Adler meets with Professor Moriarty to explain the events, but Moriarty poisons and kills her — deeming her position compromised by her love for Holmes. Some time later, Dr Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street, where Holmes discloses that he is investigating a series of seemingly unrelated murders, terrorist attacks and business acquisitions that he has connected to Moriarty. Holmes meets with a French Manouche Gypsy fortune-teller Simza, the intended recipient of the letter he had taken from Adler, sent by her brother Rene. Holmes defeats an assassin sent to kill Simza, but she flees before Holmes can interrogate her.
After the wedding of Watson and Mary Morstan, Holmes meets Moriarty for the first time. Moriarty informs Holmes that he murdered Adler and will kill Watson and Mary if Holmes’ interference continues. Moriarty’s men attack Watson and Mary on a train to their honeymoon. Holmes, having followed the pair to protect them, throws Mary from the train into a river below where she is picked up by Holmes’ waiting brother, Mycroft. After defeating Moriarty’s men, Holmes and Watson travel to Paris to locate Simza. When she is found, Holmes tells Simza that she has been targeted because Rene is working for Moriarty, and may have told her about his plans.
Simza takes the pair to the headquarters of an anarchist group to which she and Rene had formerly belonged. They learn that the anarchists have been forced to plant bombs for Moriarty. The trio follows Holmes’ deduction that the bomb is in the Paris Opera. However, Holmes realises too late that he has been tricked and that the bomb is in a nearby hotel; the bomb kills a number of assembled businessmen. Holmes discovers that the bomb was a cover for the assassination of Meinhard, one of the attendees, by Moriarty’s aide, Sebastian Moran. Meinhard’s death grants Moriarty ownership of Meinhard’s weapons factory in Germany.
Holmes, Watson and Simza travel there, following clues in Rene’s letters. At the factory, Moriarty holds Holmes hostage and tortures him while Watson is under sniper fire from Moran. Holmes deduces Moriarty’s plot, revealing that the Professor secretly acquired shares in multiple war profiteering companies, and intends to instigate a world war to make himself a fortune. Meanwhile, Watson uses the cannon he had been hiding behind to destroy the watchtower in which Moran is concealed. The structure collapses into the warehouse where Moriarty is holding Holmes captive.
Watson, Simza, and an injured Holmes reunite and escape aboard a moving train. Holmes deduces that Moriarty’s final target will be a peace summit in Switzerland, creating an international incident. At the summit, Holmes reveals that Rene is the assassin and that he is disguised as one of the ambassadors, having been given radical reconstructive surgery by Hoffmanstahl. Holmes and Moriarty, who is also in attendance, retreat outside to discuss their competing plans. Watson and Simza find Rene and stop his assassination attempt, but Rene is himself killed by Moran.
Outside, Holmes reveals that during an earlier encounter, he replaced Moriarty’s personal diary that contained all his plans and financing with a duplicate. The original was sent to Mary in London, who decrypted the code using a book that Holmes had noticed in Moriarty’s office during their first meeting. Mary passes the information to Inspector Lestrade who seizes Moriarty’s assets, financially crippling him. Holmes and Moriarty anticipate an impending physical confrontation, and both realize Moriarty will win due to Holmes’ injured shoulder.
Holmes instead tackles Moriarty over the balcony and into the Reichenbach waterfall below. The pair are presumed dead. Following Holmes’ funeral, Watson and Mary prepare for their belated honeymoon when Watson receives a package containing a breathing device of Mycroft’s that Holmes had noticed before the summit. Contemplating that Holmes may still be alive, Watson leaves his office to find the delivery man. Holmes, having concealed himself in Watson’s office, reads Watson’s memoirs on the typewriter and adds a question mark after the words “The End”. * 7. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fictionaction film based on the Transformers toy line. First released on June 23, 2011, it is the third installment of the live-actionTransformers film series. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. In 1961, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war between the benevolent Autobots and the malevolent Decepticons, crash lands on the dark side of Earth’s Moon.
The crash is detected on Earth by NASA, and President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to put a man on the Moon as a cover for investigating the craft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. In the present, the Autobots assist the United States military in preventing conflicts around the globe. During a mission to Chernobyl to investigate suspected alien technology, Optimus Prime finds a fuel cell from the Ark, discovering that it had survived its journey from Cybertron. The Autobots are attacked by Shockwave, who manages to escape.
After learning of the top-secret mission to the Moon, the Autobots travel there to explore the Ark. They discover a comatose Sentinel Prime – Optimus’ predecessor as leader of the Autobots – and the Pillars he created as a means of establishing a Space Bridge between two points to teleport matter. After returning to Earth, Optimus uses the energy of his Matrix of Leadership to revive Sentinel Prime. Meanwhile, Sam Witwicky is frustrated that he is unable to work with the Autobots or find a job. He also becomes envious of the close relationship between his new girlfriend, Carly Spencer, and her boss Dylan Gould.
After finding work, Sam is provided information by his eccentric co-worker Jerry Wang about the Ark, before Jerry is assassinated by the DecepticonLaserbeak. Sam contacts the now-independently wealthy Seymour Simmons, and together they realize that the Decepticons and their leader, Megatron, are murdering people connected to the American and Russian space missions to the Ark. They locate two surviving Russian cosmonauts, who reveal satellite photos of hundreds of Pillars being stockpiled on the Moon. Sam realizes that the Decepticons aided the Ark long before the Autobots’ mission and intentionally left Sentinel and five Pillars behind to lure the Autobots into a trap – Sentinel being the key to activating the Pillars and the Decepticons lacking the means to revive him. The Autobots rush to return Sentinel to their base for protection but Sentinel betrays them and kills the AutobotIronhide, revealing he had made a deal with Megatron to ensure the survival of the Cybertronian race. Sentinel uses the Pillars to transport hundreds of concealed Decepticons from the Moon to Earth.
Carly is captured by Gould, who is revealed to be in the service of the Decepticons. The Autobots are exiled from Earth at the demand of the Decepticons to avoid war, but as their ship leaves Earth it is destroyed by Megatron’s second-in-command, Starscream, seemingly killing the Autobots. The Decepticons, led by Megatron and Sentinel, seize Chicago as their agents place Pillars around the world. Gould reveals to Carly that the Decepticons plan to transport their homeworld of Cybertron to the Solar System, then to enslave humanity and use Earth’s resources to rebuild their world.
Sam teams with USAFChief Robert Epps to go into Chicago to save Carly, but they are nearly killed by Decepticon forces before the Autobots intervene, revealing they concealed themselves during the launch of their ship to convince the Decepticons they were destroyed as well as to prove to the humans that the Decepticons were untrustworthy. Working together, the Autobots and human soldiers manage to rescue Carly and destroy Laserbeak, Starscream, Soundwave, Barricade, and Shockwave, with Optimus using Shockwave’s arm-cannon to blast the Control Pillar, disabling the Space Bridge.
Sam confronts Gould as he reactivates the Control Pillar, and knocks Gould into the Pillar, electrocuting him. Bumblebee and Ratchet arrive and destroy the Control Pillar, permanently disabling the Bridge and causing the partially transported Cybertron to implode. Optimus and Sentinel fight while Carly convinces Megatron that he will be replaced as leader of the Decepticons by Sentinel. Sentinel severs Optimus’ arm, and is about to execute him when Megatron intervenes, incapacitating Sentinel. Megatron invokes Optimus for a truce, having the desire to become the one in charge again.
Optimus refuses and attacks Megatron, decapitating and killing him. Sentinel pleads for his life but Optimus executes him too for betraying his own principles. With the Decepticons defeated, Carly and Sam are reunited and the Autobots accept that, with Cybertron gone for good, Earth is now their home. * 8. The Hangover Part II Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. The Hangover Part II is a 2011 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009’s The Hangover and the second film in The Hangover franchise. Todd Phillips directed the film in addition to co-authoring the script with Craig Mazin, and Scot Armstrong. Two years after their escapade in Las Vegas, Stu Price, Phil Wenneck, Alan Garner and Doug Billings travel to Thailand to celebrate Stu’s impending wedding to Lauren. Much to Alan’s dismay, they are joined by Lauren’s younger brother, Teddy. During Lauren’s father’s toast, he shows his disapproval of Stu by comparing him to congee. At the end of the night, Stu hesitantly joins Phil, Doug, Alan and Teddy for a beer.
Sitting at a campfire and roasting marshmallows, the group toast to Stu and Lauren’s future happiness. The following morning, Phil, Stu and Alan, along with flamboyant gangster Leslie Chow – whom Alan befriended after Las Vegas – and a chain-smoking capuchin monkey, awaken in a dirty hotel room in Bangkok. Stu has a face tattoo (a replica of Mike Tyson’s tattoo), and Alan’s head is completely shaved. However, they cannot find Teddy, only discovering his severed finger. Chow begins recalling the events of the prior night, but he seemingly dies after snorting a line of cocaine.
Panicked, the trio dispose of Chow’s body in an ice box. Through a tip from Doug who is still at the resort, they go to a prison to pick up Teddy but are given a wheelchair-bound elderly Buddhist monk, who knows more about what happened, but does not reveal anything: he has taken a vow of silence, and rejects also an alternative such as writing something down. After finding a business card, they travel to a neighborhood smouldering in ruins. They enter a nearby tattoo parlor where Stu got his tattoo, and they learn that they had started a fight that escalated into a riot.
The trio then return the monk to his Buddhist temple, where they are encouraged by the head monk to meditate. Alan is able to recall that they had been at a strip club. There, they learn that Stu had engaged in sex with a kathoey prostitute. Upon exiting, the trio is attacked by two Russian mobsters from whom they had stolen the monkey, and Phil is shot in the arm. After Phil is treated at a clinic, Alan confesses that he had drugged some of the marshmallows from the previous night with muscle relaxants and ADHD medication in order to sedate Teddy but accidentally mixed up the bags.
After noticing an address and time point for a meeting written on Alan’s stomach, the trio meet up with another gangster, Kingsley, who demands Chow’s bank account code and password by the next morning in exchange for Teddy. They return to the hotel to try to find Chow’s password, only to discover that he is still alive. They steal the monkey (who had the code given to him by Chow inside his jacket for safe-keeping) back from the Russian mobsters through a violent car chase, during which the monkey is shot and injured.
After taking the code and leaving the monkey at a veterinary clinic, the group complete the deal with Kingsley. Suddenly, Interpol agents appear and arrest Chow. Kingsley turns out to be an undercover agent, who tells the trio that the police had used the information that Teddy had disappeared to arrest Chow and Kingsley actually does not know where Teddy is. Desperate and out of clues, Phil once again calls Doug’s wife Tracy. Stu then has an epiphany and the trio rushes back to the hotel and find Teddy in the elevator unharmed (albeit still missing a finger).
Teddy had woken up in the middle of the night to get more ice for his severed finger (after the first bucket of ice had melted) but became trapped after the power went out. The four use Chow’s speedboat, the keys for which were in Teddy’s pocket, to travel back to the wedding reception. Arriving on land just as Lauren’s father is about to cancel the wedding, Stu makes a defiant speech where he rejects being boring and instead states that he is in fact quite wild. Impressed, Lauren’s father gives the couple his blessing.
After the wedding continues on, Alan presents Stu with a special gift at the post-reception dance: a musical guest performance by Mike Tyson. Teddy later discovers that he had taken many pictures during the night on his cell phone. The group, along with Tyson, agree to look at the pictures together once (some of which reveal Teddy lost his finger playing the knife game) before erasing the evidence of their exploits once again. * 9. Kung Fu Panda-2 Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animatedmartial artsactioncomedy-drama film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Kung Fu Panda. An opening narration tells that, years before the events of the first film, Shen, the son of a peacock clan that rules Gongmen City in ancient China, seeks to harness fireworks as a weapon. After discovering from the court’s goat soothsayer that “a warrior of black-and-white” will defeat him, Shen leads an army to exterminate the panda population to avert the prophecy.
Shen’s parents are horrified at this atrocity and exile their son, who swears revenge. Thirty years later, Po is living his dream as the Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. His teacher Shifu tells him, however, he has yet to achieve inner peace. While defending a village from wolf bandits who have been stealing refined metal for Shen, Po is distracted by a symbol on the head wolf’s armor, which causes Po to have a flashback of his mother and allows the wolves to escape.
Po asks his goose father, Mr. Ping, of his origins. Ping reveals that he found Po as an infant in a radish crate and adopted him, but Po remains unsatisfied, wondering how and why he wound up in the Valley of Peace to begin with. Shifu receives word that Shen has killed Thundering Rhino, the leader of the kung fu council protecting Gongmen City, and is plotting to destroy kung fu tradition and conquer China with his newly developed weapon, a cannon. Po and the Furious Five set out to Gongmen City to stop Shen and destroy his weapon.
They find the city occupied by Shen’s forces, with the two surviving council members Storming Ox and Croc imprisoned. The heroes ask the council members for help to liberate the city, but the two cite their helplessness against Shen’s weapon and refuse. Po and the Five are discovered by the wolf leader and give chase, only to be captured in front of Shen’s tower. Upon being brought before Shen in his tower, Po and the Five free themselves and destroy Shen’s cannon. However, Po is again distracted by a flashback upon seeing the same ymbol as before on Shen’s plumage, allowing Shen to escape and destroy the tower with an arsenal of cannons. After Po and the Five escape, Tigress confronts Po over his distraction. Po reluctantly explains that he remembers Shen’s presence on the night he was separated from his parents, and wants answers about his past from Shen. Though empathetic, Tigress tells Po to stay behind for his own safety. Po nonetheless breaks into Shen’s cannon factory to question him, inadvertently foiling the Five’s plan to destroy the factory.
Shen claims that Po’s parents abandoned him, and then blasts Po out of the factory into a river with a cannon. Po survives the blast and is rescued by Shen’s soothsayer, who has been exiled by Shen to the ruins of the nearby village where Po was born. Guided by the soothsayer to embrace his past, Po remembers that when he was an infant, his parents had sacrificed themselves to save him from Shen’s army, his mother hiding him in a radish crate and luring Shen’s forces away from him. Po thus attains inner peace, realizing that he had lived a happy and fulfilling life despite this early tragedy.
Po returns to Gongmen City to save the captive Five and prevent Shen’s conquest of China. During the ensuing battle (in which Ox and Croc participate after being persuaded by Shifu, who also helps), Po modifies the movements used during his inner peace training to redirect Shen’s cannon fire against his own armada, destroying it. Po then urges Shen to let go of his own past, but Shen attacks Po until he inadvertently slashes the ropes holding up his last cannon, which falls and crushes Shen. Victorious, Po returns to the Valley of Peace and reunites with Mr.
Ping, lovingly declaring the goose to be his father. At the same time, Po’s biological father is shown to be living in a far-off, hidden village inhabited by surviving pandas, and senses that his son is alive. * When Prince Fabious’s bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasylowbrowcomedy film from director David Gordon Green of the stoner filmaction comedyPineapple Express, starring Pineapple leads Danny McBride and James Franco, with Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel.
Written by McBride and Ben Best, the film was released on April 8, 2011. 10. Your Highness Thadeous and Fabious (Danny McBride and James Franco) are sons of King Tallious (Charles Dance). They are warriors: Fabious is dashing and skilled and Thadeous is lazy and ineffectual. While celebrating his latest victory over the evil sorcerer, Leezar (Justin Theroux), who has been ravaging Tallious’s kingdom, Fabious introduces the virgin Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) whom he freed from a tower and wishes to marry.
Though his brother makes him the best man, Thadeous skips the wedding after overhearing Fabious’s Knights Elite, led by Boremont (Damian Lewis), talk about him negatively. The wedding is then crashed by Leezar, who reveals himself to be the one who placed Belladona in the tower. Leezar re-kidnaps Belladona and flees. Returning to the castle with his servant Courtney (RasmusHardiker), Thadeous is forced into joining Fabious on his quest to rescue Belladonna.
Visiting the Great Wise Wizard, Thadeous and Fabious learn that Leezar is attempting to fulfill a prophecy of a warlock having sex with a maiden when the two moons converge, impregnating her with a dragon that will allow him to take over King Tallious’ kingdom. To destroy Leezar, they are given a magic compass that would lead them to the Blade of Unicorn, located within a labyrinth. On the way there, they learn Fabious’s slave, Julie (Toby Jones) has been reporting to Leezar of their progress and that the Knights Elite are serving the warlock.
Fabious sends his mechanical bird Simon to tell the king of the betrayal by the Knights Elite and request reinforcements. Then Thadeous, Fabious and Courtney are captured by nymphs under their leader, Marteetee (John Fricker), who imprisons them at an arena, where Fabious kills off Marteetee’s finest warrior. In retaliation, Marteetee summons a hydra-like monster to kill them. Thadeous and Fabious are rescued by Isabel (Natalie Portman), a warrior seeking revenge for her father’s murder at Marteetee’s hands. Later that night, Thadeous learns that Isabel is also after Leezar for the slaughter of her brothers.
The next day, the party learns too late that Isabel stole the compass from Thadeous. Fabious decides to find the Blade of Unicorn alone as Thadeous and Courtney go to a tavern, where they find Isabel and steal the compass back. But finding that his brother has been captured by Leezar’s men, Thadeous wins Isabel over as they join forces, entering the labyrinth where they encounter a minotaur. After becoming separated from the others, Thadeous retrieves the Blade of Unicorn and slays the minotaur. Thadeous and his group make their way to Leezar’s castle and free Fabious, giving him the Sword of Unicorn.
As the others kill off Julie, Boremont’s men, and Leezar’s three witches, Fabious uses the Blade of Unicorn to end Leezar’s life before he can rape Belladonna, saving the kingdom. After their victory, Isabel leaves for another quest, and the heroes return home. Fabious and Belladonna marry. Thadeous is approached by Isabel, who reveals that she has fallen in love with him. However, for them to have sex, he must first slay the witch that cast a spell on her, locking her in a chastity belt. Though he is not in the mood to go out, Isabel’s suggestion convinces him to go on a new adventure.