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Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 Luc Besson-penned French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story.
The movie begins as a bicycle messenger races through the downtown streets of New York City. Not just racing through, but doing remarkable stunts, jumping off overpasses, going up and down subway steps etc. Finally the messenger arrives at his or her headquarters as everyone cheers. Off comes the helmet and the driver is introduced as Belle (Queen Latifah). She just broke a speed record. This is her last day, since she's moving on to becoming a taxi driver. As a going away present the gang give her a titanium supercharger for the cab she's been working on.
Belle's boyfriend Jesse (Henry Simmons) is upset with her because she missed their dinner date. Belle finally arrives home and he has fallen asleep waiting for her with a note saying "What happened?" Belle goes downstairs to her garage and installs the...,
Garfield (also known as Garfield: The Movie) is a 2004 live-action movie based on the Jim Davis comic strip Garfield. In this movie, Garfield the cat was created with computer-generated imagery, though all other animals were real.
The movie was directed by Peter Hewitt, produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson, and features Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield.
The movie was released in the United States on June 11, 2004. Reviews of the movie were generally very negative, although Murray's voice work received some positive notices.
A sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, was released in movie theatres on June 16, 2006 in North America.
The movie for the most part follows the comics. Garfield is a fat, lazy, and clever cat who hates Mondays and eats a lot. One day, his owner Jon takes him to the vet. There, they meet a homeless puppy, Odie (portrayed as a "normal" house dog). Dr. Liz Wilson...,
Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. In April 2004, the film was selected for competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. There are more Shrek movies to follow, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg: "We didn't have the guts to tell anybody when we started out, [but] we have two more chapters to tell. Not unlike Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Rings. The difference is they did have the guts to make all three of them 'back-to-back-to-back'".Shrek 2 scored the fourth-largest three-day opening weekend in US history, as well as the largest opening for an animated movie until May 18th, 2007, when it was eclipsed by its sequel Shrek the Third. As of 2006, it is the 3rd highest box office grossing film of all time in the United States. Worldwide, it is the eighth highest grossing film. It went on to be the most successful film in 2004. The associated soundtrack reached the top ten...,
Johnson Family Vacation is an American comedy film directed by Christopher Erskin, released on April 7, 2004 by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The plot deals with a family engaged in a road trip, taking them across the country to a family reunion. The movie stars Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, Bow Wow, Solange Knowles, Steve Harvey, Gabby Soleil,and Shannon Elizabeth.Reviews were poor for the comedy, earning a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the worst-reviewed movies of 2004. Critics generally thought the movie was a bland rip-off of the popular Chevy Chase Vacation films.  One critic went so far as to say that it was the worst film of the year.  The film went on to earn a relatively small $25 million USD in its first three weeks of release in the United States....,
EuroTrip is a 2004 American comedy film produced by the same people as Road Trip and Old School. It tells a story of an American high-school graduate and his friends traveling around Europe.
EuroTrip begins with the main character Scott being dumped by his girlfriend Fiona at his high school graduation in his home state of Ohio. When he's at home, he e-mails his German pen-pal Mieke (which he mistakeningly pronounces as "Mike"), and his friend Cooper says that "Mike" is a sexual predator who will ask to come to America to have sex with him. That night, at a party, Scott finds out that Fiona cheated on him with another guy, Donny, whose band is playing at the party. Scott finds out when Donny's band sings the popular song "Scotty Doesn't Know". When he arrives home, he receives another e-mail from "Mike", who wants to arrange a meeting with Scott. Drunk and angry, he tells Mieke that "he" is a sick perverted freak, but later realizes Mieke is actually a gorgeous German girl. Thus the...,
The Calcium Kid is a British comedy film which was released in 2004. It stars Orlando Bloom as a milkman and amateur boxer. Billie Piper and Michael Pena are also featured. It is directed by Alex De Rakoff and produced by Working Title Films.
Jimmy Connelly (Orlando Bloom) is a milkman who is thrust into the spotlight after a brutal fighter, Pete Wright (Tamer Hassan), gets injured. Under manager Herbie Bush (Omid Djalili), Jimmy must fight the middleweight champion of the world, Jose Mendez (Michael Pena). It includes numerous references to Rocky.
Elf is a 2003 Christmas-themed comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and released in the US on November 7, 2003.It stars Will Ferrell as the film's central character "Buddy". As an infant in a New York orphanage, Buddy had crawled into Santa's bag on Christmas Eve, and Saint Nick unwittingly brought him back to the North Pole. Not knowing to whom the child belonged, it was decided that he would be raised by the elves, and it would never be disclosed to him that he was really a human. When Buddy overhears the other elves talking about him being human, he goes to his adopted father for advice.Buddy's adopted father acknowledges that Buddy is a human, and tells him the entire story of how he got to be raised by elves. Most importantly, he tells Buddy about his human father, Walter Hobbs, who lives in New York City. Buddy soon decides to go off on a quest to find his father, which leads to all kinds of humorous trouble.Elf begins with narration by Papa Elf (played by Bob Newhart),...,
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 action/comedy film, the second of the Charlie's Angels cinematic releases.
The movie was directed by McG, and starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu (as the three "angels" Natalie, Dylan and Alex, respectively), with Bernie Mac (as Jimmy Bosley, foster brother of John Bosley, played by Bill Murray in the first film) and Demi Moore. John Forsythe returned as the voice of Charlie, and Crispin Glover reprised his "Creepy Thin Man" role from the first movie. John Cleese, Matt LeBlanc, Luke Wilson, Shia LaBeouf, and Robert Patrick also appear.
The sequel, although viewed superior in stuntwork, special effects, and art design, was in part panned by critics and moviegoers because they felt that the Angels' seeming ability to know and do anything had been stretched a tad too thin. (For example, one of the angels uses a blacklight to discover a footprint which she then attributes to a special limited edition type of sneaker issued exclusively...,
Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, and Steve Oedekerk. It stars Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Aniston. Steve Carell, Catherine Bell, Lisa Ann Walter, and Philip Baker Hall co-star. Tony Bennett and Juan Valdez make cameo appearances.
When the film was released in American theaters in late May 2003, it took the #1 spot at the box office, grossing $85.7 million, higher than the release of Pearl Harbor, making it the highest-rated Memorial Day weekend opening of any film in motion picture history until the release of X-Men: The Last Stand over Memorial Day 2006. The movie surprised media analysts when it beat The Matrix Reloaded after its first week of release. By the time it left theaters in December 2003, it took in a United States domestic total of over $242 million and $484,572,835 worldwide, breaking records as the highest-grossing live action comedy ever.Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a TV news reporter at,
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film, starring Eddie Murphy. It was written by Geoff Rodkey and was directed by Steve Carr. It was released in theaters on May 9, 2003.
A busy working father is fired after the health division in his company was shut down. Desperate for money, he opens up a day care center with the help of two friends. As it became more populated, a nearby school became less populated; due to the fact Daddy Day Care was much cheaper. The head mistress of that school attempts to shut down Daddy Day Care but fails. The main character and his friend are offered a better job and they decide to take it. The main character soon realizes that the job isn't what he wants to do. He returns to Daddy Day Care only to learn that everybody left and went to the expensive school. He successfully convinces the children and their parents to come back, and Daddy Day Care becomes a success.
The movie was generally panned by critics, but due to its family-friendly image, it managed to...,
Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. It premiered in the U.S. on January 11, 2003. An animated children's feature, titled Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! was produced and released on video in 2004.
The main characters are entrusted with a large sum of money by a mafia boss (Christopher Walken). They travel to Australia where they are meant to deliver the money. However, they become sidetracked when they drive into a kangaroo on the road. The kangaroo (nicknamed Jackie Legs) does regain consciousness, but only after they have put the money-containing-sweater on it. The movie follows their attempts to retrieve this money. This story is similar to an enduring urban legend involving an American tourist losing his wallet in a similar way. Twenty years before this story begins, Charlie Carbone almost drowned at a beach in Brooklyn but was saved by Louis Booker. In the present,...,
The Hot Chick is a 2002 comedy film starring Rob Schneider as the title character — a criminal who mysteriously switches bodies with a popular teenager. The bulk of the film revolves around "Jessica" and her friends figuring out how to get Jessica's body back, as well as dealing with the awkward social situations that arise as a result of two completely different strangers switching bodies.
The movie was directed by Tom Brady, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also had a small role based on a SNL sketch playing the "Mambooza Bongo Player." Sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry, and singers Ashlee Simpson and Michelle Branch also had small roles. It was filmed, in part, at El Segundo High School.
The Hot Chick starts with a scene set in ancient Abyssinia. A princess, disgusted by the groom of her arranged marriage, switches bodies with a slave girl by means of an enchanted set of earrings. This scene segues into a pep rally in which the eponymous "hot chick," Jessica Spencer, is shown...,
Eight Crazy Nights is a 2002 animated musical comedy movie with Adam Sandler about the magic of the holidays.
Set in the fictional small town of Dukesberry in Christmas of 2001, the movie focuses on Davey Stone, a drunk misanthrope with a long criminal record. Arrested in the beginning of the movie for trying to leave a Chinese restaurant without paying the bill and then driving haphazardly around the town, damaging a Christmas tree and giant menorah in the process, he is about to be sentenced to jail when Whitey Duvall, a seventy year old referee from the basketball league Stone used to play in, comes forward at his trial. The judge, at Whitey's suggestion, sentences Stone to be a referee-in-training for the Youth Basketball League under Whitey as his community service. But the judge warns him for the last time, if he breaks one more law, he will be sentenced to ten years in prison.
The next day, Davey is to referee his first game. When he walks onto the floor Whitey tells Davey that...,
The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause is a 2002 film, sequel to the 1994 film, The Santa Clause. All the principal actors from the first film reprise their roles. According to Box Office Mojo, the film cost around $65 million to make and had box receipts approaching $140 million.
The film was followed by another sequel, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, made in 2006.
Eight years have gone by since Scott Calvin first took up the Santa suit, and became subject to The Santa Clause. Now Santa (Tim Allen) is at the top of his game as Head Elf at the North Pole, and couldn't be happier. Until Bernard and co-head elf Curtis break the news; there is another clause. The Mrs. Clause.
Santa/Scott is now pressed to find a "Mrs. Claus" before the next Christmas Eve, or the Clause will be broken and Christmas will die away. At the same time, Abby the Elf delivers more distressing news; Santa's own son Charlie is on the naughty list. Scott must return to his home to search for a wife and set...,
BarberShop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the movie revolves about social life in a south Chicago barbershop. Barbershop also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and provided Ice Cube with a character different from the tough thugs he was so often called upon to portray in movies.Tagline: Everyone's gettin' lined up.On a cold winter Saturday in south-side Chicago, Calvin Palmer, Jr. (Ice Cube) decides he's had enough of trying to keep open the barbershop his father handed down to him. He can't borrow enough money to keep the place open, it's not bringing in enough revenue, and he's more interested in coming up with get-rich-quick schemes to bring in easy money. Without telling his employees or the customers, Calvin sells his barbershop to a greedy...,
Like Mike is a 2002 movie, directed by John Schultz and starring Lil' Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki. The movie was produced by Ameya Deshmukh, and features many cameo appearances by NBA stars.
Bow Wow - Calvin Cambridge
Morris Chestnut - Tracy Reynolds
Johathan Lipnicki - Murph
Brenda Song - Reg Stevens
Jesse Plemons - Ox
Julius Ritter - Marlon
Crispin Glover - Stan Bittleman, Orphanage Director
Robert Foster - Coach Wagner
Eugene Levy - Frank Bernard, GM
NBA players with speaking roles: Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, David Robinson, Chris Webber, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Tracy McGradyNBA players other: many
Like Mike is about a trio of kids who live in an orphanage. They are best friends and they enjoy playing basketball and watching NBA games on television. They are taken by a greedy orphanage director (played by Crispin Glover) to sell chocolates after each of a fictional Los Angeles Knights NBA franchise's home games.
One night after a game, Calvin Cambridge (Lil Bow Wow)...,
Ali G Indahouse: The Movie is a 2002 movie directed by Mark Mylod starring the fictional character Ali G, performed by the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
The film is the first in a sort of trilogy of films based of Baron Cohen's characters from Da Ali G Show television show, the second being Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and the rumoured third being Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.
Ali G is the leader of Da West Staines Massiv, a fictional gang composed of a group of wannabe gangstas from Staines (a small, affluent, suburban town to the west of London); their chief rivals are Da East Staines Massiv. After he goes on a hunger strike and is spotted chained to some railings by the nefarious Deputy Prime minister David Carlton (played by Charles Dance), he is drawn into a world of seedy political...,
The Master of Disguise is a comedy film released in 2002 starring Dana Carvey, James Brolin and Brent Spiner.The plot is centered on Carvey as "Pistachio Disguisey", a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. The patriarch of the Disguisey family (Brolin) is kidnapped by Devlin Bowman (Spiner) in an attempt to steal a variety of priceless artifacts.Taglines:Although the movie was a massive critical failure, it still managed to make back more than double its production budget at the U.S Box Office, grossing approximately 40 million dollars. The plot was considered sophomoric even for a purported children's movie, compounding the fact that there were several "disguises" that would clearly not be recognized by youngsters (Tony Montana from Scarface, for example). In addition, there were many indications that the film was rushed; for example, there are scenes hinted at in the trailers that do not appear in the actual movie. Also, the cinematography and special effects are...,
The Banger Sisters (2002) is an American comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox about the reunion of two middle-aged women who used to be friends and groupies when they were young. The movie starred Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush. It was written and directed by Bob Dolman.
When Suzette (Hawn) is fired from her job as bartender at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, she decides, on the spur of the moment, to travel all the way to Phoenix, Arizona to see her old friend Vinnie (Sarandon). Stranded at a service station without any money to buy some gasoline, she picks up Harry Plummer (Rush), a middle-aged, emotionally challenged author who is on his way to Phoenix to once and for all come to grips with the negative influence his (dead) father has had over his life.
On arriving in Phoenix Suzette has a chance meeting with Vinnie's 18 year-old daughter Hannah (Erika Christensen) who, after some recreational drug use, passes out in Harry's hotel room. When she drives her...,
Wasabi is a 2001 movie directed by Gérard Krawczyk, written and produced by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno and Ryoko Hirosue. In France it was released as Wasabi, la petite moutarde qui monte au nez ("Wasabi, the little mustard that gets right up your nose").
Tagline: Quite possibly the greatest French-Language, English-Subtitled, Japanese Action-Comedy of all time.
A woman dancing provocatively to the enjoyment of nearby club patrons is abruptly hit in the face by Hubert Fiorentini (Reno), an officer within the French Police. He drags her out of the club in handcuffs, assaulting other patrons who wander too close to free the captive woman or attempt to hinder his exit. Unfortunately, one of these patrons includes the Prefect's son.
Hubert Fiorentini is chastized for his vicious and unorthodox methods which he uses to accomplish his goals and is put on paid leave from the force. Despite his success and the seemingly blissful lifestyle of crime fighting, golf, and the love of a...,
Zoolander is a 2001 comedy film based on a pair of short films directed by Ben Stiller and written by Drake Sather and Ben Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television show in 1996 and 1997. The short films and the movie feature Derek Zoolander, a dimwitted male model. The title role is played by Ben Stiller, and in the feature film (which Stiller directed), Zoolander's agent, Maury Ballstein, is played by Jerry Stiller.
In Zoolander, the supremacy of Derek Zoolander as the world's top male model is challenged by the up-and-coming Hansel (Owen Wilson), an acid-tripping, Great Spirit-worshiping throwback to the '60s. Derek is publicly embarrassed at the VH1 Fashion Awards when he tries to accept an award given to his erstwhile rival. Thereafter, Derek is the subject of a Time Magazine cover and article mocking his and other models' lack of intelligence. After Derek's roommates — fellow male models — are killed in a freak gasoline-fight accident, Derek announces his retirement...,
Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 feature film.
The film is a cult comedy about the last day of summer camp in 1981. It stars Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth and members of MTV's sketch comedy group The State. It was directed by David Wain who co-wrote the script with Michael Showalter. Both are members of The State and Stella.
The setting is the fictitious Camp Firewood. It's the last day of summer camp, and the last day for each camper and counselor to find someone to kiss at the end of the big talent show that night. Beth (Garofalo), the camp director, struggles to keep her counselors in order—and her campers alive—while falling in love with Henry (Pierce), an astrophysics associate professor at the local college. Henry has to devise a plan to save the camp from a piece of NASA's SkyLab, which is falling to Earth. Coop (Showalter) has a...,
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) is a comedy starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, loosely based off of the book of the same title written by Donald Westlake, part of the Dortmunder series. The film was directed by Sam Weisman who has directed several other films including for George of the Jungle and D2:The Mighty Ducks. In addition to Lawrence and DeVito, What's the Worst That Could Happen? boasts an additional cast of John Leguizamo, Bernie Mac, Larry Miller, Nora Dunn, GQ, William Fichtner, and others.The film was released in June of 2001 and went on to gross over thirty million dollars at the North American box office. It was considered a moderate success thanks to its worldwide take in box office money.The film was shot at various locations in California and Massachusetts. The locations in Massachusetts include Boston, Concord, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cambridge and Milton. Filming in California primarily took place in Riverside, California.Both Kevin (played by...,
Tomcats is an American comedy film written and directed by Gregory Poirier. The film stars Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, and Jake Busey. Horatio Sanz, Jaime Pressly, Bernie Casey, and David Ogden Stiers co-star.
The story concerns a group of guys who have made a deal to each invest in a fund, which would be paid to the last remaining bachelor of the group. Michael Delaney attempts to get the other remaining bachelor, Kyle Brenner, married so he can claim the fund to pay off a gambling debt. Michael then gets himself into all sorts of misadventures, from getting captured by a young woman with a bizarre BDSM fetish (who seems like a quiet librarian at first glance) to trying to retrieve a surgically-removed testicle.
Down to Earth is a film starring Chris Rock and is about a comedian, Lance (Rock), who is killed before his time. He is given another chance in the body of a rich man. It is a remake of Heaven Can Wait (1978) which, in turn, was a remake of a 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which was based on a stage play by Harry Segall also called Heaven Can Wait. This film is named after the 1947 sequel to Mr. Jordan but from a plot perspective is more closely related to the stage play and the 1941 movie.One of the twists of this version is that Lance is African-American, yet given the body of a rich Caucasian man, thus allowing Rock to capitalize on social commentary, which is a common theme in his comedy act.The film follows Lance Barton, a struggling comedian who constantly gets booed off stage. He has big dreams to land a gig in the final amateur night at the Apollo Theater, but his plans are cut short when a semi truck hits him and kills him. Lance is brought up to Heaven where he meets...,
Human Nature is a 2001 comedy film, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It is Kaufman's second screenplay to be produced, after his debut with Being John Malkovich and stars Tim Robbins, Rhys Ifans, and Patricia Arquette. A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan (Robbins) trains the wild man, Puff (Ifans), in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila (Arquette) fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most. In the power struggle that ensues, an unusual love triangle emerges exposing the perversities of the human heart and the idiosyncrasies of the civilized mind. Human Nature is a comical examination of the trappings of desire in a world where both nature and culture are idealized.Several shots in Human Nature recreate scenes from the Björk music...,
The Emperor's New Groove is an Academy Award-nominated animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. The thirty-ninth film in the Disney animated features canon, The Emperor's New Groove is a wacky comedy, which includes adult as well as child humor, and has more in common with a Looney Tunes or an M-G-M Tex Avery cartoon than a traditional Disney film. Produced by Randy Fullmer and directed by Mark Dindal over a six-year production timeline, The Emperor's New Groove was altered significantly from its original concept as a more traditional Disney musical entitled Kingdom of the Sun, to have been directed by Dindal and Roger Allers (co-director of The Lion King).
While not a blockbuster, The Emperor's New Groove was successful enough to warrant a direct-to-video sequel, Kronk's New Groove, released December 2005, and an animated television series, The Emperor's New School, in...,
Charlie's Angels (2000) is an action/comedy feature film based on (and something of a sequel to) the 1970s television series Charlie's Angels.
The film was directed by McG, and starred: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu as the three "angels"; Bill Murray as Bosley; Sam Rockwell as Eric Knox; and John Forsythe, from the original series, returned as Charlie. Charlie's Angels was followed by a sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), with Bernie Mac as Bosley and Demi Moore as Madison Lee.
The Angels (Diaz as Natalie Cook, Barrymore as Dylan Sanders, and Liu as Alex Munday) have been hired by the president of Knox Technologies (Lynch) to find her "kidnapped" partner, Eric Knox (Rockwell), and to retrieve his stolen software which his rival (Curry) "stole".
It is revealed, however, that their client is in fact the enemy and is using the Angels to gain access to his rival's system. His father, as it happens, was in the Army Intelligence and served with none other than the...,
The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells the story of how the Parkes Observatory was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. It was the top grossing film in Australia in 2000.
Tagline:The first step on the moon nearly stumbled on Earth.The radio telescope at Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, was used by NASA throughout the Apollo program to receive signals in the Southern Hemisphere, along with the NASA Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station near Canberra.
The film tells a somewhat fictionalised story of three Australian technicians (Neill, Harrington, Long) and their American NASA representative (Warburton). It had been decided quite late in the planning for Apollo 11 to include a television camera to broadcast the first steps on the Moon. Due to the timing of this, Australia would be the prime receiving station. The film tells of the three dealing with a variety of problems, from a power outage wiping their...,
Chicken Run is a 2000 stop-motion animation British film made by the Aardman Animations studios (which produced the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit films).
Chicken Run tells the humorous story of a band of chickens who seek escape from their coop before their owners, the unambitious and inconveniently oafish yet suspicious egg farmer Mr. Tweedy and his greedy, overbearing wife, make them all into chicken pies. The film is an homage to the World War II prison films of the 1950s and 1960s (particularly The Great Escape, Stalag 17, and The Birdmen), but it alludes to numerous other films, including Braveheart, the Indiana Jones films, and Star Trek. (Stalag 17 and the latter 3 films or film series were all released by Paramount Pictures, currently sister studio to DreamWorks after Viacom bought the latter in 2005.)
The star roles in the film are those of Ginger (voiced by Julia Sawalha), a hen who has absolute faith that the chickens can fly out of the coop if only they train hard...,
An Extremely Goofy Movie is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film made by The Walt Disney Company. Directed by Steve Bartek, it is the sequel to A Goofy Movie, featuring the return of characters from the television series Goof Troop. The story follows Max's freshman year at college, which is compounded by his father's presence when Goofy arrives at the same college to get a degree.
It is an important time in Max's life, for he is college-bound with his friends P.J. and Bobby. Believing himself to be free of his father, he strives to work together with his friends to become the top team at the college X-Games. Upon arriving, Max quickly gets himself noticed by "Gamma Mu Mu" fraternity who are the reigning X-Games champions, in particular their leader, Bradley Uppercrust III. Bradley invites Max to join his fraternity, but Max refuses if he cannot bring his friends along with them. A rivalry starts between Max's team and Bradley's team, and they bet whoever loses in the finals will be...,
The Replacements is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton and Orlando Jones, and very loosely based on the 1987 National Football League players' strike.
The film opens with a professional football game being played in Washington, D.C. During the final minutes of the game, commentators John Madden and Pat Summerall (playing themselves) discuss the fact that at midnight, all of the players in the League will go on strike since contract negotiations with the owners have failed, perilously close to the end of the regular playing season. Due to League regulations, the strike cannot extend into the post-season. The Sentinels are poised to continue into the post-season play-offs if they win three of the last four regular season games. Edward O'Neil, owner of the Washington Sentinels, contacts former head coach Jimmy McGinty, recruiting him to put together a team of replacement players during the strike. McGinty agrees...,
Toy Story 2 is a CGI animation film and the sequel to Toy Story, and the third Disney / Pixar feature film, which featured the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. Like the first film, Toy Story 2 was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon, and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 19, 1999, in Australia on December 2, 1999 and the United Kingdom on 11 February 2000.
The movie also keeps most of the original characters and voices from the first movie including the likes of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger. They are joined by new members, voicing the new characters such as Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer and Estelle Harris.
The movie is also one of the highest rated films on RottenTomatoes.com.
The movie begins with scenes of a Buzz Lightyear adventure, which turns out to be a video...,
American Movie is a documentary film about the making of an independent film. Milwaukee filmmaker Mark Borchardt feverishly works to finish his independent horror film Coven, but slides into a downward spiral of poor financing and lack of interest from his friends. American Movie was produced by Sarah Price and directed by Chris Smith.The film is subtitled "The Making of Northwestern", but only the first fifteen minutes of the film is about the making of Northwestern; the rest of the film centers on the making of Coven.The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival....,
Being John Malkovich is a 1999 film written by Charlie Kaufman, directed by Spike Jonze, and starring the actor John Gavin Malkovich as John Horatio Malkovich.
The film was widely praised for its originality, both in terms of the script and Jonze's direction. Kaufman's blending of fact and outrageous fiction was a theme continued in his next film with Jonze, Adaptation. Malkovich's performance as himself attracted considerable attention, as did Cameron Diaz's role as the dowdy Lotte.
The film is about a man named Craig Schwartz, an unsuccessful puppeteer involved in a forlorn marriage with his pet-obsessed wife Lotte, who secretly desires to be a transsexual.
Asked by his wife to get a job, Schwartz begins to work as a filing clerk for LesterCorp at their offices on floor 7½ - a floor between floors - in the Mertin Flemmer building in Manhattan. It is while working here that Schwartz discovers a mysterious portal in a wall, which when entered transports him into the consciousness of...,
Big Daddy is a comedy film starring Adam Sandler that was released in 1999.
Sonny Koufax (Sandler) is a carefree slob who has never much taken to adult responsibilities. He studied law in school but never pursued a career and didn't finish his exams. However, as his old buddies start getting married and drifting away and his girlfriend leaves him for a much older man, Sonny realizes that if he doesn't do something soon, he could end up all alone for the rest of his life.
Sonny finds himself in charge of a 5-year-old child. The boy was moved by his dying mother from Buffalo to be with his father, Sonny's roommate. The boy was dropped off at Sonny's door when his roommate was away on a business trip. Sonny contacts his roommate to inform him of the news, but instead of asking his roommate to come back home, he insists that he can handle the situation until he returns.
Sonny gets to know the boy, Julian. They begin having a lot of adventures together. Sonny, in traditional irresponsible...,
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larisa Oleynik, and Larry Miller. A loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew set in a modern American high school, the screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. The movie's title is a twist on The Taming of the Shrew (see below) but is also a reference to a poem written by the film's female lead to describe her bittersweet romance with the male lead. The film was released March 31, 1999 and was a breakout success for stars Stiles and Ledger.On his first day at Padua High, new-kid-in-school Cameron James falls in love with Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore student. However, Cameron is faced with the problem of Bianca being forbidden to date, due to a family rule set by her strict father, an obstetrician paranoid about Bianca getting pregnant. Cameron is...,
The Sex Monster is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Mike Binder.A neurotic businessman (Mike Binder) tries to improve his sex life with his wife (Mariel Hemingway) by encouraging her to have a threesome involving another woman. Fortunately, she likes the idea. Unfortunately, she likes it more than he bargained for....,
The Waterboy is a movie starring Adam Sandler, released in 1998. It co-stars Henry Winkler, Kathy Bates, Jerry Reed, and Fairuza Balk. Lynn Swann, Lawrence Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, and Bill Cowher have cameos, as well as Rob Schneider, who in this movie originated the "You can do it!" guy seen in other Sandler movies. Sandler produced the movie and co-wrote the script with Tim Herlihy. It was directed by Frank Coraci.
The movie was extremely profitable, earning over $160 million in the United States alone and made Sandler a successful actor with
Waterboy becoming his second $100 million film in a year, along with The Wedding Singer.
Sandler's character, Bobby Boucher, bears a strong resemblance to his "The Excited Southerner" comedic skits from his album "What The Hell Happened To Me?" [original research?] He also shares similarities in speech and mannerism to Canteen Boy, a recurring character, also portrayed by Adam Sandler, on Saturday Night Live. Like Bobby, Canteen...,
Practical Magic is a 1998 family fantasy film directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as witches who carry on a family legacy of witchcraft and tragedy. The film is based on a book by Alice Hoffman.For more than 200 years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong in their town. It all began with their ancestor, Maria, who was accused of being a witch. The Craft has passed through every generation to sisters Frances (Stockard Channing) and Jet (Dianne Wiest), their nieces, Gillian (Kidman) and Sally (Bullock) and Sally's two daughters; the women in the family never give birth to boys. The Owens family is cursed: any man who falls in love with an Owens woman will die tragically. The women of the town are apprehensive of the Owens women and their lifestyle, viewing them as evil and connected to the Devil.When Sally was a child, she so despaired of falling victim to the curse, she cast a spell that would protect her from ever...,
Antz is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. It features the voices of well-known actors such as Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken, and Danny Glover as various members of an ant society. Some of the main characters share facial similarities with the actors who voice them. The film was released to DVD in 2006.
An ant colony in Central Park, New York City includes an ant named Z-4195, or "Z" for short. Z (Allen) is a neurotic and individualistic soul living in a society that values strength and conformity. He dreams of a better place where he can truly be himself; upon hearing an ant at a bar talking about the heavenly "Insectopia", Z becomes convinced that such a place must actually exist.
During the same night, Z meets Princess Bala (Stone), herself at odds with her fate as the eventual heir to the throne, in a bar and they dance together. He has no idea who she is, but...,
Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Directed by John Landis, the film featured Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman, with cameos by many musicians. The film is dedicated to John Belushi (1949-1982), John Candy (1950-1994) and Cab Calloway (1907-1994), in loving memory.Blues Brothers 2000 picks up 18 years after The Blues Brothers, with Elwood being released from prison, this time a rather high-tech private prison rather than the old Illinois state prison depicted in the first film. He learns that his brother, Jake (John Belushi) has died, along with their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), and that the orphanage the two had saved in the first film is no more; however he is told of a half brother (of sorts). The "half brother" is the illegitimate son of Curtis, named Cabel "Cab" Chamberlain (Joe Morton). Cab is a chief in the police force and refuses to reunite with or support Elwood, a habitual criminal. Elwood takes a...,
Dirty Work is a 1998 comedy buddy film starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, and directed by Bob Saget. In the film, long-time friends Mitch (Macdonald) and Sam (Lange) start a successful revenge-for-hire business, and try to earn money for heart surgery for Pops (Warden). All goes well until they must do a dirty job for an unscrupulous businessman. In order to be paid, and expose their deadbeat customer, the pair hatch an outrageous revenge scheme of their own.
The film was the first starring vehicle for Macdonald and Lange, and the first film directed by Saget, who left his long-running role as host of America's Funniest Home Videos to begin a directing career. It is the last film appearance by Chris Farley.
The film received broadly negative reviews from critics, and received low box office returns. However, it has since become a cult favorite.
Cameo appearances included Rebecca Romijn as Bearded Lady, John Goodman as Mayor Adrian Riggins (uncredited), Adam Sandler as Satan ...,
Good Burger is a 1997 comedy film from Paramount Pictures directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and Jan Schweiterman. Carmen Electra, Shaquille O'Neal, and George Clinton also make brief cameo appearances in the movie. It was the second film to be marketed under the Nickelodeon name. It was based on the All That sketch of the same name.The plot concerns the exploits of Dexter (Kenan Thompson), a high-schooler who just started working at Good Burger to pay off the debt of a car accident that involved one of his teachers, Mr. Wheat (Sinbad). However, when a new, larger, more popular burger restaurant, Mondo Burger, opens up across the street, the Good Burger employees must try to save their restaurant from being run out of business. The movie was based on the popular Good Burger sketch, in which Mitchell plays the infamous Ed, a not-so bright cashier at a fast food restaurant. After trying to compete with the large...,
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. The plot revolves around two 28-year-old women who appear to have achieved very little success in life and decide to invent fake careers to impress former classmates at their 10 year high school reunion. The characters are taken from the stage play Ladies' Room, which also featured Kudrow.
Michele Weinberger (Kudrow) and Romy White (Sorvino) are two 28-year-old friends living together in Los Angeles, California. They are both single. When the story begins, Romy works as a cashier in a Jaguar car dealership; Michele is unemployed. They live a life of partying and fun and don't take life too seriously. After 10 years of this laid-back lifestyle, they get word of their 10-year high school reunion in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Desperate to make good impressions, they make last ditch attempts to get boyfriends, get better jobs, and...,
Fierce Creatures is a 1997 comedy film, John Cleese and company's follow-up to the wildly popular A Fish Called Wanda. The movie was directed by Fred Schepisi and Robert Young. The story is centred on a British zoo which has been recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod McCain (played by Kevin Kline) and put under the charge of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. The film was dedicated to Gerald Durrell and Peter Cook.
The story centres around Marwood Zoo (named after John Marwood Cleese) that has recently been bought out by Octopus Inc., a corporation that requires all its assets to return a 20% profit margin. Retired policeman Rollo Lee (John Cleese) is put in charge of the zoo, and in order to reach the required profit margin, he creates the "fierce creatures" policy where only potentially lethal animals will be kept in the zoo, based...,
In & Out is a 1997 LGBT comedy film starring Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Tom Selleck, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, and Wilford Brimley. It was one of major Hollywood's few attempts at a comedic "gay movie". It was written by gay screenwriter Paul Rudnick (who also wrote Jeffrey), and directed by Frank Oz. Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, and Jay Leno have cameos.
The film was inspired by Tom Hanks's tearful speech when he accepted his 1994 Oscar (for his role in Philadelphia), in which he mentioned his high-school drama coach Rawley Farnsworth, and his former classmate John Gilkerson, "two of the finest gay Americans, two wonderful men that I had the good fortune to be associated with."
The film was widely noted at the time for a same-sex kiss between Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck lasting 10 seconds.
Joan Cusack was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), an English literature teacher, lives a...,
Orgazmo is a 1997 Comedy/Action film by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated series South Park.The plot of this comedy revolves around mild-mannered Mormon missionary Joe Young (Parker), who gets talked into starring in a porno movie. He agrees to star in the movie in order to earn enough money to marry his fiancée Lisa, in the Salt Lake City temple.In the movie-within-the-movie, he plays a superhero named "Orgazmo" who fights crime (with his sidekick "Choda Boy", played by Dian Bachar) using his ability to make anyone climax with his "Orgazmorator". Following an agreement with the director, Young acts and fights while a "stunt cock" does the rest. Orgazmo goes on to be a smash hit, and the director decides to exploit the missionary. Young's fiancée is upset at his role in the film and leaves, and is kidnapped by the director to ensure Young's participation in further filming.Young then decides to fight back using a real orgazmorator invented by his friend, and...,
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film features many stars, including Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore, Gaby Hoffmann, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn, and Natalie Portman.Set in New York, Venice, and Paris, the film features a rarely used device of having songs sung by ordinary actors not known for their singing. It was among the more critically successful of Allen's later films. The influential critic Roger Ebert once said that it was his favorite of all Allen's films, calling it simply "the best".The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes . The DVD is avaliable from online stores such as Play.comThis film was released in North America on 8 December 1996 on 3 screens. Its opening weekend gross was $131,678 ($43,893 per screen). It ended its North American run with $9,714,482. Outside North America, the film earned an addition $16,104,765, boosting its global gross to $25...,
Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated film starring Michael Jordan opposite Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. It was produced by Ivan Reitman, and directed by Joe Pytka (live-action) and Tony Cervone & Bruce W. Smith (animation). This film was released to movie theatres by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment on November 15, 1996.
Other voices included Bob Bergen as Porky, Tweety, Hubie and Bertie and Marvin the Martian, Bill Farmer as Sylvester and Dee Bradley Baker as Daffy and Taz. The Looney Tunes crew did not return to movie status afterwards until 2004 in Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Space Jam was also converted in a pinball and a video game by Acclaim Entertainment for PC-DOS, Sega Saturn and PlayStation.
A boy named Michael Jordan plays basketball outside his home, telling his father that he wants to one day go to college and play in the NBA. Fast-forward several years, and Michael Jordan has not only fulfilled his...,