Furious 8 PosterFurious 8


Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto

Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs

Channing Tatum as Bradley O’Conner

Liam Neeson as Bernard Shaw

Helen Mirren as Verona Shaw

Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw

Michelle Rodriguez as Letty

Ludacris as Tej

Tyrese Gibson as Roman

Luke Evans as Owen Shaw

and Ronda Rousey as Cornelia Shaw


Any successful pitch for Furious 8 must answer three main questions:

  1. How do we move on without Paul Walker? (While knowing that emotionally, we never will.)
  2. What about Helen Mirren? (And does her role have to be the obvious, ‘she’s Jason Statham’s mother’ storyline?)
  3. How do we top planes out of the sky… and tanks out of trucks… and a vault in the street… and the entire Dubai sequence – that shit was ridiculous.

All of these questions will be answered as we go. But, as with all things Fast and Furious, we start with the most important thing in the world: La Familia.

Let’s get to it…

My father.
He used to…. ah… He used to have a barbecue every Sunday after church.
For everybody in the neighborhood.
If you didn’t go to church, you didn’t get any barbecue.
Every single day he was in the shop, and every single night,
he was at the kitchen table with Mia, helping her with her homework.
Even after she went to sleep, he’d stay up for a few more hours so he could learn the next chapter and help her the next day.
I remember everything about my fathahh.

– Dominic Toretto, Fast Five


A pair of gloved hands grip a chrome black steering wheel.

Some kind of matte black sports car (product placement TBD) cruises down a nearly empty Washington D.C. street at night.

We see a strong chin clenched stoically behind the wheel of the car. The chin belongs to a white male in his 60s. We watch his lips move as he speaks for the first time. His accent is Irish: “Almost there.”

From the man’s earpiece, we hear a strong female English-accented voice respond: “Took you long enough.”

The man pushes down on the accelerator and speeds forward. Suddenly, he whips a right at an intersection and comes to a stop in front a familiar building:

The Pentagon – Washington D.C..

The man sits in the driver’s seat, waiting. He checks his watch. Suddenly, we hear the sound of a helicopter over head. The man looks up into the sky as the chopper cruises overhead. The man speaks into his Bluetooth earpiece: “Was wondering when you’d catch up.”

“Very funny,” the female voice responds. “Stand by.”

The man in the driver’s seat watches as THE HELICOPTER FIRES TWO GIGANTIC MISSILES right at the Pentagon building. The missiles explode the base of the building, leaving a giant hole in the foundation of the fortress.

The man speaks into his earpiece: “Your aim’s not what it used to be. Almost missed the target.” He checks his watch impatiently.

The woman fires back: “My aim is as good as it ever was. I’ll see you back at the warehouse in fifteen minutes.”

Sirens begin wailing in the distance. Suddenly, from the burning hole in the Pentagon wall, a figure emerges, strutting through the frame like a total badass. The figure approaches the man’s car and opens the door. He lowers himself into the passenger seat.

The man is Deckard Shaw. (That’s Jason Statham to you.) And he’s just escaped from the Pentagon.

Deckard looks to the man in the driver’s seat and addresses him: “Thanks, Dad.”

For the first time we get a look at the man in the driver’s seat. It’s Bernard Shaw, Deckard and Owen Shaw’s father. And he’s played by Liam f**king Neeson.

Liam Neeson in Furious EightBernard: “It’s good to see you son. Your mother’s waiting for us.”

Bernard Shaw hits the gas and flies off into the night, the authorities in hot pursuit. As we watch the first car chase of Furious 8, we realize that Bernard Shaw is possibly the best driver we’ve ever seen. Eventually, Bernard ditches the authorities and pulls into the parking lot of an abandoned warehouse. He parks the car. Bernard and Deckard exit the vehicle.

The warehouse doors open. A women paces forward toward the men confidently, her helicopter stashed inside the building behind her. This is Verona Shaw. And she’s played by Helen f**king Mirren.

Helen Mirren in Furious EightVerona is a no-nonsense bad ass. There’s no emotional reunion with her son coming here. Instead, Verona approaches Deckard and immediately SLAPS HIM.

“That’s for getting thrown in prison… Now let’s go hunt down the man who put you there.”

The Shaw family turns and walks towards the warehouse together, ready to stir up some major shit.

The Shaw Family in Furious EightNote: Right now you’re saying: ‘But I thought we were going to do better than ‘Helen Mirren is Jason Statham’s mom’.’ And to that I say: We are. Trust me. But while we’re going to give Helen more layers than just being Statham’s mom, she’s also his mom because it’s still incredible casting, even if it is obvious.


I remember everything about my fahtahh.

Dominic Toretto often talks about his father as a constant presence in his life. But what about his mother? For a man so dedicated to family, why doesn’t Dom ever talk about his mother?

In Furious 8, we find out that Dominic Toretto’s mother died while giving birth to his sister Mia. This left a devastating hole in Dom and Mia’s life. Mia chose to fill the hole by acting as a mother figure to Dom and his friends (see: Her every action in The Fast & The Furious through Furious 7). But growing up, Dom coped in another way.

As a 15 year old, Dominic Toretto entered into an affair with an older woman. This woman was the crew chief and wife of a Formula One race car driver – and together they were the best in the world. She was the greatest car technician on Earth – in fact, the NOS boosts used by all street racers were her creation. The husband, on the other hand, was the greatest driver on four wheels – able to do things with a semi-truck that the second best driver in the world couldn’t do with a stunt car. When Dom’s father died, this woman was the one who encouraged Dom to pursue his love of automobiles and opened his eyes to the underground street races that he eventually would dominate. Dom learned to love cars – and appreciate family from this woman

That woman was Verona Shaw. Yup. Vin Diesel was banging Helen Mirren. Told you we’d give her more to do than just the English mother role…

Eventually, Dom broke things off, knowing that it could never work out between he and this older, married woman. When he ended the relationship, Verona freaked out and swore she would get him back one day for making her look like a fool.

Verona’s Formula One driver husband, Bernard (Liam Neeson, remember?) found out about the affair and swore his own revenge on Dom Torretto. Verona and her husband never divorced, but instead maintained a hostile and dangerous marriage for decades.

So the familial layers have begun to pile up. Not only does Dom have a complex and complicated history with Verona and Bernard, but now he’s gotten their two sons throw in maximum security prison. As you might imagine, the Shaw family has one hell of a grudge against Toretto and his crew…. This is where our story begins.

Note: I know what you’re thinking: ‘This sounds like a lot of dramatic backstory. We see Fast & Furious movies for the action, not because it’s a soap opera! How will you handle all this plot?’

Answer: This entire backstory will be laid out in a three minute confrontation between The Shaw Family and Toretto’s crew at the abandoned racetrack where Dom and Verona began their relationship decades ago.


In which we pit Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Co. against Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson and Jason Statham.

Dominic Toretto is sitting around his newly refurbished LA body shop with his crew: Letty, Tej, Roman, whoever else is still alive and is willing to sign a reasonable contract to appear in the movie. It’s a simple life: Fixing cars all day, barbequing all night. And for Dom’s crew, it’s a welcome relief.

When we see them, Dom and the gang are kicking back with a couple ice cold Coronas, talking about their friend, Brian O’Conner.

Furious Eight Screenplay 1While we joyously contemplate the life Brian has built for himself, Luke Hobbs enters the body shop for some reason. Maybe Dom is fixing up Hobbs’ car? Yeah, let’s go with that.

Just as Hobbs sits down and grabs a Corona for himself, Dom’s phone rings.

Verona Shaw is on the other end of the line.

After a tense opening conversation, Verona tells Dom to put the news on the television. Dom does as requested and is horrified at the sight that greets him on the TV:

A giant tank has destroyed the Swiss National Bank and the criminals responsible for the destruction made off with 100 million bucks from inside the bank’s vault… And even worse, Dom’s face and the faces of each of his crew members (including Hobbs) are being shown on the screen as the likely culprits.

Furious Eight Screenplay 2As Verona continues monologuing, the Shaw family plan becomes clear:

Frame Dom and his crew for both the stolen money and the upcoming destruction of famous landmarks across the globe.

Why famous landmarks? Because the only way to stop the Shaw family is to catch them in the act. Knowing this, the Shaw family wants to force Dom and his crew to chase them through highly trafficked, police-heavy areas. After the Swiss Bank robbery, Toretto and his crew are wanted by every authority on the planet – and being in highly public, highly visible places it the last place they want to be.

Verona ends the phone call and Dom addresses his crew. They ask what they’re going to do now. The feds will undoubtedly be there to arrest them at any minute.

Dom, as always, has a plan.

Furious Eight Screenplay 3

In which we move on from Paul Walker in the only way we ever could…

Dom, Hobbs, and the Crew stand outside a dilapidated house on the outskirts of town. Dom knocks on the door. A figure rattles the blinds, peaking out to see who’s at his door. We hear eight different deadbolts being unlocked inside. A head peeks out from inside.

Dominic Toretto does the introductions. “Guys, you know that Brian O’Conner is our brother… Well, this is his brother… Meet Bradley O’Conner.”

Bradley O’Conner – Brian’s estranged, biological brother – steps outside. He is played by Channing f**king Tatum.

Channing Tatum in Furious 8

Bradley is one of the best computer hackers on the planet. Brian always wanted his younger brother to put his skills to use for good – a position with the FBI or CIA would have been ideal. But Bradley always bristled under authority and over time learned that it paid better to work for hire outside the law. As a result, Brian and Bradley butted heads constantly. But Bradley never stopped looking up to his older brother. Growing up, he learned to become a great driver by studying Brian and asking for lessons whenever his older brother was in a generous mood. While Brian would never admit it to Bradley, he often bragged to people that Bradley had become a better driver than him.

We will never move on from Brian O’Conner. But as we grow to know Bradley – A smart, resourceful, witty, computer hacker who drives a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R like nobody’s business – we begin to feel like we’ve added a new member to our familia.

Anyways, Bradley O’Conner hacks the FBI database and gets the gang off the grid… for now. Dom and his crew sit around Bradley’s apartment, sipping Coronas after a stressful day, and debate what to do next…


Dom’s phone rings. It’s Verona.

“Paris is for lovers, Dominic. Why don’t you join me there? Maybe we can rekindle what we’ve lost?” She hangs up.

Dom does quick mental detective work, and comes up with a theory: The Shaws are going to destroy the Eifel Tower. And they’re going to frame Toretto’s crew for it.

Insert terrible Roman joke here… Example:

Roman: The Eifel Tower? Is that the one that looks like a giant metal D–

Tej: (Interrupting) ROMAN!’

The crew has no choice. They’ve got to confront the Shaws in Paris, with an entire international police force chasing after them.


In Paris, shit really hits the fan – and sets up the high stakes and incredible action of Furious 8.

As soon as Dom and his crew (with Bradley O’Conner in tow) touch down in Paris via a private, unregistered FBI plane acquired by Luke Hobbs, they see the Eifel Tower already in flames.

What ensues is an incredible chase through the claustrophobic streets of Paris – with Dom and his gang in hot pursuit of the Shaw Family, who were obviously responsible for blowing up the Eifel Tower but managed to once again frame Toretto and Co. for the crime.

During this chase, a few things are established.

  1. The Bernard and Verona Shaw team is still as potent and dangerous as ever. Bernard drives his 1970 Dodge Charger like a devil on asphalt while Verona mans a helicopter up above. Verona’s technological and mechanical skills are incredible: During the Paris chase we see her hack through security gates so Bernard can sneak through – while at the same time showing off her custom-made weaponry that allows her to shoot rockets that automatically lock on to the cars being driver by Dom and his crew.
  2. Owing to their federal imprisonment, Deckard and Owen Shaw have become even more ruthless and violent. While they were both always excellent drivers, we now see that they are willing go to any lengths to get revenge (including one stand-out scene where Deckard tells Owen to crash their car into the Arc de Triomphe so that they can jump out into the Sienne right before impact and hopefully cause Tej and Roman to crash and die in the ensuing chaos).
  3. The Shaw’s have a daughter. Her name is Cortinia. And she immediately proves herself to be a complete badass when she engages Letty in all-hands-on-deck fist-fight in the middle of the Mona Lisa room of the Louvre. And even better? That sister is played by Ronda Rousey using an English accent. (She’s a different character than whoever it was she played in Furious 7.)

    Concept Art: Ronda Rousey fights Letty in Mona Lisa room

    Concept Art: Ronda Rousey fights Letty in Mona Lisa room

During the chase, we begin to see certain rivalries develop. Dom chases after Bernard (while Verona pursues Dom). Luke Hobbs has his eyes set on taking down Deckard Shaw. Tej and Roman have their hands full trying to capture Owen Shaw. Obviously, Letty and Cortinia beef. Which leaves Bradley O’Conner….. Who hasn’t been set yet in during this entire sequence… Hmm…

The chase through the streets of Paris is incredibly destructive. With the two families driving their cars on the ground and Verona shooting rockets from the sky, it seems like the entire city is destroyed. The climax of the chase occurs when every single member of both crews meets at the base of the Eifel Tower.

Luke Hobbs, riding shotgun, tells Dom to drive over a bridge that seems unclearable. Dom doesn’t hesitate. He guns his car over the bride, Luke jumps out of his window in mid-air and CRASHES into the Eifel Tower. The impact is insane. When he rises, Luke appears to be fine. As for the Eifel Tower? It now sports a huge, Hobbs-sized dent. Then, The Rock delivers this delicious bon mot:

Dwayne Johnson in Furious Eight

Unfortunately, during the bridge jump, the Shaw Family managed to escape. And the international police force now has Dom and Crew cornered at the base of the Eifel Tower. It looks like our heroes have finally been beaten.

Until suddenly, every police car begins driving forward on its own. The autonomous cars whip around in front of Dom and the gang, opening their doors with welcome. In one of the police cars, we see Bradley O’Conner’s head pop out. Finally, we find out what he’s been up to during this chase.

Furious Eight Screenplay 4ACT III:

In which we one-up cars flying out of the sky, a tank being driven through a plane, and all the other crazy shit that has happened in this incredible franchise.

So now we have a set-up for the rest of the movie. Individual rivalries are established, family ties run deep, character motivations are clear.

We know the Shaw Family will continue drawing Toretto’s crew into action-packed showdowns at famous landmarks around the world. This allows us to stage action set-piece after set-piece that continue to up the ante on scale and vehicular insanity.

The pattern: Shaw family causes destruction at famous landmark. Toretto’s crew pursues them while authorities from around the world pursue Toretto’s crew.

Action set-pieces include:

1. A high-speed car chase around the outer cone of a huge volcano in Hawaii that climaxes when Bradley O’Conner jumps the opening chasm of the volcano in a semi-truck.

Concept Art: Bradley O'Conner in Furious Eight (Channing Tatum not to scale)

Concept Art: Bradley O’Conner in Furious 8 (Channing Tatum not to scale)

2. A hot rod chase up the sides of the Great Pyramids that climaxes when everyone involved meets at the very top at the same time, crashes into each other at the pyramid’s peak, then fist fight each other as they all tumble down the side of the pyramid.

3. A family-on-family machete fight in the Roman Colosseum


All roads lead to New York City.

After another intense car chase through the crazy streets of New York city, our climax occurs at the only place deserving of it:

The Freedom Tower. One World Trade Center.

Dominic Toretto and Verona Shaw know that the Freedom Tower is the end of the chase. After this, someone wins, someone loses. There’s no way to escape the authorities after the battle. And what a god damn battle it is.

In their final phone conversation, we find out that Dom’s beloved Dodge Charger was actually designed by Verona Shaw. And it wasn’t the only one she built…

The families meet at the top of the Freedom Tower. After tense words, the climax to Furious 8 kicks off. The following shit goes down, all at the same time, to create the most memorable action set piece film audiences have ever seen.

  • Dominic Toretto, Bradley O’Conner, Bernard Shaw, and Owen Shaw drive identical Dodge Chargers in a spiral down the side the 1776 ft tall Freedom Tower. They chase each other, crash into each other, fist-fight through car windows, and engage in the most incredible car chase ever put to film.
  • Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw hang off the sides of very top of the Freedom Tower, fist-fighting each other like dueling King Kongs.
  • Letty and Cornelia engage in another fist-fight, this time at the very peak of the Freedom Tower’s spire – with each battling it out to claim the spot at the top of the spire. It’s basically a WWE ladder match.
  • All the while, Verona, Tej, and Roman fly helicopters around the tower, shooting rockets at the members of the opposing families. (Note: Need to avoid 9/11 comparisons.)
Concept Art: Furious Eight Climax

Concept Art: Furious 8 Climax

In the end, Dominic Toretto and his familia come out on top. They clear their names, return the $100 million to the Swiss National Bank, and get the Shaw family thrown in Guantanamo Bay. More importantly, they gain another family member in Bradley O’Conner.


The gang is relaxing around the grill as Dom fires up some fresh grilled chicken, a Corona held by its neck in the way that only Dom can pull off. Bradley looks around and feels for the first time since his estrangement with Brian that he has a family. Luke Hobbs has dropped all pretense and is willing to finally admit that he feels more like a member of Toretto’s family than he does a Fed. Tej and Roman continue to bicker in a humorous manner.

And Letty? She calls out for Dom to join her the kitchen. Dom puts down the grill tongs but carries the delicious Corona with him.

In the kitchen, Letty tells Dom she has some news…

She’s pregnant. Dominic Toretto is going to be a father.

From outside the room, we hear a voice – unfamiliar to the Fast & Furious franchise but exceedingly familiar to movie-lovers everywhere.

“You mean I’m going to be a grandpa?”

Dom turns to find the face who just spoke those words. It’s impossible, but he swears it’s the voice of…

His father. Vic Toretto is standing in the doorway. Not dead, but alive as shit.

And Vic Toretto is played by Sylvester f**king Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone as Vic Toretto in Furious Eight

Sylvester Stallone as Vic Toretto in Furious 8




Life Or Is It

Life Or Is It Poster

Life Or Is It


Zach Braff as Quinn Driftwood

Scarlett Johansson as Morgan Church

John Lithgow as Jebediah Driftwood

Blythe Danner as Hannah Driftwood

Emmanuelle Chriqui as Kelly Bunt

Eric Christian Olsen as Riley the Tool

Donald Faison as Rolex Salesman

Jim Parsons as Casting Director


Ted from Scrubs as Wise Janitor

Estimated Budget: $5,000,000 ($4,000,000 from GoFundMe Campaign)

Estimated Box Office: $275,000

Plot Synopsis:

Quinn Driftwood (Zach Braff) is a struggling actor on the brink of 40 who has let cynicism take over his life. Quinn is depressed and fed up. At every turn, life seems to take pleasure in kicking him down. And now things are beginning to hit rock bottom:

  • Quinn may soon have to give up his Mercedes Benz in favor of a Ford Taurus.
  • If he doesn’t get cast in a big role soon, Quinn may have to forget his dream of being a successful actor and take a job at his Uncle’s Real Estate firm – where he’ll make tons of money but remain creatively unfulfilled. What a tragedy.
  • Finally, Quinn is worried that his uptight and withholding younger girlfriend Kelly (Emmanuelle Chriqui) is cheating on him with his friend/rival actor/notable tool Riley (Eric Christian Olsen).

One day, Quinn is auditioning for the role of a lifetime: The starring role in a fantasy-biopic about a young Harry Truman who fights werewolves. Quinn nails the audition and finally feels like his luck is turning around. On the car ride home he gets a call from the Casting Director: Quinn was incredible, but he’s too old for the part… Quinn is devastated.

Quinn arrives home, ready to be comforted by Kelly. He walks in and hears a noise from the upstairs bedroom of the gigantic beachfront apartment that they somehow can afford. Quinn opens the door and sees Kelly banging Riley. Yup, she was cheating.

Quinn packs up his stuff and gets ready to leave. Before he walks out the door, he hands a magnifying glass to the apologetic Kelly.

Life Or Is It 1

With nowhere to go and nothing but a Shins acoustic live-concert on the radio, Quinn is forced to return to a place he said he would never go back to:

His parents house…

Quinn’s parents Jebediah (John Lithgow) and Hannah (Blythe Danner) are the exact opposite of Quinn in every way. Jebediah and Hannah are a couple of free spirits who flit from one impulsive adventure to the next, which is great for two people, but not so great for their uptight son. Quinn basically had to raise himself – a fact that has filled him with a life-long resentment for his parents, who’s constant attempts to get Quinn to loosen up and live his life have fallen on deaf ears for 40 years.

When Quinn arrives home, all the resentment comes spilling out in an emotionally-charged argument that causes both sides to speak some harsh truths.

Life Or Is It 2

After the argument, Jebediah and Hannah tell Quinn they’re going snowmobiling for a week and they need Quinn to look after the place. On their way out the door, they tell Quinn that they got him a surprise – he should expect it to be delivered the next day.

The next morning, Quinn gets a phone call. It’s the police. They tell Quinn that his parents died in a tragic snowmobiling accident while trying to recreate the Titanic deck scene on a snowmobile going 40mph. As a devastated Quinn tries to process this information, the doorbell rings. Quinn opens the door and sees: AN ALLIGATOR.

Or to be more specific, a beautiful delivery woman named Morgan (Scarlett Johansson) holding a leash wrapped around an alligator. Morgan hands Quinn a note that reads:

“This guy has tough skin that no one can penetrate. Sound familiar? We thought you two might get along. Remember to live your life – don’t let your life live you. Love, your parents.”

It turns out, in their final act of parenting, Quinn’s parents adopted an alligator and assigned its custody to Quinn. In other words, Quinn now owns a f*cking alligator.

And so, the cynical depressed Quinn must come to terms with his parents’ death and learn to take care of this alligator (named Daniel) while discovering the truth about what makes life worth living. On his journey, Quinn will enlist the help of Morgan – who coincidentally grew up on an alligator farm and has a special bond with the animals – to take care of this creature, who’s outer shell is so thick, but who hides a warm mushy heart on the inside.

Filled with approximately nine life-affirming moments, all occurring in the middle of dramatic rain storms, “Life Or Is It” is an emotional journey that will have you re-evaluating what really matters. Lessons and metaphors about family, love, nostalgia, work, animals, water, adolescence, adulthood, childhood, television, pop culture, and dysfunction pour from ever frame of this movie. “Life Or Is It” is a movie that will have you screaming for joy into the side of a mountain and then have you jumping into a pool with all of your clothes on! Because it’s more emotional that way!

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Ecto Killer

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Liam Neeson as Terrance Malcolm

Nicolas Cage as Marcellus Avici

Kate Mara as Tiffany Malcolm

Charlie Day as Kenny (“The Black Hacker”)

Michelle Monaghan as Meredith Ankle


Danny Glover as Former Black Ops Chief Nathaniel Curfew

Estimated Budget: $140,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $540,00,000 (Domestic),$ 128,000,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

Terrance Malcolm (Liam Neeson) was the greatest chemical weapons expert the United States military ever had. Specializing in bomb-making and liquid poisons, Malcolm was considered the deadliest man on the planet with a beaker.

After playing a major role in the United States’ Desert Storm domination, Terrance took his wife and infant daughter on a well-deserved vacation to the African Sahara. While on vacation, Terrance’s wife was eaten by a pack of hyenas. Upon arriving at the scene and breaking the necks of all seven hyenas involved in the attack, Terrance immediately deciphered from the beasts’ dead, yellow eyes that the U.S. government had been feeding the hyenas one of the poisons he created – driving them crazy with rage and hunger as a result.

In that moment, Terrance Malcolm swore he’d never use his chemical expertise for destruction ever again.

It is now the present day. Terrance Malcolm lives a humble life with his now 20-year-old daughter Tiffany (Kate Mara). Terrance never really got over the death of his wife, and as a result, he has become extremely over-protective of Tiffany. He hates for her to go on dates or be out of his sight in general for more than a few hours.

In his spare time, Terrance applies his unequaled chemistry skills to a new passion: Instead of creating weapons and poisons, Terrance set up a lab in his basement to brew new drinks and tonics meant to be enjoyed by all.

In all of his experimenting with flavors and ingredients, Terrance has always had one ultimate goal in mind: To recreate the recipe for Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler, the delicious citrus juice that Terrance and Tiffany used to drink together when she was a small child.

On the day of Tiffany’s 21st birthday, Terrance is working on some new drink recipes when he realizes he’s finally done it: He has finally recreated Ecto Cooler. His recipe is a perfect match of Hi-C’s original. Terrance, flush with happiness, fills an elaborate bottle with his Ecto Cooler juice to give to Tiffany as her 21st birthday gift. Pocketing the recipe, lest he misplace it, Terrance goes out to pick up balloons and a cake before Tiffany returns home later…

At the grocery store, Terrance runs into Meredith Ankle (Michelle Monaghan), a single mom from the neighborhood who clearly wants to book two tickets to bone city with Terrance. She tells him that she’s tired of waiting for him, and so she’s taking it upon herself to ask Terrance out on a date. Terrance shyly accepts and they make plans for dinner the next night.

Terrance returns home with cake and balloons and calls out for Tiffany. But Tiffany is nowhere to be found. Exploring the house for his daughter, Terrance notices that the door to his basement lab has been damaged – almost like a struggle happened there. He walks down to his basement lab and sees that all his equipment has been smashed. And the bottle of Ecto Cooler is gone.

And that’s when Terrance Malcolm’s phone rings.

On the other end of the phone is Marcellus Amici (Nicolas Cage). Amici is the leading supplier of chemical weapons to terrorist groups around the world. Marcellus was once Terrance’s assistant in the Military, but Marcellus’ hair-trigger temper caused the great chemical expert to dismiss him. Through years of study and ruthless ambition, Amici has now become the king of his field. His brilliance in chemicals is exceeded by only one man on the entire planet. (Terrance.)

Over the phone, Marcellus explains that through his research, he discovered that Ecto Cooler juice – combined with anthrax and rubbing alcohol – produced the deadliest chemical weapon in human history. A sniff of this stuff from 3 miles away would be enough to kill a man. He calls the recipe for this deadliness, “Formula 666”. And it stands to make him billions of dollars from terrorists around the world. But before he can make his fortune, Marcellus needs one thing: Terrance’s recipe for Ecto Cooler.

Terrance asks Marcellus why he would ever give him the Ecto Cooler recipe. In response, Marcellus puts a bound and gagged Tiffany on the phone. Tiffany, kidnapped at home only an hour before, screams for her Dad. Marcellus informs Terrance that in addition to taking his daughter, he also stole the only actual batch of Ecto Cooler in existence from Terrance’s lab. This batch allowed Marcellus to create just enough Formula 666 to kill Tiffany. And kill her he will, unless Terrance delivers the Ecto Cooler recipe to Marcellus in 24 hours, so mass production on Formula 666 can begin.

This pisses Terrance Malcolm right off. Telling Marcellus that he’s a man with a very particular set of chemical abilities, Terrance vows to find Marcellus and kill him. Terrance slams down the phone and one thing is obvious: It’s time to come out of retirement.

And so Terrance must storm Marcellus’ secure and deadly compound by doing the thing he does best: creating bombs and chemical weapons on the fly out of random materials and liquids he finds lying around. With each guard that he takes out, each bomb that he launches, and each viral poison that he concocts, Terrance discovers the rage that he’s been bottling for 20 years since his wife died. And the poor souls on the receiving end of that rage will have no choice but to die for getting in Terrance’s way – until the inevitable final showdown between Terrance and Marcellus determines who will come out victorious. Because when it’s chemical genius vs. chemical genius, teacher vs. student, father vs. criminal… the last batch of Ecto Cooler goes to the last man standing…

Ecto Killer is a tall, action-packed drink of juice that will have you reaching in the fridge for another glass. Filled to the brim with violence, explosions, and revenge, Ecto Killer is a brutal thrill-ride that examines what lengths a man will go to in order to protect the things he cares about. A showcase of everything we love about movies, Ecto Killer will have you THIRSTY for more!

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Greg Vs The Keg

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Greg Vs The Keg


Jake Johnson as Greg Dingle

Alison Brie as Ellie Ferf

Zachary Levi as Riley Sage

JK Simmons as Mr. Klaus

Olivia Wilde as Theresa Boner

Robert Duvall as Papa Yango


George Wendt as Himself/Norm from Cheers

Estimated Budget: $35,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $108,00,000 (Domestic),$ 55,000,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

Greg Dingle (Jake Johnson) is a loser.

Unhappy, unmotivated, out of shape and down-on-his-luck, the only thing Greg has going for him is a girlfriend who’s had just about enough of his crap and a job he’s barely hanging on to. Greg works as a producer for “Beer In Your Backyard”, a TV show that highlights local craft beers in the Chicago area. Ratings are terrible and ad money isn’t coming in – Greg’s boss, Mr. Klaus (J.K. Simmons) thinks the show is too old fashioned for today’s youth and he constantly threatens to fire Greg.

One morning, Greg wakes up to a baseball shattering his bedroom window and he can tell it’s going to be a terrible day. And a terrible day, it is.

  • First, Greg meets his girlfriend Theresa (Olivia Wilde) for breakfast. Theresa tells a hungover Greg that she’s finally had enough and she’s breaking up with him. Worse, she’s been seeing someone else – and it just so happens that the guy is coming to pick her up. Not long after, Riley Sage (Zachary Levi) shows up to introduce himself as Theresa’s new boyfriend. He seems like a real hotshot d-bag.
  • Next, while driving to work Greg’s phone starts ringing. In the MILISECOND he picks it up to look at it, he immediately gets pulled over for texting while driving.
  • Looking for some comfort at lunch, Greg goes to his favorite bar, “The Brown Tap”, where his long-time friend (and owner of The Brown Tap) Old Papa Yango (Robert Duvall) tells him he’s going to have to close the bar for good due to lack of customers.
  • On his way back from lunch, Greg gets pooped on by a bird.
  • Back from lunch, Greg is called into his boss’ office where Mr. Klaus tells him today is the day – they’re officially canceling “Beer In Your Backyard”. Even worse, to appeal to the younger generation, they’re replacing Greg’s show with a new program called “The Bro-Zone”. When Greg asks what “The Bro-Zone” is, Mr. Klaus tells him to, “Think of lots of bros, babes in bikinis, and midgets being dared to do stuff”… As he’s leaving the awful meeting, Greg runs into the new producer for “The Bro-Zone”. It’s Riley Sage.

That night, Greg goes to The Brown Tap to drink his sorrows away. As he rambles on in misery (over 10 beers) to the beautiful but attainable bartender Ellie (Alison Brie), he has one of those moments of drunken brilliance that can change everything:

Greg is tired of being kicked in the face by life and going down without a fight. Greg knows it’s too late to get his show back. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late for Greg. So he comes up with an idea:

Greg’s going to create his own show where he tries to drink an entire keg of beer by himself in 24 hours. And he’ll put it on YouTube.

The next day, Greg runs into Riley Sage. As they talk, Riley learns of Greg’s new show. He laughs at it and makes fun of him, then lays down a bet:

If Greg’s 24 Hour Keg Drinkathon YouTube show gets more views than the first episode of “The Bro-Zone”, Riley will eat a plate of dog crap and wash it down with a glass of Axe Body Spray. If Greg loses, he has to move out of town.

With his newfound passion for life, Greg isn’t backing down. The bet is on.

The morning of the 24 Hour Keg Drinkathon, Ellie from The Brown Tap shows up at Greg’s place and says she was moved by his dedication to his idea. She wants to help him produce the show behind the scenes, while Greg stars on-screen drinking a keg’s worth of beers. Soon, the two are working together – and almost as soon, sparks are flying between them.

Finally the time is at hand: With no planned schedule, just a keg full of cold brown deliciousness, Greg sits on the couch in his apartment and prepares to drink a butt-load of beer on YouTube. He’s got a long day ahead, and almost impossible odds – but Greg realizes, as Ellie counts down 5 seconds until they go live on air, sometimes a man has to stare impossible odds in the face and burp a beer-filled burp right in their direction.

The red light on the camera goes on. And the 24 Hour Keg Drinkathon begins.

“Greg Vs. The Keg” is a hilarious underdog story about finding what you love and seeing it through. A boozy tale of picking yourself up when life kicks you down, “Greg Vs. The Keg” reminds us that when we put ourselves to the test, we can achieve greatness. The laughs and feel-good moments will be pouring out like somebody forgot to shut off the tap; “Greg Vs. The Keg” is one movie that will have you asking for a refill!

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High Time(s) Machine

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High Time(s) Machine


Jack Black as Dickie Stone (Age 45)

Emile Hirsch as Dickie Stone (Age 28)

Benicio Del Toro as La Rosa Cartel Boss Hernan Cortes

Aziz Ansari as Boris

Amanda Seyfried as Mary

Brace from Showtime’s Gigolos as Carlisle Kay

Kyle Gass as Kyle G.

and Daniel Radcliffe as Himself

With Cameos By: Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, John Ratzenberger, Meryl Streep, and Andy Serkis

Estimated Budget: $140,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $220,400,000 (Domestic),$ 85,000,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

Dickie Stone (Emile Hirsch) is a self-serious 28-year-old legal marijuana activist in California who has dedicated his life to ending weed prohibition in his home state. Dickie’s passion for his cause has left little time for anything else in his life. While leading daily rallies and petition drives, Dickie has neglected his girlfriend Mary (Amanda Seyfried), who is inching closer to leaving him for good if he misses one more dinner date. Dickie’s best friend Boris (Aziz Ansari) is his hilarious right hand man who mainly wants weed to be legal so he can start his own marijuana-themed bakery. A typical night involves Dickie hunched over his computer, typing his latest speech, while Boris bakes weed baklava and Mary angrily watches TV, wishing Dickie would lighten up and take her out for a night of dancing.

One night, Dickie is on the way to meet Mary at their favorite restaurant for their 3-year anniversary dinner, when he gets a call from his lawyer. A group of celebrities want to make a massive donation to the upcoming Legalize Marijuana Rally and Dickie HAS to go get the money NOW – or the offer is off the table. With no choice but to go, Dickie calls Mary and tells her he’ll be late.

Dickie arrives at the address he was given and knocks on the door of a gigantic mansion. A shirtless Matthew McConaughey answers the door and welcomes Dickie in. In the kitchen, a poker game is going on between Willie Nelson, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, Meryl Streep, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis (who insists on talking like Gollum, saying it’s how his real voice sounds).

High Times Machine SceneAfter Dickie picks up the celebrities’ donation, Daniel Radcliffe is a wasted mess and insists on going to dinner with Dickie. Dickie calls Mary to let her know that Harry Potter will be joining them but Mary tells Dickie she’s had enough. He missed their anniversary dinner and that was the final straw: Mary is breaking up with Dickie.

A despondent Dickie arrives home with Daniel Radcliffe and finds a stranger breaking into his fridge. The stranger slowly closes the refrigerator door and reveals his face. Dickie can’t believe what he’s seeing.

It’s himself… from the future.

45 year old Dickie (Jack Black) has traveled back in time with a grave warning for Young Dickie: In the future, Dickie will be successful in getting marijuana legalized. But once this happens, demand for pot is so high the plant is over-harvested and weed goes extinct forever. Old Dickie explains that there is only one solution to the problem: The two Dickies need to get together and stop marijuana from becoming legal in order to save it.

The next morning, Young Dickie wakes up and sees that Daniel Radcliffe is gone. He calls Boris and together with Old Dickie they go to a diner to eat breakfast (and break the news to Boris that time travel exists and that the guy sitting next to them is Dickie from the future). While peppering Dickie with questions about the future over french toast, a figure suddenly pulls up in front of the diner and UNLEASHES a hail of machine gun fire at the three guys. He doesn’t hit them, but he does leave behind a flash drive…

The guys go home and find a video loaded on the flash drive. They play the video and a face they’ve only ever seen on the FBI’s Most Wanted list is now addressing them directly.

In his recorded message, Hernan Cortes (Benicio Del Toro) explains that as the boss of the La Rosa Cartel, he has massive investments in cocaine. He wants nothing more than for marijuana to go extinct to his product can dominate the market place. Cortes tells the Dickies that unless they stop trying to save weed, he’ll send his top lieutenant, Carlisle Kay (Brace from Showtime’s Gigolos) to hunt them down. And in case they need any more convincing, Hernan pulls Mary out from off screen and holds a gun to her head… If they don’t stop trying to save pot, Mary gets shot.

And so it’s a race against the clock for Young Dickie. A race to save his girl, to save his weed, and to save his future from the disappointing mess Old Dickie tells him it has become. Together with Boris and the always high Daniel Radcliffe, the two Dickies will have to evade the attack from Hernan Cortes, Carlisle Kay and the rest of the La Rose Cartel while fighting for their lives and everything they care about. With laughs outnumbered only by bullets, “High Time(s) Machine” is a non-stop, action-packed romp that will have you smiling like you just smoked some of the good stuff. A movie that reminds us of the best things in life, “High Time(s) Machine” is one HIT you won’t want to PASS (on)!

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Robert Downey Jr. as Fred (Freddie) Black

Jaden Smith as Jalen White

Vivica A. Fox as Janet White

Joel McHale as Tom Sizlen, Chief Marketing Office at Apple

Elle Fanning as Wendy


Skrillex as Himself

Estimated Budget: $95,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $300,000,000 Domestic, 165,000,000 International

Plot Synopsis:

Freddie Black (Robert Downey Jr.) has blown just about every chance he’s gotten his entire life.

In the 1970’s, Freddie was the lead guitarist for one of the top local rock bands in Cleveland, Ohio, The Electric Razors. Freddie pledged allegiance to rock and roll and couldn’t bear to hear even a second of any other kind of music.

As the Electric Razors were on the cusp of breaking into the big time, Freddie’s ego and need to be in the spotlight tore everything apart.

Things between Freddie and his band came to a boiling point when the Electric Razors were given the chance to have their song used in a local radio commercial. Three-fourths of the Electric Razors were against selling out, preferring to build a reputation as serious musicians before chasing money. Freddie, on the other hand, always wanted to make the easiest, quickest buck available. During a heated argument over the radio commercial, Freddie announced he was quitting the band, only days before they were to record their major label debut.

The Electric Razors went on to become one of the defining bands of the 1970’s. Freddie would never get close to the spotlight again in the decades that followed.

Present Day. Fred Black is now one of the most successful advertising executives in the entire Midwest; nobody is better at finding the perfect song for a client’s commercial.

One day, an Apple brand executive named Janet White (Vivica A. Fox) hires Fred to create a revolutionary ad campaign for Apple’s newest product: The iBrain. After a few strategy meetings, an undeniable flirtation starts to develop between the notorious-bachelor Fred and the seemingly too-good-to-be-true Janet. Within 3 months of meeting each other, Fred knows he’s found the one and he proposes to Janet. She hesitates, telling Fred she’s got a bombshell to drop on him.

She wants to marry him. But first, Fred’s got to meet her son. And get his approval.

Jalen White (Jaden Smith) is a moody, sarcastic loner who cares about one thing and one thing only: the music genre known as DubStep. Jalen is an aspiring DubStep DJ, spending all his time in his garage, mixing new beats and samples to create electronic symphonies of sound and audio texture.

For the first few weeks of their relationship, Jalen does everything he can to sabotage Fred’s relationship with his mom – from pranks that make Fred look like an idiot (Jalen “RickRoll’s” Fred’s big work presentation) to attempts at causing real physical harm (Jalen puts glue on the gas pedal in Fred’s car).

One day, Fred has had enough. He heads down to the garage to tell Jalen to back off, when he finally gets a sample of what Jalen’s been working on. Immediately, Fred takes to this new music called DubStep…

Over the next few weeks, Fred and Jalen bond while creating fresh new DubStep compositions together. Fred, who used to think the only real music was created by a singer, 2 guitars and drum kit, now listens to nothing but DubStep. During their bonding time, Jalen lets two things slip: One, he has a crush on a girl at school. Two, there is an upcoming DubStep competition he wants to attend but can’t afford a ticket to.

Fred has one solution to both those problems: They’re not just going to GO to the DubStep competition. They’re going to COMPETE in the DubStep competition. And when Jalen’s crush sees him killing it onstage, she’ll be his forever. They’ll call themselves, “Black and White” (their last names – but also hilarious because Jalen White is black and Fred Black is white).

So Jalen and Fred begin creating the song they plan to enter into the DubStep Competition. As the song nears completion, Fred realizes something: this song would be PERFECT for the Apple iBrain commercial he’s been working on. With this song, the Apple ad would revolutionize commercials and make Fred and Jalen unthinkable amounts of money. Even better, it would make Janet look good to her bosses. What could be better?

Fred lets Jalen know his plans to use their song in the iBrain commercial the night before the DubStep competition. Halfway through his pitch, Fred can tell something’s wrong. Jalen, it turns out, isn’t into dubstep for the money. He’s in it to express himself. The last thing he wants to do is sell out.

Fred cannot believe this is happening. It’s a chance to make a ton of money while getting global exposure for their song. But Jalen won’t budge.

Soon the two guys are in a heated argument over what to do. Finally, Fred tells Jalen that because he’s the adult, he makes the final decision. They’re using the song in the commercial.  A furious Jalen tells Fred not to bother coming to the DubStep competition the next day. He’ll do it alone, just like everything else in his life up to this point….

And so, the battle lines have been drawn. A conflict with seemingly no resolution is at hand. The fate of a new family lies in the balance.

DubStep-Dad is a heartwarming, hilarious and inspiring movie about getting a second chance at the family you never knew you wanted. Filled with music, laughs, and chances for redemption, DubStep-Dad shines a light on the ways that music can bring us together – and how money can tear us apart. The goosebumps will be popping and your head will be nodding (to the beat): DubStep-Dad is one movie you’ll want to PUT ON REPEAT.

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