Helena Bonham Carter
Dark Shadows
2012 11 May 2012 PG-13 113 min FantasyComedyHorror
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In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
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2 wins & 12 nominations.
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Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), John August (story), Seth Grahame-Smith (story), Dan Curtis (television series)
Fight Club
1999 15 Oct 1999 R 139 min Drama
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A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations.
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Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
1994 04 Nov 1994 R 123 min DramaHorrorRomance
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 nominations.
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Mary Shelley (novel), Steph Lady (screenplay), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Ocean's Eight
2018 08 Jun 2018 PG-13 110 min ActionThrillerCrimeComedy
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Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.
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N/A
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Gary Ross (screenplay by), Olivia Milch (screenplay by), Gary Ross (story by), George Clayton Johnson (based upon characters created by), Jack Golden Russell (based upon characters created by)
Planet of the Apes
2001 27 Jul 2001 PG-13 119 min ActionSci-FiAdventure
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It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 23 nominations.
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Pierre Boulle (novel), William Broyles Jr. (screenplay), Lawrence Konner (screenplay), Mark Rosenthal (screenplay)
Terminator Salvation
2009 21 May 2009 PG-13 115 min ActionSci-Fi
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In 2003, in the Longview State Correctional Facility, the criminal Marcus Wright is on death row, and is convinced by the cancerous Dr. Serena Kogan to donate his body to her research and he accepts. In 2018, after an unsuccessful attack to a Skynet facility, only John Connor survives, but he discovers that Skynet is developing the powerful new model T-800. Out of the blue, Marcus appears naked and with amnesia in the location. Marcus befriends the teenager Kyle Reese and the girl Star who help him to survive the lethal machines and they travel together in a Jeep. Meanwhile the resistance discovers a signal that might turn-off the machines and John offers to test it. When Kyle is captured by a machine and brought to the Skynet headquarters, Marcus decides to help the youngster and heads to Skynet; on the way, he saves Blair Williams who suggests to him that he should meet John Connor first. But Marcus steps on a mine and is submitted to surgery, when a secret about his origins is disclosed.
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2 wins & 9 nominations.
DIRECTOR
McG
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John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris