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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a 2013 American fantasy-adventure film based on the Rick Riordan novel of the same name.[4] It is a sequel to the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and is the second installment in the Percy Jackson film series. It continues the adventures of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) and his friends, as they search for the Golden Fleece at the eponymous Sea of Monsters, better known to the humans as the Bermuda Triangle in order to save an ailing magical tree that protects their home from foes. In the film, Percy is filled with self-doubt and doubts himself just to be a “one-quest wonder”. The film was produced by Karen Rosenfelt, Mark Radcliffe and Chris Columbus (who served as the director for the first film) under Fox 2000 and directed by Thor Freudenthal. Originally planned for a release in March 2013, the film was pushed to August 16 but was eventually released on August 7 of the same year.[5] and was converted to 3D in post-production. The film was released to mixed reviews from critics upon release with praise for its action sequences and the special effects. The critics also praised the performances of the young leads as well as Nathan Fillion’s performance as Hermes.[6][7] It was made on a budget of $90 million. The film, expanded to over just 30 territories outside of North America. It has, as of November 6, 2013, made more than twice its budget, raking in almost $200 million at the worldwide box office.[8][9]
It stars Lerman as the titular hero with Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Abel reprising their roles from the previous film. Also Nathan Fillion and Anthony Head replace Dylan Neal and Pierce Brosnan as Hermes and Chiron respectively from the previous film. New additions to the cast include Leven Rambin as Clarisse La Rue, Douglas Smith as Percy’s cyclops half-brother Tyson, Stanley Tucci as Dionysus, the director of Camp Half-Blood.[10][11][12] Filming began in late April 2012 and concluded in July of the same year with reshoots taking place in January 2013. It was shot in Vancouver and New Orleans.

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Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American fantasy film and sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. The film stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson with Jonathan Liebesman directing a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson. Wrath of the Titans takes place a decade after the events of the first film as the gods lose control over the imprisoned Titans and Perseus is called once again, this time to rescue his father Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Talk of a sequel began with the release of Clash of the Titans in March 2010. Scribes Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson were hired in June 2010 and director Jonathan Liebesman was brought on-board in August 2010. The majority of the casting took place between January and February 2011. Principal photography began in London in March 2011. The film was converted to 3D in post-production. Wrath of the Titans was released in 2D and 3D on March 30, 2012 in the United States.

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Immortals is a 2011 3D fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke.[4] The film also stars Luke Evans, Steve Byers, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Stephen Dorff, Daniel Sharman, Alan Van Sprang, Isabel Lucas, Corey Sevier, and John Hurt. The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals, and is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy.

It was released in 2D and in 3-D (using the Real D 3D and Digital 3D formats) on November 11, 2011 by Universal Pictures and Relativity Media.[5]

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 fantasy film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name (the rights to which had been acquired by distributors Warner Bros. in 1996). As with the 1981 film, the story is very loosely based upon the Greek myth of Perseus.[2][3][4] Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010.[3][4] However, it was later announced that the film would be converted to 3D and was released on April 2, 2010.[5][6]

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief


Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (also called Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief) is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Columbus. The film is based on The Lightning Thief, the first novel in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast which includes Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Sean Bean and Pierce Brosnan. It was released to theaters on February 12, 2010.[4]

In its opening weekend in North America the film ranked number two; and in its first week the film grossed $38.8 million, recouping 36.86% of its $95-million budget.[5] The film grossed $255,057,663 internationally. The film was met with mixed critical reception.


At the top of the Empire State Building, Zeus (Sean Bean) tells his brother Poseidon (Kevin McKidd) that his master bolt has been stolen. He blames Poseidon’s son for the theft and, despite Poseidon’s claims of his son’s innocence, tells him the bolt must be returned by midnight on the summer solstice in 14 days or a war would begin between the Olympians.

Seventeen-year-old Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is shown underwater in the opening credits, implying that he can remain underwater for long amounts of time, though he doesn’t know why. His step father, Gabe Ugliano (Joe Pantoliano) is revealed to be a disgusting man who treats Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson (Catherine Keener) wrongfully.

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The Spirit

The Spirit is a 2008 American superhero noir film, written and directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the newspaper comic strip The Spirit by Will Eisner. OddLot and Lionsgate produced the film.[2]

The Spirit was released in the United States on December 25, 2008, and on DVD and Blu-ray on April 14, 2009. Despite being a commercial and critical failure in theatres, the film found more success on DVD and Blu-ray.[3]

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