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January 3

Wedding Crashers [2005] [R] – 7.4.7
Two men (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) plan their lives around weddings, crashing as many of the nuptial receptions as they possibly can in an effort to have sex with as many women as they possibly can. The last wedding of the season presents problems when one of the men falls in love with one of the women in the wedding party. Also with Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell. Directed by David Dobkin. [1:59]

Broken Flowers [2005] [R] – 6.4.5
Bill Murray stars as an aging Don Juan who, on the very day his most recent lover dumps him, receives an anonymous letter informing him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for him. Convinced by his neighbor, an armchair detective, to travel across the country and track down the women he knew 19 years ago, he ends up confronting his past. Also with Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. [1:45]

The Cave [2005] [PG-13] – 1.7.5
A group of cave divers goes deeper than they have been before, in order to explore a yet unknown cave system. After an accident closes off their only exit they scramble to find a way out before their supplies are exhausted, but they must also fight off creatures that seem to be occupying the caves and bear a resemblance to ancient depictions of demons. With Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Cole Hauser, Piper Perabo and Lena Headey. Directed by Bruce Hunt. [1:37]

The Gospel [2005] [PG] – 4.3.4
A young singer (Boris Kodjoe) runs away from his preacher father (Clifton Powell) when his mother dies. Years later, when his father becomes ill, he returns and discovers his father’s congregation is in disarray. Also with Idris Elba, Nona Gaye, Clifton Powell and Aloma Wright. Directed by Rob Hardy. [1:43]

January 10

Transporter 2 [2005] [PG-13] – 4.6.5
Jason Statham reprises his role as Frank Martin, the ex-soldier who’s made a career out of the methodical transportation of questionable goods and sometimes people. His current assignment is chauffeuring the young son of a high profile businessman (Matthew Modine). When the boy is kidnapped Frank is suspected of being involved and is pursued by the FBI. In reality, he is the only person who knows the real reason for the boy’s kidnapping — and how to save him. Also with Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta and Kate Nauta. Directed by Louis Leterrier. [1:28]

Red Eye [2005] [PG-13] – 1.6.5
A successful hotel resort manager (Rachel McAdams) traveling from Texas to Miami on a red-eye flight meets a man (Cillian Murphy) who seems charming. But once the plane is in the air he tries to make her help him with his plot to assassinate a government official — or her father will be murdered. Also with Brian Cox, Jack Scalia and Jayma Mays. Directed by Wes Craven. [1:25]

The Constant Gardener [2005] [R] – 5.8.6
Ralph Fiennes stars as a British diplomat who defends pharmaceutical testing because of his government position. When his wife (Rachel Weisz), a lawyer and an outspoken activist, discovers that a multinational drug company is testing a tuberculosis remedy on unsuspecting Africans, with fatal side effects, she’s murdered. He takes it upon himself to continue her work hoping that in the process he will find those responsible for her death. Also with Danny Huston, Archie Panjabi and Bill Nighy. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. [2:09]

Hustle & Flow [2005] [R] – 7.5.10
Djay (Terrence Howard), a man who has grown tired of being a Memphis pimp and dreams of becoming the next big hit in the rap world, convinces a school friend who’s a sound engineer to help him. Also with DJ Qualls, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson and Taryn Manning. Directed by Craig Brewer. [1:54]

Dirty Deeds [2005] [PG-13] – 7.4.4
A group of high school seniors re-visit the infamous Dirty Deeds that their predecessors tried to complete with little success: the idea is to carry out 10 increasingly outrageous and wild challenges, which have to be completed from dusk to dawn on a Friday night. With Milo Ventimiglia, Lacey Chabert, Charles Durning, Matthew Carey and Alex Solowitz. Directed by David Kendall. [1:24]

January 17

Two for the Money [2005] [R] – 6.4.10
A former college football star (Matthew McConaughey) whose injuries keep him from pursuing his dreams as a professional player, uses his ability to predict game winners by making his betting picks available on 900 numbers. He is discovered by a man (Al Pacino) who runs a powerful sports consulting operation in New York, and is convinced to work for him. But their relationship becomes a power struggle as each man tries to maintain the upper hand. Also with Rene Russo, Armand Assante and Jeremy Piven. Directed by D.J. Caruso. [2:02]

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room [2005] [NR] – 5.3.5
The real story about how top executives of Enron, America’s 7th largest company at the time of its collapse, pocketed one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. The documentary follows Enron’s meteoric rise and crash and profiles the men (Kenneth Lay, Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow) who were responsible. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Directed by Alex Gibney. [1:50]

Lord of War [2005] [R] – 7.8.10
Nicolas Cage stars as a wealthy and powerful arms dealer, who’s business empire is thriving because he has no scruples about selling guns to anyone who wants them. But his personal life begins to suffer, and he has to learn how to cope without help from a troublesome conscience. Also with Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm and Eamonn Walker. Directed by Andrew Niccol. [2:02]

The Man [2005] [PG-13] – 3.5.5
Samuel L. Jackson stars as Derrick Vann, a bitter ATF agent whose partner was murdered. Committed to finding the people who killed him, Vann arranges for a weapons deal with the man he suspects. Enter Eugene Levy as Andy Fidler, a mild mannered dental supply sales person whom the weapons dealers mistake for Vann. Also with Anthony Mackie, Luke Goss and Miguel Ferrer. Directed by Les Mayfield. [1:24]

Underclassman [2005] [PG-13] – 4.5.4
Nick Cannon stars as a young-looking police detective assigned to go undercover on a private high school campus to find information about the death of a student there, despite the fact that his captain considers him to be a loose cannon. While trying to dig up clues he uncovers a highly organized international auto-theft ring. Also with Roselyn Sanchez, Shawn Ashmore, Cheech Marin and Kelly Hu. Directed by Marcos Siega. [1:35]

January 24

The Aristocrats [2005] [NR] – 10.6.10
A multitude of professional comedians discuss the success of an old vaudeville routine titled "The Aristocrats" — which has been called the world’s dirtiest joke — and to analyze the reason for its long life. They also share their renditions of the joke, and try to outdo each other in creating the most outrageous version by employing extreme sexual and violent imagery. With Penn Jillette, George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser, Sarah Silverman, Robin Williams, Teller, Phyllis Diller, et al. Directed by Paul Provenza. [1:26]

Oliver Twist [2005] [PG-13] – 2.5.3
The classic Charles Dickens tale of an orphaned boy who is persuaded to join a band of pickpockets in 19th century London, is retold by director Roman Polanski: Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) escapes a brutal workhouse only to join a gang ruled by the sinister Fagin (Ben Kingsley). However, his life seems to change when he runs into a kind and wealthy gentlemen (Edward Hardwicke) who sees in him a spark of goodness and trustworthiness. Also with Jamie Foreman, Frank Finlay and Harry Eden. [2:10]

January 31

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride [2005] [PG] – 1.4.1
Stop-motion animated feature set in a 19th century town: A young man and a young woman are being compelled to marry without ever having met, because his wealthy but common parents and her poor but aristocratic parents decide that the match will be beneficial for their respective situations. But when the man runs away from the rehearsal into a dark forest and inadvertently places the ring on the finger of a buried corpse he is in for a surprise when the corpse comes out of the ground to say "I do." With the voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Paul Whitehouse. Directed by Mike Johnson & Tim Burton. [1:14]

In Her Shoes [2005] [PG-13] – 6.4.4
Cameron Diaz and Toni Colette star as sisters whose lives are completely opposite: one is a successful attorney whose life is perfectly organized, while the other is an alcoholic flitting from one casual sexual affair to another. Neither really understands why they are the way they are until an event causes them to separate on unfriendly terms. When they meet again they begin to realize the bonds between sisters can be very strong. Also with Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein and Brooke Smith. Directed by Curtis Hanson. [2:10]

The Legend of Zorro [2005] [PG] – 3.6.1
Sequel to "The Mask of Zorro," with Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the masked protector of California peasants circa 1850. This time California is preparing to become a U.S. state, if it survives a conspiracy by an ancient European sect that wants to destroy America. Meanwhile, Zorro’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and young son are upset that he spends too much time saving strangers and not enough time with his family. Also with Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund and Julio Oscar Mechoso. Directed by Martin Campbell. [2:10]


February 7

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [2005] [G] – 2.3.1
In their big screen debut, clay animation characters Wallace and Gromit run a humane pest-control outfit called "Anti-Pesto." But, while protecting the gardens of their neighbors from infiltrating pests, they come face-to-face with an enormous rabbit that is ravaging the veggies. They try to find a way to capture it or drive it off before the town’s big vegetable competition, but a hunter is also commissioned to go after the giant vermin. With the voices of Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, John Thomson and Peter Kay. Directed by Steve Box & Nick Park. [1:34]

Just Like Heaven [2005] [PG-13] – 4.4.4
A grieving widower (Mark Ruffalo) sublets an apartment in San Francisco and devotes himself to drinking to oblivion. One night, when he has had a few too many, he sees a woman (Reese Witherspoon) in his apartment and she insists that it is really her apartment. She appears and disappears periodically and he quickly suspects that she is actually dead and it is her spirit that’s visiting him. He agrees to help her find out who she was and why she’s ethereal, but they start falling in love with each other. Also with Donal Logue, Dina Waters and Ben Shenkman. Directed by Mark S. Waters. [1:35]

Elizabethtown [2005] [PG-13] – 4.3.5
Orlando Bloom stars as a man who is contemplating suicide after being fired by his company for losing millions of dollars and also then being promptly dumped by his girlfriend (Jessica Biel). While trying to figure out how to go about it, he learns that his father has died and that he has to travel to his family’s small Kentucky hometown. That’s when he meets a talkative flight attendant (Kirsten Dunst) with whom he falls in love. Also with Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer. Directed by Cameron Crowe. [2:03]

Doom [2005] [R] – 5.8.7
Film version of the eponymous video game, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Sarge, the leader of a group of highly trained troops whose mission it is to retrieve six scientists from a research facility on Mars. The facility also houses civilians and they appear to be under attack by nightmarish creatures of unknown origins. Also with Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels and Razaaq Adoti. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. [1:40]

Waiting [2005] [R] – 8.4.10
Ryan Reynolds stars as a twenty-something man waiting tables at a restaurant where each member of the wait staff appears to have emotional problems. They all seem to be stuck in a rut of doing something just because it is familiar as their lives are passing them by. Also with Justin Long, Anna Faris, David Koechner and Wendie Malick. Directed by Rob McKittrick. [1:33]

February 14

Saw II [2005] [R] – 1.9.10
The bloodletting that started in "Saw" continues in this second installment about a serial killer called "Jigsaw" who likes to create elaborate puzzles that force his victims into self-mutilation and murder in a vain attempt to escape a grisly death. This time the puzzle revolves around eight strangers, locked in a room, who have no idea of their connection to each other. With Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Erik Knudsen and Franky G. Directed by Darren Lynn Bausman. [1:31]

Proof [2005] [PG-13] – 5.1.5
Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a woman haunted by the idea that she may suffer from the same mental illness as her recently deceased father (Anthony Hopkins). Her father was a brilliant mathematician, who had done his most important work by the age of 27. She is now turning 27 and feels the pressure to follow in his footsteps but is hamstrung by the people around her who believe that she may be slipping into mental illness. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn. Also with Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis and Gary Houston. Directed by John Madden. [1:39]

Zathura [2005] [PG] – 1.5.2
Sequel of sorts to 1995’s "Jumanji": Two bickering brothers are left at home with their teenage sister, who just wants to be left alone in her room, when their father runs to his office for a few minutes. The youngest boy finds an old board game and when he starts playing their house is transported to outer space, where they’re attacked by a meteor shower, a dysfunctional robot, and lizard-like aliens. The only way to get back to Earth is to finish the game. With Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart and Tim Robbins. Directed by Jon Favreau. [1:35]

Nine Lives [2005] [R] – 5.4.6
Drama about nine women who, under various circumstances, are all being forced to confront the relationships in their lives and make choices about the direction they will now take. With Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Andrew Borba, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Sissy Spacek. Directed by Rodrigo García. [1:54]

The Thing About My Folks [2005] [PG-13] – 3.3.5
After 40+ years of marriage, a man (Peter Falk) finds a note from his wife (Olympia Dukakis) on the refrigerator door announcing that she’s left him because she needs to be alone. Befuddled, he shows the note to his son (Paul Reiser) who is equally confused. Desperate to help his father somehow he takes him for a road trip through upstate New York and along the way they begin to understand each other and figure out what might have happened to their wife and mother. Also with Elizabeth Perkins and Mackenzie Connolly. Directed by Raymond De Felitta. [1:36]

February 21

North Country [2005] [R] – 7.5.6
Charlize Theron stars as a woman who runs away from an abusive husband and to her family home. However, she’s not welcomed by her father, who’s still upset that she became pregnant when she was a teenager. Determined to make her own way, she gets a job at the nearby iron mine, only to realize that the men who work there, including her father, do not want to compete with women and can be extremely abusive. She refuses to quit and ends up suing the mine for sexual harassment. Also with Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean. Directed by Niki Caro. [2:06]

The Weather Man [2005] [R] – 7.3.10
A successful Chicago weatherman (Nicolas Cage) may have hit the big time when a national morning television show calls him for an audition. However, his personal life is in disarray: Having gone through a bitter divorce, his two children are troubled, and his brilliant, Pulitzer Prize winning father (Michael Caine) is dying from cancer. Also with Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Peña and Nicholas Hoult. Directed by Gore Verbinski. [1:42]

Separate Lies [2005] [R] – 4.4.5
Tom Wilkinson stars as a workaholic London attorney whose wife (Emily Watson) feels unfulfilled and becomes involved in an extramarital affair. When she and her lover (Rupert Everett) are involved in a hit-and-run on a country lane, her husband finally finds out, and while shocked and depressed, he tries to protect her. However, truth and lies become entangled and their lives are torn apart by the reality of what has happened. Also with Hermione Norris and Linda Bassett. Directed by Julian Fellowes. [1:27]

Domino [2005] [R] – 7.9.10
Based on the real-life story of the late Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Lawrence Harvey, who was a Ford agency model when she answered a classified advertisement soliciting people who were not afraid to die and became a bounty hunter. Keira Knightley stars in the eponymous role. Also with Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Rizwan Abbasi, Ian Ziering, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Mena Suvari, Jacqueline Bisset and Delroy Lindo. Directed by Tony Scott. [2:00]

Rent [2005] [PG-13] – 5.4.5
Adapted from the popular musical play, we follow the interconnected stories of people living in a rundown apartment building in NYC’s East Village. Many of them suffer from AIDS, others carry the grief of losing a partner, others go after their dreams even in the face of disappointment, and all wrestle with their ability to pay the rent. With Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Rosario Dawson, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs and Tracie Thomas. Directed by Chris Columbus. [2:15]

February 28

The Ice Harvest [2005] [R] – 8.8.10
John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton star as two men who think they’ve committed the perfect crime by stealing $2 million from their mob boss. It’s Christmas Eve in Wichita, Kansas, and they’re desperate to get out of town unnoticed before an ice storm prevents them. Other complications include a sultry nightclub owner, an inebriated friend, and a sadistic mob enforcer who’s looking for them. Also with Connie Nielsen, Oliver Platt and Randy Quaid. Directed by Harold Ramis. [1:28]

Pride & Prejudice [2005] [PG] – 3.1.1
In this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Keira Knightley stars as Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest daughter of an 18th century British family. Her mother is desperate to marry off her five daughters before they are completely destitute. But Elizabeth is a strong-willed young woman and will not accept just anyone’s proposal; she’s instead holding out for true love, and she finds it most unexpectedly with the initially unlikable Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen). Also with Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland and Judi Dench. Directed by Joe Wright. [2:07]

Yours, Mine and Ours [2005] [PG] – 3.4.2
In this remake of the 1968 film, Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star as a widower and widow who were also high-school sweethearts. Since they separated years ago, they each have had children, lost their spouses, and have been doing their best to run their households on their own. When they meet, the sparks fly again, and they marry, bringing together their two families that now include 18 children. Also Sean Faris, Katija Pevec, Rip Torn, Tyler Patrick Jones, Linda Hunt, Danielle Panabaker and Lil’ J.J. Directed by Raja Gosnell. [1:30]


March 7

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005] [PG-13] – 3.6.3
In the fourth installment of the popular series, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is now 14 years old and his interests are beginning to include girls. When Hogwarts sponsors a competition to determine the best young wizard from schools all over Europe, Harry’s name is mysteriously entered despite the fact that he is too young to participate. The competition requires each student to be tested three times and the winner receives the Goblet of Fire. But, someone does not want Harry to compete but wants him completely out of the way. Also with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith. Directed by Mike Newell. [2:30]

Jarhead [2005] [R] – 8.7.10
The Gulf War plays out in the burning oil fields of Saudi Arabia as we see how the young soldiers who fought on the ground suffered from fear, monotony and heat. We watch a battalion of Marine scout snipers whose mission it is to protect the oil fields. Each man confronts his demons along the way, while trying to remain sane through sardonic humor. "Jarhead" is a nickname for the Marines. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black and Chris Cooper. Directed by Sam Mendes. [1:55]

Prime [2005] [PG-13] – 7.2.5
A 37-year-old woman (Uma Thurman) who’s just been divorced after a nine year marriage, takes the advice of her therapist (Meryl Streep) and starts dating again. When she meets a man who’s a decade younger, she shares the intimate details of their relationship with her therapist, while neither of the women is initially aware that the young man is actually the therapist’s 23-year-old son. When they do, both women must deal with issues of trust and ethics. Also with Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams and Jerry Adler. Directed by Ben Younger. [1:46]

Just Friends [2005] [PG-13] – 6.5.5
Ryan Reynolds stars as a man who suffered by being just a friend to a girl (Amy Smart) he was infatuated with in high school. When he unexpectedly visits his hometown and finds her working at the local bar, he is committed to stay out of the "friend zone" and to finally have a romantic relationship with her. He has competition though from the school nerd (Chris Klein) who also had a crush on her. Also with Anna Faris and Ty Olsson. Directed by Roger Kumble. [1:28]

March 14

Good Night, and Good Luck [2005] [PG] – 1.1.2
Historical drama taking place during the 1950s and depicting the real-life and very public conflict between television journalist Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. David Strathairn stars as Murrow, and George Clooney (who also directs) as his CBS producer Fred Friendly. Also with Rose Abdoo, Robert Downey Jr. and Patricia Clarkson. [1:30]

A History of Violence [2005] [R] – 7.8.6
Viggo Mortensen stars as a man running his own diner in a small town, living a quiet life with his loving wife (Maria Bello) and their two children. That’s until he stops two men from robbing his diner and killing his co-workers and he makes the news as a local hero. That’s when several mobsters show up, convinced that he is not really who he claims to be, and plan to take him back to Chicago no matter what. Also with Ed Harris, William Hurt and Ashton Holmes. Directed by David Cronenberg. [1:36]

Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The [2005] [PG-13] – 2.4.5
Julianne Moore stars as a devoted housewife and mother of 10, who supports her family by entering and winning commercial jingle contests in the 1950s. Her husband, played by Woody Harrelson, is troubled by the idea that she is the bread winner in the family, turns to drink, and squanders much of what she was able to accumulate. Based on a true story. Also with Laura Dern, Ellary Porterfield and Frank Chiesurin. Directed by Jane Anderson. [1:39]

March 21

Capote [2005] [R] – 2.6.5
Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Truman Capote, and portrays the famous author during his research of a murder in a small Kansas town that resulted in the celebrated book, "In Cold Blood." Also with Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper and Bruce Greenwood. Directed by Bennett Miller. [1:54]

Chicken Little [2005] [G] – 1.4.2
The classic children’s story makes it to the big screen, and in some theaters in digital 3-D. The plot picks up with Chicken Little several years after his "The sky is falling" incident, and his neighbors still have not forgotten — nor forgiven him. Just as he thinks that they might be getting over it, another piece of the sky falls and hits him on the head. This time he finds witnesses and together they uncover the truth behind it all: an alien invasion may be in progress. With the voices of Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn and Don Knotts. Directed by Mark Dindal. [1:21]

Everything is Illuminated [2005] [PG-13] – 4.6.5
Elijah Wood stars as an American Jewish man who travels to Ukraine in order to track down a woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis, when he was a young man. He feels compelled to find out who the woman was and discovers more about his personal history in the process. Also with Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin and Laryssa Lauret. Directed by Liev Schreiber. [1:40]

The Squid and the Whale [2005] [R] – 8.4.7
A study in family dysfunction, with Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney as a married couple whose relationship spirals out of control. Their two young sons are now torn between their parents as they are whisked back and forth, from one’s house to the other’s, throughout the week. The effects of the breakup, their feelings toward each other, and past secrets take their toll on the boys. Also with William Baldwin, Anna Paquin, Halley Feiffer and Jesse Eisenberg. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:21]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story [2005] [PG] – 1.3.2
A man (Kurt Russell) has vowed to never have a horse on his horse farm again, after a disagreement with his father (Kris Kristofferson) over the running of the once vibrant farm. But when a promising racehorse takes a bad fall on the racetrack and is forsaken by her owner, he takes the horse in and his young daughter (Dakota Fanning) falls in love with her. Also with Elisabeth Shue and Freddy Rodriguez. Directed by John Gatins. [1:38]

Paradise Now [2005] [PG-13] – 1.3.5
Two Palestinian men work together as automobile mechanics, when they are chosen to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. They spend what is to be their last evening with their families, and the next morning they set off. However, when the two men become separated, their motivations become suspect and the reality of what they were going to do become clear to them. In Arabic with English subtitles. With Lubna Azabel, Amer Hiehel, Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman and Lubna Azabal. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. [1:30]

March 28

King Kong [2005] [PG-13] – 3.7.3
Naomi Watts stars in director Peter Jackson’s homage to the 1933 original "King Kong" film: Watts is Ann Darrow, a starving actress that’s cast by an unethical producer (Jack Black) in what is to be an epic film set on an undiscovered island. The island is teeming with giant creatures, including dinosaurs and an enormous ape. The ape is captured and taken back to the U.S. to be displayed but is infatuated with Ann and tries to find her. Also with Adrien Brody Andy Serkis and Thomas Kretschmann. Directed by Peter Jackson. [3:07]

Memoirs of a Geisha [2005] [PG-13] – 5.5.3
In the years before World War II, two Japanese girls are sold by their poor father when he can no longer feed them. They are separated, and one is forced to become the slave to a Geisha as punishment for ingratitude. After a chance meeting with a wealthy businessman, the young girl vows that she will train to become a Geisha, and indeed she becomes beautiful and accomplished, captivating the powerful men of her day. With Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh and Youki Kudoh. Directed by Rob Marshall. [2:17]

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ [2005] [R] – 8.8.10
A boy watches his mother sell drugs to keep him in new sneakers, and then turns to dealing on street corners himself to make ends meet after she is murdered. Eventually, tired of the game and doing time for it he turns to gangster rap, where he feels comfortable expressing himself more constructively. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson stars. Also with Joy Bryant, Benz Antoinee, Viola Davis and Terrence Dashon Howard. Directed by Jim Sheridan. [2:14]

A Sound of Thunder [2005] [PG-13] – 5.7.4
Sci-fi film set in the near future, with Edward Burns as a scientist who takes wealthy men on "time safaris" so that they can kill dinosaurs — advance scouts identify dinosaurs that are about to die so that there are no changes in the course of time. However, on one trip a seemingly insignificant event compounded by 65 million years of evolution changes the present and humankind is threatened with extinction. Also with Catherine McCormack, Ben Kingsley, Jemima Rooper and David Oyelowo. Directed by Peter Hyams. [1:43]

Stay [2005] [R] – 6.6.6
Ewan McGregor stars as a psychologist who decides to treat a college fine arts student (Ryan Gosling) who’s threatening to commit suicide. Bits and pieces of the puzzle of his life come together, as the doctor tries to keep him from ending it. Meanwhile, the patient makes bizarre predictions that seem to come true. Also with Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Reaser, Ryan Gosling and Bob Hoskins. Directed by Marc Forster. [1:38]


April 4

Brokeback Mountain [2005] [R] – 8.6.6
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star as two ranch-hands who meet in Wyoming in the summer of 1963, while tending a herd of sheep on Brokeback Mountain. They begin a love affair that remains secret, while they lead double lives as heterosexual men, haunted by their private desires and past. Also with Linda Cardellini, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Ang Lee. [2:14]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005] [PG] – 1.6.1
Film adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s seven-book Narnia cycle. Taking place during the World War II bombing of London, the story follows the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — who, dispatched temporarily to the safety of a country estate, enter the world of Narnia through a magic wardrobe. There they find a world of fauns, dwarfs, centaurs, and demons, as two armies are poised for an apocalyptic battle between an evil witch and the noble lion Aslan. With Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson, Ray Winstone, Dawn French, James McAvoy and Rupert Everett. Directed by Andrew Adamson. [2:12]

Bee Season [2005] [PG-13] – 6.1.5
Richard Gere stars as a popular university professor who expects perfection from his family. When his 11-year-old daughter makes it to the finals in a spelling bee contest he becomes obsessed with an idea derived from Jewish mysticism — that her relationship with letters and words will somehow help her be able to communicate with God. Also with Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella and Kate Bosworth. Directed by Scott McGehee & David Siegel. [1:44]

Little Manhattan [2005] [PG] – 3.3.2
Romantic comedy about first love set in New York: A 10 year-old boy (Josh Hutcherson) discovers that girls don’t really have cooties at all but can actually have similar interests and abilities to boys. In discovering this he also falls in love with his 10-year-old classmate and karate sparring partner (Charlie Ray). Also with Bradley Whitford, Cynthia Nixon and Jonah Meyerson. Directed by Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett. [1:29]

April 11

Fun with Dick and Jane [2005] [PG-13] – 3.3.5
Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni star as Dick and Jane in this remake of the 1977 comedy with George Segal and Jane Fonda: Dick and Jane are happily married and living the American dream, when Dick’s company becomes enmeshed in an Enron-like scandal and he becomes the scapegoat. Unemployed and almost destitute, Dick and Jane turn to crime. Also with Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins and Angie Harmon. Directed by Dean Parisot. [1:30]

An Unfinished Life [2005] [PG-13] – 5.5.5
Robert Redford stars as a man who, having lost his only son in a car accident a decade earlier, is satisfied to spend the last of this days in a rundown Wyoming ranch. He cares only for his friend and handyman (Morgan Freeman) who was mauled by a bear and requires daily medication to overcome the pain. When his daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez), whom he blames for his son’s death, arrives with his granddaughter (Becca Gardner), he is forced to confront his feelings of hatred and anger. Also with Josh Lucas. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. [1:40]

Wolf Creek [2005] [R] – 4.8.7
Ostensibly based on actual events, this horror story revisits the experience of three young people who travel into the Australian wilderness looking for adventure but find murder and mayhem instead. With Cassandra Magrath, John Jarret, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips and Andy McPhee. Directed by Greg McLean. [1:35]

The Greatest Game Ever Played [2005] [PG] – 1.3.3
Taking place around 1913, a young working class man dreams of one day playing golf, which he loves, but his father disapproves. They make a bet that if he does not qualify for a tournament he will give it up and "make something of himself." He loses the bet, but is convinced sometime later to try again, even though his father threatens to throw him out of their house. With Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Justin Ashforth, Peter Firth and George Asprey. Directed by Bill Paxton. [1:55]

April 18

Hostel [2005] [R] – 9.10.10
Two American college friends backpacking through Eastern Europe are lured by another traveler to what is supposedly a bordello in a Slovakian hostel. Initially thinking they will be able to indulge their sexual fantasies, they soon discover that in reality they are being led to a chamber of horrors. With Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Jan Vlasák and Barbara Nedeljáková. Directed by Eli Roth. [1:35]

April 25

Aeon Flux [2005] [PG-13] – 5.7.0
Cinematic version of the animated MTV series, taking place in the 25th century, about a pandemic that has destroyed most of the Earth’s population, and has forced the survivors into the seclusion of a walled city. Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, a woman who is embroiled in a struggle between those who seek freedom and those who are in control in a self-described "perfect" world. After her life is ruined by a tragic event she is determined to destroy those responsible, but as she discovers the truth about her reality her mission is no longer simple. Also with Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller and Sophie Okonedo. Directed by Karyn Kusama. [1:33]

Shopgirl [2005] [R] – 6.3.2
A young woman (Claire Danes) working in Los Angeles becomes romantically involved with an older man (Steve Martin), believing he is in love with her, although he seems to have problems with intimacy. At the same time, the young woman meets a young man (Jason Schwartzman) who is quirky, unsettled, and still trying to find himself. Based on Steve Martin’s eponymous novella. Also with Frances Conroy and Sam Bottoms. Directed by Anand Tucker. [1:44]

Casanova [2005] [R] – 6.3.4
Heath Ledger portrays the notorious charmer Giacomo Casanova, witty and dashing lover of 18th century Venice. Under the watchful eye of the local Inquisitor and repeatedly arrested for debauchery and fornication, Casanova always seems to get away until he is finally ordered to get married or be exiled. That’s when he meets his romantic match, the only woman (Sienna Miller) who seems able to resist his charms. Also with Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin and Oliver Platt. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. [1:48]

Tristan & Isolde [2006] [PG-13] – 6.8.1
The story revolves around the medieval legend and opera of Tristan & Isolde, during a time when Britons were fighting the Irish for their freedom: the young lovers, the Briton knight Tristan, and Isolde, the daughter of the Irish King, are forced to forgo the passion they have for each other when it’s evident that their relationship threatens the truce between their two countries. With James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O’Hara and Mark Strong. Directed by Kevin Reynolds [2:05]

The Ringer [2005] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
Johnny Knoxville stars as a man who finds himself in a financial bind and is convinced by his conman uncle that they can make easy money by fixing the Special Olympics — if he would only pretend that he’s intellectually challenged. They are surprised to discover that Special Olympians can not only be great athletes but also generous, even to cheaters. Also with Brian Cox, Katherine Heigl, Jed Rees and Bill Chott. Directed by Barry Blaustein. [1:40]


May 2

The Family Stone [2005] [PG-13] – 4.3.4
Diane Keaton stars as the matriarch of the rather laidback Stone family, which is gathering in its New England home for the holidays. As they arrive, they are all anticipating that the eldest son will be bringing his girlfriend along, and will be asking her to marry him. The get-together does not go smoothly: cultures and personalities clash and everyone is forced to re-evaluate their motivations. Also with Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Thomas Bezucha. [1:42]

Hoodwinked [2005] [PG] – 0.3.0
A re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm children’s fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," but with a satiric twist: Here a private eye is called in to Granny’s house to investigate a complaint that may be related to the recent thieving spree on goodie recipes. With the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Anthony Anderson and Patrick Warburton. Directed by Tony Leech, Todd Edwards & Cory Edwards. [1:20]

Last Holiday [2005] [PG-13] – 3.2.4
Queen Latifah stars as a woman who has lived her life so cautiously that she has never taken a chance or done anything out of the ordinary. But then she is diagnosed with a fatal disease and told that she has three weeks to live. She withdraws her savings and goes on a whirlwind holiday, trying things that she never would have otherwise — including taking a chance on love. Also with Alicia Witt, LL Cool J , Giancarlo Esposito and Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Wayne Wang. [1:52]

May 9
Munich [2005] [R] – 7.8.6
Steven Spielberg film about the events that followed the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics: The assignment of a clandestine Israeli force is to track down and assassinate the Palestinians suspected of having planned the terrorist attack. However, revenge takes a personal toll on the team, especially on its leader (Eric Bana) who becomes increasingly troubled and doubtful. Also with Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Mathieu Kassovitz and Ciarán Hinds. [2:47]

Rumor Has It… [2005] [PG-13] – 5.2.4
Jennifer Aniston stars as a woman from a wealthy Pasadena family, who’s convinced that her family was the model for the 1967 movie "The Graduate." She’s also conflicted as to whether to accept her boyfriend’s (Mark Ruffalo) proposal of marriage, and what to do about her professional life, which seems to have ended before it began. Also with Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Jenkins and Mena Suvari. Directed by Rob Reiner. [1:36]

The New World [2005] [PG-13] – 4.6.1
Colin Farrell stars as Captain Smith (of the Pocahontas tale), who sails from England in the early years of the 17th century and lands in Virginia, at that time an expanse of primeval wilderness populated by many native tribes. There he meets a young Native American woman, who saves his life and he falls in love with her. Also with Christopher Plummer, Wes Studi, August Schellenberg and Raoul Trujillo. Directed by Terrence Malick. [2:30]

Nanny McPhee [2006] [PG] – 2.3.3
Emma Thompson stars as Nanny McPhee, the lead character in her screenplay, based on the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand. The rather unpleasant looking nanny enters the household of a recently widowed man (Colin Firth) whose extremely unruly and ill-behaved children are wreaking havoc. Through magic and punishment she soon restores order. Also with Angela Lansbury, Kelly MacDonald and Thomas Sangster. Directed by Kirk Jones. [1:38]

Big Momma’s House 2 [2006] [PG-13] – 4.4.4
Martin Lawrence reprises his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner, who is able with the aid of a rubber suit to convincingly disguise himself as an elderly, rotund woman. This time he is working a desk job at his request, since he’s married and expecting a baby. But when his former partner is killed during an investigation, Malcolm dons his Big Momma suit and goes undercover to find the killers. Also with Nia Long, Zachary Levi, Emily Procter and Mark Moses. Directed by John P. Whitesell. [1:39]

Grandma’s Boy [2006] [R] – 8.3.9
A 36-year-old man (Allen Covert) working as a video game tester is kicked out of his apartment for not paying the rent. With nowhere else to go he ends up living with his grandmother and her two roommates, and he introduces them to cable TV, marijuana-laced brownies and video games. Also with Peter Dante, Jonathan Loughran, Nick Swardson and Joel David Moore. Directed by Nick Goossen. [1:36]

May 16

When a Stranger Calls [2006] [PG-13] – 2.5.3
Remake of the eponymous 1979 film: A young woman is babysitting in an extremely isolated home, and becomes uneasy when someone begins to telephone her asking, "have you checked the children?" He seems to know everything that she is doing, but the police are unable to do anything to help her and eventually she must confront the stalker before he kills her. With Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Brian Geraghty and Tessa Thompson. Directed by Simon West. [1:23]

The Producers [2005] [PG-13] – 6.3.3
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick bring their Broadway hit (which was itself based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) to the big screen: Lane is a down-on-his-luck theater producer who is inadvertently convinced by his nerdy accountant (Broderick) that a theatrical flop can be more lucrative than a hit. Also with Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell and Gary Beach. Directed by Susan Stroman. [2:14]

Something New [2006] [PG-13] – 6.1.3
A successful, professional African-American woman (Sanaa Lathan) is feeling the pressure from her friends and family to be more open to new people, and to date instead of burying herself in her work. She resists as long as she can, but then she meets a man (Simon Baker) with whom she falls in love and cannot bring herself to leave him, despite the disapproval from her parents and friends who are upset because he’s white. Also with Blair Underwood, Alfre Woodard, Donald Faison and Mike Epps. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. [1:40]

The Ringer [2005] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
Johnny Knoxville stars as a man who finds himself in a financial bind and is convinced by his conman uncle that they can make easy money by fixing the Special Olympics — if he would only pretend that he’s intellectually challenged. They are surprised to discover that Special Olympians can not only be great athletes but also generous, even to cheaters. Also with Brian Cox, Katherine Heigl, Jed Rees and Bill Chott. Directed by Barry Blaustein. [1:40]

May 23

Transamerica [2005] [R] – 7.4.6
A transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) preparing for her final sexual reassignment surgery, is contacted by a young man who says he is looking for his father. Realizing that when she was male she had fathered a son, she bails him out of jail and offers him a ride cross-country but does not tell him who she is. Also with Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene and Elizabeth Peña. Directed by Duncan Tucker. [1:43]

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 [2005] [PG] – 3.3.3
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt reprise their roles as Tom and Kate Baker, the parents of 12 children. With the eldest children getting ready to leave and pursue their own lives, the two feel the need to spend one last summer vacation together at a lake house they used to frequent. The adventures begin when their lake house has been dwarfed by an enormous vacation estate built across the lake by an old classmate of Tom’s (Eugene Levy). The men’s competitive natures get the better of them both. Also with Piper Perabo, Carmen Electra, Tom Welling and Hilary Duff. Directed by Adam Shankman. [1:34]

May 30

Date Movie [2006] [PG-13] – 7.5.4
Parody of Hollywood romances and other popular movies, such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Meet the Parents," "The Wedding Planner," "Best Friend’s Wedding," "The Bachelor," "King Kong," "Say Anything," "Bridget Jones’s Diary," "Wedding Crashers," and "When Harry Met Sally." With Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge and Eddie Griffin. Directed by Aaron Seltzer. [1:23]

Freedomland [2006] [R] – 2.5.8
Samuel L. Jackson stars as a police detective in a New Jersey precinct who is called to investigate a case when a white woman (Julianne Moore) accuses an African-American of carjacking her and kidnapping her young son who was still in the back seat asleep. Also with Edie Falco, Ron Eldard and William Forsythe. Directed by Joe Roth. [1:53]


June 6

Underworld: Evolution [2005] [R] – 7.9.5
Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as the vampire who’s leading the centuries old fight between vampires and lycans. With the help of a vampire-lycan hybrid, she hopes to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. Also with Bill Nighy, Derek Jacobi and Tony Curran. Directed by Len Wiseman. [1:26]

Firewall [2006] [PG-13] – 2.7.5
Harrison Ford stars as a bank security expert responsible for creating an advanced computer system that should prevent any sort of electronic theft. However, when his family is kidnapped, he must break into his own system and deliver $100 million to the kidnappers or his family will be killed. Also with Paul Bettany, Jimmy Bennett, Virginia Madsen and Robert Patrick. Directed by Richard Loncraine. [1:45]

Running Scared [2006] [R] – 8.8.10
Paul Walker stars as a man who’s been trying to muddle through life and take care of his family while at the same time working for an organized crime boss, disposing of items used in crimes. When he is entrusted with a gun that was used to kill a corrupt cop and instead of disposing it he loses it, he must follow its trail through the city before both the police and his boss trace it back to him. Also with Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Karel Roden and Johnny Messner. Directed by Wayne Kramer. [1:59]

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada [2005] [R] – 7.7.7
Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars as Pete Perkins, a ranch hand in a small Texas town, who befriends a Mexican man who is soon murdered. True to his dead friend’s wish, Pete takes the body to Mexico for a proper burial. And when the local sheriff is not interested in pursuing the case, Pete decides to solve it himself. Also with Julio Cedillo, Vanessa Bauche, Dwight Yoakam and Barry Tubb. [2:01]

Glory Road [2005] [PG] – 3.4.4
Josh Lucas stars as Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins who made his mark in 1965 by recruiting African-American young men for his college team and then going on to win the NCAA Championships. Based on a true story. Also with Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Evan Jones and Emily Deschanel. Directed by James Gartner. [1:58]

June 13

The Pink Panther [2006] [PG] – 4.4.2
Steve Martin takes on the role of bumbling French police inspector Jacques Clouseau, who’s responsible mainly for driving his boss, Chief Dreyfus (Kevin Kline), mad. When a priceless ring with a diamond known as the "Pink Panther" is stolen and a master detective is not available to solve the crime, Inspector Clouseau takes on the case. Also with Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer and Beyoncé Knowles. Directed by Shawn Levy. [1:32]

16 Blocks [2006] [PG-13] – 0.5.5
Bruce Willis stars as an aging police detective with a drinking problem, who’s leaving the station after a long shift only to be given the task of taking a man accused of weapons possession from the station to the courthouse, only 16 blocks away. Thinking that it is a simple task, he quickly realizes there is more to the prisoner than he originally thought, and he may never make it to the courthouse. Also with David Zayas, David Sparrow, Bruce Willis, Dante ‘Mos Def’ Smith and David Morse. Directed by Richard Donner. [1:45]

The World’s Fastest Indian [2005] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Monro, a 68-year-old New Zealand man who broke the world speed record by riding his meticulously restored 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. Based on a true story. Also with Christopher Lawford, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Rodriguez and Diane Ladd. Directed by Roger Donaldson. [2:07]

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party [2006] [R] – 2.1.7
Dave Chappelle hosts a block party by traveling from Dayton, Ohio, to New York, inviting people to join him along the way. The film was shot on location in Bedford Stuyvesant, New York, and features Kanye West, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, Jill Scott, The Roots, and Talib Kweli. Directed by Michel Gondry. [1:43]

Aquamarine [2006] [PG] – 3.3.3
Two girls are finishing out their last summer together, since one of them is moving to Australia. They wish for something to happen that would keep them together, when they discover a mermaid in the pool of their neighborhood beach club. The mermaid who grants them their wish — as long as they can help her find love in three days: If she cannot prove to her father that love exists, she will have to marry someone she doesn’t even like. With Emma Roberts, Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman and Arielle Kebbel. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. [1:43]

End of the Spear [2006] [PG-13] – 3.7.1
Missionaries travel to the Amazon basin in search of a little known tribe, the Waodani, in hopes of converting them to Christianity. Misunderstandings abound when they are unable to communicate and the missionaries are murdered by tribe members. The missionaries’ wives continue to try to convert the Waodani to Christianity and forgive the killing of their husbands. With Chad Allen, Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza. Directed by Jim Hanon. [1:52]

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang [2005] [R] – 8.7.10
Robert Downey Jr. stars as a petty thief who stumbles into an Hollywood movie audition while running from the police, lands the part, and is assigned to private detective training. The training involves working with a real private detective, played by Val Kilmer, and trying to solve a real case of a suicide that may be murder. Also with Michelle Monaghan, Joel Michaely and Corbin Bernsen. Directed by Shane Black. [1:42]

June 20

Syriana [2005] [R] – 1.8.6
Political thriller with George Clooney as a CIA operative working in the Middle East, who is caught up in the struggle over the control of the oil supply. In a parallel storyline, Matt Damon co-stars as a commodities broker who’s similarly caught up in the turmoil created by the oil trade. Also with Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper and William Hurt. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. [2:06]

The Hills Have Eyes [2006] [R] – 6.10.6
A remake of the 1977 Wes Craven version about a family traveling across the country on vacation and finding itself stranded in the New Mexico desert, close to a government nuclear testing site. They soon realize that they are being stalked by the bloodthirsty residents of an old mine, who have suffered genetic mutations due to the effects of radiation. With Aaron Stanford, Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw and Emilie De Ravin. Directed by Alexandre Aja. [1:47]

Eight Below [2006] [PG] – 2.4.1
Paul Walker stars as a guide in the frozen wilderness of Antarctica. When a scientist (Bruce Greenwood) arrives searching for a meteorite that just may have come from Mercury, he takes him, against his better judgment, to an extremely isolated and unmapped region. Then a severe storm forces him to leave behind his team of beloved sled dogs. Inspired by a true story. Also with Jason Biggs and Moon Bloodgood. Directed by Frank Marshall. [1:52]

Night Watch [2004] [R] – 6.9.6
Fantasy film set in contemporary Moscow that mixes horror and supernatural elements and revolves around a truce that has been maintained since medieval times between the forces of light and darkness. An ancient prophecy is about to come true, and both forces are anxious to acquire the allegiance of a boy who’s destined to be super powerful. With Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Maria Poroshina, Galina Tyunina and Mariya Poroshina. Directed by Timour Bekmambetov. In Russian, with English subtitles. [1:55]

June 27

Ultraviolet [2006] [PG-13] – 3.7.4
Sci-fi action film set in the late 21st century: a subspecies of humans with super human physical attributes has evolved due to a genetic mutation, but the government wants to destroy them and treats them as outcasts. Enter Milla Jovovich as Violet, aka V, a super-stylish and super lethal warrior out to get revenge. Also with Cameron Bright, William Fichtner, Nick Chinlund and Sebastien Andrieu. Directed by Kurt Wimmer. [1:25]

Failure to Launch [2006] [PG-13] – 6.4.5
Matthew McConaughey stars as a 35-year-old man still living at home and completely content in doing so. However, his parents (Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw) are anxious to get him out on his own and hire an interventionist (Sarah Jessica Parker) to help him along. But what sounds good in theory, complicates the situation when they both begin to care for each other. Also with Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha and Bradley Cooper. Directed by Tom Dey. [1:37]

Caché [2005] [R] – 6.6.5
Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil star as a couple that’s too busy to spend much time together, until they begin to receive videotapes apparently filmed by someone who is stalking them. Neither has any idea who the stalker is, although as the footage becomes more personal, they begin to think that he has known them for a while. In trying to solve the mystery, many other secrets are uncovered. Also with Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot and Lester Makedonsky. Directed by Michael Haneke. In French with English subtitles. [2:01]

Madea’s Family Reunion [2006] [PG-13] – 4.5.4
Tyler Perry directs and reprises his role as Madea, a southern, straight-talking aunt with solutions to all of her family’s troubles. In this installment, Madea tries to help Lisa and Vanessa, her two nieces, with seemingly insurmountable relationship problems. She has also agreed, by court order, to care for an unmanageable girl who has not been doing well in foster care. And she has to organize a family reunion. Also with Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe and Henry Simmons. [1:47]

Find Me Guilty [2006] [R] – 4.5.10
Based on a true story, with Vin Diesel as Jackie Dinorsio, a man serving time for narcotics possession, who’s offered a deal by the DA if he’d give evidence against his associates in the New Jersey Lucchesi crime family, who are being charged with criminal conspiracy. He refuses and decides to defend himself in the upcoming trial. Also with Peter Dinklage, Annabella Sciorra, Richard Portnow and Linus Roache. Directed by Sidney Lumet. [2:05]

Annapolis [2006] [PG-13] – 3.5.4
James Franco stars as a young man driven all of his life to be accepted into the Annapolis Naval Academy. After finally achieving that dream, he quickly realizes that life as a plebe can be hard and he may not be able to measure up. Also with Jordana Brewster, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Donnie Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson. Directed by Justin Lin. [1:48]


July 4

The Libertine [2004] [R] – 9.4.6
Johnny Depp stars as John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, a 17th century English poet who was devoted to drinking and sexual debauchery. He was also a constant menace to the brother of King Charles II, and was repeatedly banished to the countryside. Also with John Malkovich, Samantha Morton, Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander. Directed by Laurence Dunmore. [2:10]

July 11

Basic Instinct 2 [2006] [R] – 9.7.6
Sharon Stone reprises her role as a best-selling crime novelist who may also be a serial killer who uses sex as a lure. Since the first film, she has relocated from San Francisco to London and she becomes the patient of a straitlaced criminal psychiatrist, who’s assigned to her by a Scotland Yard detective who thinks she has killed a sports star. Then more people turn up dead. Also with David Morrissey, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis and Hugh Dancy. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. [1:54]

July 18

Tsotsi [2005] [R] – 4.7.7
South-African drama and Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film: A South-African teen from the Johannesburg township of Soweto, whose name, Tsotsi, actually translates as "thug," muscles his way through life stealing from and brutalizing his victims. But he discovers empathy one night when, after stealing a car and shooting the driver, he discovers an infant in the back seat. In Tsotsitaal with English subtitles. With Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Kenneth Nkosi, Zenzo Ngqobe and Terry Pheto. Directed by Gavin Hood. [1:34]

She’s the Man [2006] [PG-13] – 4.3.3
Amanda Bynes stars as a high school senior, who’s hoping to be snatched up by college soccer scouts. Her dreams are dashed when her team is scratched, but she finds a perfect opportunity to prove that she can play as well as the boys when her twin brother calls in sick at the beginning of the school year. She decides to pretend to be him. Also with Channing Tatum, James Kirk, Robert Hoffman, Alex Breckenridge and David Cross. Directed by Andy Fickman. [1:45]

July 25

Final Destination 3 [2006] [R] – 6.10.8
In the third installment in the series, a young woman has a vision about a rollercoaster accident that kills all of the riders. She gets off the ride with a few other people and the coaster does indeed crash, killing all those who remained onboard. However, those who got off the ride begin to die in gruesome and horrifying ways. With Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Texas Battle, Gina Holden and Dustin Milligan. Directed by James Wong. [1:55]

The Benchwarmers [2006] [PG-13] – 3.4.4
Three men have lived their lives in the shadow of bullies, and determined not to take it any more, they train to compete with some of the most offensive and meanest Little League teams. With Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz and Craig Kilborn. Directed by Dennis Dugan. [1:20]

Ask the Dust [2006] [R] – 7.4.5
Colin Farrell stars a man of Italian descent who travels to Los Angeles during the 1930s, hoping to make a name for himself as a writer; and Salma Heyek stars as a struggling Hispanic woman working in a local diner. The two meet and struggle with their feelings for each other, their own identities and their lack of success in a world rife with racism. Also with Donald Sutherland, Charlie Hunnam and Eileen Atkins. Directed by Robert Towne. [1:47]


August 1

The Shaggy Dog [2006] [PG] – 3.3.2
Tim Allen stars as a workaholic deputy DA who has little time for his family. When his animal rights activist teenage daughter brings home a dog from a lab that is testing new chemicals on animals, and which is the same lab that her father is representing in court, their relationship becomes even more strained. That’s also when dad begins to feel a bit doggish and starts chasing cats through the neighborhood on all fours. Also with Kristin Davis, Danny Glover, Craig Kilborn and Robert Downey Jr. Directed by Brian Robbins. [1:38]

V for Vendetta [2006] [R] – 6.7.5
A future Britain shrouded in fear is run by a totalitarian government, headed by a chancellor (John Hurt) who controls all aspects of the inhabitants’ lives and does not tolerate dissent. But a masked vigilante known only as "V" saves a young woman (Natalie Portman) from torture and tries to encourage a citizen revolt by blowing up the Old Bailey building and then threatening to blow up the House of Parliament as a symbol of defiance. Also with Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea and Stephen Fry. Directed by James McTeigue. [2:12]

August 8

Inside Man [2006] [R] – 4.6.10
Denzel Washington stars as a police detective and hostage negotiator assigned to the scene of a bank robbery, where the robber (Clive Owen) and his team are locked inside and holding hostages. In a cat-and-mouse game, the detective and the robber try to outwit each other. Jodie Foster co-stars as a representative of the bank, whose mission is to ensure that items in safety deposit boxes are not made public. Also with Willem Dafoe and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Spike Lee. [2:08]

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector [2006] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy (a.k.a. Daniel Lawrence Whitney) stars as a health inspector who’s usual turf is inexpensive diners. Called to help solve a string of food poisonings taking place at the most expensive restaurants, just before a prestigious chefs’ competition, he manages to wreak predictable havoc. Also with Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Cassidy, Iris Bahr and Megyn Price. Directed by Trent Cooper. [1:39]

August 15

Scary Movie 4 [2006] [PG-13] – 6.7.5
As is the case with the first three "Scary Movie" installments, the 4th looks at notable movies and pokes fun at them in extreme fashion. Not all of the jokes are made at the expense of horror movies though; some include political responses to real life events, as well as movies like "Brokeback Mountain" and "Million Dollar Baby." With Anna Faris, Molly Shannon, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko and Leslie Nielsen. Directed by David Zucker. [1:23]

RV [2006] [PG] – 2.3.3
Robin Williams stars as a man who’s been working too hard and hasn’t been spending much time with his family. Ostensibly as an attempt to bring everybody together, he cancels their planned Hawaii vacation and instead rents an RV and takes them to Colorado — where it just so happens he has to conduct a sales meeting or lose his job. Also with Cheryl Hines, Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque, Josh Hutcherson and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. [1:39]

Hoot [2006] [PG] – 1.4.4
A greedy restauranteur plans to build a restaurant on a piece of Florida land that is inhabited by endangered burrowing owls. A boy and his friends take on the owls’ cause and are determined to protect the environment from land developers and crooked politicians. With Luke Wilson, Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson and Cody Linley. Directed by Wil Shriner. [1:30]

August 22

Silent Hill [2006] [R] – 5.10.5
A woman, desperate to unravel the mystery of her adopted daughter’s recurring night terrors, takes her to an abandoned town in West Virginia where she finds herself trapped in an alternate dimension inhabited by strange beings. With Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger and Kim Coates. Directed by Christophe Gans. [2:07]

Poseidon [2006] [PG-13] – 3.7.5
A remake of 1972’s "The Poseidon Adventure," re-telling the story of a doomed cruise ship that is struck by a wave and capsizes, killing all but a handful of the passengers on board. The survivors find themselves fighting for their lives, and are led by a career gambler (Josh Lucas) who ignores the captain’s orders to wait for a rescue. With Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett, Andre Braugher and Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. [1:38]

Just My Luck [2006] [PG-13] – 4.4.4
Lindsey Lohan stars as a young woman who has been very lucky and successful all her life. One night however she transfers her luck to a young man (Chris Pine) she kisses at a costume party, and she’s saddled with his rotten luck. Now she must find him and kiss him again before her charmed life becomes a complete mess. Also with Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner and Faizon Love. Directed by Donald Petrie. [1:48]

Phat Girlz [2006] [PG-13] – 6.3.4
Mo’Nique Imes stars as a woman who has become bitter over the years because of the humiliation that she suffered when being harassed and teased ceaselessly about being overweight. When she wins a trip to a resort and meets a Nigerian doctor who falls in love with her, she sabotages the relationship because she does not believe he’s being genuine. Also with Godfrey Danchimah, Joyful M’Chelle Drake, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis. Directed by Nnegest Likke. [1:39]

When Do We Eat? [2006] [R] – 6.3.5
Hoping to bring her dysfunctional family back together, a woman (Lesley Ann Warren) prepares a Kosher Seder meal. When the attendees begin to arrive it is clear that the evening may not play out exactly as she had hoped. Also with Ben Feldman, Michael Lerner, Mili Avital and Jack Klugman. Directed by Salvador Litvak. [1:30]

August 29

Friends with Money [2006] [R] – 7.3.7
Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Joan Cusack star as four life-long friends living in the west coast and deal with the stress of life and relationships while trying to figure out what being happy really means. Also with Jason Isaacs and Scott Caan. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. [1:28]

The Sentinel [2006] [PG-13] – 4.6.4
Michael Douglas stars as a veteran Secret Service agent, who is suddenly suspected of being a mole when the President’s life is threatened. Now he has to prove his innocence, protect the President, and at the same time elude his fellow agents who are determined to capture him, dead or alive. Also with Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan and Paul Calderon Directed by Clark Johnson. [1:48]

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World [2005] [PG-13] – 3.2.4
Directed by Albert Brooks, the story is about out-of-work comedian Albert Brooks (played by Brooks) who has a big house and a family that likes shopping. Summoned to Washington by a State Department committee that’s studying people from different cultures around the world, he’s dispatched to several predominately Islamic countries with a singular mission: to try and figure out what makes over 300 million Muslims laugh. Also with Sheetal Sheth, Jon Tenney, Fred Dalton Thompson and John Carroll Lynch. [1:38]

Take the Lead [2006] [PG-13] – 5.5.5
Antonio Banderas stars as a ballroom dance teacher who volunteers to help the "misfits" in an inner-city school by teaching them to do ballroom dancing during detention. His job is not easy initially since his lessons are considered a form of detention. But he convinces himself that the students are worth the effort, and he perseveres. Also with Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco and John Ortiz. Directed by Liz Friedlander. [1:48]


September 5

United 93 [2006] [R] – 2.7.6
Film adaptation of United Airlines flight 93, which on 9/11 was hijacked, and the plane was going to be crashed into a Washington, D.C. target. But unlike the two planes that crashed into New York’s World Trade Center and the one that crashed into the Pentagon, Flight 93 did not reach its intended destination when some of the passengers attacked the hijackers. The plane instead crashed in rural Pennsylvania, killing all onboard. With Opal Alladin, Erich Redman, Ben Sliney, Susan Blommaert and Peter Hermann. Directed by Paul Greengrass. [1:51]

Unknown White Male [2006] [PG-13] – 2.1.5
Documentary about Doug Bruce, a man who one day woke up on Coney Island with no memory of who he was, where he was or how he got there. Ending in a psychiatric hospital, he slowly pieces his life together, but his friends and family soon realize that his personality has changed. Directed by Rupert Murray. [1:20]

Kinky Boots [2005] [PG-13] – 3.3.5
Based on a true story: a traditional men’s shoe manufacturer in the English town of Northampton must either close due to lack of sales or find a new market. When the owner’s son finds an unusual niche — women’s boots for cross-dressing men — and decides to go all or nothing, those around him have trouble appreciating his idea. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper and Ewan Hooper. Directed by Julian Jarrold. [1:46]

September 12

Lucky Number Slevin [2006] [R] – 7.8.8
A young man (Josh Hartnett) is mistaken by two rival mob bosses (Morgan Freeman and Ben Kinglsey) as being someone who owes them both a lot of money from gambling debts. They both want their money back, both threaten him, and he enlists the help of a neighbor (Lucy Liu) trying to stay alive. Meanwhile he’s under surveillance by a detective (Stanley Tucci) and an infamous assassin (Bruce Willis). Directed by Paul McGuigan. [1:50]

The Wild [2006] [G] – 2.3.1
Animated film about a lion cub in the Bronx zoo that’s desperate to experience the wild, after listening to its father talk about incredible adventures. The little lion figures out a way to escape, but does not expect the difficulties it will encounter. Its father, along with a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala, and a squirrel try to follow. With the voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard, James Belushi, Janeane Garofalo and William Shatner. Directed by Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams. [1:34]

Goal! The Dream Begins [2006] [PG] – 3.2.4
A young man (Kuno Becker), who came to the U.S. illegally with his family when he was a boy, doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life tending the gardens and lawns of wealthy Angelinos. After clashing with his father, who insists that everybody should keep to their assigned station in life, he follows his dream of becoming a professional soccer player by going to Britain and trying out for Newcastle United. Also with Stephen Dillane, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel and Marcel Iures. Directed by Danny Canno. [1:57]

September 19

Stay Alive [2006] [PG-13] – 5.8.5
A young man testing a new computer game discovers its deadly powers, and after his death several others play the game and realize that they are all dying in the same way their characters die in the game. Those who are not yet dead, are desperate to find a way to do away with the game character that’s responsible for the mayhem. With Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson and Wendell Pierce. Directed by William Brent Bell. [1:25]

Stick It [2006] [PG-13] – 3.3.5
Missy Peregrym stars as a 17-year-old ex-competitive gymnast with family problems, who ends up in court, and as punishment she’s forced back into the regimented world of gymnastics. Infamous for having walked out on a big competition, leaving her team to suffer a devastating defeat years earlier, she’s greeted with suspicion and hostility by her fellow gymnasts. Also with Vanessa Lengies, Jeff Bridges, Nikki SooHoo and Maddy Curley. Directed by Jessica Bendinger. [1:45]

Hard Candy [2005] [R] – 6.7.6
Patrick Wilson stars as a successful 30-something photographer who meets a 14-year-old girl (Ellen Page) on the Internet and makes arrangements to meet her in a coffee shop. He takes her back to his home, ostensibly to play a bootlegged concert for her, but after they arrive events begin to take unexpected turns. Also with Sandra Oh, Jennifer Holmes and Gilbert John. Directed by David Slade. [1:43]

September 26

The Lake House [2006] [PG] – 3.4.2
Sandra Bullock stars as a Chicago doctor, who after moving out of a unique lakeside house, begins to correspond with the next tenant (Keanu Reeves) of the lake house, and begins to fall in love with him. But they soon discover that he is actually the earlier tenant of the house, having lived there two years before she did. Also with Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Alejandro Agresti. [1:38]

Curious George [2006] [G] – 1.3.0
The inquisitive monkey of many children’s stories makes his way to the big screen with his human companion, The Man with the Yellow Hat: George stows away on a ship and follows The Man with the Yellow Hat back to New York, where he gets into all kinds of trouble. With the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy and Dick Van Dyke. Directed by Matt O’Callaghan. [1:26]

The Notorious Bettie Page [2005] [R] – 8.6.5
Gretchen Mol stars as Bettie Page, who was the most popular pin-up girl of the 1950s. Having been brought up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee, she became a photo model, specializing in fetish poses that made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography. Also with Lili Taylor, David Strathairn, Jonathan M. Woodward and Cara Seymour. Directed by Mary Harron. [1:31]

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [2006] [PG-13] – 5.6.5
To avoid going to jail, a young man (Lucas Black) is sent to live with an estranged relative who’s in the military and stationed in Tokyo, Japan. It is there that he discovers drift racing, a deadly combination of high speed, hairpin turns and switchbacks. As if illegal street racing is not dangerous enough, Sean inadvertently also takes on a driver with ties to the Yakuza, the Japanese crime organization. Also with Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Gregory Moss, Sung Kang, Brian Tee and Jason Tobin. Directed by Justin Lin. [1:44]


October 3

Thank You for Smoking [2006] [R] – 6.5.7
Satire with Aaron Eckhart as a lobbyist for Big Tobacco, who makes his living convincing people that smoking is not really bad — while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. Also with Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, William H. Macy and Sam Elliott. Directed by Jason Reitman. [1:32]

X-Men: The Last Stand [2006] [PG-13] – 4.6.3
The third film in the series revolves around a cure for mutancy that threatens to wipe out the X-Men, since now mutants have a choice: they can retain their unique abilities that make them both envied and despised, or become unremarkable humans. Mutant leaders Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen), who hold fundamentally opposing perspectives on X-Men evolution, are thus poised for another confrontation. Also with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Kelsey Grammer, Rebecca Romijn and Anna Paquin. Directed by Brett Ratner. [1:44]

October 10

Click [2006] [PG-13] – 6.4.5
Adam Sandler stars as a workaholic architect, who is stretched to the limit, trying to balance his professional and personal responsibilities. When he is given a TiVo-like remote that he can use to control time by speeding it up or pausing it, it seems like just the right solution to his situation — until he realizes just how much of his life he is really missing. Also with Christopher Walken, Kate Beckinsale, David Hasselhoff and Sean Astin. Directed by Frank Coraci. [1:38]

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties [2006] [PG] – 1.2.1
In the second installment of Jim Davis’ comic strip as movie, Garfield follows his owner Jon to England. There, Garfield is mistaken for a noble cat that has inherited a castle. Enjoying the royal treatment, Garfield must also protect the castle from Lord Dargis who wants to turn it into a resort. With Jennifer Love Hewitt, Breckin Meyer, Lucy Davis, Billy Connolly and Bill Murray. Directed by Tim Hill. [1:30]

Art School Confidential [2006] [R] – 7.6.10
John Malkovich stars as an art professor, and Max Minghella as an aspiring art student attending a prestigious art school. When he arrives he is full of hope and anticipation and has aspirations of becoming the greatest artist in the world. His dreams are soon dashed when he sees another student with seemingly no talent attracting a great deal of attention. Also with Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston and Matt Keeslar. Directed by Terry Zwigoff. [1:42]

A Prairie Home Companion [2006] [PG-13] – 4.3.4
A fictionalized version of Garrison Keillor’s popular radio show, with on-stage skits and behind-the-scenes sequences on what is supposed to be the final performance — after 32 years the company that owns the theater has decided to tear it down and cancel the show. With Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline and Lindsay Lohan. Directed by Robert Altman. [1:45]

Waist Deep [2006] [R] – 7.8.10
Tyrese Gibson is a single father who’s been in trouble with the law and so when he is carjacked and his son is kidnapped, he can’t risk going to the police. With no one to trust, he tracks the kidnappers himself, enlisting the help of the sultry woman (Meagan Good) who may have set him up. Also with Larenz Tate, The Game, and H. Hunter Hall. Directed by Vondie Curtis Hall. [1:37]

October 17

The Break-Up [2006] [PG-13] – 7.3.5
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn star as lovers who share their jointly owned condominium. When they break up after a family dinner, neither wants to move out so they try to figure out — with a lot of advice on tactics and strategy from friends — if it’s possible to live as hostile roommates. Also with Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret. Directed by Peyton Reed. [1:46]

Over the Hedge [2006] [PG] – 2.3.2
A hedge becomes the gateway to a strange world for a few woodland friends: After waking up from their long winter’s nap, several animals discover that a tall, green thing has suddenly appeared in the middle of their home. A raccoon (Bruce Willis provides the voice) explains that in the world beyond creatures called humans live, and they have tons of food. Also with the voices of Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner and Avril Lavigne. Directed by Tim Johnson & Karey Kirkpatrick. [1:36]

The Omen [2006] [R] – 1.8.5
After suffering the death of their baby during childbirth, a husband (Liev Schreiber) is convinced to take another infant born on the same day, and whose mother died during childbirth. As the boy grows older, it becomes clear to the wife (Julia Stiles) that there is something unusual about him. As people question who he is and why he is different they begin to die in gruesome ways, with the help of his nanny (Mia Farrow). Also with David Thewlis and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Directed by John Moore. [1:45]

American Dreamz [2006] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
A political satire that also takes on "American Idol": A popular talent show is hosted by a sleazy presenter (Hugh Grant) who chooses contestants for particular oddities — such as a southern girl (Mandy Moore) whose boyfriend (Chris Klein) is a wounded Iraq war veteran, an Iraqi terrorist (Sam Golzari) whose only wish is to sing show tunes, and a Jewish rapper (Adam Busch). Into this mix steps the U.S. President (Dennis Quaid) as a guest judge — depicted as a totally uninformed and disinterested figurehead, he is only interested in improving his ratings. Also with Willem Dafoe, Marcia Gay Harden and Sam Golzari. Directed by Paul Weitz. [1:47]

October 24

Monster House [2006] [PG] – 3.6.1
Animated horror film about a house that’s really a monster: When a neighborhood boy fears that he may have killed the old man who was the house’s only resident, he realizes that the house is alive and very angry — its beams become sharpened teeth, its windows blaze yellow and its entry rug becomes a long tongue that grabs and pulls everything that comes close, including animals and people, through the front door. However, nobody will believe him. With the voices of Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Heder, Kevin James and Jason Lee. Directed by Gil Kenan. [1:31]

Nacho Libre [2006] [PG] – 3.4.3
Jack Black stars as a friar who’s the cook for a monastery. However, his food usually tastes terrible, and he dreams of becoming a successful professional wrestler, so he can make money with which he can buy better ingredients and produce better food for the orphans who live in the monastery. Also with Jack Black, Hector Jimenez, Troy Gentile, Moises Arias, Lauro Chartrand. Directed by Jared Hess. [1:40]

Slither [2006] [R] – 6.9.7
The small town of Wheelsy, S.C. is getting ready for the deer hunting season, when an asteroid crashes close to the town and an alien plague begins to spread, infecting one person after another: Footlong slugs enter people’s bodies and transform them into zombie-like, flesh-eating creatures. With Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry and Brenda James. Directed by James Gunn. [1:34]

October 30

Mission: Impossible III [2006] [PG-13] – 5.7.4
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, super-agent for the Impossible Missions Force, in the third outing of the action series: While preparing to get married, Hunt is asked for help in retrieving a captured agent who’s one of the people he trained. Eventually he has to defeat an international black market trafficker of weapons (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who has no scruples and does not feel remorse. Also with Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup and Michelle Monaghan. Directed by J.J. Abrams. [2:06]


November 7

Cars [2006] [G], The – 2.3.2
Pixar animated feature about Lightning McQueen (with the voice of Owen Wilson), a cocky, ambitious rookie race car that crashes into the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, destroying the main street. Sentenced to community service, the hotshot gets to know the town’s offbeat characters and learns that there’s pleasure in the journey, not just getting there. Also with the voices of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin and Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by John Lasseter & Joe Ranft. [1:56]

Little Man [2006] [PG-13] – 5.5.4
When a couple (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington) finds what they think is an abandoned baby (Marlon Wayans) on their front porch, the husband, who’s very anxious to start a family, thinks that this is their opportunity to become parents by adopting. What he does not realize is that the baby is actually a man of very small stature, who is on the lam after stealing a precious diamond. Also with Tracy Morgan, John Witherspoon, Brittany Daniel and Dave Sheridan. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. [1:30]

November 14

The Da Vinci Code [2006] [PG-13] – 5.7.4
Based on Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, the story starts with Tom Hanks as a famous symbologist who’s called to the Paris Louvre one night in order to decipher ancient symbols found scrawled on the body of a murdered curator. With the help of a French police cryptologist (Audrey Tautou) he uncovers a 2,000-year-old conspiracy to keep the true status of Mary Magdalene a secret from the faithful. Also with Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina and Jurgen Prochnow. Directed by Ron Howard. [2:29]

John Tucker Must Die [2006] [PG-13] – 5.3.4
Three young women take on the challenge of systematically destroying a young man’s life after they find out that he is dating all three of them, at the same time. The idea is to make him fall in love with someone and then break his heart in order to teach him a lesson. With Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush, Ashanti, Brittany Snow and Sophia Bush. Directed by Betty Thomas. [1:27]

Accepted [2006] [PG-13] – 4.3.5
A young man (Justin Long) is turned down from every college he applies to, and realizing he’s not the only one to have been so thoroughly rejected, he decides to create his own institution of higher learning. Also with Blake Lively, Lewis Black, Adam Herschman and Jonah Hill. Directed by Steve Pink. [1:32]

Strangers with Candy [2006] [R] – 7.5.5
A prequel to the television show "Strangers With Candy" that ran on Comedy Central, about a 46 year-old ex-junkie (Amy Sedaris) who returns home after many years in prison and goes back to high school, vowing to live her life over again, and this time to be good. Her father has been in a coma for three decades, and she is convinced that if she could be special in some way he would recover. Also with Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Directed by Paul Dinello. [1:27]

November 21

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown [2006] [PG] – 1.4.2
Sequel to the popular "Ice Age": Three friends, a mammoth, a saber-tooth tiger and a sloth (voiced by Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, respectively) try to escape across the melting ice plain, while vultures and newly thawed, hungry water animals are after them. Their unlikely herd is soon joined by a female mammoth (Queen Latifah) and her possum "brothers." Also with the voices of Josh Peck, Jay Leno, Will Arnett and Seann William Scott. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. [1:30]

An Inconvenient Truth [2006] [PG] – 0.3.1
A documentary film about former Vice President Al Gore’s travels around the world, in order to present the scientific consensus on the issue of global warming and the argument that devastating results will result from inaction. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. [1:40]

You, Me and Dupree [2006] [PG-13] – 6.3.5
Shortly after returning from his honeymoon, a man runs into his best and oldest friend Dupree (Owen Wilson) who’s been fired and sleeps on a cot in the back room of a bar after he’s kicked out of his apartment. Unemployed — and seemingly unemployable — Dupree is invited to stay with the newlyweds (Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon), just for a few days. However, weeks pass and the unconventional household arrangement takes its toll on everybody’s life. Also with Michael Douglas and Amanda Detmer. Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo. [1:49]

Scoop [2006] [PG-13] – 5.3.4
A recently departed British reporter is determined to have someone follow a hot tip even though he is dead, and manages to inspire a young college journalist (Scarlett Johansson) who thinks she has landed the biggest scoop of the century, the identity of the "Tarot Card Killer." But she soon falls in love with the subject of her exposé. Also with Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Woody Allen and Kevin McNally. Directed by Woody Allen. [1:36]

November 28

Superman Returns [2006] [PG-13] – 3.6.2
Brandon Routh assumes the mantle of the Man of Steel in this new series based on the classic comic: After a long absence Superman comes back to Earth to find that his old enemies are still determined to take away his powers, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), whom he’s still in love with, has moved on with her life. Also with James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Parker Posey and Frank Langella. Directed by Bryan Singer. [2:34]

Clerks II [2006] [R] – 10.4.10
In this sequel that takes place 10 years after "Clerks," best friends Dante and Randal return (Brian Christopher O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson) as the indefatigably unambitious New Jersey friends. The quick mart where they worked has burned to the ground and now they are flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant, while continuing to abuse the customers. Also with Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. Directed by Kevin Smith. [1:38]

The Ant Bully [2006] [PG] – 2.4.1
A 10-year-old boy who is bullied by bigger neighborhood kids, becomes a bully himself when he takes his frustrations out on the anthill in his yard. An ant wizard in the colony is determined to teach the boy a lesson and develops a potion that shrinks the boy to ant size. Now he has to live among the ants before being able to return home. With the voices of Lily Tomlin, Larry Miller, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Zach Tyler Eisen. Directed by John A. Davis. [1:28]


December 5

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [2006] [PG-13] – 3.7.2
Sequel to the 2003 film: This time Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) discovers he owes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones (Bill Nighy), the Captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. Threatened with eternal damnation yet again, Jack wrecks the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann (Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley), who then become his reluctant recruits. Also with Stellan Skarsgard, Geoffrey Rush and Naomie Harris. Directed by Gore Verbinski. [2:30]

Miami Vice [2006] [R] – 7.8.6
Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx take over as Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, the main characters from the hit 1980s television series. Working as undercover police officers in the world of South Florida drug trafficking, they try to balance their real lives against the illicit temptations and glamour of their mission. Also with Gong Li, Naomie Harris and Ciaràn Hinds. Directed by Michael Mann. [2:15]

Beerfest [2006] [R] – 9.6.8
Two American brothers are given the task of taking their grandfather’s ashes to Germany and sprinkling them in his homeland, and they are surprised to uncover family secrets that involve a secret underground beer competition. Receiving a humiliating reception from their German cousins, they return stateside, determined to train and return to Germany in order to win " Beerfest." With Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan and Jay Chandrasekhar. Directed by Chandrasekhar. [1:40]

How to Eat Fried Worms [2006] [PG] – 1.3.2
Based on the popular Thomas Rockwell book: An 11-year-old boy dreads his first day at a new school, and as he suspects, the local bullies pick on him all day. To prove himself and earn respect from his new classmates, he makes a bet that he can eat 10 worms without throwing up. But he has a sensitive stomach, and so he is sure that he will lose the bet especially when he sees how the bullies are "preparing" them. With Luke Benward, Adam Hicks, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Austin Rogers, Ty Panitz and Kimberly Williams. Directed by Bob Dolman. [1:38]

December 12

The Devil Wears Prada [2006] [PG-13] – 5.3.3
Set in the world of New York fashion, Anne Hathaway stars as a young college graduate, who’s looking for her dream job in journalism. When she unexpectedly lands the job of assistant to the steely editor (Meryl Streep) of Runway magazine, the bible of the fashion industry, she has to struggle with her own identity and determine what she really wants out of her professional life. Also with Emily Blunt, Tracie Thoms and Adrian Grenier. Directed by David Frankel. [1:46]

World Trade Center [2006] [PG-13] – 2.7.5
Oliver Stone directs this 9/11-inspired film, that follows the stories of two Port Authority police officers, Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on that September day. With Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff. [2:05]

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby [2006] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a NASCAR superstar, winning one race after another on the circuit. That is, until a flamboyant French Formula 1 driver joins his team and Ricky is beaten and crashes horribly. After recovering he becomes afraid to drive and must wrestle his demons to get back behind the wheel. Also with Sacha Baron Cohen, John C. Reilly, Michael Clarke Duncan and Amy Adams. Directed by Adam McKay. [1:45]

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals [2006] [PG] – 2.5.1
In this animated comedy, when the humans turn their backs, the barnyard animals take on human characteristics, and are able to speak, walk on two legs, drive cars, party and plan as a community. Their leader is Ben, a male cow, who has to contend with his son Otis, who would rather have a good time than be responsible. But when Ben is killed by coyotes, Otis is left in charge. With the voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox Arquette, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott and Wanda Sykes. Directed by Steve Oedekerk. [1:30]

December 19

My Super Ex-Girlfriend [2006] [PG-13] – 7.6.4
A man (Luke Wilson) down on his luck with love meets a woman (Uma Thurman) on the subway and after he retrieves her purse from a would-be snatcher invites her to dinner. They begin dating and although she is beautiful and a superhero to boot she is also overbearing and neurotic. When he decides to end it she decides to avenge herself by using her super powers to make his life miserable. Also with Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard and Wanda Sykes. Directed by Ivan Reitman. [1:50]

Little Miss Sunshine [2006] [R] – 5.4.7
Greg Kinnear stars as a man who believes that his 9-step program can make anyone a "winner" and plans to take his young daughter to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. He’s joined by several other family members, such as the girl’s uncle (Steve Carell) who has just tried to commit suicide after his male lover left him for another man, and the girl’s grandfather (Alan Arkin) who was kicked out of a nursing home for snorting heroin. Also with Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Bryan Cranston and Paul Dano. Directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton. [1:41]

Lady in the Water [2006] [PG-13] – 2.7.1
An unassuming and quiet man (Paul Giamatti), who works as an apartment building superintendent, rescues an unusual young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) and discovers that she’s actually a character from a bedtime story. Moreover, it seems the apartment building residents are also characters in the same story and they have to help the young woman return to her own world for everyone’s sake. Also with Freddy Rodriguez, Jeffrey Wright and Bob Balaban. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1:50]

Jet Li’s Fearless [2006] [PG-13] – 1.7.1
Jet Li stars as a the son of a great martial arts fighter, who’s determined to continue his father’s legacy by defeating all martial arts masters in competition. After years of training he ends up killing an opponent during a match. The dead man’s family seeks revenge by murdering his mother and daughter. Grieving, he leaves his village and wanders the countryside in a daze until he is found and nursed back to health by a community of rice farmers. Also with Betty Sun, Dong Yong, Shido Nakamura and Collin Chou. Directed by Ronnie Yu. [1:43]

A Scanner Darkly [2006] [R] – 7.6.8
Keanu Reeves stars in Richard Linklater’s rotoscoping animated take on Philip K. Dick’s story about a future world where the majority of the world’s population is addicted to a drug that slowly destroys minds and splits personalities. Also with Mitch Baker, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson. [1:50]

Wicker Man [2006] [PG-13] – 3.7.5
A police officer (Nicolas Cage) suffering from the memory of being unable to save a woman and a little girl from a fiery wreck, is drawn into a missing person’s case on a remote, privately owned island when his ex-fiancée contacts him, asking him to find her missing daughter. When he arrives at the island he encounters mystery and deception at every turn. Also with Leelee Sobieski, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan and Diane Delano. Directed by Neil LaBute. [1:37]

All the King’s Men [2006] [PG-13] – 4.5.4
Biopic based on Robert Penn Warren’s eponymous novel, which was the fictionalized story of the rise and fall of Louisiana governor Huey Long (and which was the basis for an Oscar-winning 1949 film). Sean Penn stars as "Boss" Willie Stark, an ostensibly idealistic Louisiana politician who’s not above dirty politics and is eventually corrupted. Also with Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Steven Zaillian. [2:00]

Invincible [2006] [PG] – 3.3.1
Mark Wahlberg stars as a 30-year-old who’s frustrated and disappointed with the way his life has turned out. Working as a substitute teacher and part-time bartender, he takes a risk and tries out for a professional football team when the new coach announces open tryouts. Since he’s never even played college football his chances of qualifying seem less than slim. However, his resolve gives hope to many of his friends and neighbors, who are out of work or fearing impending layoffs in their small Pennsylvania hometown. Also with Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kirk Acevedo and Lola Glaudini. Directed by Ericson Core. [1:44]

Step Up [2006] [PG-13] – 3.5.3
A young man (Channing Tatum) is sentenced to community service time in the art school that he broke into and vandalized, and while sweeping floors and replacing light bulbs he’s inspired to help one of the students (Jenna Dewan) with a dance routine. In the process he begins to believe that he may be worthy of something better than his go-nowhere life. Also with Rachel Griffiths, Mario and Drew Sidora. Directed by Anne Fletcher. [1:38]

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The Black Dahlia [2006] [R] – 8.9.6
Josh Hartnett and Scarlett Johansson star in this speculative thriller, based on the real-life murder of a Hollywood starlet that shocked Hollywood in 1947. The brutal murder remains unsolved. Also with Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart and Mia Kirshner. Directed by Brian De Palma. [2:01]

Jackass: Number Two [2006] [R] – 8.8.10
Second installment of MTV’s eponymous reality show, and the concept remains the same: a series of reckless and often very dangerous, disgusting and disturbing stunts, pranks and gags; some involve dangerous animals, like snakes and sharks, and others are about consuming biological waste. With Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Stephen Glover and Jason Acuna. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. [1:35]

The Descent [2006] [R] – 3.10.9
Spelunking horror film about a group of girlfriends who plan a caving expedition, hoping that the diversion will help one of them recover from the death of her husband and daughter. But it turns out that the cave they have chosen to explore is unmapped, and it is inhabited by a hungry species of humans who have evolved for life underground. With Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder and Nora-Jane Noone. [1:39]

The Last Kiss [2006] [R] – 8.3.9
Zach Braff stars as a man in his early 30s, whose fear of commitment and responsibility leads him to have an affair with a younger woman when he finds out that his live-in girlfriend of three years is pregnant. Meanwhile, his girlfriend’s parents are having their own problems with infidelity and self-absorption. Also with Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Tom Wilkinson and Blythe Danner. Directed by Tony Goldwyn. [1:55]


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