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April 04 Moview Preview

Posted By on January 15, 2005

Release Dates Movies
April 2nd -Hellboy
-Home On The Range
-The Prince & Me
-The United States Of LeLand
-Walking Tall
April 7th -Johnson Family Vacation
April 9th -The Alamo
-Ella Enchanted
-The Girl Next Door
-The Whole Ten Yards
April 16th -Kill Bill: Vol. 2
-The Punisher
April 23rd -13 Going On 30
-Man On Fire
April 30th -Envy
-Laws Of Attraction
-Mean Girls
April 2nd
Title: Hellboy

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Tagline: Give Evil Hell

Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hellboy/

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair,
John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Doug Jones, Rupert Evans, Biddy
Hodson, David Hyde Pierce (voice)

Plot Outline: In the final days
of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying
cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but
not before a demon – Hellboy – has already been conjured. Joining the
Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause
of good rather than evil.

Teaser: Teaser

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi
action violence and frightening images)

Title: Home On The Range

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Director: Will Finn, John Sanford

Tagline: Bust A Move.

Website: http://www.disney.com/homeontherange

Starring: Roseanne Barr, Judi
Dench, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Randy Quaid,
David Burnham, Ja’Net DuBois, Gregory Jbara

Plot Outline: When an eviction notice shows up at
the gates of the Patch of Heaven dairy farm, three cows take it upon themselves
to prevent their home from being taken away. To do so, they’ll need to
collect the ransom on Alameda Slim, a cattle rustler with a yodel that
can’t be beat … or ignored.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for brief mild
rude humor)

Title: The Prince And Me

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Martha Coolidge

Tagline: This fairy tale is about
to get real

Website: http://www.princeandme.com/

Starring: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably,
Alberta Watson, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, James Fox

Plot Outline: Paige, a pre-med student from Wisconsin,
is on the fast track to creating the life she’s always wanted. Eddie,
the Crown Prince of Denmark, is trying to escape a life he never chose.
Now they’ve fallen in love and he’s in line to become king. Paige has
to choose between her two dreams — marrying Eddie and being a doctor.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for some sex-related
material and language)

Title: The United States of Leland

Genre: Crime, Drama

Studio: Paramount Classics

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge

Tagline: Crime. Confusion. Compassion.
They’re all just states of mind

Website: http://www.paramountclassics.com/leland/

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle,
Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams,
Martin Donovan, Ann Magnuson, Kerry Washington, Sherilyn Fenn, Maria Arcé,
Michael Welch, Michael Pena

Plot Outline: 15-year-old Leland murders an autistic
child and claims that he committed the act out of sadness. The boy is
sent to a juvenile facility, where a male teacher named Pearl must unravel
the mystery behind Leland’s murderous act and sadness while dealing with
how the tragic killing affects the families of both the victim and the

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for language and
some drug content)

Title: Walking Tall

Genre: Action

Studio: MGM

Director: David Klass

Tagline: One man will stand up
for what’s right.

Website: http://www.walkingtallmovie.com/

Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,
Johnny Knoxville, Ashley Scott, Neal McDonough, John Beasley

Plot Outline: When a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces returns to his small
hometown in rural Washington State to revive his family’s lumber mill business,
he discovers that much has changed, as the normally tranquil town is now
besieged by drugs, outbreaks of violence and a general feeling of malaise
and terror, with many pointing a finger at the influence of a crooked casino
where his ex-girlfriend now works as a dancer. Seeking to wreak vengeance,
with a four-foot-long 2-by-4 in his hand, and righteousness in his heart,
the highly-trained soldier, now the county’s sheriff, and his deputy, realizes
it’s time to bust some heads with a very hard piece of wood.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences
of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language)

April 7th

Title: Johnson Family Vacation

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director: Christopher Erskin

Tagline: Wrong turn in Arizona.
No brakes in Colorado. Arrested in Kansas. It’s the ultimate family trip.

Website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/jfv/

Starring: Cedric the Entertainer,
Bow Wow, Vanessa Williams, Steve Harvey, Solange Knowles, Gabby Soleil,
Shannon Elizabeth

Plot Outline: AAA can’t help the
roadside emergency that is the “Johnson Family Vacation”. Even the onboard
navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson (Cedric The Entertainer)
and his family’s cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge
match. Reluctantly along for the ride are Nate’s wife (Williams), who’s
only in it for the kids; their rapper-wannabe son (Bow Wow); their teenage
daughter (Knowles) who’s fashioned herself as the next Lolita; and their
youngest (Soleil), whose imaginary dog Nate just can’t seem to keep track
of. Can the Johnsons survive each other and all the obstacles the road
throws at them to make it to Caruthersville, Missouri? Can they find Missouri?

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual
references, crude humor and brief drug material)

April 9th

Title: The Alamo

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

Director: John Lee Hancock

Tagline: Stand your ground.

Website: http://alamo.movies.com/

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Billy
Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarria, Marc Blucas,
W. Earl Brown, Stephen Bruton, Rutherford Cravens, Blue Deckert, Nick
Kokich, Jordi Molla, Matt O’Leary, Wes Studi

Plot Outline: Historical drama detailing
the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege
of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born
Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis,
along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned
mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under
the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as
well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General
Sam Houston’s rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna’s
army which led to the indepedence of Texas

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sustained
intense battle sequences)

Title: Ella Enchanted

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Studio: Miramax Films

Director: Tommy O’Haver

Tagline: Get enchanted.

Website: http://www.miramax.com/ella_enchanted/

Starring: JAnne Hathaway, Hugh
Dancy, Cary Elwes, Patrick Bergin, Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver, Jennifer
Higham, Eric Idle, Joanna Lumley, Aidan McArdle, Parminder Nagra, Lucy

Plot Outline: Ella lives in a fanciful
and magical world where all children are given a “gift” from a fairy Godmother
at the moment of their birth. Little Ella’s birthright is the gift – and
curse – of obedience. As a result of this unfortunate circumstance, Ella
cannot refuse any command, and is often left at the mercy of unscrupulous
personalities. In a bid to regain control of her life, Ella goes on a
quest to free herself from this mysterious curse. Ella must outwit a kingdom
filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, talking books and evil
plots. And if she’s lucky, she may find love along the way.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for some crude
humor and language)

Title: The Girl Next Door

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Luke Greenfield

Tagline: Matt never saw her coming…
but all his friends had!

Website: http://www.thegirlnextdoormovie.com/

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Emile
Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano

Plot Outline: A straight-arrow high-school
senior falls in love with the perfect ‘girl-next-door’, only to discover
she is a former porn star. He comes to realize that if he wants this very
special woman, he better be willing to risk it all and experience a journey
for which he never could have prepared.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for strong sexual
content, language and some drug/alcohol use)

Title: The Whole Ten Yards

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Howard Deutch

Tagline: They missed each other.
This time, their aim is better.

Website: http://www.thewholetenyards.com/

Starring: Bruce Willis, Matthew
Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak, Clara Bellar, Frank
Collison, Johnny Messner, Tellulah Willis

Plot Outline: Jimmy the Tulip’s
(Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose
wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and
his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual
content, some violence and language).

April 16th

Title: Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Studio: Miramax Films

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Tagline: Revenge is a dish best
served cold.

Website: http://www.kill-bill.com/

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine,
Michael Madsen, Sonny Chiba, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, LaTanya
Richardson, Michael Jai White, Woo-ping Yuen, Samuel L. Jackson (cameo)

Plot Outline: After dispensing with
former colleagues O-Ren Ishii and Vernita Green in Kill Bill: Vol. 1,
the Bride (Thurman) resumes her quest for justice in the series’ second
installment. With those two down, the Bride has two remaining foes on
her ‘Death List’ to pursue – Budd (Madsen) and Elle Driver (Hannah) –
before moving on to her ultimate goal… to kill Bill (Carradine).

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for violence,
language and brief drug use)

Title: The Punisher

Genre: Action, Crime

Studio: Lions Gate Films

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Tagline: The Punishment Begins
April 16, 2004

Website: http://www.punisherthemovie.com/

Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta,
A. Russell Andrews, Samantha Mathis, James Carpinello, Jeff Chase, Mark
Collie, Russell Durham, Ben Foster, Laura Harring, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos,
Roy Scheider

Plot Outline: Special agent Frank
Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job.
But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his
associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner,
he’s a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who
have done him wrong.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: Rated R for pervasive
brutal violence, language and brief nudity.

April 23rd

Title: 13 Going On 30

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Gary Winick

Tagline: For some, 13 feels like
it was just yesterday. For Jenna, it was.

Website: http://sonypictures.com/movies/13goingon30/

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark
Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Kathy Baker, Phil Reeves, Andy Serkis, Samuel Ball,
Kiersten Warren

Plot Outline: Jenna Rink is a typical
preteen girl who wants more than anything to grow up. On her 13th birthday,
Jenna’s only wish is to get older and fast. When she wakes up the next
morning, she’s 30 years old, a sucessful magazine editor with a live-in
boyfriend! Jenna tracks down Matt(her best friend when she was younger)
to try and figure out what has happened.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual
content and brief drug references)

Title: Man On Fire

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Tony Scott

Website: http://www.manonfiremovie.com

Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota
Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc
Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke

Plot Outline: Oscar winner Denzel
Washington stars as a government operative / soldier of fortune, who has
pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to
take a job to protect a child (Fanning) whose parents are threatened by
a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their
relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted,
his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops
at nothing to save her.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for language and
strong violence)

April 30th

Title: Envy

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Dreamworks Pictures

Director: Barry Levinson

Tagline: Success didn’t go to
his head, it went to his neighbor.

Website: http://www.dreamworks.com/envy/

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black,
Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken

Plot Outline: Ben Stiller and Jack
Black star as Tim and Nick, best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose
equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick’s harebrained get-rich-quick
schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog
poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air — to
where exactly is anyone’s guess. Tim, who had scoffed at Nick’s idea and
passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick’s
fortune — and Tim’s own envy — grow to equally outrageous proportions.
When the flames of jealousy are fanned by an oddball drifter (Walken)
who imposes himself into the situation, Tim’s life careens wildly out
of control … taking Nick’s with it.

Teaser: Teaser

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for language
and sexual/crude humor)

Title: Godsend

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Studio: Lions Gate Films

Director: Nick Hamm

Tagline: Adam Duncan. Born: December
11, 1987. Died: December 12, 1995. Born September 23, 1996.

Website: http://www.godsendthemovie.com/

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Greg
Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Cameron Bright, Jenny Levine, Deborah
Odell, Janet Bailey

Plot Outline: After their young
son, Adam (Bright), is killed in an accident, a couple (Kinnear, Romijn-Stamos)
approach an expert (De Niro) in stem cell research about bringing him
back to life through an experimental and illegal cloning and regeneration
process. When Adam comes back to them, however, he’s.. different…

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violence
including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material)

Title: Laws Of Attraction

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: New Line Cinema

Director: Peter Howitt

Tagline: Getting married is a
great way to fall in love.

Website: http://www.attractionmovie.com/

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne
Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn

Plot Outline: This is the story
of two New York divorce attorneys (Moore, Brosnan) who are often competing
against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they
get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to
provide them business at work? One of the central cases in the story is
the heavily-publicized divorce of a rock star (Sheen) from his wife (Posey)…

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual
content and language)

Title: Mean Girls

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Mark S. Waters

Tagline: Watch your back.

Website: http://www.meangirlsmovie.com/

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Tina
Fey, Lizzy Caplan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Daniel Franzese, Tim
Meadows, Jonathan Bennett, Wai Choy, Ana Gasteyer, Olympia Lukis, Jonathan
Malen, Amy Poehler, David Sazant, Amanda Seyfried, Elana Shilling

Plot Outline: Raised in African
bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron thinks she knows about
“survival of the fittest.” But the law of the jungle takes on a whole
new meaning when the 15-year-old enters high school and falls for the
ex-boyfriend of the school’s most popular girl.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual
content, language and some teen partying)

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Compiled by M for Rap Basement.
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