June 04 Movie Preview

June 04 Movie Preview

Release Dates Movies
June 4th -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
June 11th -The Chronicles of Riddick
-Garfield
-Napoleon Dynamite (Limited)
-The Stepford Wives
June 16th -Around the World in 80 Days
June 18th -Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
-Facing Windows (limited)
-Swing (limited)
-The Terminal
June 23rd -The Door in the Floor (limited)
-White Chicks
June 25th -De-Lovely (limited)
-Kaena: The Prophecy (limited)
-The Notebook
-Two Brothers
June 30th -Spider-Man 2
June 4th
Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Tagline: Something wicked this way comes.

Website: http://azkaban.warnerbros.com

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Peter Best, David Bradley, Julie Christie, Robbie Coltrane, Alfie Enoch, Tom Felton, Pam Ferris, Dawn French, Michael Gambon, Jimmy Gardner, Richard Griffiths, Joshua Herdman, Matt Lewis, Hugh Mitchell, Devon Murray, Katharine Nicholson, Chris Rankin, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Jim Tavare, Julie Walters, Jamie Waylett, Paul Whitehouse, Emma Thompson (cameo)

Plot Outline: : It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts, but a shadow hangs over Hogwart’s. A dangerous mass murderer, Sirius Black, has escaped the Azkaban Fortress – the Wizards’ Prison. While learning to cope with the Dementors sent to protect Hogwart’s, Harry learns the disturbing story of Sirius Black and yet more of his own history.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language)

June 11th
Title: The Chronicles Of Riddick

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: David Twohy

Tagline: All the power in the universe can’t change destiny

Website: http://www.thechroniclesofriddick.com

Starring: Vin Diesel, Thandie Newton, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Linus Roache, Keith David, Yorick van Wageningen, Alexa Davalos, Judi Dench

Plot Outline: Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. Feore will play Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the 10th and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Dench will play Aereon, an ambassador from the Elemental race. She is an ethereal being who helps Riddick unearth his origins.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action and some language)

Title: Garfield

Genre: Action, Comedy, Family

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Peter Hewitt

Tagline: Get ready for frisky business

Website: http://www.garfieldmovie.com

Starring: Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Debra Messing, Brad Garrett, Alan Cumming, Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Eigenberg, Mo’nique

Plot Outline: In this CGI film of the classic comic book cat known as Garfield, Garfields life is great. He eats, and sleeps, and thats all. Now, his owner, Jon Arbuckle, just got a lovable pooch named Odie. Garfield’s life spirals out of control now that Odie is in the same household as him. One night, Odie is kidnapped, and Garfield feels that he is the blame for what happened. Garfield sets off to find the crook, and get Odie back.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for brief mild language)

Title: Napoleon Dynamite (Limited)

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Pictures

Director: Jared Hess

Tagline: He’s out to prove he’s got nothing to prove.

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

Starring: Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Haylie Duff, Sandy Martin, Diedrich Bader

Plot Outline: Preston, Idaho’s most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite (Heder), lives with his grandma and his 31-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley (Haylie Duff).

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: n/a

Title: The Stepford Wives

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Frank Oz

Tagline: Make one

Website: http://www.stepfordwivesmovie.com

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Roger Bart, Glenn Close, Faith Hill, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Mike White, Lisa Masters, Jon Lovitz

Plot Outline: : Joanna Eberhart, a wildly succesful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she makes good friends with the ascerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a jewish writer who’s also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful, and somehow… doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men’s Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out?

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, thematic material & language)

June 16th
Title: Around the World in 80 Days

Genre: Adventure, Family

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Director: Frank Coraci

Tagline: The race begins June 16th

Website: http://www.80daysmovie.com

Starring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecille de France, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Sammo Hung, Ian McNiece, Karen Mok, Rob Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wim Wenders, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Richard Branson

Plot Outline: Based on the classical novel by Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days (2003) stars Jackie Chan as Passepartout. As an adventurer, Passepartout ends up accompanying time-obsessed English gentleman, Phileas Fogg (played by Steve Coogan) on a daring mission to journey around the world. Fogg has wagered with members of his London club that he can traverse the world in 80 days. Along the way, they encounter many interesting 19th Century figures and have many exciting and suspenseful situations in their voyage around the world.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for action violence, some crude humor and mild language)

June 18th
Title: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Genre: Comedy

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Tagline: Grab life by the ball

Website: http://www.dodgeballmovie.com

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Julie Gonzalo, Stephen Root, Chris Williams, Gary Cole, Jason Bateman

Plot Outline: A small local gym is threatened with extinction by a gleaming sports and fitness palace unless a group of social rejects can rise to victory in the ultimate dodge ball competition.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for rude and sexual humor, and language)

Title: Facing Windows (limited)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Tagline: Desire knows no bounds.

Website: http://www.facingwindows.com

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro, Serra Yilmaz, Massimo Poggio, Ivan Bacchi

Plot Outline: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her …

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexuality)

Title: Swing (limited)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Dominion Entertainment

Director: Martin Guigui

Tagline: Dance to the rhythm of your own heart

Website: http://www.swingthemovie.com

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Innis Casey, Tom Skerritt, Nell Carter, Mindy Cohn, Barry Bostwick, Dahlia Waingort, Constance Brenneman, Jim Hanks, Adam Tomei, Archie Drury, Sumalee Montano, Esther Mamet, Ana Guigui

Plot Outline: A struggling musician happens upon a nightclub that’s frozen in time.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)

Title: The Terminal (limited)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures

Director: Steven Spielberg

Website: http://www.theterminal-themovie.com

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Barry “Shabaka” Henley, Kumar Pallana, Zoe Saldana, Eddie Jones, Jude Ciccolella, Kevin Weisman

Plot Outline: An Eastern European immigrant (Hanks) becomes a resident of a New York airport terminal when a war breaks out and erases his country from the map, voiding his passport. He makes friends with the airport staff and falls in love with a flight attendant.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: n/a

June 23rd
Title: The Door in the Floor (limited)

Genre: Drama

Studio: Focus Features

Director: Tod Williams

Tagline: The most dangerous secrets are the ones we’re afraid to tell ourselves

Website: http://www.thedoorinthefloor.com

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Mimi Rogers, Bijou Phillips

Plot Outline: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving’s best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children’s book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O’Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple’s unwitting yet willing pawn – and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for strong sexuality and graphic images, and language)

Title: White Chicks

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans

Tagline: n/a

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

Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Maitland Ward, Anne Dudek, Jaime King, Brittany Daniel, Busy Philipps, Terry Crews, Faune Chambers, Jennifer Carpenter, Jessica Cauffiel, Eddie Velez, Lochlyn Munro

Plot Outline: In the hilarious comedy “White Chicks,” Shawn and Marlon Wayans play two ambitious but unlucky FBI agents who go deep undercover as female, high society debutantes to infiltrate the sophisticated world of the Hamptons to investigate a kidnapping ring.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: n/a

June 25th
Title: De-Lovely (limited)

Genre: Drama, Musical

Studio: MGM

Director: Irwin Winkler

Tagline: A love that would never die and music that would live forever

Website: http://www.delovelymovie.com

Starring: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Angie Hill, Keith Allen, John Barrowman, Natalie Cole, Allan Corduner, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Nicola Dawn, Lara Fabian, Vivian Green, Mick Hucknall, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Lemar Obika, Caroline O’Connor, Peter Polycarpou, Robbie Williams

Plot Outline: De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and legendary hits like “Anything Goes,” “It’s De-Lovely,” and “Night and Day,” Porter’s elegant, excessive past comes to light – including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content)

Title: Kaena: The Prophecy (limited)

Genre: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

Studio: IDP Distribution

Director: Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinion

Tagline: n/a

Website: http://www.kaena-the-prophecy.com

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Richard Harris, Anjelica Huston, Greg Proops, Michael McShane, Keith David

Plot Outline: A dying world, an evil force, a terrible secret… Set in a fantastical world, Axis lies in a floating forest that climbs high above the clouds. At its center is a village whose people are in grave danger because Axis is withering; its sap is drying up. The people beg their gods for help in vain. Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious and free-spirited teenage girl will defy the High Priest and her people’s beliefs to take a perilous journey through Axis and discover what dark secrets lay beyond the clouds. “Kaena” began as an idea for a video game, and evolved into the first full-length 3D-generated animated film from France.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sensuality and some frightening images)

Title: The Notebook

Genre: Drama

Studio: New Line Cinema

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Tagline: Behind every great love is a great story

Website: http://www.thenotebookmovie.com

Starring: James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Joan Allen, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

Plot Outline: “Notebook” follows a young couple (McAdams and Gosling) who meet in their teens and are reunited after World War II. The story of the couple is told to a woman in a nursing home (Rowlands) by an old man who regularly visits to read her the story from a notebook. By the end, it becomes clear that the patient is the woman in the story and the narrator is her suitor.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexuality)

Title: Two Brothers

Genre: Drama

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Tagline: Two infant tiger cubs, seperated from their parents and each other

Website: http://www.twobrothersmovie.net

Starring: Guy Pearce, Christian Clavier, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Plot Outline: Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with “the gift and the curse,” desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn’s bitterness over his father’s death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter’s beloved Aunt May (Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew. Peter’s life is about to become even more complicated as he encounters a formidable new foe — Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina). Peter must use all the powers at his disposal to try to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for mild violence)

June 30th
Title: Spider-Man 2

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Sam Raimi

Tagline: This summer a man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed

Website: http://spiderman.sonypictures.com

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Brooke Adams, Dylan Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Campbell, Daniel Gillies, Donna Murphy, Vanessa Ferlito, Ted Raimi

Plot Outline: Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with “the gift and the curse,” desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn’s bitterness over his father’s death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter’s beloved Aunt May (Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew. Peter’s life is about to become even more complicated as he encounters a formidable new foe — Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina). Peter must use all the powers at his disposal to try to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for stylized action violence)

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Compiled by M for Rap Basement.
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