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March 04 Movie Preview

Posted By on January 15, 2005

Release Dates Movies
March 5th -Hidalgo
-Starsky & Hutch
March 12th -Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
-The Girl Next Door
-Secret Window
March 19th -Dawn of the Dead
-Eternal Sunshine
-Taking Lives
March 26th -Dogville
-Jersey Girl
-Lady Killers
-Ned Kelly
-Never Die Alone
-Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
March 5th
Title: Hidalgo

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

Director: Joe Johnston

Tagline: Unbridled. Unbroken. Unbeaten.

Website: http://hidalgo.movies.com/

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Omar
Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson,
Louise Lombard, Said Taghmaoui, Adam Alexi-Malle, Peter Mensah, Malcolm

: Set
in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier (Mortensen) who
travels to Saudi Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a
dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends
the pair around the world…


Trailer: Trailer

PG-13 (for adventure violence and some mild innuendo)

Title: Starsky & Hutch

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Studio: Warner Bros

Director: Todd Phillips

Tagline: They’re the man.

Website: http://starskyandhutchmovie.warnerbros.com/

Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen
Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Carmen Electra, Juliette Lewis, Chris
Penn, Molly Sims, Amy Smart, Fred Williamson, Jason Bateman, Terry
Crewes, Richard Edson, Daniel Dae Kim, David Pressman

Plot Outline: Set in the 1970s in a
metropolis called “Bay City,” this is the tale of two police
detective partners, Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson (Wilson), and Dave
Starsky (Stiller), who always seem to get the toughest cases from their
boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear (Dogg)
and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino
hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the
TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer (Vaughn)
who went on to become a white collar criminal (Electra plays Hutch’s

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for drug
content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence)

March 12th

Title: Agent Cody
Banks 2: Destination London

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studio: MGM

Director: Kevin Allen

Tagline: Adventure is an attitude.

Website: http://www.futuresecretagent.com/

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah
Keith David, Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Stevenson

agent has stolen a top secret mind-control device and Cody has to go
undercover in London to get it back. Posing as a student at an elite
boarding school to get close to his suspects, Cody has to keep the other
kids from discovering his true identity while infiltrating covert
hideouts, spying on his sinister target – and going to class. With
all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking
new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device
before the world’s leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical

Trailer: Trailer

: PG
(for action violence and some crude humor)

Title: The Girl Next

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Luke Greenfield

Tagline: Dude…I know.

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

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

: 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

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

Title: Secret Window

Genre: Thriller

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: David Koepp

Tagline: Some windows should never
be opened.

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

Starring: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello,
Timothy Hutton, Ving Rhames, Charles Dutton, John Turturro, Len Cariou

Plot Outline: Based on Stephen
King’s novella “Four Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret
Garden”, “Secret Window” is about a writer (Depp) going
through a painful divorce, who is stalked by a psychotic stranger (Turturro)
who claims the writer stole his story. To force the writer to make
amends, the stranger will go to any lengths, including murder.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for
violence/terror, sexual content and language)

Title: Spartan

Genre: Drama

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: David Mamet

Tagline: She’s missing

Website: http://www.spartanthemovie.com/

Starring: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Johnny
Messner, Alexandra Kerry, Tia Texada, Kristen Bell

: A
“lone wolf” U.S. government secret agent, Scott(Kilmer), is
assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter(Bell) of the
president, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot
with origins within the White House itself…

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for violence and language)

March 19th

Title: Dawn of the

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Zack Snyder

Tagline: When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Website: http://www.dawnofthedeadmovie.net/

Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving
Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Michael
Barry, Lindy Booth, Ty Burrell, Jayne Eastwood, Michael Kelly, Jake
Weber, Kevin Zegers

: A
young female nurse named Anna is caught in the middle of the chaos as
zombies begin taking over the world and attacking the living. She
escapes into the streets and is rescued by a black police officer named
Kenneth. Together they find shelter in a mall along with a group of
other survivors. For a while everything is ok, but pretty soon they
start running out of food, the power goes out, and the dead keep finding
ways to break through their defenses. Realizing they’re sitting ducks,
they make a plan to head for an island by using two armored mall shuttle
busses to get across the sea of zombies

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for zombie violence/gore and language)

Title: Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Focus Features

Director: Michel Gondry

Tagline: Would you erase me?

Website: http://www.eternalsunshine.com/

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten
Dunst, Victor Rasuk, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood

: Joel
(Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate
Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased.
Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard
Mierzwaik (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own
memory. But as Joel’s memories progressively disappear, he begins to
rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his
brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his
crew (Kristen Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood) chase him through the
maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel just can’t get her out of his

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for language, some drug use and sexual content)

Title: Intermission

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Studio: IFC Films

Director: John Crowley

Tagline: Life is what happens in between.

Website: Intermission Website

Starring: Colin Farrell, Colm
Meaney, Cillian Murphy, Kelly
Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, David Wilmot, Brian F.O’Byrne

: Intermission
is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys
in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and
emotionally inarticulate John (Murphy) breaks up with Deirdre
(Macdonald) to ‘give her a little test’ his plan backfires leaving her
broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and
coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of
interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them.
Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up
and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all
possess to affect the lives of those around us.

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence)

Title: Taking Lives

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: D.J. Caruso

Tagline: He would kill to be you

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

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland,
Olivier Martinez, Tcheky Karyo, Jean Hugues Anglade, Gena Rowlands

: An
FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial
killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Trailer: Trailer

: Rated

March 26th

Title: Dogville
(NY, LA; wider release: April)

Genre: Drama

Studio: Lions Gate Films

Director: Lars von Trier

Tagline: A quiet little town not far from here.

Website: http://www.dogvillemovie.com/

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Siobhan Fallon,
Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Philip Baker Hall,
Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, James Caan, Blair Brown, Harriet Andersson,
Jean-Marc Barr, Katrin Cartlidge, Ben Gazzara, Udo Kier, Miles Purinton,
Bill Raymond, Erich Silva, Trinity Stiles

beautiful fugitive, Grace (Kidman), arrives in the isolated township of
Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement
from Tom (Bettany), the self-appointed town spokesman, the little
community agrees to hide her and in return, Grace agrees to work for
them. However, when a search sets in, the people of Dogville demand a
better deal in exchange for the risk of harbouring poor Grace and she
learns the hard way that in this town, goodness is relative. But Grace
has a secret and it is a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever
began to bare its teeth…

Teaser: Teaser

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for violence and sexual content)

Title: Jersey Girl

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Studio: Miramax Films

Director: Kevin Smith

Tagline: Forget about who you thought you were, and just accept who you

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

Starring: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Raquel
Castro, Jason Biggs, George Carlin, Jason Lee (cameo), Matt Damon
(cameo), Stephen Root, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Will Smith (cameo as
himself), Mike Starr

: Jersey
Girl is a ’90s-era dramatic comedy about a man named Ollie Trinke and
the effects a new wife and 6-year-old daughter, Gertie, have on his
seemingly already full life. Gertie is precocious and entirely lovable.
Like her mother, she is down to earth, clever, and a huge fan of the
musical Sweeney Todd. While Gertie is able to manipulate Ollie with the
finesse of an adult, she is ultimately Daddy’s little girl.

Trailer: Trailer

: PG-13
(for language and sexual content including frank dialogue)

Title: The

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

Director: Joel Coen

Website: http://ladykillers.movies.com/

Starring: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, George
Wallace, Ryan Hurst, Jason Weaver, Steven Root

: A
remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern
professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They
rent a room in an old woman’s house, but soon she discovers the plot and
they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems.

Trailer: Trailer

: PG-13
(for language and sexual content including frank dialogue)

Title: Ned Kelly

Genre: Action, Drama, Western

Studio: Focus Features

Director: Gregor Jordan

A film about the legendary outlaw whose story outgrew his life.

Website: http://www.nedkellythemovie.com/

Starring: Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey
Rush, Rachel Griffiths, Laurence Kinlan, Joel Edgerton, Phil Barantini,
Kerry Condon

: The
story of Ned Kelly, who formed the notorious Kelly gang with his brother
Dan and two other men. Making use of homemade steel helmets and chest
plates to stop bullets, they committed a series of robberies from
1878-80, when Kelly was captured and hanged in Melbourne.

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for violence and brief nudity)

Title: Never Die

Genre: Thriller

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director: Ernest Dickerson

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

Starring: DMX, David Arquette, Michael
Ealy, Reagan
Preston-Gomez, Jennifer Sky, Paige Hurd, Rhoda Jordan, Keesha Sharp,
Drew Sidora

: A
drug kingpin’s return home touches off a turf war.

Trailer: Trailer

: R
(for strong violence, drug use, sexuality and language)

Title: Scooby-Doo 2:
Monsters Unleashed

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Raja Gosnell

Tagline: They came. They saw. They ran.


Starring: Matthew Lillard, Neil Fanning, Linda
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Alicia
Silverstone, Peter Boyle, Nick Millard, Tim Blake Nelson, Pat O’Brien
(cameo as himself)

: The
Gang investigates the dastardly plans of a masked villain who is
planning to take control of the city of Coolsville by tampering with the
“Monster Machine” that reproduces Mystery, Inc’s classic foes
such as The 10,000 Volt Ghost, Captain Cutler and The Creeper. Their
investigation leads them to the Coolsonian Museum where they are
attending a book release red carpet event, along the way they encounter
the mysterious museum curator Patrick (Seth Green) and a pesky Reporter
(Alicia Silverstone), with a reported romantic subplot between the
Reporter and our beloved Fred.

Trailer: Trailer

: PG-13
(for language and sexual content including frank dialogue)

Thanks goes out to www.imdb.com
and www.comingsoon.net.
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