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May 04 Movie Preview

Posted By on January 15, 2005

Release Dates Movies
May 7th -Van Helsing
-New York Minute
May 14th -Breakin’ All the Rules
-COffee and Cigarettes (limited)
May 19th -Shrek 2
May 26th -Raising Helen
-The Day After Tomorrow
-Soul Plane
-Saved! (limited)
May 7th
Title: Van Helsing

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Stephen Sommers

Tagline: The One Name They All Fear

Website: http://www.vanhelsing.net

Starring: RHugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O’Connor, Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca, Josie Maran, Sam West

Plot Outline: During the late 19th century, famed monster hunter Dr. Gabriel Van Helsing (Jackman) heads to Eastern Europe to battle with Count Dracula (Roxburgh), the Wolf Man (Kemp), and Frankenstein’s Monster (Hensley). By his side is the ravishing Anna (Beckinsale), a member of a family committed to ridding the world of evil.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality)

Title: New York Minute

Genre: Comedy, Action

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Dennie Gordon


Website: http://www.newyorkminutemovie.com

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Andrea Martin, Darrell Hammond, Jared Padalecki, Riley Smith, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Mary Bond Davis, Simple Plan, Jack Osbourne

Plot Outline: One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan (Ashley Olsen) tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into chaos. In order for them both to accomplish their goals, the normally adversarial sisters decide to unite against the forces around them.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for mild sensuality and thematic elements)

May 14th
Title: Breakin’ All the Rules

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)

Director: Daniel Taplitz

Tagline: When it comes to getting dumped… He wrote the book.

Website: http://sonypictures.com/movies/breakinalltherules/

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Esposito, Peter MacNicol

Plot Outline: Jamie Foxx stars in “Breakin’ All the Rules,” a romantic comedy about a man who, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a “how to” book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates. What ensues is a hilarious comedy of errors.

Trailer: Trailer

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

Title: Troy

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Studio: Warner Brothers Pictures

Director: Wolfgang Peterson

Tagline: For honor.

Website: http://www.troymovie.com

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Diane Kruger, Peter O’Toole, Brendan Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Brian Cox, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, Garrett Hedlund

Plot Outline: In the year 1193 B.C., Paris, a prince of Troy stole Helen, Queen of Sparta, away from her husband, Menelaus, setting the kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece at war with Troy. The Greeks began a bloody siege at Troy that lasted over ten years. Achilles was the greatest hero among the Greeks, while Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, embodied the hopes of the people of his city.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R(for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity)

Title: Coffee and Cigarettes (limited)

Genre: Comedy

Studio: United Artists

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Tagline: Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Website: http://www.coffeeandcigarettesmovie.com

Starring: Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, RZA, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Alfred Molina, Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Joe Rigano, Vinny Vella, Vinny Vella Jr., Renée French, E.J. Rodriguez, Alex Descas, Isaach de Bankolé, Meg White, Jack White, Steve Coogan, GZA, Bill Rice, Taylor Mead

Plot Outline: : “Coffee and Cigarettes” is a comic series of short vignettes that build on one another to create a cumulative effect as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the twenties, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. As Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of our world from an extraordinary angle, he shows just how absorbing the obsessions, joys, and addictions of life can be.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: R (for language)

May 19th
Title: Skrek 2

Genre: Comedy, Animation, Fantasy

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures

Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon

Tagline: : In summer 2004, they’re back for more….

Website: http://www.shrek2.com

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders

Plot Outline: The film picks up right where the first movie ended… Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find a letter from Fiona’s parents inviting the newlyweds over for dinner. The only problem is that they have no idea that their daughter is now an ogre.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG (for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content)

May 26th
Title: Raising Helen

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

Director: Garry Marshall

Tagline: Helen help us.

Website: http://www.raising-helen.com

Starring: UKate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Felicity Huffman, Helen Mirren, Abigail Breslin, Spencer Breslin, Hayden Panettiere, Hector Elizondo, Paris Hilton, Amber Valletta

Plot Outline: After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic issues involving teens)

Title: The Day After Tomorrow

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Roland Emmerich

Tagline: Where will you be?

Website: http://www.thedayaftertomorrow.com

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum, Arjay Smith, Ian Holm

Plot Outline: In “Independence Day” Roland Emmerich brought you the near destruction of the earth by aliens. Now, in “The Day After Tomorrow” the enemy is an even more devastating force: nature itself. Tornadoes rip Los Angeles; a massive snowstorm pounds New Delhi; hail the size of grapefruit batters Tokyo; and in New York City, the temperature swings from sweltering to freezing in one day. In this special-effects packed, highly anticipated event motion picture, an abrupt climate change has cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense situations of peril)

Title: Soul Plane

Genre: Action, Comedy

Studio: MGM

Director: Jessy Terrero

Tagline: The party is nonstop

Website: http://www.soulplane.com

Starring: Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, K.D. Aubert, Mo’Nique, Sommore, Loni Love, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Arielle Kebbel, Dwayne Adway, Angell Conwell, Godfrey Danchimah, Brian Hooks, D.L. Hughley, Ryan Pinkston, Missi Pyle, Sofía Vergara, John Witherspoon

Plot Outline: Why just fly when you can soar with soul! After a humiliating experience on an airplane, Nashawn Wade sues the airline and is awarded a huge settlement. Determined to make good with the money, he creates the full-service airline of his dreams, complete with sexy stewardesses, funky music, a hot onboard dance club, and a bathroom attendant. Departing from all-new Terminal X in Los Angeles, Soul Plane gives “fly” a whole new meaning, taking its passengers on a maiden voyage full of comedy

Trailer: Trailer

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

Title: Saved! (limited)

Genre: Comedy

Studio: United Artists

Director: Brian Dannelly

Website: http://www.savedmovie.com

Starring: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri, Martin Donovan, Mary Louise Parker

Plot Outline: A girl at a Southern Baptist high school finds that her pregnancy makes her an outcast. The film is a coming-of-age story and also a dark comedy. “It’s like those monster vampire high school kind of movies, only here the monsters are Jesus-freak teenagers,” says Michael Stipe, the R.E.M. lead-singer turned movie producer.

Trailer: Trailer

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for strong thematic issues involving teens – sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language)

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