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November 03 Movie Preview

Posted By on January 14, 2005

Release Dates Movies
-The Matrix Revolutions
-Love Actually
-Looney Tunes: Back in Action
-Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
-Tupac: Resurrection (Limited)
-The Cooler(Limited)
-The Missing(Limited)
-21 Grams(Limited)

-Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

-The Haunted Mansion


Title: The Matrix Revolutions
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Tagline: Everything that has a beginning has an end
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss,
Hugo Weaving, Monica Bellucci, Daniel Bernhardt, Jada Pinkett Smith,
Matt McColm, Harold Perrineau Jr., Harry Lennix, Stuart Wells
Plot Outline: In “The Matrix Revolutions,” the
final chapter in the “Matrix” trilogy, the rebels’ long
quest for freedom culminates in a final explosive battle. As the Machine
Army wages devastation on Zion, its citizens mount an aggressive defense
— but can they stave off the relentless swarm of Sentinels long enough
for Neo to harness the full extent of his powers and end the war?
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sci-fi violence

Title: Elf
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Bob
Newhart, Ed Asner
Plot Outline: After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf
community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the
North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor and language)
Title: Love Actually
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Richard Curtis
Tagline: Coming soon actually.
Starring: Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Elisha Cuthbert, Colin
Firth, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Denise Richards,
Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, January Jones, Andrew
Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Chris Marshall, Bill Nighy, Rodrigo Santoro
Plot Outline: This ensemble comedy tells ten separate (but
intertwining) stories of love in London (with a small portion set
in France), leading up to a big climax on Christmas Eve. One of the
threads follows the brand new (unmarried) Prime Minister (Grant) of
the United Kingdom, who on his first day in 10 Downing Street falls
in love with the girl (McCutcheon) who brings him his tea (Thompson
plays his sister; Rickman plays her husband). Another story follows
the relationship between a stepfather (Neeson) and his young stepson.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
November 14th

Title: Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Joe Dante
Tagline: Real life has never been so animated
Starring: : Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Joan
Cusack, Heather Locklear, Timothy Dalton, Bill Goldberg, Robert Picardo,
Matthew Lillard (cameo)
Plot Outline: Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs
Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood, teams up with recently-fired stuntman
Bobby Delmont (Fraser) and embarks on a round-the-world adventure.
Their mission? Find Bobby’s father’s missing blue diamond… and stay
one step ahead of Bugs and the studio exec (Elfman) who are on their
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild language and innuendo)
Title: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Genre: Action, Drama, War.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James
D’Arcy, Lee Ingleby, George Innes, Mark Lewis Jones, Chris Larkin,
Richard McCabe, Robert Pugh, David Threlfall
Plot Outline: Ship Surgeon Stephen Maturin (Bettany) and
Navy Capt. Jack Aubrey (Crowe) sail out to see the richness and strangeness
of life on the far side of the world, against the backdrop of Napoleonic
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: N/A
Title: Tupac: Resurrection (Limited)
Genre: Crime, Documentary, Musical
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Lauren Lazin
Starring: Tupac Shakur
Plot Outline: The first authorized documentary about the
life and times of Tupac Amaru Shakur. This 90-minute feature documentary
is driven by the music and art he created, and the revolutionary ideas
he voiced. It captures the dramatic life experiences of a sensitive
and versatile young man whose life was tragically cut short, but whose
legacy of music and poetry continues to inspire others around the
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: R (for strong language and images of drugs,
violence, sex)

Title: The Cooler(Limited)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Studio: Lions Gate Films; wider release: December 19
Director: Wayne Kramer
Tagline: : Love …you have to play to win
Starring: William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn
Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella,
M.C. Gainey, Ellen Greene, Joey Fatone, Don Scribner, Tony Longo,
Richard Israel, Timothy Landfield
Plot Outline: The unluckiest man in Vegas (Macy) – a guy
whose bad luck is contagious – is used by the last of the old time
mob run casinos to kill high rollers’ action. That is, until he falls
in love with a cocktail waitress (Bello) and gets “lady luck,”
which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the
casino director (Baldwin) tries to break up the romance.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: R (for strong sexuality, violence, language
and some drug use)
Title: The Missing(Limited)
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Studio: Columbia Pictures; wider release: November 26
Director: : Ron Howard
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood,
Jenna Boyd, Eric Schweig, Sergio Calderon, Aaron Eckhart
Plot Outline: In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy
Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter
Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie’s daughter is kidnapped, forcing father
and estranged daughter to work together to get her back.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: R (for violence)

Title: 21 Grams(Limited)
Genre: Drama
Studio: Focus Features; wider release: November 26; wider
release: December 26
Director: How much does life weigh?
Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Charlotte
Gainsbourg, Marc Musso
Plot Outline: Explores the emotionally and physically charged
existences of three characters: Christina (Watts), Paul (Penn), and
Jack (Del Toro). Initially not even acquainted, the trio and their
destinies become irrevocably intertwined in a fusion of love, redemption,
and obsession. 21 Grams is the weight we lose when we die, the weight
carried by those who survive. 21 Grams: the gravity of life.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence
and drug use.
Title: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Bo Welch
Tagline: The Cat is Back!
Starring: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota
Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Amy Hill, Sean Hayes
Plot Outline: Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and
Dakot Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside,
and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers)
walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination,
and at first it’s all fun and games, until things get out of hand,
and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating:
Title: Gothika
Genre: Supernatural, Thriller
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Tagline: Because someone is dead doesn’t mean they’re
gone. for gothika
Starring: Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr.,
Charles S. Dutton
Plot Outline: Ghost story in which a repressed female psychiatrist
wakes up as a patient in the very asylum where she worked with no
memory of committing a terrible crime.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: R

Title: The Haunted Mansion
Genre: Comedy, Family
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Rob Minkoff
Tagline: Open House
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp, Wallace
Shawn, Don Knotts, Marsha Thomason
Plot Outline: When a workaholic visits a haunted house with
his family during a job interview, he meets a ghost that teaches him
a lesson about the importance of the family that he has neglected.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating: :

Title: Timeline
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Richard Donner
Tagline: This fall you’re history
Starring: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Frances O’Connor, Ethan
Embry, Marla Welsh, Neal McDonough, Michael Sheen, Billy Connolly,
Anna Friel, David Thewlis
Plot Outline: Michael Crichton’s novel opens on the threshold
of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on
the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two
points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single
molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized — and a group
of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal
France. Imagine the risks of such a journey.
Trailer: Trailer
MPAA Rating:: PG-13 (for intense battle sequences and brief

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