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August 04 Movie Preview

Posted By on January 15, 2005

Release Dates Movies
August 6 -Code 46
-Little Black Book
-Open Water
August 11th -Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
August 13th -Alien vs. Predator
-We Don’t Live Here No More
August 18th -Without a Paddle
August 20th -Exorcist: The Beginning
August 27th -Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
-Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2
-Suspect Zero
August 6
Title: Code 46 (Limited)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Studio: United Artists

Director: Michael

Tagline: How do you solve a crime
when the last thing you want to know is the truth?


Starring: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton,
Om Puri, Jeanne Balibar, Togo Igawa, Essie Davis, Nina Fogg, Bruno Lastra,
Emil Marwa,Nabil Massad, Taro Sherabayani, Christopher Simpson, Benedict

: Code 46 is a love story set in a Brave New World-type
near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through
checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have "papelles,"
a special travel permit issued by the totalitarianistic government, the
"Sphinx". Outside these cities, the desert has taken over and
shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens – people without papelles forced
to live primitive lives. William is a family man who works as a government
investigator. When he is sent to Shanghai to solve a case of fake papelles,
he meets a woman named Maria. Although he realizes she is behind the forgeries,
he cannot help but fall completely in love with her. He hides her crime
and they have a wild, passionate affair that can only last as long as
his papelles: 24 hours. Back home, William is obessed with the memory
of Maria. When the original investigation is inevitably re-opened a week
later and William is sent back to finish the work he started, he tracks
her down, only to discover she has been accused of a Code 46 violation
and any further relationship is impossible.

Trailer: Trailer

:  R
(for a scene of sexuality, including brief graphic nudity)

Title: Collateral

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama,

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures

Director: Michael Mann

Tagline: It started like any
other night


Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie
Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill,
Dennis Farina, Irma Hall, Javier Bardem, Bodhi Elfman
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

: A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging
contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one
night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last


MPAA Rating: 
R (for violence and language)

Title: Little
Black Book

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Nick Hurran

Tagline: Have you ever been
tempted to look inside his…


Starring:  Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Kathy Bates, Holly Hunter,
Rashida Jones, Sharon Lawrence, Josie Maran, Julianne Nicholson,
Jason Antoon, Samantha Murphy, Rick Overton, Gavin Rossdale, Kevin

: Stacy Holt (Murphy), an associate producer for a daytime
talk show, is confounded by her boyfriend Derek’s (Livingston) unwillingness
to talk about his previous relationships. Egged on by her co-worker
Barb (Hunter), Stacy sneaks a look at his Palm Pilot, scores the
names and numbers of his exes, and sets up interviews with them
— all in an effort to get closer to her man. Her plan starts to
unravel, however, when she becomes friends with one of the women.


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

Title: Open
Water (limited)

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Studio: Lions Gate Films

Director: Chris Kentis

Tagline: Who will save you?


Starring: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel
Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael E. Williamson, Cristina
Zenaro, John Charles

: Susan and Daniel are a happily married couple hoping to
have a memorable vacation in the Bahamas. Their relaxing vacation
soon ends when they are left in the middle of the ocean by careless
diving boat crew. As the reality of isolation sets in, they turn
to one another for support. Unable to support each other, they begin
to panic and are soon prompted to question their own fates as encircling
sharks start to appear…


MPAA Rating: R (for language
and some nudity)

Title: Stander

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Newmarket Films

Director: Bronwen Hughes

Tagline: Good cop. Great criminal.


Starring: Thomas Jane, Ashley
Taylor, David O’Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Unger, Marius Weyers,
At Botha, Lionel Newton, Melanie Merle, Hannes Muller, Shaeleen
Tobin, Sean Else

: In the early 1980’s, a white police officer (Andres Stander,
played by Thomas Jane) in Johannesburg suffers a crisis of conscience
due to his involvement in apartheid and becomes a notorious bank
robber on the run. Then from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang"
(Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks
a day.


MPAA Rating: R (for violence,
language, some sexuality and nudity)

August 11th

Title:  Princess
Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Director: Garry Marshall

Tagline: She needs the rock
to rule.


Starring:  Anne
Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, John
Rhys-Davies, Callum Blue, Caroline Goodall, Sean O’Bryan, Joel McCrary,
Chris Pine

:  Where the
smash hit "The Princess Diaries" ended, the fun begins
as Mia (Hathaway) is ready to assume her role as princess of Genovia.
But no sooner has she moved into the Royal Palace with her beautiful,
wise grandmother Queen Clarisse (Andrews) than she learns her days
as a princess are numbered – Mia’s got to lose the tiara and immediately
take the crown herself. As if getting ready to rule wasn’t enough,
the stakes for Mia have never been higher – with Genovian law stating
that princesses must be married before being crowne, Mia’s in for
a parade of suitors who’d all like to be her king. In the quest
for a groom, comedy and complications rule the day as the cast and
filmmakers behind the first film, including director Garry Marshall
("Pretty Woman," "Runaway Bride"), return for
this hilarious romantic comedy.


MPAA Rating: G (for general

August 13th

Title: Alien
vs. Predator

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Tagline: Whoever wins… We


Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul
Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Agathe De La
Boulaye, Tommy Flanagan, Carsten Norgaard, Joseph Rye, Sam Troughton,
Tom Woodruff Jr.

: The iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises
ever, battle each other on Earth for the first time on film. The
discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team
of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they
make an even more terrifying discovery: two alien races engaged
in the ultimate battle. No matter who wins, we lose.


MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for
violence, language, horror images, slime, and gore)

Title: We
Don’t Live Here Anymore

Genre: Drama, Romance

Studio: Warner Independent

Director: John Curran

Tagline: Ordinary lives. Extraordinary


Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Laura
Dern, Peter Krause, Naomi Watts, Sam Charles, Haili Page, Jennifer
Bishop, Jim Francis, Amber Rothwell

: A Warner Independent Pictures release of a Renaissance
Films presentation of a Front Street Pictures presentation. Based
on the short stories "We Don’t Live Here Anymore" and
"Adultery" by Andre Dubus, the film stars Mark Ruffalo,
Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts, is directed by John Curran
and written by Larry Gross, produced by Harvey Kahn, Naomi Watts
and Jonas Goodman, executive produced by Ruth Epstein, Mark Ruffalo,
Larry Gross and co-produced by Ken Lawson, Robert Lee and Sanford


MPAA Rating: R (for sexual
content and language)

August 18th

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Steven Brill

Tagline: The call of the wild,
the thrill of adventure. The mistake of a lifetime.


Starring:  Seth
Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi,
Rachel Blanchard, Burt Reynolds, Christina Moore, Bonnie Somerville,
Danielle McCormack, Liddy Holloway, Morgan Reese Fairhead, Mia Blake,
Tony Brown, Kody Shaw, Cameron Wakefield

: A high-speed comedy-adventure in which three young guys
go into the Oregon wilderness in search of lost treasure. They take
a canoe upriver and everything that can go wrong does. Hunted by
two backwoods dope farmers, they encounter death-defying rapids,
tree-hugging hippie chicks and a crazy old mountain man played by
Burt Reynolds.


MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for
drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence)

August 20th

Title: Exorcist:
The Beginning

Genre: Drama, Horror

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Renny Harlin

Tagline: God Is Not Here