Holiday 2005 Movies

Adam and Eve

In the tradition of "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" comes this wildly hilario… more

In the tradition of "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" comes this wildly hilarious comedy about a guy who wants to date a girl who wants to wait. Adam (Cameron Douglas) is a typical college-aged guy, which is to say he wants sex 24 hours a day. But when he meets, and falls for, Eve (Emmanuelle Chriqui) a scorchingly hot co-ed who's still very attached to her virginity, the waiting game is on! While his college buddies score right and left, and campus hotties make tempting passes, Adam ponders an explosive question: Will Eve say "it's the right time," before he goes completely out of his mind?

Brian Klugman, Jake Hoffman, Justin Kanew… more

Brian Klugman, Jake Hoffman, Justin Kanew, George Dzundza, Jeff Kanew, Lacey Beeman, Jed Bernard, Brianna Brown

Romance

Chicken Little

Next summer the sky really IS falling in Walt Disney Pictures' new computer-animated film "Chicken Little". This ep… more

Next summer the sky really IS falling in Walt Disney Pictures' new computer-animated film "Chicken Little". This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. In this hilarious adventure, Chicken Little is determined to revive his ruined reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head! Suspense, chaos, and plenty of laughs ensue as Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (a.k.a. Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic. This time, when it comes to saving the world, it helps to be a little chicken.

Joan Cusack, Mark Dindal, Zach Braff… more

Joan Cusack, Mark Dindal, Zach Braff, Sean Hayes, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris, Katie Finneran, Don Knotts

Animation

Jarhead

"Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff" (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee, from… more

"Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff" (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully fathom.

Foxx portrays Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer who heads up Swofford's scout/sniper platoon, while Sarsgaard is Swoff's friend and mentor, Troy, a die-hard member of STA—their elite Marine Unit.

Sam Mendes, Chris Cooper, Jamie Foxx… more

Sam Mendes, Chris Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucy Fisher, William Broyles, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucas Black

War

Killer Diller

A musician who is supposed to mend his ways ends up changing the habits of a group of fellow inmates. Wesley Benfie… more

A musician who is supposed to mend his ways ends up changing the habits of a group of fellow inmates. Wesley Benfield is a guitar player with a habit of walking on the wrong side of the law. One night, Benfield gets into a fistfight in a Missouri honky-tonk, and when police discover the car he drove to the club is stolen, it's not long before he finds himself standing before a judge. Benfield is ordered to move into a half-way house near a small Baptist college, and as part of his therapy he joins in a small gospel combo made up of the house's residents. However, Benfield is a lot more interested in playing the blues. With a bit of persuading, he convinces his bandmates to pursue a new musical direction, and they start sneaking out at night to play shows at a local nightspot.

Lucas Black, W. Earl Brown, Niki J. Crawford… more

Lucas Black, W. Earl Brown, Niki J. Crawford, Clyde Edgerton, Rosemary Garris, Tricia Brock

Drama

National Lampoon's Pledge This!

The president of an elitist sorority at South Beach U presides over a group of unlikely freshman girls who are tryi… more

The president of an elitist sorority at South Beach U presides over a group of unlikely freshman girls who are trying to gain entrance and acceptance into the sorority.

William Heins, Juan Carlos Zapata, Wayne Mogel… more

William Heins, Juan Carlos Zapata, Wayne Mogel, Angad Paul, Jack Utsick, Jim DiLorenzo, Gary Gittelsohn, Cheryl Guerriero

Comedy

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story

Flipping back and forth between the 18th Century and the hapless efforts of the 21st Century filmakers, "A Cock and… more

Flipping back and forth between the 18th Century and the hapless efforts of the 21st Century filmakers, "A Cock and Bull Story" is the making of a movie adapted from the notoriously unfilmable English literature masterpiece, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Sahndy, Gentlemen," written by Laurence Sterne.

The story begins with Tristram Shandy (Steve Coogan) narrating his life story as he sees it. Crammed with literary jokes and dark humor, Shandy's warped childhood tales are constantly interrupted by his family and household, inadvertently revealing far more about himself than any conventional autobiography.

At the dramatic moment of Tristram's birth, the 1st Assistant Director calls cut, marking the end of a filming day on the set of Tristram Shandy. We then see Steve Coogan, the other actors and crew through the course of a chaotic evening on set. Steve Coogan's wife arrives with their six month old baby, a journalist is chasing him about a scandalous story, his agent has arrived with a load of Hollywood scripts and the film financiers are threatening to pull the plug.

Steve Coogan, Gillian Anderson, Kelly MacDonald… more

Steve Coogan, Gillian Anderson, Kelly MacDonald, Jeremy Northam, Andrew Eaton, Micael Winterbottom, Frank Cotterell Boyce, Rob Brydon

Comedy

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

From acclaimed "In America" director Jim Sheridan comes the first film starring mega-hit rapper 50 Cent. This tale… more

From acclaimed "In America" director Jim Sheridan comes the first film starring mega-hit rapper 50 Cent. This tale follows an inner city drug dealer who turns away from a life of dangerous crime to pursue his true passion, rap music. The road to change isn't easy however.

Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Daniel Lupi… more

Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Daniel Lupi, Jim Sheridan, Jimmy Lovine, Terence Winter, Joy Bryant, Van Toffler

Gangster
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Bee Season

Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere)… more

Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella). Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed by her career. When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins. Her newfound gift garners an invitation not only to the national competition, but an entrée into the world of words and Jewish mysticism that have so long captivated her father's imagination. But Eliza's unexpected success hurls the Naumann family dynamic into a tailspin, long-held secrets emerge and she is forced to depend upon her own divination to hold the family together.

Max Minghella, Richard Gere, Flora Cross… more

Max Minghella, Richard Gere, Flora Cross, Kate Bosworth, David Siegel (II), Scott McGehee, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

Drama

Derailed

Charles Schine is a New York businessman who meets a sexy woman on a train and ends up in a seedy hotel room with h… more

Charles Schine is a New York businessman who meets a sexy woman on a train and ends up in a seedy hotel room with her. While there, he's beaten and she is raped by a man who also robs them. The robber then begins to blackmail Schine so that his wife and family don't find out about his infidelity with the woman. This drives Schine from his humdrum life into a world of fraud, betrayal, and murder.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, David Oyelowo, Jennifer Aniston… more

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, David Oyelowo, Jennifer Aniston, RZA, Stuart Beattie, Clive Owen, Mikael Hafstrom, James Siegel

Thriller

Rent

Based on Jonathan Larson's award-winning Broadway musical, "Rent" chronicles a group of New York village artists st… more

Based on Jonathan Larson's award-winning Broadway musical, "Rent" chronicles a group of New York village artists struggling with identity and artistic integrity in an HIV-positive world. Roommates Roger and Mark, a songwriter-recovering addict and a guerrilla filmmaker, respectively, must find a way to pay their former roommate-turned-landlord when he decides to reneg on his promise to provide them rent-free living.

Robert De Niro, Rosario Dawson, Chris Columbus… more

Robert De Niro, Rosario Dawson, Chris Columbus, Stephen Chbosky, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, Julie Larson, Adam Pascal

Musical

Zathura

Two brothers discover an oblong box in the park, which they dismiss as just some dumb old game. The boys turn their… more

Two brothers discover an oblong box in the park, which they dismiss as just some dumb old game. The boys turn their attention away from the game's jungle adventure board to discover a second game board inside with an outer-space theme and a colored path leading to the purple planet, Zathura. Mayhem ensues each time one of the boys draws a game card or rolls the dice. Facing meteors and giant robots, the brothers begin to appreciate each other and their sibling rivalry dissolves.

Michael De Luca, Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Stewart… more

Michael De Luca, Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Stewart, William Teitler, Scott Kroopf, Erica Huggins, David Koepp, Dax Shepard

Kids

Plots with a View

This comic tale, set in a small town in Wales, revolves around a funeral director (Alfred Molina) madly in love wit… more

This comic tale, set in a small town in Wales, revolves around a funeral director (Alfred Molina) madly in love with a local woman (Brenda Blethyn), even as he's losing business to a flashy American funeral parlor rival (Christopher Walken).

Naomi Watts, Alfred Molina, Padrig Owen Jones… more

Naomi Watts, Alfred Molina, Padrig Owen Jones, Nick Hurran, Frederick Ponzlov, Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Walken, Lee Evans

Romance

Blackmail Boy

A dysfunctional family is at the core of the story that unfolds as the matriarch, Magda, attempts to cope with the… more

A dysfunctional family is at the core of the story that unfolds as the matriarch, Magda, attempts to cope with the aftermath of a deadly accident. She dotes on her 20-year old son while her daughter and her husband live upstairs. Seven characters struggle to survive against odds that become more complicated than any of them could have contemplated. Greed, betrayal, homosexual politics, manipulation, blackmail, and a ferocious race to take ownership of a family owned plot of land, all combine to make this a modern day Greek tragedy, However, as in most tragedies of this nature, farce is never far behind.

Alexis Georgoulis, Thansassis Papathanasiou, Yannis Tsimitselis… more

Alexis Georgoulis, Thansassis Papathanasiou, Yannis Tsimitselis, Michalis Reppas, Roula Nikolaou, Nena Mendi, Maria Kavoyianni, Akyllas Karazisis

Foreign

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard To… more

Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizard and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?

Jason Isaacs, Robert Pattinson, Gary Oldman… more

Jason Isaacs, Robert Pattinson, Gary Oldman, Daniel Radcliffe, Mike Newell, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, David Heyman

Kids

Pride & Prejudice

The glorious world of Jane Austen is at last brought back to the big screen in all its romance, wit and emotional f… more

The glorious world of Jane Austen is at last brought back to the big screen in all its romance, wit and emotional force in "Pride & Prejudice". Faithful to the setting and period of the beloved novel and filmed entirely on location in the U.K., this is the first movie version of the story in 65 years.

The classic tale of love and misunderstanding unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century. The five Bennet sisters – Elizabeth, or Lizzie (Keira Knightley), Jane (Rosamund Pike), Lydia (Jena Malone), Mary (Talulah Riley) and Kitty (Carey Mulligan) – have been raised well aware of their mother's (two-time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn) fixation on finding them husbands and securing set futures. The spirited and intelligent Elizabeth, however, strives to live her life with a broader perspective, as encouraged by her doting father (two-time Golden Globe Award winner Donald Sutherland).

When wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man's sophisticated circle of London friends and the influx of young militia officers, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. Eldest daughter Jane, serene and beautiful, seems poised to win Mr. Bingley's heart. For her part, Lizzie meet with the handsome and – it would seem – snobbish Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), and the battle of the sexes is joined.

Their encounters are frequent and spirited yet far from encouraging. Lizzie finds herself even less inclined to accept a marriage proposal from a distant cousin, Mr. Collins (Tom Hollander), and – supported by her father – stuns her mother and Mr. Collins by declining. When the heretofore good-natured Mr. Bingley abruptly departs for London, devastating Jane, Lizzie holds Mr. Darcy culpable for contributing to the heartbreak. But a crisis involving youngest sister Lydia soon opens Lizzie's eyes to the true nature of her relationship with Mr. Darcy.

The ensuing rush of feelings leaves no one unchanged, and inspires the Bennets and everyone around them to reaffirm what is most important in life.

Matthew Macfadyen, Lee Hall, Rosamund Pike… more

Matthew Macfadyen, Lee Hall, Rosamund Pike, Tim Bevan, Jena Malone, Joe Wright, Paul Webster, Eric Fellner

Drama

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic

The film comprises Silverman's performance before a live audience interwoven with stylish musical numbers and back… more

The film comprises Silverman's performance before a live audience interwoven with stylish musical numbers and backstage intrigue. Comedians Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn make appearances along with Silverman's band, The Silver Men.

Silverman, who has been compared to the legendary Lenny Bruce, is known as one of the funniest and most provocative people in comedy. Despite the current political climate, in "Jesus is Magic" she takes on such pitch-black topics as September 11th, unwanted body hair, and the Holocaust, and spins them into decidedly un-PC comedic gold. As she says in the film, "When God gives you AIDS, (and God does give you AIDS, by the way) make LemonAIDS."

Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, Liam Lynch… more

Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, Liam Lynch, Heidi Herzon, Mark Williams, Brian Posehn

Comedy

Walk the Line

This biopic about Johnny Cash will star Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary country icon and focus on the singer's ear… more

This biopic about Johnny Cash will star Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary country icon and focus on the singer's early career in Memphis, including his struggles with drug addiction. Reese Witherspoon is set to star as his wife and bandmate, June Carter Cash.

Reese Witherspoon, James Mangold, Joaquin Phoenix… more

Reese Witherspoon, James Mangold, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Patrick, Lucas Till, James Keach, Waylon Payne, Cathy Konrad

Musical

In the Mix

When New York's hottest nightclub deejay Darrell (Usher) saves a mob boss's life (Chazz Palminteri), he is rewarded… more

When New York's hottest nightclub deejay Darrell (Usher) saves a mob boss's life (Chazz Palminteri), he is rewarded for his bravery with the responsibilty of watching over the don's beautiful daughter Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). The sparks soon begin to fly between this attractive couple from very different worlds, against her formidable father's wishes. Meanwhile, the don has other things on his mind—quashing a potential war with an arch-rival and controlling a young, ruthless challenger to his throne. In the end, all's fair in love and gangster warfare in this hip, romantic comedy, "In the Mix".

Kevin Hart, Matt Gerald, Chazz Palminteri… more

Kevin Hart, Matt Gerald, Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi, Holly Davis-Carter, Ron Underwood, John Dellaverson, Chanel Capra

Romance

Just Friends

A womanizing music exec (Ryan Reynolds), who became a player after the girl he longed for in high school told him s… more

A womanizing music exec (Ryan Reynolds), who became a player after the girl he longed for in high school told him she just wanted to be friends, reconnects with the woman as an adult and is determined to win her over.

Ryan Reynolds, Roger Kumble, Michael Ohoven… more

Ryan Reynolds, Roger Kumble, Michael Ohoven, J.C. Spink, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Christopher Marquette, Chris Bender

Comedy

Syriana

Based on Robert Baer's memoir "See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the CIA's War on Terror." A drama s… more

Based on Robert Baer's memoir "See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the CIA's War on Terror." A drama showing how the CIA lost funding and let its guard down in the Middle East after the end of the Cold War.

Matt Damon, Stephen Gaghan, Max Minghella… more

Matt Damon, Stephen Gaghan, Max Minghella, Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Michael Nozik, Michelle Monaghan, Chris McDonald

Spy

The Ice Harvest

"The Ice Harvest" is a wickedly funny thriller about thick thieves and thin ice. It's Christmas Eve in rainy, ice… more

"The Ice Harvest" is a wickedly funny thriller about thick thieves and thin ice. It's Christmas Eve in rainy, icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavenaugh (Billy Bob Thornton), have just successfully embezzled $2,147,000 from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid). Even so, the real prize for Charlie would be the stunning Renata (Connie Nielsen), who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie's fondest Christmas wish is to slip out of town with Renata. But, as daylight fades and a storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten (Oliver Platt) to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking. For Charlie, the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with nonstop twists and turns, both on the ice and off.

Connie Nielsen, Harold Ramis, Oliver Platt… more

Connie Nielsen, Harold Ramis, Oliver Platt, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Robert Benton, Richard Russo, John Cusack

Comedy

The Libertine

The story of "The Libertine" focuses on 17th-century womanizing poet John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), the Earl of Rochest… more

The story of "The Libertine" focuses on 17th-century womanizing poet John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), the Earl of Rochester, who befriended King Charles II (John Malkovich) and died at the young age of 33 after falling in love with aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton).

Johnny Depp, Rosamund Pike, Russell Smith… more

Johnny Depp, Rosamund Pike, Russell Smith, Jack Davenport, Richard Coyle, Laurence Dunmore, John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon

Erotic

The White Countess

Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, it is the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat… more

Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, it is the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars.

Todd Jackson (Ralph Feinnes), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has become bitterly disillusioned by realpolitik and the seemingly unavoidable nature of war and conflict. Moreover, he is deeply bereaved by the deaths of his wife and children, who were victims of violent political events in 1930s China that also robbed Jackson of his sight.

Jackson is trying to retreat into a smaller, more controllable world by creating here, in one of the world's most licentious, glittering and sordid ports, the perfect bar. After countless hours spent critically examining dive after dive in the city's pleasure districts, Jackson has become a connoisseur of decadence. One day, after a chance meeting with Matsuda - a mysterious Japanese man who appears to share his refined eye for the beauty of low-life establishments - Jackson gambles his savings on a horse, wins, and sets about realizing his masterpiece: a bar that will achieve the exquisite balance of romance, tragedy, and political tension.

Matsuda is a decidedly shadowy figure, but that fails to worry Jackson, and they partner to create the perfect bar. When rumors circulate that Matsuda has come to Shanghai to oversee a Japanese invasion of the city, Jackson still willfully refuses to listen.

Sofia (Natasha Richardson) is a White Russian countess in her thirties who fled the Bolshevik Revolution as a child. Her immediate family have perished, and she now lives in a Shanghai slum with members of her late husband's aristocratic family and her ten-year-old daughter, Katya. The household's sole breadwinner, Sofia works as a taxi-dancer in dingy night spots, resorting to prostitution when times are hard. The rest of the household show their gratitude by endlessly ostracizing her for bringing disgrace to the family.

Jackson encounters Sofia one night working at her taxi-dance hall, decides she is the perfect blend of tragedy and sensuality and asks her to become the centerpiece of his perfect bar. Thus begins a relationship that will see Jackson - despite his best efforts - slowly coaxed out of his enclosed world. He gradually comes to concede that Sofia may be more than a beautiful picture, becomes drawn to the spirited young Katya, and ultimately, into the intrigues within the family to separate Sofia from her child.

The story ends as the Japanese invade Shanghai, with the entire world on the brink of World War II. Ironically, it is at this point that Jackson, in acknowledging his love for Sofia and her daughter, finds reawakened his own idealism for a world free from war.

Andre Morgan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kazuo Ishiguro… more

Andre Morgan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kazuo Ishiguro, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Madeleine Potter, James Ivory, Ismail Merchant

Drama

Yours, Mine & Ours

A widow and widower fall in love and get married, but the resulting combined eighteen children make for a hair-rais… more

A widow and widower fall in love and get married, but the resulting combined eighteen children make for a hair-raising situation under one roof.

Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Raja Gosnell… more

Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Raja Gosnell, Rip Torn, Drake Bell, Richard Suckle, Robert Simonds, Ron Burch

Remake
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Winter Solstice

In this suburban drama, a widower (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronts his older son's (played by Aaron Stanford)… more

In this suburban drama, a widower (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronts his older son's (played by Aaron Stanford) decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.

Anthony LaPaglia, Mark Webber, Josh Sternfeld… more

Anthony LaPaglia, Mark Webber, Josh Sternfeld, Aaron Stanford, Allison Janney

Drama

Aeon Flux

Based on the MTV animated series by Peter Chung, "Aeon Flux" is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped… more

Based on the MTV animated series by Peter Chung, "Aeon Flux" is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centers on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground ‘Monican' rebellion – led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.

Karyn Kusama, Gary Lucchesi, Michael Finch… more

Karyn Kusama, Gary Lucchesi, Michael Finch, Jonny Lee Miller, Caroline Chikezie, Jonathan Hensleigh, Charlize Theron, Amelia Warner

Based on TV

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

Steve Earle offered to "stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots" to declare him the world's greatest s… more

Steve Earle offered to "stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots" to declare him the world's greatest songwriter. In concert, Lucinda Williams often dedicates "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten" to him. Artists, as diverse as Emmylou Harris and The Meat Puppets, have recorded his songs. The late Townes Van Zandt was the kind of artist who is always more famous dead than alive. Born into wealth, Townes was an outsider from the get-go. Clinical depression steered the ragged course as did his appetite for drugs and alcohol. Determined to be a success, Townes eventually had a hit. The royalty checks were welcome, but this mainstream cameo seems to have been awkward for him, and there's tangible discomfort and detachment from it all.

Kris Kristofferson, Margaret Brown, Sam Brumbaugh… more

Kris Kristofferson, Margaret Brown, Sam Brumbaugh, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson

Documentary

First Descent

The docu-drama "First Descent" chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboardin… more

The docu-drama "First Descent" chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboarding--as seen through the eyes of the snowboarders setting the standards and breaking the boundaries of this worldwide phenomenon.

"First Descent" spotlights a handful of snowboarding's early pioneers (including Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata and Terje Haakonsen) and some of the ultra-sponsored superstar phenoms at snowboarding's current cutting edge (Shaun White and Hannah Teter) and literally takes them to the edge--the snow blanketed mountains of Alaska—where these five icons face some of the most challenging and hard-core natural terrain on the planet. The five come for different reasons—Perata and Farmer to see if they still have what it takes, Haakonsen to add another credit to his Big Mountain resume, and White and Teter to undertake their first Big Mountain ride ever—and yet all seek to challenge themselves to accomplish the best snowboarding feat of their lives down peaks of powder no rider has ever descended.

Leading up to their first descent, the crew of five share their stories, comparing viewpoints, individual lifestyles, and unedited opinions on the evolution of snowboarding that began as a delinquent child of skiing and now stands as an international cultural movement that has permanently changed the face of winter sports.

Intercutting footage from the snowboarding revolution of the '80s and '90s, real-life accounts from both notorious and famed riders, and dramatic, newly-filmed scenes from the biggest winter contests and experiences these riders undergo on their way to and in Alaska, "First Descent" creates a fast-paced portrait of a snowsport that has quickly evolved from a fringe hobby to a full-fledged global event.

Kemp Curley, David Burwick, Chris Moore… more

Kemp Curley, David Burwick, Chris Moore, Kevin Harrison, Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White

Documentary

The Kid & I

Bill Williams (Arnold) is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies", the ac… more

Bill Williams (Arnold) is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies", the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman (Gores), a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comeback turns into a series of outlandish complications. As the duo embark on a journey of outrageous misadventures, the unlikely pair discover that it takes more courage to face real life challenges than it does fighting bad guys on the big screen. Although Aaron may be inexperienced in acting, his tenacious spirit, unwavering optimism and unconditional friendship turns out to be an important, enduring gift to Bill.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold… more

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Yvette Nicole Brown, Shannon Elizabeth, Marie Fyhrie

Comedy

Transamerica

Bree is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanely, a genetic male, she's about to take the… more

Bree is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanely, a genetic male, she's about to take the final step to becoming the woman Stanley always wanted to be - until she finds out that she is the parent of a long-lost 17 year-old son. Afraid to tell the rebellious teenager the truth, Bree embarks on a journey with him that will challenge and change both their lives and bring them closer to the truth of their connection.

Duncan Tucker, Stephen Kazmierski, Linda Moran… more

Duncan Tucker, Stephen Kazmierski, Linda Moran, Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan

Drama

Breakfast on Pluto

Set in the 1960s and 1970s, "Breakfast on Pluto" follows Patrick "Kitten" Brady (Cillian Murphy), a kid who escapes… more

Set in the 1960s and 1970s, "Breakfast on Pluto" follows Patrick "Kitten" Brady (Cillian Murphy), a kid who escapes from his foster home in Ireland and becomes a transvestite and performer in London.

Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan, Cillian Murphy… more

Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan

Drama

Brokeback Mountain

Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men—a ranch-hand and a… more

Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men—a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy—who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid). The world which Ennis and Jack have been born into is at once changing rapidly and yet scarcely evolving. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland—obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family—and yet hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy.

At summer's end, the two must come down from Brokeback and part ways. Remaining in Wyoming, Ennis weds his sweetheart Alma (Michelle Williams), with whom he will have two daughters as he ekes out a living. Jack, in Texas, catches the eye of rodeo queen Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway). Their courtship and marriage result in a son, as well as jobs in her father's business. Four years pass. One day, Alma brings Ennis a postcard from Jack, who is en route to visit Wyoming. Ennis waits expectantly for his friend, and when Jack at last arrives, in just one moment it is clear that the passage of time has only strengthened the men's attachment. In the years that follow, Ennis and Jack struggle to keep their secret bond alive. They meet up several times annually. Even when they are apart, they face the eternal questions of fidelity, commitment, and trust. Ultimately, the one constant in their lives is a force of nature—love.

Ang Lee, Scott Ferguson, Anne Hathaway… more

Ang Lee, Scott Ferguson, Anne Hathaway, David Harbour, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Diana Ossana, Anna Faris

Romance

Memoirs of a Geisha

Based on the best-selling novel by Arthur Golden, "Memoirs of a Geisha" is the epic drama of a young girl sold into… more

Based on the best-selling novel by Arthur Golden, "Memoirs of a Geisha" is the epic drama of a young girl sold into the slavery of a geisha house and her rise through the ranks as she becomes one of Japan's most famous geishas.

Bonnie Curtis, Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman… more

Bonnie Curtis, Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, Rob Marshall, Lucy Fisher, Ron Bass, Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

Historical

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe", the first in an exciting series of films in the… more

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe", the first in an exciting series of films in the making and based on the phenomenal bestselling novels, concerns a war between good and evil, pitting the magnificent lion Aslan against the forces of darkness in the magical world of Narnia. A White Witch has used her dark powers to keep Narnia in winter for 100 years, but it is foretold that four humans will be able to help Aslan break the spell. When the Pevensie siblings - Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Peter - discover the magic of Narnia by entering the enchanted world through a wardrobe, the stage is set for a classic battle of epic proportions.

James McAvoy, Christopher Markus, Ann Peacock… more

James McAvoy, Christopher Markus, Ann Peacock, Douglas Gresham, Andrew Adamson, Stephen McFeely, William Moseley, Mark Johnson

Kids

King Kong

It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great De… more

It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's moving picture ship heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

Jamie Bell, Philippa Boyens, Naomi Watts… more

Jamie Bell, Philippa Boyens, Naomi Watts, Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Thomas Kretschmann, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Sci-Fi

The Family Stone

The Stones, a New England family, have their annual holiday gathering. The eldest son brings his girlfriend home to… more

The Stones, a New England family, have their annual holiday gathering. The eldest son brings his girlfriend home to meet his parents, brothers and sisters. The bohemian Stones greet their visitor--a high-powered, controlling New Yorker--with a mix of awkwardness, confusion and hostility. Before the holiday is over, relationships will unravel while new ones are formed, secrets will be revealed, and the family Stone will come together through its extraordinary capacity for love.

Diane Keaton, Thomas Bezucha, Luke Wilson… more

Diane Keaton, Thomas Bezucha, Luke Wilson, Michael London, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Claire Danes, Dermot Mulroney

Family

The Producers

Two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their celebrated roles as Max Bialystock an… more

Two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their celebrated roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a scheming theatrical producer and his mousy CPA who hit upon the perfect plan to embezzle a fortune: raise far more money than you need to produce a sure-fire Broadway flop and then (since no one will expect anything back), Max and Leo can pocket the difference. To do this, they need the ultimate bad play, which they find in the musical "Springtime for Hitler". Their plans come to naught and the duo are taken completely by surprise when their new production is hailed as a toast-of-the-town hit. Uma Thurman stars as Ulla, the Swedish secretary/slash/receptionist and would-be showgirl, and Will Ferrell brings his spot-on comic talents to the role of Franz Liebkind, the neo-Nazi playwright (and pigeon fancier) responsible for penning the "worst play ever written."

Will Ferrell, Debra Monk, Susan Stroman… more

Will Ferrell, Debra Monk, Susan Stroman, Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman

Musical

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff and the rest of the cast of "Cheaper By the Dozen" return in t… more

Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff and the rest of the cast of "Cheaper By the Dozen" return in this sequel to the 2003 remake.

Tom Baker (Martin) and wife Kate (Hunt), hoping to bring their family together for a memorable summer vacation, take their 12 offspring to the rustic Lake Winnetka. But their retreat soon becomes cutthroat when they enter into a competition with the over-achieving members of a large family headed by Tom's long-time rival, Jimmy Muraugh (Eugence Levy).

Piper Perabo, Morgan York, Vanessa Bell Calloway… more

Piper Perabo, Morgan York, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Garrett Grant, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Adam Shankman, Shawn Levy

Kids

Fun With Dick and Jane

In Columbia Pictures' larcenous romantic comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane", Dick (Jim Carrey) and Jane (Téa Leoni) ar… more

In Columbia Pictures' larcenous romantic comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane", Dick (Jim Carrey) and Jane (Téa Leoni) are in love and living the American dream—until one day it becomes an American nightmare. When the company Dick works for becomes involved in an Enron-like scandal and he is confronted with the prospect of losing everything, Dick and Jane are forced to bag, borrow and steal to get it all back.

Dean Parisot, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey… more

Dean Parisot, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Brian Grazer, Tea Leoni, Vincent Curatola, Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller

Remake

Caché

Georges, a television talk show host, and his wife Anne, are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security… more

Georges, a television talk show host, and his wife Anne, are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no clues as to who shot it, or why. As more tapes arrive containing images that are disturbingly intimate and increasingly personal, Georges launches into an investigation of his own as to who is behind this. As he does so, secrets from his past are revealed, and the walls of security he and Anne have built around themselves begin to crumble.

Veit Heiduschka, Michael Haneke, Juliette Binoche… more

Veit Heiduschka, Michael Haneke, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Lester Makedonsky

Foreign

Munich

The film recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestin… more

The film recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre—and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Eric Bana stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation.

Inspired by actual events, the narrative is based on a number of sources, including the recollections of some who participated in the events themselves.

Ciaran Hinds, Daniel Craig, Kathleen Kennedy… more

Ciaran Hinds, Daniel Craig, Kathleen Kennedy, Eric Roth, Hanns Zischler, Steven Spielberg, Barry Mendel, Eric Bana

Historical

The Ringer

When Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) finds himself running dead last in the corporate rat race, he sinks to an all… more

When Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) finds himself running dead last in the corporate rat race, he sinks to an all time low...he attempts to rig the Special Olympics by pretending to be intellectually challenged. But, Barker is completely out-classed by his fellow Olympians, who are not only better athletes; they're just plain better people. And they're on to him. But rather than rat-out the rat, they join forces with him to once and for all beat Jimmy, the cocky reigning champion of the annual games. With a work-out regime uniquely their own, they train Barker to go for the gold and, in the process, show him what's at the heart of a true winner.

Johnny Knoxville, Bradley Thomas, Barry Blaustein… more

Johnny Knoxville, Bradley Thomas, Barry Blaustein, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, John Jacobs, Ricky Blitt, Brian Cox

Sports

Dosti: Friends Forever

They had nothing in common. Karan was wealthy and a mansion was his habitat. Raj had empty pockets and the sky was… more

They had nothing in common. Karan was wealthy and a mansion was his habitat. Raj had empty pockets and the sky was his roof. Karan's jet ensured that he could fly if he wanted. Raj could only depend on his two feet. Karan had a family and yet craved love. Raj had loved to share, but craved a family. Karan was the eternal Casanova. Raj was the proverbial one-woman man. Karan had it all and yet felt empty. Raj had nothing but his heart was full. They were two people as different as can be. Yet they found a common ground. One that led to the glorious road of friendship! Their bond was unshakable. If Karan gave Raj a home and all the material comforts, Raj gave Karan a shoulder and all the emotional security. If Karan supported Raj at every step, Raj covered up for all of Karan's misdoings. They laughed together, lied together, loved together and fought the odds together all in the name of friendship. Their blind faith in each other attracted the envy of the world. But it was this very world that never let them forget that theirs was not a relationship of equals. And how long could an unequal relationship sustain? Karan and Raj defied conventions proving that true friendship was above all such trivialities… But like a bolt out of the blue came a raging storm that threatened to sink the ship that housed the sentiments of the two friends.

Suneel Darshan, Robin Bhatt, Akshay Kumar… more

Suneel Darshan, Robin Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol

Drama

Casanova

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian wo… more

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Mark Gordon, Sienna Miller, Natalie Dormer… more

Mark Gordon, Sienna Miller, Natalie Dormer, Michael Cristofer, Jeremy Irons, Betsy Beers, Oliver Platt, Stephen Greif

Romance

Match Point

"Match Point" represents a departure for native New Yorker Woody Allen, the majority of whose films lovingly depict… more

"Match Point" represents a departure for native New Yorker Woody Allen, the majority of whose films lovingly depict New York and—not always so lovingly—New Yorkers. Crossing the Atlantic for the first time in his film career, Allen set "Match Point" in London, where it was also filmed. The film is described as a melodrama about many things -- ambition, the seduction of wealth, love, sexual passion and, most importantly, the huge part luck plays in events as opposed to the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than it really is.

Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Eddie Marsan… more

Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Eddie Marsan, Letty Aronson, Emily Mortimer, Colin Salmon, Woody Allen, Gareth Wiley

Suspense

Mrs. Henderson Presents

An eccentric widow (Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall whic… more

An eccentric widow (Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues; also starring Christopher Guest and Bob Hoskins.

Christopher Guest, Stephen Frears, Norma Heyman… more

Christopher Guest, Stephen Frears, Norma Heyman, Martin Sherman, Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, William Young, Kelly Reilly

Comedy

Rumor Has It

Sarah Huttinger's (Jennifer Aniston) life is in a tailspin. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Mark… more

Sarah Huttinger's (Jennifer Aniston) life is in a tailspin. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Mark Ruffalo), but isn't at all sure that marriage is what she really wants…in fact, she's not sure what she wants in general.

As conflicted as she is about her love life, her professional life isn't much better – an aspiring journalist, Sarah's career has stalled at the "New York Times" obituary column. To top it all off, she's on her way home to attend her sister's wedding, which means spending a lot of time with her tennis-obsessed Pasadena family.

Somewhat of a black sheep, Sarah's never quite felt a part of things when it comes to her relatives.

But when she meets Internet millionaire Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), their encounter unexpectedly unlocks some well-kept secrets that may help Sarah uncover the truth about her family and finally discover who she truly is.

Ben Cosgrove, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Soderbergh… more

Ben Cosgrove, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Costner, Mark Ruffalo, Kathy Bates, Mena Suvari, Shirley MacLaine

Comedy

The New World

"The New World" is an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures during the fou… more

"The New World" is an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607. Inspired by the legend of John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas, acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick transforms this classic story into a sweeping exploration of love, loss and discovery, both a celebration and an elegy of the America that was…and the America that was yet to come. Against a historically accurate Virginia backdrop, Malick has set a dramatized tale of two strong-willed characters-a passionate and noble young native woman and an ambitious soldier of fortune-torn between the undeniable requirements of their civic duty and the inescapable demands of the human heart.

Colin Farrell, Terrence Malick, David Thewlis… more

Colin Farrell, Terrence Malick, David Thewlis, Noah Taylor, Eddie Marsan, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Ben Mendelsohn, Will Wallace

Historical