July 2006 Movies




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The Night Listener

Directed and co-written by Patrick Stettner, "Night Listener", tackles the narrative of Armistead Maupin's most haunting page-turner, in which popular public radio storyteller Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams) develops an intense phone relationship with a young listener named Pete (Rory Culkin) and the social worker who rescued him from a life of abuse (Toni Collette). But Gabriel soon comes to the startling realization that it is quite possible that neither the boy nor his painful account of his childhood really exist.
Rory Culkin, Toni Collette, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Morton, Patrick Stettner, Jill Footlick, John Hart, Robert Kessel
Drama
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Isolation

On an Irish winter's night, five people find themselves caught up in a terrifying experiment that goes horrifically wrong.
Ed Guiney, Ruth Kenley-Letts, Faivre, Billy O’Brien
Thriller Suspense Horror

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

This time around, Johnny returns as Captain Jack Sparrow and is caught in yet another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. It turns out, Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones, ruler of the ocean depths and captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. If Jack can't figure a crafty way out of this one, he'll be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation. And as if that weren't enough, Captain Jack's problems throw a huge wrench into the wedding plans of the blissful Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who quickly find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Crook, Eric McLeod, Terry Rossio, Naomie Harris
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Mystery
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You, Me and Dupree

Carl and Molly Peterson (Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson) are just starting their new life together—complete with a cute house, boring neighbors, stable jobs and the routines of newlywed existence. There's just one unfortunate hitch in their perfectly constructed new world... And his name's Dupree.

Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson), Carl's oldest friend and perpetual bachelor, has found himself with nowhere to go after being fired. Carl yanks his jobless/homeless pal out of the bar he's living in and invites him to temporarily crash on the couch—that's just what friends do.

At first, Carl is quite pleased to have his good buddy as a permanent couch guest, while Molly bears the brunt of Dupree's immature antics. But, as Carl becomes buried in his grown-up job, he finds it harder and harder to juggle Dupree and his responsibilities as a husband. To make matters worse, Dupree uses his ample spare time to become a great companion for Molly. Even her dad (Michael Douglas) and the neighbors are falling for his carefree wisdom and charm—frustrating Carl to no end.

Soon, everyone (but Carl) begins to root for Dupree to stick around. But as Dupree starts to become a fixture in the Peterson's home, three becomes not just a crowd...but a full- blown, hilarious catastrophe.
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Michael LeSieur, Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Michael Douglas, Scott Stuber, Mary Parent
Comedy

The OH in Ohio

Priscilla Chase seemed to have everything going for her with one small private exception... She never thought much of sex. When her husband unexpectedly leaves her to regain his manhood she embarks on a wild journey that leads her to satisfaction and love in the most unlikely place.
Danny DeVito, Parker Posey, David Arquette, Billy Kent, Adam Wierzbianski, Mischa Barton
Drama Romance

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Everyone's had a painful parting of the ways with a romantic partner. We pick up the pieces and move on. But for one New York guy, it's not going to be so easy. When he breaks up with his girlfriend, he discovers his ex is actually the reluctant superhero, G-Girl. A scorned woman, she unleashes her super powers to humiliate and torment him. "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" stars Uma Thurman as Jenny Johnson, aka G-Girl and Luke Wilson as Matt Saunders, her beleaguered boyfriend. Anna Faris is Hannah, Matt's co-worker. Rainn Wilson is Vaughn, Matt's best friend and Eddie Izzard is Professor Bedlam, G-Girl's arch nemesis.
Luke Wilson, Rainn Wilson, Ivan Reitman, Gavin Polone, Eddie Izzard, Don Payne, Uma Thurman, Anna Faris
Comedy

Edmond

New York City resident Edmond Burke (William H. Macy) encounters a fortuneteller, whose predictions throw him for a loop and lead him to abandon his previous life, wandering into the dark side of the city.
Julia Stiles, Bai Ling, Stuart Gordon, David Mamet, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, Maria Conchita Alonzo
Drama Comedy

Mini's First Time

A rebellious girl (Nikki Reed) joins an escort service, only to discover that her stepfather (Alec Baldwin) is a client.
Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed, Luke Wilson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, Nick Guthe
Comedy
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Edison Force

In "Edison", a young journalist (Justin Timberlake) uncovers an elite unit of corrupt cops. Realizing that he's over his head, he makes an uneasy alliance with a burnt-out reporter (Morgan Freeman) and the DA's ace investigator (Kevin Spacey).
Morgan Freeman, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, Dylan McDermott, Cary Elwes, Kevin Spacey, David Burke, Piper Perabo
Drama Action Crime Gangster

Clerks II

Ten years ago best friends Dante Hicks and Randal Graves were New Jersey mini-mall clerks still slacking off together in their early 20s. Now working in the fast-food universe, Dante and Randal have managed to maintain, and even hone, their in-your-face attitudes, agile skill with vulgarities and unbridled love of screwing the customers. But they're also faced with such shocking prospects as marriage, leaving Jersey and finding real careers. Dante and Randal invade the world of Mooby's fast food restaurant, where the slogan is "I'm Eating It." Behind the counter, where the only other employees are an uber-nerd and an entirely too sexy manager, Dante and Randal are free to offend anybody and everybody who so much as orders fries in their inimitably irreverent way. But, even as riotous debates rage between them over such burning matters as George Lucas v. Peter Jackson v. Jesus, change is on the horizon. When Dante announces that he's going to leave Jersey forever and marry Emma Bunting, Randal plots a going-away party so shocking it will draw the police, the fire department and potential protests from PETA, while altering their lives forever.
Rosario Dawson, Kevin Smith, Jeff Anderson, Scott Mosier, Brian O'Halloran, Jason Mewes
Comedy Sequel

Fragile

Calista Flockhart stars as a nurse who takes a new job at a desolate children's hospital during its closing days. She struggles to keep the kids safe and uncover the mystery behind apparent attacks of an unknown origin that hurt the kids so that they cannot leave the premises.
Richard Roxburgh, Jaume Balaguero, Jordi Galceran, Calista Flockhart, Elena Anaya, Yasmin Murphy, Gemma Jones, Colin McFarlane
Thriller Suspense Horror

Lady in the Water

In "Lady in the Water", a story originally conceived by Shyamalan for his children, a modest building manager named Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues a mysterious young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from danger and discovers she is actually a narf, a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the treacherous journey from our world back to hers. Cleveland and his fellow tenants start to realize that they are also characters in this bedtime story. As Cleveland falls deeper and deeper in love with the woman, he works together with the tenants to protect his new fragile friend from the deadly creatures that reside in this fable and are determined to prevent her from returning home.
Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan, Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Bob Balaban
Drama Thriller Suspense

Monster House

Monster House is an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids (Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner and Spencer Locke) who must do battle with a mysterious home that is determined to eat every trick or treater in sight on Halloween.
Steven Spielberg, Kevin James, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gil Kenan, Kathleen Turner, Fred Willard, Mitchel Musso, Jason Lee
Action Adventure Family Kids Animation

Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoover family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreaks, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarre landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge.
Paul Dano, Michael Arndt, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Jeb Brody
Comedy

Miami Vice

The cocaine cowboys of the '80s are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice.

Ricardo Tubbs (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx of "Ray", "Jarhead") is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born intel analyst Trudy, played by British actress Naomie Harris ("28 Days Later"), as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders.

Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell of "S.W.A.T.", "The New World") ]to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until-while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group-he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. Isabella is played by the Chinese actress Gong Li ("Raise the Red Lantern, Memoirs of a Geisha").

The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of this case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one- especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves.

"Miami Vice", as a large-scale feature film, liberates what is adult, dangerous and alluring about working deeply undercover...especially when Crockett and Tubbs go to where their badges don't count...
Gong Li, Michael Mann, Colin Farrell, Wes Studi, Naomie Harris, Pieter Jan Brugge, Jamie Foxx, Danny Trejo
Drama Action Adventure Remake Based on TV

The Ant Bully

"The Ant Bully" is based on a book by John Nickle, which tells the tale of a young boy who floods an ant colony with his water-gun, and is magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins. Before returning to half-pint stature, he comes to appreciate the selfless nature of the ants and learns a valuable lesson about tolerance and empathy.
Regina King, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti, Ricardo Montalban, Zach Tyler Eisen, John Davis
Action Adventure Family Kids Animation

John Tucker Must Die

When three popular girls from different cliques discover they've all been dating the school stud, they band together to seek revenge. Despite the jerk's charm and ever-growing popularity, the girls cleverly scheme with the help of the inconspicuous new girl in town, to soil his reputation and break his heart.
Jeff Lowell, Brittany Snow, Karen Lunder, Betty Thomas, Michael Birnbaum, Jenny McCarthy, Bob Cooper, Sophia Bush
Comedy

Scoop

A student journalist, for a college paper, visiting friends in contemporary London happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat.
Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Ian McShane, Scarlett Johansson, James Nesbitt, Jody Halse, Robyn Kerr, Kevin McNally
Comedy

A Scanner Darkly

Set in the future, "A Scanner Darkly" follows an undercover agent, Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves), who can change his face and identity. But when he ingests too much of the drug Substance D, his personality splits in two.
George Clooney, Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Richard Linklater, Steven Soderbergh, Philip K. Dick
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation