June 2006 Movies

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The Peaceful Warrior PG-13

Dan (Scott Mechlowicz), a college student and world-champion athlete, is haunted by the feeling that something is missing from his life. A chance encounter with the enigmatic "Socrates" (Nick Nolte) starts Dan on a spiritual odyssey, which throws his "perfect" but shallow life into total disarray. He eventually discovers a surprising and powerful road to enlightenment and the true meaning of winning.
Amy Smart, Nick Nolte, Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff, Bob Dolman, Victor Salva, Ashton Holmes, David Welch
Drama Sports

The Break-Up PG-13

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in "The Break-Up", which starts where most romantic comedies end: after boy and girl have met, fallen in love, moved in to start their happily-ever-after...and right when they wind up driving each other crazy.

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest "why can't you do this one little thing for me?" argument, art dealer Brooke (Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary (Vaughn), who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple's friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves.

But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, the dirty clothes stacked in the kitchen cupboards and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of night, Brooke begins to realize that what she may be really fighting for isn't so much the place but the person.
Jennifer Aniston, Peyton Reed, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Scott Stuber, Mary Parent, Jay Lavender, Ann-Margret
Comedy Romance

Priceless R

An unlikely bond forms between a man determined to commit suicide and the man who saves him. Antoine is a reserved and placating maitre d' at a well-regarded bistro. He quickly rushes to the aid of Louis, an effusive, lovelorn bachelor who attempts to kill himself following a romantic breakup. But it's not long before Antoine's act of charity becomes a comedy of false pretenses and mixed motives.
Benoit Graffin, Philippe Martin, Pierre Salvadori, David Leotard, Daniele Dubroux, Daniel Auteuil, Jose Garcia, Marilyne Canto

Typhoon R

A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul, Kyung-Taek Kwak, Jang Dong Gun, Jung-Jae Lee, Mi-yeon Lee, David McInnis, David No
Drama Action Adventure Thriller

The Deal R

A Wall Street financial hot shot and his eager new recruit get involved in government secrecy, illegal oil trading and the Russian Mafia.
Selma Blair, Angie Harmon, Harvey Kahn, Chris Dorr, Ruth Epstein, Christian Slater, Robert Loggia, Colm Feore

District B13 R

Paris, 2013. Damien is a member of an elite police squadron, a special unit highly trained in martial arts and the precise physical skills necessary to navigate the treacherous urban landscape of Paris' future. He is now tasked with the most vital and dangerous mission of his career: a weapon of mass destruction has been concealed by the most powerful gang of the suburbs of District B13, a walled off section of Paris in which the criminals rule themselves. Damien must infiltrate the gang in order to either defuse the bomb or recover it.
Luc Besson, Francois Chattot, Pierre Morel, Bernard Grenet, Bibi Naceri, David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Tony D'Amario
Action Adventure Foreign
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The Omen R

Fear the date – 6/6/06 – when "The Omen 666" opens in theaters nationwide. A remake of the 1976 horror classic, the new film takes the tale of the coming of the "Antichrist" – personified as a young boy named Damien – to an even more thrilling and visceral level.
John Moore, Dan McDermott, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gambon
Suspense Horror Remake


"Shadowboxer" centers on the unusual relationship between a mother and her stepson. The duo, who have a romantic relationship, work as contract killers. Bentley will play the lead villain on the hunt for the killer couple.
Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lee Daniels, Will Rokos, Vanessa Ferlito, Wes Bentley
Drama Romance Crime Gangster

Cars G

After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios and Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter, hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters –including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced by Paul Newman), and Mater (a rusty but trusty tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) – who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship. The all-star vocal cast also includes free-wheeling performances by racing legend Richard Petty and. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama, and amazing new technical feats, "Cars" is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages.
Owen Wilson, John Ratzenberger, Paul Dooley, John Lasseter, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Michael Keaton, Darla K. Anderson
Comedy Family Kids Animation

A Prairie Home Companion PG-13

The movie is a celebrity version of Garrison Keillor's radio show. It adds a slight story of the radio show ending as a new owner (Tommy Lee Jones) has bought the Fitzgerald theater that the show broadcasts from and is going to tear it down. Another fantasy element is thrown in as an angel (Virginia Madsen) stalks the theater to take one of the performers. Keillor plays the lead character, coincidentally called GK. Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep play the singing Johnson Sisters, with Lindsay Lohan as a suicide-obsessed daughter of Streep. Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are hilarious as the slightly off-color singing cowboy duo, Dusty & Lefty. Kevin Kline is a security guard who tells the story. Maya Rudolph also appears as a pregnant stage coordinator. Contains some mild sexually-oriented jokes.
Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Robert Altman, Garrison Keillor
Drama Comedy

Only Human

Leni (Marián Aguilera) arrives home to introduce her fiancé Rafi (Guillermo Toledo) to her Jewish family for the first time. Her mother Gloria (Norma Aleandro), her promiscuous sister Tania (Maria Botto), Tania's contrary 8 year old daughter Paula, her recently orthodox brother David and her blind grandfather Dudu. Everything goes wonderfully until the lovers reveal that Rafi is Palestinian. With his future mother-in-law Gloria unhinged by the news, Rafi tries to ingratiate himself by helping in the kitchen. To make matters worse he accidentally drops the soup he was meant to defrost out the seventh floor window, hitting a pedestrian below. Rafi sneaks downstairs to check on the body and retrieve the soup. Having seen the victim, Rafi rushes upstairs not knowing what to do! As he returns to the kitchen he notices a family portrait of Leni's father, which bears a very close resemblance to the corpse lying outside.
Guillermo Toledo, Maria Botto, Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri, Marián Aguilera, Alba Molinero, Marion Martin
Comedy Romance


An actress (Juliette Binoche) goes on a globe-trotting hunt for the truth about Mary Magdalene after portraying her in a movie.
Matthew Modine, Juliette Binoche, Gabriella Wright, Marion Cotillard, Simone Lageoles, Massimo Cortesi, Heather Graham, Forest Whitaker


A tale about a troubled hit man who is starting to realize that he has too much conscience to kill. Having recently rekindled his relationship with his childhood soul mate, Michelle, he sees their love as a way out. But reality soon grips him when he learns that she has stolen a mysterious briefcase, forcing Jean-Pierre to walk a fine line between protecting the woman he loves and falling back into the world of crime he just left--an impossible task that soon unravels in ways that he can neither imagine nor control.
Ra'up McGee, Irene Jacob, Daniel Chiefetz, Laurent Lucas, Dinara Droukarova, Michel Aumont
Drama Foreign
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Nacho Libre PG

In this true life inspired story, Jack Black will play a Mexican priest who moonlights as a masked Lucha Libre wrestler in order to save an orphanage destined for closure. All the while, the priest must keep his identity hidden from the wrestling community and the church.
Jared Hess, Efren Ramirez, Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, David Klawans, Mike White, Julia Pistor, Troy Gentile
Comedy Family Kids

The Lake House PG

A doctor (Sandra Bullock) and an architect (Keanu Reeves) living in the same house two years apart develop a letter-based romance using a mailbox that serves as a time portal.
Christopher Plummer, David Auburn, Keanu Reeves, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Willeke van Ammelrooy, John Corbett, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Drama Romance Remake

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift PG-13

Set in the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to- head on some of the most perilous courses in the world.

Sean Boswell (Black) is an outsider who attempts to define himself as a hot-headed, underdog street racer. Although racing provides a temporary escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, it has also made Sean unpopular with the local authorities. To avoid jail time, Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a career military-man stationed in Tokyo.

Now officially a gaijin (outsider), Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign customs and codes of honor. But it doesn't take long for him to find some action when a fellow American buddy, Twinkie (Bow Wow), introduces him to the underground world of drift racing. Sean's simple drag racing gets replaced by a rubber-burning, automotive art form--with an exhilarating balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns and switchbacks.

On his first time out drifting, Sean unknowingly takes on D.K., the "Drift King," a local champ with ties to the Japanese crime machine Yakuza. Sean's loss comes at a high price tag when he's forced to work off the debt under the thumb of ex-pat, Han (Kang). Han soon welcomes Sean into this family of misfits and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. But when Sean falls for D.K.'s girlfriend, Neela (newcomer Kelley), an explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high stakes face off.
Neal H. Moritz, Clayton Townsend, Brian Tee, Justin Lin, Chris Morgan, Bow Wow, Lucas Black, Nikki Griffin
Drama Action Adventure Sequel Crime Gangster
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The Alibi

A man (Steve Coogan) runs an "alibi service," which provides cheating spouses with excuses to keep their significant others in the dark about their extra-marital activities. When one of his clients gets into a jam, the man hires a woman (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) to help, but he soon falls for her.
Selma Blair, Steve Coogan, James Brolin, James Marsden, Sam Elliott, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, John Leguizamo, Jaime King
Comedy Romance

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Since bursting onto the scene in 1967, Leonard Cohen has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now, Lions Gate is proud to celebrate Cohen's legacy with director Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man", an intimate look at the songs, poetry and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential troubadours.

In January, 2005, Lunson traveled to Sydney to film the historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by famed music producer Hal Willner. "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances from this event by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
Nick Cave, Mel Gibson, Jarvis Cocker, Lian Lunson, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Berth Orton, Linda Thompson

Click PG-13

A workaholic architect, who has been overlooking his family in favor of his career, comes across a universal remote that allows him to perform TiVo-like functions on his life, such as pausing events or fast-forwarding over them. When the remote begins creating its own memory and choosing what to fast-forward over, the man sees how much of his personal life has passed him by and realizes the importance of spending more time with his family.
Neal H. Moritz, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Tim Herlihy, Sean Astin, Frank Coraci, Jack Giarraputo, Juan Jose Campanella

Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties PG

America's favorite feline, Garfield, follows his owner, Jon, to England. The U.K. may never recover, as Garfield is mistaken for a look-alike, regal cat who has inherited a castle. Garfield savors the royal treatment afforded by his loyal "subjects," but his "reign" is in jeopardy. The nefarious Lord Dargis is determined to do away with Garfield, so he can turn the castle into a resort.
Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Billy Connolly, Joel Cohen, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tim Curry, Tim Hill, John Davis
Comedy Sequel Family Kids Animation


Set in Spain, this female-centered generational story involves a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter.
Pedro Almodovar, Esther Garcia, Penelope Cruz, Yohana Cobo, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo

Who Killed the Electric Car? PG

It was among the fastest, most efficient production car ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?

"Who Killed the Electric Car?" chronicles the life and mysterious death of the EV-1; examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.
Chris Paine, Colette Divine, David Freeman, Chelsea Sexton, J. Karen Thomas
Historical Documentary


Seven days, 45 finalists, one World Champion. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Rank" takes us from the ranch to the arena for the fascinating struggle of the three highest-ranking bull riders competing for the title of PBR World Champion. Contenders Justin McBride, a third generation bull rider; Mike Lee, a 21 year-old born-again Christian; and Adriano Moraes, a two-time PBR World Champion bring the gritty reality of this hazardous sport into focus for the first time. From preparations to ride through severe injuries and finally, victory for one: a gold belt buckle and a check for one million dollars.
John Hyams, Justin McBride, John Greenhalgh, Mike Lee, Adriano Moraes

Superman Returns PG-13

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure "Superman Returns", a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Frank Langella, Gilbert Adler, Jon Peters, Dan Harris, James Marsden
Action Adventure Fantasy Crime Superhero Remake

The Devil Wears Prada PG

Based on the best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada" stars two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as high-powered fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, and Anne Hathaway, as Miranda's new assistant – a small-town girl trying to survive her impossibly demanding new boss.
Stanley Tucci, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Michael Kuroiwa, Rebecca Mader, David Frankel, Wendy Finerman, Aline Brosh McKenna