March 2004 Movies




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Hidalgo

Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, "Hidalgo" is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire - a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian Desert - was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy Sheik invited an American and his horse to enter the race for the first time. Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the US cavalry who had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik (Omar Sharif) would put his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders - some of whom were determined to prevent the foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse, Hidalgo, attempt the impossible.
Joe Johnston, John Fusco, Viggo Mortensen, Malcolm McDowell, Adam Alexi-Malle, Casey Silver, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson
Drama Action Adventure Historical

The Reckoning

In 14th Century England, this powerful tale of redemption follows a fugitive priest (Paul Bettany) who falls in with a troupe of travelling actors (led by Willem Dafoe). As they arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman being sentenced to death for witchcraft and murder. Discarding the expected bible stories, the actors stage a performance based on the crime. Through the performance of the play, they discover that the townspeople know the woman did not, in fact, commit the murder. The stage becomes a place where vital human truth is told. The fugitive priest comes to terms with his own crime and makes a powerful sacrifice, thereby redeeming himself.
Paul Bettany, Vincent Cassel, Brian Cox, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Gina McKee, Stuart Wells, Tom Hardy
Thriller Historical Crime

Starsky & Hutch

In "Starsky & Hutch", the origins of the charismatic crime-fighting duo David Starsky and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson are explored when these undercover Bay City detectives are partnered for their very first assignment. Ben Stiller plays the tightly wound Detective David Starsky who is thrown together with Owen Wilson's easygoing Detective Ken Hutchinson on a high-stakes case. Platinum-selling rapper and actor Snoop Dogg plays their savvy street informant Huggy Bear. Vince Vaughn also joins the cast as Reese Feldman, a smooth-talking entrepreneur with an eye towards the future.
Vince Vaughn, Alan Riche, Jason Bateman, Todd Phillips, Akiva Goldsman, Stuart Cornfeld, Scot Armstrong, Owen Wilson
Action Adventure Comedy Crime Gangster Based on TV
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Bon Voyage

In June 1940, as politicians, journalists, society figures, demi-mondaines and spies from all sides all meet up at the Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux, a young man has to choose between a famous actress and an impassioned student, between politicians and hoodlums, between insouciance and adulthood.
Gérard Depardieu, Yvan Attal, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Grégori Derangère, Aurore Clément, Peter Coyote
Drama Foreign

Spartan

This is the story of special ops officer Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) and his protégé Curtis (Derek Luke) who are recruited to find the missing daughter of a high-ranking government official. Their mission seems to come to an abrupt conclusion when the media reports the girl's death – but Curtis believes the girl is in fact alive. If she is, there's a dangerous conspiracy at the highest levels.
Val Kilmer, David Mamet, Derek Luke, Kristen Bell, Art Linson, Moshe Diamant, Elie Samaha, William H. Macy
Drama Thriller Suspense

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Frankie Muniz returns as super cool spy Cody Banks in "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London". In Cody's new adventure, a rogue CIA agent has stolen a top secret mind-control device and Cody has to go undercover in London to get it back. Posing as a student at an elite boarding school, Cody has to keep the other kids from discovering his true identity while infiltrating covert hideouts, spying on his sinister target - and going to class. With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases, and a wisecracking new handler (Anthony Anderson), Cody's in a race against time - he has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the control of a diabolical villain.
Dylan Sellers, Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Allen, Guy Oseary, David Nicksay, Don Rhymer, Keith David
Action Adventure Sequel Family Kids

Secret Window

Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a successful writer trying to cope with a divorce, is staying in his rural home, when a stranger turns up on his doorstep and accuses him of plagiarism.
Maria Bello, Johnny Depp, David Koepp, Len Cariou, Gavin Polone, Timothy Hutton, Ving Rhames, Charles Dutton
Drama Thriller Suspense Crime

Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer

A best-selling author for 30 years, Carlos Castaneda inspired millions to break free from social dogma, fueling controversy over his work's authenticity and assertions of perceiving non-ordinary reality, during an apprenticeship with Yaqui sorcerer, don Juan Matus. Genius, guru, cult leader or fraud? No one really knows. Over three years in the making, this documentary explores Castaneda's mythic impact, controversial teachings and cult following. Candid interviews backed with animation and experimental footage offer an intense visual and intellectual experience.
Robert Moss, Victor Sanchez, Ralph Torjan, Pamela Weir-Quiton, Richard De Mille
Documentary

Broken Wings

When her husband dies, an Israeli mother, Dafna (Orly Silbersatz Banai), must cope with both her own grief, that of her four children, and the economic problems that his passing leaves them with, as she tries to keep the family together and functioning.
Nitai Gaviratz, Daniel Magon, Assaf Amir, Nir Bergman, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Vladimir Friedman, Yarden Bar-Kochba
Drama Foreign

Two Men Went to War

This is the true story of two members of England's Army Dental Corps, Sgt. Peter King (Kenneth Cranham), a World War I veteran looking to keep on fighting, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson (Leo Bill), a wet-behind-the-ears trainee, whose dedication to helping the war effort during World War II inspired them to leave their posts and attempt to join the war effort in France. Sneaking into occupied territory in 1942, the two dentists found a German radar station, a part of which they successfully destroyed, but their efforts caused them to be chased by the enemy through dangerous territory. The most dangerous opposition to their patriotism manifested itself, however, when they made their way back to English territory, where they were now branded as deserters and liars...
John Henderson, Leo Bill, Julian Glover, Ira Trattner, Pat Harding, Kenneth Cranham, Derek Jacobi, Rosanna Lavelle
Drama War Historical

The Prince & Me

Paige (Julie Stiles), a free-spirited American college student starting her education at an Indiana university, meets and falls in love with one of her classmates, but what she doesn't know is that he's actually a Danish prince, Frederick (Luke Mably), spending his "gap year" by hiding in America disguised as a regular guy.
Julia Stiles, Martha Coolidge, Katherine Fugate, James Fox, Luke Mably, Alberta Watson
Comedy Romance Teen

How to Draw a Bunny

The story of the life of artist Ray Johnson is cloaked in mystery not only at the moment of his death, but also throughout a career that was difficult to know and understand. As one of the seminal figures of the Pop Art era, he is known as "the founding father of mail art" and as a "collagist extraordinaire." But, overshadowed by those like Warhol who manipulated the world in a very dissimilar manner, he was also a reclusive and sometimes enigmatic figure who has been called "New York's most famous unknown artist" that challenged the commercial and critical establishment.
Chuck Close, John Walter, Andrew Moore, Ray Johnson, Roy Lichtenstein, Judith Malina
Documentary

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

This is the story of two brothers in Glasgow, Harbour (Adrian Rawlins) and Wilbur (Jamie Sives), who inherit a used bookstore. The brothers discover that a chance encounter with a cleaning lady at the local hospital, Alice (Shirley Henderson), who's the single mother of a little girl, Mary (Lisa McKinlay), prompts them to reconsider the choices they've made in life, which might change all four of their lives.
Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives, Mads Mikkelsen, Julia Davis, Lone Scherfig, Sisse Graum Olsen, Anders Thomas Jensen, Adrian Rawlins
Comedy Romance Foreign

Intermission

This ensemble comedy of 11 interwoven stories set in Dublin shows how the breakup of one relationship has repurcussions on the lives of the people around them. One of those people is Lehiff (Colin Farrell), a thief trying to set his life straight by pulling off one last big heist before retiring, while Detective John Lynch (Colm Meaney) is trying to bring Lehiff down. There's also John (Cillian Murphy), who quits his job at a supermarket to join Lehiff in his plot as an effort to win back the love of Deirdre (Kelly MacDonald), who has recently moved in with a married bank manager, Sam (Michael McElhatton), whose bank Lehiff is targeting, and whose wife, Noeleen (Deirdre O'Kane) ends up being a crucial element in the heist.
Neil Jordan, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson, Colm Meaney, Stephen Woolley, Rory Keenan, Cillian Murphy, John Crowley
Comedy Crime

Taking Lives

A top FBI profiler, Special Agent Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) doesn't rely on traditional crime-solving techniques to unravel the mysteries of a murderous mind. Her intuitive, unconventional approach often makes the crucial difference between catching a killer and sending a dead-end case to the cold file. When Montreal detectives handling a local homicide investigation reluctantly ask for an outsider's help to get inside the head of a cunning serial killer, Agent Scott joins the case. With meticulous insight, she theorizes that the chameleon-like killer is "life-jacking" – assuming the lives and identities of his victims. As the pressure mounts to catch the elusive murderer, Agent Scott's unorthodox methods alienate her from a territorial police team that feels threatened by her uncanny abilities. Her seemingly cold demeanor belies an unparalleled passion for her work, and she's at her best when she's working alone. But when an unexpected attraction sparks a complicated romantic entanglement, the consummate specialist begins to doubt her finely-honed instincts. Alone in an unfamiliar city with no one she can trust, Agent Scott suddenly finds herself on a twisted and terrifying journey, surrounded by suspects in a case that has become chillingly personal.
D.J. Caruso, Bernie Goldmann, Dana Goldberg, Ethan Hawke, Bruce Berman, David Heyman, Angelina Jolie, Mark Canton
Thriller Suspense Crime Gangster

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

In "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton", Kate Bosworth stars as Rosalee Futch, a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday ... somehow ... meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton (Josh Duhamel). The "somehow" arrives in the form of a contest -- the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton -- and the "someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete (Topher Grace), who is deeply, hopelessly -- and secretly -- in love with Rosalee. The "Win a Date" contest was cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy (Nathan Lane), and his manager, also named Richard Levy (Sean Hayes), to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the "real world," he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete.
Kate Bosworth, Robert Luketic, Douglas Wick, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin, William S. Beasley, Lucy Fisher
Comedy Romance Teen

Noi Albinoi

This is the story of Noi (Tomas Lemarquis), an intelligent 17-year-old boy who dreams of escaping from his hometown in the remote fjord regions of Northern Iceland with Iris, a girl from the city who works at the local gas station, because he is bored and frustrated with the limitations that small town life impose on him. Meanwhile, the locals perceive Noi's lack of ambition within their framework as a sign that he's just their next village idiot in training...
Dagur Kári, Tomas Lemarquis, Elin Hansdottir, Throstur Leo Gunnarsson, Anna Fridriksdottir, Hjalti Rognvaldsson
Drama Foreign

Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Webber and Mekhi Phifer head an ensemble cast in a re-envisioning of George Romero's apocalyptic horror classic, "Dawn of the Dead". An unexplained plague has decimated the world's population and yet...the dead aren't dying. They've become zombies, stalking endlessly in a constant quest to feed on the flesh and blood of the few remaining living. A ragtag group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall, where they must learn not only to protect themselves from the ever-increasing zombie horde, but also to co-exist with each other as a last bastion of humanity. Sealed off from the rest of what used to be the world, the group uses every available resource—both within and without—in their against-all-odds fight to remain alive and human.
Zack Snyder, Kevin Zegers, Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Richard Rubinstein, Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Thomas Bliss
Action Adventure Horror Supernatural

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwaik (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew (Kristen Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood) chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head.
Jim Carrey, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Golin, David Cross, Victor Rasuk
Drama Comedy Romance
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Never Die Alone

A film noir centering around a hard-boiled, stylish kingpin drug dealer, called King David, who returns to his hometown seeking redemption—but ends up only finding violent death. King David's final moments are spent with Paul, an aspiring journalist who knew him for just a few minutes; yet King David would forever more have an impact on Paul's life. Half preacher, half Satan, and all street smarts, King David had recorded the story of his exploits on audiotape, leaving behind an often-poetic sermon on villainy and its consequences. The tapes reveal that the cycle of violence and retribution, which his actions have spawned, has come back to him, full circle, as he suspected they might all along.
Michael Ealy, James Gibson, DMX, David Arquette, Ernest Dickerson, Donald Goines, Drew Sidora, Jennifer Sky
Thriller Suspense

Dogville

Set in an American Town in the Rocky Mountains in the 1930s, a woman arrives who changes things for everyone. Dogville is shot exclusively in a studio with a minimum of props allowing the actors maximum freedom and full exposure.
Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgard, James Caan, Lars Von Trier, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, Vibeke Windelov, Lauren Bacall
Drama Thriller Suspense

Jersey Girl

Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is at the top of his game. A smooth, Manhattan music publicist, Ollie has just married the love of his life (Jennifer Lopez) and has a child on the way. It's a perfect life that is tragically upended when he suddenly finds himself a single father unqualified for his new role. Before long Ollie's big city lifestyle clashes head on with fatherhood. After losing his job, he's forced to move back in with his father (George Carlin) in the New Jersey Suburb where he was raised. With the help of a beautiful young friend (Liv Tyler) who opens him up to love again, and the daughter (Raquel Castro) who gives him the courage to keep going, he begins to realize that sometimes, you have to forget about what you thought you were and just accept who you are.
Stephen Root, Matt Damon, Scott Mosier, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Jason Lee, Jennifer Lopez, George Carlin
Drama Comedy Romance

Ned Kelly

In the latter part of the 19th century, Australia is still largely untamed. The former penal colony's first-generation Irish immigrant population lives in poverty. Having already experienced police brutality and the death of his father, bushranger Ned (Heath Ledger) is wrongfully imprisoned on the trumped-up charge of stealing a horse. Emerging a few years later, in 1874, Ned is hardened but vows to stay straight. Rejoining his widowed mother and younger siblings, he makes money for his family as a champion bare-knuckle boxer. He also toils as a farmhand on the estate of an English landowner – with whose beautiful wife Julia (Naomi Watts) Ned shares a mutual attraction. But the British colonial system and its Victorian English enforcers remain prejudiced against Australia's working people, and the struggling Kelly family is no exception. When, in 1878, a bullying police officer is rebuffed by Ned's younger sister Kate and targets the family for harassment, Ned and his mother are unjustly charged with attempted murder. Ned is determined to avenge his family's name and strike back against his people's oppressors. While hiding in the bush, he forms a loyal Gang that includes his best friend and first lieutenant Joe Byrne (Orlando Bloom). A chance encounter with the police culminates in shots ringing out, and three officers are killed. The Kelly Gang is forced to go on the run. They blaze a trail through the Outback, robbing banks to fund themselves as well as to recover immigrants' land deeds, and giving police the runaround. The Kelly Gang's reputation as invincible outlaws grows, as does nationwide support from their immigrant countrymen. To the masses, Ned is a hero. To lawmen and the establishment, he is the most wanted man in Australia. £8,000 is offered for his capture – at the time, the highest reward the world had known. When the authorities bring in the formidable Superintendent Francis Hare (Geoffrey Rush), and an army of police, with carte blanche to capture and/or kill the outlaws, Ned strategizes a risky showdown at the Glenrowan Inn. It is this event which will seal his fate – and his legend.
Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Emily Browning, John Michael McDonagh, Rachel Griffiths, Geoffrey Rush, Kerry Condon, Phil Barantini
Drama

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

In "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed", Scooby and the gang confront an anonymous masked villain who is plotting to take over the city of Coolsville by wreaking mayhem with a monster machine that creates Mystery Inc.'s classic foes like The Pterodactyl Ghost, The Black Knight Ghost and The 10,000 Volt Ghost. Meanwhile, the gang's detecting abilities are scrutinized by relentless reporter Heather Jasper-Howe (Alicia Silverstone), aided by museum curator Patrick Wisely (Seth Green) and thwarted by nasty Jeremiah Wickles (Peter Boyle).
Charles Roven, Raja Gosnell, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Cardellini, Richard Suckle, Ruben Studdard, Brent O’Connor, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Action Adventure Comedy Sequel Fantasy Family Kids

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Melding biography and social history with a cultural analysis of our Society's obsession with fame and celebrity, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip chronicles the picaresque life of pop impresario Rodney Bingenheimer, beloved figure on the Los Angeles music scene since the early 1960s, and a friend, confidant, and lifelong admirer of countless luminaries from all walks of public life. Rodney has helped define the sounds that have dominated over three decades of music by giving dozens of major artists their first airplay. A partial list of bands he helped to break includes the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Ramones, X, the Go-Go's, Blondie, Devo, Van Halen, Nirvana, Oasis, No Doubt, and, more recently, Coldplay and the Strokes. Featuring interviews with such stars as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Cher, Brooke Shields, Brian Wilson, Debbie Harry, Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, Nancy Sinatra, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and many others, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" is a fascinating look at a life defined by a fascination with, and a Zelig-like knack for getting close to, the most famous names in music, movies, television, and beyond.
Gwen Stefani, Cher, George Hickenlooper, Christopher Paul Carter, Julie Janata, Greg S. Little, Tommy Perna, Rodney Bingenheimer
Documentary Music

The Ladykillers

Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams up for the first time with Academy Award–winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") for this retelling of the critically acclaimed 1955 comedy, "The Ladykillers". Hanks stars as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D., a charlatan professor who's assembled a gang of "experts" for the heist of the century. The thieves: experts in explosions, tunneling, and muscle, and the critical "inside man." The base of operations: the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going little old lady named Mrs. Munson (Irma P. Hall). The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they all have seriously underestimated their upstairs host.
Tom Hanks, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Max D. Adams, Tom Jacobson, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, Marlon Wayans
Drama Comedy Crime
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