2002 Summer Movies Preview

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Edward and Connie Summer (Richard Gere, Diane Lane) have the perfect life: a happy marriage, an eight year old son, and a beautiful house in the suburbs. But when Connie's chance encounter with a handsome stranger (Olivier Martinez) erupts into a full-blown affair, desire becomes obsession, and the true price of betrayal takes a shattering toll.
Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Lowe, Adrian Lyne, Erik Per Sullivan, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Michelle Monaghan
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala share a forbidden romance while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on Padmé and discovers a secret clone army.
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, George Lucas, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee
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The Bourne Identity

Racing to unlock the secret of his own identity, amnesiac operative Jason Bourne discovers the deadly truth: he’s the government’s number one target, a $30 million weapon it no longer trusts.
Matt Damon, Brian Cox, Doug Liman, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron, Franka Potente
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Minority Report

Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department.
Tom Cruise, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Samantha Morton, Steven Spielberg, Max von Sydow, Jessica Capshaw
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Like Mike

Bow Wow plays an orphan boy named Calvin who lives out his dream of playing in the NBA—with a little help from a magical pair of sneakers! Soon after he laces up the mysterious high-tops, Calvin's amazing basketball skills land him a spot on the Los Angeles Knights team. In addition to hitting 25-foot jumpers and throwing down rim-rattling slam dunks, the small superstar sets his sights on another dream...having a family. But first he and his pals must defeat Bittleman, the orphanage headmaster trying to sabotage Calvin's career and dash his hopes of ever being adopted.
Eugene Levy, Michael Elliot, Bow Wow, Crispin Glover, John Schultz, Jordan Moffet, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki

Men in Black II

Agent Jay (Will Smith) requires the help of Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) who has returned to normal civilian life after his memory was wiped.
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Johnny Knoxville, Patrick Warburton, Barry Sonnenfeld, Robert Gordon, Rip Torn

Reign of Fire

In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wakes an enormous fire-breathing beast from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn (Christian Bale) is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a small community alive as they eke out a meager existence. Into their midst comes hotshot American Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey) who says he has a way to kill the beasts and save mankind - a way Quinn's never seen done.
Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler, Rob Bowman, Doug Cockle, Benny Nieves

The Kid Stays in the Picture

"The Kid Stays in the Picture" traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend.
Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen, Robert Evans

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Toula is 30. And unmarried. Which means as a nice Greek girl -- she's a failure. All her cousins did the right thing -- married Greek boys and made Greek babies. So everyone worries: what will become of Toula? Then one day she sees the ultimate unattainable guy and realizes the only way her life will get better is if he gets away from her big, fat Greek family. Toula escapes from the family restaurant. She exchanges her seating hostess jacket for a college diploma, convinces her aunt to give her a new job, and trades in her coke-bottle glasses for contact lenses, just in time for "him" to walk back into her life. Ian Miller is tall, handsome but defnitely not Greek. Their courtship is an Olympian culture clash. Can Ian handle Toula, her parents, her aunts, uncles, cousins and several centuries of Greek heritage? Will Toula discover the love she's been missing right in the heart of her big, fat family? One thing is for sure, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, with Ian's proposal Toula is headed for her big, fat Greek wedding.
Joel Zwick, Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone


A thriller set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania focusing on the mysterious appearance of a five-hundred-foot design of circles and lines carved into a family's crops. Mel Gibson stars as Graham Hess, the family patriarch, who is tested in his journey to find the truth behind the unfolding mystery. Joaquin Phoenix is Merrill Hess, brother to Graham and a former minor league baseball star.
M. Night Shyamalan, Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

The world is in trouble and top secret agents, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) Cortez are back for another adventure in "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams". Their newest mission takes them to a mysterious island where they meet a wildly inventive genetic scientist (Steve Buscemi) and his imaginative creatures. While fighting the forces of rival SPY kids, Gary (Matt O'Leary) and Gerti (Emily Osment) Giggles, they head right into a trap that will test each and every Cortez spy, from super spies Mom and Dad (Carla Gugino, Antonio Banderas) to their SPY grandparents (Ricardo Montalban, Holland Taylor).
Robert Rodriguez, Steve Buscemi, Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Avellan, Carla Gugino, Ricardo Montalban, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega

Blue Crush

Nothing gets between Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) and her board. Living in a beach shack on Oahu with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Working as a hotel maid to pay the bills, Anne Marie finds everything else she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis) comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt.
Matthew Davis, Brian Grazer, John Stockwell, Sanoe Lake, Karen Kehela, Lizzy Weiss, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Bosworth


Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow), a brilliant English academic given to doing things by the book, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel LeMotte (Jennifer Ehle). Roland Mitchell (Aaron Eckhart) is an upstart American scholar in London on a fellowship to study the great Randolph Henry Ash (Jeremy Northam), now best known for a collection of rapturous, late-life poems dedicated to his wife. When Maud and Roland discover a cache of love letters that appear to be from Ash to LaMotte, they follow a trail of clues across England to the Continent, echoing the journey of the impassioned couple a century earlier.
Neil LaBute, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Graham Crowden, Trevor Eve, Lena Headey, Jennifer Ehle

One Hour Photo

Robin Williams portrays Sy Parrish, a lonely photo technician at the local SavMart one-hour photo counter who develops an unsettling obsession with long time customers, the Yorkin family, with whom he invents a familial connection.
Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Dylan Smith, Mark Romanek, Stan Wlodkowski, Michael Vartan


The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress. The "actress" becomes an overnight sensation, with a major singing career as well, and everyone thinks she's a real person. However, as Simone's fame skyrockets, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to himself or the world.
Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Andrew Niccol, Rachel Roberts, Chris Coppola, Jay Mohr, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Winona Ryder

Serving Sara

Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry) might just have one of the worst jobs in the world, but he'll stop at nothing to do it. A down-and-dirty process server with ingenious methods of laying legal documents on everyone from mobsters to millionaires, Joe is a man determined to serve his man - or woman - at all costs. Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley) is Joe's next victim. Her conniving partner, Gordon (Bruce Campbell), a wealthy cattle rancher with whom she has amassed a fortune, has hired Joe to serve Sara with papers that threaten to cut her off. While at first Sara might not know what hit her, once the shock wears off, she's ready to strike back and go after waht she's entitled to - the money she earned with Gordon, a sizeable chunk of his ego...and just maybe a shot at true love.
Amy Adams, Matthew Perry, Reginald Hudlin, Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Campbell, Cedric the Entertainer


A heavyweight-boxing champ is accused of raping a woman and sent to prison. There he faces the prison-boxing champ.
Ving Rhames, Walter Hill, Michael Rooker, Wesley Snipes, Peter Falk, Fisher Stevens, Wes Studi, Steve Heinze

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When four bodies are discovered in New York City, brash detective Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) teams with Department of Health researcher Terry Huston (Natascha McElhone) to uncover the cause of their inexplicable deaths. The only link between the dead is that they each died exactly 48 hours after logging on to feardot.com.
Stephen Dorff, William Malone, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Shankley, Jeffrey Combs, Nigel Terry