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Movies Releases for
April and May 2005

Starring Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood. Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller.

The central story follows Marv (Mickey Roarke), who takes home a Goddess-like beauty (Jaime King), only to have her wind up dead in his bed. Then there's Dwight (Clive Owen), a private investigator perpetually trying to leave trouble behind, even though it won't quit chasing after him. Finally, there's John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), the last honest cop in Sin City.

Directed by Hubert Sauper

A commentary on the state of local life in Tanzania brought about by globalization. The Nile perch, introduced into Lake Victoria as an experiment in the sixties, has wiped out the lake's other marine life. The perch are caught and sold to Europe, leaving many of the locals little to eat except for discarded rotting scraps.

Starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener. Directed by Sydney Pollack.

African-born U.N. interpreter Silvia (Nicole Kidman) inadvertently overhears a death threat against an African head of state scheduled to address the United Nation's General Assembly. Realizing she's become a target of the assassins as well, Silvia's desperate to thwart the plot. Sean Penn is Tobin Keller, the federal agent charged with protecting the interpreter.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyTHE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Starring Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, John Malkovich. Directed by Garth Jennings.

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. For the novice space traveler, the greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends.

House of DHOUSE OF D

Starring Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni, David Duchovny, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Frank Langella, Magali Amadei, Zelda Williams. Directed by David Duchovny.

An American artist living a bohemian existence in Paris, Tom (David Duchovny) is trying to make sense of his troubled adult life by reflecting upon his extraordinary childhood. The year is 1973, and 13-year-old Greenwich Village native Tommy (Anton Yelchin) is on the brink of becoming a man. While his bereaved single mother (Téa Leoni) continues to mourn the death of his father, Tommy escapes his own grief by causing trouble at school and making afternoon meat deliveries with his best friend Pappas (Robin Williams), a mentally challenged janitor.


Starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate. Directed by Paul Haggis.

The lives of a group of strangers in Los Angeles intersect after a car accident.


Starring Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss. Directed by Lee Tamahori.

NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. Gibbons and his new agent (Ice Cube), also code-named "XXX," must track a dangerous military splinter group that is conspiring to overthrow the U.S. Government in the nation's capital.

The Year of the YaoTHE YEAR OF THE YAO

Starring Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neil, Colin Pine. Directed by Adam Del Deo & James D. Stern.

Yao Ming, a 7'6" Chinese basketball phenomenon, undertakes his first year in the NBA as centre for the Houston Rockets, knowing that he represents the hopes of 1.2 billion people in his homeland.

King's RansomKING'S RANSOM

Starring Anthony Anderson, Donald Faison, Loretta Devine, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Regina Hall. Directed by Jeff Byrd.

Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) is a wealthy and arrogant businessman whose ex-wife to be has plans to take him for everything he's worth in their divorce settlement. Determined to avoid losing his fortune to her, Malcolm plans his own kidnapping with the help of his dim-witted mistress and her ex-con brother.


Starring Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon. Directed by Louis Letterier.

Raised as a slave and trained to be a lethal fighting machine competing in illegal fight clubs, Danny (Jet Li) has never had any adult education and has the mind and personality of a child. After a car accident puts Bart in a coma, Danny meets an elderly blind piano teacher (Morgan Freeman) who uses music to teach him about the world and how to be a normal person.


Starring Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Frank Oz, Jimmy Smits, Keisha Castle-Hughes. Directed by George Lucas.

After three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) to bring General Grievous, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side.


Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Gary Oldman, Burt Reynolds. Directed by Peter Segal.

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. Remake of famous 1970s film starring Reynolds.


Starring (voices) Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer. Directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath.

Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller) is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) have lived their entire lives in blissful captivity. But now Marty is curious.


Starring Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J, Clifton Collins Jr. Directed by Renny Harlin.

The FBI has a training program on a remote island for their psychological profiling division, called Mindhunters. Once trained, these specialists will be used to track down serial killers. However, a new group of seven agents find out that one of their group is a serial killer, and is killing the members of their group, one by one.


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