Sunday, September 7, 2003

Films



Many films do not yet have firm release dates. When included, dates are subject to change.

Star Turns

Once Upon A Time In Mexico - Johnny Depp joins Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek for the second sequel to El Mariachi. Friday.

Matchstick Men - Neurotic con man Nicolas Cage copes badly when a daughter he never knew (Alison Lohman) appears. Sam Rockwell co-stars. Friday.

Anything Else - Woody Allen falls in love with Christina Ricci, to the dismay of her boyfriend Jason Biggs and father, Danny DeVito. Sept. 19

Mystic River - Clint Eastwood directs this drama centered on three childhood friends (Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon). Oct. 8

Kill Bill, Part 1 - Quentin Tarantino returns with half of his next movie, about vengeful assassins, including Uma Thurman. Part 2 will open Feb. 20. Oct. 10.

Runaway Jury - John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman headline the latest John Grisham best seller to hit the big screen. Oct. 17

Out Of Time - Denzel Washington plays a lawman who must solve a murder for which he becomes a suspect. Oct. 3

Shattered Glass - Hayden Christensen portrays disgraced journalist Stephen Glass. Oct. 17

Sylvia - Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig (Road to Perdition) act out the tortured bond between poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

In The Cut - Meg Ryan stars in Jane Campion's adaptation of a grisly, erotic murder mystery. Oct. 24.

Mona Lisa Smile - Julia Roberts plays a Wellesley professor in 1953 who inspires women to aim for more than marriage. Dec. 19

The Alamo - Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) and James Bowie (Jason Patric) lead a futile, fatal stand against an overwhelming force in the battle for Texas. Dec. 25

The Singing Detective - Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role of a novelist who hallucinates scenes from his own book.

Thrills

Cabin Fever - Five college kids react badly when their vacation in the woods is ruined by a rampaging virus. Friday.

Cold Creek Manor - Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid move into a great old house that turns out to be less than cozy once its secrets are revealed. Sept. 19

Underworld - Kate Beckinsale plays a vampire Juliet to Scott Speedman's werewolf Romeo while their respective races battle it out in the dark. Sept. 19

The Clearing - Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe and Helen Mirren team up in a hostage drama.

Godsend - Things do not turn out well when bereaved parents Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos ask geneticist Robert De Niro to clone their dead son.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Someone, somewhere decided it was time to revisit the goriest, ickiest, weirdest slasher flick of all time. Jessica Biel stars. Oct. 17.

Gothika - Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist who finds supernatural forces at work when she is accused of murder. Oct. 24.

Comedy

American Splendor - Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis are drawing raves for the offbeat life story of eccentric Cleveland comic author Harvey Pekar. Friday.

Lost In Translation - Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson bond in Tokyo. Sept. 26.

The Fighting Temptations - Ad exec (Cuba Gooding Jr.) starts a gospel choir. Beyonce Knowles co-stars. Sept. 19.

Duplex - Danny DeVito directs Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore as a young couple plotting to get hold of their dream domicile.

School Of Rock - Failed musician Jack Black poses as a substitute teacher and turns a gifted class into his back-up band.

Scary Movie 3 - Michael Jackson is suing this parody-laden flick already. How scary is that? Oct. 24

Elf - Will Ferrell plays a man raised by elves who goes in search of his roots. Jon Favreau directs. Nov. 7

Stuck On You - Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear are Siamese twins. The Farrelly brothers direct. Dec. 12.

Calendar Girls - Middle-aged women pose naked for charity in a female take on The Full Monty.

Romance

Under The Tuscan Sun - Diane Lane plays a woman recovering from divorce; based on Frances Mayes' best seller. Sept. 26

Intolerable Cruelty - George Clooney tangles with a gold-digging Catherine Zeta-Jones, in the first film directed but not written by the Coen brothers (They did rewrite.) Oct. 10

Love Don't Cost A Thing - Nick Cannon (Drumline) tries to buy popularity in the form of a cheerleader-girlfriend, in this remake of Can't Buy Me Love (1987). Dec. 12.

Love Actually - A large ensemble (including Laura Linney and Liam Neeson) explore love for writer-director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral).

Something's Gotta Give - Jack Nicholson is dating Amanda Peet but falling for her mother, (Diane Keaton). Written and directed by Nancy Meyers (What Women Want). Dec. 12.

The Battle of Shaker Heights - This year's winner of the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Project Greenlight contest follows an Ohio teen (Shia LeBeouf) who applies military tactics to high school conflicts.

Drama

The Magdalene Sisters - A controversial look at a 1960s Irish home for "wayward" girls is directed by Peter Mullan (My Name Is Joe). Sept. 19

Casa De Los Babys - Six women travel to South America to adopt infants in the latest John Sayles drama. Darryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden and Maggie Gyllenhaal star. Oct. 24

Luther - Joseph Fiennes plays the revolutionary monk who launched the Protestant movement with a bold act of rebellion.

Wonderland - Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow, Christina Applegate, Tim Blake Nelson and Val Kilmer appear in this drama based on the investigation of a 1981 quadruple murder in Los Angeles.

Veronica Guerin - Cate Blanchett plays a crusading journalist who angers a gang of drug dealers. Based on a true story. Oct. 17.

Beyond Borders - Angelina Jolie plays a married woman who falls in love with a doctor (Clive Owen) involved in a dangerous war relief project in Africa.

21 Grams - Sizzling hot Mexican director Alejandro Gonz·lez IÒ·rritu leads Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts through a soulful mystery.

Family

Secondhand Lions - Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play eccentric relatives of Haley Joel Osment. Sept. 19

Peter Pan - An Australian production from the director of cult favorite Muriel's Wedding promises a dazzling dose of magic for the holidays. Includes Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter's Lucius Malfoy) as Captain Hook and Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool) as Tinkerbell. Dec. 25.

Blizzard - Brenda Blethyn stars and LeVar Burton directs this tale about a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.

Good Boy! - An intergalactic dog arrives on Earth to check on the canine invasion. Oct. 10.

Brother Bear - An Indian boy is changed into a bear in this animated tale from Disney. Oct. 24.

Looney Tunes: Back In Action - Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman join Daffy Duck and pals on a round-the-world chase. Nov. 14

Radio - Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a disabled man who inspires football coach Ed Harris. Nov. 21

Around The World In 80 Days - Jackie Chan heads an international cast in a remake of Jules Verne's great adventure. Nov. 21

Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat - Mike Myers plays the wily creature. Nov. 21.

Cheaper By The Dozen - Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt play parents of 12 children in this remake of a 1950 family favorite. Dec. 25.

The Haunted Mansion - It worked for Pirates; now Disney hopes Eddie Murphy can ride another amusement-park feature to movie-house success. Nov. 26.

Action

The Rundown - The Rock and Seann William Scott run around the Amazon searching for hidden treasure.

Paycheck - John Woo directs Ben Affleck as a working man whose memory has been erased to protect a deep secret. Dec. 25.

Timeline - Paul Walker and friends become trapped in 14th century France while attempting a time-travel rescue of their archeology professor. Nov. 26

Highwaymen - Jim Caviezel goes out for revenge after his wife is slain by a serial killer. Dec. 5

The Missing - Director Ron Howard sends Tommy Lee Jones to help estranged daughter Cate Blanchett after her child is kidnapped. Dec. 10




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