Movie Sneak 2006

2006 Movie Preview from Calendar Live

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'Silent Hill'
Radha Mitchell plays a desperate mother who goes to a spooky, isolated town searching for a cure for her only child's illness. With Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Alice Krige and Jodelle Ferland. Written by Roger Avary. Directed by Christophe Gans ("Brotherhood of the Wolf").
(AP / TriStar Pictures) April 21

'American Dreamz'
The president of the United States becomes a celebrity judge on an idol-making TV talent show in writer-director Paul Weitz's satire of U.S. culture and politics. Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Seth Meyers, John Cho, Judy Greer, Sam Golzari and Willem Dafoe star.
(Glen Wilson / Universal Studios) April 21

'The Sentinel'
Michael Douglas stars as a disgraced Secret Service agent who is fingered for the murder of a colleague and must prove his innocence as well as save the life of the president. With Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan and Kim Basinger. Directed by Clark Johnson ("SWAT").
(Doane Gregory / 20th Century Fox) April 21

'The Notorious Bettie Page'
Director Mary Harron reteams with co-screenwriter Guinevere Turner (“American Psycho”) in this biopic of the popular 1950s pinup, played by Gretchen Mol. Lili Taylor, David Strathairn, Jonathan M. Woodward, Cara Seymour, Tara Subkoff and Kevin Carroll.

'Kinky Boots'
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a female impersonator who turns a failing English shoe factory upside down. With Joel Edgerton and Sarah-Jane Potts. Directed by Julian Jarrold.
(Laurie Sparham / Miramax)

'Hard Candy'
A teenage girl turns the tables on the thirtysomething fashion photographer she met on the Internet. With Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh and Jennifer Holmes. Directed by David Slade. (Mark Lowry / LionsGate)

'Akeelah and the Bee'
An 11-year-old girl from South L.A. displays a prodigious aptitude for spelling. With Keke Palmer, left, Angela Bassett, right, Laurence Fishburne, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sahara Garey, Sean Michael Afable, Erica Hubbard, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum, Sara Niemietz and George Hornedo. Written and directed by Doug Atchison.
Lionsgate, April 28
(Saeed Adyani / Lionsgate Films)

Robin Williams plays a burned-out executive who persuades his family to take a cross-country trip rather than go to Hawaii. With Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines and Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Columbia Pictures, April 28
(Joe Lederer / Columbia Pictures)

'Mission: Impossible III'
TV wiz J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” “Alias”) takes the helm of the Tom Cruise secret agent franchise. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keri Russell and Maggie Q.
Paramount Pictures, May 5
(Stephen Vaughan / Paramount Pictures)

'The Da Vinci Code'
Director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman bring Dan Brown’s mega-seller about a murder at the Louvre and a 2,000-year-old religious intrigue to the big screen. Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Paul Bettany, Jürgen Prochnow and Jean Reno star.
Columbia Pictures, May 19
(Simon Mein / Columbia Pictures)

'Over the Hedge'
An opportunistic raccoon (voiced by Bruce Willis), left, tempts a cautious turtle (Garry Shandling) with promises of “the good life” on the other side. With Steve Carell (as Hammy, right), William Shatner and Avril Lavigne. Directed by Tim Johnson (“Antz”) and Karey Kirkpatrick.
DreamWorks, May 19

Brett Ratner directs the third installment of the “X-Men” saga. Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, Rebecca Romijn, James Marsden, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones and Patrick Stewart star.
20th Century Fox, May 26
(Nels Israelson / 20th Century Fox)

'The Break Up'
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston play a combative couple, each unwilling to move out of their condo even after they call it quits. With Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Judy Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Favreau, Cole Hauser, John Michael Higgins and Justin Long. Directed by Peyton Reed (“Down With Love”).
Universal Pictures, June 2
(Melissa Moseley / Universal Studios)

'Nacho Libre'
Director Jared Hess and co-writer Jerusha Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite”) teams with writer Mike White and star Jack Black, left, in this tale of a Mexican priest who moonlights as a masked wrestler to save his orphanage. With Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jimenez and Peter Stormare.
Paramount Pictures, June 2
(Daniel Daza / Paramount)

'The Omen 666'
A little boy named Damien represents the coming of the Antichrist in this sequel to the 1976 shocker. With Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gambon and Seamus Fitzpatrick, above. Directed by John Moore (“Flight of the Phoenix”).
20th Century Fox, June 6
(Vince Valitutti)

A rookie race car driver gets stranded in a sleepy town off Route 66 where the local characters happen to be vehicles. Voices include Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by John Lasseter.
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios film, June 9
(Disney Enterprises Inc. / Pixar Animation Studios)

Adam Sandler, right, stars as an overworked architect who buys a magical remote control that begins to take over his life. With Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, left, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner and Sean Astin. Directed by Frank Coraci (“Around the World in 80 Days”).
Columbia / Revolution, June 23
(Tracy Bennett / Revolution Studios)

'The Devil Wears Prada'
Meryl Streep stars as a high-maintenance fashion magazine editor, with Anne Hathaway as her put-upon assistant in this adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel. Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker and Adrien Grenier also star. Directed by David Frankel (“Miami Rhapsody”).
20th Century Fox, June 30
(Barry Wetcher / 20th Century Fox)

'Superman Returns'
The Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) is back after being away for several years and discovers that the world — and Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) — may have learned to survive without him. James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Sam Huntington, Kal Penn and Kevin Spacey also star. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Warner Bros., June 30
(David James)

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest'
Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack is joined by cast mates Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, plus director Gore Verbinski, in this high-seas sequel.
Walt Disney Pictures, July 7
(Walt Disney Pictures)

'A Scanner Darkly'
Richard Linklater uses advanced versions of the techniques developed for “Waking Life” for his adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel about an undercover cop in futuristic Orange County who finds himself in a downward spiral of paranoia. Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane star.
Warner Independent Pictures, July 7
(Warner Independent Pictures)

Remake of Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film about a group of young people unnerved by a friend’s suicide. With Kristen Bell, above, Jonathan Tucker, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Ron Rifkin, Rick Gonzalez. Directed by Jim Sonzero.
Dimension Films, July 14
(The Weinstein Co.)

'You, Me and Dupree'
A newlywed (Matt Dillon, right) lets his unemployed pal (Owen Wilson) crash on his couch but the temporary arrangement seems to be turning permanent. With Kate Hudson, left, and Michael Douglas, center. Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”).
Universal Pictures, July 14
(Melissa Moseley / Universal)

'Lady in the Water'
A nymph-like woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) living in the passageways beneath the swimming pool of a decrepit apartment complex holds the secrets of its tenants’ fate, and they hers. Paul Giamatti, above, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Freddy Rodriguez, Sarita Choudhury, Jared Harris and Bill Irwin star. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Warner Bros., July 21
(Frank Masi / Warner Bros.)

'Miami Vice'
Director Michael Mann updates the hit 1980s cop show, with Colin Farrell as Sonny Crockett and Jamie Foxx as Ricardo Tubbs tangling with South Florida drug traffickers. With Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds and Justin Theroux.
Universal Pictures, July 28
(Frank Connor / Universal Pictures)

'World Trade Center'
Oliver Stone directed this story of two Port Authority policemen trapped in the rubble of the WTC on Sept. 11, 2001. Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal star.
Paramount Pictures, August 11

The film, which features unknowns, stars Emily Rios, a 16-year-old senior at West Covina High School near L.A., as the girl who’s having the quinceanera. The film took the the dramatic prize and the dramatic audience award at Sundance. Written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
August 2

'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby'
Will Ferrell, left, is a stock car driver whose circuit supremacy is challenged by an uppity French Formula One racer. With John C. Reilly, right, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan and Sacha Baron Cohen (“Ali G”). Directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”).
Columbia Pictures, August 4
(Suzanne Hanover / Columbia Pictures)

André Benjamin, left, and Antwan Andre Patton — better known as Andre 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast fame — star in this tale set in a 1930s Southern speak-easy. Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Patti LaBelle and Ving Rhames also star. Directed by Bryan Barber.
Universal Pictures, August 25
(Michael Tackett / NBC Universal)

'The Visiting'
Nicole Kidman, above, stars as a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist who discovers that a behavior-altering epidemic has origins that are not human. Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam costar. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar-winning “Downfall”).
Warner Bros., August 11
(Peter Sorel / Warner Bros.)

'The Last Kiss'
Zach Braff, right, stars as a man on the brink of 30 in this remake of Gabriele Muccino’s Italian film “L’Ultimo Baccio.” Rachel Bilson, left, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson, Lauren Lee Smith and Marley Shelton also star. Written by Paul Haggis. Directed by Tony Goldwyn.
DreamWorks Pictures, October 6
(Jonathan Wenk / DreamWorks)

'Flags of Our Fathers'
Clint Eastwood directed and Steven Spielberg produced this adaptation of the bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers that chronicles the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the men planting the Stars and Stripes in the famous photo. Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, Paul Walker, Jamie Bell, Barry Pepper and John Benjamin Hickey star.
DreamWorks, August 4

Mark Wahlberg, right, stars as a Philadelphia substitute teacher and part-time bartender who bucks the odds in the 1970s to play professional football. With Greg Kinnear, left, as Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil, Kevin Conway, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Risipoli. Directed by Ericson Core.
Walt Disney Pictures, August 25
(Ron Phillips)

'Running With Scissors'
An adaptation of Augusten Burrough’s bestselling memoir of growing up with wildly dysfunctional parents and being sent to live with an eccentric psychiatrist. Joseph Cross and Annette Bening, above, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin and Jill Clayburgh star. Directed by Ryan Murphy (TV’s “Nip/Tuck”).
TriStar Pictures, September 22
(Suzanne Tenner / Screen Gems)

Director David Fincher spins this tale of four lawmen pursuing the notorious Bay Area serial killer. With Jake Gyllenhaal, left, Robert Downey Jr., right, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards.
Paramount Pictures, November 10
(Peter Sorel / Warner Bros. Pictures)

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola’s tale of the Austrian princess (Kirsten Dunst) who joins the bacchanal of French aristocracy as King Louis XVI’s bride. Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Steve Coogan, Asia Argento, Danny Huston, Rose Byrne, Molly Shannon and Shirley Henderson costar. Based on a book by Antonia Fraser.
Columbia Pictures, October 13
(Leigh Johnson / Columbia Pictures)

'The Santa Clause 3'
Tim Allen again dons the red suit and white beard as Jack Frost (Martin Short) challenges the big guy’s holiday supremacy. With Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Ann-Margret, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin, Liliana Mumy and Alan Arkin. Directed by Michael Lembeck.
Walt Disney Pictures, November 3
(Joseph Lederer / Disney Enterprises Inc.)

'Casino Royale'
Daniel Craig assumes the perks and responsibilities of Agent 007 in a film based on Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, previously filmed as a spoof in 1967. Judi Dench costars. Directed by Martin Campbell (“GoldenEye”).
MGM/Columbia Pictures, November 17
(Greg Williams / Columbia Pictures)

'Notes on a Scandal'
An illicit affair at an art school bonds a teacher (Cate Blanchett, right) and her confidante (Judi Dench, left). Directed by Richard Eyre. Written by Patrick Marber (“Closer”).
Fox Searchlight, TBA
(Clive Coote / Fox Searchlight)

'All the King’s Men'
Sean Penn, left, and Jude Law head the cast of writer-director Steven Zaillian’s adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel about an ambitious and corrupt Southern politician. Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Anthony Hopkins also star.
Columbia Pictures, September 22
(Kerry Hayes / Sony Pictures)

'The Black Dahlia'
Josh Hartnett, right, and Aaron Eckhart play cops investigating the grisly 1947 killing of Betty Short in this adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel. Hilary Swank, left, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Kirshner and Hilary Swank also star. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Universal Pictures, September 15
(Rolf Konow / NBC Universal)

'The Good Shepherd'
Matt Damon, left, stars as an idealistic Yale student, recruited by the OSS during World War II, who becomes one of the founders of the CIA, jeopardizing his values. Angelina Jolie, center, William Hurt, John Turturro and Robert De Niro also star. Directed by De Niro. Written by Eric Roth.
Universal Pictures, Dec. 22
(Andrew Schwartz / NBC Universal)

'The Departed'
The fate of an undercover Boston cop (Leonardo DiCaprio, left) who has infiltrated the mob is intertwined with that of a criminal (Matt Damon) working within the police force. Jack Nicholson, right, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin also star. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Based on the Hong Kong film “Infernal Affairs.”
Warner Bros., November
(Andrew Cooper)

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