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  Jan 17

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers Set Record for Most Number Ones in Modern Rock Radio Chart History With Current Single "Snow (Hey Oh)"

BURBANK, CA --  January 17, 2007 -- With the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest single, "Snow (Hey Oh)" claiming the top spot on Billboard's Modern Rock chart this week, the Los Angeles quartet have set the astounding record for the artist with the most Number One hits in Modern Rock radio chart history with eleven chart topping songs.

Indeed, Red Hot Chili Peppers have made musical history by holding the record for the most amount of weeks at Number One at Modern Rock Radio (all singles combined) for a total of 77 weeks! In addition to the three Number One singles from "Stadium Arcadium," there are also the smashes from 1991's "Give It Away," 1993's "Soul to Squeeze," 1995's "My Friends," 1999's "Scar Tissue" (which holds the record for the song with the longest run at Number One with 16 weeks), 2000's "Californication," 2000's "Otherside," 2002's "By the Way," and 2002's "Can't Stop."

This impressive feat also marks the first time the Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored three Number One Modern Rock singles in a row from one album. "Snow (Hey Oh)" is the third hit single, following "Dani California" and "Tell Me Baby," from the band's platinum-selling 2-CD set "Stadium Arcadium." The much-lauded album has been nominated for six 2007 Grammy Awards, including "Album of the Year," "Best Rock Album" and "Best Rock Song" for the smash "Dani California." Tune in to the Grammy telecast, which airs on February 11th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS to see the band perform live on the awards show.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a three-month tour -- with fellow multiple-Grammy nominees Gnarls Barkley -- that runs through February and March.

www.redhotchilipeppers.com

 

 

MUSIC AND LYRICS
In Theaters February 14

Alex Fletcher (HUGH GRANT) is a washed-up ‘80s pop star who’s been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there’s a problem—Alex hasn’t written a song in years, he’s never written lyrics…and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher (DREW BARRYMORE), Alex’s beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship with the newly famous novelist Sloan Cates (CAMPBELL SCOTT), Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears—and the music—if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.

The film also stars Brad Garrett as Alex’s steadfast manager, Chris Riley and Kristen Johnston as Sophie’s sister, Rhonda, who happens to be one of Alex’s biggest fans. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young pop princess Cora Corman.

Castle Rock Entertainment presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Reserve Room Production: Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore in “Music and Lyrics,” also starring Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston and Campbell Scott. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, “Music and Lyrics” is produced by Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. The executive producers are Nancy Juvonen, Hal Gaba and Bruce Berman. The co-producers are Scott Elias and Melissa Wells. The director of photography is Xavier Pérez Grobet. The production designer is Jane Musky. The film is edited by Susan E. Morse, A.C.E. and the music is by Adam Schlesinger. The soundtrack is available on Warner Sunset/Atlantic Records.

“Music and Lyrics” will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. The film has been rated PG-13 for some sexual content.

The Cast

HUGH GRANT (Alex Fletcher) is an award-winning actor who has received acclaim for his work in a wide range of film roles.  Grant first gained international stardom in 1994 when he starred in Mike Newell’s comedy smash “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”  Grant won a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Award for his performance in that film, opposite Andie MacDowell.  He has since earned two more Golden Globe nominations: one for his work in the 1999 romantic comedy hit “Notting Hill,” opposite Julia Roberts; and more recently for his work in the Weitz brothers’ acclaimed comedy drama “About a Boy.”

Hailing from England, Grant attended Oxford University and made his feature film debut in “Privileged.”  His breakthrough role came in the 1987 Merchant-Ivory film “Maurice,” based on E.M. Forster’s novel.  Grant won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of a young man confronting his homosexuality in the Edwardian age.  That led to leading roles in such films as “The Dawning,” with Anthony Hopkins; Ken Russell’s “The Lair of the White Worm”; Roman Polanski’s “Bitter Moon”; “Night Train to Venice”; and the award-winning Mercent-Ivory drama “The Remains of the Day,” with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Grant’s additional film credits include the British comedy “An Awfully Big Adventure,” for director Mike Newell; the critically acclaimed “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain,” written and directed by Christopher Monger; Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”; Chris Columbus’ comedy “Nine Months,” with Julianne Moore and Robin Williams; Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks” and Michael Apted’s thriller “Extreme Measures,” with Gene Hackman, which he also produced.

Grant previously worked with director Marc Lawrence when he starred with Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy “Two Weeks’ Notice.”  His recent film credits also include “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and its sequel, “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” both with Renee Zellweger; the ensemble comedy hit “Love Actually”; and “American Dreamz.”


DREW BARRYMORE (Sophie Fisher) has been a favorite of film audiences for more than two decades. Behind the camera, she is also enjoying success as a producer under her own Flower Films banner, with such hits as “Never Been Kissed,” “Charile’s Angels” and “50 First Dates.” In addition to producing the films, Barrymore joined Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu to star in both “Charlie’s Angels” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” which, together, grossed more than half a billion dollars worldwide.

She has also earned praise from both critics and audiences for her performances in a wide range of comedies, most recently including the romantic comedies “Fever Pitch,” in which she starred with Jimmy Fallon under the direction of the Farrelly brothers, and “50 First Dates,” opposite Adam Sandler. Barrymore also starred in the dark comedy “Duplex,” opposite Ben Stiller, for director Danny De Vito; George Clooney’s widely acclaimed biographical satire “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” with Sam Rockwell; Penny Marshall’s “Riding in Cars With Boys”; “Never Been Kissed,” which marked Barrymore’s producing debut; “Home Fries,” opposite Luke Wilson; and the smash hit comedy “The Wedding Singer,” opposite Adam Sandler.

Barrymore made her feature film debut at the age of five in the science fiction thriller “Altered States.” However, it was her scene-stealing performance as the precocious Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” that catapulted the young actress to stardom. She went on to star in the thriller “Firestarter” and the comedy “Irreconcilable Differences,” for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other film credits include “Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye”; “Far From Home”; “Poison Ivy”; “Guncrazy,” for which she received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress; “Bad Girls”; Herbert Ross’ “Boys on the Side”; “Mad Love”; “Batman Forever”; Woody Allen’s “Everyone Says I Love You”; and Wes Craven’s horror hit “Scream,” which launched a successful franchise. Barrymore next stars opposite Eric Bana in Curtis Hanson’s “Lucky You,” due out in March 2007.


BRAD GARRETT (Chris Riley) won three Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the hit CBS comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond.”  Starring on the show for nine seasons, Garrett also received two more Emmy nominations and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for his work in the role of Ray’s brother, Robert.  He also shared in a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.  In addition, Garrett earned Emmy and SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his portrayal of the legendary Jackie Gleason in the television biopic “Gleason.” 

Garrett is currently starring in the Fox comedy series “`Til Death.”  His television credits also include HBO’s “Don King: Only in America” and Showtime’s “Club Land.”
           
On the big screen, Garrett recently co-starred in the hit feature comedy “The Pacifier.”  He was earlier seen in such films as “Stuart Little 2”; “George B,” which was a finalist at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival; “Suicide Kings”; and Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown.”
           
With his distinctive voice, Garrett is also one of the busiest voiceover actors in the industry.  He can be heard in the recently released fantasy comedy “Night at the Museum,” and also includes among his long list of film and television credits the hit animated features “Finding Nemo” and “A Bug’s Life.”  He also lent his voice to the upcoming animated films “Ratatouille” and “Underdog.”

Garrett began his career performing a stand-up act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs.  His first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” at age 23 made him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the program.  From that appearance, Garrett’s stand-up career took off, bringing him headline gigs at national venues as well as opening spots for such legends as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis, Jr.

In the fall of 2005, Garrett made his Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” starring with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
 

KRISTEN JOHNSTON (Rhonda) is currently making her West End debut in the John Crowley-directed play, “Love Song,” opposite Cillian Murphy, Neve Campbell and Michael McKean.

Starring as Sally Solomon on the hit television series “3rd Rock from the Sun,” Johnston won two Emmy Awards and received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and American Comedy Award nominations over the course of the series' six-year run. More recently, she had a recurring role on “ER” and a memorable guest starring role on “Sex and the City.”

Johnston made her film debut in the short film “The Debt,” which won a number of awards at international film festivals, including the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Her other film credits include “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Austin Powers: Goldmember,” “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” and the feature film version of “Strangers with Candy.”

Johnston studied theater with the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy. Her theater credits include “Baltimore Waltz,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Aunt Dan and Lemon,” “The Women,” “The Smell of the Kill,” “The Skin of Our Teeth,” “Baby Anger,” “Hot Keys,” and the Lincoln Center production of “The Lights,” for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.


CAMPBELL SCOTT (Sloan Cates) has been recognized for his work as both an actor and a director. He earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his work in the film “Roger Dodger,” which he also executive produced. Stepping behind the camera in 1996, Scott teamed with Stanley Tucci to direct the acclaimed independent film “Big Night,” earning a Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature and winning the New York Film Critics Award for Best New Director.

Scott made his film acting debut in “From Hollywood to Deadwood,” immediately followed by the highly praised drama “Longtime Companion” and Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Sheltering Sky.” His additional credits include Kenneth Branagh’s “Dead Again”; Joel Schumacher’s “Dying Young,” opposite Julia Roberts; Cameron Crowe’s “Singles”; John Schlesinger’s “The Innocent”; Alan Rudolph’s “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle,” for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; David Mamet’s “The Spanish Prisoner”; “The Imposters”; “Hi-Life”; “Other Voices”; “The Secret Lives of Dentists”; “Loverboy”; “Duma”; and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” Scott has also produced and directed “Off the Map” and “Final.”

On television, Scott recently starred in the series “Six Degrees.” He has also starred in such longform projects as “Final Days of Planet Earth,” “The Pilot’s Wife,” “The Tale of Sweeney Todd,” “The Love Letter” and “The Kennedys of Massachusetts,” and directed, produced and starred in the title role of “Hamlet,” for the Odyssey Network.

An accomplished theatre actor, Scott has appeared on Broadway in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, “Ah! Wilderness,” “Hay Fever” and “The Queen and the Rebels.” He has also been seen off-Broadway in “The Last Outpost,” “Copperhead,” “A Man for All Seasons” and “On the Bum.” His extensive stage repertoire also includes “Measure For Measure” at Lincoln Center, and the title role of “Pericles” at the New York Shakespeare Festival, in addition to numerous regional productions.


HALEY BENNETT (Cora Corman) makes her feature film debut in “Music and Lyrics.” In addition, Bennett is in the process of recording her first album, under the direction of producer Chris Contogouris.

Bennett was born in Fort Myers, Florida and grew up in Naples where she studied both music and acting. In 2005, she came to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue her career. Soon after, Bennett landed the role of Cora Corman, beating out dozens of other hopefuls for the part.

 

 

Mike Jones' Highly Anticipated New Album -- "The American Dream" -- Due in April

Best-Selling Houston Rapper's First Single, "Mr. Jones," Out Now

 January 16, 2007 -- Rap superstar Mike Jones will release a new album, titled "The American Dream," in April on Swishahouse/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. Fans of the Houston-born MC have been eagerly awaiting new music ever since Jones took the hip-hop world by storm in 2005 with his double-platinum, chart-topping debut "Who is Mike Jones?"

The album's addictive first single, "Mr. Jones," which was produced by Myke Diesel (Master P., Lil Romeo), features a shuffling synth and drum groove and Jones' confident rap: "You haters hate but they don't really wanna see the steel / Had a million in my bank before Asylum brought the deal / Before I came out they said the streets wouldn't feel / The s**t that I'm spittin', the s**t that's real."

The track will also appear in Jones' feature film debut, also titled "The American Dream," which is scheduled to come out shortly after the album is released. Executive produced by Jones, Warner Bros., and Asylum, the film, which Jones co-directed with Derrick Dixon (2004's "Survival of the Illest"), is loosely based on the rapper's life, depicting his rise from humble beginnings in Houston to hip-hop luminary.

After years of underground success, Jones broke through on a national level thanks to savvy self-promotion and the drowsy smash hit anthem "Still Tippin'," which featured fellow H-Towners Slim Thug and Paul Wall. Jones followed it up with "Back Then," which cracked the Top Ten on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart, scored heavy rotation on BET and MTV, and led to the double-platinum certification of "Who is Mike Jones?" With his gregarious personality, knack for self-promotion (his T-shirts emblazoned with "Who is Mike Jones?" and his actual cell phone number are legend), and guest star turns (Ying Yang Twins' "Badd," T-Pain's "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)"), Jones became one of the first artists to break out of the Houston hip-hop scene in years.

In addition to filming "The American Dream" last fall, Jones also appeared on the Anger Management Tour, was featured on the Fox TV show "Prison Break," and opened a thriving club in the Houston Metro area called Ice Age, which has attracted celebrities such as Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Meagan Good, Chingy, and Tracy McGrady.

 

The Doris Day Collection Volume 2 Available April 10 from Warner Home Video

 Jan. 2, 2007 Doris Day, America's sweetheart of the '40s, '50s and '60s, returns to DVD on April 10 as Warner Home Video releases The Doris Day Collection Volume 2 featuring six more new-to-DVD titles, focusing on Miss Day's golden years at Warner Bros., where her film career began. The collection contains her blockbuster screen debut Romance on the High Seas, as well as such audience favorites as My Dream is Yours, I'll See You in My Dreams, On Moonlight Bay, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, and Lucky Me -- films which contain a treasure chest of musical standards.

All the DVDs have been remastered, with all new digital transfers and entertaining bonus features such as Oscar(R) -nominated cartoons and vintage shorts. The gift set will sell for $59.92 SRP, and each title is also available separately for $19.97 SRP.

Romance on the High Seas

Doris Day plays a little-known singer named Georgia Garrett whose musical career may not be going anywhere, but she is -- on a cruise, sailing under the name Mrs. Elvira Kent while the real Elvira secretly stays home to spy on her presumably philandering hubby.

My Dream is Yours

Radio talent agent Doug Blake (Jack Carson) walks away from his arrogant singing star and scrambles to discover another who will shine even brighter. He finds effervescent songstress Martha Gibson (Ms. Day).

I'll See You in My Dreams

Danny Thomas and Doris Day play famous songwriter Gus Kahn and his devoted wife Grace, in this musical story of Kahn's life from the day he walked into a music publishing house to public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback. The title song, plus "It Had to be You," "Makin' Whoopee" and "Love Me or Leave Me" lead a 23-song cavalcade.

On Moonlight Bay

This comedy is a tuneful, romantic view of Midwestern life featuring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae -- the story of a tomboy who suddenly wants to trade her pants for petticoats to impress the boy next door.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

This is the sequel to the hugely popular On Moonlight Bay. The irresistible pair of young lovers Doris Day and Gordon MacRae return in this remembrance of World War I-era Americana.

Lucky Me

Struggling performer Candy Williams (Day) finds many ways to ward off bad luck. Maybe that's why the most lopsided, unlucky day of her life turns out to be the luckiest.

 

 

Synopses

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
January 12 (expansion)

(Warner Bros. Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Screenplay by Iris Yamashita, Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis, Based on “Picture Letters from Commander in Chief” by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Edited by Tsuyuko Yoshida, Published by Shogakukan-Bunko
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer: Paul Haggis

Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shidou Nakamura

Drama. Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima.  Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island’s soils.  The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them, Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe).  With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi’s unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat.  In an effort to explore an event that continues to resonate with both cultures, Clint Eastwood was haunted by the sense that making only one film, Flags of Our Fathers, would be telling only half the story.  With this unprecedented dual film project, shot back-to-back to be released in sequence, Eastwood seeks to reveal the battle of Iwo Jima – and, by implication, the war in the Pacific – as a clash not only of arms but of cultures.

This film has been rated “R” for “graphic war violence.”

www.iwojimathemovie.com



 




THE GOOD GERMAN
January 19 (expansion)

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Virtual Studios)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon
Producers: Ben Cosgrove, Gregory Jacobs
Executive Producer: Benjamin Waisbren, Frederic W. Brost

Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire            

Dramatic Thriller.  Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon, The Good German takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismer (George Clooney) becomes embroiled with Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), a former lover who is trying to escape her past in the aftermath of the war.  Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get out of Berlin.  Tully (Tobey Maguire), a soldier in the American army motor pool assigned to drive Jake around the city, has black market connections that may be Lena’s way out – or lead them all into even darker territory.

This film has been rated “R” for “language, violence and some sexual content.”

www.thegoodgerman.com



 




MUSIC AND LYRICS
February 14

(Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Marc Lawrence
Writer: Marc Lawrence
Producers: Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer
Executive Producers: Nancy Juvonen, Hal Gaba and Bruce Berman

Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Campbell Scott

Romantic Comedy. Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up 80s pop star who’s been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there’s a problem – Alex hasn’t written a song in years, he’s never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), Alex’s beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears – and the music – if they want to find the love and success they both deserve. The film co-stars Brad Garrett as Alex’s steadfast manager, and Kristen Johnston as Sophie’s sister, Rhonda. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young, pop-princess Cora Corman.

This film has been rated “PG-13” for “some sexual content.”

www.musicandlyrics.com



 




THE ASTRONAUT FARMER
February 23

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: Michael Polish
Writer: Mark Polish & Michael Polish
Producers: Mark Polish, Paula Weinstein, Len Amato, Michael Polish
Executive Producer: J. Geyer Kosinski

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson

Family Adventure. Dismissed from NASA’s space program, former astronaut-in-training Charles Farmer (BILLY BOB THORNTON) pursues his lifelong dream by building his own rocket, in the Polish Brothers’ family film “The Astronaut Farmer.”  On the eve of his launch, Farmer must battle foreclosure on his ranch and a small-town community of disbelievers, while simultaneously drawing heavy scrutiny and surveillance from the FBI, CIA, FAA and the U.S. military, all of which see him as a potential risk to civilian safety and will take the necessary steps to shut down his operation. But he remains determined to reach his goal and instill in his children the courage to pursue their own dreams, no matter the odds.

This film has been rated “PG” for “thematic material, peril and language.”

www.theastronautfarmermovie.com



 




300
March 9

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios)

Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, Based on the Graphic Novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley
Producers: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Jeffrey Silver
Executive Producers: Deborah Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay, Benjamin Waisbren

Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West
Action Drama. Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

This film has been rated “R” for “graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.”

www.300themovie.com



 




LUCKY YOU
March 16

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Curtis Hanson
Writers: Screenplay by Eric Roth & Curtis Hanson, Story by Eric Roth
Producers: Denise Di Novi, Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon
Executive Producer: Bruce Berman

Cast: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing

Drama. In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a blaster—a player who goes all out, all the time. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations.  When Huck sets out to win the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker—and the affections of Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore), a young singer from Bakersfield—there is one significant obstacle in his path: his anger toward his father, L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall), the poker legend who abandoned Huck's mother years ago.  As these two rivals progress toward a final showdown at the poker table, Huck learns that to win in the games of life and poker, he must try to play cards the way he has been living his life and live his life the way he has been playing cards.

This film has been rated “PG-13” by the MPAA for “some language and sexual humor.”

www.luckyyoumovie.com



 




TMNT
March 23

(Warner Bros. Pictures / The Weinstein Company)

Director: Kevin Munroe
Writers: Kevin Munroe
Producers: Thomas K. Gray, Galen Walker and Paul Wang
Executive Producers: Francis Kao, Peter Laird, Gary Richardson and Frederick U. Fierst

CGI Action Adventure. After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Master Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City. Tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters to apparently take over the world. And only one super-ninja fighting team can stop them—those heroes in a half shell—Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael! With the help of old allies April O’Neil and Casey Jones, the Turtles are in for the fight of their lives as they once again must face the mysterious Foot Clan, who have put their own ninja skills behind Winters’ endeavors. Making this new incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles truly cutting-edge, the film will be created entirely with state-of-the-art CG animation, giving them a completely new look for the 21st century.

www.tmnt.com



 




THE REAPING
March 30

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Dark Castle Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Screenplay by Carey W. Hayes & Chad Hayes, Story by Brian Rousso
Producers: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis, Susan Downey, Herbert W. Gains
Executive Producers: Erik Olsen, Steve Richards, Bruce Berman

Cast: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea

Supernatural Thriller. In The Reaping, Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world-renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain her faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community.

www.thereapingmovie.com



 




SPRING BREAKDOWN
April 13

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: Ryan Shiraki
Writers: Screenplay by Ryan Shiraki, Story by Rachel Dratch & Ryan Shiraki
Producers: Larry Kennar, Rick Berg
Executive Producers: Mike Rachmil, Ryan Shiraki, Rachel Dratch

Cast: Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Amber Tamblyn, Seth Meyers, Sophie Monk, Missi Pyle, Jane Lynch

Comedy. Spring Breakdown follows the vacation adventure of Gayle (Amy Poehler), Becky (Parker Posey) and Judi (Rachel Dratch), three thirty-something best friends who’ve always dreamed of being fabulous, but never grew out of being geeks. So when Becky gets the opportunity to unofficially chaperone her boss’ daughter, Ashley (Amber Tamblyn), to the college spring break destination of South Padre Island, the ladies decide to try and turn their tragically un-hip lives around and party with the beer and bikini set. Through keg-stands, hook-ups and foam parties, Becky, Gail, Judi and Ashley are about to discover that it’s better to stand out, than to fit in.




OCEAN’S THIRTEEN
June 8

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Brian Koppelman & David Levien
Producers: Jerry Weintraub
Executive Producers: Susan Ekins, Frederic W. Brost, Gregory Jacobs, Bruce Berman

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould

Action Adventure. In the new sequel to Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve, the cast is reunited with director Steven Soderbergh and producer Jerry Weintraub. Joining the cast for the new adventure are Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin.

www.oceans13.com



 




NANCY DREW
June 15

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Virtual Studios)

Director: Andrew Fleming
Writers: Screenplay by Andrew Fleming and Tiffany Paulsen, Story by Tiffany Paulsen, Based on Characters Created by Carolyn Keene
Producers: Jerry Weintraub
Executive Producers: Susan Ekins, Mark Vahradian, Benjamin Waisbren

Cast: Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tate Donovan

Family Mystery Adventure. Based on characters created by Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew follows Nancy (Emma Roberts) as she accompanies her father, Carson Drew (Tate Donovan), to Los Angeles on one of his business trips and stumbles across evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the mysterious death of a beautiful movie star. Nancy’s resourcefulness and personal responsibility are put to the test when she finds herself in the middle of the fast-living, self-indulgent world of Hollywood.

This film has been rated “PG” by the MPAA for “mild violence, thematic elements and brief language.”

www.nancydrewmovie.com



 




LICENSE TO WED
July 4

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Screenplay by Kim Barker and Tim Rasmussen & Vince DiMeglio, Story by Kim Barker & Wayne Lloyd
Producers: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Nick Osborne, Robert Simonds
Executive Producers: Bradley J. Fischer, David Thwaites, Kim Zubick, Dana Goldberg, Bruce Berman

Cast: Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter

Comedy. License to Wed follows newly engaged Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and his fiancée, Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore), who has always dreamed of getting married in a traditional wedding at her family church. The problem is St. Augustine’s only has one wedding slot available in the next two years, and its charismatic pastor, Reverend Frank (Robin Williams), won’t bless Ben and Sadie’s union until they pass his patented, foolproof marriage-prep course. Through outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and some pious manipulation, Ben and Sadie are about to find out if they really have what it takes to make it to the altar… and live happily ever after.




HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
July 13 - In Theatres and IMAX

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: David Yates
Writers: Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, Based on the Novel by J.K. Rowling
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron
Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Fantasy. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

www.harrypotterorderofthephoenix.com



 




NO RESERVATIONS
July 27

(Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Scott Hicks
Writers: Screenplay by Carol Fuchs, Based on the original screenplay entitled "Mostly Martha" by Sandra Nettelbeck
Producers: Kerry Heysen, Sergio Aguero
Executive Producers: Susan Cartsonis, Hal Gaba, Bruce Berman

Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Romantic Drama. Master chef Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery—with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate’s perfectionist nature is put to the test when she “inherits” her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin), while contending with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) couldn’t be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick.




THE INVASION
August 17

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Writers: Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney Producers: Joel Silver
Executive Producers: Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Susan Downey, Steve Richards, Ronald G. Smith, Bruce Berman

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam

Sci-fi Action Thriller. The Invasion tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) discovers the epidemic’s origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion.




ONE MISSED CALL
August 24

(Alcon)

Director: Eric Valette
Writer:  Screenplay by Andrew Klavan, Based on a Story by Miwako Daira and Yasushi Akimoto
Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Scott Kroopf, Jennie Lew
Tugend, Lauren C. Weissman 
Executive Producers:  Timothy M. Bourne, Shinya Egawa, Martin Schuermann, Josef Lautenschlager, Andreas Thiesmeyer

Cast:     Ed Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe, Margaret Cho

Supernatural Thriller. What will it sound like when you die? In “One Missed Call,” a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments. Though the messages can be deleted, their number is up. Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages—actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusional—except for Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns) whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth’s friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth’s cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout says One Missed Call…




MICHAEL CLAYTON
September 14

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Producers: Sydney Pollack, Steve Samuels, Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent
Executive Producers: Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Jim Holt, Anthony Minghella

Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack

Drama. Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house “fixer” at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work at the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton’s firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach’s brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

This film has been rated “R” by the MPAA for “language including some sexual dialogue.”




THE BRAVE ONE
September 28

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Screenplay by Cynthia Mort and Neil Jordan, story by Roderick Taylor & Bruce A. Taylor
Producers: Joel Silver, Susan Downey
Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Dana Goldberg, Bruce Berman

Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen

Psychological Thriller. New York radio host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public’s attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective (Terrence Howard) hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.

www.thebraveone.com



 




TRICK ‘R TREAT
October 5

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures)

Director: Michael Dougherty
Writer: Michael Dougherty
Producers: Bryan Singer
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Bill Fay, Alex Garcia, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris

Cast: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb

Horror thriller. It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem…the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety—human and otherwise—try to survive the scariest night of the year.




FRED CLAUS
November 9

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: David Dobkin
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Producers: Joel Silver, David Dobkin, Jessie Nelson
Executive Producers: Paul Hitchcock

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey

Comedy. Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has lived almost his entire life in his little brother’s very large shadow. Fred tried, but he could never live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas (Paul Giamatti), who was just a perfect…well…Saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a repo man who then steals what he repossesses. Now Fred’s dirty dealings have landed him in jail. Over Mrs. Claus’s objections, Nicholas agrees to bail his big brother out on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and work off his debt making toys. The trouble is that Fred isn’t exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, this one bad seed could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year. Has Fred finally pushed his little brother to the brink? This time, what Fred may have stolen is Christmas itself, and it is going to take more than Rudolph to set things right.

www.fredclaus.net



 




I AM LEGEND
December 14

(Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer: Screenplay by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Richard Matheson
Producers: Akiva Goldsman, James Lassiter, Erwin Stoff, David Heyman, Neil Moritz
Executive Producers: Michael Tadross, Hal Gaba, Bruce Berman

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Charlie Tahan

Sci-fi Action Adventure. Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable…and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City…and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by “the Infected”—victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville’s every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.


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