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Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Unknowns Anna Popplewell, from left, Skandar Keynes and William Moseley star in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," opening Dec. 9.

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Daniel Radcliffe, right, tells Brendan Gleeson about how he sprained his wrist waving a wand in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," opening Nov. 18

Nathan Lane, from left, laughs it up with Uma Thurman and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers," due Christmas Day.

Antonio Banderas swashbuckles it up in "The Legend of Zorro," opening Oct. 28.
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Oscar-winner Charlize Theron stars as a sexually harassed worker in "North Country," opening Friday.

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"Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story" (PG) -- Box office phenom Dakota Fanning stars as a little girl who believes an injured race horse will run again. With Kurt Russell and Kris Kristofferson.

"North Country" (R) -- Charlize Theron stars as a woman who decides to go to court to fight sexual harassment at a Minnesota mining site.

"Doom" (R) -- The Rock shoots, stomps, slashes and squashes all manner of monster in this video game adaptation.

"Stay" (R) -- Marc Foster ("Monster's Ball" and "Finding Neverland") directs Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in this psychological thriller about a man planning his own suicide.

Oct. 28

"The Squid and the Whale" (R) -- Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney play New Yorkers going through a divorce and messing up their kids in the process in this critically lauded film.

"Capote" (R) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the eccentric author at the time he's writing his masterwork "In Cold Blood" and interacting with his primary characters, two murderers.

"Prime" (PG-13) -- Psychiatrist mom Meryl Streep discovers her late-30s patient (Uma Thurman) is dating a much younger man -- Streep's son.

"Saw II" (R) -- The Jigsaw Killer is back to maim and murder and clean up at the box office.

"Three ... Extremes" (R) -- Three Asian directors offer separate horror stories.

"The Legend of Zorro" (PG-13) -- Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones return for more swashbuckling in this sequel.

"The Weatherman" (R) -- Nicolas Cage plays a weatherman whose career is going up while his personal life is going down.

"The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" (PG-13) -- Julianne Moore stars as a '50s-'60s housewife who provides for her family by winning ad jingle competitions.

"G" (R ) -- A hip-hop interpretation of "The Great Gatsby." Really. Next up, a hip-hop interpretation of "Catcher in the Rye." Not really. We think.

Nov. 4

"Chicken Little" (G) -- Zach Braff voices the central character in Disney's first serious run at computer animation.

"Jarhead" (R) -- Jake Gyllenhaal has serious Oscar buzz going for this film about marines in the Gulf War. It also stars Jamie Foxx.

"Shopgirl" (R) -- Sophisticated older guy Steve Martin woos shop girl Claire Danes in this adaptation of Martin's novella.

"Where the Truth Lies" (NC-17) -- Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth and Alison Lohman star in this sex-drenched story of an entertainment duo that splits up after a dead woman is found in their bathtub. That will dampen a career.

"Nine Lives" (R) -- A bundle of actresses -- Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, Dakota Fanning, Mary Kay Place, etc. -- work through varied storyline strands in this piece from director Rodrigo García.

Nov. 9

"Get Rich or Die Tryin' " (R) -- 50 Cent plays -- here's a stretch -- a drug dealer who wants to be a rapper. Directed by -- and here's a real stretch -- Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot," "In America").

Nov. 11

"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (R) -- Robert Downey Jr. is a lowlife pretending to be an actor; Val Kilmer is a gay detective. Both get mixed up in a wild series of murders. Written and directed by Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon").

"Zathura" (PG) -- Shades of "Jumanji." Youngsters play a board game that strands them in outer space, based on the book by Michigan native Chris Van Allsburg ("The Polar Express").

"Paradise Now" (PG-13) -- The last day in the life of two Palestinian friends who've been chosen as suicide bombers.

"Derailed" (R) -- Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston are married business execs having an affair when a blackmailer shows up.

"Loggerheads" (NR) -- Three stories of broken families in North Carolina.

"Pride and Prejudice" (PG) -- Keira Knightley stars in the Jane Austen classic about a woman who falls for a guy she initially despises.

Nov. 18

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) -- Also known as "Harry Potter Makes Gobs of Money." This time out, Harry is thrown into a wizard competition.

"Walk the Line" (PG-13) -- Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash, Reese Witherspoon plays June Carter Cash in this story of their fiery romance.

"Wolf Creek" (R) -- Ugly things happen to young people in the Australian Outback.

"Bee Season" (PG-13) -- An unexpected win in a spelling bee opens up the world of Jewish mysticism to a young girl. Stars Richard Gere (no, he's not the young girl, that's Flora Cross) and Juliette Binoche.

"The Dying Gaul" (R) -- Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard and Patricia Clarkson star in this story of a young writer corrupted by Hollywood.

Nov. 23

"Just Friends" (n/a) -- Ryan Reynolds plays a womanizer who meets up with the girl (Amy Smart) who broke his heart in high school.

"Yours, Mine and Ours" (n/a) -- It's "Cheaper by the Dozen" and a Half "Brady Bunch" when single parents Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo, with nine kids each, decide to wed.

"Rent" (PG-13) -- Scrappy youngsters battle landlords and disease in the Broadway adaptation featuring most of the not-really-so-young-anymore original cast.

"The Ice Harvest" (R) -- A strip club owner, a sleazy lawyer and gangster steal money from a wealthy politician. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, John Cusack and Randy Quaid. I am so there.

"Ushpizan" (PG) -- A light look at the lives of ultra-orthodox Jews living in Israel today.

"In the Mix" (PG-13) -- Usher plays a deejay who saves a mobster's life and then gets the job of protecting his daughter.

Nov. 25

"Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic" (NR) -- The outrageous comic rants on about sex, politics, race and more.

Dec. 2

"First Descent" (n/a) -- It's a snowboarding documentary (dude) with five of the world's best maneuvering the mountains of Alaska.

"Aeon Flux" (n/a) -- Charlize Theron stars in this sci-fi thriller as an underground warrior battling a stifling government.

Dec. 9

"Syriana" (R) -- George Clooney, Matt Damon and Amanda Peet star in this film about CIA trickery in the Middle East, directed by "Traffic" author Stephen Gaghan.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (n/a) -- Three kids fall into a fantasy world where they battle evil in this adaptation of the children's classic. Way cool look alert: Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch.

Dec. 14

"King Kong" (n/a) -- Something about a monkey.

Dec. 16

"Brokeback Mountain" (R) -- Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger play a couple of cowboy lovers who have to keep things on the major hush over the years.

"All the King's Men" (n/a) -- Here's a cast: Sean Penn, Patricia Clarkson, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo all star in this remake of the political classic.

"The Family Stone" (PG-13) -- Sarah Jessica Parker meets her fiancé's wacky family, which includes Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Craig T. Nelson and Diane Keaton.

Dec. 21

"Cheaper by the Dozen 2" (n/a) -- Does that mean there's 24 kids this time? Steve Martin and company go on a wacky lake vacation.

"Fun with Dick and Jane" (n/a) -- Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni star in this remake about a struggling couple who turn to crime to help pay the bills.

Dec. 23

"Munich" (n/a) -- Eric Bana tracks down Palestinian terrorists who killed Israeli Olympic athletes in this true story from Steven Spielberg.

"Memoirs of a Geisha" (n/a) -- A Japanese child is sent to work as a maid in a geisha house and becomes a legendary geisha herself. Starring Ziyi Zhang and directed by Rob ("Chicago") Marshall.

"The Ringer" (PG-13) -- Johnny Knoxville attempts to rig the Special Olympics by pretending to be intellectually challenged. Yes, that's really what it's about.

"Hoodwinked: The True Story of Red Riding Hood" (n/a) -- An updated telling of the classic tale featuring the voices of Andy Dick, Sally Struthers and Patrick Warburton.

"Hard Candy" (R) -- A grown man tries to seduce a teen through the Internet, but things don't go as planned.

Dec. 25

"The Producers" (n/a) -- The movie based on the musical that was based on the movie about a down-and-out producer who cooks up a crazy play with his accountant. Starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Will Ferrell and Uma Thurman.

"Rumor Has It" (n/a) -- Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who hears her family was the inspiration for "The Graduate."

"Casanova" (R) -- Heath Ledger plays the legendary lover who encounters frustration with a Venetian beauty (Sienna Miller) who refuses him.

"Match Point" (R) -- Woody Allen directs Scarlett Johansson and Emily Mortimer in this story of a tennis instructor (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) who gets involved with an upper-crust British family.


Jonah Bobo, from left, Kristen Stewart, Detroit's own Dax Shepard and Josh Hutcherson star in "Zathura," due Nov 11.

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