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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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Warner Bros

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
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Universal

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

"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.

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

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