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March 2005
Spring Preview 2005

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SIN CITY
First Look: Sin City
Release Date: April 1, 2005
Distributor: Dimension Films
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Maria Bello, Kate Bosworth, Steve Buscemi, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton, Christopher Walken, Elijah Wood, Rick Gomez, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Jason Douglas, Nick Stahl, Makenzie Vega, Katherine Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Michael Clarke Duncan.

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BEAUTY SHOP
Release Date: April 1, 2005
Distributor: MGM Pictures
Director: Bille Woodruff
Cast: Queen Latifah, Djimon Hounsou, Alfre Woodard, Lil' JJ, Kevin Bacon, Andie MacDowell, Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, Bryce Wilson, Wilmer Valderrama, Golden Brooks, Sherri Shepherd

Synopsis:
Gina Norris (Queen Latifah) is a long way from the Barbershop - she's moved from Chicago to Atlanta so her gifted daughter can attend a prestigious music school and made a name for herself at a posh salon with her cutting-edge hairstyles. But when her egotistical boss (Bacon) takes credit for her work, she leaves the salon, shampoo girl (Silverstone) in tow, to open a shop of her own. Gina buys a rundown salon and inherits a motley group of headstrong stylists (including Woodard), a colorful clientele (including Suvari and MacDowell), and a sexy piano-playing electrician (Hounsou). It's a rocky road to fulfilling her dreams, but you can't keep a good woman down.

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UNLEASHED
Release Date: April 8, 2005
Distributor: Focus Features
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Scott Adkins, & Andy Beckwith

Synopsis:
This is the story of Danny(Li), a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human education, with the mind and personality of a young child, with only one lesson learned: how to fight. Treated like a dog by his owner/boss, Bart(Hoskins) which includes having to wear a collar, Danny has been raised to be a lethal fighting machine who fights in illegal gladiator-style fight clubs, where he earns lots of money for Bart as the undisputed champion. After a car accident that lands Bart in a coma, however, Danny meets a kind elderly blind piano tuner(Freeman) on the run because he knows secrets some bad guys don't want known, who uses music to teach Danny some things about the world and about being human...

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REBOUND
Release Date: April 15
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Steve Carr
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz, and Megan Mullally

Synopsis:
Old school meets middle school in this feel-good family comedy starring Martin Lawrence (“Big Momma’s House”) as the ultimate “fish out of water.” Lawrence plays a high-strung college basketball coach who must redeem himself following a public meltdown, by leading a junior high school team.

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SAHARA

Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz, Lambert Wilson, Glynn Turman with Delroy Lindo and William H. Macy

Synopsis:
Master explorer Dirk Pitt® (Matthew McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what locals call the “Ship of Death,” a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Steve Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz), when they realize the ship may be linked to mysterious deaths in the very same area.

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THE INTERPRETER

Release Date: April 22, 2005
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Directors: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

Synopsis:
Directed by Oscar® winner Sydney Pollack, whose classic thrillers Three Days of the Condor, Absence of Malice and The Firm have set the standard for the genre, The Interpreter stars Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn in a suspenseful thriller of international intrigue set inside the political corridors of the United Nations and on the streets of New York. Kidman stars as African-born U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome, who inadvertently overhears a death threat against an African head of state scheduled to address the United Nation's General Assembly. Realizing she's become a target of the assassins as well, Silvia's desperate to thwart the plot...if only she can survive long enough to get someone to believe her. Sean Penn is Tobin Keller, the federal agent charged with protecting the interpreter, who nonetheless suspects she may not be telling the whole truth. Silvia and Tobin, by nature, see life from different points of view: one, a U.N. interpreter, believes in the power and sanctity of words; the other, a Secret Service agent, believes in reading people based on their behavior, no matter what is said. In the right hallway, at the right time, all it takes is a whisper to tip the balance of power.

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KING’S RANSOM

Release Date: April 22, 2005
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall, Leila Arcieri, Jay Mohr, Donald Adeosun Faison, & Nicole Parker

Synopsis:
Anthony Anderson stars as Malcolm King, a wealthy and arrogant businessman whose ex-wife to be has plans to take him for everything he’s worth in their divorce settlement. Determined to avoid losing his fortune to her, Malcolm plans his own kidnapping with the help of his dim-witted mistress and her ex-con brother. Unfortunately for Malcolm, he is not the only one with a kidnapping plot. King’s Ransom is directed by Jeff Byrd and scheduled for a 2005 release.

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XXX: STATE OF THE UNION

Release Date: April 29, 2005
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Nona Gaye, & Peter Strauss

Synopsis:
Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. Gibbons and his new agent (Ice Cube), also code-named "XXX" must track a dangerous military splinter group led by Willem Dafoe that is conspiring to overthrow the U.S. Government in the nation's capital.

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MONSTER IN-LAW

Release Date: May 6, 2005
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: Robert Luketic
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Monet Mazur, & Adam Scott

Synopsis:
Unlucky in love, beautiful Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) has finally met the man of her dreams, Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). There's just one problem - his mother! Overbearing and controlling, not to mention volatile, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda) has recently been canned from her job as a star news anchor. Fearing she will lose her son's affections as she has her career, Viola decides to break up the happy couple by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. Helping her with her crazy schemes is Viola's long-time assistant, Ruby (Wanda Sykes). The gloves come off when Charlie finally decides to fight back and it looks like Viola has finally met her match. Scheduled for a mid-summer 2005 release, Monster-in-Law is directed by Legally Blonde's Robert Luketic and marks Fonda's return to the big screen after a 14-year absence.

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CRASH
Release Date: May 13, 2005
Distributor: Lions Gate Films
Director: Susan Stroman
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Matt Dillion, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Dashon Howard, William Fichtner, Ludacris, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Tony Danza, Keith David, Loretta Devine, Nona Gaye,
Synopsis:
A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An African-American television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple... They all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36 hours, they will all collide...

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STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH

Release: May 19
Written and directed by: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew

After three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi to bring General Grievous, the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Republic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker, he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side.

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