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MAY 2006
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MAY 5th

Abrams and Cruise turn the spy thriller on its ear as they hark back to the best aspects of the original TV series that inspired the films – a well-connected team of agents centered around a bold and heroic leader, the most exciting action stunts imaginable, and elaborate twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. “M:i:III” is the action movie audiences have been waiting for

Director: Wil Shriner. Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson. A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Director: Courtney Solomon. Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood. For three years, a spirit torments the Bell family, until it claims one of their lives.
Art School ConfidentialART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (2006)
Director: Terry Zwigoff. Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich. Convinced that art school will put him on the path to fame, Jerome (Minghella) must come to terms with his barely-there talent, and the fact that the girl of his dreams has fallen in love with another student. Then, strangely, he's arrested as a suspected murderer, only to discover that crime might actually pay.

MAY 12th

Director: Shinji Aramaki Wolfgang Petersen. Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum . After a tidal wave causes a luxury ocean liner to capsize, a handful of survivors endeavor to find a way to the water's surface.

Director: Donald Petrie. Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine. Sexy Manhattanite Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man (Chris Pine), however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

GOAL!GOAL! [limited]
Director: Danny Cannon. Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel. An incredible sequence of events finds Santiago (Becker), a Los Angeleno with a lifelong dream to play professional soccer, granted a tryout with Newcastle United.

MAY 19th

Director: Ron Howard. Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno
An academic (Hanks) and a cryptographer (Tautou) unravel a murder that occurred in the Louvre. Clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci lead them to a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years.

Over the HedgeOVER THE HEDGE
Director: Tim Johnson Karey Kirkpatrick. Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder. A mischievous racoon and his sensitive best-buddy turtle along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia.

Director: Gregory Dark. Stars: Glen Jacobs. Sentenced to community service, a group of teens are dispatched to fix up a ramshackle hotel. Little do they know the hotel is home to a manical killer who looks to murder them one by one.

MAY 26th

Director: Brett Ratner. Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry. The X-Men, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, must face their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet.

Director: Davis Guggenheim. Stars: Al Gore
A documentary on Al Gore's crusade to raise awareness on the issue of global warming.

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JUNE 2006
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JUNE 2nd

The Break UpThe Break Up
Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn
After Brooke (Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary (Vaughn), neither person is willing to move out of the condo they share. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants (and a few total strangers), they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises -- until they both realize they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.

Harsh Times
Director: David Ayer
Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria
When he's turned down for a job with the LAPD, Gulf War vet Jim Davis (Bale) recruits his childhood pal (Rodriguez) for a joyride through the city. The two old friends drink, get high, and court danger as they plan their futures together -- until Jim's delusions reshape each man's fate.

Director: Victor Salva
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart
Collegiate gymnast Dan Millman (Mechlowicz) strikes up a friendship with Socrates (Nolte), an older man who becomes the athlete's mentor and opens his mind to a new way of living and thinking.

JUNE 6th

Director: John Moore
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles
An American government official (Schreiber) and his wife (Stiles) come to realize that their adopted son may just be the devil - literally.

JUNE 9th

Director: John Lasseter
Stars: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Cheech Marin
En route to a big race, a hot-shot stock-car known as Lightning McQueen (Wilson) gets waylaid in the town of Radiator Springs. During his idle time, McQueen befriends some locals who help him begin to realize that there might be more important things in life than fame and fortune.

The King [limited]
Director: James Marsh
Stars: Gael García Bernal, William Hurt, Laura Harring
A troubled man (Bernal), recently discharged from the Navy, returns to his hometown to reunite with his father (Hurt), who abandoned in childhood. When he's spurned a second time, the act of cruelty sets in motion events from which neither of the men may ever recover.

JUNE 16th

Nacho Libre
Director: Jared Hess
Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Efren Ramirez
In order to save an orphanage from closure, a priest (Black) dons a mask and tights and moonlights as a luchador.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nikki Griffin
To avoid a jail sentence, a young street racer (Black) heads to Japan to live with his uncle. Getting involved in the world of drift racing, he finds himself quickly in debt, and the only way to repay is to enter the Tokyo underworld.

The Lake House
Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock
A lonely doctor (Bullock) begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect (Reeves) through a mysterious postbox.

The Heart of the Game [6/14 -- limited]
Director: Ward Serrill
Stars: Darnellia Russell, Bill Resler
A documentary on the Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, their maverick coach, and a player who faces a life-changing situation.

Wordplay [LA/NY]
Director: Patrick Creadon
Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart
An in-depth look at New York Times/NPR puzzle-master editor Will Shortz, as well as the goings-on at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

JUNE 23rd

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
Workaholic architect Michael Newman (Sandler) comes to own a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. But complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Waist Deep
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate
An ex-con (Tyrese) risks his life and freedom after his son is kidnapped in a carjacking.

Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties
Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jon Arbuckle (Meyer) travels to the United Kingdom, and he brings his cat, Garfield (voiced by Murray), along for the trip. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle, but his reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis (Connolly), who has designs on the estate.

JUNE 30th

Superman Returns
Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth
After a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel returns to Metropolis, only to find Lex Luthor is back to his old tricks -- and Lois Lane may have moved on.

The Devil Wears Prada
Director: David Frankel
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier
A young woman (Hathaway) scores a coveted job working for Miranda Priestly (Streep), one of New York City's biggest magazine editors, and also one of its most notorious bosses.

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JULY 2006
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JULY 7th

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
When Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds out he owes a blood debt to ghostly Davey Jones (of locker fame), he desperately searches for a way to pay it off, or else face eternal damnation in the afternoon. And he's not above interrupting the wedding plans of Will Turner (Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Knightley) to do it.

A Scanner Darkly
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.
Undercover cop Fred (Keanu Reeves) is one of many agents hooked on the popular drug Substance D, which causes its users to develop split personalities. Fred, for instance, is also Bob, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, Fred sets up an elaborate scheme to catch Bob and tear down his operation.

Little Man [7/5]
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
A wannabe dad (Shawn Wayans) mistakes a short, baby-faced criminal (Marlon Wayans) on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Strangers with Candy [limited]
Director: Paul Dinello
Stars: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello
Fresh from prison, 47-year-old Jerri Blank (Sedaris), moves back in with her comatose father (Hedaya), his new wife (Rush), and her son (Cross). A self-admitted "boozer, user, and loser," Jerri re-enrolls as a freshman at Flat Point High School, where she'll have to use his street smarts to make alliances, get out of tricky situations, and ultimately help a team of students win the state science fair.

JULY 14th

You, Me and Dupree
Director: Anthony Russo Joe Russo
Stars: Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon
A recently married couple's wedded bliss is tested when their best man (Wilson) moves in with them for an undefined period of time.

Director: Jim Sonzero
Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Ian Somerhalder
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Karl Urban
A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savoir in a fight against the Norsemen.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man [limited]
Director: Lian Lunson
Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright
A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by some of the musicians he has influenced.

JULY 21st

Lady in the Water
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep (Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains.

Monster House
Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke
Three young kids discover that one of the houses in their neighborhood really a living, breathing, scary monster.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson
When Matt (Wilson) dumps his girlfriend Jenny (Thurman) for being too needy, she uses her superpowers to make his life miserable.

JULY 28th

Miami Vice
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong
Vice detectives James Crockett (Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Foxx) take on the Florida drug world.

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover
When Farmer Beady goes away, it's time for the animals to talk and sing and dance. But when elder statesman Ben the Cow (Elliott) asks who will step up and protect their secrets, all eyes turn to his son, Otis (James), a carefree type who's more interested in pursuing Daisy (Cox), the cow of his dreams, than being responsible.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello
Young Katie (Loman) claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father (McGraw) that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

I Could Never Be Your Woman
Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan
Rosie (Pfeiffer) falls for the much-younger Adam (Rudd) while her daughter (Ronan) experiences love for the very first time. Mother Nature (Ullman), meanwhile, decides to meddles with both of their fates.

John Tucker Must Die
Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Three exes of serial boyfriend John Tucker (Metcalfe) hatch a plot to get their former lover to fall for the new girl in town (Snow) -- so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Little Miss Sunshine [limited]
Director: Jonathan Dayton Valerie Faris
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
A dysfunctional family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a trip from New Mexico to California in their VW bus.

Brothers of the Head [limited]
Director: Keith Fulton Louis Pepe
Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway
In the 1970s, a music promoter plucks conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish proto-punk rock act.

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