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CURRENT FILMS

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.

SEE NO EVILSEE NO EVIL
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.

Over the HedgeOVER THE HEDGE
Director: Tim Johnson Karey Kirkpatrick.
Voices: 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.

GOAL!It surprised me with its candor
GOAL!

Goal! surprised me with its candor about the nature of life and success. Three primary themes of the film explore traditionally “un-American” truths...
Review by Melinda Ledman

PoseidonPOSEIDON
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.

JUST MY LUCKJUST MY LUCK
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!
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.

Between the years 1818-1820, the Bell Family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an unknown presence that haunted the family and eventually ended up causing the death of one its members.

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 ...

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...

HootNot Just Feathers!
HOOT

The message, plain and simple, is that everyone, no matter what size or age or species, has the right to have a place on this earth. Everyone and everything in all creation has a purpose and is important to the good of the whole...
Review by KATHY BLEDSOE

HootHoot is a Hoot!
HOOT

Many of us are protective of our families and friends, believing that controlling our immediate environment is all that matters in this world. But there is a big beautiful world out there that needs protection...
Review by MICHAEL SMITH

AKEELAH AND THE BEEIt's about competing, competing well, and competing fairly.
AKEELAH AND THE BEE

Keke Plamer is stunningly captivating as a nearly invisible inner-city middle-schooler named Akeelah.
Review by GREG WRIGHT

R.V.Fun! Fun! Fun!
R.V.

The fun begins when Bob tries to fool his family into an RV trip to Colorado instead of a planned dream trip to Hawaii. He can't bring himself to tell his family the real reason the Hawaii trip is cancelled.
Review by MICHAEL SMITH

HARD CANDYAn Interview with Ellen Page and Brian Nelson
HARD CANDY FEATURE

A well-developed story is crucial when you write a screenplay, as screen time is limited. The scope of the story is correspondingly limited...
Feature Article by MICHAEL SMITH

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Video review by DAVID BRUCE

After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
Video review by DAVID BRUCE

AKEELAH AND THE BEEAKEELAH AND THE BEE

An inspirational drama, AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the story of Akeelah Anderson, a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words.
Video review by DAVID BRUCE

Bob McNeive (Williams) and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a roadtrip to the Colorado Rockies, where they encounter a bizarre community of campers.
Video review by DAVID BRUCE

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Video review by DAVID BRUCE

Kristin Chenoweth openly shared that she is a person of faith. She also agreed that for this reason it is very, very hard to work in this industry. She says, “The minute you say, ‘I am a Christian’ or ‘I have faith’, people are like ‘Ooh!’ scared.”

RVRV
RV is an illustration of what many have become.

We have become so focused on the possessions that we forget about the things that are really important. We have forgotten about the relations between a man and a wife...
--Spiritual Connections by MIKE FURCHES

Sometimes I go to movies just to have fun, not expecting much other than hoping that I have a good time. When I am really having a lucky day, not only will I enjoy the movie I am going to see for fun, but, I’ll also be surprised by having a good time....
Review by MIKE FURCHES

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AKEELAH AND THE BEEAKEELAH AND THE BEE
Director: Doug Atchison. Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer. An inspirational drama, AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the story of Akeelah Anderson, a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words.
AMERICAN DREAMZ
Director: Paul Weitz. Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore. A satire of national identity, based around the wildly popular television singing contest called "American Dreamz."
An American HauntingAN AMERICAN HAUNTING
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
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.
ATLATL
Director: Chris Robinson. Stars: T.I., Lauren London. As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Jellybeans.
BASIC INSTINCT 2BASIC INSTINCT 2
Director: Michael Caton-Jones. Stars: Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis. Novelist Catherine Tramell (Stone) is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Glass (Morrissey) to evaluate her. Though, like others before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
THE BENCHWARMERSTHE BENCHWARMERS
Director: Dennis Dugan. Stars: David Spade, Jon Heder, Rob Schneider
In an attempt to right things from their respective childhoods, Ritchie (Spade), Clark (Heder), and Gus (Schneider) form a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
THE DA VINCI CODETHE DA VINCI CODE
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.
GOAL!GOAL!
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.
HootHOOT
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.
ICE AGE 2: The MeltdownICE AGE 2: The Meltdown
Director: Carlos Saldanha. Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. With the Ice Age at its end, Diego (Leary), Manfred (Romano), and Sid (Leguizamo) are worried that the melting ice will destroy their valley. Their take it upon themselves to unite and warn everyone about the situation.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTHAN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Director: Davis Guggenheim.
A documentary on Al Gore's crusade to raise awareness on the issue of global warming.
INSIDE MANINSIDE MAN
Director: Spike Lee. Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. A bank robber (Owen) playing cat-and-mouse with a cop (Washington) loses control over his planned heist, resulting in a stand-off involving a hostage.
JUST MY LUCKJUST MY LUCK
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.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY: Health InspectorLARRY THE CABLE GUY: Health Inspector
Director: Trent Cooper. Stars: Larry The Cable Guy
A misfit health inspector (Larry the Cable Guy) goes undercover to get to the bottom of a series of food poisoning incidents at his city's top restaurants.
LUCKY NUMBER SLEVINLUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN
Director: Paul McGuigan. Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman. A case of mistaken identity lands a man (Hartnett) in the middle of a murder being plotted by one of New York City's biggest crime bosses (Kingsley).
Mission: Impossible IIIMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III
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.
MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONTMRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT
This simple yet compelling human drama focuses on an enchanting friendship between friends with ages differing by half a century. I think what made me really cry is the thought that this film may be more of a fantasy than The Lord of the Rings.
The Notorious Bettie PageTHE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE [limited]
Director: Mary Harron. Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor
Bettie Page (Mol) explodes in the 1950s as the world's sexiest pin-up girl; her status as a sex icon (and still-legendary bondage photos) eventually makes her the target of a Senate investigation.
PHAT GIRLZPHAT GIRLZ
Stars: Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, Kendra C. Johnson. An aspiring plus size fashion designer (Mo'Nique) struggles to find love and acceptance.
PoseidonPOSEIDON
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.
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.
RVR.V.
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld. Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth. Bob McNeive (Williams) and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a roadtrip to the Colorado Rockies, where they encounter a bizarre community of campers.
Scary Movie 4SCARY MOVIE 4
Director: David W. Zucker David Zucker. Stars: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Andre Benjamin. The fourth installment of the comedy series spoofing horror movies, and boy does it have plenty of bad horror movies to spoof!ourth installment of the comedy series spoofing horror movies, and boy does it have plenty of bad horror movies to spoof!
SEE NO EVILSEE NO EVIL
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.
THE SENTINELTHE SENTINEL
Director: Clark Johnson. Stars: Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland. A disgraced special agent (Douglas) works to foil a plot to assassinate the U.S.
SILENT HILLS SILENT HILL
The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers.
SLITHERSLITHER
Director: James Gunn. Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. A small town is taken over by an alien plague that tranforms residents into zombies and mutants. One townie (Rooker) turns particularly violent, and it's up to his ex-wife (Banks) and the local sheriff (Fillion) to stop him.
STICK IT STICK IT
Director: Jessica Bendinger. Stars: Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges, Vanessa Lengies. After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
SomersaultSOMERSAULT [limited]
Director: Cate Shortland. Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran. Life-altering challenges continue to present themselves for Heidi (Cornish) after she's kicked out of the house for sleeping with her mother's boyfriend.
STAY ALIVESTAY ALIVE
Director: William Brent Bell. Stars: Frankie Muniz, Samaire Armstrong, Jon Foster. While hooked on an online video game, a group of teens notice that once their characters die ... they die.
TAKE THE LEADTAKE THE LEAD
Director: Liz Friedlander. Stars: Antonio Banderas. A former professional dancer (Banderas) volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance.

THANK YOU FOR SMOKINGTHANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Nick Naylor is a tobacco industry lobbyist, he appears on TV shows to say how nice the people are who manufacture these deadly products. He testifies before Congress that science is inconclusive about the health dangers of smoking. He doesn’t lie about much of anything. He misdirects and confuses. He's good looking, smooth talking and slicker than silk pajamas on a snake.

Flight 93UNITED 93
Director: Paul Greengrass. Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas . A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
V FOR VENDETTAV FOR VENDETTA
Director: James McTeigue. Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves. A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" (Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing Evey Hammond (Portman) from the secret police, he finds a frightened woman he can mold into his ally.
The WildTHE WILD
Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams. Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard, Joseph Siravo . A teenage lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.
X-MEN 3X-MEN 3
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.
SEMI-CURRENT
CURIOUS GEORGECURIOUS GEORGE
Director: Matthew O'Callaghan. Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy. While in Africa, a man (Ferrell) who wears a curious yellow hat accidentally adopts a mischievous chimpanzee named George. With a new life in America, George's adventurous nature takes control, and he heads out into is new world.
FINAL DESTINATION 3FINAL DESTINATION 3
Available on DVD July 25, 2006
Director: James Wong. Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman
A high school student (Winstead) has a premonition of a disaster at her local amusement park. After the accident claims the lives of some of her friends, she and her schoolmate (Merriman) plot to save the survivors from death.
MANDERLAYMANDERLAY
Come prepared to be offended in Who will be offended? White or black, liberal or conservative, von Trier has you in his sight. —Review by DARREL MANSON. Complete downloadable Powerpoint Presentation review with 7 film clips from the film
THE MATADORTHE MATADOR
Available on July 4, 2006
A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.
THE SHAGGY DOG
Available on DVD August 1, 2006
Director: Brian Robbins. Stars: Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Craig Kilborn
Dave Douglas (Allen) tries to live a normal life, despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.
SHE'S THE MANSHE'S THE MAN
Available on DVD July 18, 2006
Director: Andy Fickman. Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum. When Viola (Bynes) learns that her school has cut her soccer team from the sports program, she heads over to her twin brother's boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her teammates. Further romantic complications arise when the school beauty falls for Viola.
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