Spring Movies


My life isn't written very well.
The films listed below will be released in America during the month given.


Dreamcatcher: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane. Director Lawrence Kasdan.
This film is set during a hunting trip in the Maine woods where four pals had an alien encounter years earlier and where their about to have another.

Tears of the Sun: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci
From the director of Training Day(Antoine Fuqua), this movie is about Navy SEALs dropped into the Nigerian jungle for a search-and rescue mission.

The Hunted: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Torro
William Friedkin directs this movie of a retired special-ops killing instructor brought in to track down a soldier gone psycho.

Head of State: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac
The star directs this satire in which he plays a D.C. alderman drafted into running for president.


Bulletproof Monk: Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott. Director: Paul Hunter.
A Matix/Crouching Tiger rip-off? Lets just say the title is probably the most original thing about this film.

From Justin to Kelly: The Rise of Two American Idols: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini. Director: Robert Iscove.
The stars claim this movie is "Grease on the beach." Huh?!

Identity: John Cusack, Amanda Peet. Director James Mangold.
10 seemingly unconnected strangers find themselves drawn to a desolate desert motel, where they are slowly preyed upon, one by one.

A Mighty Wind: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean.
Director Chistopher Guest.
Another mockumentary, where Guest and Co. spoof folk musicians, playing three '60's acts who reunite for a tribute concert.
I have been formatted to fit this screen.

r66-The member who always asks WHY?

Originally posted by r3port3r66
The films listed below will be released in America during the month given.


The Hunted: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Torro
William Friedkin directs this movie of a retired special-ops killing instructor brought in to track down a soldier gone psycho.
That one was filmed in my neighborhood. Literaly. Explosions at 11PM. what fun.
"Today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

Wow, what an unimpressive list overall, with one major exception.

A Mighty Wind is hopefully going to be more improvised lighting in the bottle for Guest and co., along with now usual suspects Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Ed Begley Jr., Eugene Levy, McKean & Guest himself of course, old Spinal Tap buddy and "Simpsons" stalwart Harry Shearer is back! Hot damn.

The only others of those with any promise for me is Identity, which could be some slick fun if done well. And you probably should have mentioned for all the fanboys and girls out there that Dreamcatcher is from the Stephen King novel.

But, lots of other movies coming this spring to look forward to, including...
  • Lost in LaMancha, with Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort, narrated by Jeff Bridges, directed by Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe.
    RELEASE DATE: FINALLY starting to make a broader arthouse run throughout this month!
  • Spider, starring Ralph Finnes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, John Neville and Lynn Redgrave, written by Patrick McGrath, directed by David Cronenberg.
    RELEASE DATE: February 28th (limited)
  • Dark Blue, starring Kurt Russell, Vingh Rhames, Scott Speedman and Michael Michele, written by James Ellroy & David Ayer, directed by Ron Shelton.
    RELEASE DATE: February 21st
  • Anger Management, starring Jack Nicholson & Adam Sandler, with Marisa Tomei, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, Harry Dean Stanton and Luis Guzman, written by David Dorfman, directed by Peter Segal.
    RELEASE DATE: April 11th
  • The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney and Kate Winslet, written by Charles Randolph, directed by Alan Parker.
    RELEASE DATE: February 21st
  • Laurel Canyon, starring Christain Vale, Frances McDormand, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone and Alessandro Nivola, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
    RELEASE DATE: February 7th (limited)
  • Confidence, starring Ed Burns, Andy Garcia, Rachel Weisz, Donal Logue, Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, written by Doug Jung, directed by James Foley.
    RELEASE DATE: April 25th (limited)
  • Old School, starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell and Juliette Lewis, written by Todd Phillips & Scott Armstrong, directed by Todd Phillips.
    RELEASE DATE: February 21st
  • The Dancer Upstairs, starring Javier Bardem, Laura Morante and Oliver Cotton, written by Nicolas Shakespeare, directed by John Malkovich.
    RELEASE DATE: April 30th (limited)
  • Poolhall Junkies, staring Gregory Martin, Chazz Palminteri, Christopher Walken , Alison Eastwood, Rick Schroder and Rod Steiger, written by Chris Corso and Greg Martin, directed by Martin.
    RELEASE DATE: February 28th
  • All the Real Girls, starring Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider and Patricia Clarkson, written by Schneider & David Gordon Green, directed by Green.
    RELEASE DATE: February 14th (limited)
  • City of Ghosts, starring Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard and Gerard Depardieu, written by Barry Gifford and Dillon, direct by Matt Dillon.
    RELEASE DATE: April 25th (limited)
  • Prozac Nation, starring Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jason Biggs, Michelle Williams and Jessica Lange, adapted from Elizabeth Wurtzel's book, directed by Erik Skjoldbjaerg.
    RELEASE DATE: March 14th (limited) - about damn time!
  • Spun, starring Brittany Murphy, Mena Suvari, Jason Schwartzman, Patrick Fugit, Mickey Rourke and John Leguizamo, written by Will de los Santos & Creighton Vero, directed by Jonas Akerlund.
    RELEASE DATE: March 14th (limited)
  • The Core, starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo and Alfre Woodard, written by Cooper Lane & John Rogers, directed by John Amiel.
    RELEASE DATE: March 28th
  • The Good Thief, starring Nick Nolte, Ralph Finnes and Tcheky Karyo, written and directed by Neil Jordan.
    RELEASE DATE: April 2nd (limited)
  • Holes, starring Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette and Jon Voight, written by Louis Sachar, directed by Andrew Davis.
    RELEASE DATE: April 18th
  • Levity, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst and Holly Hunter, written and directed by Ed Solomon.
    RELEASE DATE: April 4th (limited)

Also Gods & Generals, Bringing Down the House, Against the Ropes, Phone Booth, A View from the Top, The Guys, Basic, Ripley's Game, possibly House of 1,000 Corpses (though we've heard that before) and of course Daredevil.
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra