A History of Violence

A History of Violence

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Tom Stall had a perfect life… until he became a hero.

“A History of Violence” stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.

Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife (Maria Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals.

Heralded as a hero, Tom’s life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man (Ed Harris) who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who’s wronged him in the past.

As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result.
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A Lot Like Love

A Lot Like Love

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Tagline: There’s nothing better than a great romance… to ruin a perfectly good friendship.

A romantic comedy about romantic obstacles, A Lot Like Love takes a fresh, sophisticated and entirely modern look at falling in love. Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star as a pair of dynamic, diametrically opposed twentysomethings — Oliver and Emily –whose initial fateful meeting sets off sparks… then seems to go nowhere. Over the next seven years, they will continue to meet. But is their relationship simply a good friendship? Is it destined to be yet another romantic disaster? Or is what they have between them something A LOT LIKE LOVE?

British director Nigel Cole — whose debut films “Saving Grace” and “Calendar Girls” became sleeper hits – brings to life the screenplay written by Colin Patrick Lynch, a Los Angeles based actor/playwright. The result is a unique twist on the romantic comedy, unfolding in an era of uncertainty and mobility that keeps young lovers questioning their every move.

It all begins as a young man and woman meet on a cross-country flight. Oliver (Kutcher) is a brand new college graduate with an airtight timeline for attaining his dreams of both business success and finding true love. Emily (Peet) is a bold free spirit drawn to spontaneity and wild extremes. wo different choices, two incompatible views on life. They may have hooked up for a brief moment, but Oliver and Emily clearly don’t belong together. Or do they?

Though they both move on, Oliver and Emily nevertheless can’t quite seem to completely let go. As the two bump into each other, year after year, in city after city, through changing careers and different relationships, there always seems to be plenty keeping them apart. And yet, there’s also something utterly inexplicable pulling them together. There’s something about the way they laugh together, they way they can talk to each other, the way they always seem to be there for one another when things are falling apart. So what keeps getting in the way of what could be romantic destiny? As Oliver and Emily set off on their own individual paths, a LOT LIKE LOVE moves across New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco — and down the hilariously meandering road of modern love.
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A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder

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Tagline: Some rules should never be broken.

Based on a short story by master of science fiction Ray Bradbury, the sci-fi action adventure A Sound of Thunder is set in the future, when time travel is not only possible… it’s a lucrative monopoly. It’s especially profitable for Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley), the owner of Time Safari Inc., a travel agency that specializes in escorting wealthy clients on exclusive hunting trips back to the Prehistoric Age.

When an expedition is compromised and alters the landscape of the future, a seasoned scout (Edward Burns) teams up with the inventor of the time travel technology (Catherine McCormack) to unravel the mystery behind the catastrophic historical changes that are threatening to erase humanity from existence.

In the near future, time travel will be an exciting, if unpredictable, reality. For a price, rich adventurers can stir their dormant killer instincts by booking safaris back to the Prehistoric age to hunt real, live dinosaurs. There are only three essential rules: Don’t change anything in the past; don’t leave anything behind; and most important, don’t bring anything back. The slightest alteration might impact the existing course of evolution in ways that no one can imagine.

Based on a short story by award-winning author Ray Bradbury, A Sound of Thunder opens on the year 2055 in downtown Chicago where a very elite travel agency, Time Safari Inc., has cornered the lucrative time-traveling market with an exclusive prehistoric hunting package. Time Safari Inc. is the hottest ticket in town… until the unthinkable happens.
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An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life

Every secret takes on a life of its own.

Set against the rugged ranchlands of Wyoming, An Unfinished Life is the story of a modern-day Western family, as stoic as they are divided, learning the true meaning of forgiveness. Robert Redford stars as Einar Gilkyson, a tough-skinned, retired rancher who long ago turned his back on memories. Still in shock from his only son’s death a decade ago, Einar has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage.

Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired hand, and last trusted friend, Mitch (Morgan Freeman), who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitude… until the very person he blames for his son’s accident comes to town: his daughter-in-law Jean (Jennifer Lopez). Jean shows up broke, on the run and with a girl named Griff (newcomer Becca Gardner), who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had.

Suddenly, Einar’s quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11 year-old Griff’s curiosity about Western life, and her longing for family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become Einar’s heart – opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion.

An Unfinished Life is a story about forgiveness, forgiveness of self and of others. It centers on the intersection of the lives of two sets of people: Einer Gilkyson (Robert Redford) and his hired hand and closest friend, Mitch Bradley (Morgan Freeman), who have lived and worked together for forty years on Einer’s ranch in northwestern Wyoming, and Jean Gilkyson (Jennifer Lopez), Einer’s daughter-in-law, and her eleven-year-old daughter, Griff (Becca Gardner), who are escaping an abusive situation with Jean’s current boyfriend, Gary (Damian Lewis).
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Tagline: Smaller Heroes. Just As Super.

Sometimes the most amazing superheroes are the ones inside your dreams. So discovers ten-year-old Max (Cayden Boyd), an outcast little boy who has become lost in his own fantasy world in an attempt to escape the everyday worries of dealing with parents (David Arquette and Kristin Davis), school bullies and no-fun summer vacations.

But when Max realizes the cool characters, high-flying adventures and incredible secret powers that dwell in his imagination might be far more real than anyone is willing to believe, his whole world changes.

From the wild imagination of a child and the digital vision of director Robert Rodriguez (creator of the hit “Spy Kids” series as well as the recently acclaimed “Sin City”) comes the magical, original, not to mention three-dimensional, family entertainment, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3D.

Sometimes the most amazing superheroes are the ones inside your dreams. So discovers ten-year-old Max (Cayden Boyd), an outcast little boy who has become lost in his own fantasy world in an attempt to escape the everyday worries of dealing with parents (David Arquette and Kristin Davis), school bullies and no-fun summer vacations. But when Max realizes the cool characters, high-flying adventures and incredible secret powers that dwell in his imagination might be far more real than anyone is willing to believe, his whole world changes.
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Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux is a science fiction action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name, which was created by animator Peter Chung. It stars Charlize Theron as the title character. The film was released on December 2, 2005 by Paramount Pictures in the United States.

When government agents murder her family, Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) swears revenge. A highly trained soldier on the front lines of a war against the perfect society, Aeon is one of the few to suspect that this perfect life is hiding a perfect lie.

Set in 2415, “Aeon Flux” is a startling vision of a future in flux from Karyn Kusama, director of the acclaimed “Girlfight.” “Aeon Flux” is written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, based upon characters created by Peter Chung in the pioneering MTV animated series.

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“When her family is killed by government agents, Aeon Flux is eager to take revenge; but, before she can complete her mission, she uncovers secrets that change everything,” says Charlize Theron, who portrays the title character in the new film “Aeon Flux.”

As the top operative in an underground rebellion against the dictatorial leaders of Bregna – a walled future city – everything Aeon knows is challenged when she receives her latest assignment: the assassination of Trevor Goodchild, ruler of Bregna.
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Aliens of the Deep

Aliens of the Deep

Tagline: The search for life beyond begins below.

“Aliens of the Deep” is the result of several dramatic and visually stunning deep-sea expeditions to hydrothermal vent sites in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. These vent sites are violent volcanic regions where the interaction between ocean and molten rock create plumes of super-heated, chemically-charged water that serve as unimaginable oases for animals unlike anything ever discovered.

Six-foot tall stomach-less worms with blood-red plumes, blind white crabs, and an inconceivable biomass of shrimp capable of “seeing” heat all compete to find just the right location in the flow of the super-heated, life-giving water that surrounds these vents. Unlike all other life on Earth, these creatures are not dependent on sunlight and their ecosystems are as close to alien as anything ever imagined. They provide one possible blueprint for the life that might exist beyond our world.

Cameron is joined on his search for the strange and alien creatures that live in the hydrothermal vent sites by a team of young NASA scientists and marine biologists. They share his interests as they consider how these life forms represent life we may one day find in outer space, not only on faraway planets orbiting distant stars, but also within our own solar system.

Stretching imagination from the depths of the sea into the far reaches of our universe, “Aliens of the Deep” takes audiences on a journey to encounter alien life, face to face, and to inspire a new generation of exploration.

Academy Award-winning director James Cameron combines his talents as a filmmaker with his passion for exploration in all forms in “Aliens of the Deep,” an Earthship Production presented in IMAX 3-D by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. Inspired by concepts from the field of astrobiology — the study of life on other worlds — Cameron explores the idea that the bizarre creatures living in the extreme environments found on the ocean floor might provide a blueprint for what life is like elsewhere in the universe. The director is joined in the journey by a team of young marine biologists and NASA researchers who share his interests and excitement as they consider the correlation between life under water and the life we may one day find in outer space.

“Aliens of the Deep” presents the dramatic and visually-stunning highlights of a series of expeditions to deep-ocean hydrothermal vents, where super-heated, mineral-charged water gives life to some of the strangest animals on earth — 6-foot tall worms with blood-red plumes, blind white crabs, and an astonishing biomass of white shrimp, all competing to find just the right location in the flow of near-boiling water. This adventure brings the audience face to face with what it might be like to travel far into space and encounter life on other worlds.

Production notes provided by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Aliens of the Deep

Starring: James Cameron

Directed by: James Cameron, Steven Quale
Screenplay by: James Cameron
Release Date: January 28th, 2005 (large format).
Running Time: 47 minutes
MPAA Rating: G for general audiences.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Box Office Totals

Domestic: $8,968,684 (70.2%)
Foreign: $3,801,953 (29.8%)
Total: $12,770,637 (Worldwide)

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

Tagline: Evil awakens.

Edward Carnby, detective of the paranormal, unexplained and supernatural, investigates a mystery that brings him face to face with bizarre horrors that prove both psychologically disturbing and lethal, as he discovers that evil demons worshiped by an ancient culture called the Abskani are planning on coming back to life in the 21st century to once again take over the world… and only he and a young genius with an incredible memory (and his ex-girlfriend), Aline Cedrac, stand in their way.

Standing in Carnby’s way, however, is the impact that a brief encounter with an evil spirit called the Queen had upon his mind, as he slowly finds himself overpowered by the forces of darkness as they eat away at his very sanity.

You wake up in the middle of the night with the feeling someone is in the room with you. You get a flash of panic as you fumble for your bedside lamp. But when you turn on the light, no one is there.

You might feel safe…but just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. Watching. Waiting. Existing at the fragile boundaries of our perception. There is a world around us, a world most of us never see — or never want to see.

As a child, Edward Carnby was given irrefutable proof of that world. He hasn’t slept well since. Now, twenty years later, Edward is a paranormal investigator. When the irrational become undeniable, he is there. He is not out to change your mind. But he may be the only one who can save your life.

Now, the greatest mystery of Edward’s past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. Nineteen people have disappeared, and they have only one thing in common — each one grew up in the same orphanage as Edward.
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The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

Tagline: Nothing is more terrifying than the truth.

On November 14, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to a grisly crime scene at the Defeo residence in Amityville, Long Island – an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald Defeo confessed to methodically shooting his parents and four siblings while they slept. He claimed “voices” in the house drove him to commit the murders.

One year later, George and Kathy Lutz and their children moved into the house thinking it would be their dream home. But shortly after settling in, bizarre and unexplainable events began to occur – nightmarish visions and haunting voices from an evil presence still lurking within the house.

28 days after moving in, the Lutzes abandoned the home, lucky to escape with their lives. Now, 30 years after the shocking real-life events that inspired one of the most popular horror stories of all time, return to the house that started it all: “The Amityville Horror”.

On November 13, 1974, Suffolk County Police received a frantic phone call that led them to 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. Inside the large Dutch Colonial house, they discovered a horrific crime scene that shattered the landscape of the typically peaceful community: an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., confessed to methodically shooting his parents and four siblings with a rifle while they slept, claiming “voices” in the house drove him to commit the grisly murders.

One year later, George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George) and their children moved into the house thinking they’d found their dream home. But shortly after settling in, bizarre and unexplainable events began to occur — nightmarish visions and haunting voices from an evil presence still lurking within the house.
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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Tagline: 24 Hours. 350 Miles. His girlfriend’s kids. What could possibly go wrong?

In Revolution Studios’ family comedy Are We There Yet?, Nick (Ice Cube), a smooth operator, is trying to land a date with a young, attractive divorcee, Suzanne (Nia Long). Problem is Suzanne is stuck working in Vancouver and miserable because she misses her kids.

Seizing the opportunity, Nick gallantly offers to make her wish come true – and his own in the process – by bringing seven-year-old Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden) and eleven-year-old Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) up from Portland, Oregon to be reunited with their mom.

What Nick doesn’t know is that Suzanne’s children think that no man is good enough for their mom and will do everything they can to make the trip a nightmare for him.

Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. At its core, Are We There Yet? is the story of a man who is prepared to do anything to get closer to a woman. Despite the fact that he really doesn’t like kids, he agrees to endure a 300-mile road trip with them, a move that comically backfires. Instead of using the children as pawns in the pursuit of his goal, he ends up falling in love with them.

These production notes provided by Columbia Pictures.

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Are We There Yet?

Starring: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden, Tracy Morgan
Directed by: Brian Levant
Screenplay by: Steven Gary Banks, Claudia Grazioso, J. David Stem
Release Date: January 21st, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG for language, rude humor.
Studio: Columbia Pictures

Box Office Totals

Domestic: $49,662,533 (85.1%)
Foreign: $8,725,535 (14.9%)
Total: $58,388,068 (Worldwide)