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May Movie Releases



AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (PARAMOUNT CLASSICS)

PG

100 Min.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH



D-Davis Guggenheim

P-Lawrence Bender, Scott Burns

S-



C-Al Gore



A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worlwide.







ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (SONY CLASSICS)

R

102 Min.

ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL



D-Terry Zwigoff

P-Russell Smith, John Malkovich, Chase Bailey, Lianne Halfon

S-Daniel Clowes



C-Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent



Director Terry ("BAD SANTA") Zwigoff reunites with his "GHOST WORLD" writer Daniel Clowes to tell the story of Jerome (Max Minghella), a young man who enrolls in art school in order to achieve elusive fame. However, when a detective (Matt "SCREAM 3" Keeslar) arrests him on suspicion of murder, Jerome finds that fame can be found in many ways. John Malkovich both produces and co-stars, with featured players including Anjelica Huston and Steve Buscemi.





CONFETTI (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)

R

Min.

CONFETTI



D-Debbie Isitt

P-Ian Flooks, Ian Benson

S-Debbie Isitt



C-Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson, Stephen Mangan, Felicity Montagu



A sharp and affectionate comedy featuring an ensemble of UK comedic talents, "CONFETTI" follows three couples as they duke it out to win a bridal magazine contest for "Most Original Wedding of the Year." The cast includes Martin ("THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY") Freeman, Jessica ("SHAUN OF THE DEAD") Stevenson, Stephen (TV's "Green Wing") Mangan, Felicity (TV's "I'm Alan Partridge") Montagu, award-winning comedian Jimmy Carr in his first screen performance and Alison ("TOPSY-TURVY") Steadman.



DOWN IN THE VALLEY (THINKFILM)

125 Min.

DOWN IN THE VALLEY



D-David Jacobson

P-Holly Wiersma, Edward Norton, Adam Rosenfelt

S-David Jacobson



C-Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin



A delusional man, who believes he's a cowboy, enters into a relationship with a rebellious young woman. The film is set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, starring Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood.





GOAL! (BUENA VISTA)

PG

121 Min.

GOAL!



D-Danny Cannon

P-Mike Jefferies, Matt Barrelle, Mark Huffam

S-Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais



C-Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel



GOAL! is the story of Santiago, a down-on-his-luck kid living in the barrios of Los Angeles, who harbors a dream to one day become a professional footballer. Most days, Santiago's dream seems unreachable-- that is until a course of events results in him getting to try out for Newcastle United.







HOOT (NEW LINE)

PG

Min.

HOOT



D-Wil Shriner

P-Frank Marshall

S-Wil Shriner, Rob Lieber



C-Luke Wilson, Logan Lerman, Tim Blake Nelson, Brie Larson



HOOT is based on Carl Hiaasen's Newbery Award-honored book, which become a New York Times bestseller. It is the story of a young boy who moves to Florida and encounters a series of mysteries and an assortment of eccentric adults while trying to save a group of endangered owls.







JUST MY LUCK (TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

PG-13

Min.

JUST MY LUCK



D-Donald Petrie

P-Arnon Milchan, Arnold Rifkin, Bruce Willis

S-Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell



C-Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Carlos Ponce



Lindsay ("MEAN GIRLS") Lohan stars in this broad comedy about a lucky woman who accidentally swaps her good fortune for a stranger's (Chris Pine) bad luck - which leads to a jinxed existence until she finds him again.





KEEPING UP WITH THE STEINS (MIRAMAX)

PG-13

99 Min.

KEEPING UP WITH THE STEINS



D-Scott Marshall

P-David Scharf, A.D. Oppenheim, Mark Zakarin

S-Mark Zakarin



C-Jeremy Piven, Daryl Sabara, Garry Marshall, Jami Gertz



A preteen boy (Daryl Sabara) hopes to use the occasion of his upcoming bar mitzvah to force a reconciliation between his father and his estranged grandfather, while his parents become obsessed with making the event match the grandeur of the bar mitzvah just held by the rival Stein family.





LOVERBOY (THINKFILM)

87 Min.

LOVERBOY



D-Kevin Bacon

P-Elie Samaha, Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer, Kevin Bacon

S-Hannah Shakespeare



C-Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock



An adaptation of the Victoria Redel novel that centers on an unsound mother (Kyra Sedgwick) who surrounds her only son with a magical world for two, filled with art, games and bottomless devotion. She is courted by a man (Matt Dillon) who shapes up as a father figure to the boy. When the boy longs to attend a school with other children, outsiders threaten their world. Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei play the woman's parents, seen in flashback. In addition to that appearance, the film is also directed and produced by Bacon.







MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 (PARAMOUNT)

Min.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3



D-J. J. Abrams

P-Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner

S-Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, J. J. Abrams



C-Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne



The third in the series of films based upon the '60s TV series "Mission: Impossible," this installment marks the bigscreen directing debut of J.J. Abrams, creator of TV's "Lost" and "Alias."





OVER THE HEDGE (PARAMOUNT)

PG

Min.

OVER THE HEDGE



D-Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

P-Bonnie Arnold, Chris Kubsch

S-Len Blum



C-Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Nick Nolte, Steve Carell



In this animated feature, a con-artist raccoon RJ (Bruce Willis), a shy turtle named Verne (Garry Shandling) and their woodland friends discover that a suburban housing development is quickly encroaching on their forest home. RJ springs into action and, with the help of his furry friends, wreaks havoc on their unsuspecting new neighbors. Based on the syndicated newspaper comic strip, "Over the Hedge", created by writer Michael Fry and illustrator T. Lewis.





PEACEFUL WARRIOR (LIONS GATE FILMS)

PG-13

120 Min.

PEACEFUL WARRIOR



D-Victor Salva

P-David Welch, Robin Schorr, Cami Winikoff

S-Anthony Di Pietro, Bob Dolman, Kevin Bernhardt



C-Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart



World class college athlete Dan Millman finds his life irrevocably changed after meeting an old gas station attendant named Socrates and falling in love with a mysterious woman named Joy, both of whom teach him to live as a "peaceful warrior." Based on the semi-autobiographical novel "Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives" written by Dan Millman.





POSEIDON (WARNER BROS.)

Min.

POSEIDON



D-Wolfgang Petersen

P-Wolfgang Petersen, Michael Fleiss, Diana Rathbun

S-Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman



C-Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum



When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler John Dylan (Josh "THE HULK" Lucas) ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others. Along the way he is joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. The film is a remake of the 1972 hit "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE," which was based on the novel of the same name





RUSSIAN DOLLS (IFC FILMS)

129 Min.

RUSSIAN DOLLS



D-Cedric Klapisch

P-Matthew Justice, Bruno Levy

S-Cedric Klapisch



C-Romain Duris, Cecile De France, Zinedine Soualem, Kelly Reilly



Xavier is nearing 30 and hasn't yet given up on the pursuit of perfection. Perfection in women, that is. He's pretty well resigned to his own flaws. Well, perhaps not resigned. He imagines that they can all be repaired by his miraculous discovery of Ms Right. And it's not as if he's been skimping on the research. In the five years since he sprang into being as the hero of Cedric Klapisch's "L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE," Romain Duris's Xavier has tirelessly romanced a series of women in the hope of success. But has he learned anything? No, he hasn't, is the glum conclusion he's reached when we see him again in Klapisch's sequel, "RUSSIAN DOLLS". Even the love scenes in the TV soap he's been hired to write are beyond him. He has no choice. He must resume the chase.









SEE NO EVIL (LIONS GATE FILMS)

R

Min.

SEE NO EVIL



D-Gregory Dark

P-Joel Simon

S-Dan Madigan



C-Glen (Kane) Jacobs, Michael J. Pagan, Craig Horner, Luke Pegler



A reclusive psychopath is holed up in the long-abandoned Blackwell Hotel, alone with his nightmares until eight petty criminals show up for community service duty, along with the police officer who put a bullet in his head four years ago.







SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY (SONY CLASSICS)

NR

Min.

SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY



D-Sydney Pollack

P-Ultan Guilfoyle

S-



C-Dennis Hopper, Philip Johnson, Julian Schnabel, Barry Diller



Frank Gehry is that rare kind of architect who has garnered both critical acclaim and popular recognition. His designs dramatically blur the line between art and architecture; his sketches and models are the basis for dynamic structures and unpredictable interiors. Gehry's friend, Sidney Pollack, directs this documentary; akin in nature to Gehry's own impromptu, free-hand style, the two men appear on film together, capturing this shy, elusive artist and illuminating his innovative process--including expansive depictions of Gehry's most important architectural wonders across the globe.





THE BREAK-UP (UNIVERSAL)

Min.

THE BREAK-UP



D-Peyton Reed

P-Vince Vaughn

S-Jay Lavender, Jeremy Garelick, Vince Vaughn



C-Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Joey Lauren Adams



Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star as an ex-couple who share a condo after their divorce because neither of them can afford to move out. Featured players include Jason ("STARSKY & HUTCH") Bateman and Jon ("MADE") Favreau. Peyton ("DOWN WITH LOVE") Reed directs from a story by Vaughn.







THE DA VINCI CODE (SONY PICTURES)

Min.

THE DA VINCI CODE



D-Ron Howard

P-Brian Grazer, John Calley

S-Akiva Goldsman



C-Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina



Based on the international bestselling book by Dan Brown, "THE DA VINCI CODE" begins with a murder at the Louvre Museum, and the amazing adventure that Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) takes on as he tries to solve an ancient mystery based on hidden clues within Da Vinci's paintings, while trying to clear his own name for murder. Ron Howard directs.





THE KING (THINKFILM)

105 Min.

THE KING



D-James Marsh

P-Milo Addica, James Wilson

S-Milo Addica, James Marsh



C-Gael Garcia Bernal, William Hurt, Pell James, Paul Dano



The film stars Gael ("BAD EDUCATION") Garcia Bernal and William ("THE VILLAGE") Hurt in a haunting and intense tale of tragic retaliation and twisted love set in the Texas heartland. Elvis Valderez (Gael Garcia Bernal) is a twenty-one year old dreamer who has just been honorably discharged from the US Navy. He travels back to his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, where he intends to seek out his father - a man he has only heard about from his Mexican mother, who has since passed away. Elvis quickly discovers that his father, David Sandow (William Hurt), is the pastor of a thriving Baptist church and wants nothing to do with Elvis, who is an uncomfortable reminder of his own wayward past. Elvis begins to slowly infiltrate the family, thus setting the stage for and a tragedy of biblical proportions. This is the feature film debut for writer/director James Marsh.





THE PROMISE (WARNER INDEPENDENT PICS)

PG-13

103 Min.

THE PROMISE



D-Chen Kaige

P-Chen Kaige, Ernst (Etchie) Stroh, Chen Hong, Han San Ping

S-Chen Kaige, Zhang Tan



C-Cecilia Cheung, Dong-Kun Jang, Ye Liu, Hiroyuki Sanada



China's largest-budgeted production to date, the film is a fantasy epic set in ancient China's underworld. A beautiful princess (Cecilia Cheung) finds herself intriguing a duke (Nicholas Tse) with her loveliness. Along with the duke, a general (Hiroyuki Sanada) and a slave (Jang Dong-Gun) also become obsessed with the princess. Chen ("FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE") Kaige directs, his first film since 2003's "TOGETHER." "THE PROMISE" was also known as "MASTER OF THE CRIMSON ARMOR."







TWELVE AND HOLDING (IFC FILMS)

94 Min.

TWELVE AND HOLDING



D-Michael Cuesta

P-Brian Bell, Michael Cuesta, Leslie Urdang, Jenny Schweitzer

S-Anthony Cipriano



C-Bruce Altman, Jayne Atkinson, Jesse Camacho, Martin Campetta



Sexual obsession, murder, and the importance of a "healthy diet" set the stage for a story about four 12-year-olds and their families.







TWELVE AND HOLDING (IFC FILMS)

94 Min.

TWELVE AND HOLDING



D-Michael Cuesta

P-Brian Bell, Michael Cuesta, Leslie Urdang, Jenny Schweitzer

S-Anthony Cipriano



C-Bruce Altman, Jayne Atkinson, Jesse Camacho, Martin Campetta



Sexual obsession, murder, and the importance of a "healthy diet" set the stage for a story about four 12-year-olds and their families.





X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

Min.

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND



D-Brett Ratner

P-Avi Arad, Hugh Jackman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter

S-Zak Penn, Simon Kinberg



C-Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart



This is the third movie based on the popular 'X-Men' series published by Marvel Comics. "X-MEN: THE LAST STAND" will follow the continuing adventures of the super-powered group, the X-Men, led by Professor Xavier, and based at his school for gifted students, as they try to foster good will for mutants like themselves. Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return.

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