The Wild
(2006) G
When a clerical error sends a teenage lion to the wilds of Africa, five zoo animals -- a lion, a giraffe, a koala, a snake and a squirrel -- launch a rescue mission to bring him back home. But before they can get off the continent, they'll have to conquer the concrete jungle. Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Jonathan Kimmel, Eddie Izzard and Chris Edgerly lend their vocal talents to this animated Walt Disney adventure.

Genre:Family Animation, Animal Tales
This movie is:Feel-good, Goofy
The Woods
(2005) R
Set in 1965 in the buttoned-up world of an all-girls private boarding school, this horrifying tale features the acting chops of Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson, who appears as the chilly headmistress. Based on the nightmarish visions she's been having since her arrival, new student Heather (Agnes Bruckner) knows that the woods surrounding the school aren't normal. And when her classmates begin disappearing, she has no choice but to investigate.

Genre:Teen Screams, Supernatural Horror, Psychological Thrillers
This movie is:Understated, Suspenseful, Scary
The World's Fastest Indian
(2005) PG-13
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and blazes into the record books at 183.586 mph on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle. Set in 1967, the film is the second pairing of Hopkins and writer-director Roger Donaldson; the duo also collaborated on the seafaring epic The Bounty (1984).

Genre:Indie Dramas, Biographies, Sports Dramas
This Is England
(2006) NR
Set in 1983, this semiautobiographical drama from writer-director Shane Meadows follows a lonely 11-year-old boy named Shaun as he grieves over the recent death of his father, who was killed fighting in the Falklands War. When he falls in with a gang of young skinheads, Shaun's pain and anger make him susceptible to carrying out the group's hateful agenda, exposing a dark side of modern Britain not often seen in the movies.

Genre:Indie Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
This movie is:Dark, Violent
Three (2005)


Jack & Jennifer take a private cruise with friends, such as Captain Richards and his wife Maggie. Manuel is a staff member who catches Jen's eye. Thanks to chain of events sparked off between a dispute concerning Jack and Manuel, a fire breaks out and the ship blows up and sinks. Jen and Mannuel seem to be the only survivors to wash up on an island...but before long Jack shows lying in a rock pool...and here's where the tale turns nasty.
 

Thumbsucker
(2005) R
Teenager Justin Cobb (Lou Taylor Pucci) has an embarrassing secret: He still sucks his thumb. Berated by his father (Vincent D'Onofrio) for the childish habit and unable to confide in anyone, Justin lets his loopy orthodontist (Keanu Reeves) try hypnosis. It works almost too well; before long, Justin needs another crutch to help keep his angst at bay. Vince Vaughn and Tilda Swinton co-star in director Mike Mills's 2005 Sundance entry.

Genre:Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, Dramas Based on the Book
This movie is:Quirky, Dark
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TMNT
(2007) PG
Turtle power is back with a vengeance in this slickly animated adventure based on the popular comic books by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and the live-action film by the same name. This time, New York City is teeming with trouble again, and it's up to Leonardo and the venerable Master Splinter to whip Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo back into shape.

Genre:Comic Books and Superheroes, Family Animation
This movie is:Feel-good, Suspenseful
Transformers
(2007) PG-13
Based on the popular toys that transform from machines into giant robots, this live-action movie from Pearl Harbor director Michael Bay finds the planet Cybertron inhabitants engaging in a secret war for control of Earth's natural resources, which they desperately need for fuel. Able to disguise themselves as cars, airplanes, boats and more, the transformers prove a tough enemy in this film starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Jon Voight.

Genre:Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Turistas
(2006) UR
A backpacking trip in Brazil turns dangerous for Alex (Josh Duhamel), Pru (Melissa George) and four of their college pals when they find themselves held captive by a radical military gang in this gripping thriller. The terrified friends fear they may never make it home alive when their captors prove that they'll do anything it takes to complete their ruthless mission. Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew and Beau Garrett co-star.

Genre:Slashers and Serial Killers, Cult Horror
This movie is:Suspenseful, Scary, Violent
Two for the Money
(2005) R
Collegiate football star Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey) spins his uncanny prognostication skills into a new vocation when a devastating injury sidelines his promising career. Hooking up with renowned "sports consultant" Walter Abrams (Al Pacino), Brandon becomes a crafty front man for the operation -- until his Midas touch starts to evaporate. Co-star Rene Russo plays Pacino's wife in this high-stakes drama from director D.J. Caruso.

Genre:Sports Stories, Crime Dramas, Football
This movie is:Suspenseful, Dark
Wild Seven
(2006) R
Recently released convict Wilson (Robert Forster) seeks vengeance against his former partner Mackey (Robert Loggia), who set him up for murder more than 20 years ago. Hatching a complex plan, Wilson enlists the help of Lee (Richard Roundtree) to frame Mackey for a big bank robbery. As luck would have it, a bumbling group of young thieves prepares to rob the very same bank, throwing a wrench in Wilson's carefully laid plans.

Genre:Crime Action
Ask the Dust

(2006) R
Two immigrants in 1930s Los Angeles, each armed with their own version of the American dream, set out to embrace a new culture. Arturo (Colin Farrell) is hoping to make it as a writer and find the perfect blue-eyed blonde, while Camilla (Salma Hayek) pins her hopes on marrying a rich American. But complications ensue when they fall in love with each other with an unquenchable passion. Donald Sutherland and Idina Menzel (Rent) co-star.

Genre: Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
This movie is: Romantic, Dark

Asterix and the Vikings (2006)
Bad Boys
(1995) R
Miami narcotics cops -- wild, single Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and mild, married Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) -- are hot on the trail of master crook Fouchet (La Femme Nikita's Tcheky Karyo), who's snatched $100 million worth of heroin. To get their only witness (Tea Leoni) to talk, Smith and Lawrence must pose as each other, swapping lives as they work the case. Michael Bay directs this explosively (literally!) fast-paced actioner.

Genre:Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Action
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty, Exciting
Bandidas
(2006) PG-13
With a ruthless despot terrorizing their tiny Mexican town, a pair of oddly matched women -- one a European-educated lady (Salma Hayek) and the other a rough-and-tumble peasant (Penelope Cruz) -- join forces to become two of the most celebrated bank robbers of their time. The bad guys never looked so good -- but their night-and-day backgrounds are bound to clash. Steve Zahn, Joseph D. Reitman, Sam Shepard and Dwight Yoakam co-star.

Genre:Westerns, Action Comedies
This movie is:Feel-good, Campy
 
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