Casino Royale
(2006) PG-13
Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) directs this film adaptation (the 21st of the Bond franchise) of Ian Fleming's first novel. Daniel Craig debuts as the new Bond who takes on a corrupt financier (Mads Mikkelsen) in a showdown of Texas Hold 'Em. You'll learn Bond's back story as the action-packed film takes you to the Bahamas, Madagascar and other exotic locales. Eva Green stars as Vesper Lynd, and the sublime Judi Dench reprises her role as M.

Genre:Action Thrillers, Espionage Action, Gambling Dramas
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting, Violent
Catch a Fire
(2006) PG-13
Apolitical until the apartheid-era South African government brutalizes him and his wife, Secunda Oil Refinery worker Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke) turns terrorist in this fact-based thriller helmed by Phillip Noyce. Changed by his experience, Chamusso casts his lot with the outlawed African National Congress and volunteers to be a one-man wrecking crew against his ex-employer. Tim Robbins plays the white cop tasked with capturing Chamusso.

Genre:Political Dramas, Action Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life
(2005) R
With a gang leader (Wesley Snipes) holding dozens of hostages at an interrupted bank robbery, suspended cop Det. Quentin Conners (Jason Statham) is pulled back into action to negotiate. But when chaos erupts inside, the baddies escape. Now, Conners must pair with rookie cop Shane Dekker (Ryan Phillippe) to find the gang before they pull off an even bigger heist in this tense action flick from director Tony Giglio.

Genre:Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Heist Films
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty, Exciting
Charlotte's Web
(2006) G
A string of Hollywood A-list celebs -- including Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Garner, Kathy Bates and Robert Redford -- give voice to E.B. White's beloved barnyard characters in this updated retelling of the classic children's tale. When Wilbur the pig discovers he's destined for the dinner table, kindly spider Charlotte (Julia Roberts) hatches a plan to keep him around. Dakota Fanning plays sensitive farm girl Fern.

Genre:Animal Tales, Family Animation, Book Characters
This movie is:Family-friendly, Sentimental, Heartfelt
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
(2005) PG
Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt) continue to juggle the demands of an extra-large brood in this sequel that has the family meeting its nemesis in the form of the equally gigantic Murtaugh clan. Led by an overly competitive patriarch (Eugene Levy) and his sexy new wife (Carmen Electra), the Murtaughs are hell-bent on wrecking the Bakers' idyllic lake vacation in this supersized comedy co-starring Hillary Duff and Piper Perabo.

Genre:Family Comedies
This movie is:Feel-good, Goofy, Emotional
Cherry Crush
(2007) R
Kicked out of prep school for taking provocative pictures of female classmates, teen photographer Jordan (Jonathan Tucker) heads to public school and falls for the alluring Shay (Nikki Reed), an irresistible femme fatale who leads him into a dark world of deceit and murder. Unable to seek help from his disapproving father, young Jordan must find a way to extricate himself from his increasingly dangerous circumstances.

Genre:Crime Dramas, Mystery
Chicken Little
(2005) G
When a tiny acorn bonks Chicken Little (Zach Braff) on the head, he causes widespread panic and gets on the bad side of the entire town. Disney's animated adventure follows the poor little clucker as he tries to redeem himself and stay out of trouble, but when he's hit on the head by a real piece of sky, it's up to Chicken Little and his friends Ugly Duckling (Joan Cusack), Runt of the Litter (Steve Zahn) and Fish Out of Water to save the world.

Genre:Family Animation, Family Comedies
This movie is:Goofy, Exciting
Children of Men
(2006) R
Alfonso Cuaron directs this film version of P.D. James's classic dystopian novel (and Oscar nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay), a futuristic drama set in a world in which humans have lost the ability to reproduce and subsequently face certain extinction. Things change when a single woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, prompting a conflicted government bureaucrat (Clive Owen) and his ex-wife (Julianne Moore) to join forces to protect her. Michael Caine co-stars.

Genre:Sci-Fi Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty, Exciting, Emotional
City of Rott
(2006) NR
Trapped in a city that's overrun with the walking dead, an elderly man named Fred clings to the one thing he can use as a weapon: his walker. But is he really any match for an army of zombies who have a hankering for human flesh? The fact that this innovative zombie flick is animated doesn't mean it skimps on gore. On the contrary, it can do things with blood that live-action zombie flicks can't even touch.

Genre:Animation for Grown-ups, Zombies
Clerks 2

(2006) R
Seasoned slackers Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) sadly find themselves working behind the fast-food counter of Mooby's after a catastrophe drives them away from their previous dead-end jobs. Picking up 10 years after their original misfit misadventures, director Kevin Smith revisits the doldrums and daily routines of New Jersey's minimum-wage employees in the sequel to his career-defining first film, Clerks.

Genre:Cult Comedies, Indie Comedies
This movie is:Witty, Raunchy
(2006) PG-13
Overworked architect Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) stumbles on a universal remote control that gives him the power to pause or fast-forward through scenes in his life. But things get really weird when the gadget develops a mind of its own. Soon, Michael finds himself zooming through time -- and realizing how much of his family life he's sacrificed for his high-powered career. Christopher Walken and Kate Beckinsale co-star.

Genre:Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy
This movie is:Sentimental, Raunchy, Goofy
Cold & Dark
(2005) NR
Vice cops John Dark (Luke Goss) and Mort Shade (Kevin Howarth) keep coming up snake eyes in their attempts to bust the architects behind a human smuggling ring. Everything changes, though, after Mort inexplicably becomes endowed with extraordinary powers, allowing the partners to bypass the judicial system and lay waste to perps. But Dark begins to question their methods as Mort gradually morphs into an unearthly species in this gory thriller.

Genre:Supernatural Horror, B-Movie Horror, United Kingdom
(2006) R
Hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) tears through the streets of Los Angeles in a race to save his own life and his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart) in this ticking time bomb of a thriller. The freelance killer is poisoned when a mob job goes wrong, and the clock starts ticking when Chelios learns he can elude death if he keeps his adrenaline pumping. With no time to waste, Chelios rampages through the city hoping to save Eve and find an antidote.

Genre:Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting
Curious George
(2006) G
The Man in the Yellow Hat (aka Ted, voiced by Will Ferrell) tries his best to tame Curious George in this animated version of the beloved children's series. Museum guide Ted travels to Africa to find a priceless artifact but returns with the inquisitive chimp instead. George (literally) paints the town red and is ever the lovable troublemaker. Jack Johnson provides the music, while Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy and Dick Van Dyke lend their voices.

Genre:Family Animation, Book Characters, Animal Tales
This movie is:Family-friendly, Feel-good
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