Movies - 2006

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1.
Glory Road (2006)
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In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. (118 mins.)
Director: James Gartner
“ Out 1/13/06, On DVD 6/6/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
2.
Hoodwinked! (2005)
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Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, the Woodsman, and Granny all tell the police the events that lead up to their encounter. (80 mins.)
“ Out 1/13/06, On DVD 4/25/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
3.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Out 1/13/06, On DVD 4/25/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
4.
Annapolis (2006)
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Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality. (108 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ Out 1/27/06, On DVD 6/27/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
5.
Factotum (2005)
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This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling. (94 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
“ Out 2/3/06, On DVD 12/19/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
6.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
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The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Out 2/3/06, On DVD 6/13/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
7.
Firewall (2006)
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A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom. (105 mins.)
“ Out 2/10/06, ON DVD 6/6/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
8.
The Pink Panther (2006)
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Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. (93 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Out 2/10/06, On DVD 6/13/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
9.
Eight Below (2006)
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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
“ Out 2/17/06, DVD 6/10/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
10.
Freedomland (2006)
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A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest. (113 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
“ Out 2/17/06, On DVD 5/30/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
11.
Winter Passing (2005)
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Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father... (98 mins.)
Director: Adam Rapp
“ Out 2/17/06, On DVD 5/16/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
12.
Ask the Dust (2006)
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Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm. (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Towne
“ Out 3/10/06, On DVD 7/25/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
13.
Failure to Launch (2006)
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A thirty-something, is still living at home until his parents hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
“ Out 3/10/06, On DVD 6/27/06, Saw 6/30/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
14.
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ Out 3/10/06, On DVD 8/1/06, Saw 10/7/06. ” - johnluiz1
 
15.
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
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Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his... (122 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Out 3/17/06, On DVD 8/8/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
16.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ Out 3/17/06, On DVD 7/18/06, Saw in theater 4/9/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
17.
L'enfant (2005)
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Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son. (95 mins.)
“ Out 3/24/06, On DVD 8/15/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
18.
Inside Man (2006)
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A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Out 3/24/06, On DVD 8/8/06, Saw 9/10/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
19.
Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
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A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. (105 mins.)
Director: John Turturro
“ Out 3/24/06, ON DVD 2/12/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
20.
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
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Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. (92 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Out 3/24/06, On DVD 10/3/06, Saw 12/17/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
21.
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
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Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths. (91 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
“ Out 3/31/06, Saw 4/16/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
22.
Friends with Money (2006)
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After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends. (88 mins.)
“ Out 4/7/06, On DVD 8/29/06, Saw 9/17/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
23.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
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A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Out 4/17/06, On DVD 9/12/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
24.
On a Clear Day (2005)
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Frank determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel. (95 mins.)
Director: Gaby Dellal
“ Out 4/7/06, ON DVD 7/11/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
25.
Take the Lead (2006)
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The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. (118 mins.)
Director: Liz Friedlander
“ OUt 4/7/06, On DVD 8/29/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
26.
The Sisters (2005)
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Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives. (113 mins.)
“ Out 4/14/06, ON DVD 6/13/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
27.
The Wild (2006)
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An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back. (94 mins.)
“ Out 4/14/06, On DVD 9/12/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
28.
American Dreamz (2006)
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The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ Out 4/21/06, On DVD 10/17/06, Saw 12/16/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
29.
The Sentinel (2006)
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A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent. (108 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
“ Out 4/21/06, On DVD 8/29/06, Saw 9/30/06 ” - johnluiz1
 
30.
Stick It (2006)
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After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit. (103 mins.)
“ On DVD 4/21/06, Out 9/19/06, Saw 12/30/06 ” - johnluiz1