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May 2005
Week of May 16th through May 20th


The summer season will kick off in high gear with the release of STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH. It's predicted to be the film to beat, and if correct, there will be a big race for second place. From comic books films like THE FANTASTIC FOUR and BATMAN BEGINS, to Sci-Fi films like WAR OF THE WORLDS, there will be plenty of films to grab your attention. Here's a look at what's ahead this summer.  Click here

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Inside Man Casting News

Wallach joins Denzel Washington in Spike Lee film.

Mike Epps News

Epps to play Richard Pryor on big-screen.

Eddie Murphy News

Murphy plays multiple characters.

Monster-in-Law: Cast Interviews

Jennifer Lopez
Wanda Sykes
Jane Fonda

Dreamgirls News

Jamie Foxx and Usher added to cast.

Madea's Family Reunion Casting News

Boris Kodjoe, Henry Simmons, and Tangi Miller join Blair Underwood in Tyler Perry's next film.

Back in the Day News

World premiere on BET on May 13.

Bokeem Woodbine News

Actor gears up for a trio of major movies.

Miami Vice Casting

Elizabeth Rodriguez joins Foxx and Farrell.

Warner Brothers Casting Call

Actors needed for NEW FILM from the producers of HITCH and DRUMLINE.

Chris Tucker News

Rush Hour 3 back in play.

Imagenation News

New Harlem Cinema announncement.

Crash: Cast Interviews

Don Cheadle and Larenz Tate
Terrence Howard and Ryan Philippe

House of Wax: Cast Interviews

Elisha Cuthbert
Chad Michael Murray
Paris Hilton

May DVD Releases

Lawrence Fishbourne, Blair Underwood, Mo'Nique, and The Wayan Bros headline this week's releases.

Naomie Harris News

Harris joins Jamie Foxx in "Miami Vice".

Mos Def News

Mos Def joins Bruce Willis in "16 Blocks".

Gabrielle Union News

Union plays a lesbian in "Running With Scissors".

Djimon Hounsou News

Hounsou to do indie film "Redemption", directed by Melvin James (Honeybee).

Denzel Washington News

Washington signs on to "Deja Vu".

XXX: State of the Union: Cast Interviews

Ice Cube
Samuel L. Jackson

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: An Interview with Zooey Deschanel

Deschanel talks about her character and the book.

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End Game
The Island
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Brothers Grimm
Ghost Rider
Cry Wolf
The Adventures Of Shark Boy And Lava Girl In 3-D
A Scanner Darkly
Akeelah and the Bee
The Tenants
Red Eye
Herbie: Fully Loaded
The Chumscrubber
The Amityville Horror
Hustle and Flow
Batman Begins
Dying for Dolly
War Of The Worlds
Aeon Flux
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
The Man

Into the Blue

Carlito's Way

Monster in Law
Underworld: Evolution
Roll Bounce

The Cave
Pink Panther

Memoirs of a Geisha
An Unfinished Life
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Fantastic Four



Latest Review Additions:
Crash Review (in Film )
Although some the stories in the film seem contrived, the actors portraying the roles are not only convincing but perhaps give their best performance to date.

XXX: State of the Union Review (in Film )
With the exception of a bullet train at infinite speed and the dialogue, which gave Speedman and Dafoe the worst lines of the film, the film is appealing because Cube and Jackson are worth watching.

Kingdom of Heaven Review (in Film )
The film revels in its desire to be the next great epic, but it merely falls to a solid somewhat banal period piece of excellent bloody sword and arrow play in numerous battles.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Review (in Film )
Hitchhiker's is a breath of fresh air.  It’s an inventive escape from the recent batch of uncreative, dispassionate science fiction films..

The Year of the Yao Review (in Film )
The Year of the Yao is a tremendously entertaining film. It’s easily the best basketball film I’ve seen in years.

Beauty Shop Review (in Film )
While some of the jokes take some time to get a chuckle, Latifah and the cast more than make up for it by bringing in their own comedic style and making the film enjoyable and worthy of being a spinoff.

Guess Who Review (in Film )
Times have definitely changed because Ashton Kutcher is no Sidney Poitier, but Bernie Mac pretty much holds the film and the politics together in this mildly entertaining film.

Miss Congeniality 2 Review (in Film )
With her next sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, not only is it worse than "Speed 2", but it lacks the spark and charm that made the original cute and fun to enjoy.

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