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May 2006
Summer Preview 2006

Summer Preview 2006, continued
By Wilson Morales

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Release Date: July 21, 2006
Director: Lee Daniels
Screenwriter: Will Rokos
Producers: Lee Daniels, Lisa Cortes, Brook Lenfest, Dave Robinson, & Will Rokos
Cast: Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Macy Gray, Mo'Nique, Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Ferlito, & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Silently dying from cancer, Rose, a contract killer, embarks on one final job with her partner and lover, Mikey. As she is about to kill Vickie, wife of an underground mob boss, Rose has a crisis of conscience and is compelled to save the life of this woman caught in a compromising situation. Now forced to hide out to avoid discovery from those seeking Vickie1s death, Rose, Mikey and their new family seek to find love and redemption under the most unexpected circumstances.
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Release Date: July 28, 2006
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Michael Mann
Producers: Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann
Screenwriter: Michael Mann
Composer: The Rza
Cast: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Luis Tosar, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ana Cristina De Oliveira, Isaach De Bankole, John Ortiz, and Ciaran Hinds,

Synopsis: This is an adaptation of the popular 80s cop series, Colin Farrell will play Det. James "Sonny" Crockett and Jamie Foxx will play Det. Ricardo Tubbs. In the movie, they face a transnational criminal enterprise whose leader and chief financial officer is of Chinese/Cuban origin (Gong Li).
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Release Date: August 11, 2006
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Oliver Stone
Screenwriter: Andrea Berloff
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Mario Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena

Synopsis: Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone tells the true story of the heroic survival and rescue of two Port Authority policemen – John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno – who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, after they went in to help people escape. The film also follows their families as they try to find out what happened to them, as well as the rescuers who found them in the debris field and pulled them out. Their story shows how the best in people rose above the tragic events of that day.
Only 20 people were rescued alive from the World Trade Center after the collapse of the buildings. Officer Jimeno and Sgt. McLoughlin were the 18th and 19th.


Release Date: August 18, 2006
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: David R. Ellis
Producers: Craig Berenson, Don Granger, Gary Levinsohn
Screenwriters: Sebastian Gutierrez, John Heffernan, David Loucka
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Flex Alexander, Rachel Blanchard, Juliana Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Tygh Run
yan, David Koechner

Synopsis: On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean, an assassin, bent on killing a passenger who's a witness in protective custody, let loose a crate full of deadly snakes.
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Release Date: August 25, 2006
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Bryan Barber
Producers: William Green, Scott Macaulay, Robin O'Hara
Screenwriters: Bryan Barber and Doug Stern
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Big Boi, Terrence Howard, Macy Gray, Patti Labelle, Faison Love, Paula Jai Parker, Ving Rhames, Malinda Williams, China Anderson, Karen Dyer, Erika T. Johnson, Angelo Moore

Synopsis: A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer (Big Boi) and his piano player (Andre 3000) contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club.
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