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June 2006
Week of June 12th through June 16th



SUMMER DVD EXPLOSION - June Releases
 
While folks are spending their summer watching a lot of the blockbusters on the big screen, there are a few films that you may have missed that are currently or will be on DVD this summer. A number of them have the distinction of either being unrated, the director's cut, sequels, and straight-to-DVD, as well as some seasons of TV programs. Take a look at what the month of June is offering. Click here....

 

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Latest Features Additions:
  
June DVD Releases

16 Blocks, Madea's Family Reunion, and Like Mike 2 are among this month's releases
 
SUPERMAN RETURNS CLIPS

Head over to IESB.net to see 11 super clips on the films
 
THE GAME PLAN cast update

Braga talks about playing a stripper/prostitute who falls for lifelong friends.
 
Lowercity: An Interview with Alice Braga

Braga talks about playing a stripper/prostitute who falls for lifelong friends.
 
Loverboy: An Interview with Kevin Bacon

Bacon recently spoke about working with his family and how hard it was to find a distributor.
 
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA update

Check out the latest pics starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway
 
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott film news

Universal Pictures to make biopic on female rapper
 
Dreamgirls update

Watch the new clip that aired during the Tony Awards
 
The Lake House: An Interview with Sandra Bullock

Keanu and Sandra talk about working together again on this romantic journey.
 
Yo Soy Boricua!: An Interview with Rosie Perez

Rosie discusses the passion and tenacity of Puerto Ricans striving to achieve the American dream while maintaining their cultural identity.


 
Superman Returns update

A boatload of new pics are now online.
Tyrese Gibson news

Gibson joins Rosie Perez and John Leguizamo on "The Take"
Transformers update

The film's website has been uploaded with a poster.
Resurrecting The Champ news

Teri Hatcher joins Samuel L. Jackson pic
2006 URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Festival celebrates 10th Anniversary with Waist Deep and Dirty Laundy amongst its slate.
 
Color of the Cross

Pictures from a movie with a Black Jesus
 
The Heart of the Game: An Interview with Director Serrill and Coach Resler
Director Serrill and Coach Resler talk about the film that's been an inspiration to many.
The Omen: Cast Interviews
Director John Moore
Liev Schreiber
Julia Stiles
 
Little Secret casting

Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def cast in HBO's Little Secret.
 
Craig Brewer news

Brewer to direct "Maggie Lynn" with Allain and Singleton attached as producers.
 
Waist Deep update
Check out new photos of Tyrese, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate and The Game
 
The Lake House update
Check out new pics with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock
 
WILL SMITH news

Smith to do "Seven Pounds" for Columbia Pictures.
 
DIE HARD 4 casting news

Cinescape says Scott Speedman may be the villian in the next installment.
 
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest update

Check out the trailer and new pics of Naomie Harris
 
BRING IT ON: ALL OR NOTHING DVD news

Sequels stars Solange Knowles-Smith and Rihanna
 
ANGELA ROBINSON news

Robinson to direct "Pledged" for Paramount.
 
FOREST WHITAKER news

Whitaker to star in "Vantage Point" with Dennis Quaid.
 
TYLER PERRY news

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girl cast includes Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Malinda Williams, Terri Vaughn and Lou Gossett Jr.
 
DANNY GLOVER news

Glover to join "Be Kind, Rewind" for New Line Cinema.
 
 
MORGAN FREEMAN news

Freeman to join Affleck in "Gone, Baby, Gone" for Miramax Films.
 
 
MIAMI VICE update

New pics added with Jamie Foxx and Collin Farrell.

 
X-MEN- The Last Stand : Cast Interviews

Halle Berry
Director Brett Ratner
Hugh Jackman
Aaron Stanford and Dania Ramirez
Ben Foster, Anna Paquin, and Shawn Ashmore
Bill Duke
 
 

 
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The Lake House

The Descent
Click
Quinceañera
The Holiday
The Break Up
Southland Tales

Home Of The Brave

Bobby
The Pursuit of Happyness
Smokin' Aces

Crossover

The Heart of the Game

Steppin'

Half Nelson
Young Hannibal

Snakes on a Plane
Superman Returns
X-Men 3
Idlewild
Black Snake Moan
Bandidas
Casino Royale
Awake
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Infamous
School for Scoundrels

Factory Girl

Little Man

Harsh Times
Rocky Balboa

Five Fingers
Spiderman3
Rogue

Nacho Libre

Dreamgirls
Pulse

The Da vinci Code

SCOOP

The Cleaner

Wassup Rockers
Waist Deep

In The Land of Women

The Good Shepherd

Pan's Labyrinth
Zodiac
World Trade Center
The Devil Wears Prada
Killshot
Alpha Dog

Sunshine

John Tucker Must Die

Miami Vice

A Prairie Home Companion
The Last King of Scotland

Lady in the Water
Premium

Pirates of the Carribean 2
Jump Shot
Slow Burn
Lonely Hearts
A Scanner Darkly
Edison
Shadowboxer

 

Reviews

Latest Review Additions:
  
wThe Lake House (in Film )

A little drawn out at times, this film might have been a full success if only met with a little tweaking. 

 

wONLY HUMAN (Seres Queridos) (in Film )

Laced with plenty of funny moments, Only Human is a rare, optimistic ray of hope about the prospects of Jewish-Muslim relations.A rare, optimistic ray of hope about the prospects of Jewish-Muslim relations.

 

wLowercity(CIDADE BAIXA) (in Film )

Lower City is as visually-captivating as "City of God", but this flick is actually a more engaging film, given its alternately steamy and sophisticated storyline, combined with the palpable chemistry generated among its three lead characters.
 

w Dave Chappelle's Block Party DVD (in Film )

This concert flick’s strength lies in its inspired musical performances by a host of hip-hop artists who are not at all shy about sharing their sharp-edged political perspective.
 

w The Heart of the Game (in Film )

The Heart of the Game might best be thought of as a female version Hoop
Dreams.
 

w Cars (in Film )

Pixar strikes gold once again with “Cars”. It is a wonderfully imaginative film and filled with just the right amount of nostalgia and sentimentality to win over audiences of all ages.
 

w A Prairie Home Companion (in Film )

Highly-recommended for loyal devotees inclined to approach A Prairie Home Companion as a cinematic capstone on Garrison Keillor’s magnificent career.

w THE BREAK UP (in Film )

With Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston having declared themselves a couple, people forget that this is still a movie, and yet, the film is uneven because the chemistry doesn’t work on screen as much as it works off-screen.
 

w Firewall DVD (in Film )

Another edge-of-your-seat, roller coaster ride from a matinee idol everybody loves to root for.
 

w Why We Fight DVD (in Film )

This damning documentary interweaves file footage with running commentaries by a “Who’s Who” list of both liberal and conservative luminaries like Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and Bill Kristol.
 

w DISTRICT B13 (in Film )

Unlikely Buddies Blend to Save Ghetto in Futuristic Action Flick from France
 

w X-Men: The Last Stand (in Film )

Every great franchise inevitably takes a step back, but to portray “X-Men: The Last Stand” as anything less than disappointing is mincing words.  It is a shell of its predecessors, a technical exercise that is utterly devoid of substance.
 

w Date Movie DVD (in Film )

More shocking than hilarious, but Date Movie offers just enough funny moments to earn this critic’s seal of approval.

w The Da Vinci Code (in Film )

The film is overly faithful to the book, but it is a better than average popcorn film that runs a bit long.
 

w Lemming (in Film )

Suspenseful and surreal, it is perhaps most reminiscent of Swimming Pool, another inscrutable psychological thriller starring Charlotte Rampling

w Something New DVD (in Film )

Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, Something New ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker..

w Poseidon (in Film )

Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, Something New ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker..

w Big Momma's House 2 DVD (in Film )

Expect to sit stoned-faced throughout the duration of this humorless
adventure. No logic, no laughs, just a textbook “take-the-money-and-run” sequel.

w The Producers DVD (in Film )

Lane and Broderick exhibit perfect timing acting, dancing and singing
together from start to finish..

w African American Lives DVD (in Film )

Alternatively emotional and informative, an overdue return-to-roots saga
made possible through an unprecedented combination of DNA, genealogy and
oral tradition.

w ON THE OUTS DVD (in Film )

Shot documentary style against graphic urban backdrops in gritty environs, the movie is nothing if not convincing in delivering a gripping authentic air.

w Art School Confidential (in Film )

Art School Confidential is an ingenious satire of the pretentious mindset of the elitist art world from the perspective of a rapidly-disillusioned kid who had no idea what he was getting into.

w Munich DVD (in Film )

Riveting Spielberg Espionage Thriller Out on DVD

w MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: 3 (in Film )

Though the plot is a bit convoluted and Hoffman doesn’t do much as the villain, there’s plenty of action and suspense that will satisfy all those that want to see Cruise in high gear and run like crazy

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