Harry is banished to his room while Uncle Vernon hosts important clients. A house-elf named Dobby shows up in Harry's room with the warning that terrible danger awaits at Hogwarts and not to return there. Harry refuses to believe him, but is locked in his room. He is rescued, however, by the Weasley brothers in a flying car. So Harry returns to Hogwarts despite Dobby's warning. Sure enough, Harry begins hearing an evil voice that nobody else seems to hear. The dreaded Chamber of Secrets is open again at Hogwarts, and the unknown Heir to Slytherin is determined to wreak havoc on Muggle-blooded students. As students become petrified, Harry and Ron have to act.
A rather odd thing has just just occurred in the life of nerdy high school student Peter Parker; after being bitten by a radioactive spider, his body chemistry is mutagenically altered in that he can scale walls and ceilings, and he develops a "spider-sense" that warns him of approaching danger. Adopting the name "Spider-Man", Peter first uses his newfound powers to make money, but after his uncle is murdered at the hands of a criminal Peter failed to stop, he swears to use his powers to fight the evil that killed his uncle.
At the same time, scientist and businessman Norman Osborn, after exposure to an experimental nerve gas, develops an alternate personality himself; the super-strong, psychotic Green Goblin! Peter Parker must now juggle three things in his life; his new job at the local newspaper under a perpetually on-edge employer, his battle against the evil Green Goblin, and his fight to win the affections of beautiful classmate Mary Jane Watson, against none other than his best friend Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn! Is this challenge too much for even the amazing Spider-Man to handle?
The true story of Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), the youngest man to make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Frank posed at various times as a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, and even an FBI agent. Throughout his life, he passed millions of dollars in bad checks and later, after finally being captured, escaped from prison. Frank Abagnale eventually became a consultant for the FBI, specializing in the field of white-collar crime.
At the end of part one, the Fellowship was forced to divide. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" traces the journey of Frodo (Wood) and Sam (Astin) as they venture deeper into the land of the enemy - with the mysterious Gollum (Serkis) serving as their guide - while their companions in the Fellowship, Aragorn (Mortensen), Legolas (Bloom) and Gimli (Davies), struggle to rescue the captured Hobbits Merry (Monaghan) and Pippin (Boyd). Their destinies now lie at Two Towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman (Lee) waits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. In addition to Gollum, The Two Towers also introduces the people of Rohan, led by King Theoden (Hill), his niece Eowyn (Otto) and her brother Eomer (Urban); Faramir (Wenham), brother of Boromir; Wormtongue (Dourif); and the Ent, Treebeard.
In this traditional Japanese anime film, a young girl is taken away to an inhuman world inhabited by strange spirits. Her slovenly parents are turned into pigs, and she is faced with the task of turning them back to human form and finding her way home.
A team of Vermont State Troopers stationed in the boonies just south of the Canadian border risks falling victim to serious budget cuts unless it proves to those pulling the purse strings that it does more than toy with stoned joyriders. During a routine traffic stop, the troopers uncover a drug smuggling operation and they start a race against the clock to crack the dope ring and save their jobs. They also chase an elusive cartoon monkey.
This film tracks the true-life story of John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe), the man who established the Nobel Prize-winning Game Theory of economics. Nash's personal trials include marital struggles and recovery from paranoid schizophrenia.
Based on a non-fiction book first printed in 1928, this sweeping tale follows the rise of Irish and Italian gangsters in New York, beginning in the Tammany Hall era and moving towards the 20th century. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the son of a murdered gangleader who swears vengeance upon the man who killed his father.
This film is based on the novel Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, by Mark Bowden, which tells the true story of the Oct. 3, 1993, Battle of Mogadishu during the Somalian Civil War. This battle was the longest sustained ground attack involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. The mission to abduct two of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's lieutenants was designed to take 60 minutes but ended up lasting 15 hours. The attack resulted in two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters being shot down and the deaths of 18 Americans and hundreds of Somalians.
Ten years later, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Princess and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Will Graham (Edward Norton) is just about to retire from the F.B.I. when he is called back into duty to track down a brutal killer known at the Tooth Fairy. The killer, Francis Dollarhyde (Ralph Fiennes), detests the title given to him and would rather use the title that he thinks of himself as: the Red Dragon. Now, Dollarhyde has set his eyes on a young woman named Reba (Emily Watson) and Graham will do anything to stop him from killing her. But for him to do that, there's just one thing that he needs to do that he has never wanted to do ever again: visit his arch-enemy, the cunning Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who has been giving the Red Dragon some information about Graham's family recently.
In the absence of nurturing parents, Jimmy and his friends - cool and charismatic Future (Mekhi Phifer), optimistic dreamer Sol (Omar Benson Miller), aspiring activist DJ Iz (De'Angelo Wilson) and slow but steady Cheddar Bob (Evan Jones) - have created their own family. Jimmy and his "crew" (Three One Third), live on hopes of "getting that big deal soon," while struggling to eke out a living at their dead end jobs and navigating the minefields of their turbulent personal relationships. As Jimmy so bluntly puts it: "we're all broke as shit and living at home with our moms." At night, they feed their dreams in the hip hop dubs of Detroit where the city's best rappers battle each other with emotionally abusive rhymes as they vie for the respect of their peers. In the un-poetic world of Three One Third, rhyme is wielded like a weapon with words meant to wound. And victory belongs to the quick-witted.
The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby soon realize that they cannot solve this mystery without help from each other.
James Bond�s newest mission begins with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea � and the action doesn�t let up until the credits roll. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way he crosses paths with Jinx (Oscar�-winner Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), who will play vital roles in his latest adventure. Hot on the trail of deadly megalomaniac Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) and his ruthless right-hand man Zao (Rick Yune), Bond travels to Iceland into the villain�s lair: a palace built entirely of ice. There he experiences firsthand the power of a new hi-tech weapon. Ultimately it all leads to an explosive confrontation � and an unforgettable conclusion � back in Korea where it all started.
Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.
Based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks, which was set in the 1950s, the story is about a modern-day small-town romance in North Carolina between two teenagers: the only son of a wealthy family and the town minister's quiet daughter. When they both join the town's Christmas pageant, the unlikely pair meet and fall in love.
Set in a future society in which human emotion is forbidden and is suppressed by a required dose of the drug Prozium, the story follows the spiritual conversion of John Preston (Bale), an agent who must administer the drug. When he accidentally misses a dose, he becomes aware of his emotions and fights to overthrow the controlling regime. Taye Diggs plays Preston's partner.
A mysterious video tape is killing off anyone who watches it. Whenever the victim watches it, the phone rings, telling them they have only one week to live. A young reporter named Rachel is investigating these events, but after she and her small son watch the tape, it becomes a race against time to find out why the tape is killing everyone and how it could be stopped.
On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat. Thinking the young man is dead, a curious fisherman with a scalpel finds two bullets in his back and a miniature laser device in his hip. The laser reveals a Swiss bank account number. But our wet hero isn't dead, and soon finds himself in Zurich. In the bank vault the young man discovers his name, Jason Bourne. In addition, he finds a baffling pile of different passports, all with his picture, and a huge pile of cash. In the U.S. Embassy, Jason Bourne discovers his love interest and travel partner, Marie, along with the fact that someone wants to kill him. Armed with a bag of money and mysterious martial arts skills, with Marie by his side, Bourne scours Paris for clues about his identity and past life... and finds himself in the middle of two assassination plots masterminded by the CIA.
In Washington, D.C., in 2054, a technologically advanced Department of Precrime has been created to detect and prevent murders before they're committed. As the respected Detective John Anderton, Tom Cruise plays one of the cops who bust potential murderers. He's a respected officer hired by his even more admired mentor (Max von Sydow). But an aggressive and arrogant Department of Justice agent (Colin Farrell) begins nosing around looking for corruption and thinks he finds it when signs point to Anderton as a future killer. The movie is based on a story by Philip K. Dick.
Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Spader). First, she was released only recently from a mental institution; second, after only one day back with her dysfunctional suburban family, she has already succumbed again to her secret, self-destructive habit. Although she's never had a job in her life, Lee is hired by the mysterious lawyer Mr. Grey. At first the work seems quite normal, but soon, in between typing, filing, and coffee-making, Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship together, crossing lines of conduct that would give any human resource director pause. The film is based on the short story "Secretary," from Mary Gaitskill's collection Bad Behavior.
Based on writer Max Allan Collins and illustrator Richard Piers Rayner's serialized mystery comic novel for DC Comics, the film is set in Depression-era Chicago and revolves around hit man Michael Sullivan, known to friends and enemies as a dangerous man. Uncompromising in his work, Sullivan is just as devoted to his private life as a husband and father of two young boys. But when his two worlds collide, leading to the death of his wife and youngest son, Sullivan and his surviving son, Michael Jr., leave their peaceful home life behind and embark on a journey of revenge.
Lilo (Daveigh Chase) is a young Hawaiian girl who adopts a "dog" named Stitch (Chris Sanders), who is actually an alien genetic experiment gone horribly awry. Stitch has crash-landed on Earth, where he immediately begins wreaking havoc. Through her generosity, Lilo teaches Stitch the one thing he wasn't designed to do ? to care about others.
With the Ice Age fast approaching, a woolly mammoth, sabre-tooth tiger, and a very nervous sloth are forced to migrate to a warmer locale. But of course, the journey isn't so simple, not with this crew.
This spin-off of the popular video game focuses on a military group fighting a supercomputer that's gone out of control. That's not all: The group also must combat hundreds of scientists who, after an accident in the lab, mutate into flesh-eating zombies.
A 30-something divorced woman moves with her daughter into a New York brownstone. The house happens to have a hidden room, known as the "panic room," which is where the two are forced to hide out when three thieves break in to retrieve a hidden stockpile of cash.
A young woman flees from Alabama to reinvent herself in New York, leaving behind her "white trash" upbringing and husband. She finds herself becoming a city socialite and is happy with her Park Avenue boyfriend. Everything goes perfectly until he proposes to her, forcing her to return home to tell her parents and get a divorce. But the trip back awakens memories of her past, and she must choose between her new life and the life she left behind.
Sent to a small Alaska town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl, a veteran police officer (Al Pacino) is forced into a game of psychological cat-and-mouse by a primary suspect (Robin Williams) after his partner is killed. The stakes escalate as he contends with an idealistic detective (Hilary Swank) and finds his own stability dangerously threatened.
Based on the best-selling novel by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby, About a Boy tells the story of a shallow, wealthy man (Hugh Grant) in his mid-30s who begins dating single mothers because they'll be momentarily grateful for the insincere "love," and thus easier to dump down the road. But his plan hits a snag when he unexpectedly falls for his latest target and becomes a father figure to her 12-year-old son.
A widowed Pennsylvania farmer, Graham Hess (Mel Gibson), discovers strange 500-foot crop circles in his corn fields. Were they created by pranksters or ? aliens? Along with his brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), and his two children, daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin) and son Morgan (Rory Culkin), Graham searches for the answer, and it's not long before others are searching, too.