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Article Date: February 20, 2007 | Publication: Eurweb | Author: Marie Moore
Source: http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur31585.cfm

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*Now that all the fuss over awards will come to an end shortly, it’s time to present the slate of upcoming films that will be in theaters before the summer string of movies. The season could not get off to a better start than with “Breach,” inspired by true events. "Breach" is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the FBI, where some of the nation's most sensitive and potentially volatile secrets are kept. Dennis Haysbert, who might be best known as President David Palmer Nelson in the TV series "24," has an important role as FBI agent Dean Plesac. Haysbert has quite an impressive track record as an actor that includes playing Nelson Mandela, Major Lincoln in "Jarhead" and Dr. Theodore Morris in one of the best series on TV, "Now and Again." In “Breach” Haysbert is involved in one of the biggest operations ever conducted by the FBI to catch a mole within its ranks. "Breach" also stars Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney and Gary Cole. Feb. 16
No, "Black Snake Moan," has no snakes on the plane. This is the story of a disheartened bluesman (Samuel L. Jackson) who reforms a promiscuous woman (Christina Ricci) using unorthodox methods. S. Epatha Merkerson, John Coltrane Jr., Justin Timberlake and Rhianna Kelling. Feb. 23

Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, "Bridge to Terabithia," is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination from the producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." Josh Hutcherson and Annasophia Robb, Robert Patrick and Zooey Deschanel star. Feb. 16

"Days of Glory," is the WWII film that tells the tale of a group of soldiers who join the French in their fight against the Nazis. Although they passionately battle to defend France, a place they've never been, they face inequality and daily humiliation within the French army. The film stars Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem and Samy Naceri. Feb. 16

The psychological thriller "The Number 23" stars Jim Carrey as a man whose life unravels after he comes into contact with an obscure book title "The Number 23." As he reads the book, he becomes increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. He begins to realize the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined. The film also stars Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Logan Lerman, Rhona Mitra and Ka'ramuu Kush. Feb. 23

"Reno 911: Miami" is based on the Comedy Central TV series and stars Carlos Alazzraqui, Mary Birdsong, Robert Ben Garant, Kerry Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash and Thomas Lennon. The deputies attend a law enforcement convention in Miami Beach, where the crew is charged with protecting the city after bioterrorists attack the convention. Feb. 23

Dismissed from NASA's space program, former astronaut-in-training Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) pursues his lifelong dream by building his own rocket. Against all odds, he is determined to reach his goal and instill in his children the courage to pursue their own dreams, no matter the odds. Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake and Davis House star. Feb. 23

"Starter For 10" is a bitter-sweet comedy about loyalty, class, falling in love and the difference between knowledge and wisdom. It stars James McAvoy, who stars opposite Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland" and should also have been given an Oscar nod. Also starring in "Starter For 10" is Rebecca Hall, Alice Eve, Dominic Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch. Feb. 23

MARCH

Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen, John Travolta and William H. Macy are middle-aged friends who hit the road on their hogs to rev up their routine suburban lives. Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei and Jill Hennessy are among the players in “Wild Hogs.” Mar 2

All stops have been pulled out for the March 9 release of "300." Several months ago a screening was held where star Gerard Butler and director Zack Snyder attended and exuded excitement as they discussed the film. Hold on to your seats for a wild ride with this one. Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, "300" is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West also star.

Nia Long, Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon and Marcus Lyle Brown star in “Premonition.” This film, which is a race against time and fate, opens Mar 16.

"I Think I Love My Wife" is written, directed and stars Chris Rock. This comedy is about marriage and the lure of a new love, Nikki (Kerry Washington), who bombards the bounds of matrimony. Gina Torres stars as Chris' wife. Michael K. Williams, Casandra Freeman and Samantha Ivers also star. Mar 16

"Pride" stars Terrence Howard, who plays Jim Ellis. Ellis, with the help of a graying janitor (Bernie Mac) and a group of troubled teens, founded the City of Brotherly Love's first African-American swim team in the mid-1970s. Kimberly Elise, Trevor Morgan, Tom Arnold and newcomers Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Regine Nehy, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips and Evan Ross also star. Mar 23

"Reign Over Me" has Adam Sandler, who lost his family on 9/11 in New York City runing into his old college roommate, Don Cheadle. Their friendship is rekindled and Cheadle helps Sandler recover from his grief. Jada Pinkett Smith, Cicely Tyson, Saffron Burrows, Robert Klein and Liv Tyler star. Mar 23

Angela Bassett is back and audiences will be entertained with her performance, along with the voices of Tom Selleck, Adam West, Laurie Metcalf and Nicole Sullivan in "Meet the Robinsons." This animated film about a dysfunctional family has a kid inventor in search of his biological mother. Mar 30

The highly anticipated "The Last Mimzy" starring Michael Clark Duncan, Timothy Hutton, Joely Richardson and Rainn Wilson hits theaters March 23. Based on the acclaimed sci-fi story by Lewis Padgett, the films tells the story of two children who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. But they are not toys and the children and those around them are taken on an incredible journey.

Clare-Hope Ashitey (Marie) hopes that her life is spared in “Beyond the Gates,” based on a true story. With the world on the verge of extinction because no children have been born in 18 years, Clare-Hope is a black eight-months pregnant woman in “Children of Men.” Sought after for a different reason in “Beyond the Gates,” she is among many Tutsis who have taken refuge in a school in Rwanda. Joe Connor (Hugh Dancy) is a teacher at the school and Father Christopher (John Hurt) must make an agonizing decision regarding their welfare.

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are back. This time the voices of Sarah Michelle Geller, Chris Evans, Mako, Patrick Stewart, Zhang Ziyi and Kevin Smith join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and must defeat their old arch nemesis, The Shredder. Laurence Fishburne is the Narrator. TMNT hits theaters Mar 23.

Also released in March are “Dead Silence,” “Black Book,” “Lucky You,” “Avenue Montaigne,” “The Next Girl I See,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Full of It,” “The Lookout,” “The Hawk is Dying,” “After the Wedding,” “Shoot Down,” “First Snow” and “The Namesake.”

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