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     Volume 4 Issue 60 |August 26, 2005 |

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New Flicks

The Skeleton Key
It can open any door.

Genre: Horror / Mystery
Director: Iain Softley
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

Caroline (Kate Hudson) is a twenty-five-year-old hospice worker who cares for the ailing and the elderly, a job designed to atone for her own mistake for ignoring her dying father in the past, when she had been a rock 'n' roll manager. After her latest charge passes away, Caroline takes a job in Louisiana, caring for Ben (John Hurt), a stroke-victim who is bed-ridden and cannot speak. But Caroline becomes suspicious of the house, and Ben's cold wife, Violet (Gena Rowlands) only adds to the creepy atmosphere. After acquiring a skeleton key, Caroline makes her way into a secret room within the attic where she discovers hair, blood, bones, spells, and other instruments for practicing voodoo. Noting that Ben had his stroke in the attic after entering the room, Caroline is determined to unlock the secrets of the house, and rescue Ben from the horrors that hold him captive within.


Four Brothers
They came home to bury mom... and her killer

Genre: Action / Crime
Director: John Singleton
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, André Benjamin, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund, Sofía

After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store hold-up, the Mercer brothers hot-headed Bobby, hard-edged Angel, family man and businessman Jeremiah, and hard rocking Jack--reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down the killer, they quickly realise that their old ways of doing business have new consequences.

Top at the Box Office                                                           Last Week
1. Four Brothers
They came home to bury mom... and her killer
Genre: Action / Crime
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, André Benjamin, Tyrese Gibson and Garrett Hedlund
2. The Skeleton Key
It can open any door.
Genre: Horror / Mystery
Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt
3. The Dukes of Hazzard
Cousins. Outlaws. Thrillbillies.
Genre: Action / Adventure
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson and Burt Reynolds
4. Wedding Crashers
Hide your bridesmaids.
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell
5. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
For the women of Europe... The price of love just got a lot cheaper.
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Edwin Alofs and Til Schweiger



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