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New Flicks

Hustle & Flow
Everybody gotta have a dream.

Genres: Drama
Director: Craig Brewer
Distributor: Paramount Classics
Cast: Terrence Dashon Howard, DJ Qualls, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Though DJay, a streetwise Memphis pimp, has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key, a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he's ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps - his flow - and the two team up with Shelby, a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumping crunk tracks. DJay's metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life - Shug and Nola - find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black, DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.

The Island
They don't want you to know what you are.

Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Michael Bay
Distributor: Dreamworks
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi

Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island," reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones whose only purpose is to provide "spare parts" for their original human counterparts. Realising it is only a matter of time before he is "harvested," Lincoln makes a daring escape with a fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson). Pursued by the forces of the institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers.

Top at the Box Office                                                           Last Week
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Factory Opens July 2005.
Genres: Family/ Musical / Fantasy
Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly and Helena Bonham Carter
2. Wedding Crashers
Hide your bridesmaids.
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell
3. Fantastic Four
Prepare for the fantastic.
Genres: Action / Adventure / Comedy
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans
4. War of the Worlds
They're already here.
Genres: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Dakota Fanning
5. Batman Begins
A New Beginning
Genre: Adventure / Crime / Thriller
Starring: Christian Bale, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine



Source: IMDB and YahooMovies


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