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Video/DVD

New releases

A look at what's headed to the video shelves.

By Times Staff
Published June 29, 2006


Annapolis

DIRECTOR: Justin Lin

CAST: James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg, Roger Fan, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Chi McBride, Wilmer Calderon

SYNOPSIS: A working-class pugilist (Franco) fights through the plebe year at the U.S. Naval Academy.

WHAT WE SAID: The St. Petersburg Times gave the movie a C.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; boxing violence, profanity, brief sexual content

RUNNING TIME: 98 min.

Failure to Launch

DIRECTOR: Tom Dey

CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates

SYNOPSIS: McConaughey plays a 35-year-old man still living with his parents, being coaxed out by a new girlfriend (Parker).

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the movie a D.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; sexual content, partial nudity and language

RUNNING TIME: 92 min.

Imagine Me & You

DIRECTOR: Ol Parker

CAST: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Darren Boyd, Eva Birthistle, Boo Jackson, Sue Johnston

SYNOPSIS: A new bride (Perabo) half-heartedly resists her attraction to a florist (Headey), while her groom (Goode) doesn't grasp their lesbian overtures.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the film a D+.

MPAA RATING: R; some language and sexual material

RUNNING TIME: 94 min.

Ultraviolet

DIRECTOR: Kurt Wimmer

CAST: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Fichtner, Sebastien Andrieu, Ida Martin, Ricardo Mamood

SYNOPSIS: A beautiful vampire must protect a boy who holds the secret for transforming vampires back to humans.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this movie.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; sequences of violent action throughout, partial nudity and language

RUNNING TIME: 88 min.

Cache

DIRECTOR: Michael Haneke

CAST: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydès, Aïssa Maïga, Caroline Baehr, Christian Benedetti, Philippe Besson, Loic Brabant

SYNOPSIS: A married couple (Auteuil, Binoche) on the skids are troubled by voyeuristic videotapes left on their doorstep by a stranger.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the movie a B.

MPAA RATING: R; brief strong violence

RUNNING TIME: 117 min.

Find Me Guilty

DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet

CAST: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Alex Rocco, Linus Roache, Ron Silver

SYNOPSIS: A wisecracking wise guy (Diesel) defends himself against racketeering charges. Based on the true story of the longest criminal trial in U.S. history.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the movie a C.

MPAA RATING: R; harsh profanity, brief violence and sexual situations

RUNNING TIME: 125 min.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

DIRECTOR: Tyler Perry

CAST: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe, Henry Simmons, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Rochelle Aytes, Jenifer Lewis, Keke Palmer, Tangi Miller, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson

SYNOPSIS: Sequel to 2005's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, with Perry dressing in drag as a gun-toting grandmother.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the movie a B-.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; mature thematic material, domestic violence, sex and drug references

RUNNING TIME: 107 min.

Why We Fight

DIRECTOR: Eugene Jarecki

CAST: Graydon Carter, John S.D. Eisenhower, Chalmers Johnson, William Kristol, John McCain, Richard Perle, James G. Roche, Gore Vidal

SYNOPSIS: Documentary profiling the military-industrial complex from the cold War to Iraq.

WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the film an A-.

MPAA RATING: PG-13; disturbing war images and brief language

RUNNING TIME: 99 min.

[Last modified June 28, 2006, 12:45:02]


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