Spring Arts: Film Calendar
26 -- "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed," sequel to the 2002 hit based on the TV cartoon, brings back Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard as the Mystery Inc. crew.
"Ned Kelly," based on the true story of the Australian Kelly gang of the late 19th century, stars Heath Ledger as the legendary bank robber.
"The Ladykillers," a Coen Brothers remake of the 1955 British comedy that starred Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, features Tom Hanks as the master schemer originally played by Guinness.
"Never Die Alone," based on Daniel Goines's novel of the same name, is about the death of King David (DMX), a hard-boiled criminal, and the attempts of a journalist (David Arquette) to uncover what happened.
TBD -- "Noi," a debut feature for Icelandic director Dagur Kari, is about an albino misfit who lives in a remote Icelandic village.
"Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself," set in Glasgow, is about the complicated relationship between Harbour (Adrian Rawlins) and Wilbur (Jamie Sives), his suicidal brother, who have just inherited a bookstore.
"Bukowski: Born Into This" is a documentary about the alcoholic poet and author who penned "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," "Hollywood" and the autobiographical screenplay for the movie "Barfly."
2 -- "The United States of Leland" stars Ryan Gosling as a sensitive teenager imprisoned for killing an autistic child out of sympathy for his condition.
"Hellboy," a horror film based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola, is about a strange being (Ron Perlman) who is half man, half demon.
"Home on the Range," a Disney animated feature, is about a herd of cows in the days of the Wild West who rally to save their ranch. The background voice cast includes Roseanne, Judi Dench and Cuba Gooding Jr.
"Mean Girls" features Lindsay Lohan as a new girl at an Illinois high school who falls for the wrong guy and suffers humiliation from her peers.
"Dogville," from controversial director Lars von Trier, stars Nicole Kidman in an allegory about the brutality and bigotry of a small town in America.
7 -- "Johnson Family Vacation," a comedy, features Cedric the Entertainer driving his family cross country to a family reunion in the Midwest.
9 -- "Walking Tall," a remake of the 1970s cult movie, stars the Rock as a bat-toting sheriff after justice.
"Mayor of the Sunset Strip," directed by George ("Hearts of Darkness") Hickenlooper, looks at the life of Rodney Bingenheimer, the rock impresario who helped introduce Iggy Pop, the Ramones and Blondie to America.
"The Whole Ten Yards," a sequel to "The Whole Nine Yards," brings back Bruce Willis as hit man Jimmy the Tulip and Matthew Perry as Oz, his quippy, not-built-for-murder friend.
"Ella Enchanted," an offbeat fairy tale based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, is about Ella of Frell (Anne Hathaway), a young woman who finds herself under a spell to be constantly obedient to everyone.
16 -- "Hypnotic," is about a hypnotherapist (Goran Visnjic) who unintentionally develops the ability to read the minds of his patients.
"The Punisher," based on the Marvel Comics character, stars Thomas Jane as a former FBI agent who becomes an avenging angel after his family is slaughtered.
"Connie and Carla" stars Toni Colette and Nia Vardalos as Chicago dinner theater performers on the lam after witnessing a Mafia hit.
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