installment of the animated feature franchise, this
time focusing on Celebi, a powerful time-traveling
pokémon with mastery over time and space.
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama & Michael Haigney
(Pokémon: The First Movie) from
a screenplay by Norman J. Grossfield, Haigney, John
Touhey and Takeshi Shudo. Featuring the voices of
Veronica Taylor, Addie Blaustein, Rachael Lillis,
Ikue Ootani and Eric Stuart. Also known as Selebi
- Toki o koeta deai. Oct. 11. Miramax.
to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal
about an FBI agent who captures the depraved serial
killer Hannibal Lecter, then solicits the imprisoned
Lecters help in capturing a second serial
killer. Based on the 1981 novel by Thomas Harris
(The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal).
Directed by Brett Ratner (The Family Man,
Rush Hour 2) from a screenplay by Ted
Tally (The Silence of the Lambs, All
the Pretty Horses). With Anthony Hopkins (Bad
Company), Edward Norton (Death to Smoochy,
Frida), Ralph Fiennes (Sunshine),
Emily Watson (Gosford Park, Punch-Drunk
Love), Harvey Keitel (Little Nicky,
The Grey Zone), Philip Seymour Hoffman
(State and Main, Punch-Drunk Love),
Mary-Louise Parker (The Five Senses),
Anthony Heald (Proof of Life), Tyler
Patrick Jones (Minority Report), Frank
Bruynbroek (Godzilla) and Dwier Brown
(Gettysburg). R: Violence; grisly images;
language; some nudity; sexuality. Oct. 4. Universal.
about a womanizing bachelor whose life is changed
when his nephew asks for advice on losing ones
virginity. Dylan Kidd makes his feature directorial
and screenwriting debuts. With Campbell Scott (Spring
Forward), Isabella Rossellini (The Impostors),
Elizabeth Berkley (The Curse of the Jade Scorpion),
Jennifer Beals (The Anniversary Party),
Ben Shenkman (Requiem for a Dream),
Mina Badie (Road to Perdition) and Gabriel
Millman (Wet Hot American Summer). 104
min. Oct. 25. Artisan.
about two Lakota Sioux Native Americans a
police officer and his recovering-alcoholic brother
trying to cope with civilian life following
their tours of duty in Vietman. Based on the novel
by Adrian C. Louis (Ancient Acid Flashes Back:
Poems). Directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke
Signals) from a screenplay by Jennifer Lyne.
With Graham Greene (Snow Dogs), Eric
Schweig (The Scarlet Letter), Nathaniel
Arcand (American Outlaws), Michelle
Thrush (Dead Man) and Adam Beach (Joe
Dirt). 87 min. R: Language; violence. Sept.
27 in New York; wider Oct. 11. First Look.
thriller, set in Paris, about a young woman who
turns to a stranger for help after she finds her
husband murdered, her apartment and bank account
emptied, and her every movement scrutinized. Remake
of the 1963 film Charade starring Cary
Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Directed by Jonathan Demme
(Beloved) from a screenplay by Demme,
Steve Schmidt, Peter Stone (Just Cause)
and Jessica Bedinger (Bring It On).
With Mark Wahlberg (Rock Star), Thandie
Newton (Mission: Impossible II), Christine
Boisson (Emmanuelle), Lisa Gay Hamilton
(True Crime), Anna Karina, Ted Levine
(Ali), Saïd Taghmaoui (Hate)
and Tim Robbins (Human Nature). PG-13:
Some violence; sexual content/nudity. Oct. 25. Universal.
fantasy about a 15-year-old girl who falls for a
neighbor boy, only to discover hes an immortal
with a fountain of youth in his familys backyard.
Directed by Jay Russell (My Dog Skip)
from a screenplay by Jeffrey Lieber and James Hart
(Contact). With Alexis Bledel (TVs
Gilmore Girls), Jonathan Jackson (On
the Edge), Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom),
William Hurt (Changing Lanes), Scott
Bairstow (New Best Friend), Ben Kingsley
(The Triumph of Love), Amy Irving (13
Conversations About One Thing) and Victor
Garber (Legally Blonde). Scope. PG:
Some violence. Oct. 11. Buena Vista.
comedy about the owner of a failing phone-sex company
who flies to Hawaii to find the mysterious woman
he fell for on a blind date. Written and directed
by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights,
Magnolia). With Adam Sandler (Mr.
Deeds), Emily Watson (Gosford Park,
Red Dragon), Philip Seymour Hoffman
(State and Main, Red Dragon),
Luis Guzman (The Salton Sea, Welcome
to Collinwood) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (The
Anniversary Party, Sweet Home Alabama).
87 min. R: Strong language including a scene of
sexual dialogue. Oct. 11 in New York and Los Angeles.
thriller about a skeptical journalist who views
a videotape with a unique property: Whoever watches
it always dies seven days later. Based on the novel
Ringu by Koji Suzuki. Directed by Gore
Verbinski (The Mexican) from a screenplay
by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, Impostor).
With Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive),
Daveigh Chase (Donnie Darko), Rachael
Bella (The Crucible), David Dorfman
(Panic), Amber Tamblyn (Live Nude
Girls), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity),
Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity),
Shannon Cochran, Richard Lineback, Lindsay Frost
(Collateral Damage) and Martin Henderson
(Windtalkers). Flat. Oct. 18. DreamWorks.
set at a liberal arts college in New England, about
a love triangle shared by a drug dealer, a bisexual,
and the bisexual's ex-girlfriend. Based on the book
by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho).
Written and directed by Roger Avary (Killing
Zoe). With James Van Der Beek (Texas
Rangers), Jessica Biel (Summer Catch),
Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights),
Thomas Ian Nicholas (Halloween: Resurrection),
Kip Pardue (The Glass House), Eric Stoltz
(Harvard Man), Faye Dunaway (The
Yards), Swoosie Kurtz (Bubble Boy,
Duplex) and Fred Savage (Austin
Powers in Goldmember). Flat. Oct. 11. Lions
about a wealthy woman who falls for a lowly sailor
after theyre stranded together on a remote
island. Remake of 1974 Italian classic Travolti
da un insolito destino nellazzurro mare dagosto.
Written and directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock,
Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch).
With Madonna (The Next Best Thing),
Adriano Gianinni (whose father Giancarlo played
the same role in the 1974 film), Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Steal This Movie!), Bruce Greenwood
(Thirteen Days), Jennifer Aniston (The
Good Girl), Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man)
and David Thornton. Also known as Love, Sex,
Drugs & Money. 90 min. R: Language; some
sexuality/nudity. Oct. 11 limited. Sony.
set in Nebraska, about two adult brothers who lose
their mother and subsequently find their relationship
with their distant father severely tested. Hilary
Birmingham makes her feature directorial debut from
a screenplay by Birmingham and Matt Drake. With
Anson Mount (Crossroads, City
by the Sea), Bob Burrus, Glenn Fitzgerald
(The Believer), Julianne Nicholson (Passion
of Mind), Catherine Kellner (Pearl Harbor),
Natalie Canerday (South of Heaven, West of
Hell) and John Diehl (Jurassic Park
III). October. Small Planet.