Film Diary 2005 August

Friday 5th August

Herbie: Fully Loaded
Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon, and Michael Keaton attempt to rev up Disney's Volkswagen Beatle in this remake of kids' pic The Love Bug.
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xXx helmer Rob Cohen directs this actioner about an AI pilot which develops a mind of its own. Jamie Foxx lends some Oscar-worhty support to co-stars Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel.
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Dear Wendy
Dogme founders Thomas Vinterberg and Lars Von Trier team up for an anti-gun movie starring Jamie Bell.
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Joan Allen is a married American woman who embarks on an affair with a Middle-Eastern man in a globe-trotting drama from Orlando director Sally Potter.
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The Devil's Rejects
Horror maestro Rob Zombie returns with a typically gruesome sequel to his splatter fest House Of 1000 Corpses. Not for the faint hearted.
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Friday 12th August

The Island
Ewan McGregor teams up with Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi for a sci-fi about a man who goes on the run when he discovers he's a 'harvested being' kept in a false utopian world. The Matrix anyone?
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Bad News Bears
Billy Bob Thornton reunites with the writers of Bad Santa in a remake of Walther Matthau's beloved 70s pic about an alcoholic coach of a little league baseball team. With School Of Rock helmer Richard Linklater in the directing seat, could this get any better?
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The Perfect Catch
Drew Barrymore and Taxi's Jimmy Fallon take the leading roles in a Yank version of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, where baseball - not footy - is the beautiful game.
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Million Dollar Baby scribe Paul Haggis directs Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle and Brandon Fraser amongst many others in an ensemble drama about racial intolerance in the States.
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The Rising
Big-budget Bollywood pic about the Indian leader of the 1857 mutiny against the British, Mangal Pandey. Lagaan's Aamir Khan and Toby Stephens are the international leads.
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Friday 19th August

Fondly remembered 60s sitcom gets the Hollywood treatment: Nicole Kidman plays the suburban witch, with Will Ferrell as her long-suffering husband.
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Another Luc Besson-produced action pic, starring Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, and Morgan Freeman.
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The Perfect Man
Hilary Duff plays a matchmaking daughter to Heather Locklear's divorcee in this comedy drama from A Cinderella Story director Mark Rosman.
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In America's starlet Emma Bolger is the Alps-skipping heroine of Johanna Spyri's classic kids novel. Diana Rigg and Max Von Sydow lend adult support.
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Friday 26th August

The Adventures Of Shark Boy & Lava Girl In 3-D
Big kid Robert Rodriguez is joined by David Arquette for another three-dimensional children's pic, this time revolving around a boy whose imaginary superhero friends come to life.
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The Dukes Of Hazzard
Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville are hard-driving cousins Bo and Luke Duke in the big-screen version of the trashy TV series. Jessica Simpson co-stars.(Opens 24th August.)
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The Cave
An unfortunate group of divers find something very nasty underwater in this aquatic horror.
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The Mighty Celt
A Belfast boy develops an obsession with greyhound racing in this well-received Irish drama. Gillian Anderson and Robert Carlyle provide top-class support.
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The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants
Chick flick about four best friends and a pair of jeans that keep them all connected. Men, you have been warned.
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All film dates are subject to change       Last updated 25th August 2005.
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