Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, September 25, 2001



This preview of movies opening Friday runs every Tuesday in the Star-Bulletin:

Don't Say A Word -- A Manhattan psychiatrist's daughter is kidnapped and the ransom demand is to extract information about a stolen diamond from a catatonic woman in eight hours. This thriller stars Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy and Famke Janssen (R).

Extreme Days -- Four buddies who want to take one last extreme sport trip before settling down. We're talking DMX bikes, skateboards and snowboards! (PG).

Hearts in Atlantis -- Anthony Hopkins stars as a mysterious boarder who befriends a boy who lives with his widowed mother on the floor below him. The coming-of-age tale is based on a Stephen King novel adapted by veteran screenwriter William Goldman and directed by Scott Hicks ("Shine" and "Snow Falling on Cedars") (PG-13).

L.I.E. -- The abbreviated Long Island Expressway of the title refers to a traffic accident that results in the death of the mother of a teenage boy from Long Island, New York. With his father unable to provide for him, the boy becomes involved in a housebreaking ring, which leads to his meeting an older man with a pedophilic past. A provocative film that stars Brian Cox and Paul Franklin Dano (NC-17).

Soul Survivors -- A supernatural thriller about a troubled teen who survives an auto accident, only to be haunted by nightmares of otherworldly visitations (PG-13).

Zoolander -- Ben Stiller directed, co-wrote and stars in this comedy about a clueless male model, Derek Zoolander, who's the only one who can bring down a cartel of political assassins/ models. Will Ferrell is the bitchy villain and Owen Wilson is Zoolander's sidekick (PG-13).

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Serendipity -- A romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale as two people who meet by chance one wintry New York minute, walk and talk through the night, and part ways. Ten years later, she's engaged, he's about to marry, and they're hunting each other down (PG-13).

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