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This previews goes to Memorial Day when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull begins the summer season.

2008 Spring Movie Preview

School will soon be over and the snow will soon melt. If you need some extra entertainment to cheer you up, check out this Hollywood docket full of appealing big stars and interesting stories.  This upcoming spring schedule should take you up to Memorial Day weekend when the highly anticipated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull kicks off the summer.

NOTE: all dates subject to change – be sure to check each film’s ratings.

March 7

10,000 B.C.
Epic action directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) and co-starring Omar Sharif.

College Road Trip
Father Martin Lawrence takes his daughter, played by Raven Symone, to see campuses in this G-rated comedy.

The Bank Job
Jason Statham (Transporter) stars in this heist movie inspired by a famous 1971 robbery at Lloyds Bank in London, England.

March 14

Horton Hears a Who
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell lend their voices to this animated adaptation of the Dr. Suess book.

Never Back Down
Young man encounters an underground fight club in this martial arts showcase. Dijmon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) stars.

March 21

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns
Grandma Madea (Perry) returns in this romantic drama, which also stars Angela Bassett.

Drillbit Taylor
Owen Wilson helps bodyguard bullied students in this comedy.

March 28

Talented students led by teacher played by Kevin Spacey, make money counting cards in Las Vegas casinos. Laurence Fishburne also stars.

Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in this thriller about mysterious circumstances after an accident.

Run, Fat Boy, Run
A British man enters a marathon to win back his girlfriend in this comedy directed by David Schwimmer (Friends television series).

War drama where solider struggles after returning from the Iraq war. Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Timothy Olyphant (Hitman) stars.

Superhero Movie
Comedy comic spoof about the battle between Dragonfly and The Hourglass stars Leslie Nielsen, Regina Hall, Tracey Morgan, and Pamela Anderson.

April 4

George Clooney directs and stars in this romantic comedy surrounding the beginning of pro football in the 1920s. Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski (The Office television series) also star.

Nim’s Island
Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler (300, P.S. I Love You) and Abigail Breslin star in this PG-rated fantasy adventure based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard.

Shine a Light
Martin Scorsese directs this Rolling Stones documentary which hits conventional theaters and IMAX.

April 11

Smart People
Dennis Quaid stars as a talented professor trying to understand his family in this comedy/drama. Ellen Page (Juno), Thomas Haden Church and Sarah Jessica Parker co-star.

Street Kings
Writer/director David Ayer’s latest crime drama stars Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans and Hugh Laurie (House television series).

April 18

88 Minutes
Al Pacino plays a professor/forensic psychiatrist has a short time to find a suspect who finds his related work puts him in some serious danger.

The Forbidden Kingdom
Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and newcomer Yifei Liu make a martial arts dream team in this time-traveling action epic.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother television series) writes and stars in another Judd Aptow comedy production.

The Rocker
Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Christina Applegate star in this rock and roll drummer comedy.

April 25

Baby Mama
Comedy with Tina Fey (30 Rock television series) and her SNL colleague Amy Poehler.

Big Stan
Rob Schneider makes his directorial debut in this prison comedy where a fighting expert, played by David Carradine (Kill Bill) helps him bring peace. Jennifer Morrison (House) also stars.

The List
This thriller stars Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, and Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard).

May 2

Iron Man
Jon Favreau (Elf) directs another Marvel comic adaptation. Robert Downey Jr. headlines the all-star cast as inventor/tycoon Tony Stark who becomes the well-casted hero.

Made of Honor
Patrick Dempsey (Enchanted, Grey’s Anatomy TV series) tries to woo his best friend, played by Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III), back in this romantic comedy.

May 9

Director/screenwriter David Mamet expands in new territory in this Los Angeles street-fighting drama starring Chewitel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer (The Pink Panther), Tim Allen, and Joe Mantegna.

Speed Racer
The writing/directing Wachowski brothers offer an action filled adaptation of the 1960's Japanese animated series. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) stars as the lead, Speed, while Christina Ricci plays his girlfriend and Matthew Fox (Lost TV series) plays his rival.

What Happens in Vegas
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher star as Joy and Jack in this romantic comedy where money, weddings and deceit all factor in.

May 16

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
This highly anticipated sequel, the second in the film series, adapts the C.S. Lewis fantasy as the three siblings return to Narnia. Andrew Adamson (Shrek) returns to direct and co-write the screenplay.

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