Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”: Based on the fourth book by J.K. Rowling, Harry enters his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will face situations that are even darker and more dangerous than ever before. “Goblet of Fire” not only includes the Quidditch World Cup, but also brings two foreign wizarding schools to Hogwarts, where three champions will be chosen to participate in the famous Triwizard Tournament. “Goblet of Fire” hits theaters Nov. 18. “Walk the Line”: The story of Johnny Cash, who rose to stardom alongside Elvis Presley. Unfortunately, the high demands of his fame and a drug addiction led to a divorce. Cash eventually found love, as well as redemption after falling in love with June Carter. “Walk the Line” opens Nov. 18.

“Rent:” The much-adored Broadway musical appears on the silver screen, telling the story of the unpleasant side of urban life. Subjects of the musical include AIDS, poverty and other darker subjects the city brings about. Directed by Chris Columbus, “Rent” opens in theaters on Nov. 23.

“The Chronicles of Narnia”: Another adaptation of a famous novel is being made by Buena Vista Pictures. C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” opens Dec. 9. Set in England during WWII, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are separated from their parents and taken to a home in the country, owned by a mysterious Professor. While playing hide and seek, Lucy discovers a hidden wardrobe, which, when opened, transports the four children to the magical land of Narnia.

“Memoirs of a Geisha”: An adaptation of the well-known novel by Arthur Golden. Nitta Sayuri, a young Japanese girl, is taken from her home and sold to a geisha house in the 1920s. Her difficult time there was the force behind her transformation into Sayuri, one of Japan’s most famous geishas. “Memoirs of a Geisha” opens Dec. 9.

“King Kong”: A director takes his crew to an uncharted island with the intention of filming a movie. When they meet up with the tropical villagers, the lead actress is sacrificed to the 25-foot gorilla in the jungle.

Surprisingly, the actress befriends the beast, and becomes involved in an almost romantic relationship with it. After King Kong is captured and put on display in New York City, he takes his special lady on a climb to the top of the Empire State Building. Directed by Peter Jackson, “King Kong” opens on Dec. 14.

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