The low-down on this week's premieres
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A remake of the 1979 film of the same name starring James Brolin (Catch Me If You Can) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in the Superman films), The Amityville Horror takes a well-known story about a haunted house and reawakens the ghosts that once made it frightful `see related story, page 84`. Taking over for Brolin and Kidder are Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity) and Melissa George (Down With Love), who play two newlyweds who move into a house with their three children only to find that it is already inhabited by the ghosts of a family murdered there a year before. With a 30-year mortgage riding on the residency, we're sure the realtor kept a few things secret from the new homeowners.
From English heroin addicts in Trainspotting to disease-plagued, flesh-eating citizens in 28 Days Later, director Danny Boyle has covered a few different angles with his U.K.-based films. In Millions, Boyle drops a pile of cash into the hands of two young brothers in England and has them try to spend as much of it as possible before their country switches currencies. `See "Giving it all away," March 17-23, 2005.`
Starring Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot), Academy Award-nominated actress Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich) and Camilla Belle (Practical Magic), The Ballad of Jack and Rose follows the story of a reclusive father (Day-Lewis) and daughter (Belle) who allow outside influences to affect them when Jack invites his casual girlfriend and her two sons to move in.
In Dear Frankie, a mother who writes letters to her son pretending to be his father hires a man to pose as the boy's daddy so he won't discover the truth.