In the L.A. suburbs, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends live a privileged life with too much time and too much money. But, when their initiation of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies gets out of control, Johnny and his friend Frankie (Justin Timberlake) realize that sooner or later they'll have to face the consequences of their actions. Based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to ever be put on the FBI's most wanted list. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Sharon Stone, Lukas Haas and Bruce Willis. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Alpha Dog
Actor Morgan Freeman, playing himself, is debilitated by his own fear of failure and has not accepted a role in several years. When he begins to contemplate doing an independent film, Freeman heads to an isolated convenience store to do a little research and perhaps find some inspiration. What he finds is Scarlet (Paz Vega), a spitfire cashier, who he ends up asking for a ride home. The two cultivate a brief, unlikely friendship and help one another to grow through their banter and mutual encouragement. Directed by Brad Silberling. With Jonah Hill, Alexandra Berardi and Bobby Cannavale. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2006.
2006 in 10 Items or Less
Tommy (James Marsden) returns to his tough Philadelphia neighborhood after serving in Desert Storm. Facing hard time for some trouble he caused in the service, Tommy is offered a deal by the FBI. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself mixed up with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier. Directed by Robert Moresco. With Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Dennehy, Dennis Hopper and Piper Perabo. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in 10th & Wolf
On his way home at the end of his shift, Jack Mosely (Bruce Willis), a burnt-out, aging cop, is assigned to escort an annoying, fast-talking convict (Mos Def) from the police station to the courthouse. What Jack doesn't know is that the convict is a witness to some shady police business, and a group of fellow police officers will stop at nothing to prevent the pair from reaching their destination. Directed by Richard Donner. With David Morse. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in 16 Blocks
Bartleby (Justin Long) is a fun-loving slacker who is turned down at every college he applies to. So, in order to please his achievement-oriented parents (Ann Cusack and Mark Derwin), he makes up a university and says he's been accepted. His friends (Lewis Black, Columbus Short and Maria Thayer) who also were turned down by the colleges of their dreams, pretend to go to school with him. But the Website he creates for the fake school is so good, hundreds of students show up at his door. He also begins a romance with Monica (Blake Lively), one of these would-be students. Directed by Steve Pink. With Adam Herschman, Maria Thayer, and Jonah Hill. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2006.
2006 in Accepted
This documentary chronicles the air guitar sensation that has swept the globe. Contestants from New York to Los Angeles compete in the first ever US Air Guitar Championships for the right to represent their country and possibly become the first American world champion. Using creativity, enthusiam and invisible guitars, competitors rock out for the chance to be named the best air guitarist in the world. Directed by Alexandra Lipsitz. With David S. Jung and Dan Crane. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 2006.
2006 in Air Guitar Nation
"Boss" Willie Stark (Sean Penn), an idealistic southern politician loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, appeals to the common man to earn his place of power. But, Stark's victories have their price, eventually leading him to his downfall after being corrupted by the system. Directed by Steven Zaillian. With Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo and James Gandolfini. Categories: Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in All the King's Men
Midwestern teenager Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) seems to be the favorite for the extremely popular television singing contest, "American Dreamz." When polls reveal that more Americans vote to determine the shows winner than in the presidential election, incumbent U.S. President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) is convinced by his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) and the show's host Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) to become a guest judge and boost his popularity. Directed by Paul Weitz. With Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Marcia Gay Harden and John Cho. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2006.
2006 in American Dreamz
This documentary chronicles the birth and development of the underground hardcore punk scene from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys reveal the heroes behind the music. Directed by Paul Rachman. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
2006 in American Hardcore
After finally winning over his congressman, shipyard welder and amateur boxer Jake Huard (James Franco) is admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Dealing with difficult classes and a tough superior named Cole (Tyrese Gibson), Jake gets support from his roommate and his superiors Ali (Jordana Brewster) and Lt. Commander Burton (Donnie Wahlberg), finding the strength to study hard and train for a Navy boxing competition. Directed by Justin Lin. With Chi McBride. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2006.
2006 in Annapolis
Young Lucas Nickle is the new kid in town. Friendless and harassed by a neighborhood bully, Lucas takes out his frustration by flooding an ant hill in his yard. But, when the ants decide to retaliate by using a magic potion, Lucas is shrunk down to the size of an ant and sentence to live in their colony. Directed by John A. Davis. With Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Ant Bully
As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, its rulers attempt to regain prosperity by building more temples to offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a young man chosen for sacrifice, is not ready to die. Driven by his love for his woman and his family, Jaguar Paw escapes his captors and returns home to save his way of life. Directed by Mel Gibson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Apocalypto