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Guide to Home Video Releases:
August Release Calendar

DVD Releases

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August 5
  • Bringing Down the House Outrageously funny comedy starring an unlikely screen pair: Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Martin plays uptight attorney Peter Sanderson who thinks he has met his dream girl online. When he sets up an evening of romance at his house, who should show up but ... Charlene (Latifah), an escaped convict who spins Peter's life out of control. Turns out she wants Peter to clear her name and has plans to disrupt his life until he helps her. Juggling his divorced wife (Jean Smart), his best client (Joan Plowright) and his sanity, Peter helps Charlene with the law while she helps him re-discover life outside attorney-hood. Throw in Peter's two kids, who find Charlene a welcome relief from their straight dad's life; a racist neighbor (Betty White); and Peter's best friend, Howie (Eugene Levy), who finds himself curiously attracted to Peter's unwanted house guest, and you have an uproarious comedy outing. Director: Adam Shankman. Stars: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Jean Smart, Betty White, Kimberly J. Brown, Angus T. Jones, Missi Pyle, Michael Rosenbaum, Steve Harris. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $130.000 million, Touchstone, $24.99 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • What a Girl Wants Amanda Bynes stars as Daphne, an irrepressible American teen who impulsively hops a flight to meet the aristocratic father (Colin Firth) she never knew. Determined to fit into dad's world, Daphne stifles her vibrant personality to be the perfect debutante while plunging into a whirl of garden parties, fashion shows and more. With the help of Ian (Oliver James), Daphne discovers it's not worth being her father's daughter if that means abandoning who she really is. She's going to remain true to herself. It's all geared to the tween sensibility (and consumerism) -- filled as it is with glamorous trips to London shops, the tireless pursuit of a cute English boy and endless mischief. Director: Dennie Gordon. Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Oliver James. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 100 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $35.695 million, Warner, $19.96 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Agent Cody Banks Pass math, write a history report and save the world -- not necessarily in that order. Agent Cody Banks is a cool kids spy action adventure starring Frankie Muniz as a typical teenager -- he loves skateboarding, his mom drives him crazy, and he feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody has a really big secret even his family and best friends don't know: he's actually an elite undercover agent for the CIA. Cody is living every kid's dream life. Specially trained at a top-secret facility disguised as summer camp, Cody can drive like a stuntman, jump-kick like a pro, and has an arsenal of totally cool gadgets -- plus, his boss is the unbelievably hot Agent Ronica Miles (Angie Harmon). But when he gets his first assignment, Cody discovers he has to befriend high school dreamgirl Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff) in order to spy on her father, a scientist developing a deadly fleet of Nanobots with the power to destroy the planet. The problem? The CIA spent $10 million training Cody, but they didn't teach him how to talk to girls. Packed with effects and elaborate stunts, the film chronicles Cody's adventures as he navigates the dangerous, high-tech world of international spy work while also doing his chores to avoid getting grounded. From car and snowmobile chases to walking on the ceiling with modified shoes and infiltrating hidden laboratories, Cody has to use all his training to save the world ... and maybe get the girl. A fun outing for the tween set. Director: Harald Zwart. Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Keith David, Arnold Vosloo. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 102 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $46.791 million, MGM, $22.98 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Double Vision An American FBI agent (David Morse) and a Taiwanese detective (Tony Leung) team up to solve a series of supernatural serial murders in this exciting Hong Kong psychological thriller. Inspector Hung-tu (Leung) is a burned-out cop on the Taiwanese Police Force faced with a series of weird, seemingly random murders: an executive frozen to death on a summer day, a woman burned to death with no sign of fire. The only commonality: a fungus on their brain. Unable to solve the crimes, an American FBI agent (Morse) is called in, and the mismatched investigators uncover a weird cult based on ancient teachings that may or may not be at the root of the murders. A hip action thriller. Director: Chen Kudo Fu. Stars: Tony Leung, David Morse, Rene Liu, Dai Li Zen. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: R, 110 min., Thriller, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

August 12
    Beast Wars Transformers: The Complete First Season All 26 original and uncut episodes on four discs. Extras: Interviews with writers Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward, 10-page collectible booklet, 5.1 Surround. (Rhino).
  • Head of State Chris Rock directed and starred in this lame comedy about an obscure Washington D.C. alderman picked to run for president when his party's presidential and vice presidential candidates die. He's groomed by a slick campaign manager (Dylan Baker) but soon takes control of his own fate, picking his profane, violent brother (Bernie Mac) as a running mate and taking the election to the streets, literally. His slogan: "That Ain't Right." Expect the typical juxtapositions of hip-hop and unhip, white and black, and straight and weird. Director: Chris Rock. Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Dylan Baker, Nick Searcy, Lynn Whitfield, Robin Givens, Tamala Jones, James Rebhorn. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 95 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $37.788 million, DreamWorks, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 2 stars

  • Hunted, The Ex-military assassin Aaron Hallam (Benicio Del Toro) has gone on a hunting spree in the forests outside Portland, Oregon, killing deer hunters for sport. The FBI, in the form of agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielson) enlists the help of the assassin's teacher, L.T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones), a specialist in deep-woods tracking who prefers to save animals than kill them. Using his well-honed skills to locate Hallam, Bonham soon finds himself and his partner lured into a gut-wrenching game of cat and mouse. With ruthless precision and murderous skill, Hallam remains one step ahead of his pursuers as Bonham and Durrell try to outwit him in the natural and urban wilderness before Hallam turns them into his next victims. Plenty of exciting knife fights and action sequences. Director: William Friedkin. Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, John Finn, Leslie Stefanson. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 94 min., Action thriller, Box office gross: $34.238 million, Paramount, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Cradle 2 the Grave Armed with a potent combination of charisma, street smarts and martial arts expertise, Tony Fait (DMX) dominates the streets with passionate precision, taking care of his fiercely loyal crew with a dedication surpassed only by his love for his young daughter. But when his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for a cache of priceless diamonds, Fait must forge an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese intelligence officer, Su (Jet Li), who has pursued the extraordinary stones halfway across the world. Adversaries by code but allied by circumstance, the master thief and the enigmatic agent join forces to wage war on their common enemy: Su's former partner turned international crook who wants the diamonds for their industrial use in a weapon of mass destruction. This "hip-hop kung fu" outing is a classy, fast-paced, exciting example of an Americanized Hong Kong actioner, and pairs Li and DMX to that end. With the help of renowned martial arts director Corey Yuen ("Lethal Weapon 4," "Romeo Must Die"), Li developed and choreographed the film's numerous fight scenes. DMX wrote and recorded three original tracks for the film: "X Gon' Give It to Ya," "Right Wrong" and "Go to Sleep." Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak. Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Hu, Gabrielle Union, Tom Arnold, Drag-On, Paige Hurd. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 100 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $34.604 million, Warner, $19.96 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Rising young artist Angelique (Audrey Tautou) lives in a candy-colored fantasy world. From the moment she flashes her smile and persuades a flower shop owner to deliver a surprise single rose to her cardiologist lover Loic (Samuel Le Bihan), the world has -- again -- fallen under her spell. In the glorious throes of true love, Angelique is happily planning her future: a career as a painter and a future with Loic ... what more could she desire? It doesn't matter that Loic is married or that his wife is pregnant. But Angelique is in for a rude awakening -- when Loic fails to meet her at the airport for her planned two-week vacation with him, her life slowly begins to fall apart. Halfway into the film, however, the story rewinds and we see events from Loic's point of view -- and he has a slightly more jaded take on their affair. As this new viewpoint evolves, the film turns into a psychological thriller of sorts, becoming an intriguing tale of deception that will make you wonder exactly whom, in the maddening game of love, can you trust? A daring first film by Laetitia Colombani, and an interesting change of pace for Tautou, who's better known for her sweet persona in such films as "Amelie." In French with English subtitles. Director: Laetitia Colombani. Stars: Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carre, Clement Sibony, Sophie Guillemin. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Romantic thriller, Box office gross: $0.873 million, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Lizzie McGuire Movie, The Disney's hot TV series "Lizzie McGuire" makes it to the big screen with lovable 15-year-old Lizzie McGuire and her pals Gordo, Kate, and Ethan, who all pack their bags and plan to live la dolce vita while on a class trip to Italy. Once there, Lizzie is mistaken for Isabella (who is part of an Italian pop duo) and begins to fall for Paolo (Isabella's handsome Italian pop star former boyfriend). When Lizzie's mom, dad, and annoying brother Matt get wind of this, they all jet their way to the boot country. In the meantime, Lizzie is transformed from a gawky teen to a beautiful pop star, Gordo struggles to understand his true feelings for her, and a whirlwind of surprising events force Lizzie to find the true meaning of friendship. For tweens only. Director: Jim Fall. Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd, Jake Thomas, Yani Gellman, Alex Borstein, Clayton Snyder, Ashlie Brillault, Brendan Kelly, Carly Schroeder. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 93 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $39.324 million, Disney, $24.99 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

August 19
  • Chicago Six Oscar winning musical has plenty to offer and please: great book (by Kander and Ebb, who also brought the world "Cabaret"), great musical numbers directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, and outstanding performances by Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Taye Diggs. The film -- based on Bob Fosse's original 1975 production, which was subsequently revived, to great success, in 1996 starring Bebe Neuwirth -- follows the sordid tale of dancer-singer Roxie Hart (Zellweger), who goes on trial for the murder of her lover in Prohibition-era Chicago; her shifty lawyer Billy Flynn (Gere); and her showgirl rival Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones). It's Chicago, 1929. The city's hot with murder, passion, fame, sex and all that jazz. The Windy City's promise of adventure and opportunity dazzle Roxie, an outwardly innocent performer who dreams of singing and dancing her way out of her ho-hum life. Roxie's one wish is to follow in the golden footsteps of sensational vaudeville performer Velma. Roxie gets her wish when she lands in jail with Velma. Under the crooked care of the prison's Matron Morton (Queen Latifah), Roxie meets up with lawyer Flynn. He agrees to take Roxie's case for a modest fee. Roxie's career explodes, to Velma's chagrin. But the clever Miss Kelly has a few surprises left for her second act. The conceit for the film is that Roxie's "realistic" tale is juxtaposed with musical numbers from her imagination, music that, as in Cabaret, is introduced by an MC -- in this case a bandleader (Diggs). It's all very stunning -- and surprised audiences and critics alike. This was Marshall's first big-screen outing: His previous work was on the stage, followed by TV adaptations of "Annie" and "Cinderella." Director: Rob Marshall. Stars: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Taye Diggs, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 108 min., Musical, Box office gross: $150.000 million, Miramax, $24.99 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 4 stars

  • Bowling for Columbine Fascinating insight into America's fascination with guns, violence and fear by award-winning director Michael Moore. Moore mixes chilling footage, outrageous animation and candid interviews with everyone from the NRA's Charlton Heston to shock-rocker Marilyn Mason in this tour-de-force that asks the question: Are we a nation of gun nuts ... or are we just nuts? Moore journeys into America's heartland to answer that question following the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Director: Michael Moore. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: R, 119 min., Documentary, Box office gross: $16.631 million, MGM, No SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Kid Stays in the Picture, The Documentary about famed Hollywood executive Robert Evans. The film, narrated by Evans and directed by Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein, uses varied visual effects, archival footage and clips from classic films to create the documentary. With no producing credits to his name, Evans, then 34, landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures at a time when the studio was teetering on the brink of financial collapse, according to the documentary. During his tenure from 1966-74, a flood of commercially and artistically successful pictures followed. Under Evans' control, Paramount released some of the most financially and critically successful films of the era, including "The Godfather " "Love Story," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Odd Couple," "The Conformist," "Harold and Maude" and "Chinatown." By the early '80s, the "Golden Boy" of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and, finally, a rumored involvement in the notorious murder case surrounding the film "Cotton Club," Evans disappeared into near obscurity until he wrote the autobiographical book "The Kid Stays in the Picture," on which the documentary is based. Directors: Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein. Stars: . 2002, CC, MPAA rating: R, 91 min., Documentary, Box office gross: $1.434 million, Warner, $22.98 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Good Thief, The Nick Nolte delivers a riveting performance as Bob Mantagnet, a wisecracking master thief whose luck seems to have finally run out. Pursued by the police at every turn, the king of con gambles it all on the casino heist of a lifetime inside the decadent world of the French Riviera. A savvy rogue with the perfect quote for every occasion, Bob's last bid at glory is to rob the priceless paintings inside an underground vault that's impossible to crack. Based on Jean Pierre Melville's classic "Bob le flambeur." Director: Neil Jordan. Stars: Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ralph Fiennes, Emir Kusturica, Gerard Darmon, Marc Lavoine. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $3.370 million, Fox, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Out For a Kill Archeology professor Robert Burns (Steven Seagal) is on location leading an important dig in the ancient ruins on the Far Eastern China border. He accidentally discovers that the Chinese Mafia, the Tong, is using his newly discovered ancient Chinese artifacts to smuggle narcotics across the border. Trying to escape, his loyal assistant is killed and he is framed with the evidence at the Chinese border by the military and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and sent to prison. Once eventually released, Burn's would rather enjoy his freedom back in the U.S. and keep his past behind him, but the Tong catches up to him and threatens not only his life but that of his wife. Vowing to avenge the lives of his loved ones, Burns hunts down and pursues each of the Tong members. Director: Michael Oblowitz. Stars: Steven Seagal. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 98 min., Thriller, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date.

  • All the Real Girls Touching, funny and haunting story about love and loss among the residents of a small North Carolina town. In a sleepy little mill town, Paul (Paul Schneider) is the town Romeo. He lives with his mom, works for his uncle and picks up girls with his best friend Tip. But when Tip's sister Noel (Zooey Deschanel) returns home from boarding school, Paul finds himself unexpectedly falling for her innocent charm. In spite of her lack of experience and the violent protests of her brother, Paul and Noel find themselves in a sweet, dreamy and all-consuming love. But the young lovers soon discover that sometimes passion comes at a cost. Winner Special Jury Prize & Nominee Grand Jury Prize 2003 Sundance Film Festival Director: David Gordon Green. Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Drama, Box office gross: $0.530 million, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date.

  • Sonny Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage made his directorial debut with this 2002 theatrical release. Sonny has returned from the Army to his mother Jewel's loving arms, to the sultry, sordid streets of New Orleans -- to his mother's whorehouse. He's one of Jewel's most sought-after "employees" but he's thinking about a career change. Sonny is back to start his life anew. Maybe with Carol, one of Jewel's girls, and one of the few who dream of a life outside "the life." Or maybe in Texas, where the promise of a real job seems almost too good to be true. Until now, he's survived in a business where women pay to sleep with him. But how much will it cost to set him free? Director: Nicolas Cage. Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, James Franco, Mena Suvari, Brenda Blethyn, Josie Davis, Nicolas Cage, Scott Caan, Seymour Cassel, Brenda Vaccaro. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: NR, 110 min., Drama, Box office gross: $0.017 million, Warner, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date.

  • 29 Palms An undercover FBI agent (Jeremy Davies) working as a legal clerk at a casino uncovers illegal gambling activities in the small California town of 29 Palms. Before he can turn in his report exposing the casino, his boss turns on him and hires a hit man (Chris O'Donnell) to take him out. With the deadly deal sealed and the payment in hand, the hit man starts on his mission but loses his payoff to a crazed security guard looking for a quick score. His job is now much tougher than expected, having to track down both his target, who is trying desperately to get out of the city, and his stolen money, which falls in and out of one greedy hand after another. The crazy chain of events leads to one big bang of an ending. Director: Leonardo Ricagni. Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Jeremy Davies, Rachel Leigh Cook, Keith David, Michael Rapaport. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Thriller, Artisan, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date.

August 26
  • Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers Part two of the big-screen J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy. Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue their mission to destroy the One Ring to save Middle Earth. The title refers to Orthanc -- the stronghold of treacherous wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) -- and Barad-dur, the fortress of the dark lord Sauron. "Towers" follows several storylines that introduce new characters, go to new parts of Middle Earth and, in the words of one reviewer, builds to "thunderous climaxes that moviegoers will long remember." Director: Peter Jackson. Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 179 min., Fantasy adventure, Box office gross: $340.000 million, New Line, $22.99 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 4 stars

  • Stitch! The Movie Direct-to-video sequel to last year's Lilo and Stitch has Stitch living happily on Earth with Lilo, Nani, David, alien Pleakley, and alien doctor Jumba, who created Stitch as an experiment -- until other experimental aliens created by Jumba escape their captivity and invade the planet. Director: Tony Craig, Robert Gannaway. Voices of Zoe Caldwell, Tia Carrere, Daveigh Chase. 2003, CC, Animated, Disney, $22.99 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date.

  • Levity A powerful and reverent story of one man's search for redemption and forgiveness. Gripping, emotionally-charged story of a paroled murderer's search to reconcile a single, spontaneous moment in his past that changed the course of his life forever. Billy Bob Thornton stars as convicted murderer Manual Jordan who finds himself a free man when he is unexpectedly released from prison after serving a 22-year sentence for killing a store clerk in a failed robbery attempt. Haunted by his past after two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell and now seemingly lost in the present, Manual is drawn back to his old neighborhood. There, he encounters three people that hold the key to his redemption: a self-destructive young woman (Kirsten Dunst), an enigmatic inner-city minister (Morgan Freeman) and the older sister (Holly Hunter) of the boy he killed. The sins of the past got him where he is today -- but something magical is about to take him the rest of the way home. Director: Ed Solomon. Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Kirsten Dunst. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 100 min., Drama, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Raising Victor Vargas Tender, honest coming-of-age drama set in the Dominican community in the Lower East Side of New York. Victor doesn't have much, but that's not stopping him from trying to go out with Judy, the prettiest girl on the block. All he's got is hope and a one-bedroom apartment he shares with his family. His grandmother doesn't trust him. His brother worships him. And his half-sister just declared war. But Victor thinks love really can conquer all. Director: Peter Sollett. Stars: Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Altagarcia Guzman, Sylvestre Rasuk, Krystal Rodriguez, Kevin Rivera, Melonie Diaz. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: R, 88 min., Drama, Box office gross: $1.741 million, Columbia TriStar, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Poolhall Junkies Auspicious debut by director-writer-actor Mars Callahan. Callahan stars as a star pool player Johnny who's mentored by sleazy Joe (Chazz Palminteri) to become a hustler instead of a legitimate pro. When the pair have a falling out -- he quits to get a straight job -- Joe gets even by mentoring another pool player, Brad (Rick Schroder). With a brother who idolizes him and wants to emulate him (enough so that's he's gotten himself in trouble with his cue), a girlfriend who disdains his work, and revenge on his mind, Joe finds himself back at the tables to save his soul -- and some lives as well. Director: Mars Callahan. Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Rick Schroder, Rod Steiger, Michael Rosenbaum, Mars Callahan, Alison Eastwood, Christopher Walken. 2002, CC, MPAA rating: R, 94 min., Drama, HBO, No VHS SRP, Priced for rental. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • Chasing Papi Handsome advertising executive Tomas "Papi" Fuentes (Eduardo Verastegui) is truly, deeply in love -- with three gorgeous women in three different cities. There's prim-and-proper Patricia (Jaci Velasquez) in New York, lovely Lorena (Roselyn Sanchez) in Chicago, and spicy Cici (Sofia Vergara) in Miami. But when all three arrive in L.A. to surprise "Papi" at home, the situation doesn't just heat up, it explodes! Director: Linda Mendoza. Stars: Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui, D.L. Hughley, Freddy Rodriguez, Joy Enriquez, Lisa Vidal. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 80 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $6.126 million, Fox, $19.98 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 3 stars

  • From Justin to Kelly Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson of TV's "American Idol" jump to the big screen in this half-baked idea of a film. It's a musical comedy set during spring break in Miami and revolves around a shy singer (Clarkson) from Texas who hooks up with a cute Pennsylvania college student (Guarini) at the ultimate beach party, with a series of mix-ups and misunderstandings before their romance reaches the final round. Director: Robert Iscove. Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 81 min., Romantic musical, Box office gross: $4.877 million, Fox, $19.98 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date. 2 stars

  • Saddle Club, The: The First Adventure Prequel to "The Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow." A young girl's delight: The Saddle Club -- friends Carole, Lisa, Veronica and Stevie -- comes together for the very first time. There are only two rules for this club -- first, one has to be totally crazy about horses. Second, one has to look out for one' s friends -- especially since the girls' overnight camping trip is filled with all kinds of troubles like trying to fit in, dealing with overprotective parents and the worst trouble of all -- Veronica's tricks. On this horse-filled adventure they find the best friendships a girl could ever hope for. Three episodes of the Australian TV series (on the Discovery Channel) made into a feature. Based on the Bonnie Bryant book series that has been in print 12 years. Stars: Keenan Macwilliam, Sophie Bennett, Laura Jean Marshall. 2003, CC, MPAA rating: G, Family, Warner, $14.94 VHS SRP. DVD: Day & Date.

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