History, they say, repeats itself. One look at the potential blockbusters in store for the 2003 holiday season proves it. So on the following pages, we examine how Hollywood has pilfered the past: Julia Roberts hearkens back to the Eisenhower era for ”Mona Lisa Smile,” Peter Weir directs the 19th-century epic ”Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” and our trove of set deconstructions includes a trip back to 1870s Japan for Tom Cruise’s ”The Last Samurai.” Ben Affleck, on the other hand, focuses on his future, including his new sci-fi thriller ”Paycheck.” Back in the here and now, Diane Keaton reunites with Jack Nicholson in the romance ”Something’s Gotta Give,” while three actresses (Evan Rachel Wood, Scarlett Johansson, and Ludivine Sagnier) redefine the role of ingenue. And don’t forget our trusty Oscar Watch and a calendar listing all new releases. Now those are dates to remember.
Posted November 14 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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- 'Downton Abbey' season 6 'the last one'?
- Haim and M83 team up for 'Insurgent' soundtrack with 'Holes in the Sky'
- Stream Clare Maguire's new EP 'Don't Mess Me Around'
- Four Color Zack, DJ Scene team up with M.O.P. for 'Slap It Down'
- Edward Norton stars in John Oliver's fake movie about infrastructure
- Adam Sandler has sole in exclusive clip from The Cobbler