By Stephanie Zacharek
By Charles Taylor
By Chris Klimek
By Chris Klimek
By Amy Nicholson
By Amy Nicholson
By Stephanie Zacharek
By Alan Scherstuhl
DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE
Cast: Jaime Pressly, Holly Valance,
Sarah Carter, Natasha Malthe,
Director: Corey Yuen
Scantily clad beauties fight evildoers in this live action version of a popular video game. (Weinstein) Opens nationwide.
Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman,
Director: Tom Shadyac
Morgan Freeman returns in what's shaping up to be the first talking deity series since George Burns started yakking to John Denver. In this not-quite-a-sequel variation on the Jim Carrey hit Bruce Almighty, God comes calling on an arrogant newsman, played by Carell, the new It-Man of Hollywood comedy (sorry, Jim). (Universal) Opens nationwide.
Cast: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Dillane
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Malkovich stars as the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, who's lying on his deathbed as the film opens, thinking back to the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris where he meets Lea de Castro (Burrows), a French dancer who became both mistress and muse. (Outsider) Opens limited, with additional cities to follow.
Cast: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis
Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot
Director: Pascale Ferran
In this adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's second Lady Chatterley novel, John Thomas and Lady Jane, the Lady in question (Hands) has a tempestuous affair with the groundskeeper (Coulloc'h) at her paralyzed husband's country estate. (Kino) Opens limited July 6 and July 13.
Cast: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara
Hope, Terence Stamp
Director: Christopher Cain
A bearded Stamp plays Mormon leader Brigham Young in this dramatization of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, when 120 settlers in the Utah Territory were murdered by a Mormon militia. Don't expect a Salt Lake City red carpet premiere. And sorry about the timing, Mitt. (Black Diamond Pictures) Opens nationwide.
YOU KILL ME
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke
Wilson, Philip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman
Director: John Dahl
A crime noir comedy from Red Rock West director Dahl about an alcoholic Polish mafia hit man (Kingsley) ordered to dry out in San Francisco, where he finds love and a part-time job as a mortician. (IFC) Opens nationwide.
GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL
Director: Asger Leth
Set in the infamous Haitian slum of Cité Soleil, this documentary tracks the rivalry between two brothers who rule separate factions in the brutal gang that's said to have been the muscle of dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Music by executive producer and native Haitian hero Wyclef Jean. (Think Film) Opens New York June 27, Los Angeles July 6 and additional cities July 13.
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
Cast: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant,
Justin Long, Maggie Q.
Director: Len Wiseman
Twelve years and many flops after Die Hard With a Vengeance, Willis competes for box office gold as maverick cop John McClane, who takes on a cyber terrorist (Olyphant) with the help of a computer-geek sidekick who just happens to be played by Mac ad kid Justin Long. (Fox) Opens nationwide.
DEATH AT A FUNERAL
Cast: Ewen Bremmer, Peter Dinklage, Matthew MacFadyen
Director: Frank Oz
A black comedy about a proper British funeral where the mourning family is slowly coming unhinged, thanks to accidental drug trips, unexpected trysts and the unnerving appearance of the dead patriarch's secret gay lover. Great trailer. (MGM) Opens nationwide.
Cast: Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close
Director: Lajos Koltai
Novelist Michael Cunningham (The Hours) wrote the screenplay for this star-packed adaptation of Susan Minot's exquisite 1999 novel, in which a dying woman flashes back to a wedding 40 years earlier at which she fell madly, and tragically, in love. (Focus) Opens nationwide.
Director: Jasmine Dellal
Doc follows five renowned Gypsy bands as they travel four countries on a six-week concert tour. Additional footage finds the musicians in their native Macedonia, Romania, India and Spain, offering a rare glimpse of Roma life. (Shadow Distribution) Opens New York June 15, Los Angeles June 29, with additional cities to follow.
ONE TO ANOTHER
Cast: Lizzie Brocheré, Arthur Dupont
Director: Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold
In this sexually charged mystery, Lucie (Brocheré) and her bisexual brother and sometime lover Pierre (Dupont) are the center of a bohemian group of friends. When Pierre is found brutally murdered, Lucie vows to uncover the killer. (Strand) Opens New York and San Francisco June 29, Los Angeles August 3, with additional cities to follow.
Voice Cast: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo
Director: Brad Bird
Pixar Animation and the director of The Incredibles team up to tell the inspiring tale of Remy the Parisian Rat, who dreams of being a master chef in a world that doesn't always respond enthusiastically to a rodent in the kitchen. Even a cute one. (Buena Vista) Opens nationwide.
Director: Michael Moore
After taking on the car industry (Roger & Me), the gun industry (Bowling for Columbine) and the war industry (Fahrenheit 9/11), Michael Moore shifts his obsessive gaze to the American health care system. Hey, insurance companies: No publicity is bad publicity, right? (Weinstein) Opens nationwide.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Borsani, Teo Gheorghiu
Director: Fredi Murer
A 12-year old piano prodigy (real life virtuoso Gheorghiu) crumbles under family pressure in Switzerland's entry for last year's foreign film Oscar. The boy runs away to his grandfather (Wings of Desire angel Ganz), who helps the pianist rediscover both his childhood and his talent. (Sony Pictures Classics) Opens limited.
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