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Get Inside. It's Summertime!

Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, dramatizes the rivalry between Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Skarsgard) and a powerful clergyman (Bardem) who's infatuated with Goya's teenage muse (Portman). (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Opens limited, with additional cities Aug. 3.

HAIRSPRAY

Cast: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Director: Adam Shankman

Filmmaker John Waters's lifelong dream of invading the suburban multiplexes of America finally comes true with this big-budget version of the hit Broadway play, which in turn was based on Waters's non-musical 1988 comedy. In full drag, John Travolta plays a '50s mom, continuing a tradition set by the late, great and much-missed drag queen Divine, to whom the part will always truly belong. (New Line Cinema) Opens nationwide.

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel

Director: Dennis Dugan

About Schmidt and Sideways writers Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor go seriously mainstream, joining with cowriter Barry Fanaro (Kingpin) for this broad comedy about two perpetually single New York firefighters who pretend to be lovers in order to receive domestic partnership benefits. (Universal) Opens nationwide.

VANAJA

Cast: Mamatha Bhukya, Urmila Dammannagari

Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli

Using a cast of non-professional actors, first-time filmmaker Domalpalli films a script he wrote as a student at Columbia University. Set in rural South India, it's the story of a 14-year-old girl who takes a job in the home of her landlady and is raped by the landlady's politically powerful son. (New Yorker Films) Opens New York, with additional cities to follow.

JULY 27

FAT GIRLS

Cast: Ash Christian, Jonathan Caouette, Robin De Jesus, Joe Flaten

Director: Ash Christian

Much to the shock of high-school senior Rodney Miller (writer-director Christian), a hot new British student (Flaten) accepts his invitation to the prom. (Regent) Opens New York and Los Angeles July 27, additional cities August 3.

CUT SLEEVE BOYS

Cast: Chowee Leow, Steven Lim, Gareth Rhys Davies

Director: Ray Yeung

After the death of a friend, two perpetually single British Chinese men (Lim and Leow) vow to make themselves over (literally) to find new and lasting love. (Regent) Opens New York and Los Angeles July 27, and additional cites August 17.

I KNOW WHO KILLED ME

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Brian Geraghty

Director: Chris Sivertson

After escaping from a sadistic serial killer, a young woman named Aubrey Fleming (Lohan) awakens from a coma to say that she is not who authorities believe she is, and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still out there, in danger. (Sony) Opens nationwide.

MOLIÈRE

Cast: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante

Director: Laurent Tirard

Duris, who was extraordinary in 2005's The Beat That My Heart Skipped, stars as the great French playwright Molière. It's 1644 and the 22-year-old starving artist encounters a succession of people who will later inspire and appear in his greatest play, Tartuffe. (Sony Pictures Classics) Opens New York and Los Angeles July 27, with additional cities to follow.

NO RESERVATIONS

Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin

Director: Scott Hicks

An acclaimed Manhattan chef (Zeta-Jones) with no time for anything but cooking is suddenly given charge of her nine-year-old niece (little miss sunshine) at the same time a handsome, spirited sous-chef (Eckhart) joins her staff. Sparks fly. (Warner Bros.) Opens nationwide.

SKINWALKERS

Cast: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra

Director: James Isaac

Rival werewolf factions battle over a half-human, half-wolf 13-year-old boy who doesn't yet know that he's going to someday be furrier than the other boys at school. (After Dark Films) Opens nationwide.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

Director: David Silverman

Please be funny. (Fox) Opens nationwide.

THE WILLOW TREE

Cast: Parviz Parastui

Director: Majid Majidi

In his first film in seven years, acclaimed Iranian director Majidi (The Color of Paradise) looks at the world through the eyes of a middle-aged professor whose lifelong blindness is reversed through a corneal transplant. (New Yorker Films) Opens New York, with additional cities to follow.

THIS IS ENGLAND

Cast: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley

Director: Shane Meadows

In 1983 England, during the tumultuous Margaret Thatcher era, a 12-year-old boy (Turgoose) whose father was killed in the Falklands falls in with a skinhead gang, whose leader (Graham) returns from jail, preaching racism and hate. (IFC First Take) Opens New York and Los Angeles July 27, with additional cities to follow.

JULY (date to be determined)

NAMING NUMBER TWO

Cast: Ruby Dee, Tuva Novotny, Mia Blake

Director: Toa Fraser

This family drama from New Zealand won the World Cinema audience award at last year's Sundance Film Festival. The great Ruby Dee stars as the matriarch of a vast Fijian-Kiwi family who decides, impulsively, to unite her clan for a great feast. (Cyan Pictures)

AUGUST 1

EL CANTANTE

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony

Director: Leon Ichaso

Latin singing sensation Anthony stars as the wildly popular 1960s and '70s salsa star Hector Lavoe, who couldn't overcome his addiction to cocaine and heroine. J. Lo plays Lavoe's wife. (Picturehouse) Opens nationwide.

AUGUST 3

BECOMING JANE

Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith

Director: Julian Jarrold

This costume drama from the director of Kinky Boots imagines that at age 20, budding English novelist Jane Austen (Hathaway) had a romance with a penniless but handsome young lawyer (McAvoy), an affair that in the film's conceit became Austen's model for Pride & Prejudice. (Miramax) Opens New York and Los Angeles August 3, and additional cities August 10.

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