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SUMMER GUIDE: (100) Days of Summer Movies

Enjoy the great indoors!

Bill (Robert Hill) and his son Karl (co-writer Robin Hill, acting opposite his father) of Brighton, England, are gangsters, but not the real scary kind. Fresh out of prison, they want to relax but can't helping thinking there's a traitor in their midst in this black comedy from writer-director Ben Wheatley.

Eat Pray Love

Writer-director Ryan Murphy took time away from his hit TV show Glee to direct Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in the film version of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir about her worldwide search for enlightenment after a rough divorce. James Franco, Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins co-star.

The Expendables

Action gods Sylvester Stone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren join forces to kick ass and blow things up in a film co-written and directed by Sly himself.

Lebanon

Writer-director Samuel Maoz takes us inside a four-man Israeli Army tank as the soldiers move into a bombed-out Lebanese town in this war drama set in the early days of the 1980s war.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

In what's sure to be one of the great roles of his career, Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises) plays the legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who both charmed and terrorized the nation in the 1970s. This is the first of a two-part epic from director Jean-François Richet.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The road to everlasting love isn't going to be easy for musician Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who must vanquish his new girlfriend's seven exes, all of whom happen to have super powers. Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead).

Tales from Earthsea

Taking over a project his father, Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), long dreamed of making, first-time filmmaker Goro Miyazaki helms this anime adaptation of Ursula Le Guin's revered Earthsea fantasy novels.

White Wedding

On the road from Johannesburg to Cape­town for his wedding, a groom and his best man encounter all manner of oddities, including a pro-apartheid bar and a hitchhiking goat, in this South African comedy hit directed by Jann Turner.

August 20

Lottery Ticket

It takes luck to win a mega-millions lottery ticket, but it may take a miracle for Kevin (Bow Wow), a young Atlanta man, to keep his family, friends and neighbors from getting their mitts on the ticket over a long fourth of July weekend. Ice Cube and Loretta Devine co-star in director Erik White's debut comedy.

Nanny McPhee 2

When two spoiled city kids visit their country cousins on an English farm, it's a culture clash that only the ugly yet magical Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) can resolve. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Maggie Smith co-star for director Susanna White in the second film of a projected trilogy.

Soul Kitchen

After the dramatic intensity of his acclaimed films Head On and The Edge of Heaven, Turkish-German director Fatih Akin lightens up with this comedy about a young Hamburg man's attempts to save his failing restaurant, win back his girl and keep his parolee brother out of jail. Co-writer Adam Bousdoukos stars.

The Switch

Drunk and jealous that his best friend Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) didn't choose him to be her sperm donor, Wally (Jason Bateman) replaces the donor's swimmers with his own. Kassie moves away, but seven years later she's back, and wow, that kid sure looks like Wally, doesn't he? Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory) co-direct.

Takers

For the snazzily dressed, super-efficient L.A. bank-robbing gang led by Idris Elba (Obsessed), there's one last big heist to pull off. (Isn't there always?) Their plan is brilliant, but the L.A. detectives played by Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez have one of their own. Paul Walker, Zoë Saldana and Hayden Christensen co-star.

The Tillman Story

Josh Brolin narrates Amir Bar-Lev's documentary about Dannie and Patrick Tillman's crusade to prove that their son Pat, a pro football star who enlisted right after 9/11, died from friendly fire in Afghanistan.

August 27

Going the Distance

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long play it for laughs in this comedy about the perils of sustaining a long-distance love. Christina Applegate and Ron Livingston co-star. Nanette Burstein (American Teen) directs.

The Last Exorcism

An evangelical priest (Patrick Fabian) who's spent his life performing fake exorcisms on deluded people may have finally stumbled upon the real deal. Daniel Stamm directs a horror movie produced by actor-director Eli Roth (Hostel).

The Milk of Sorrow

Fausta (Magaly Solier), the daughter of a woman who was brutally raped during the political upheavals of 1980s Peru, believes that she was born without a soul due to the violence she witnessed from her mother's womb. Her search for peace informs this recent Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film from writer-director Claudia Llosa.

Piranha 3D

Spring break. College kids. Zillions of flesh-eating piranha fish. Got it? Elizabeth Shue and Jerry O'Connell try to save the day (but not their careers). Directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes).

Centurion

After a fierce battle with local tribesmen in northern Britain, circa 117 AD, a beleaguered band of Roman soldiers are trying to get home in this action drama from the talented writer-director Neil Marshall (The Descent). Michael Fassbender and Dominic West star.

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