Summer movies release schedule

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Release dates are tentative, and some films play in limited release.

Late April:

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM: The corporate train wreck unfolds through insider interviews and company video and audio tapes.

THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES: An outgunned U.S. team scores an upset against England in the 1950 soccer World Cup. With Patrick Stewart, Wes Bentley and Gerard Butler.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A reluctant earthling (Martin Freeman) roams the stars in Douglas Adams' end-of-the-world romp. With John Malkovich.

THE INTERPRETER: Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn star in a United Nations thriller about a translator who overhears a death threat. Sydney Pollack directs.

KING'S RANSOM: A businessman (Anthony Anderson) tries to avoid a big divorce settlement by staging his own kidnapping.

A LOT LIKE LOVE: Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star in a "When Harry Met Sally"-like romance between friends.

XXX: STATE OF THE UNION: Ice Cube takes over the action franchise as a newly recruited agent tracking a rebel soldier (Willem Dafoe).

THE YEAR OF THE YAO: NBA behemoth Yao Ming is the focus of this documentary examining the Chinese star's global impact.

May:

BROTHERS: A black sheep becomes surrogate father figure for his sister-in-law's family after his brother is presumed killed in action. With Connie Nielsen.

CRASH: Stark drama unfolds over 36 hours for an assortment of Los Angeles residents. With Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser and Matt Dillon.

HOUSE OF WAX: The latest horror remake centers on stranded travelers who stumble into a museum of terror. With Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton.

KICKING & SCREAMING: Will Ferrell rampages for the gold as he coaches his son's soccer team to a showdown against his own father (Robert Duvall).

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: A blacksmith-turned-knight (Orlando Bloom) defends Jerusalem during the Crusades. Ridley Scott directs.

JIMINY GLICK IN LALAWOOD: Martin Short puts on the fat suit in a big-screen take on the small-time entertainment critic he originated on TV.

LAYER CAKE: A low-key narcotics middleman (Daniel Craig) aiming to retire becomes a puppet in a power struggle among London mobsters.

THE LONGEST YARD: The football remake stars Adam Sandler as a jailed ex-quarterback who leads an inmate team against sadistic guards. With Chris Rock.

MADAGASCAR: Pampered zoo animals learn to rough it in this animated adventure. With the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith.

MAD HOT BALLROOM: New York City youths catch ballroom fever in this documentary that examines school dance competitions.

MINDHUNTERS: FBI profilers race to identify a serial killer among them. With Val Kilmer, Christian Slater and LL Cool J.

MODIGLIANI: Andy Garcia stars as brazen artist Amedeo Modigliani, who lived hard and died young in 1920.

MONSTER-IN-LAW: A woman (Jennifer Lopez) finds her true love -- and her true love's maniacally disapproving mom (Jane Fonda).

MYSTERIOUS SKIN: A teen who thinks he was abducted by aliens as a boy uncovers the truth about what happened to him and an old Little League teammate.

SAVING FACE: A New York surgeon (Michelle Krusiec) takes on unwanted family duties after her mother (Joan Chen) finds herself disgraced among her Chinese peers.

STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH: A villain is born as George Lucas concludes his coming-of-age saga about Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).

TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE: Cinematographer Haskell Wexler ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest") takes the spotlight in a documentary by his son.

UNLEASHED: A deadly boy raised by mobsters (Jet Li) battles to protect his newfound "family" from ruthless old associates. With Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins.

June:

THE ADVENTURES OF SHARK BOY & LAVA GIRL: A boy's superhero pals come to life in the latest three-dimensional foray by director Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids").

APRES VOUS: A Paris waiter (Daniel Auteuil) tries to reunite a distraught man (Jose Garcia) with his ex-girlfriend, only to fall for her himself.

BATMAN BEGINS: Young rich guy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) puts on the bat suit in this tale of the crimefighter's early days.

BEWITCHED: A real witch (Nicole Kidman) is cast opposite a prima donna actor (Will Ferrell) for an update of the 1970s sit-com. With Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

CINDERELLA MAN: Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger star in the story of underdog Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock. Ron Howard directs.

THE DEAL: Christian Slater and Selma Blair star in an economic thriller and murder mystery set in a near future when gas prices have hit six bucks a gallon.

GEORGE ROMERO'S LAND OF THE DEAD: Zombie king Romero resurrects fresh corpses in this tale of the cloistered living vs. the walking dead.

HEIGHTS: Secrets surface and emotions run hot during one night of drama among five New Yorkers. With Glenn Close.

HERBIE: FULLY LOADED: The Love Bug rides again, with Lindsay Lohan steering the little car that could onto the NASCAR circuit.

HIGH TENSION: Two young women encounter a psychopath during a weekend cramming for college exams at an isolated farmhouse.

THE HONEYMOONERS: Loudmouth Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) returns in an update of Jackie Gleason's 1950s sit-com.

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE: A curse transforms a teen into an old woman in animation master Hayao Miyazaki's latest. With the voices of Emily Mortimer and Billy Crystal.

THE LAST MOGUL: The documentary chronicles the life of late, great MCA-Universal boss Lew Wasserman, last of the almighty Hollywood honchos.

LORDS OF DOGTOWN: Surfer teens in the 1970s revolutionize skateboarding and become superstars with their extreme style. With Heath Ledger.

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: The life and loves of emperor penguins is explored as they roam across Antarctica.

ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW: Writer-director Miranda July stars in a misfit drama centered on a lonely shoe salesman (John Hawkes).

MR. AND MRS. SMITH: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie take aim at each other as married assassins working for rival factions.

MY SUMMER OF LOVE: A cheerless young woman (Natalie Press) finds a temporary soul mate in a spoiled heiress (Emily Blunt).

THE PERFECT MAN: Hilary Duff creates an ideal -- but fictitious -- suitor for her date-challenged mom (Heather Locklear). With Chris Noth.

RIZE: The creation of the South-Central Los Angeles dance style called "krumping" is examined in this documentary.

ROCK SCHOOL: Philadelphia school kids do Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Santana and more in this documentary on rock 'n' roll in the classroom.

SAINT RALPH: A teen sets out to win the Boston Marathon, hoping this "miracle" can save his ailing mother. With Campbell Scott.

THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS: Four friends bond by sharing a pair of thrift-store jeans. With Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel.

WAR OF THE WORLDS: Steven Spielberg updates H.G. Wells' classic about space invaders out to evict humanity. Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins and Dakota Fanning star.

YES: A scientist (Joan Allen) steps out on her hubby (Sam Neill) with an exiled Lebanese doctor (Simon Abkarian). Sally Potter directs.

July:

THE BAD NEWS BEARS: An ex-minor leaguer (Billy Bob Thornton) coaches a misfit Little League team in a remake of the baseball comedy.

THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY: A Vietnamese man encounters a beautiful travel companion during a harrowing voyage to find his American father. With Nick Nolte.

BROTHERS GRIMM: The fairy-tale siblings (Matt Damon and Heath Ledger) are caught in the fray when they learn their wild stories are true. Terry Gilliam directs.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Johnny Depp is eccentric candyman Willy Wonka in this remake. Tim Burton directs.

DARK WATER: A single mom (Jennifer Connelly) fights to solve the watery mystery surrounding her creepy new apartment.

DEEP BLUE: An undersea documentary tracks the lives of sharks, whales, seals and bizarre creatures in the deepest of the deep.

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS: Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses" follow-up pits a vengeful sheriff against a bloodthirsty family.

FANTASTIC FOUR: The comic-book adaptation sets mutated astronauts (Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis) against evil Doctor Doom (Julian McMahon).

HAPPY ENDINGS: Friends and lovers scheme, blackmail and find a few happy endings. With Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tom Arnold.

HUSTLE & FLOW: A small-time pimp and drug dealer (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a rap career. With Anthony Anderson.

THE ISLAND: A clone (Ewan McGregor) raised for body parts goes on the lam. Co-starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Michael Bay.

LAST DAYS: Inspired by Kurt Cobain's demise, Gus Van Sant spins a tale of the final moments in the life of a tormented musician (Michael Pitt).

MURDERBALL: Quadriplegics duke it out in wheelchair rugby in this documentary about fiercely competitive athletes on wheels.

MUST LOVE DOGS: A divorcee (Diane Lane) takes stumbling steps back into romance. With John Cusack and Stockard Channing.

NIGHT WATCH: A Russian sci-fi thriller centers on an ancient prophecy of good against evil played out in modern Moscow.

9 SONGS: Sex and music rule in Michael Winterbottom's tale of a couple's torrid affair set against a series of concerts they attend.

NOVEMBER: A photographer (Courteney Cox Arquette) is haunted by visions and fractured memories over the night her boyfriend (James LeGros) was murdered.

REBOUND: A frenzied college coach (Martin Lawrence) is sent to the bush leagues to run a junior-high basketball team.

SARABAND: Ingmar Bergman reteams with his "Scenes From a Marriage" stars Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson for the couple's after-30-years reunion drama.

SKY HIGH: Lacking special powers, the son of the world's top superheroes (Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston) copes with freshman year as a sidekick.

STEALTH: Fighter pilots (Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx) take on a super-smart drone plane that's gone rogue.

UNDEAD: A cosmic infection carried by meteorites creates a plague of walking dead hungry for human flesh.

THE WARRIOR: A strongman for a warlord in India is targeted by old cronies after he renounces violence.

WEDDING CRASHERS: Buddies (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) cruise weddings for women. With Christopher Walken and Rachel McAdams.

August-Early September:

THE ARISTOCRATS: Funny guys Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette gather 100 comedians to tell the same classic dirty joke.

ASYLUM: A psychiatrist's wife (Natasha Richardson) takes up with a seductive inmate (Martin Csokas). With Ian McKellen.

BACKWATER: Teens battle evil in the Louisiana swamps. With Agnes Bruckner, Method Man and Bijou Phillips.

THE BAXTER: Writer-director Michael Showalter stars as a loser at love maneuvering through mayhem in the weeks before his wedding. Michelle Williams co-stars.

BROKEN FLOWERS: A bachelor (Bill Murray) revisits old flames after learning he has a son. With Jessica Lange and Sharon Stone. Jim Jarmusch directs.

THE CAVE: A spelunking team is greeted by terrifying creatures during an underground expedition in Romania.

THE CHUMSCRUBBER: A teenager (Jamie Bell) stoically copes with the suicide of his only friend, a peddler of illegal drugs.

CRY WOLF: An online hoax about a serial killer at a high school turns frighteningly true for a group of teens. With Jon Bon Jovi.

DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO: Male prostitute Deuce (Rob Schneider) services European clients and tries to clear his ex-pimp in a series of gigolo murders.

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD: "The General Lee" is back as the Duke boys (Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott) battle Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). With Jessica Simpson.

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED: A man seeks the woman who saved his grandfather in the Ukraine during World War II. Elijah Wood stars, Liev Schreiber directs.

THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN: Sympathetic pals of a middle-aged celibate (Steve Carell) try to hook him up with a single mom (Catherine Keener).

FOUR BROTHERS: John Singleton directs the story of siblings seeking revenge over their mother's death. With Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson.

THE GREAT RAID: U.S. Rangers try to free POWs in the Philippines during World War II. With Benjamin Bratt and James Franco.

GRIZZLY MAN: Director Werner Herzog's documentary explores the life and death of a bear researcher killed and eaten by a grizzly in Alaska.

THE PINK PANTHER: Steve Martin is the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in this update of Peter Sellers' crime-comedy franchise. With Kevin Kline and Beyonce Knowles.

PRETTY PERSUASION: A precocious teenager (Evan Rachel Wood) causes bedlam at her exclusive school by accusing her English teacher of sexual harassment.

RED EYE: A woman (Rachel McAdams) encounters serious cabin pressure when she's hurled into an assassination plot during a jet flight. Wes Craven directs.

SECUESTRO EXPRESS: A night on the town turns to terror for a couple abducted and held for ransom in Venezuela. With Ruben Blades.

THE SKELETON KEY: A live-in nurse (Kate Hudson) finds spooky doings in a rambling mansion. Gena Rowlands, John Hurt and Peter Sarsgaard co-star.

2046: Wong Kar-Wai spins a cryptic musing on past, present and future. With Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi.

UNDISCOVERED: Wannabe actresses (Ashlee Simpson and Pell James) build hype to launch a musician's career.

UNTITLED MIKE JUDGE PROJECT: A suspended-animation subject (Luke Wilson) wakes after 500 years to find the world's gone dumb and he's the smartest man alive.

VALIANT: A pint-sized pigeon leads a feathery fighter squad against enemy falcons in World War II. Voice cast includes Ewan McGregor and John Cleese.

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