They Came From Upstairs (Fox) Kids try to protect their vacation home from alien invaders in this animation-plus-live-action comedy. Ashley Tisdale, Doris Roberts, Kevin Nealon and Andy Richter are in the cast.
The Cove (Roadside Attractions) This shocking documentary is about Taji, Japan, a town that makes it an annual habit to round up and slaughter dolphins to keep the mammals from eating up all their sushi.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Paramount) Brendan Fraser leads an elite squad into battle with an evil arms dealer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his henchmen in this film based on the animated TV series.
Julie & Julia (Sony) Meryl Streep stars as the chef, bon vivant, and Francophile Julia Child and Amy Adams plays the young woman who tries to emulate All Things Julia in this Nora Ephron comedy.
Shorts (Warner Bros.) A Robert Rodriguez child's fantasy about a magic rock that allows a kid to make his world right, until it falls into the hands of evil grownups.
Mesrine: A Film in Two Parts (Senator Entertainment) This two-part French bio-thriller is about a famous French gangster, played here by Vincent Cassel. With Gerard Depardieu and Cecile de France.
Paper Heart (Overture) Michael Cera and Charlene Yi star in this romantic comedy about a documentary filmmaker (Yi) on a road trip/quest to discover the meaning of "love." (wider release, Aug. 14).
A Perfect Getaway (Rogue) Psychopaths stalk two couples (Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation in this thriller from the director of Pitch Black.
Bandslam (Walden Media/Summit) High school kids bond over music when they form a group to try and win the battle of the bands.
District 9 (Screen Gems) One of Peter Jackson's protégés, Neill Blomkamp, directed this secretive sci-fi project.
Post Grad ( Fox Atomic) Alexis Bledel stars in this comedy about a college grad who moves back home to try and figure out what to do with her life.
The Time Traveler's Wife (Warners) Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in this drama about a librarian (Bana) born with a gene that makes him travel through time, and the consequences that has on the great love of his life.
Ponyo (Walt Disney Pictures) This animated film from Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki is about a very young mermaid who longs to become human and who makes friends with a five year old boy in the process.
Taking Woodstock (Focus Features) Ang Lee's comic version of how Woodstock, the seminal concert and cultural happening, was accidentally brought together back in 1969. Funniest casting? Eugene Levy as Yasgur, as in "Yasgur's Farm." (opens wider 9/9 )
The Goods: The Don Ready Story (Paramount Vantage) Jeremy Piven stars in this car-lot comedy about a "used car liquidator" hired to turn around a failing car dealership. With Ving Rhames.
Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Co.) Brad Pitt and Mike Myers star in Quentin Tarantino's misspelled WWII thriller about Jewish commandos sent to avenge themselves on Nazis.
Final Destination: Death Trip 3D (New Line) More teenagers meet their maker when they least expect it, and this time they die in 3D.
H2: Halloween 2 (Dimension) Rob Zombie's Halloween sequel.
The Boat That Rocked (Universal) Philip Seymour Hoffman and Billy Nighy are among the stars of this Richard Curtis comedy about pirate radio in the UK in the 70s.
Mardi Gras (Screen Gems/Sony) Carmen Electra, Danneel Harris and Arielle Kebbel are among the stars in this girls-and-boys-gone wild at Mardi Gras comedy.
It Might Get Loud (Sony Classics) Davis Guggenheim's documentary about the electric guitar features chats with/demonstrations by Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge.
Summer movie preview