2011 Summer movies list

May 6

The Beaver


A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With

Mel Gibson


Jodie Foster


Anton Yelchin

. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit Entertainment


Summer movies: In a list of summer movies in the May 1 Calendar section, the entry for August's "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" identified one of the stars as Rose Atropos. That is the name of a character in the film; she is played by actress

Taryn Manning

. Also, the Aug. 17 listing of "High Ground" was incorrectly titled

"Higher Ground."

Jumping the Broom

Two very different African American families — one posh, one down-home — come together for a wedding on Martha's Vineyard. With Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Loretta Devine. Written by Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs. Directed by Salim Akil. TriStar Pictures

Last Night

Seven years into a happy marriage, a husband on a business trip and his wife back in New York each experience a night of temptation. With Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. Tribeca Film

Mia and the Migoo

A young girl races to rescue her father and battles shady developers with the help of shape-shifting forest spirits in this animated film. With the voices of John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine and Wallace Shawn. Written by Benoit Chieux, Antoine Lanciaux and Iouri Tcherenkov. Directed Jacques-Rémy Girerd. GKIDS / Media International

Passion Play

A washed-up jazz musician gets mixed up with a beautiful, mysterious woman and a cold-blooded gangster. With Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray and Kelly Lynch. Written and directed by Mitch Glazer. Image Entertainment

Something Borrowed

Complications ensue after a mild-mannered lawyer sleeps with her best friend's fiancé. With Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey and John Krasinski. Written by Jennie Urman and Jordan Roberts. Directed by Luke Greenfield. Warner Bros. Pictures

There Be Dragons

An investigative journalist goes to Spain to research a book about the controversial Catholic organization Opus Dei, but he hits a wall when his most promising source, his own father, proves uncooperative. With Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Olga Kurylenko and Derek Jacobi. Written and directed by Roland Joffé. Samuel Goldwyn Films


The warrior-god Thor is cast out of his magical homeland and sent to live among humans on Earth, where he becomes a hero. With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. In Imax 3-D. Paramount Pictures

When Harry Tries to Marry

An Indian-born bachelor living in New York City surprises his modern-thinking parents by deciding to have an arranged marriage, but an unexpected friendship with an American woman complicates his plans. With Rahul Rai, Stefanie Estes and Freishia Bomanbehram. Written by Ralph Stein and Nayan Padrai. Directed by Padrai. 108 Pics

May 13

An Invisible Sign

A young woman who found salvation in mathematics as a child after her father fell ill begins teaching the subject to children and guides them through their own troubles. With Jessica Alba, Bailee Madison, Chris Messina and J.K. Simmons. Written by Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis. Directed by Marilyn Agrelo. IFC Films

The Arbor

The documentary depicts the difficult life of the late British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her three children. Directed by Clio Barnard. Strand Releasing


As maid of honor, a single woman leads her best friend and a colorful group of bridesmaids on a wild ride. With Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo. Directed by Paul Feig. Universal Pictures

Brother's Justice

In this mockumentary, comedian Dax Shepard tries to secure financing for a martial arts movie with him in the lead role. With Shepard, Tom Arnold, Nate Tuck and Greg Siegel. Written by Shepard. Directed by Shephard and David Palmer. Tribeca Film

Everything Must Go

After an alcoholic relapses and his life implodes, he holds a yard sale and tries to start over. With Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña, Christopher C.J. Wallace and Laura Dern. Written and directed by Dan Rush. Roadside Attractions

The First Grader

After the Kenyan government promises free primary-school education to all, an aspiring student at a remote mountaintop school causes a stir because he is in his 80s. With Oliver Litondo and Naomie Harris. Written by Ann Peacock. Directed by Justin Chadwick. National Geographic Films

Go for It!

In inner-city Chicago, a 19-year-old student with a passion for dance tries to find her identity and prepare for her future. With Aimee Garcia. Written and directed by Carmen Marron. Lionsgate


A delinquent drifter begins squatting in the garage of a grieving widow and her son, whom he helps in unlikely ways. With Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson. Written and directed by Spencer Susser. Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

This documentary explores the history and impact of Lee's classic novel. With Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Anna Quindlen and Jon Meacham. Written and directed by Mary Murphy. First Run Features


In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by wars between humans and vampires, a warrior priest goes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped niece. With Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q. Written by Cory Goodman. Directed by Scott Stewart. In 3-D. Screen Gems


A young skating-rink manager and his high-school friends come of age in a small Texas town in the early '80s. With Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene and Heath Freeman. Written by Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman and Heath Freeman. Directed by Burns. Freestyle Releasing

May 18

Louder Than a Bomb

This documentary follows four teams of teenagers as they prepare for a youth poetry slam in Chicago. Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel. Balcony Releasing


This documentary explores the notion of what it means to be a man through the lens of personal grooming and appearance. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Paladin

May 20

The Big Uneasy

This documentary investigates the catastrophic flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as a preventable, man-made disaster that resulted from poor decision making by the Army Corps of Engineers. Written and directed by Harry Shearer. The Notions Department


Forty years after abandoning his wife and family for a life on the road, a grizzled patriarch reappears and is forced to reckon with the aftermath of his leaving. With Kris Kristofferson, Reece Thompson, Dwight Yoakam and Frances Conroy. Written by W. Earl Brown. Directed by Shane Dax Taylor. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Cost of a Soul

Two wounded Iraq war veterans return to the slum they grew up in and find it still plagued by crime, corruption and violence. With Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove, Judy Jerome and Mark Borkowski. Written and directed by Sean Kirkpatrick. Rogue/AMC Theatres


A crop artist travels from Kansas to New York City to create a massive environmental artwork. With John Hawkes, Chris Bachand, James McDaniel and Laura Kirk. Written and directed by Chris Ordal. Shadow Distribution

Fading of the Cries

A young swordsman saves a teenage girl from an evil force, and the two battle hordes of demons. With Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman and Hallee Hirsch. Written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf. Eammon Films

Hobo With a Shotgun

A gun-toting vagrant decides to clean up a city ruled by a corrupt crime boss. With Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey and Nick Bateman. Written by John Davies. Directed by Jason Eisener. Magnet Releasing

How to Live Forever

This documentary about life extension investigates what it means to grow old and what it could mean to live forever. With Ray Bradbury, Phyllis Diller, Ray Kurzweil and Jack LaLanne. Directed by Mark Wexler. Variance Films

L'Amour Fou

This documentary looks at the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge, his partner of 50 years, as the latter decides to auction the world-class art collection the two amassed. Directed by Pierre Thoretton. In French with English subtitles. Sundance Selects

Midnight in Paris

A family travels to Paris on business; among them are an engaged couple who have life-changing experiences. With Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates and Michael Sheen. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Sony Pictures Classics

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Captain Jack Sparrow returns for another swashbuckling adventure, this time searching for the Fountain of Youth and tangling with the pirate Blackbeard. With Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane and Kevin R. McNally. Written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Directed by Rob Marshall. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures

May 26

The Hangover Part 2

On the heels of their wild Las Vegas bachelor party, four pals get into more trouble en route to a pre-wedding brunch in Thailand. With Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. Written by Scot Armstrong, Craig Mazin and Todd Phillips. Directed by Phillips. Warner Bros. Pictures

Kung Fu Panda 2

The martial-artist panda Po and his friends must once again protect the Valley of Peace from a formidable villain. With the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Jackie Chan. Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. In 3-D. Paramount Pictures

May 27

Blank City

The documentary depicts the underground film scene in Manhattan in the late 1970s and '80s. With Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi and John Lurie. Directed by Celine Danhier. Insurgent Releasing

Make Believe

This documentary follows six young magicians as they pursue onstage success and experience the trials of adolescence. Written by Cleven S. Loham. Directed by J. Clay Tweel. CrowdStarter

The Tree of Life

The eldest son of a 1950s Midwestern family grows from innocence into adulthood and tries to reconcile his complicated relationship with his father. With Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Terrence Malick. Fox Searchlight Pictures

June 3

Beautiful Boy

A married couple are wracked with grief, guilt and confusion after their only son commits a mass shooting at his college and takes his own life. With Maria Bello, Michael Sheen, Alan Tudyk and Moon Bloodgood. Written by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku. Directed by Ku. Anchor Bay Films


Shortly after his father has passed away, a man falls for a vibrant young woman and tries to face life with the honesty and hopefulness his father taught him. With Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent and Goran Visnjic. Written and directed by Mike Mills. Focus Features

Cameraman: The Life and Death of Jack Cardiff

The documentary depicts the life and work of the cinematographer, whose career in the movie business spanned nine decades. Directed by Craig McCall. Strand Releasing

Empire of Silver

In 1899 China, an idealistic young man reluctantly assumes his overbearing father's banking empire and tries to find his own path. With Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Hao Lei and Jennifer Tilly. Written and directed by Christina Yao. In Mandarin with English subtitles. NeoClassics Films

Love, Wedding, Marriage

A newlywed marriage counselor tries to save her parents' relationship in time for a 30th-anniversary surprise party, but she risks her own happiness in the process. With Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz and Jessica Szohr. Written by Anouska Chydzik and Caprice Crane. Directed by Dermot Mulroney. IFC Films


A 15-year-old woos a classmate and schemes to save his parents' marriage. With Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige and Noah Taylor. Written and directed by Richard Ayoade. Weinstein Co.

X-Men: First Class

This prequel chronicles the early days of the "X-Men" saga, as superhuman mutants such as the psychic Charles Xavier and the magnetic Erik Lehnsherr discover their powers and face the future. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne and January Jones. Written by Jane Goldman, Ashley Miller, Jamie Moss and Zack Stentz. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. 20th Century Fox

June 10

Bride Flight

Three women emigrating from Holland to New Zealand after World War II meet on their plane trip overseas and have their lives entwined with a dashing young man. With Waldemar Torenstra, Karina Smulders and Anna Drijver. Written by Marieke van der Pol. Directed by Ben Sombogaart. In Dutch and English, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

When her carefully laid summer plans go awry, an imaginative young girl gets creative about her vacation adventures. With Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham and Parris Mosteller. Written by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald. Directed by John Schultz. Relativity Media

Just Like Us

This documentary follows a group of stand-up comics touring the Middle East and explores misconceptions about comedy in the region. With Ahmed Ahmed, Ted Alexandro, Sherif Azab, Whitney Cummings and Tommy Davidson. Directed by Ahmed. Cross Cultural Productions

The Last Mountain

This documentary follows a group of ordinary citizens in West Virginia as they try to prevent coal companies from mining a local mountaintop. Written by Bill Haney and Peter Rhodes. Directed by Haney. Dada Films

Super 8

A group of kids making a movie in a small Ohio town in 1979 witness a disastrous train derailment and begin to notice unusual disappearances and inexplicable events. With Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Ron Eldard. Written and directed by J.J. Abrams. In Imax. Paramount Pictures

The Trip

Two Englishmen gab and bicker while reviewing fine restaurants. With Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. IFC Films

Viva Riva

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a small-time hustler scores big and flirts with danger when he steals a shipment of gasoline and pursues a crime boss' girlfriend. With Patsha Bay Mukuna, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna and Marlene Longage. Written and directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga. In French and Lingala, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

June 15

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Performance documentary about the rise of hip-hop includes interviews with Eminem, Kanye West, Nas, Mos Def and more. Directed by Ice-T. Indomina.

June 17

The Art of Getting By

A blasé senior slacking his way through high school befriends his crush and starts getting his act together. With Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano and Elizabeth Reaser. Written and directed by Gavin Wiesen. Fox Searchlight Pictures


This documentary follows the horseman Buck Brannaman, who inspired the novel and film "The Horse Whisperer." Directed by Cindy Meehl. Sundance Selects

City of Life and Death

Set against the Nanking massacre in China by the Japanese army in 1937, this film depicts the chaos and loss experienced by both sides in the war. With Liu Ye, Nakazumi Hideo, Qin Lan. Written and directed by Lu Chuan. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Kino International

Green Lantern

A cocky test pilot imbued with superpowers by a magical ring battles an intergalactic enemy. With Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and Angela Bassett. Written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg. Directed by Martin Campbell. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Mr. Popper's Penguins

After receiving a mysterious crate from Antarctica, a New York real-estate mogul has his comfortable life thrown into chaos. With Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury. Written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern. Directed by Mark Waters. 20th Century Fox

Rejoice and Shout

The documentary traces the evolution of gospel music from its roots to present day. With Smokey Robinson, Andraé Crouch and Mavis Staples. Directed by Don McGlynn. Magnolia Pictures

June 24

A Better Life

An illegal-immigrant gardener in Los Angeles works hard to provide a better life for his son. With Demián Bichir, José Julián and Dolores Heredia. Written by Eric Eason. Directed by Chris Weitz. Summit Entertainment

A Little Help

A dental hygienist whose personal life is already strained is stunned by the death of her husband, and in the aftermath, she forms a close bond with her sister's spouse. With Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell, Daniel Yelsky and Rob Benedict. Written and directed by Michael J. Weithorn. Freestyle Releasing

Bad Teacher

A foul-mouthed teacher ill-suited to her job begins plotting to secure her meal ticket. With Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason Segel. Written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Columbia Pictures

Cars 2

Anthropomorphic automobiles head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix in this sequel to the 2006 animated film "Cars." With the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer. Written by Ben Queen. Directed by John Lasseter. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

This documentary follows the comedian and talk-show host as he hits the road after being ousted from NBC's "The Tonight Show." Directed by Rodman Flender. Abramorama

Page One: Inside the New York Times

This documentary goes behind the scenes in the newsroom at a time when the newspaper industry is radically changing. With Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr. Directed by Andrew Rossi. Magnolia Pictures/Participant Media

Troll Hunter

A group of curious Norwegian film students trails a mysterious hunter and his quarry. With Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen and Tomas Alf Larsen. Written and directed by André Ovredal. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Magnet Releasing

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

In this nature documentary, a loggerhead turtle born in Florida makes an epic migration around the North Atlantic to Africa and back home. Directed by Nick Stringer. Hanover House

June TBA


This documentary follows the chief technician and master tuner of Steinway & Sons as he helps pair world-class pianists and their instruments. With Stefan Knüpfe, Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand. Directed by Lilian Franck und Robert Cibis. In English and German with English subtitles. First Run Features

Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

In this documentary, actor John Turturro travels to his maternal homeland of Sicily and explores the island's vanishing traditions, including puppetry. Written by Turturro and Roman Paska. Directed by Paska. In English and Italian with English subtitles. First Run Features

July 1

Larry Crowne

Laid off from his big-box retail job, an everyman heads to his local college to start over. With Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P. Henson. Written by Hanks and Nia Vardalos. Directed by Hanks. Universal Pictures

Monte Carlo

Three girls vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress. With Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Cory Monteith. Written by Thomas Bezucha, April Blair and Maria Maggenti. Directed by Tom Bezucha. 20th Century Fox

The Names of Love (Le Nom des Gens)

A free-spirited young woman uses her sex appeal to convert right-wing men to her progressive beliefs, but she encounters a challenge in the form of an uptight scientist. With Jacques Gamblin and Sara Forestier. Written by Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi. Directed by Leclerc. In French with English subtitles. Music Box Films

The Perfect Host

A bank robber on the run cons his way into a dinner party held by an unusual host. With David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker and Helen Reddy. Written and directed by Nick Tomnay. Magnolia Pictures


An alienated, socially awkward teenager is taken under the wing of his school's dreaded vice principal, who teaches him about friendship. With John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton and Olivia Crocicchia. Written by Patrick deWitt. Directed by Azazel Jacobs. ATO Pictures

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Humans and their giant shape-shifting mechanical allies, the Autobots, once again clash with the evil Decepticons and defend the world. With Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In Imax 3-D. Paramount Pictures

July 8

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

This documentary tells the story of the influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. With Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Mohammed and Jarobi White. Written and directed by Michael Rapaport. Sony Pictures Classics

General Orders No. 9

This documentary contemplates the urbanization of the natural world in the Deep South. Narrated by William Davidson. Written and directed by Robert Persons. Variance Films

Horrible Bosses

Three friends conspire to get rid of their insufferable bosses. With Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. Written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Directed by Seth Gordon. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Ledge

A man caught up in a complicated love triangle is coerced onto the ledge of a tall building, where a policeman tries to talk him down. With Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam and Terrence Howard. Written and directed by Matthew Chapman. IFC Films


Talking animals at a zoo teach their beloved caretaker the rules of courtship. With Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb. Written by James, Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Directed by Frank Coraci. Columbia Pictures/MGM Studios

July 15

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The series concludes as the battle between good and evil wizards erupts into an all-out war. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. Written by Steve Kloves. Directed by David Yates. In Imax 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Life, Above All

In South Africa, a 12-year-old girl fights prejudice and superstition while trying to bring her mother home and keep her family together. With Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane and Harriet Manamela. Written by Dennis Foon and Oliver Schmitz. Directed by Schmitz. In Pedi with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Love Etc.

This documentary follows five relationship stories over the course of one year, including a pair of high-school sweethearts and a husband and wife of 50 years. Directed by Jill Andresevic. Paladin


A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and finally gets up the nerve to pursue his longtime crush. With Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor. Written by Kent Sublette. Directed by Gil Cates Jr. Phase 4 Films

My Afternoons With Margueritte (La Tete en Friche)

A semiliterate 50-something in a provincial French village strikes up an improbable friendship with an elderly woman with a passion for literature. With Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus. Written by Jean Becker and Jean-Loup Dabadie. Directed by Becker. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Salvation Boulevard

A charismatic evangelical preacher captivates a small town, but one of his followers discovers that he has something to hide. With Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly, Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris. Written by Douglas Stone and George Ratliff. Directed by Ratliff. IFC Films

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

In 19th century China, two girls are bound by a special friendship and communicate through a secret language, while in present-day Shanghai, two of their descendents try to maintain their own relationship. With Gianna Jun, Li Bing Bing and Hugh Jackman. Written by Ron Bass, Angela Workman and Michael Ray. Directed by Wayne Wang. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Weird World of Blowfly

This documentary tells the story of the musician Clarence Reid, a fixture of the Miami soul scene in the 1960s and '70s who moonlights as a profane rapper. Directed by Jonathan Furmanski. Variance Films

Winnie the Pooh

The whimsical red-shirted bear and his pals in the Hundred Acre Wood embark on various adventures. With the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny and John Cleese. Directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall. Walt Disney Pictures

July 22

Another Earth

A bright young astrophysics student and a composer cross paths in a tragic accident on the same night a duplicate planet Earth is discovered. With William Mapother, Brit Marling and Jordan Baker. Written by Marling and Mike Cahill. Directed by Cahill. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Captain America: The First Avenger

A military experiment transforms a scrawny soldier into a patriotic superhero who battles the villainous Red Skull in this movie based on the Marvel comic book. With Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, and Hayley Atwell. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Joe Johnston. Paramount Pictures

Friends With Benefits

Two platonic friends find that sex complicates their relationship. With Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson and Jenna Elfman. Written by Keith Merryman, David A. Newman and Will Gluck. Directed by Gluck. Screen Gems

Point Blank

After his pregnant wife is kidnapped, a nurse is compelled to do the bidding of a dangerous criminal and races to save his family. With Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin and Elena Anaya. Written by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans. Directed by Cavayé. In French with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

Sarah's Key

Decades after a woman's harrowing childhood experiences during the Nazi occupation of France, her story intertwines with an American journalist researching the past. With Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup. Written by Serge Joncour and Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Directed by Paquet-Brenner. In French and English, with English subtitles. Weinstein Co.


A documentary about the Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna. Written by Manish Pandey. Directed by Asif Kapadia. PDA

July 29

All's Faire in Love

A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written by R.A. White and Scott Marshall. Directed by Marshall. Hanover House

Cowboys & Aliens

In the Old West, an amnesiac gunslinger stumbles into a tough town and tries to fend off an extraterrestrial invasion. With Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Directed by Jon Favreau. Universal Pictures

Crazy, Stupid, Love

After discovering his unfaithful wife wants a divorce, a straight-laced 40-something tries to readjust to single life under the tutelage of a young ladykiller. With Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. Written by Dan Fogelman. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Devil's Double

In 1987, a lieutenant in the Iraqi army summoned to Baghdad is plunged into a world of danger and extravagance when he is tasked with serving as Uday Hussein's body double. With Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier. Written by Michael Thomas and Latif Yahia. Directed by Lee Tamahori. Lionsgate

The Future

A 30-something couple's decision to adopt a cat changes their lives and their perspectives. With Miranda July, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik and David Warshofsky. Written and directed by July. Roadside Attractions

Good Neighbours

The arrival of a new tenant leads to unease among the residents of an apartment complex while a killer is terrorizing the community. With Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman and Emily Hampshire. Written and directed by Jacob Tierney. Magnolia Pictures

The Guard

A cynical small-town cop and a by-the-book FBI agent form an unlikely partnership while investigating the disappearance of a fellow officer. With Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham and David Wilmot. Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Sony Pictures Classics

Life in a Day

This user-generated documentary culls footage shot by thousands of people depicting their everyday lives on a single day, July 24, 2010. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. National Geographic Films

The Myth of the American Sleepover

On the last night of summer before a new school year, four teenagers chase love and adventure in the Detroit suburbs. With Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Claire Sloma and Brett Jacobsen. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. IFC Films

The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle Endormie)

A young princess cursed to sleep for 100 years has fantastical experiences in a dream world. With Clara Besnainou, Julia Artmonov and Kerian Mayan. Written and directed by Catherine Breillat. In French with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

The Smurfs

The tiny blue creatures known as Smurfs are chased by the evil wizard Gargamel into New York City and must return home. With Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and the voices of Anton Yelchin and Katy Perry. Written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Directed by Raja Gosnell. In 3-D. Columbia Pictures

July TBA

The Best and the Brightest

A fresh-faced young couple go to great lengths to get their daughter enrolled in an exclusive kindergarten. With Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris and Jenna Stern. Written by Josh Shelov and Michael Jaeger. Directed by Shelov. PMK-BNC

The Imposter

This documentary tells the story of Frederic Bourdin, a 23-year-old French Algerian man who posed as a missing boy from Texas and even managed to fool the boy's own family. Directed by Bart Layton.

La Pivellina

When a 2-year-old is girl is abandoned in a park on the outskirts of Rome, a circus woman and her family and neighbors take her in and search for the girl's mother. With Patrizia Gerardi, Walter Saabel, Tairo Caroli and Asia Crippa. Written by Tizza Covi. Directed by Covi and Rainer Frimmel. In Italian with English subtitles. First Run Features

Without Men

When all the men in a remote Latin American village are recruited to fight in the country's civil war, the women reshape the town. With Eva Longoria, Christian Slater, Oscar Nuñez and Kate Del Castillo. Written and directed by Gabriela Tagliavini. Maya Entertainment

Aug. 5


Two pals indulge their apocalyptic fantasies by tinkering with flamethrowers and muscle cars, but a charismatic young woman comes between them, with grim results. With Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson and Rebekah Brandes. Written and directed by Glodell. Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Change-Up

Two friends — a married lawyer and a freewheeling slacker — somehow switch bodies and try to avoid ruining each other's lives. With Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin. Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Directed by David Dobkin. Universal Pictures

Dirty Girl

Two high-school misfits from troubled homes — a promiscuous girl with an absentee father and a closeted boy with a homophobic one — become friends and head out west on a road trip. With Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Abe Sylvia. Weinstein Co.

The Hedgehog

A bored young girl determined to end her life on her 12th birthday forms an unexpected friendship with her building's gruff concierge. With Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic and Togo Igawa. Written and directed by Mona Achache. In French with English subtitles. NeoClassics Films

Magic Trip

A documentary chronicling Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' 1964 road trip across the U.S. Directed by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood. Magnolia Pictures

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

A famous musician hits a sophomore slump and returns to his hometown, where he connects with his former friend and collaborator. With Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter and Rose Atropos. Written by Jasin Cadic and Scott Rosenbaum. Directed by Rosenbaum. Red Hawk Films

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Genetic experiments on primates lead to their developing intelligence and eventually battling humans for supremacy. With James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Brian Cox. Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox


As warlords feud in China, a cocky young lord must reconsider his ways and join forces with Shaolin monks to make a stand against his rivals. With Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse and Jackie Chan. Directed by Benny Chan. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Well Go USA/Variance Films

The Whistleblower

A Nebraskan police officer working as a peacekeeper in war-torn Bosnia uncovers corruption involving private contractors and the U.N. With Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn. Written by Eilis Kirwan and Larysa Kondracki. Directed by Kondracki. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Aug. 12

Final Destination 5

Survivors of a disastrous bridge collapse try to continue to cheat death. With Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, Miles Fisher and Arlen Escarpeta. Written by Eric Heisserer. Directed by Steven Quale. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

A young girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend, who are restoring an old mansion, unleashes evil creatures lurking in the dark. With Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson. Written by Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Directed by Trox Nixey. Film District

The Help

In 1960s Mississippi, three very different women become friends through a taboo secret writing project. With Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone. Written and directed by Tate Taylor. Walt Disney Pictures

High Ground

Married at a young age, a woman in a tightknit spiritual community begins to question her faith. With Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes and Donna Murphy. Written by Tim Metcalfe and Carolyn Briggs. Directed by Farmiga. Sony Pictures Classics

The Last Circus

In Spain, a clown trying to follow in his father's footsteps joins a circus and is entangled in a dangerous love triangle. With Carlos Areces, Antonio De La Torre and Carolina Bang. Written and directed by Alex De La Iglesia. In Spanish with English subtitles. Magnet Releasing


After their rental car breaks down in a sleepy Los Angeles exurb, two Japanese tourists respond differently to the town. With Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia and Rintaro Sawamoto. Written by Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin and Mike Ott. Directed by Ott. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. Variance Films

Seven Days in Utopia

A talented young golfer blows his first big shot and ends up stranded in Texas, where he contemplates his choices and direction. With Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Kathy Baker, Jerry Ferrara and Joseph Lyle Taylor. Written by Russell Cook and Rob Levine. Directed by Matthew Dean Russell. Visio Entertainment

30 Minutes or Less

A pizza delivery guy is kidnapped by two wannabe criminals and forced to rob a bank. With Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. Written by Michael Diliberti. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Columbia Pictures

Aug. 19

One Day

This film follows a man and woman's relationship over 20 years, revisiting them each year on the day they first entered each other's lives. With Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson and Ken Stott. Written by David Nicholls. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Focus Features


In 1900, a local mayor on the island of Luzon trying to protect his village is caught in the crossfire of the Philippine-American War. With Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt and Yul Vasquez. Written and directed by John Sayles. Variance Films

Brighton Rock

In 1960s Britain, a young thug making his way up the ranks of organized crime attempts to seduce an innocent waitress who stumbled on evidence that links him to a murder. With Helen Mirren, Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough. Written and directed by Rowan Joffe. IFC Films


In Iran, a young woman explores social boundaries with her best friend, and her brother returns from rehab committed to strict religious principles. With Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy and Reza Sixo Safai. Written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz. In Farsi with English subtitles. Roadside Attractions/Participant Media

Conan the Barbarian

A warrior's personal vendetta turns into an epic battle against fierce rivals, monsters and supernatural forces. With Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang and Rose McGowan. Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood. Directed by Marcus Nispel. In 3-D. Lionsgate

Fright Night

A popular student trying to enjoy his senior year in high school discovers that his new neighbor is a vampire and must find a way to vanquish him in this remake of the 1985 film. With Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Colin Farrell and Toni Collette. Written by Marti Noxon. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Walt Disney Pictures

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World

A retired secret agent who has her hands full with a new baby and twin stepchildren is called back into action to battle a supervillain and gets some help from her family. With Jessica Alba, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook and Joel McHale. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. In 3-D. Weinstein Co.

Aug. 26

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

A group of 30-something friends throw an end-of-summer bacchanal. With Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Lucy Punch. Written and directed by Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Our Idiot Brother

A goodnatured but clueless guy gets thrown out of the home he shared with his girlfriend and is sequentially taken in by family members, each of whose lives he manages to turn upside down. With Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Written by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Weinstein Co.

Aug. 31

The Debt

Two retired Mossad agents receive shocking news about a mission they were presumed to have accomplished decades before, and they might need to finish the job. With Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain and Marton Csokas. Written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan. Directed by John Madden. Focus Features

Aug. TBA

Essential Killing

After a man is captured by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, the vehicle he is being transported in crashes in Europe, allowing him a slim chance to escape. With Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner. Written by Ewa Piaskowska and Jerzy Skolimowski. Directed by Skolimowski. Tribeca Film

Grave Encounters

The crew of a ghost-hunting reality-TV show shoots an episode in an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a frightening past. With Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir and Ashleigh Gryzko. Written and directed by the Vicious Brothers. Tribeca Film

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

The adopted heir to an international corporation is set to take the reins after his father is murdered, but first he must deal with criminals and schemers. With Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Miki Manojlovic. Written by Jerome Salle and Julien Rappeneau. Directed by Salle. In French, English and Serbo-Croatian, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

In the Garden of Sounds

This documentary presents a portrait of Wolfgang Fasser, a blind musical therapist working with disabled children in the Swiss mountains. Directed by Nicola Bellucci. In Italian, Swiss and German, with English subtitles. First Run Features

Janie Jones

A struggling rock musician is surprised by the sudden appearance of the 13-year-old daughter he never knew he had. With Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elizabeth Shue and Brittany Snow. Written and directed by David M. Rosenthal. Tribeca Film

Love Crime (Crime D'Amour)

The close relationship between a young executive at a multinational corporation and her superior sours and turns dangerous. With Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patrick Mille. Written by Alain Corneau and Nathalie Carter. Directed by Corneau. In French with English subtitles. Sundance Selects

Mozart's Sister

This film presents a speculative portrait of Wolfgang Mozart's older sister Nannerl, a musical prodigy in her own right who chafes at limitations imposed upon her by society. With Marie Féret, Marc Barbe and Delphine Chuillot. Written and directed by René Féret. In French with English subtitles. Music Box Films

Mysteries of Lisbon

In 19th century Portugal, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between aristocrats goes on a quest to discover the truth of his parentage. With Adriano Luz, Maria Joao Bastos and Ricardo Pereira. Written by Carlos Saboga. Directed by Raul Ruiz. In Portuguese and French, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

A Labrador retriever grows from a puppy into a guide dog and forms a special bond with a blind man. With Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shiina and Teruyuki Kgawa. Written by Shoichi Maruyama and Yoshihiro Nakamura. Directed by Yoichi Sai. In Japanese with English subtitles. Music Box Films

The Sons of Tennessee Williams

This documentary explores the evolution and influence of gay Mardi Gras crews in New Orleans. Directed by Tim Wolff. First Run Features

—Oliver Gettell