Comedy SEX AND THE CITY -- (New...

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW

May 23, 2008

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW

Comedy

SEX AND THE CITY -- (New Line Cinema) The fab four retake Manhattan four years after the end of the TV series. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Hudson. Opens May 30.

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN -- (Columbia Pictures), Adam Sandler stars as an Israeli commando who fakes his own death to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist in New York. With John Turturro and Rob Schneider. Opens June 6.

THE PROMOTION -- (Dimension Films) Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion. With Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly. Opens June 13.

GET SMART -- (Warner Bros.) Secret agent 86 attempts to outwit the evil criminal mastermind Siegfried and KAOS. With Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin. Opens June 20.

THE LOVE GURU -- (Paramount Pictures) Mike Myers stars as an American foundling left at an ashram in India. He eventually returns to the U.S. as a self-help and spirituality authority and winds up mediating the marital woes of a hockey star on a team with the Stanley Cup at stake. With Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake. Opens June 20.

HANCOCK -- (Columbia Pictures) Will Smith plays a superhero with an image crisis - he does as much harm as good. With Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman. Opens July 2.

MEET DAVE -- (20th Century Fox), Eddie Murphy is taking the Mini Me idea to new lengths. In the aliens-invade-Earth comedy, Murphy plays the thumb-sized captain of a spaceship that looks strikingly like, well, Murphy. Opens July 11.

MAMMA MIA! -- (Universal Pictures) The ABBA songbook provides the lyrics and melodies for this comic romance about a former girl-group singer, her about-to-be-married daughter and the three men who might be her daughter's father all getting together on an idyllic Greek island. With Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski. Opens July 18.

STEP BROTHERS -- (Columbia Pictures) Chronic slackers' mother and father marry, creating an unwieldy family unit and making for a very crowded couch. With John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. Opens July 25.

THE ROCKER -- (Fox Atomic), Twenty years after being kicked out of an '80s hair band, drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman reclaims his rock-god throne by joining his nephew's band. With Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate. Opens Aug. 1.

SWING VOTE -- (Touchstone Pictures) Thanks to the machinations of his precocious daughter, a beer-swilling underachiever finds that an election comes down to his vote. With Kevin Costner, Paula Patton and Kelsey Grammer. Opens Aug. 1.

THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS -- (Columbia Pictures) A hard-core stoner witnesses a murder by a crooked cop and in a panic dumps his stash of rare weed, triggering a wacky pursuit. With James Franco and Seth Rogen. Opens Aug. 8.

TROPIC THUNDER -- (Paramount Pictures/Dreamworks) A war-film shooting in Southeast Asia turns into reality for an action movie star and his co-stars. With Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. Opens Aug. 15.

HAMLET 2 -- (Focus Features) A failed actor turned high school drama teacher rallies his students as he stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. With Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener and Amy Poehler. Opens Aug. 22.

THE HOUSE BUNNY -- (Columbia Pictures) The members of a struggling sorority have a thing or two to learn from a banished Playboy bunny, and vice versa. With Anna Faris, Colin Hanks and Emma Stone. Opens Aug. 22.

Release dates are subject to change.

Will Smith plays a superhero with an image crisis in "Hancock." The film opens July 2.

Columbia Pictures

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