Summer Movie Preview

April 30, 2009

May 1

Battle for Terra : (Roadside Attractions) A peaceful alien planet is invaded by the last survivors of Earth. With the voices of Evan Rachel Wood and Brian Cox.

Ghost of Girlfriends Past: (Warner Bros.) In a romantic comedy twist on A Christmas Carol, a smooth womanizer revisits his troubled love life through supernatural means. With Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.

Is Anybody There? : (BBC Films) A retired magician befriends a young boy who lives in a British nursing home. With Michael Caine.

: X-Men Origins: Wolverine: (20th Century Fox) This prequel to the popular X-Men series follows Wolverine before he joined the mutant superhero team - and before he had claws. With Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber.

May 8

Next Day Air : (Summit Entertainment) Two scammers naively think they hit the jackpot when they're mistakenly mailed a valuable cache of drugs. With Donald Faison and Mos Def.

Star Trek : (Paramount Pictures) In a reboot of the classic sci-fi series, Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise embark on their first mission. With Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

Sugar: (Sony Pictures Classics) Inspired by the movie Field of Dreams, a baseball player from the Dominican Republic sets out to play in Iowa's minor leagues. With Algenis Perez Soto and Ann Whitney.

May 15

Angels & Demons: (Columbia Pictures) A Harvard professor must decode a series of clues to prevent an attack against the Catholic Church by the mysterious Illuminati. With Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor.

Tyson: (Sony Pictures Classics) A documentary about the life of troubled boxer Mike Tyson.

May 22

12: (Sony Pictures Classics) Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather. In Russian with English subtitles.

Dance Flick: (Paramount Pictures) The creators of the Scary Movie franchise return to spoof song-and-dance movies like High School Musical. With Damon Wayans Jr. and Shoshana Bush.

Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian: (20th Century Fox) Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) takes a job at the Smithsonian to rescue his friends, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. With Amy Adams and Robin Williams.

Terminator: Salvation: (Warner Bros.) The survivors of a nuclear holocaust battle it out against super-intelligent cyborgs to keep the human race alive. With Christian Bale.

Paris 36: (Sony Pictures Classics) Writer-director Christophe Barratier stages a jaunty musical amid the financial crisis and social upheaval of 1930s France. In French with English subtitles.

May 29

Drag Me To Hell : (Universal Pictures) Sam Raimi directs this tale of a loan officer who's cursed after she evicts a strange old woman from her home. With Justin Long and Alison Lohman.

Up: (Pixar) A 78-year-old man sets out to see the wilds of South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home, but he has a young stowaway aboard. With the voices of Edward Asner and Jordan Nagai.

June 5

Adoration : (Sony Pictures Classics) A boy creates a family history filled with intrigue for a class assignment, but when he shares his tale with the Internet, the real truth threatens to come out. With Scott Speedman and Rachel Blanchard.

Every Little Step: (Sony Pictures Classics) This documentary follows dancers auditioning for A Chorus Line on Broadway and tells the musical's history as well.

The Hangover: (New Line Cinema) The morning after an epic bachelor party, a group of friends tries to figure out what happened the night before - and find their missing friend. With Ed Helms and Heather Graham.

Land Of The Lost: (Universal Pictures) Will Ferrell stars as Dr. Rick Marshall, a scientist whose cockamamie theories about time warps are widely ridiculed, until he and two assistants get stuck in one. With Anna Friel.

My Life In Ruins: (Fox Searchlight) My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos stars as a travel guide trying to get her mojo back. With Richard Dreyfuss.

June 12

Easy Virtue: (Sony Pictures Classics) A stuffy English family is perturbed when the favorite son brings home his enlightened American bride. With Jessica Biel and Ben Barnes.

Imagine That : (Paramount Pictures) A young girl's imaginary world could save her father's failing career. With Eddie Murphy and Thomas Haden Church.

The Taking Of Pelham 123 : (Columbia Pictures) A New York subway dispatcher must save a train car full of passengers from a band of armed hijackers. With Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

June 19

The Proposal: (Touchstone Pictures) A hard-charging book editor hatches a plan to marry her young assistant to avoid getting deported to Canada. With Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Year One: (Columbia Pictures) A couple of Stone-Age slackers set off on an epic journey after they are banished from their village. Jack Black and Michael Cera.

June 26

Away We Go: (Focus Features) Soon-to-be parents travel across the country to find the perfect place to start their new family. With John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.

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