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Nancy Drew

Cast: Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tate Donovan

Director: Andrew Fleming

The rare summer movie that may appeal to your grandmother, this big screen adaptation of the young-adult mystery series stars Emma Roberts (daughter of Eric, niece to Julia) as a modern-day version of the plucky 1930s teen sleuth. (Warner Bros) Opens nationwide.

A Mighty Heart

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Will Patton, Irrfan Khan

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, whose bestseller A Mighty Heart detailed her 2002 journey to Pakistan to search for her husband Daniel, a Wall Street Journal reporter who'd been kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. Dan Futterman (who wrote Capote) portrays, in flashback, the late Daniel Pearl. (Paramount Vantage) Opens nationwide.

Broken English

Cast: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupard, Gena Rowlands, Drea de Matteo

Director: Zoe Cassavetes

In a rare dramatic role, Posey stars as a Manhattan hotel exec unlucky in love, until the night she meets and falls hard for a visiting Frenchman (Melvil Poupard, who was so good in 2005's Time to Leave). For her feature debut, writer-director Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of the late John Cassavetes, cast her mother, the great Gena Rowlands, to play Posey's disapproving mother. (Magnolia) Opens in New York and Los Angeles June 22, with additional cities to follow.

Evan Almighty

Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham

Director: Tom Shadyac

Morgan Freeman returns in what's shaping up to be the first talking deity series since George Burns started yakking to John Denver (in 1977's Oh, God!, for you youngsters). In this not-quite-a-sequel variation on the Jim Carrey hit Bruce Almighty, God comes calling on an arrogant newsman, played by Carell, the new It-Man of Hollywood comedy (sorry, Jim). (Universal) Opens nationwide.

September Dawn

Cast: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Director: Christopher Cain

A bearded Stamp plays Mormon leader Brigham Young in this dramatization of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, when 120 settlers in the Utah Territory were murdered by a Mormon militia. Don't expect a Salt Lake City red carpet premiere. (Black Diamond Pictures) Opens nationwide.

You Kill Me

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Phillip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman

Director: John Dahl

A crime noir comedy from Red Rock West director Dahl about an alcoholic Polish mafia hit man (Kingsley) ordered to dry out in San Francisco, where he finds love and a part-time job as a mortician. (IFC) Opens nationwide.

Live Free or Die Hard

Cast: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Maggie Q.

Director: Len Wiseman

Twelve years and many flops after Die Hard With a Vengeance, Willis competes for box office gold as maverick cop John McClane, who takes on a cyber terrorist (Olyphant) with the help of a computer-geek sidekick who just happens to be played by Mac ad kid Justin Long. (Fox) Opens nationwide.

Death at a Funeral Home

Cast: Ewen Bremmer, Peter Dinklage, Matthew McFadden

Director: Frank Oz

A black comedy about a proper British funeral where the mourning family is slowly coming unhinged, thanks to accidental drug trips, unexpected trysts, and the unnerving appearance of the dead patriarch's secret gay lover. Great trailer. (MGM) Opens nationwide.


Cast: Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close

Director: Lajos Koltai

Novelist Michael Cunningham (The Hours) wrote the screenplay for this star-packed adaptation of Susan Minot's exquisite 1999 novel, in which a dying woman travels back in her mind to a wedding 40 years before at which she fell madly, and tragically, in love. (Focus) Opens nationwide.


Voice Cast: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo

Director: Brad Bird

Pixar Animation and the director of The Incredibles team up to tell the inspiring tale of Remy the Parisian Rat, who dreams of being a master chef in a world that doesn't always respond enthusiastically to a rodent in the kitchen. Even a cute one. (Buena Vista) Opens nationwide.


Director: Michael Moore

After taking on the car industry (Roger & Me), the gun industry (Bowling for Columbine), and the war industry (Fahrenheit 9/11), Michael Moore shifts his obsessive gaze to the American health care system. Hey, insurance companies: No publicity is bad publicity, right? (Weinstein)

License to Wed

Cast: Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski

Director: Ken Kwapis

Sadie (Mandy Moore) dreams of marrying her fiancé (John Krasinski) at her family's church, but it's all booked up for the next two years. Except: There is one open day, and to score it, the couple must survive a marriage-prep course devised by a most unorthodox pastor, played by the ever unorthodox Robin Williams. (Warner Bros) Opens nationwide.

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