and French-language improvisational comedy about
two American brothers who inherit a French chateau,
and must do battle with its staff in order to sell
it. Written and directed by Jesse Peretz (First
Love, Last Rites). With Paul Rudd (Wet
Hot American Summer), Romany Malco (The
Prime Gig), Didier Flamand (Les Destinees),
Donal Logue (The Patriot), Maria Verdi
(East-West), Phillippe Nahon (The
Brotherhood of the Wolf) and James Lyons (Spring
Forward). R: Strong language. Aug. 9. IFC.
set in Liverpool, England, about a Yank-hating local
hitman who finds himself guiding a visiting American
chemist determined to market a new recreational
drug to the British rave scene. Directed by Ronny
Yu (Bride of Chucky) from a screenplay
by Stel Pavlou. With Samuel L. Jackson (Star
Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, XXX),
Robert Carylyle (The Beach), Michael
Lee Meatloaf Aday (The Salton
Sea) and Emily Mortimer (Windtalkers).
Also known as 51st State. Scope. Aug.
Swedish-, and English-language drama, set in Denmark,
about a wife and mother who struggles to readjust
to life on the outside after she is
released from a psychiatric hosptial. Directed by
Ole Christian Madsen (Pizza King) from
a screenplay by Madsen and Mogens Rukov (The
Celebration). With Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen,
Sven Wollter (The 13th Warrior), Camilla
Bendix, Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen and Peaches Latrice
Petersen. Also known as En Kaerlighedshistorie.
Aug. 16. First Run.
about a contract killer who falls for his next target.
Michael Kantz McCants and screenwriter
Ben Ramsey (The Big Hit) make their
feature directorial debuts from their own script.
With Anthony Treach Criss (Boricuas
Bond), Walter James (Malcolm X),
Kent Masters King (The Wash), Freez
Luv (Baby Boy) and Bud Sabatino. R:
Strong violence; language; sexuality/nudity. Flat.
Aug. 23. Sony.
thriller about a detective who teams with a health
inspector to investigate a series of deaths that
have one thing in common: all the victims visited
a mysterious womans Website. Directed by William
Malone (The House on Haunted Hill) from
a screenplay by Josephine Coyle. With Stephen Dorff
(Deuces Wild, The Last Minute),
Natascha McElhone (Loves Labours
Lost), Stephen Rea (The Musketeer),
Udo Kier (Megiddo: The Omega Code 2,
Invincible, The Last Minute),
Amelia Shankley (Dreamchild) and Nigel
Terry (The Emperors New Clothes).
Also known as Fear.com. R: Violence
including grisly images of torture; nudity; language.
Aug. 30. Warner Bros.
about a young man who uses a stolen video camera
to document his life and those of his fellow gang
members. Adam Ripp makes his feature directorial
debut from a screenplay by Ripp and Steven Wolfson.
With Trivell, Darris Love, Darontay McClendon (TVs
MTVs Undressed), Don Campbell,
Sonja Marie, Andrew Stoddard and Six Reasons. R:
strong violence; language; drug use; some sexuality.
Aug. 21 in Los Angeles, wider Aug. 30. Urbanworld.
drama about a 30-year-old groom-to-be whose college
buddies encourage him to pursue one last romantic
fling. Written and directed by Gariele Muccini (But
Forever in My Mind). With Stefano Accorsi
(The Sons Room, His Secret
Life), Stefania Sandrelli (Stealing
Beauty), Marco Cocci, Girogio Pasotti, Claudio
Santamaria (The Sons Room) and
Giovanna Mezzogiorno. Also known as LUltimo
Bacio. 115 min. R: Language; sexuality; some
drug use. Aug. 16. ThinkFilm.
about a young man who finds himself adrift in the
London underworld after his meteoric career suddenly
bottoms out. Written and directed by Stephen Norrington
(Blade). With Max Beesley (Glitter),
Stephen Dorff (Deuces Wild, feardotcom),
Jason Isaacs (Windtalkers), Kate Ashfield
(The Low Down), Joseph Bennett (Swing
Kids), Udo Kier (Megiddo: The Omega
Code 2, feardotcom, Invincible),
Frank Harper (Lucky Break), Tom Bell
(The Boxer), Anthony Higgins (Alive
and Kicking), Danny Midwinter (From
Hell), Liz May Brice (Resident Evil)
and Ronnie McCann (The Acid House).
R: Strong sexual content; violence; drug use; language.
Aug. 23. Palm.