comedy about a city-bred fourth-grader who works to prevent
a ruthless industrialist from demolishing his neighborhood
to make room for an oversized retail complex. Based on
the animated series on the cable channel Nickelodeon,
which also spawned Rugrats and Jimmy
Neutron: Boy Genius. Veteran animator Tuck Tucker
(The Little Mermaid) makes his feature directorial
debut from a screenplay by Craig Bartlett (TVs Rugrats).
Featuring the voices of Bartlett, Spencer Klein, Jennifer
Jason Leigh, Christopher Lloyd, Jamil Walker Smith, Francesca
Smith, Paul Sorvino and Dan Castellaneta. PG: Some thematic
elements. June 28. Paramount.
comedy about a genetically-engineered, shape-changing,
extraterrestrial killing machine who, to elude his makers,
becomes the pet of a quirky, Elvis-loving 5-year-old Hawaiian
girl. Screenwriter Chris Sanders (Mulan) and
Dean Deblois make their feature directorial debuts from
a screenplay by Sanders. Featuring the voices of Daveigh
Chase, Jason Scott Lee, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames and David
Ogden Stiers. PG: Mild sci-fi action. June 21. Buena Vista.
about a contract killer who falls for his next target.
Directed by Michael McCants and Ben Ramsey from a screenplay
by Kantz and Ramsey (The Big Hit). With Anthony
Treach Criss (Jasons Lyric),
Walter James (Malcolm X), Kent Masters King
(The Wash), Freez Luv (Baby Boy)
and Bud Sabatino. R: Strong violence; language; sexuality/nudity.
June 14. Sony.
about a man who inherits a media empire, and then imposes
his small-town values on the media execs. Based on the
short story Opera Hat by Clarence Budington
Kelland. The Little Nicky team of actor Adam
Sandler (The Animal), screenwriter Tim Herlihy
(Big Daddy) and director Steven Brill (Heavyweights)
reunite. Sandler's costars include Winona Ryder (Lost
Souls), John Turturro (Collateral Damage,
13 Conversations About One Thing), Jared Harris
(How to Kill Your Neighbors Dog), Steve
Buscemi (Domestic Disturbance), Allan Covert
(Little Nicky), Peter Dante (Little
Nicky), Peter Gallagher (Center Stage),
Harve Presnell (Escanaba in da Moonlight),
JB Smoove (Pootie Tang), Conchata Ferrell
(K-PAX) and Erick Avari (The Glass House).
PG-13: Language including sexual references; some rear
nudity. June 28. Sony.
comedy about a fledgling artist who cant generate
gallery interest in his work until its stolen
and sold under another name. P.J. Posner makes his feature
directorial debut from a screenplay by P.J. & Joel
Posner. With Chris Eigeman (The Last Days of Disco),
Connie Britton (No Looking Back), Jamie Harris
(Made), Farley Granger (The Whoopee
Boys), Mike Starr (The Taxman), Ileen
Getz (Celebrity, Changing Lanes,
Lovely and Amazing), Marin Hinkle (I
Am Sam) and Janet Zarish (The Object of My
Affection). May 29 in New York; wider in June. Castle
detailing the meteoric rise, fall and rise of 71-year-old
actor-producer Robert Evans, whose filmmaking credits
include Chinatown, Marathon Man,
Popeye, The Cotton Club, Urban
Cowboy, Sliver and The Saint.
Based on Evans autobiography. Brett Morgen &
Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes) direct from
a screenplay by Morgen. Narrated by Evans. 93 min. June
in New York and Los Angeles. USA.
set in Los Angeles, about a self-absorbed mother, her
equally self-absorbed trio of daughters, and the men in
their lives. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener
(Walking and Talking). With Brenda Blethyn
(Saving Grace, Pumpkin), Catherine
Keener (Simpatico, Insomnia),
Emily Mortimer (The Kid, Windtalkers),
Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Dermot Mulroney
(Trixie), Ileen Getz and James LeGros (Scotland,
PA). Flat. 89 min. June 28 in New York and Los Angeles.
science fiction thriller about a cop in a pre-crime
division a law enforcement agency that can
see into the future who is charged with a murder
authorities say he will commit. Based on a story by Philip
K. Dick, whose work also formed the basis of Blade
Runner, Total Recall, Screamers
and Impostor. Directed by Steven Spielberg
(A.I. Artificial Intelligence) from a screenplay
by Jon Cohen (The Man in the Window) and Scott
Frank (Out of Sight). With Tom Cruise (Vanilla
Sky), Colin Farrell (Harts War),
Samantha Morton (Pandaemonium), Kathryn Morris
(A.I. Artificial Intelligence), Max von Sydow
(Snow Falling on Cedars), Neal McDonough (Ravenous),
Spencer Treat Clark (Unbreakable), Steve Harris
(The Skulls), William Mapother (In the
Bedroom) and Peter Stormare (Chocolat,
The Tuxedo, Windtalkers). Scope.
June 21. Fox.
set in London, about a friendship between two women that
spans three decades and endures countless crises through
school, relationships, and childbearing. Written and directed
by Sandra Goldbacher (The Governess). With
Anna Friel (An Everlasting Peace), Michelle
Williams (Dick), Kyle McLachlan (Hamlet)
and Anna Popplewell (The Little Vampire).
108 min. June 21 in New York and Los Angeles. IDP.
about a college student who, to the horror of her mother
and sorority sisters, falls for a mentally challenged
Special Olympics athelete whose team her sorority is mentoring.
Adam Larson Broder & Tony Abrams (who both received
story credit for Dead Man on Campus) make
their feature directorial debuts from a screenplay by
Broder. With Christina Ricci (The Man Who Cried),
Hank Harris (Pearl Harbor), Dominique Swain
(Lolita), Brenda Blethyn (Saving Grace,
Lovely and Amazing), Marisa Coughlan (Super
Troopers) and Erinn Bartlett (Shallow Hal).
121 min. R: Language; a scene of sexuality. June 28. MGM.