Volume VI No. 5
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
Six-short anthology about young male hustlers. Featuring: “Boy,” written
and directed by Welby Ings, with Jesse Lee, Bryan
Bevenge and Tammy Warwick; “Build,” written
and directed by Greg Atkins, with Atkins and Nancy
Beatty; “Gold,” directed by Armen Kazazian,
with Aron Tager and P.J. Lazic; “Into the Night,” directed
by Tony Krawitz from a screenplay by Cath Moore,
with Bryan Marshall, Sam Barlow and Sebastian Lamour; “Gigolo,” written
and directed by Bastian Schweitzer, with Salim Kéchiouche
(“Three Dancing Slaves”) and Amanda Lear;
and “Rock Bottom,” directed by Mary Feuer
from a screenplay by Feuer and John Militello, with
Militello and Timothy Lee DePriest. June 2 in New
York. Picture This!
Computer-animated comedy about a hotshot race car
who, while making his way cross-country for a big
race, is sentenced to community service for damaging
property. Written and directed by John Lasseter
(the “Toy Story” series). Featuring
the voices of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Michael
Keaton, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman,
Larry the Cable Guy, George Carlin, Paul Dooley,
Katherine Helmond, Jenifer Lewis, Richard Petty
and John Ratzenberger. Scope. Rated G. June 9.
Comedy about a small-town girl who moves to the
big city and finds a job working under the imperious
editor of a big fashion magazine. Based on the
novel by Lauren Weisberger (“Everyone Worth
Knowing”). Directed by David Frankel (“Miami
Rhapsody”) from a screenplay by Don Roos
(“Bounce,” “Happy Endings”)
and Aline Brosh McKenna (“Three to Tango,” “Laws
of Attraction”). With Anne Hathaway (“Brokeback
Mountain”), Meryl Streep (“Prime,” “A
Prairie Home Companion”), Adrian Grenier
(“Anything Else”), Tracie Thoms (“Rent”),
Stanley Tucci (“Lucky Number Slevin”)
and Simon Baker (“Something New”).
Scope. June 30. Fox.
The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo
Third installment of the hit street-racing series,
this time set against Tokyo’s underground
drift-racing scene. Directed by Justin Lin (“Better
Luck Tomorrow,” “Annapolis”)
from a screenplay by Alfredo Botello, Chris Morgan
(“Cellular”) and Kario Salem (“The
Rundown”). With Lucas Black (“Jarhead,” “Killer
Diller”), Brian Tee (“Fun with Dick
and Jane”), Bow Wow (“Roll Bounce”),
Jason Tobin (“The Hot Chick”), Zachary
Ty Bryan (“Annapolis”), Leonardo Nam
(“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”)
and Sung Kang (“Better Luck Tomorrow,” “The
Motel”). Scope. June 16. Universal.
of the Game
Documentary about a suburban girls basketball team
which comes under the guidance of an eccentric
new coach. Written and directed by Ward Serrill.
Featuring Bill Resler, Darnelia Russell, Joyce
Walker, Devon Crosby Helms and Maude Lepley. 105
min. PG-13: Brief strong language. June 14 limited.
Cohen: I’m Your Man
Documentary about the titular singer-songwriter,
incorporating biographical elements, contemporary
interviews and concert footage of Cohen and some
of the musicians he has influenced. Lian Lunson,
who directed PBS’s “Willie Nelson:
Down Home,” makes her feature directorial
debut. Featuring Cohen, Bono, The Edge, Nick Cave,
Beth Orton and Rufus Wainwright. Flat. 105 min.
June 21 in New York and Los Angeles. Lionsgate.
Agnes and His Brothers
German-language drama about three brothers – a
transsexual, a meek sex-addict and a politician
with a rocky marriage – who all find themselves
dealing with the eccentricities of their single
father. Written and directed by Oskar Roehler.
With Martin Weiß, Herbert Knaup, Moritz Bleibtreu
(“Munich”), Katja Riemann (“Rosenstrasse”),
Tom Schilling and Vadim Glowna. 116 min. June 9
in New York. First Run.
The Break Up
Romantic comedy about a couple who continue to
share a house as they go through a divorce. Directed
by Peyton Reed (“Bring It On,” “Down
with Love”) from a screenplay by Jeremy
Garelick and Jay Lavender. With Jennifer Aniston
(“Friends with Money”), Vince Vaughn
(“Wedding Crashers”), Jason Bateman
(“Dodgeball”), Justin Long (“Waiting”),
Jon Favreau (“Wimbledon”), Cole Hauser
(“The Cave”) and Vincent D’Onofrio
(“Thumbsucker”). June 2. Universal.
Comedy about a workaholic architect who finds a remote
control device that allows him to rewind and
fast-forward to various parts of his life. Directed
by Frank Coraci (“The Waterboy,” “Around
the World in 80 Days”) from a screenplay
by Steve Koren & Mark O’Keefe (“Bruce
Almighty”) and Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy
(“The Waterboy,” “Big Daddy,” “Little
Nicky,” “Mr. Deeds”). With
Sandler (“The Benchwarmers”), Kate
Beckinsale (“Underworld: Evolution”),
Christopher Walken (“Domino”), Sean
Astin (“Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom
Dancing and Charm School”), Rachel Dratch
(“Winter Passing”), Julie Kavner
(“Deconstucting Harry”), Jennifer
Coolidge (“American Dreamz”), David
Hasselhoff (“Dodgeball”) and Henry
Winkler (“Holes”). June 23. Sony.
British caper comedy about a con man trying to
pay off a 50,000-pound debt by selling the same
long-lost Italian sketch five times. Directed
by Richard Janes from a screenplay by Paul Gerstenberger.
With Tom Chambers, Kate Ashfield (“Pure”),
Matthew Rhys (“What Ever Happened to Harlold
Smith?”), Art Malik (“A Kid in King
Arthur’s Court”) and Edward Hibbart
(“Uptown Girls”). 84 min. June 16.
A Tale of Two Kitties
On a trip to England, the fat, lasagna-loving tabby
finds himself in charge of a castle thanks to a
case of mistaken identity. Sequel to the 2004 live
action/animation hybrid. Returning from part one
are screenwriters Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow
(“Money Talks,” “Cheaper by the
Dozen”), actors Breckin Meyer (“Herbie:
Fully Loaded”) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The
Tuxedo”) and Bill Murray as the voice of
the cat. Newcomers to the franchise include director
Tim Hill (“Max Keeble’s Big Move”)
and actors Billy Connolly (“Lemony Snicket’s
A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Roger Rees
(“The Pink Panther”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun
of the Dead”), Tim Curry (“Kinsey”)
and Bob Hoskins (“Mrs. Henderson Presents”).
Flat. June 23. Fox.
Romantic fantasy about a young, lonely doctor and
a handsome architect who live in the same house
two years apart, yet manage to fall in love via
the letters they exchange through a mysterious
mailbox that bridges time. An English-language
remake of the Korean film “Il Mare.” Alejandro
Agresti (“Valentín”) directs
from a screenplay by David Auburn (“Proof”).
With Keanu Reeves (“Thumbsucker”),
Sandra Bullock (“Crash”), Shohreh Aghdashloo
(“The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “American
Dreamz”), Jeremy Irons (“Casanova”),
Christopher Plummer (“Inside Man”),
Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Dying Gaul”),
Dylan Walsh (“Blood Work”) and Willeke
van Ammelrooy (“Antonia’s Line”).
Scope. June 16. Warner Bros.