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Highlights of summer movie fare

MAY 15

“Angels & Demons” (PG-13): Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon in the sequel to “The Da Vinci Code.” Ron Howard is also back as director.

MAY 21

“Terminator Salvation” (PG-13): McG directs a new installment, with Christian Bale as John Connor this time around. Maybe we’ll see what he was screaming about.

MAY 22

“Dance Flick” (PG-13): The Wayans brothers spoof another genre; this time it’s dance movies.

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (PG): Ben Stiller is back as the security guard who knows what happens in the off-hours at museums. Now he’s in Washington, D.C., along with Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Jonah Hill and Amy Adams.

MAY 29

“Drag Me to Hell” (PG-13): Alison Lohman evicts the wrong old lady. Next thing you know, well, see title. Sam Raimi directs.

“Up” (PG): Pixar’s latest animated fare finds Ed Asner tying balloons to his home and soaring for South America. But he’s joined by a small boy (Jordan Nagai) he didn’t know was along for the ride. Sounds weird, sure, but so did “WALL-E.”


“The Hangover” (R): Groomsmen lose the groom after a wild bachelor party; judging from the title, drinking was involved. Bradley Cooper stars.

“Land of the Lost” (not yet rated): Will Ferrell stars in a big-screen version of the popular, wigged-out kids’ TV show.

“My Life in Ruins” (PG-13): Nia Vardalos plays a travel guide finding love in Greece. Oh, “those” ruins . . .


“Imagine That” (PG): Struggling financial executive Eddie Murphy uses his daughter’s fantasy life for inspiration.

“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ (R): John Travolta and Denzel Washington star in a remake of the 1974 film about the hijacking of a New York City subway car.


“The Proposal” (PG-13): Sandra Bullock forces Ryan Reynolds to marry her so she won’t be deported to Canada. In real life he’s married to Scarlett Johansson, so he’ll be OK.

“Year One” (R): Jack Black and Michael Cera star as banished cavemen who venture out on their own.


“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (not yet rated): Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are back, along with cars with a little more than an engine under the hood.


“Fireflies in the Garden” (R): Ryan Reynolds stars in the semiautobiographical story of a writer attending his mother’s funeral. Also stars Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson and Julia Roberts.

“My Sister’s Keeper” (PG-13): Abigail Breslin stars as a girl whose life has been spent keeping her sister (Sofia Vassilieva) alive in her fight against leukemia, and she begins to question the practice.

“The Stoning of Soraya M.” (R): A woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) persuades a journalist (Jim Caviezel) to report on the shocking mistreatment of a woman in her village. Based on a true story.


“Ice Ace: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (not yet rated): Ray Romano and his prehistoric friends return for the third in the animated series.

“Public Enemies” (R): Johnny Depp stars as John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s much-anticipated film. Buzz is fantastic.


“Bruno” (not yet rated): Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles, the duo behind the brilliant “Borat,” return with another whacked-out character. Can they do it again?

“I Love You, Beth Cooper” (not yet rated): Nerdy Samm Levine uses his valedictorian speech to declare his love for Hayden Panettiere. All that studying was worth it, then.


“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (PG-13): Not much left to say at this point, except that this is the next one. With one more coming.


“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” (R): Amber Heard plays the title character, who turns into a hot chick, gets invited to a party … and people start dying. Well, now.


“All Good Things” (not yet rated): Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays a detective looking for a missing heiress. Cast includes Ryan Gosling and Frank Langella.

“G-Force” (not yet rated): A team of trained guinea pigs save the world. Great, but somebody’s still got to clean their cage.

“Orphan” (R): Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopt a creepy kid; no good comes of it.

“The Ugly Truth” (R): Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl in a romantic comedy, one of those opposites eventually attract deals.


“The Cove” (not yet rated): Documentary about how a former “Flipper” trainer and others expose animal abuse in Japan.

“Funny People” (not yet rated): Judd Apatow returns, with Adam Sandler playing a dying comic. Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill are among the co-stars.

“They Came From Upstairs” (not yet rated): Kids save parents from aliens. Ashley Tisdale stars.

AUG. 7

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (not yet rated): Every boy’s favorite soldier gets the full-on, live-action treatment. He’s all grown up.

“Julie & Julia” (PG-13): A woman (Amy Adams) cooks her way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the art of French Cooking.” Meryl Streep plays Child.

“Shorts” (PG): Toe Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) finds a magic, wish-granting rock; jealousy ensues.

“When In Rome” (not yet rated): Romantically challenged Kristen Bell travels to Rome, swipes coins from a fountain and then can’t fight ‘em off.

AUG. 1

“A Perfect Getaway” (R): Two couples on vacation in Hawaii discover that tourists are being murdered. Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn and Kiele Sanchez star.

“Bandslam” (PG): New kid Gaelan Conell finds acceptance by forming a group and competing in a battle of the bands. Rock on.

“Ponyo” (not yet rated): Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Tina Fey and Liam Neeson provide voices for a Japanese animated story inspired by “The Little Mermaid,” only in this case it’s about a goldfish.

“Spread” (not yet rated): Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche and Margarita Levieva star in a comedy about a serial womanizer.

“The Time Traveler’s Wife” (PG-13): Librarian Eric Bana can’t control his time travels, affecting his romance with Rachel McAdams. Well, duh.

AUG. 21

“Inglourious Basterds” (not yet rated): Brad Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino’s latest, about soldiers who go after Nazis with a vengeance during World War II.

AUG. 28

“The Boat that Rocked” (R): Underground ’60s radio, with Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more.

“Final Destination: Death Trip 3D” (not yet rated): Bobby Campo helps people cheat Death; Death is not amused.

“H2: Halloween 2″ (not yet rated): Rob Zombie’s sequel to his re-imagining of the original.

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