Summer Movies: Free Air-Conditioning at the Cineplex

Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel. Director: Dennis Dugan. Two perpetually single New York firefighters pretend to be lovers in order to receive domestic partnership benefits. (Universal)


JULY 27

Christina Ricci in Penelope
photo: IFC Films
Christina Ricci in Penelope

I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Brian Geraghty. Director: Chris Sivertson. After escaping a sadistic serial killer, Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) awakens from a coma to say that she is not who authorities believe she is, and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still out there, in danger. (Sony)

MOLIÈ
Cast: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante. Director: Laurent Tirard. Duris, from 2005's The Beat That My Heart Skipped, stars as the great French playwright Moliére. It's 1644 and the starving 22-year-old encounters a succession of people who will later inspire greatest play, Tartuffe. (Sony Pictures Classics)

NO RESERVATIONS
Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin. Director: Scott Hicks. A Manhattan chef (Zeta-Jones) is suddenly given charge of her 9-year-old niece (little miss sunshine) as a hand- some, spirited sous-chef (Eckhart) joins her staff. (Warner Bros)

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Director: David Silverman. Please be funny. (Fox)

THIS IS ENGLAND
Cast: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley. Director: Shane Meadows. An English boy (Turgoose) whose father was killed in the Falklands falls in with a skinhead gang, whose leader (Graham) returns from jail, preaching racism and hate. (IFC First Take)


AUGUST 1

EL CANTANTE
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony. Director: Leon Ichaso. Latin singing sensation Marc Anthony stars as the wildly popular 1960s and '70s salsa star Hector Lavoe, who couldn't overcome his addiction to cocaine and heroin. J. Lo plays Lavoe's wife. (Picturehouse)


AUGUST 3

BECOMING JANE
Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith. Director: Julian Jarrold. This costume drama from the director of Kinky Boots imagines that at age 20, budding English novelist Jane Austen (Hathaway) had a romance with a penniless but handsome young lawyer (McAvoy). (Miramax)

HOT ROD
Cast: Adam Samberg, Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane. Director: Akiva Schaffer. Rod Kimble (Samberg), a motorcycle stuntman, plans to jump 15 buses to raise money for an operation his abusive stepfather (Ian McShane) desperately needs. (Paramount)

RESURRECTING THE CHAMP
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson. Director: Rod Lurie. After realizing that a homeless man (Jackson) is a former boxing champ, sports reporter Hartnett tries to revive the boxer's career and also boost his own. (Yari Film Group)

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn. Director: Paul Greengrass.Former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Damon) dodges bullets and flying cars (again) while investigating (again) the mysteries of the past he can't remember (again). Regression therapy might have been easier. (Universal)


AUGUST 10

ROCKET SCIENCE
Cast: Reece Thompson, Nicholas D'Agosto. Director: Jeffrey Blitz. The director of the Spellbound helms this comedy about a stutterer (Thompson) who joins his school debate team at the insistence of the beautiful team queen (Kendrick). (Picturehouse)

RUSH HOUR 3
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker. Director: Brett Ratner. The funny cop and the whirling dervish cop head to Paris to break up a Chinese crime gang. (New Line Cinema)

STARDUST
Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro, Peter O'Toole. Director: Matthew Vaughn. An young Englishman follows a falling star and ends up in the fantasy land of Faerie. Based on a Neil Gaiman graphic novel . (Paramount Pictures)


AUGUST 17

FANBOYS
Cast: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel. Director: Kyle Newman. A comedy about four sci-fi geek best friends who break in to George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch and somehow screen Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. (MGM)

THE INVASION
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam. Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel. Umpteenth riff on the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers. (Warner Bros)

PENELOPE
Cast: Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, James McAvoy. Director: Mark Palansky. A modern fable about a young woman afflicted with a pig snout of a nose. (IFC)

WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY
Cast: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham. Director: Goran Dukic. Zia (Fugit), who killed himself after his girlfriend dumped him, wakes up in a boring little desert town that's a kind of hell for suicides. Look for a cameo by Tom Waits. (Lionsgate)


AUGUST 24

THE COMEBACKS
Cast: David Koechner, Bradley Cooper. Director: Tom Brady. In this spoof, the unluckiest coach in sports (Koechner) takes over a talent-less football team with the worst record in history. (Fox Atomic)

EXILED
Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Frances Ng, Simon Yam, Lam Suet. Director: Johnnie To. Sergio Leone meets the Coen Brothers in this modern western from virtuoso director To. (Magnolia)


AUGUST 31

BALLS OF FURY
Cast: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken. Director: Robert Ben Grant. A former ping-pong champ tries to find his father and defeat his father's arch rival and possible killer (Christopher Walken). (Rogue)

MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY
Cast: Rowan Atkinson. Director: Steve Bendelack. Mr. Bean wins a vacation to France, where he wreaks his distinct brand of havoc. (Universal)

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