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Summer Movie Calendar 2005

May/June | July | August


Kicking & Screaming
May 13
Will Ferrell + kids + soccer rage = money in the bank. (See also: Will Ferrell: Big Man on Campus)

Mad Hot Ballroom
May 13
The thrilling dance doc kids will actually enjoy sitting through.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
May 19
George Lucas’s long-awaited wrap-up of the Star Wars saga.

The Longest Yard
May 27
Chris Rock: We still love you, even after the Oscars.

May 27
A local ’toon: Animals escape Central Park Zoo.

Saving Face
May 27
A hysterical miracle of genre science that recombines the DNA of romantic comedies, coming-out tales, and Asian-American mother-daughter dramas to produce a smart new hybrid.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
June 1
Fab teen-girl heaven with Rory Gilmore and Joan of Arcadia.

Cinderella Man
June 3
Ultrabuff Russell Crowe, typecast as a boxer.

High Tension
June 3
Cécile de France: Europe’s most gory and stylish horror star.

Lords of Dogtown
June 3
June’s skater-dude teen flick. (See also: Skater Boi Victor Rasuk)

Rock School
June 3
School of Rock inspired this documentary that kids will actually enjoy sitting through.

The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D
June 10
Robert Rodriguez, who conjured up the homicidal prostitutes of Sin City, is back with this imaginary-friends fantasy.

The Honeymooners
June 10 Cedric the Entertainer as Ralph Kramden could be boffo: Barbershop on a bus.

Howl’s Moving Castle
June 10
Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) returns.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith
June 10
This summer’s most ludicrous, most photographed, best-tressed hotties (oops: best-tressed relief workers) star as gun-toting, skirt-hiking, hair-tousling, spouse-assassinating killers. (see also: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Coin Summer’s First New Euphemism: ‘Relief Work’)

Batman Begins
June 15
The season’s most hotly anticipated popcorn flick.

Me and You and Everyone We Know
June 17
An oddly openhearted, almost romantic, often comedic drama about a performance artist, a shoe salesman, some children, sex, and the distance between them all. (see Q&A with writer/director/co-star Miranda July)

June 24
David LaChapelle’s exhilarating “krump” break-dancing doc.

June 24
Will Ferrell, plus witchy, nose-twitchy Nicole Kidman. (See also: Will Ferrell: Big Man on Campus)

George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead
June 24
The zombie king comes home.

Herbie: Fully Loaded
June 24
Check out those headlights: A winking car stars with Lindsay Lohan.

March of the Penguins
June 24
Self-explanatory documentary kids will actually enjoy sitting through.

The War of the Worlds
June 29
Steven Spielberg is reaching further back in the pop-culture past in his reworking of H. G. Wells’s 1898 Mars-attacks novel.

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