Kicking & Screaming
Will Ferrell + kids + soccer rage = money in the bank. (See also: Will Ferrell: Big Man on Campus)
Mad Hot Ballroom
The thrilling dance doc kids will actually enjoy sitting through.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
George Lucas’s long-awaited wrap-up of the Star Wars saga.
The Longest Yard
Chris Rock: We still love you, even after the Oscars.
A local ’toon: Animals escape Central Park Zoo.
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
Fab teen-girl heaven with Rory Gilmore and Joan of Arcadia.
Ultrabuff Russell Crowe, typecast as a boxer.
Cécile de France: Europe’s most gory and stylish horror star.
Lords of Dogtown
June’s skater-dude teen flick. (See also: Skater Boi Victor Rasuk)
School of Rock inspired this documentary that kids will actually enjoy sitting through.
The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D
Robert Rodriguez, who conjured up the homicidal prostitutes of Sin City, is back with this imaginary-friends fantasy.
June 10 Cedric the Entertainer as Ralph Kramden could be boffo: Barbershop on a bus.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) returns.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
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’)
The season’s most hotly anticipated popcorn flick.
Me and You and Everyone We Know
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)
David LaChapelle’s exhilarating “krump” break-dancing doc.
Will Ferrell, plus witchy, nose-twitchy Nicole Kidman. (See also: Will Ferrell: Big Man on Campus)
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead
The zombie king comes home.
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Check out those headlights: A winking car stars with Lindsay Lohan.
March of the Penguins
Self-explanatory documentary kids will actually enjoy sitting through.
The War of the Worlds
Steven Spielberg is reaching further back in the pop-culture past in his reworking of H. G. Wells’s 1898 Mars-attacks novel.