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Summer Movie Calendar 2005


May/June | July | August

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
July 1
A stylish French remake of James Toback’s Fingers.

The World
July 1
China’s Jia Zhangke imports his festival hit.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
July 5
The director who made Batman gothic and Sleepy Hollow terrifying has reclaimed Roald Dahl’s original, distinctly creepy vision of Willy Wonka, while also reinventing him as a sixties pop impresario, played by Johnny Depp.

Dark Water
July 8 Motorcycle Diaries’ Walter Salles switches gears for this horror flick.

The Fantastic Four
July 8
It’s tough to create a live-action movie about a guy who stretches, a woman who can be invisible, a wiseacre who can turn himself into a human torch, and another guy who looks like he was built out of a pile of rocks left over from a Connecticut-stone-fence project.

July 8
Quadriplegic rugby! (A documentary.)

July 8
Ingmar Bergman delivers an update on his indelible 30-year-old classic Scenes From a Marriage.

Hustle & Flow
July 13
A cheap and gritty movie about a Memphis hustler determined to become a rapper. (See also: Breakout Star Terrence Howard)

Happy Endings
July 15
Maggie Gyllenhaal, lean and mean in Don Roos’s Sundance hit.

Wedding Crashers
July 15
The new-school Old School, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. (See also: Will Ferrell: Big Man on Campus)

The Bad News Bears
July 22
Billy Bob Thornton in the Walter Matthau role; if Billy could make a bad Santa a hit, his boozing baseball coach should be a crowd-pleaser.

July 22
Hot Teuton Daniel Brühl, poised for a crossover.

The Island
July 22
Michael Bay cheerily exploits the most obvious silver lining in the prospect of human duplication: that no self-respecting nerdy scientist in a dingy lab who dreams up the ultimate clone would waste his time producing a smaller version of himself, à la Dr. Evil. No, if at all possible, he will replicate the impossibly beautiful Scarlett Johansson. (See also: Scarlett Johansson 2.0)

9 Songs
July 22
Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex.

Last Days
July 22
Pouty Michael Pitt as a Cobain-like rock martyr.

The Aristocrats
July 29
This doc collects more dirty jokes than an FCC chairman.

Sky High
July 29
Kurt Russell’s superhero spoof.

July 29
Jamie Foxx, post-awards/karaoke circuit, cuts loose in an action flick.

The Brothers Grimm
July 29
Disaster-prone Terry Gilliam completes a film!

Tropical Malady
July 29
Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul imports his festival hit.

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