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Film

Top five movies and upcoming releases

A look at what's at the theaters

By STEVE PERSALL
Published July 28, 2005


TOP FIVE

Current movies recommended by the Times:

1. Murderball - Quadriplegics plays a rough-and-tunble game in this fierce, funny documentary, featuring Tampa resident Joe Soares. The best film of 2005, so far.

2. Hustle & Flow - Terrence Dashon Howard is superb as a Memphis pimp with musical aspirations. Winner of two Sundance Film Festival prizes.

3. March of the Penguins - Morgan Freeman narrates an amusing documentary about the mating habits of emperor penguins at the South Pole.

4. Wedding Crashers - The funniest comedy of the summer, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson matched perfectly as cads faking their way into weddings for booze, food and sex.

5. The Devil's Rejects - Rob Zombie's ruthlessly violent movie is a shocking throwback to 1970s drive-in sadism. Not for the faint-hearted.

UPCOMING RELEASES

AUG. 5: The Dukes of Hazzard; Saint Ralph; Kontroll; Underclassman; Deep Blue

AUG. 12: The Skeleton Key; Happy Endings; Four Brothers; Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo; The Great Raid

AUG. 19: The 40-Year-Old Virgin; Red Eye; Valiant; Supercross

AUG. 26: The Brothers Grimm; The Aristocrats; The Cave; The Constant Gardener

[Last modified July 27, 2005, 15:34:57]


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