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Film

Top five movies and upcoming releases

By STEVE PERSALL
Published January 11, 2007


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Current movies recommended by the Times:

1. Notes on a Scandal - Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett earned Golden Globe nominations for this smartly written, intense drama of sexual obsessions.

2. Volver - Penelope Cruz delivers a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Pedro Almodovar's latest strange ode to womanhood.

3. Alpha Dog - A genuinely tough performance by Justin Timberlake is one of the surprises in this mean street yarn inspired by a true story.

4. Children of Men - Director Alfonso Cuaron envisions an infertile future when a revolutionary (Clive Owen, above) protects the world's only pregnant woman.

5. Dreamgirls - A star is born (Jennifer Hudson) and another reborn (Eddie Murphy) in a fine adaptation of the Broadway smash.

Opcoming releases

All dates subject to change.

Jan. 19: Pan's Labyrinth; Letters From Iwo Jima; The Last King of Scotland; The Hitcher; The Last King of Scotland

Jan. 26: Catch and Release; Epic Movie; Smokin' Aces; Blood and Chocolate

Feb. 2: Because I Said So; The Messengers; Rogue

Feb. 9: Hannibal Rising; Norbit

Feb.14: Music and Lyrics; Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

Feb. 16: Ghost Rider; Bridge to Terabithia; Breach

Feb. 23: Black Snake Moan; The Number 23; Reno 911: Miami; The Astronaut Farmer; Gray Matters

March 2: Zodiac

March 9: Fast Track

March 16: I Think I Love My Wife; Sunshine; Shooter

March 23: The Lookout

March 30: Blades of Glory

April 6: The Hoax

April 13: Disturbia

April 27: Pathfinder

May 13: Shrek the Third

June 1: Hot Rod

June 15: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

June 29: Live Free or Die Hard

July 4: Transformers

July 27: The Simpsons Movie; Stardust

[Last modified January 10, 2007, 10:16:52]


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