Top five movies and upcoming releases
By STEVE PERSALL
Published January 11, 2007
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.
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
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