Top 5 current movies
By TIMES CRITICS
Published April 26, 2007
Current movies recommended by the Times:
1 Hot Fuzz - The creators of Shaun of the Dead blast holes in every buddy-cop movie cliche imaginable.
2 Grindhouse - Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's violent tribute to 1970s exploitation flicks is nasty, nostalgic and a lot of fun.
3 Fracture - Pairing old pro Anthony Hopkins and young phenom Ryan Gosling makes this thriller better than expected.
4 The Hoax - Literary con artist Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) sells a bogus autobiography of tycoon Howard Hughes. Catch him if you can.
5 The Lookout - Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines as a brain-damaged man lured into a bank robbery scheme. Familiar material (Fargo, Memento) gets a neat makeover.
All dates subject to change.
May 4: Spider-Man 3; Lucky You
May 11: 28 Weeks Later; Delta Farce; The Ex; Georgia Rule
May 18: Shrek the Third; Away From Her
May 25: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End; Bug
June 1: Knocked Up; Mr. Brooks; Hot Rod
June 8: Ocean's 13; Hostel II; Surf's Up
June 15: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer; Nancy Drew
June 22: Evan Almighty; DOA: Dead or Alive; September Dawn
June 29: Live Free or Die Hard; Martian Child; Ratatouille
July 4: Transformers
July 20: Hairspray
July 27: The Simpsons Movie; Stardust
Aug. 3: Mama's Boy
Aug. 10: Rush Hour 3
Sept. 7: Shoot 'Em Up
Sept. 21: Mr. Woodcock
Nov. 16: Love in the Time of Cholera
Dec. 7: The Golden Compass