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Top 5 current movies

By TIMES CRITICS
Published April 26, 2007


TOP FIVE

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.

UPCOMING RELEASES

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