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FALL SNEAKS

It was a long, hot summer. Now, here's a week-by-week list of what's cool for this season.

September 07, 2008

A young couple move into their California dream house and are harassed by their new neighbor, an LAPD officer, who does not approve of their interracial relationship. With Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Neil LaBute. Screenplay by David Loughery, Howard Korder. Story by Loughery. Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

My Best Friend's Girl

A guy hires himself out to other men after they are dumped to take their exes on a date from hell in order to drive them back -- a strategy that works until he encounters a beautiful, headstrong force of nature. With Dane Cook and Kate Hudson (above), Alec Baldwin. Written by Jordan Cahan. Directed by Howard Deutch. Lionsgate

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, September 07, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 30 words Type of Material: Correction
"Battle in Seattle": In today's Fall Sneaks issue of Sunday Calendar, a listing for the film "Battle in Seattle" said ThinkFilm was the distributor. The distributor is Redwood Palms Pictures.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, September 14, 2008 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 46 words Type of Material: Correction
Fall Sneaks: Last Sunday's fall movies preview list said ThinkFilm was the distributor for "Battle in Seattle." The distributor is Redwood Palms Pictures. Also, a listing for "He's Just Not That Into You" said the film would open Oct. 24. The release date is Feb. 6.

The Pool

A room boy working at a hotel in India offers his services to a wealthy owner of the home and sparkling pool next door to better his life. With Jhangir Badshah, Venkatesh Chavan. Directed by Chris Smith, co-written by Smith with Randy Russell. Hindi with English subtitles Bluemark Prods.

Save Me

A hedonistic young gay man is sent by his family to a remote Christian retreat for salvation. With Chad Allen, Judith Light, Stephen Lang. Screenplay by Robert Desiderio. Story by Craig Chester and Alan Hines. Directed by Robert Cary. First Run Features

Takeout

A journey through illegal immigration, as told through the eyes of an undocumented Chinese deliveryman in New York City. Written and directed by Sean Baker. CAVU Pictures

Yella

A woman fleeing her home in eastern Germany for a promising job and a new life falls into the ruthless world of big business. With Nina Hoss and Devid Striesow. Directed and co-written by Christian Petzold with Simone Baer. German with English subtitles. Cinema Guild

Sept. 26

The Amazing Truth

About Queen Raquela

A transsexual from the Philippines turns from prostitution to the more lucrative business of Internet pornography to fund her dreams of escaping to Paris. With Raquela Rios, Stefan C. Schaefer, Brax Villa and Via Galludo. Written and directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson. Regent Releasing/here! Films

August Evening

This multigenerational Texas tale follows an undocumented farmworker and his young, widowed daughter-in-law as their lives are thrown into upheaval. With Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren. Written and directed by Chris Eska. Maya Entertainment Group

Battle in Seattle

Dramatization of the five volatile days of protest that rocked the Northwest city during the 2000 World Trade Organization summit. With Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum. Written and directed by Stuart Townsend. ThinkFilm

Blindness

A mysterious plague of sightlessness besets a city with the exception of one woman. With Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover. Screenplay by Don McKellar. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Miramax Films

Choke

A sex-addicted med-school dropout works at a colonial theme park by day and engages in fake choking scams at restaurants at night, all while discovering the mysterious truth about his family. With Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Clark Gregg. Screenplay and directed by Gregg. Fox Searchlight

Days and Clouds

The lives of well-to-do couple Elsa and Michele fall apart when Michele confesses that he hasn't worked in two months. With Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese. In Italian with English subtitles. Directed by Silvio Soldini. Written by Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli and Soldini. Film Movement

Eagle Eye

Two Americans are unwittingly involved in an assassination plot by a mysterious woman. With Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton. Screenplay by John Glenn & Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott. Story by McDermott. Directed by D.J. Caruso. Also opening in IMAX. Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures

Fireproof

On the verge of a divorce, a fireman and his wife are challenged by his father to try a 40-day experiment called "The Love Dare." With Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea. Written by Alex and Stephen Kendrick. Directed by Alex Kendrick. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Forever Strong

A rugby player must decide where his loyalty lies before the national championship when he reluctantly joins a rival team while in jail. With Sean Faris, Sean Astin, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough. Written by David Pliler. Directed by Ryan Little. Crane Movie Co.

Freebird

Three London motorcycle couriers go to Wales for the weekend to find an elusive hippie and his cannabis farm. With Phil Daniels, Gary Stretch, Geoff Bell. Written and directed by Jon Ivay. Freedom Picture Co.

The Lucky Ones

Three military personnel returning home find themselves in an unplanned road trip across America to reunite with their families, forming a deep bond along the way. With Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Pena. Written by Neil Burger & Dirk Wittenborn. Directed by Burger. Lionsgate/Roadside

Miracle at St. Anna

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