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SUMMER SNEAKS

Get set for a big landing

April 29, 2012
  • A scene from "Ice Age: Continental Drift," opening July 13.
A scene from "Ice Age: Continental Drift," opening July 13. (Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century…)

May 4

The Avengers

A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. WaltDisney Pictures

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A group of British retirees travel to India to spend their golden years at a newly restored hotel but find the accommodations to be less than palatial. With Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Tom Wilkinson. Written by Ol Parker. Directed by John Madden. Fox Searchlight Pictures

First Position

This documentary follows six young dancers as they prepare for and compete in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious ballet competition. Directed by Bess Kargman. Sundance Selects

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 News Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
Movie listings: In the April 29 Calendar section, a list of films opening this summer gave the name of a documentary about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as "Higher Ground." The Aug. 17 release is called "High Ground."
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, May 06, 2012 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part D Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Movie listings: The April 29 Summer Sneaks list of films gave the name of a documentary about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as "Higher Ground." The Aug. 17 release is called "High Ground."

Jannat 2

A smooth-talking gun runner and a maverick cop take down a network of criminals. With Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda and Esha Gupta. Written by Shagufta Rafique. Directed by Kunal Deshmukh. In Hindi with English subtitles. Fox International

Last Call at the Oasis

A documentary exploring the potential causes and consequences of a global water crisis. Directed by Jessica Yu. ATO Pictures

A Little Bit of Heaven

A lively but commitment-averse young woman has her life changed, in more ways than one, by a visit to the doctor. With Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal and Rosemarie Dewitt. Written by Gren Wells. Directed by Nicole Kassell. Millennium Entertainment

Mother's Day

After purchasing a foreclosed home, a young couple and their guests are taken hostage by the sadistic sons of the previous owner, who soon shows up herself and raises the stakes. With Rebecca De Mornay. Written by Scott Milam. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Anchor Bay Films

The Perfect Family

A suburban wife and mother is nominated for the Catholic Woman of the Year Award at her local parish and must face the truth about her imperfect nonconformist family, whom she has to introduce to the church board. With Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter and Emily Deschanel. Written by Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley. Directed by Anne Renton. Variance Films

May 11

Dark Shadows

In 1772, after breaking a witch's heart, an inveterate playboy is turned into a vampire and buried alive for 200 years, at which point he is inadvertently freed and emerges into a very different world. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Directed by Tim Burton. In Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Girl in Progress

While a busy single mom juggles work, bills and romance, her neglected teenage daughter is eager to skip over adolescence into adulthood. With Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Patricia Arquette and Cierra Ramirez. Written by Hiram Martinez. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Pantelion Films

God Bless America

With nothing left to live for, a man divorced, fired and possibly terminally ill decides to take out his frustration by hunting down irritating celebrities. With Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr. Written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Magnet Releasing

Hick

Fleeing her abusive, alcoholic parents, a smalltown teenager lights out to Las Vegas, where she crosses paths with a drifter and a rebel. With Chloe Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne and Juliette Lewis. Written by Andrea Portes. Directed by Derick Martini. Phase 4 Films

I Wish

Two young brothers in Japan separated by their parents' divorce believe that the secret to reuniting their family lies in the impending opening of a new bullet train line. With Koki Maeda, Nene Ohtsuka and Ohshiro Maeda. Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. In Japanese with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

Nesting

A thirtysomething married couple try to rekindle their relationship by visiting, and eventually squatting in, their old apartment in a hip Los Angeles neighborhood. With Todd Grinnell, Ali Hillis, Kevin Linehan and Erin Chambers. Written and directed by John Chuldenko. PMK-BNC / Danger Train Films

The Road

Investigators reopen a 12-year-old cold case when three teenagers vanish along a notorious abandoned road. With Carminga Villaroel, Rhian Ramos and T.J. Trinidad. Written by Yam Laranas and Aloy Adlawan. Directed by Laranas. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Freestyle Releasing

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

A middle-aged Brooklyn nurse and grad school student enlists the help of two streetwise young Orthodox Jews to help her translate Shakespeare from arcane to modern Yiddish. With Lazer Weiss, Melissa Weisz and Mendy Zafir. Written and directed by Eve Annenberg. In English and Yiddish, with English subtitles. Nancy Fishman Film Releasing

Tonight You're Mine

Two feuding musicians must survive a weekend music festival after being accidentally handcuffed to each other. With Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena and Mathew Baynton. Written by Thomas Leveritt. Directed by David Mackenzie. Roadside Attractions

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