The low-down on this week's premieres
We've seen our fair share of machines gone haywire, including a jealous 1958 Plymouth Fury in Christine, a psychotic 18-wheeler in Maximum Overdrive, deadly shopping-mall security-guard robots in Killbots, and aggressive androids in I, Robot. Now, the sky's the limit as a top-secret fighter jet is struck by lightning and turns on his co-pilots in Stealth. The film stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray), Josh Lucas (Hulk), and Jessica Biel (Blade: Trinity).
Following in his parent's footsteps, young superhero protégé Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) attends Sky High, a high school where the education will mold each student into the next generation of Supermen, Wonder Women, and - for those who don't make the grade - Robins. Classes include Intro to Building Leaping and Posing with Your Hands on Your Hips 101. Kurt Russell (Miracle) and Kelly Preston (View from the Top) star as the alumni mom and pop.
Academy Award-nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) stars as a 30-something (Lane is actually 40) DWF, 5'5, 110 lb., 35C-25-34, with chestnut brown hair, in the new romantic comedy Must Love Dogs. Looking for love online, preschool teacher Sarah Nolan logs on to a life of blind dates, one of which is with a guy named Jake (John Cusak).
Recipient of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Murderball is literally on a roll as one of the most talked about non-fiction films of 2005. `See "The healing power of violence" in this issue of the Current.` The film features the U.S. quadriplegic rugby team as they make their way to Athens, Greece for the 2004 Paralympics.
Mysterous Skin stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You) as a teenage hustler and Brady Corbet (Thirteen) as a young man obsessed with alien abductions `see New Reviews, June 30-July 6, 2005`. Levitt better not reveal that for six years he portrayed Tommy Solomon, an alien-intelligence specialist, on 3rd Rock From the Sun.