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The low-down on this week’s premieres

No horror film — or any genre for that matter — is safe as Scary Movie 4 takes jabs at everything from The Grudge to War of the Worlds. Anna Faris (Just Friends) returns as Cindy Campbell, the answer to Neve Campbell’s Scream character, and attempts to save the world from alien “Tr-iPods” while searching for the reason why a Japanese boy is haunting her home.

Not a spoof, but oddly similar to last year’s Madagascar, The Wild follows a group of animals who escape the New York City Zoo in search of one of their own who has been shipped off mistakenly to his natural habitat. Kiefer Sutherland (TV’s 24) takes a break from his work as a counter-terrorist agent to voice Samson, king of the jungle.

It’s time for a little fun between the sheets in La Mujer de Mi Hermano (My Brother’s Wife). When Zoë Edwards (Spanish TV’s Bárbara Mori) becomes bored with Ignacio (Christian Meier), her wealthy husband of 10 years whose idea of passion is scheduling their hanky-panky for Saturday nights, she turns to Gonzalo (Manolo Cardona), Ignacio’s younger, artistic brother.

In his third feature film as a director, actor Steve Buscemi (Ghost World) teams up with Casey Affleck (Ocean’s Twelve) and Liv Tyler (Jersey Girl) for Lonesome Jim, the story of a failed writer (Affleck) who moves back to small-town Indiana with his down-and-out family in hope of reinventing himself. `See Cole Haddon’s interview with Buscemi, page 25.`

Tsotsi, the South-African film that won the 2006 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, finally arrives at the Bijou this week. It chronicles six days in the life of a Johannesburg gang leader who becomes an unwilling parent. `See “It’s a hard-knock life,” March 29-April 4, 2006.`

Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.


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