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Hollywood has broad summer range behind the blockbusters

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES ” Along with the major blockbusters, Hollywood offers loads of other films this summer. A look at the highlights:


“The Fall” ” A bedridden man in early Hollywood spins wild fantasies to encourage a young girl at the same hospital.

“How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer” ” America Ferrera and Elizabeth Pena star in a comedy about three generations of Mexican-American women.

“Made of Honor” ” Patrick Dempsey covertly romances his best pal (Michelle Monaghan) after she asks him to be “maid of honor” at her wedding.

“Meet Bill” ” A lingerie saleswoman (Jessica Alba) helps turn life around for a loser (Aaron Eckhart).

“Noise” ” Tim Robbins stars as a man who turns vigilante to combat the constant racket of Manhattan.

“Redbelt” ” David Mamet directs Chiwetel Ejiofor as a man of honor in a corrupt world of mixed martial arts fighting.

“Son of Rambow” ” A British charmer follows two wildly different boys who team up to make their own “Rambo” action flick.

“The Strangers” ” A couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) face terror as masked intruders invade their home.

“War, Inc.” ” A hit man (John Cusack) poses as a corporate flunky to pull off an assassination in a war-torn country. The dark satire co-stars Hilary Duff.

“What Happens in Vegas” ” Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are scheming strangers who wed on a whim then battle over a Vegas fortune they’ve won.


“The Happening” ” M. Night Shyamalan’s latest features Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel in a tale of a couple running from an apocalyptic terror.

“Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” ” Abigail Breslin stars as a plucky Depression-era girl in an adaptation from the American Girl book series.

“The Love Guru” ” Mike Myers is a self-help weirdo trying to patch things up between a hockey star and his wife. With Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.

“The Promotion” ” John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott are supermarket workers duking it out for a management job.

“Wanted” ” Angelina Jolie’s an operative for a secret agency who helps train a dormant prodigy (James McAvoy) to use his super abilities. With Morgan Freeman.


“American Teen” ” It’s the “Breakfast Club” in real life with this teen documentary about a jock, a nerd, a stud, a popular girl and an artsy one.

“Brideshead Revisited” ” Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw and Emma Thompson star in an update of Evelyn Waugh’s 1930s-era classic.

“Gonzo” ” Director Alex Gibney’s documentary examines the outrageous life of boozing, drug-abusing writer Hunter S. Thompson.

“Hellboy II: The Golden Army” ” Ron Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro reunite for another adventure about the superhero from way down under.

“The Longshots” ” An ex-high school jock (Ice Cube) coaches his niece (Keke Palmer), the first girl to play Pop Warner football.

“Mamma Mia!” ” Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and the music of ABBA highlight this musical about a woman sorting out which of three old flames is the dad to walk her daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

“Religulous” ” Bill Maher goes globe-trotting to talk with people about God and religion.

“Space Chimps” ” Stanley Tucci and Cheryl Hines provide voices for an animated tale of lower primates in space.

“Step Brothers” ” Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are adult slackers who become family when one’s mom marries the other’s dad.

“The Wackness” ” Ben Kingsley’s a frustrated shrink who forms a bond with an equally frustrated teen. With Mary-Kate Olsen and Famke Janssen.


“The Accidental Husband” ” Uma Thurman’s wedding plans are knocked for a loop when she learns a prank left her married to a man she’s never met.

“Babylon A.D.” ” Vin Diesel’s a courier in a post-apocalyptic world whose package turns out to be a mystery woman.

“Bangkok Dangerous” ” Nicolas Cage is an assassin whose loner life is altered as he connects with a shop girl and a street punk in Thailand.

“Crossing Over” ” An ensemble including Harrison Ford, Sean Penn and Ashley Judd are featured in a Los Angeles immigrant drama.

“Fly Me to the Moon” ” A 3-D animated adventure centers on three young flies that tag along on the Apollo 11 moon landing.

“Hamlet 2″ ” Steve Coogan and Catherine Keener star in a comedy about a teacher staging an irreverent musical sequel to “Hamlet.”

“Hell Ride” ” A Western on two-wheels features bikers avenging a murder by a rival gang. With Michael Madsen and David Carradine.

“Henry Poole Is Here” ” Luke Wilson’s a shut-in whose nosy neighbors teach him he can’t live in isolation.

“The House Bunny” ” An exiled Playboy bunny (Anna Faris) offers lessons on living to the social misfits of a college sorority.

“The International” ” Interpol agent Clive Owen and prosecutor Naomi Watts take on a global bank that finances terrorism.

“Mirrors” ” Kiefer Sutherland’s a night watchman at a department store whose mirrors hold a horrible secret.

“Pineapple Express” ” A pothead (Seth Rogen) who witnesses a murder ends up on the run with his dealer (James Franco).

“The Rocker” ” Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate star in the tale of an ’80s rock drummer who stages a comeback 20 years after he’s booted from his band.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” ” George Lucas presents an animated adventure featuring Jedis Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as prelude to a TV cartoon series.

“Swing Vote” ” A critical election comes down to the vote of one apathetic, beer-chugging nobody (Kevin Costner).

“Towelhead” ” An Arab-American teen deals with her sexual awakening amid the Gulf War.

“Traitor” ” Don Cheadle’s an ex-American operative suspected in a terrorism conspiracy. With Guy Pearce.

“Vicky Cristina Barcelona” ” Woody Allen’s latest features Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in a romantic drama in Spain.

“Wild Child” ” A teen brat (Emma Roberts) is packed off to a strict British boarding school. With Aidan Quinn and Natasha Richardson.