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Current Movie Openings

washingtonpost.com Staff
Monday, April 18, 2005;

The following is a list of films debuting this week on Washington area movie screens.

Opening Friday, April 22:

The Kung Fu Hustle
The Kung Fu Hustle
"Kung Fu Hustle" leaps into Washington theaters this week. (Saeed Adyari - Sony Picture Classics)

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"A Lot Like Love" (PG-13): Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet play star-crossed friends battling the idea of romance.

"The Game of Their Lives" (PG): Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") stars in this drama, which relives the memorable day in 1950 when a U.S. soccer team beat England.

"The Interpreter" (PG-13): Sydney Pollack directs this thriller about a United Nations interpreter (Nicole Kidman) who overhears something dangerous. Sean Penn co-stars as the Secret Service agent assigned to investigate. Watch the Trailer

"King's Ransom" (PG-13): A comedy starring Anthony Anderson as a scheming businessman who arranges his own kidnapping. Watch the Trailer

"Kung Fu Hustle" (R): Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Chow ("Shaolin Soccer") goes for cartoonish martial arts spectacle again with this feature. Watch the Trailer

"Turtles Can Fly" (Not rated): The mountains of Kurdistan serve as backdrop to tragedy and humor in this third feature film from Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi ("Marooned in Iraq" and "A Time for Drunken Horses.")

Movies That Opened the Week of April 15:

"The Amityville Horror" (R): Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George and Philip Baker Hall star in this horror remake about a family who faces some scary spectral beings after moving into a new home. Watch the Trailer

"Monsieur N." (Not rated): Antoine de Caunes's film about the exile years of Napoleon Bonaparte (played by Philippe Torreton).

"State Property II" (R): Ol' Dirty Bastard, Michael Bentt and Cam'ron star in this film about gangsters vying for control of the Philadelphia streets. Watch the Trailer

"Voices in Wartime" (Not rated): A documentary by Rick King that explores the notion of war through images and interviews with poets, soldiers, refugees and peace activists.

"Seven Samurai" (Not rated): A restored print of Akira Kurosawa's seminal 1954 film, to be screened at Landmark's E Street Cinema in Washington.

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