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Thursday, October 28, 1999

Here is a list of movies that are scheduled to open this week in the Washington area.

  'Music of the Heart' Meryl Streep plays a violin teacher in "Music of the Heart." (Miramax)
"Being John Malkovich" (R): A dark comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers the ability to enter the mind of John Malkovich (played by same) for 15 minutes at a time. Also features Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener.

"House on Haunted Hill" (R): Geoffrey Rush and Peter Gallagher star in this horror flick in which five strangers get $1 million each if they can survive one night in that scary house. It's a remake of William Castle's 1958 classic horror film "The House on Haunted Hill."

"Joe the King" (R): Val Kilmer plays an abusive father to his son Joe, who works hard to pay off his father's debt.

"Music of the Heart" (PG): Horrormeister Wes Craven treads a different path in this drama about East Harlem violin teacher Roberta Guaspari, played by Meryl Streep. The movie's based on an Oscar-winning documentary.

"Thicker Than Water" (R): An urban drama about two rival gangs who work together to promote their music. Starring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and Fat Joe.

Movies That Opened Oct. 22

"Bats" (PG-13): Lou Diamond Phillips and Dina Meyer star in this horror movie about a Texas town invaded by – you guessed it.

"The Best Man" (R): A group of college friends, including Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut and Nia long, reunites after graduation.

"Body Shots" (R): Partying leads to morning-after questions in this drama starring Tara Reid and Jerry O'Connell.

"Boys Don't Cry" (R): Hilary Swank plays a young woman who poses as a male and moves to Falls City, Neb., where she/he falls in love with Lana (Chloe Sevigny). Predictably, things turn bad when the truth comes out.

"Bringing Out the Dead" (R): A story of New York paramedics arm deep in occupational gore stars Nicolas Cage and Patricia Arquette.

"Crazy in Alabama" (R): This civil rights-era drama about an eccentric Southern housewife, played by Melanie Griffith, marks Antonio Banderas's directorial debut.

"Julien Donkey-Boy" (R): Filmmaker Harmony Korine's drama spends time with a family of psychological misfits and other dysfunctionals, including Werner Herzog as an abusive father.

"The Straight Story" (G): Written and directed by David Lynch, Richard Farnsworth rides across Iowa on a lawn mower to visit his estranged and ailing brother, Harry Dean Stanton.

"Three to Tango" (PG-13): In this offbeat romantic comedy, architects Matthew Perry and Oliver Platt run into complications after Chicago tycoon Dylan McDermott chooses them to compete for the design of a multimillion-dollar cultural center, then hires Perry to spy on his girlfriend (Neve Campbell).

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