LOS ANGELES (AP)
Along with the major blockbusters, Hollywood offers loads of other films this summer. A look at the highlights:
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.
A lingerie saleswoman (Jessica Alba) helps turn life around for a loser (Aaron Eckhart).
Tim Robbins stars as a man who turns vigilante to combat the constant racket of Manhattan.
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.
A couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) face terror as masked intruders invade their home.
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.
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.
John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott are supermarket workers duking it out for a management job.
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.
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.
Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw and Emma Thompson star in an update of Evelyn Waugh’s 1930s-era classic.
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.
An ex-high school jock (Ice Cube) coaches his niece (Keke Palmer), the first girl to play Pop Warner football.
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.
Bill Maher goes globe-trotting to talk with people about God and religion.
Stanley Tucci and Cheryl Hines provide voices for an animated tale of lower primates in space.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are adult slackers who become family when one’s mom marries the other’s dad.
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.
Vin Diesel’s a courier in a post-apocalyptic world whose package turns out to be a mystery woman.
Nicolas Cage is an assassin whose loner life is altered as he connects with a shop girl and a street punk in Thailand.
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.
Steve Coogan and Catherine Keener star in a comedy about a teacher staging an irreverent musical sequel to “Hamlet.”
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.
Interpol agent Clive Owen and prosecutor Naomi Watts take on a global bank that finances terrorism.
Kiefer Sutherland’s a night watchman at a department store whose mirrors hold a horrible secret.
A pothead (Seth Rogen) who witnesses a murder ends up on the run with his dealer (James Franco).
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.
A critical election comes down to the vote of one apathetic, beer-chugging nobody (Kevin Costner).
An Arab-American teen deals with her sexual awakening amid the Gulf War.
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.
A teen brat (Emma Roberts) is packed off to a strict British boarding school. With Aidan Quinn and Natasha Richardson.