The Cookout Lance Rivera. (PG-13) After a hometown guy signs with the New Jersey Nets, he knows life's about to change and decides to "keep things real" by hosting a big barbecue. Things, however, are kept only semi-real as people of all stripes -- old friends, new friends, family members, agents and ad reps (the nerve!) -- come to the party. Opens Friday, September 3, at multiple locations. NR
The Hunting of the President Nickolas Perry and Harry Thomason. (unrated) Opens Friday, September 3, at the Tivoli. Reviewed in this issue.
Paparazzi Paul Abascal. (PG-13) While tracking down a hot young celeb, paparazzi photographers cause a near-fatal accident -- and said hot young star decides it's time for revenge. The film is rumored to be chockablock with celebrity cameos, if that's your sort of thing. Opens Friday, September 3, at multiple locations. NR
Vanity Fair Mira Nair. (PG-13) Opens today at multiple locations. Reviewed in this issue.
Wicker Park Paul McGuigan. (PG-13) A Chicago investment banker (Josh Hartnett) becomes obsessed with a woman he sees from afar. He believes she is his long-lost love and puts everything on hold in order to follow her. Things get dangerous/creepy/Hitchcock-esque. Also starring Rose Byrne and Diane Kruger. Opens Friday, September 3, at multiple locations. NR