* The critics have been wetting themselves for months about the movie Babel, starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education), lavishing the film with praise. Look for this one to be on the Oscar ballot. Opens October 27th.
* Pedro Almodovar, one of my favorite directors, has a new film called Volver out on November 3rd, starring Penelope Cruz. (Penelope was also in my favorite Almodovar film, All About My Mother.)
* Trust The Man is a weak title, but with star power including Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and also featuring David Duchovny and Billy Crudup, this film looks like it could be worth seeing. (Have you noticed that Maggie Gyllenhaal is everywhere these days? She's also in World Trade Center, opening a week before Trust the Man. Go girl.) Opens August 18th.
* Apparently John Lennon movies are the new hot thing. The U.S. vs. John Lennon comes out in September, and Chapter 27 (about Lennon and his assassin), starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, is due out later this year.