Summer movie guide 2011

Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more

Amigo. The rarely discussed U.S. occupation of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century is dramatized in the new film from writer-director John Sayles (Matewan). Joel Torre stars as a mild-mannered village elder torn between loyalty to his people and a desire to appease the Americans. Garret Dillahunt co-stars.

Conan the Barbarian. Jason Momoa stars as the sword-and-sorcery hero who battles ancient gods, monsters, and other big-pec'd men. Rose McGowan co-stars. Directed by Marcus Nispel.

Fright Night. Charley (Anton Yelchin), a suburban teen, isn't 100 percent sure, but he's starting to think that his suave, secretive new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette co-stars in director Craig Gillespie's remake of the 1985 hit.

AUGUST 26

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. The Hamptons home where 30-year-old Eric (Jason Sudeikis) and his friends have partied for years is being sold. What to do? Throw an orgy, of course. Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb, and Will Forte co-star. Written and directed by Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory.

Our Idiot Brother. Paul Rudd stars as the idiot in question, who is broke and homeless and creating havoc in the lives of his three sisters (Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel, and Elizabeth Banks). Directed by Jesse Peretz.

AUGUST 31

The Debt. In this remake of an Israeli film, Helen Mirren stars as a former Mossad agent whose assignment, in 1966, to track down a Nazi war criminal is coming back to haunt her. Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love).

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