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Abduction, Delicatessen, Dolphinn Tale, Killer Elite, Moneyball, Rango, Small Change, Starship Troopers, Elevator to the Gallows

ABDUCTION

Boyz in the Hood

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director John Singleton returns with a thriller about a young man (

Twilight

hottie Taylor Lautner) who discovers his parents are not really his parents, vast conspiracy, yadda yadda yadda.

Opens Sept. 23.

DELICATESSEN

Not to be like that, but filmmakers Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet never really bettered their 1991 debut, a madcap, trés French black comedy about the occasionally cannibalistic tenants of a frowsy post-apocalyptic apartment building. With a heart.

DOLPHIN TALE

Looks like a shameless kiddie heart-warmer about a young boy (Nathan Gamble), a dolphin with an injured tail, and the grownups (including Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, and Ashley Judd) who try to make it all better.

Opens Sept. 23.

KILLER ELITE

Jason Statham does his action-star thing again with Clive Owen (hey, where’s he been?) and Robert DeNiro in a revenge flick that is somehow not based on the Sam Peckinpah film with a similar name.

Opens Sept. 23.

MONEYBALL

At last Brad Pitt tackles the jock role he was born to play, in this case real-life Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, who used shrewd stats scrutiny to build a low-budget yet game-winning team. Co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright lend no doubt estimable support; Bennett Miller (

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) directs.

Opens Sept. 23.

RANGO

Director Gore Verbinski’s bizarre remake of

Chinatown

(no lie) starring various CGI desert creatures gets most of its kiddie appeal (and a good deal of its grownup appeal) from the physical comedy of the title reptile, voiced by Johnny Depp.

SMALL CHANGE

New Wave titan François Truffaut turned his lens on the children, families, and teachers of a small French town for this deceptively blithe 1976 film. Though it deals with poverty and familial angst, it’s also the kind of movie where a baby falls out of a high window and lands laughing, and you’re OK with that.

STARSHIP TROOPERS

Paul Verhoeven’s gleeful fun-with-fascism sci-fi action flick hits the Gunky’s Basement series in a screening hosted by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche.

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

Director Louis Malle’s 1958 debut is an adroit French noir starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet, with a slick jazz score by a suit-wearing-era Miles Davis to sweeten the pot.

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