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TOP FIVE

Current movies recommended by the Times:

1 Rescue Dawn - Prisoners of war (Christian Bale and Steve Zahn) make a desperate escape into the Laos jungle. Based on a true story.

2 Hairspray - John Travolta is a minor drag, but newcomer Nikki Blonsky is an enchanting, plus-size star on the rise.

3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Not quite as magical as the first four movies, but try telling that to Potterphiles.

4 Sunshine - Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) creates a trippy space odyssey from sci-fi archetypes.

5 Crazy Love - Love doesn't get any crazier than this documentary of one couple's romance, revenge and pathetic need.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Aug. 3: The Bourne Ultimatum; El Cantante; Becoming Jane; Hot Rod; Underdog; Introducing the Dwights; Bratz

Aug. 10: Stardust; Rush Hour 3; Skinwalkers

Aug. 17: Arctic Tale; Superbad

Aug. 24: Good Luck Chuck; September Dawn; The Nanny Diaries

Sept. 7: Shoot 'Em Up; 3:10 to Yuma; The Hunting Party

Sept. 14: Mr. Woodcock; Cause and Affection

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