If you're discouraged by the long lines of people eager to see this weekend's expected blockbuster, "Star Trek," there are other films worth your attention. Read on:
“Lost” creator J.J. Abrams looks to reinvent a tired franchise with a youthful cast and hipper storyline tracing the early, formative years of the Starship Enterprise. Be sure to look for a cameo by Leonard Nimoy as the irrepressible Spock, arriving back from the future.
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Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) plays an express delivery courier who unwittingly delivers a 10-kilo package of cocaine to the wrong address. Murder, mayhem and, allegedly, comedy ensue.
THE MERRY GENTLEMEN
Michael Keaton and Kelly Macdonald play unlikely lovers running from their troubled pasts in a story that mixes comedy, drama and suspense.
THE LIMITS OF CONTROL
Eclectic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (“Broken Flowers,” “Ghost Dog”) tells another of his offbeat stories, this one a crime thriller set in Spain. The cast includes Gael García Bernal, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Bill Murray.
If nothing else, this Cannes prizewinner is timely with its tale of a middle-class Japanese family that dissolves into chaos after the father is laid off from his job.
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