Drive, He said, She Said Swish! Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett team as rival basketball coaches who tell two very different stories about the big game. Hollywood wags are already calling the Jack Nicholson-directed romantic comedy The Two Jokes.
Peyton Places in the Heart Depression-era weepie with Sally Field as a Texas widow operating a cotton farm in a small New England town. Between warring with her lesbian daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and romancing a two-timing octogenarian (Robert DeNiro), Field finds plenty of time to meddle in the sex lives of her not-so-straightlaced neighbors. Screenplay by Harmony Korine from an idea by Freddie Prinze, Jr. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
They Call Me MISTER Chips! Ebonic plague. Sinbad joins the faculty of an English boarding school–with hilarious results. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
8 1/2 Dalmations La Carne Vita. Anticipated as the most intensely personal artistic statement ever attempted by Disney, this gorgeous black-and-white animated feature follows a canine movie director (voiced by Anthony Hopkins) as he wrestles with doubts and insecurities during the making of his autobiographical film-within-a-film. With its surreal dreams and flashbacks, circus imagery, religous symbolism, and litter of over-the-top critters, critics are already coining the word “Disneyesque” to describe it. With Anouk Aimee as the voice of Cruella DeVil and Parker Posey as the director’s bitch. In doggerel with Italian subtitles.