now see here: Movies Opening on 4/22/05

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“The Interpreter”Directed by Sydney PollackFBI agent Sean Penn protects a U.N. interpreter who overheard an assassination plot, played by Nicole Kidman. Overheard, huh? Me thinks there’s a conspiracy a-brewin’. If there’s not a hugely improbable twist at the end, the M. Night geek in me will be very upset. (PG-13)

“A Lot Like Love”Directed by Nigel ColeAshton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star in the most blandly titled romantic comedy in many moons-and, yes, I remember “Down to You.” Where the hell did this movie come from, anyway? Rescued from the pits of straight-to-video hell, no doubt, after “Guess Who?” was a moderate success. (PG-13)

“Kung-Fu Hustle”Directed by Stephen ChowFrom the nutty brain that brought us “Shaolin Soccer,” this one’s full of the kind of kung-fu action that’s more than just over-the-top-it looks down on the top like King Kong looks down on Wall Street. Oh, and it has a dance number! I am SO there. (R)

“Game of Their Lives”Directed by David AnspaughA true story about a soccer game in 1950 between the United States and England. I don’t care who wins, I just wanna know: Did they call it a “soccer” game or a “football” game? I’m confused. (PG)

“Dust to Glory”Directed by Dana BrownThis is a bone-crunching, tire-squealing, cactus-dodging documentary about the treacherous Baja 1000 race down south. Squirm in Your Seat Magazine gives it a nine out of 10 on the Cringe-O-Meter. Whatever that means. (PG)

“King’s Ransom”Directed by Jeff ByrdA slimy businessman fakes his own kidnapping in order to foil the plans of his gold-digging wife. Somewhere in Beverly Hills, Anna Nicole Smith curls her lip and whines, “Gold digging? What’s that? Who’s digging for gold?” (PG-13)

“Beautiful Boxer”Directed by Ekachai UekrongthamA transgender boxer in Thailand “fights like a man so he can become a woman,” or so the Internet plot description says. Just like “Million Dollar Baby,” this one ends with an operation. (Unrated)

Compiled by Aaron Allen