"The Cat in the Hat"

Mike Myers stars in "The Cat in the Hat." (Melinda Sue Gordon, 2003 Universal Studios/DreamWorks LLC)


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts (David Spade) is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for the role of a "normal" guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him "replay" his childhood and thereby assume the identity of an average, everyday kid. Sept. 5.

The Order: After a series of unexplained murders, renegade priest Father Alex Bernier begins an investigation that hurls him into a maelstrom of unimaginable evil, murder and the knowledge that there is a fate worse than death. Sept. 5.

Thirteen: A good girl can't resist the lure of popularity offered by the baddest girl in her school. Experimentation with sex, drugs and self-mutilation ensues. With Nikki Reed, Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter. Sept. 5.

Cabin Fever: As a last hurrah after college, friends drive to a remote cabin to enjoy their last days of decadence before entering the working world. But when a horrible flesh-eating disease strikes, the survivors have to find help before they're all killed by the virus, or by the local lynch mob out to stop its spread. Sept. 12.

Matchstick Men: An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe, flim-flam man Roy is barely hanging on to his wits. He seeks the help of a psychoanalyst to get him back into swindling shape. Instead, he learns he's got a 14-year-old daughter who wants to meet the father she's never known. Sept. 12.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Antonio Banderas is back as El Mariachi, who, coaxed out of retirement by the evil scheme of a drug lord and a corrupt FBI agent (Johnny Depp), responds in the only way he knows how, with bullets. Salma Hayek and Willem Dafoe also star. Sept. 12.

Anything Else: Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci are young lovers who learn that love at first sight isn't all it's cracked up to be in this latest from Woody Allen. Sept. 19.

The Fighting Temptations: Darren, a morally vacant and debt-ridden advertising executive in New York, travels back to his small Southern town in Alabama to attend his aunt's funeral -- and to cash in on an inheritance. However, to collect, he must first lead the local church gospel choir to success at a national competition. With Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyonce Knowles and Mike Epps. Sept. 19.

In This World: Jamal and Enayat are Afghan cousins. Enayat is to be smuggled to England to have a shot at a better way of life. Thanks to his powers of persuasion and his knowledge of English, Jamal is allowed to accompany his cousin on his secret journey. But when the boys arrive in Istanbul, a whole new world opens up before them. Sept. 19.

Lost in Translation: A washed-up TV star and the young wife of a photographer meet in Tokyo as they embark upon a "soul-searching mission." Their lives are further enlightened when they bump into a young action movie star, who is also staying at their hotel and is promoting her latest film. Sept. 19.

Secondhand Lions: An introverted 14-year-old (Haley Joel Osment) reluctantly finds himself spending the summer with a pair of cranky great-uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall). Though at first appalled by their gruff manner, he becomes enthralled -- and the old men's spirits are restored -- as exotic tales of their youthful exploits introduce him to a world of imagination. Sept. 19.

Duplex: Alex and Nancy (Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore) have it pretty good. They are a young couple in New York City with bright futures. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn't expect: an upstairs rent-controlled tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who isn't quite as easygoing or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. Sept. 26.

The Rundown: When Travis, the son of an underworld kingpin, disappears in the Amazon in search of a priceless artifact, Beck, the kingpin's retrieval expert, is sent to get him. Despite their hostility -- and their love for the same woman -- the two must eventually join forces to fight the evil head of a gold-mining corporation after the same treasure. With The Rock, Seann William Scott and Christopher Walken. Sept. 26.


Out of Time: Matt Lee Whitlock (Denzel Washington) is chief of police in small Banyan Key, Fla. He's respected and loved by his community. But when Banyan Key is shocked by a double homicide, he finds himself in a race against time to solve the murders before he himself falls under suspicion. With Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain and Eva Mendes. Oct. 3.

The School of Rock: Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is a wild man guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth-grade high-achievers into high-voltage rockers. Oct. 3.

Dopamine: Rand, a computer animator, has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah, a teacher he was inexplicably drawn to at his favorite bar one fateful evening. Sparks fly, but will their differences keep them apart, or will love -- and maybe a little dopamine -- conquer all? Oct. 10.

Good Boy!: Twelve-year-old Owen Baker discovers his new dog, Hubble, is actually an interplanetary scout from the dog star, Sirius. Thousands of years ago, dogs from Sirius came to colonize and dominate Earth. But these dogs have strayed from their mission, and Owen must help Hubble to train neighborhood pooches to shape up for a visit from their leader, the powerful Great Dane -- with the fate of all Earth dogs hanging in the balance. Oct. 10.