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MAY
Spalding Gray’s monologue Monster in a Box mixes storytelling, confession, comedy, and psychoanalysis with music by Laurie Anderson.

Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster explores the warped relationship between a seemingly exemplary insurance adjuster (Elias Koteas) and his catastrophe- plagued clients.

JUNE
Disney rereleases Pinocchio, the cartoon classic about the adventures of a wooden puppet come to life, which was a major advance in animation technique when it premiered in 1940.

Aces: Iron Eagle III stars Lou Gossett Jr. as a pilot who goes after a South American drug king.

In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Clive Barker’s Pinhead (Doug Bradly) is recalled from Hell’s Pillar of Souls by a rich, spoiled nightclub owner (Kevin Bernhardt) to grant dark desires and generally bring down property values.

JULY
A gritty portrait of runaway teens, Where the Day Takes You stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Ricki Lake, Dermot Mulroney, and Balthazar

Getty as members of a makeshift family trying to survive on the Hollywood streets.

Prelude to a Kiss comes from Off Broadway to the screen with Alec Baldwin re-creating his stage role as an understandably confused newlywed: His wife (Meg Ryan) is transformed when her soul is switched with that of an old man (Sydney Walker).

In the animated feature Bebe’s Kids, produced by the Hudlin brothers (House Party), a gaggle of youngsters wreak havoc on a soulless, big-bucks amusement park.

Gas Food Lodging tells the story of a persevering single mother (Brooke Adams) and her two growing-up-too-fast daughters (Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk).

In Stay Tuned, a couch potato (John Ritter) and his wife (Pam Dawber) get sucked into their television set and spend 24 hours on ”Hellvision.”

AUGUST
Whispers in the Dark stars Annabella Sciorra as a sexually repressed shrink who gets swept off her feet by a mystery hunk (Jamey Sheridan) who is arousing the murderous psychosexual fantasies of one of her patients (Deborah Unger).

Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo, one of the earliest comics, comes to the screen as the animated tale of a boy, his pet squirrel, and their adventures in Slumberland.

Written by Ingmar Bergman and directed by Bille August, Best Intentions is the emotionally charged story of Bergman’s parents’ marriage over the course of 10 years.

Tony Goldwyn and James Belushi play Palm Beach detectives investigating a brutal murder in Traces of Red; Lorraine Bracco is a local politico with an attitude problem.
It’s been a big year for Stephen King movies, what with The Lawnmower Man and Sleepwalkers; now Pet Sematary 2, featuring Terminator 2 kid Edward Furlong, puts a chill on the summer.

Brad Pitt stars as Johnny Suede in a low-budget comic fable about an aspiring musician obsessed with suede and Ricky Nelson.

Trying to recapture their fading friendship, three young men (C. Thomas Howell, Jason Bateman, and Jonathan Silverman) embark on a cross-country road trip in Breaking the Rules.

Ron Silver, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Cross, and Lisa Eilbacher star in Live Wire, an action drama about terrorists targeting U.S. senators.

Life becomes a little more interesting for the middle-aged couple (Teri Garr and Jeffrey Jones) in Mom and Dad Save the World when they’re abducted to a world run by the most vain and insecure man in the universe (Jon Lovitz).

Documentarian Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) brings the life and mind- bending cosmological theories of wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen W. Hawking to the screen in A Brief History of Time.

James Woods and Lou Gossett Jr. are on the grift in the con drama Diggstown, directed by Fletch‘s Michael Ritchie.

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