Looking at the upcoming crop of summer films, we noticed some striking symmetries between major studio offerings and their smaller, artier cousins. A few double features for your consideration...


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Angelina Jolie in Wanted At the multiplex: In Wanted, Angelina Jolie is a sinuous gunslinger who teaches novice James McAvoy the tricks of the assassin's trade to avenge his father's death.
Asia ArgentoAt the art house: The bad girl of European cinema, Asia Argento, stars in The Last Mistress as a strong-willed courtesan unwilling to relinquish her lover (gorgeous newcomer Fu'ad Aït Aattou) to his more suitable bride. In director Catherine Breillat's sumptuous 19th-century period piece, sex is a bloody power struggle and love is an undying affliction.

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