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...
IF YOU WANT...tough chicks
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.
At 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.
Photo: Jolie: James Devaney/wireimage.com. Argento: Tony Barson/wireimage.com