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Balls of Fury
Pingpong is played to the extreme in this comedy about Randy Daytona (Don Fogler), a former table tennis phenom, who is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate an underground pingpong tournament led by the murderous Feng (Christopher Walken), who killed Daytona’s father.Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language. 90 minutes.
Becoming Jane
Jane Austen’s early life is portrayed as the aspiring writer (Anne Hathaway) puts aside romance to focus on her writing. That changes when she meets Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), a law student who spends more time drinking than studying. Rated PG-13 for brief nudity and mild language. 120 minutes.
The Bourne Ultimatum
Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne, the assassin whose life was taken away from him. In the third entry of the series, Bourne travels across the globe to find the real Bourne, and to learn about his own past. Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action. 111 minutes.
The Brave One
When radio host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) loses her fiance in a violent attack, she roams the streets of New York, searching for the men she believes are responsible for the murder. Also starring Terrence Howard. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality. 119 minutes.
Death at a Funeral
A man’s funeral is turned upside down as his family and friends bring their own anxieties to the ceremony. True chaos reigns when a mysterious mourner (Peter Dinklage) threatens to reveal family secrets. Rated R for language and drug content. 90 minutes.
Death Sentence
After an unthinkable tragedy, a successful executive decides to go to extreme lengths to protect his family. Starring Kevin Bacon, the movie is based on the book that was a sequel to the novel Death Wish, which inspired a series of movies starring Charles Bronson. Directed by James Wan (Saw).Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language. 110 minutes.
Dragon Wars
A young woman possesses the power to transform a legendary serpent into an almighty dragon who can only ascend into heaven with her ultimate sacrifice. Forces of darkness are out to claim the woman as their own, however, and her reincarnated lover and his aged mentor stand in their way. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action. 90 Minutes.
Tracy Turnblad, a star-struck overweight teenager who knows how to dance, appears on a local dance show and teaches ’60s-era Baltimore a lesson in acceptance. Based on the Broadway musical (which was based on the original 1988 film directed by John Waters), the movie stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy and John Travolta as her mother, Edna. Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking. 117 minutes.
Director Rob Zombie explores the developments that turned Michael Myers into a killer and adds his own twists on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic. Rated R for Strong Graphic Violence/Gore, Pervasive Language, Sexuality and Some Drug Use. 109 minutes.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix The hero wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) starts his fifth year of school amidst the growing threat of Lord Voldemort and a bureaucratic takeover of Hogwarts. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images. 138 minutes.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Adam Sandler and Kevin James star as the title Brooklyn firefighters who, despite being heterosexual, form a secret domestic partnership in order to provide life insurance for Larry’s kids. When their legal relationship becomes public, the couple has to fake domestic bliss. Also starring Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi and Dan Aykroyd. Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references. 140 minutes.
La Vie En Rose
Olivier Dahan’s film follows the life and career of singer Edith Piaf, including her troubled childhood, drug addiction and other struggles with fame. Starring Marion Cotillard. In French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements. 140 minutes.
In mid 17th century Paris, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (also known as Molière) is a struggling actor who is jailed because of bankruptcy. Upon being released, he returns to the city to bring his vision of theater to audiences. Rated PG-13. 120 minutes.
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Rowan Atkinson returns as the comic, (almost) silent misfit and takes a vacation in the French Riveria. Rated PG for brief mild language. 90 minutes.
Mr. Woodcock
Mr. Woodcock Self-help guru John Farley (Seann William Scott) returns to his hometown and learns that his mother (Susan Sarandon) is in love with his old gym teacher, and nemesis, Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference. 88 minutes.
The Nanny Diaries
Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson) takes a job as a nanny, which means watching over a spoiled child while balancing college and a social life. Rated PG-13 for language. 107 minutes.
No End in Sight
Charles Ferguson’s documentary offers a comprehensive examination of the Iraq war, and how the Bush Administration handled it and the occupation. People offering the perspective on the war include former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Bush adviser Amazia Baram and Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N. Faisal Al-Istrabadi. Unrated. 102 minutes.
No Reservations
Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as Kate Armstrong, a perfectionist master chef who runs her business and life in a no-nonsense manner. Kate’s life is turned upside down when she’s charged with caring for her niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin) and hires a freewheeling sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart). Rated PG for some sensuality and language. 105 minutes.
A rat named Remy dreams of being a great chef ands finds himself living near a Paris restaurant owned by his hero. Despite the objections of his family (and the world’s distaste of all things rat), Remy teams up with a restaurant employee to create culinary masterpieces. Rated G. 110 minutes.
Rush Hour 3
Los Angeles detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) travel to Paris to battle a Chinese organized crime family. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence, sexual content, nudity and language. 90 minutes.
Shoot ’em Up
Shoot ’em Up A mysterious loner named Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) delivers a baby during a shootout, then teams up with the mother (Monica Bellucci) to the protect the newborn from a criminal (Paul Giamatti). Rated R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language. 87 minutes.
Set in 19th century France, this period drama centers around a married silkworm smuggler who travels to Japan and gets secretly involved with a beautiful European woman. Starring Michael Pitt and Keira Knightley and based on Alessandro Baricco’s novel. Rated R for sexuality and nudity.
The Simpsons Movie
TV’s favorite family hits the big screen as Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) puts the world at risk thanks to his new pet pig. As the town seeks revenge, the family makes an escape and becomes divided. Also featuring the voice talents of Julie Kavner (Marge), Nancy Cartwright (Bart) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa). Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout. 87 minutes.
In a small English village, Tristran Thorne (Charlie Cox) promises Victoria (Sienna Miller) that he’ll bring her a fallen star. In order to keep his word, Tristran must cross the town’s forbidden wall and enter a magical kingdom. Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor. 130 minutes.
High school seniors Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) concoct a plan to acquire alcohol for a wild party they’re convinced will prepare them for college. Knocked Up star Seth Rogen co-wrote the movie and makes an appearance as a cop. Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image – all involving teens. 114 minutes.
3:10 to Yuma
After outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) is captured, rancher Dan Evans (Christian Bale) volunteers to get him on a train that will take the killer to trial. This remake of a 1957 western is based on a short story by Elmore Leonard. Rated R for violence and some language. 117 minutes.
2 Days in Paris
Marion and Jack (played by Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg) take a trip to Europe with the hope that it will add some sparks to their relationship. After getting sick in Venice, they head to Marion’s hometown of Paris, where they encounter her parents and ex-boyfriends. Rated R for sexual content, some nudity and language. 96 minutes.
A dog named Shoeshine Boy (voiced by Jason Lee) is given superpowers after a lab accident. He then sets out to save the world from the evil Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage). Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action. 84 minutes.