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Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" rated pg
based on a novel by Jeff Kinney.  Middle school is not an enjoyable experience for preteen Greg Heffley but a horrid ordeal of social land-mines that he must bear.  Stars Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachel Harris, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn, and Connor Fielding.   Written by Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo, Gabe Sachs, and Jeff Judah.  Directed by Freudenthal. 
Repo Men "Repo Men" rated r
In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives, problem is they can't always pay for them.  Stars Jude Lae, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, and Carice van Houten.  Written by Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner.  Directed by Miguel Sapochnik. 
Alice in Wonderland "Alice in Wonderland" rated pg
based on a novel by Lewis Carroll.  Alice, now 19-years-old, returns to Wonderland, where she must find her true destiny and put an end to the Red Queen's reign of terror.  Stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman, and Michael Sheen.  Written by Linda Woolverton and directed by Tim Burton. 
The Last Station "The Last Station" rated r
Based on a book by Jay Parini.  Based on the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life and how he and his wife, Sofya, disagreed over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy.  Stars Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy, and Anne-Marie Duff.  Written and directed by Michael Hoffman. 
Brooklyn's Finest "Brooklyn's Finest" rated r
Three cops walk a beat on the worng side of the law.  Stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, and Ellen Barkin.  Written by Michael C. Martin and Brad Caleb Kane.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua. 
The Crazies "The Crazies" rated r
A small town's water supply is contaminated by a man-made virus that turns people into lunatics.  Stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, and Loe Anderson.  Written by Ray Wright and directed by Breck Eisner.  
Preacher's Kid "Preacher's Kid" rated pg-13
A smooth-talking singer convinces a young woman to leave the security of her family to join a traveling gospel show.  Stars LaToya Luckett, Clifton Powell, Sharif Atkins, Ella Joyce, and Gregalan Williams.  Written and directed by Stan Foster. 
Cop Out "Cop Out" rated r
Veteran detective Jimmy Monroe needs money to pay for his daughter's wedding and decides to sell his prized 52 Pafko baseball card.  Before he can turn it in it is stolen and he hunts the gangster that steals it.  Stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak, Jason Lee, and Seann William Scott.  Written by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen.  Directed by Kevin Smith. 
Shutter Island

"Shutter Island" rated r
based on a novel by Dennis Lehane.  The escape of a brillant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island.  As the investigations deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.  Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley.  Written by Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Martin Scorsese. 

The Wolfman "The Wolfman" rated r
Though absent from his ancestral home of Blackmoor for many years, Lawrence Talbot returns to find his missing brother at the request of the latter's fiance.  He learns that a creature has links to an ancient curse turning people into werewolves.  Stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, and Geraldine Chaplin.  Writtin by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self.  Directed by Joe Johnston. 
Valentine's Day "Valentine's Day"rated pg-13
L.A. residents wind their way in and out of love.  Stars Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, and Eric Dane.  Written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, and Susannah Grant.  Directed by Garry Marshall. 
Percy Jackson & the Olympians "Percy Jackson & the Olympians:  the Lightning Thief" rated pg
based on a book by Rick Riordan.  Always trouble-prone, the life of teenager Percy Jackson gets a lot more complicated when he learns he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon.  Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Steve Coogan, Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, and Uma Thurman.  Written by Craig Titley and directed by Chris Columbus. 
From Paris With Love "From Paris With Love" rated r
James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA.  He lands an assignment with Charlie Wax.  Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job.  Stars John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, and Richard Durden.  Written by Adi Hasak and directed by Pierre Morel. 
Dear John
"Dear John"rated pg-13
based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks.  When a soldier named John meets a college student named Savannah, it's the beginning of a true romance.  The next seven years the lovers are separated by John's deployment, they still try to stay in touch.  Stars Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas, Scott Porter, and Richard Jenkins.  Written by Jamie Linden and directed by Lassee Hallstrom. 
When in Rome "When in Rome"rated pg-13
Beth, an ambitious New Yorker, travels to Rome for her sisters wedding.  She plucks magic coins from a special fountain and attracts an assortment of odd suiters.  Stars Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Peggy Lipton, Don Johnson, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard.  Written by David Diamond and David Weissman.  Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. 
Edge of Darkness "Edge of Darkness" rated r
When the only daughter of Boston homicide detective Thomas Craven is shot down on his doorstep, everyone assumes that Craven was the target.  Craven finds government collusion and murder in the aftermath.  Stars Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Peter Herman, and Denis O'Hare.  Written by William Monahan and Andrew Bovell.  Directed by Martin Campbell. 
Crazy Heart "Crazy Heart" rated r
Based on a novel by Thomas Cobb.  With too many years of hazy days and boozy nights, former country-music legend Bad Blake is reduced to playing dives and bowling alleys.  Blake meets a sympathetic reporter who has come to do a story on him, he unexpectedly falls for her.  Stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Colin Farell, and Tom Bower.  Written and drected by Scott Cooper. 
Seraphine "Seraphine" rated r
Subtitled.  A deep bond develops between an art critic and his maid after he discovers she is a gifted painter.  Stars Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, and Genevieve Minch.  Written by Marc Abelnour and Martin Provost.  Directed by Martin Provost. 
Extraordinay Measures "Extraordinay Measures"rated pg
John Crowley is a man on the corporate fast-track, with two children who are diagnosed with a fatal disease.  John leaves his job and joins Dr. Robert Stonehill, an unconventional scientist.  Together they work for a cure.  Stars Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, and Diego Velazquez.  Written by Robert Nelson Jacobs and directed by Tom Vaughan. 
The Maid "The Maid" rated r
Subtitled.  A live-in maid becomes distraught when her employer hires another woman to help her out.  Stars Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedon, Alejandro Goic, and Andrea Garcia-Huldobro.  Written by Sebastian Silva and Pegdo Peirano.  Directed by Sebastian Silva. 
The Lovely Bones "The Lovely Bones" rated pg-13
Based on a novel by Alice Sebold. After being raped and murdered, a 14-year-old watches from heaven as her family tries to heal and her killer continues to follow his own dark path. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, and Saoirse Ronan. Written by Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh. Directed by Peter Jackson.
The Book of Eli "The Book of Eli" rated r
Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named Eli marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanity's redemption. Stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Tom Waits, and Michael Gambon. Written by Gary Whitta and directed by Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes.
The Messenger "The Messenger" rated r
After being injured in Iraq, soldier Will Montgomery returns home to finish the rest of his tour of duty in the Army's Casualty Notification service. Stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Mordon, Jena Malone, and Halley Feiffer. Written by Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman. Directed by Oren Moverman.
The Road "The Road" rated r
Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his son try to keep the dream of civilization alive as they wander through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Robert Duvall. Written by Joe Penhall and directed by John Hillcoat.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" rated pg-13
Dr. Parnassus, the leader of a traveling show, has a dark secret. Thousands of years ago he traded the soul of his daughter to the devil. Stars Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Lily Cole, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Maggie Steed. Written by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown. Directed by Terry Gilliam.
A Single Man "A Single Man" rated r
Based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood. George is a college professor who recently lost his lover, Jim, in a car accident. Grief-stricken. George plans to commit suicide. Stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, and Paulette Lamon. Written by Tom Ford and David Scearce. Directed by Tom Ford.
Broken Embraces "Broken Embraces" rated r - subtitled.
A man lives in obscurity after the death of the love of his life and the loss of his sight. Stars Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo, and Jose Luis Gomez. Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar.
Youth in Revolt "Youth in Revolt" rated r
Based on a novel by D.C. Payne. A teen goes on a carnal quest of lose his virginity. Stars Michael Cera, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, M. Emmit Walsh, Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, Mary Kay Place, and Portia Doubleday. Written by Gustin Nash and directed by Miguel Arteta.
Leap Year "Leap Year" rated pg
When another anniversary passes by without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Ann decides to follow him to Dublin where she can ask him to marry her on February 29th. Stars Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Maggie McCarthy, and Tony Rohr. Written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Directed by Anand Tucker.
Daybreakers "Daybreakers" rated r
After a plague turns most people into vampires, a researcher struggles to find a way to save what is left of humankind from extinction. Stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, and Sam Neill. Written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig.

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