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January
January 5

Adam [2009] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A man (Hugh Dancy) struggles with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that confuses communications and relationships. Adam's chosen form of escape from resulting tensions is his space suit and discussions of space exploration, his favorite topic. However, he meets an interesting teacher (Rose Byrne) and hopes to make a go of a relationship with her. Also with Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker, Karina Arroyave, Maddie Corman, Adam LeFevre, Wardlow and Mark Margolis. Directed by Max Mayer. [1:40]

Bright Star [2009] [PG] - 3.2.2
In 1818 23-year-old English poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), meets a fashion student (Abbie Cornish) and although they seem very different -- he misunderstands high fashion, while she does not grasp the literary arts -- they fall deeply, almost obsessively in love. However, illness and a possessive benefactor (Paul Schneider) interfere. Also with Olle Alexander, Thomas Sangster, Kerry Fox and Samuel Barnett. Directed by Jane Campion. [1:59]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [2009] [PG] - 1.3.1
From the time he was a young boy, an inventor (the voice of Bill Hader) living on a small island where fishing and selling sardines is the main source of income for the community, has been dreaming of making a difference. Unfortunately, nothing he comes up with works the way he intended. However, when the market for sardines dries up, he is determined to create a machine that will convert water into food. Also with the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and Bobb'e J. Thompson. Directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord. [1:21]

The Final Destination [2009] [R] - 7.10.5
A man (Bobby Campo) sitting in the audience at a car racetrack has a vision, seeing many of the people seated around him dying in gruesome ways. Moments later his vision comes true, but he is able to save is friends and a few other people nearby. Soon, however, the people who survived begin dying in horrible accidents. Also with Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Justin Welborn, Stephanie Honore and Lara Grice. Directed by David R. Ellis. [1:22]

10 Things I Hate About You [1999] - 4.3.4
In order for a smitten high school boy to take out the girl of his dreams, he must find someone brave enough to date her older, temperamental sister. Based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." With Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, Andrew Keegan, Larry Miller, David Leisure, Susan May Pratt and Gabrielle Union. [1:30]

January 12

Amreeka [2009] [PG-13] - 2.4.5
A single mother (Nisreen Faour), who leaves occupied Palestine with her teenage son (Melkar Muallem), dreams of a new future in America. After settling in suburban Illinois the two struggle with looking for a job, racism, and the conflict between their desire to maintain their ethnic identity while at the same time assimilating in their new country. Also with Hiam Abbass and Alia Shawkat. Directed by Cherien Dabis. Partially in Arabic with English subtitles. [1:37]

Fame [2009] [PG] - 4.2.4
This remake of the 1980 film and subsequent TV series follows the stories of victory and sorrow in the lives of a group of teens who hope to eventually star on Broadway and television. The principal (Debbie Allen) of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts provides a guiding hand with the help of teachers (Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth) while competition is keen in both the arts and love. Also with Megan Mullally, Charles S. Dutton, Paul Iacono, Naturi Naughton, Kherington Payne, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Paul McGill, Asher Book and Kristy Flores. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen. [1:47]

Halloween II [2009] [R] - 8.10.10
Sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the eponymous 1970's horror film: A young woman (Scout Taylor-Compton) is shocked when she realizes that she's Michael Myers' younger sister. When Myers stages a blood-soaked family reunion, she has to decide between her family and her life. Also with Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Chris Hardwick, Mark Christopher-Lawrence, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, Malcolm McDowell, Daeg Faerch, Danielle Harris, Ezra Buzzington, Chase Wright Vanek and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Directed by Rob Zombie. [1:41]

Moon [2009] [R] - 5.7.8
An astronaut (Sam Rockwell) is stationed on the moon fulfilling a three-year contract to operate a corporate-owned lunar mining station. Accompanied only by a robotic assistant (voiced by Kevin Spacey), he battles the effects of loneliness and isolation. What he doesn't anticipate is the disturbing discovery of who his replacement actually is, and that his home on Earth is farther away than he ever imagined. Also with Dominique McElligott. Directed by Duncan Jones. [1:37]

Post Grad [2009] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A college grad (Alexis Bledel) had it all planned out -- great grades, great college and great job. However, when things don't go her way after she graduates, she has to move back home with her eccentric family (Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch and Carol Burnett) and start from scratch. Also with Zach Gilford and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Vicky Jenson. [1:29]

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself [2009] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
After Madea (Tyler Perry) catches three kids trying to break into her house, she sets out to take them back to the only family they have, their wayward aunt (Taraji P. Henson), who at first wants nothing to do with the children. However, she changes her mind with a little influence from a helpful handyman (Adam Rodriguez) and the positive influence of the local church. Also with Brian J. White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Marvin Winans, Frederick Siglar, Kwesi Boakye and Randall Taylor. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:53]

January 19

Che: Part One [2008] [R] - 2.7.5
Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), under the guidance and direction of Fidel Castro, organizes a guerilla army and defeats the Batista regime in 1950s Cuba. Also with Julia Ormond, Demian Bichir, Alejandro Ramirez, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. In Spanish with English subtitles. [2:06]

Che: Part Two [2009] [R] - 1.8.5
Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) leads guerillas after the Cuban revolution into 1960s Bolivia. Also with Demian Bichir, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Lou Diamond Phillips and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. In Spanish with English subtitles. [2:11]

The Invention of Lying [2009] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
In an alternate reality where people are unable to lie, life is hard for an unattractive, unsuccessful man (Ricky Gervais). However, when he realizes he's the only person who has the ability to state something that's not true and be believed, a whole slew of opportunities open up for him. Also with Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe and Tina Fey. Directed by Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson. [1:39]

Pandorum [2009] [R] - 2.8.8
After awaking in a space station after a long period of time, an astronaut (Ben Foster) tries to piece together what might have happened while he was asleep. He finds a few survivors, and together they try to save themselves and the ship from strange creatures that want to eat them. Also with Dennis Quaid, Cam Gigandet, Norman Reedus and Cung Le. Directed by Christian Alvart. [1:48]

Whiteout [2009] [R] - 7.8.5
A remote base is in Antarctic is threatened by a huge storm and must evacuate. As the storm approaches though, a body is discovered on the ice and the base's Marshal (Kate Beckinsale) must sort out the details of what happened. Also with Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt, Columbus Short, Alex O'Loughlin, Shawn Doyle and Joel S. Keller. Directed by Dominic Sena. [1:41]

January 26

The Boys Are Back [2009] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
After his wife dies unexpectedly, a man (Clive Owen) must quickly shift into the role of sole caregiver to his six-year old son. When his teenage son from a previous marriage shows up to stay for the summer, he must now juggle being a widowed, single father to two, while dealing with his own grief. Also with Laura Fraser, Emma Booth and George MacKay. Directed by Scott Hicks. [1:44]

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell [2009] [R] - 8.5.10
A man insists on taking his friend out of town to a strip club for his bachelor party, against the wishes of the bride-to-be. However, he ends up abandoning him and being uninvited to the wedding. With Matt Czuchry, Jesse Bradford, Geoff Stults and Keri Lynn Pratt. Directed by Bob Gosse. [1:45]

Michael Jackson: This Is It [2009] [PG] - 3.3.1
Documentary of rehearsals prior to the late Michael Jackson's long awaited return to the stage. Also with Daniel Celebre, Shannon Holtzapffel and Charles Klapow. Directed by Kenny Ortega. [1:51]

Surrogates [2009] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
After humans create robotic surrogates to represent themselves and are thus able to live in near-isolation in the safety of their own homes an FBI agent (Bruce Willis) has to shed his own robot surrogate in order to investigate a series of murders that have disturbed their safe and perfect utopia. Also with Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, James Francis Ginty, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Jack Noseworthy, Devin Ratray, Michael Cudlitz and Helena Mattsson. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. [1:44]

Whip It [2009] [PG-13] - 5.6.4
A high school girl (Ellen Paige) finds herself drawn to the bruising and bashing of Roller Derby, rather than the gowns and crowns her beauty-pageant obsessed mother (Marcia Gay Harden) has in mind for her. Also with Kirsten Wiig, Zoe Bell, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Alia Shawkat, Eve and Jimmy Falon. Directed by Drew Barrymore. [1:51]

February
February 2

Adam [2009] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A man (Hugh Dancy) struggles with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that confuses communications and relationships. Adam's chosen form of escape from resulting tensions is his space suit and discussions of space exploration, his favorite topic. However, he meets an interesting teacher (Rose Byrne) and hopes to make a go of a relationship with her. Also with Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker, Karina Arroyave, Maddie Corman, Adam LeFevre, Wardlow and Mark Margolis. Directed by Max Mayer. [1:40]

Amelia [2009] [PG] - 4.3.3
Biopic with Hilary Swank staring as the renowned mid-20th century aviator, Amelia Earhart, who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic and endeavored to circumnavigate the globe but was lost at sea. Also with Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Abrams. Directed by Mira Nair. [1:51]

Love Happens [2009] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A widower (Aaron Eckhart) writes a book teaching people how to cope with the death of a loved one and becomes an overnight self-help guru, but cannot seem to help himself deal with the loss of his own wife. After running into a freewheeling woman (Jennifer Aniston) while giving one of his seminars, she teaches him how to truly help himself. Also with Dan Fogler, John Carroll Lynch, Martin Sheen, Judy Greer and France Conroy. Directed by Brandon Camp. [1:49]

Zombieland [2009] [R] - 4.8.8
After the planet has been overrun by a virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies, there are just a handful of uninfected humans left (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) and they try to make their way across the country to find a place free of zombies. Also with Amber Heard and Bill Murray. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. [1:21]

February 9

Couples Retreat [2009] [PG-13] - 6.4.4
Four couples take a long-awaited vacation on a tropical island, but soon realize that the highly acclaimed resort is not what they expected: One couple is there to work on improving their marriage, but the others are there simply to have fun, and don't know that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional. With Malin Akerman, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, Jean Reno and Carlos Ponce. Directed by Peter Billingsley. [1:47]

A Serious Man [2009] [R] - 7.4.7
Michael Stuhlbarg stars as a 1960s Minnesota physics professor, whose wife (Sari Lennick) leaves him for one of his arrogant friends (Fred Malemed). The split is blamed on his gambling brother (Richard Kind), who lives on their couch, while his teen children (Aaron Wolff and Jessica McManus) goof off at school and seek plastic surgery and drugs as hobbies. Also with Adam Arkin, Fyvush Finkel, Amy Landecker, Peter Breitmayer, Alan Mandell, Stephen Park, Allen L. Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, Ronald Schultz, Raye Birk, Jane Hammill, Claudia Wilkens, Simon Helberg, James Cada, Michael Lernerand and George Wyner. Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. [1:45]

The Stepfather [2009] [PG-13] - 5.7.5
A divorced woman (Sela Ward) meets a man (Dylan Walsh) in a grocery store who appears to be considerate and is immediately smitten. After becoming engaged and moving in together, her eldest son (Penn Badgley) returns from military school and is skeptical of the man's sincerity; he tries to find out more about him and the truth is eventually uncovered with fatal consequences. Also with Amber Heard, Sherry Stringfield, Paige Turco, Jon Tenney and Nancy Linehan Charles. Directed by Nelson McCormick. [1:41]

The Time Traveler's Wife [2009] [PG-13] - 6.5.4
A love story about a man (Eric Bana) with a genetic mutation that causes him to time travel and how his wife (Rachel McAdams) learns to love him in the past, present and future, while dealing with the unpredictability of his absences. Also with Ron Livingston, Jane McLean, Arliss Howard and Stephen Tobolowsky. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [1:48]

February 16

Coco Before Chanel [2009] [PG-13] - 5.2.4
French biopic detailing the humble beginnings of legendary fashion designer, Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou), revealing her journey from orphan to cultural icon. Also with Benoit Poelvoorde and Alessandro Nivola. Directed by Anne Fontaine. In French with English subtitles. [1:50]

Good Hair [2009] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
Documentary with Chris Rock looking at all aspects of the African-American hair care industry: He speaks with celebrities and interviews customers, stylists, and owners of barbershops and beauty shops, hair labs and hair weave manufacturing plants in India. Also with Nia Long, Al Sharpton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Raven Simone, Ice-T, Maya Angelou, Paul Mooney and Salt-N-Pepa. Directed by Jeff Stilson. [1:35]

Law Abiding Citizen [2009] [R] - 6.9.9
A man (Gerard Butler) watches his wife and young daughter murdered by intruders, and then watches as the justice system frees the culprit. Unable to handle the injustice, he decides to take matters into his own hands and help the DA (Jamie Foxx) appreciate how political ambition can be contrary to delivering retribution. Also with Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby, Gregory Itzin, Regina Hall, Christian Stolte, Annie Corely, Richard Portnow and Viola Davis. Directed by F. Gary Gray. [2:02]

February 23

The Box [2009] [PG-13] - 2.6.3
A mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) offers a woman (Cameron Diaz) and her husband (James Marsden) a box with a button and tells them that if they push the button they will receive a million dollars, but someone they do not know will have to die. Also with James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne, Gillian Jacobs, Celia Weston and Deborah Rush. Directed by Richard Kelly. [1:56]

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant [2009] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
Film adaptation of the young adult fiction series "The Saga of Darren Shan": a young man (Chris Massoglia) finds himself in a difficult situation since he has to become a half-vampire to save the life of his best friend (Josh Hutcherson). After being taken under the wing of a vampire (John C. Reilly), he begins to discover the pros and cons of vampire immortality. Also with Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayak, Jane Krakowski and Ken Watanabe. Directed by Paul Weitz. [1:48]

The Damned United [2009] [R] - 2.5.9
A fictionalized interpretation of Brian Clough's (Michael Sheen) 44-day tenure as manager of Leeds United, based on David Peace's best selling novel "The Damn Utd." Realizing that he had alienated himself from his former colleagues, including his former assistant (Timothy Spall), he begins to reevaluate his actions and decisions. Also with Jim Broadbent, Henry Goodman and Maurice Roeves. Directed by Tom Hooper. [1:38]

Everybody's Fine [2009] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
A widower (Robert De Niro) becomes frustrated when his children seem too busy to see him. Hence, he decides to surprise each one of them with an unannounced visit. But, making his way across the country to see them uncovers some truths about their relationship and their lives. Also with Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Lucian Maisel and Ken Sladyk. Directed by Kirk Jones. [1:35]

The Informant! [2009] [R] - 2.2.5
Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) is a biochemist at corn syrup producing company ADM, who becomes a whistleblower by informing the FBI about an international price-fixing scheme. Dreaming of being hailed a hero and taking over ADM, he agrees to a phone tap, wears a wire, and carries a hidden tape recorder, but his stories to his FBI handler (Scott Bakula), his attorneys, his wife, and the media keep changing. Based on a true story. Also with Joel McHale, Mike O'Malley, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson and Andrew Daly. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:50]

Motherhood [2009] [PG-13] - 5.2.5
A day in the life of a harried Manhattan mother (Uma Thurman) who desperately tries to raise her two young children, as well as keep alive her dreams of doing something more with her life. Also with Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. [1:30]

Sorority Row [2009] [R] - 7.8.7
When a prank goes horribly wrong the sisters of Theta Pi sorority take a vow of silence and solidarity that plagues them until their final night at the sorority house when one by one, each one of those involved, is attacked with gruesome results. With Teri Andrzejewski , Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Carrie Fisher, Julian Morris, Margo Harshman, Audrina Patridge, Matthew O'Leary, Debra Gordon, Matt Lanter and Rick Applegate. Directed by Stewart Hendler. [1:40]

March
March 2

Ponyo [2009] [G] - 0.3.2
Animated feature set in the seas of Japan, where a young girl-fish hybrid (voiced by Noah Cyrus) sets out to become a real human girl. She washes up on shore in a pickle jar, befriends a five-year-old boy (voiced by Frankie Jonas) after he saves her, and as the boy and the fish fall in love, they search for the magic required to make their relationship real on land and under the sea. Also with the voices of Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Selena Gomez, Cloris Leachman, Betty White and Lily Tomlin. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter & Brad Lewis. Originally in Japanese, dubbed in English. [1:41]

2012 [2009] [PG-13] - 3.7.5
Disaster movie postulating that an ancient Mayan prediction about the world coming to an end in 2012, will come true even earlier. As humanity struggles to survive the global cataclysm, a single dad (John Cusack) finds himself in a unique situation, which might allow him to save his family. Also with Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Roland Emmerich. [2:38]

Where the Wild Things Are [2009] [PG] - 1.4.1
In this adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic, a rambunctious boy (Max Record), feeling misunderstood at home, lashes out against his mother (Catherine Kenner) and runs away to a world he has created for himself: Surrounded by monsters that crown him their king, he rules his new family, until he realizes that he misses his own family. Also with the voices of James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker and Paul Dano. Directed by Spike Jonez. [1:34]

March 9

Capitalism: A Love Story [2009] [R] - 0.4.5
Michael Moore documentary outlining the infatuation the American people have with capitalism, and how large corporations and the banking industry are controlling the government and making sure laws allow them to maximize profits at the expense of ordinary people. [2:07]

Old Dogs [2009] [PG] - 4.4.4
Longtime pals and business partners (John Travolta and Robin Williams) run into unexpected obstacles when the ex-wife of one of the men (Kelly Preston) shows up with 7-year-old twins, and kids and dogs overwhelm the two men and disrupt their business negotiations. Also with Seth Green, Matt Dillon, Justin Long, Bernie Mac and Rita Wilson. Directed by Walt Becker. [1:30]

Planet 51 [2009] [PG] - 3.3.2
When an astronaut (the voice of Dwayne Johnson) lands on a presumably uninhabited planet and finds a population of aliens, he needs help to get back to his spaceship or he'll be marooned. Because they fear that he is there to harm them, the only one who is willing to help him is a young alien teen (voice of Justin Long), who really just wants to get on with his life. Also with the voices of Gary Oldman, John Cleese, Freddie Benedict, Jessica Biel and Seann William Scott. Directed by Jorge Blanco. [1:31]

Precious [2009] [R] - 8.8.10
Tyler Perry's and Oprah Winfrey's movie adaptation of the novel "Push" by Sapphire, an emotional journey into the life of a young, illiterate, overweight and pregnant teenager (Gabourey Sidibe) who has endured a life of sexual abuse and incest. She enrolls in an alternative school that pushes her life into a new direction. Also with Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd and Lenny Kravtiz. Directed by Lee Daniels. [1:49]

Up in the Air [2009] [R] - 6.2.7
A film adaptation of Walter Kim's book "Up in the Air," about a corporate downsizer (George Clooney), who constantly travels around the country from one assignment to another. He is confronted with the lack of purpose and companionship in his life when his company grounds him and he no longer has to spend 320 days a year in the air. Also with Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Bateman. Directed by Jason Reitman. [1:49]

March 16

Armored [2009] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
A group of armored car guards plans what they think is the perfect crime, which will involve "no bad guys." When the heist goes wrong and a man is killed, the group begins to turn on each other. With Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Fred Ward, Milo Ventimiglia, Skeet Ulrich, Columbus Short and Andre Jamal Kinney. Directed by Nimrod Antal. [1:25]

Astro Boy [2009] [PG] - 1.4.1
A brilliant scientist, who has developed a robot technology that he envisions being used to help humanity, is convinced to share his creation with a power-hungry politician who wants to use robots as a weapon. When the scientist's young son is killed during the testing, he is determined to build a new robotic boy in his likeness. But he realizes that seeing the boy robot only makes his grief deeper, and the boy robot ends up abandoned in a junkyard where he befriends humans left behind when almost everyone abandoned the planet surface for a spiffy new home hovering in the sky. With the voices of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by David Bowers. [1:34]

Broken Embraces [2009] [R] - 8.4.5
Drama that centers around a blind writer (Lluis Homar) as he uncovers his torrid past: His life is filled with flashbacks that relate a story of unscrupulous power, guilt, and love. Also with Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo and Jose Luis Gomez. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles. [2:08]

Did You Hear About the Morgans? [2009] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A husband and his wife (Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker), separated because of the husband's infidelity, find themselves in the witness protection plan after having witnessed a murder. Apart from being transplanted to a remote town in Wyoming, they must also live under the same roof and come to terms with their imminent divorce. Also with Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly and Wilford Brimley. Directed by Marc D. Lawrence. [1:43]

The Fourth Kind [2009] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
Based on 40 years of alleged UFO sightings, radar anomolies and unexplained human disappearances in northern Alaska, this film follows a psychotherapist (Milla Jojovich) as she investigates sleep disturbances and UFO sightings with the help of her mentor (Elias Koteas) and a local sheriff (Will Patton). The film mixes allegedly real footage of alien abductees with re-enactments by actors. Also with Corey Johnson, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Enzo Cilenti, Daphne Alexander, Alisha Seaton, Tyne Rafaeli and Mia McKenna Bruce. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. [1:38]

Ninja Assassin [2009] [R] - 3.10.6
A clan of warriors takes in orphans and trains them to be ruthless assassins. When one boy grows to adulthood, he questions the leader and acts against the clan, and soon he has to fight his former comrades. With Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles and Rick Yune. Directed by James McTeigue. [1:39]

The Princess and the Frog [2009] [G] - 3.3.1
A modern 2-D animated adaptation of the classic fairytale set in the French Quarter of New Orleans: A prince has been transformed into a frog by an evil voodoo magician and when he mistakenly gets kissed by a non-princess, rather than turning back into a human, she is turned into a frog as well. Together, the two journey with a musical alligator and a heartsick firefly. With the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, and Jenifer Lewis, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jimmy Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Ritchie Montgomery, Terrence Howard and John Goodman. Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. [1:35]

March 20

The Twilight Saga: New Moon [2009] [PG-13] - 5.7.3
The second installment of Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" saga has Bella (Kristen Stewart) recovering from a near-fatal vampire bite. After another brush with death, Edward (Robert Pattinson) decides he must leave and a heartbroken Bella comforts herself with her friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Also with Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Dakota Fanning. Directed by Chris Weitz. [2:10]

March 23

The Blind Side [2009] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
An African-American teen is accepted into an exclusive school based on the promise of his performance in sports. When it is discovered that he is homeless and spends his nights in the gym, a local woman takes it upon herself to welcome him into her home and her family. Based on a true story. Also with Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon and Kathy Bates. Directed by John Lee Hancock. [2:08]

Fantastic Mr. Fox [2009] [PG] - 1.4.3
Animated feature about Mr. Fox (George Clooney), who's well known for his incomparable chicken catching skills but promises his wife (Meryl Streep) he'll give it up and become a newspaper man. After some time passes, he is frustrated and longs for adventure, so with the help of his opossum friend (Wallace Wolodarsky) begins to plan one last, big catch. Also with the voices of Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson. Directed by Wes Anderson. [1:28]

The Men Who Stare at Goats [2009] [R] - 6.5.7
A recently jilted newspaper man (Ewan McGregor) follows a far fetched story about an elite group of U.S. service men trained by the military in psychic warfare that includes mind-over-matter techniques. Also with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Mader, Stephen Lang, Nick Offerman, Tim Griffin and Waleed Zuaiter. Directed by Grant Heslov. [1:33]

March 30

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel [2009] [PG] - 2.3.2
Alvin and the Chipmunks find themselves without Dave when he is injured and must recuperate in the hospital, and so end up staying with Dave's slacker cousin who couldn't be less interested in them and sends them to school. There they must deal with the bullies on the football team, try to save the music department from budget cuts and do an all or nothing throw-down against the Chipettes. Also with Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Wendie Malick and the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. Directed by Betty Thomas. [1:28]

An Education [2009] [PG-13] - 6.1.4
Set in London in 1961, this coming-of-age story involves a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl (Carey Mulligan) who is seduced by a charming thirtyish playboy (Peter Sarsgaard) and learns more than she bargains for about love, life and herself. Based on the memoir of Lynn Barber. Also with Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike. Directed by Lone Scherfig. [1:40]

Sherlock Holmes [2009] [PG-13] - 4.7.2
A reinterpretation of the Sherlock Holmes character as a brilliant swashbuckler, with Robert Downey Jr. in the title role and Jude Law as his friend Dr. Watson. The game is afoot when an executed criminal (Mark Strong) seems to have come back to life and threatens to rule Britain by using magic. Also with Rachel McAdams, Eddie Marsan, Geraldine James and Kelly Reilly. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [2:08]

April
April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans [2009] [R] - 8.8.10
A police detective (Nicolas Cage) serving in post-Katrina New Orleans becomes addicted to prescription pain medication after being injured in the line of duty, and quickly starts using street drugs. As he investigates the murder of a family of Senegalese immigrants, he's compromised by his addictions to drugs and gambling, and his criminal associations. Also with Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Brad Dourif and Xzibit. Directed by Werner Herzog. [2:01]

The Collector [2009] [R] - 6.10.6
A handyman and ex-con (Josh Stewart) attempts to burglarize his employer's home, but instead encounters a house full of deadly traps. Becoming a reluctant hero, he has to save the family he planned to rob. Also with Madeline Zima, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernandez and Robert Wisdom. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. [1:26]

April 13

Pirate Radio [2009] [R] - 7.3.8
A young man (Tom Sturridge) is sent by his mother to live with his godfather (Bill Nighy), who also happens to run a pirate radio station aboard a ship in the North Sea, blasting outlawed rock music to 1960's Britain. Also with Kenneth Branagh, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Nick Frost. Directed by Richard Curtis. [2:14]

April 20

Crazy Heart [2009] [R] - 6.3.6
An alcoholic, lonesome, road-weary country singer (Jeff Bridges) meets a journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal) while on tour and learns why a lifetime of narcissism can leave you empty-handed and heartbroken. Also with Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Jack Nation and James Keane. Directed by Scott Cooper. [1:51]

The Lovely Bones [2009] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
A 14-year-old girl is murdered by her neighbor, but her spirit continues to move amongst her family and friends unseen and unheard by most. She relates her own story, while trying to get someone to find her hidden body. Based on the novel by Alice Sebold. Also with Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan, Rose McIver, Carolyn Dando and Nikki SooHoo. Directed by Peter Jackson. [2:15]

April 22

Avatar [2009] [PG-13] - 5.7.4
Sci-fi epic set in the year 2154: Humanity has exhausted the Earth and are now mining planet Pandora, which has its own humanoid species, the peaceful Na'vi. A paraplegic war veteran (Sam Worthington) accepts as his mission to infiltrate the native population by assuming a genetically engineered Na'vi avatar, and soon finds his loyalty to his own species challenged. Also with Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel David Moore. Directed by James Cameron. [2:41]

April 27

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus [2009] [PG-13] - 6.5.5
Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) conducts a traveling show where he helps members of the audience indulge their imagination. Centuries earlier he made a deal with the Devil to become immortal, on the condition that when his daughter (Lily Cole) reached her 16th birthday he would have to surrender her. On the eve of her birthday, they find a man (Heath Ledger) hanging by the neck under a bridge and after saving him, a series of events are set in motion that brings unexpected results. Also with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Tom Waits, Andrew Garfield and Verne Troyer. Directed by Terry Gilliam. [2:02]

It's Complicated [2009] [R] - 7.2.4
After being divorced for ten years, a woman (Meryl Streep) has an affair with her now married (Alec Baldwin) former husband. This has repercussions for the budding romance with her architect (Steve Martin), as well as for her three grown children, and she has to sort through confusing emotions. Also with John Krasinski, Lake Bell, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Hunter Parrish, Mary Kay Place, Rita Wilson and Zoe Kazan. Directed by Nancy Meyers. [1:58]


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May

May 4

Leap Year [2009] [PG] - 3.3.4
It's February 29th, and a woman (Amy Adams) flies to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott), with whom she's lived for 4 years together. While he has never proposed, according to Irish tradition he must accept if she proposes on a leap day. However, inclement weather may wreck her plans, especially after meeting another man (Mathew Goode). Also with John Lithgow and Kaitlin Olson. Directed by Anand Tucker. [1:40]

Nine [2009] [PG-13] - 6.3.3
A once brilliant director (Daniel Day-Lewis) is preparing for his newest film, which he hopes will re-ignite his career. Unable to sleep, write or think, he's doubting himself, while also having to juggle life with both his mistress (Penelope Cruz) and his wife (Marion Cotillard). Also with Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren and Ricky Tognazzi. Directed by Rob Marshall. [1:58]

Tooth Fairy [2009] [PG] - 2.3.2
A professional hockey player nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy" (Dwayne Johnson) is summoned to a meeting with the Fairy Godmother (Julie Andrews) after telling a young girl that there is no such thing as the Tooth Fairy. He is then sentenced to two weeks of Tooth Fairy duty, for being a dream killer. Also with Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Sheckler, Seth MacFarlane, Chase Ellison and Destiny Whitlock. Directed by Michael Lembeck. [1:41]

May 11

Daybreakers [2009] [R] - 5.10.6
A minority of humans living in the year 2019 is hunted by the majority, that now consists of vampires who want to harvest their blood. After many years of harvesting and a dwindling human population, a hematologist (Ethan Hawke) is working against the clock to develop a blood alternative that will keep the vampire population from becoming violent. Also with Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Isabel Lucas, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Jay Laga'aia and Damien Garvey. Directed by Michael & Peter Spierig. [1:38]

Edge of Darkness [2010] [R] - 1.8.9
In this adaptation of a British television series, Mel Gibson stars as a Boston homicide detective whose daughter (Bojana Novakovic), a nuclear engineering intern, is murdered in connection with a secret project that may threaten national security. While searching for her assassin, he uncovers startling facts in Washington, D.C. that unravel dozens of clandestine operations. Also with Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts and Gbenga Akinnagbe. Directed by Martin Campbell. [1:55]

Legion [2009] [R] - 2.8.7
Several people living and working in a remote dessert diner are overwhelmed when strange things begin to happen: a man (Paul Bettany), who's actually an archangel, arrives telling them that God has decided to do away with humanity and a pregnant woman in their company is carrying the child that holds the promise of human redemption. Also with Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Scott Charles Stewart. [1:44]

May 18

Extraordinary Measures [2009] [PG] - 2.2.4
Based on a true story, this drama depicts the struggle of a couple (Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell) to encourage the development of a drug that would save their children from Pompe Disease, a fatal genetic disorder. Also with Harrison Ford, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez, Sam Hall, Jared Harris and Patrick Bauchau. Directed by Tom Vaughan. [1:45]

Invictus [2009] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
The true story of how in 1990 Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and the captain of the South African rugby team (Matt Damon) worked together on and off the field in an effort to bring the country together and begin the healing process after the end of apartheid. Also with Marguerite Wheatley, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster and Penny Downie. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:14]

The Messenger [2009] [R] - 8.6.7
A man (Ben Foster) returns home from combat duty after sustaining injuries and has 20 months remaining on his tour. After recovering, he is assigned to the Casualty Notification Team where he and another officer (Woody Harrelson) are tasked with informing the relatives of soldiers who have been killed in action. Also with Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker and Steve Buscemi. Directed by Oren Moverman. [1:45]

The Spy Next Door [2009] [PG] - 2.5.3
When a former CIA spy (Jackie Chan) volunteers to baby sit his girlfriend's kids for the weekend, he finds himself out of his element and surrounded by three kids that do not like him. After one of the kids mistakenly downloads a top-secret document, the agent's former nemesis comes after the family. Also with Madeline Carroll, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus and Amber Valletta. Directed by Brian Levant. [1:32]

Valentine's Day [2010] [PG-13] - 6.2.4
A look at how Valentine's Day effects several Los Angeles couples: some are already in relationships, others want to be in relationships, a few are ending relationships and still others discover more than they want about themselves and their partners. With Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Carter Jenkins, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Bryce Robinson. Directed by Garry Marshall. [1:57]

May 25

Dear John [2010] [PG-13] - 6.4.4
On leave from military service, a man (Channing Tatum) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) and the two weeks they spend together seem to seal their love for one another. When the 9/11 attacks inspire him to re-enlist for another two years, the two lovers must try to endure separation. Also with Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, D.J. Cotrona (II), Cullen Moss, Keith Robinson, Scott Porter and Leslea Fisher. Directed by Lasse Hallström. [1:42]

The Road [2009] [R] - 5.8.5
Based on a Cormac McCarthy novel: The world is in ruins after an apocalyptic event and a man and his son (Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee) struggle to survive and hold onto their humanity while making their way across a wasteland. Also with Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker and Charlize Theron. Directed by John Hillcoat. [1:53]

June

June 1

Alice in Wonderland [2010] [PG] - 2.5.1
The familiar Lewis Carroll tale is reinterpreted by being framed as the story of a grown-up Alice (Mia Wasikowska), who is manipulated into a marriage to a young man she does not love. When she runs away after he proposes during a party, she falls through a deep hole that brings her to the world of the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the Cheshire Cat and other magical characters. Also with Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Christopher Lee, Matt Lucas, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover and Alan Rickman. Directed by Tim Burton. [1:49]

The Wolfman [2010] [R] - 2.9.2
Upon returning home after the death of his brother, a man (Benicio Del Toro) is reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) and learns that an unseen monster has been killing and maiming villagers. When a werewolf bites him, he is cursed to face his own demons and his family's legacy. Also with Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Croft, Sam Hazeldine and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Joe Johnston. [2:05]

June 8

From Paris with Love [2010] [R] - 6.8.10
An ambitious government employee (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) working in Paris dreams of becoming a Secret Service agent and thinks he has finally gotten a promotion when he is assigned to accompany his new partner (John Travolta) and help with his mission. While the mission is unclear at the start, they slowly uncover a terrorist plot that may get them both killed. Also with Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden and Eric Godon. Directed by Pierre Morel. [1:35]

Shutter Island [2010] [R] - 7.9.6
Thriller set in 1954 about two U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) sent to Shutter Island, a remote island hospital for the criminally insane in Massachusetts, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. They quickly run into trouble when they find themselves being deceived by the hospital staff and administrators; the situation becomes even more perilous when a hurricane strikes the island, and the two officers become stranded and unable to communicate with anyone from the mainland. Also with Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow and Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Martin Scorsese. [2:18]

June 15

The Book of Eli [2009] [R] - 5.9.6
In a post-apocalyptic world, after a war has destroyed civilization and killed most of the human population, one man (Denzel Washington) walks alone through the desolate wasteland, fighting thugs and cannibals while protecting a copy of the Bible, which he thinks can save the world. Also with Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals and Evan Jones. Directed by Albert & Allen Hughes. [1:58]

When In Rome [2010] [PG-13] - 6.3.4
A New Yorker (Kristen Bell), who's ambitious and creative at her museum job, is a total failure at romance. While attending her younger sister's wedding in Rome, she steals five coins from a church fountain, and suddenly several men (Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Danny DeVito and Dax Shepard) begin to stalk her professing their love. Also with Anjelica Huston, Don Johnson, Alexis Dziena, Kate Micucci and Peggy Lipton. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. [1:31]

Youth in Revolt [2009] [R] - 8.5.8
Based on the eponymous novel: In order to win the girl of his dreams (Portia Doubleday) a wimpy teenager (Michael Cera) assumes the alter ego of Francois, a bad boy who breaks all the rules. Also with M. Emmett Walsh, Mary Kay Place, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Fred Willard, Justin Long and Jean Smart. Directed by Miguel Arteta. [1:30]

June 22

The Last Station [2009] [R] - 7.3.4
It's 1910 and celebrated Russian author Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) is dying. He has been arguing with both his wife (Helen Mirren), and his secretary and protégé (Paul Giamatti), his 13 children want his time, money and approval, and he's conflicted about a Christian anarchist movement that was started in his name. When he leaves his estate, he ends up at a railroad station in Southern Russia, where a crowd of reporters has gathered to file reports on his condition. Also with Anne-Marie Duff, James McAvoy, John Sessions and Patrick Kennedy IV. Directed by Michael Hoffman. [1:52]

Remember Me [2010] [PG-13] - 7.6.5
A man (Robert Pattinson) trying to make sense of his older brother's suicide and his estranged relationship with his father is arrested one night for trying to break up a fight on a NYC street. The arresting officer has a daughter (Emilie de Ravin) with whom he strikes up a friendship, but when their relationship evolves, his frustrations about life surface. Also with Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, Tate Ellington, Pierce Brosnan and Kate Burton. Directed by Allen Coulter. [1:53]

She's Out of My League [2010] [R] - 7.4.10
When an average guy (Jay Baruchel) begins a relationship with a beautiful and popular woman (Alice Eve), his lack of confidence, as well as the negative influence of his friends and family, lead to the end of the relationship -- or perhaps not. Also with Debra Jo Rupp, Krysten Ritter and Lindsay Sloane. Directed by Jim Field Smith. [1:44]

June 29

The Crazies [2010] [R] - 1.9.8
Something is causing the people of a small Iowa town to become violent, uncontrollable killers. Efforts to find out what is happening are halted by a military force and it seems there will be no way out of town and no cure. With Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Joe Reegan and Christie Lynn Smith. Directed by Breck Eisner. [1:41]

Green Zone [2010] [R] - 1.7.8
A U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (Matt Damon) deployed in Baghdad during the "Shock and Awe" stage of the Iraq war is sent on one mission after another to scout out areas identified as housing WMDs. After every one turns up nothing he begins to question the veracity of the intelligence reports and ultimately questions why the U.S. is even there. Also with Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Antoni Corone, Nicoye Banks, Bijan Daneshmand, Jerry Della Salla, Jason Isaacs, Brendan Gleeson, Igal Naor and Khalid Abdalla. Directed by Paul Greengrass. [1:55]

Hot Tub Time Machine [2010] [R] - 8.5.10
Three men (John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson), best friends in their youth, are reunited when one of them ends up in the hospital after an accident. Hoping to cheer the man up, they plan a trip to their favorite ski spot, but when they arrive, it becomes clear how disappointed they all are with the direction of their lives. They may get a second chance when while spending an evening sitting in a hot tub, they go back in time to the 1980s. Also with Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan, Crispin Glover, Chevy Chase, Sebastian Stan, Kellee Stewart, Charlie McDermott, Lyndsy Fonseca and Collette Wolfe. Directed by Steve Pink. [1:40]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010] [PG] - 3.6.3
A teen boy (Logan Lerman), troubled by his mother's relationship with an abusive man, feels out of place and angry. Then on a school trip to the museum, he begins to understand just how different he really is when he discovers that he's the son of the ancient Greek god Poseidon and he has inherited some of his father's superpowers. Based on the Rick Riordan fictional series. Also with Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman, Melina Kanakaredes and Julian Richings. Directed by Chris Columbus. [2:00]

The White Ribbon [2009] [R] - 6.6.4
In a pre-World War I German village, inexplicable violent events begin to take place: some seem like accidents, while others are obviously designed to cause damage and even death. A schoolteacher determines that the culprits are the village children, who are abused by their parents, and whose reaction is to become violent themselves. With Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Leonard Proxauf, Levin Henning, Johanna Busse, Thibault Sérié, Janina Fautz, Enno Trebs, Theo Trebs, Ulrich Tukur, Burghart Klaußner, Rainer Bock and Ernst Jacobi. Directed by Michael Haneke. In German with English subtitles. [2:24]

July

July 6

Brooklyn's Finest [2010] [R] - 9.9.10
Three New York City police officers (Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere and Don Cheadle) are dramatically transformed in the course of a chaotic week, after they become involved in a massive drug operation. Also with Wesley Snipes, Jesse Williams, Brian P. O'Byrne and Vincent D'Onofrio. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. [2:20]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [2010] [R] - 9.8.5
Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's eponymous best-selling novel, about a journalist and a young female hacker, who investigate a 35-year-old homicide and uncover the beginning of a series of gruesome murders. With Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Lena Endre. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In Swedish with English subtitles. [2:33]

A Single Man [2009] [R] - 6.4.4
Drama set in 1960s about a man (Colin Firth) who is notified that his lover of 16 years (Matthew Goode) has been killed in a car accident. The shock and the loneliness are more than he can bear and he continues playing the role of a straight-laced college professor, while being unsure of life will take him next. Also with Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult and Ginnifer Goodwin. Directed by Tom Ford. [1:39]

July 13

Bounty Hunter [2010] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A former police officer (Gerard Butler), who now works as a bounty hunter, is hired to bring his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston), an investigative reporter, to jail after she misses her court date. As they are pursued by different people, one of whom wants to kill them, they argue about their failed marriage, and their feelings for each other are reignited. Also with Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Garlin, Ritchie Coster, Cathy Moriarty, Peter Greene, Joel Marsh Garland, Dorian Missick and Christine Baranski. Directed by Andrew Tennant. [1:46]

Chloe [2010] [R] - 9.4.5
A woman (Julianne Moore) suspects that her husband (Liam Neeson) is being unfaithful and to test her theory hires a younger woman (Amanda Seyfried) to approach him and report back to her as to what he does. When things get more involved than expected and she wants to end the test, the other woman has different ideas. Also with Max Thieriot, R. H. Thomson and Nina Dobrev. Directed by Atom Egoyan. [1:36]

Greenberg [2010] [R] - 7.2.8
Ben Stiller stars as a man who has recently been released from a hospital after a mental breakdown. He comes to housesit for his brother, and while there, he meets his brother's personal assistant (Greta Gerwig). Although initially awkward with each other, they begin a relationship. Also with Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Messina, Susan Traylor, Merritt Wever, Emily Lacy and Zach Chassler. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:47]

Our Family Wedding [2010] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
An African-American man and a Hispanic woman (Lance Gross and America Ferrera) come home to tell their parents that they are going to get married. The news is not received well, and the wedding plans spiral out of control with both families vying for top billing. After a lot of soul searching and re-evaluation of their relationship, the couple comes to terms with the situation. Also with Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Anjelah Johnson, Diana-Maria Riva, Charlie Murphy, Fred Armisen, Regina King and Taye Diggs. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa. [1:30]

July 20

Cop Out [2010] [R] - 6.7.10
After two veteran NYC detectives (Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis) are suspended without pay, they find themselves in more trouble when one of them has a rare baseball card stolen. To find justice, and the $84,000 card, they put themselves back on the streets and end up accomplishing more than they thought possible. Also with Adam Brody, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jason Lee and Seann William Scott, Kevin Pollak, Ana De La Reguera, Guillermo Diaz, Rashida Jones and Juan Carlos Hernández. Directed by Kevin Smith. [1:47]

The Losers [2010] [PG-13] - 6.7.5
A special forces team refuses to execute an order that will result in the death of many children and when the helicopter they were supposed to have been on blows up, they are presumed dead. Now they must figure out a way to get home and exact revenge on the man who betrayed them. With Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric and Holt McCallany. Directed by Sylvain White. [1:38]

The Runaways [2010] [R] - 8.4.10
A look at the creation and demise of the first girl band, the 1970's rock-and-roll group The Runaways, which brought together famous female rockers Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) and Leta Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton). Also with Michael Shannon and Stella Maeve. Directed by Floria Sigismondi. [1:49]

July 27

Clash of the Titans [2010] [PG-13] - 4.7.1
Loosely based on the ancient Greek myth of Perseus (Sam Worthington), an illegitimate son of the god Zeus, who grows up as an ordinary fisherman, only to be thrust in a quest to save the city of Argos from a sea monster. To do so he has to travel to the underworld and bring back the head of Medusa, which is reputed to turn into stone any living creature that merely looks at it. Filmed previoulsy in 1982. Also with Pete Postlethwaite, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson and Danny Huston. Directed by Louis Leterrier. [1:50]

Repo Men [2010] [R] - 7.8.8
In the near future, computerized body parts are available on credit, but since not everyone can pay their bill, company repossession agents are ready to take back transplanted body parts by force. When the top repo man (Jude Law) is stricken by a job-related heart attack, his company supplies him with a new heart, and when he's unable to make payments, his old partner (Forest Whitaker) comes after him, to repossess the organ. Also with Alice Braga, Liev Schrieber, Carice Van Houten and Chandler Canterbury. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik. [1:51]

August

August 3

Diary of a Wimpy Kid [2010] [PG] - 3.4.3
Based on the popular book series by Jeff Kinney: The first days of middle school are making a boy (Zachary Gordon) a nervous wreck. What is he supposed to do? Listen to his older bother, his mother, or his best friend? He thinks he knows better and winds up being the most unpopular kid in school. Also with Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick and Chloe Grace Moretz. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. [1:33]

The Ghost Writer [2010] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
After a ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) is hired to write the autobiography of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan), he uncovers a secret that puts him, and the recent history and reputation of the country, at risk. Also with Kim Cattrall, Jim Belushi and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roman Polanski. [2:08]

Kick-Ass [2010] [R] - 7.9.10
A high school student and comic book fan (Aaron Johnson) is tired of his unremarkable life and decides to become a real-life superhero, despite the fact that he possesses no extraordinary powers, abilities or training. Inadvertently, he ends up as the target of a crime boss (Mark Strong), but to his assistance come a middle-aged man (Nicolas Cage) and 11-year-old daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz), a duo of costumed vigilantes who actually know how to shoot guns, wield knives and throw punches. Also with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Garrett M. Brown. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. [1:47]

A Prophet [2010] [R] - 8.7.7
French film about a young Arab sent to prison, where he quickly advances through the underground prison criminal system and becomes a mafia kingpin. With Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup. Directed by Jacques Audiard. In French with English subtitles. [2:29]

To Save a Life [2010] [PG-13] - 6.5.4
After his childhood friend dies tragically, a high school senior (Randy Wayne) finds his once all-star life going in a different direction, and he turns to Christianity for guidance. Also with Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel and Steven Crowder. Directed by Brian Baugh. [2:00]

August 10

Date Night [2010] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
When bored suburban parents (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) head to New York City for a romantic evening to kick-start their marriage, a case of mistaken identity leads to a night that is anything but ordinary as they try to evade mobsters, as well as corrupt cops. Also with James Franco and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Shawn Levy. [1:28]

Death at a Funeral [2010] [R] - 5.5.9
Remake of the eponymous 2007 British film: A family gathers for the funeral of their patriarch, and the deceased's sons (Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence) are already bickering incessantly, when a man (Peter Dinklage) shows up claiming to be their father's secret lover, and drug-induced hallucinations, blackmail threats, and general chaos ensues. Also with Keith David, Loretta Devine, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Ron Glass, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson and Kevin Hart. Directed by Neil LaBute. [1:30]

The Joneses [2009] [R] - 7.4.5
When a picture perfect family (David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard and Ben Hollingsworth) moves into a new suburban neighborhood, they quickly become the envy of everyone. That is, until it is revealed that they are not a real family, just four unrelated people commissioned by a marketing company to pitch luxury products to neighborhoods around the world. Also with Gary Cole, Glenne Headly and Lauren Hutton. Directed by Derrick Borte. [1:36]

August 17

Furry Vengeance [2010] [PG] - 2.4.1
A real estate developer (Brendan Fraser) moves his family to the Oregon wilderness and is given the task to develop the woodlands into a new suburb. However, the forest animals have other plans. Also with Brooke Shields, Ken Jeong, Angela Kinsey, Dick Van Dyke, Samantha Bee and Matt Prokop. Directed by Roger Kumble. [1:32]

The Last Song [2010] [PG] - 3.3.3
Based on the eponymous novel by Nicholas Sparks: a rebellious teen (Miley Cyrus) from a broken home is sent to a small, Georgia beach town to spend the summer with her father (Greg Kinnear), who struggles to reconnect with her and share their mutual love of music. Also with Kelly Preston and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. [1:47]

Me and Orson Welles [2009] [PG-13] - 3.3.4
When a teenager (Zac Efron) happens upon a role in Orson Welles' (Christian McKay) Mercury Theatre opening of "Julius Caesar" during a whirlwind week in 1937, he learns that not all is fair in love and theater. Also with Claire Danes, Zoe Kazan and Ben Chaplin. Directed by Richard Linklater. [1:54]

August 24

The Back-up Plan [2010] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
When a single woman in her late 30s (Jennifer Lopez) goes through artificial insemination to become pregnant, her husband-less world actually seems complete. That is, until she meets the man of her dreams (Alex O'Loughlin) on that very same day. Also with Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen and Anthony Anderson. Directed by Alan Poul. [1:48]

City Island [2009] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
A corrections officer (Andy Garcia), and secretly an aspiring actor, is the head of his family in City Island, a small fishing community in the Bronx. During an eventful week, when he brings home a young ex-con, the entire family is turned upside down, when they finally have to share their secrets with each other. Also with Julianna Margulies and Steven Strait. Directed by Raymond De Felitta. [1:40]

August 31

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? [2010] [PG-13] - 5.4.4
Four couples prepare to gather for their annual "Why Did I Get Married" retreat, where secrets and surprises are unveiled. With Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba, Richard T. Jones, Lamman Rucker, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Louis Gossett Jr. and Cicely Tyson. Directed by Perry. [2:01]


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September

September 7

Killers [2010] [PG-13] - 6.6.5
After three years of marriage, a wife's (Katherine Heigl) idyllic suburban life is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband (Ashton Kutcher) used to be a trained assassin before they met. When the couple discovers that someone in their neighborhood has been contracted to kill them, they must work together to save their lives and their marriage. Also with Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Kevin Sussman and Katheryn Winnick. Directed by Robert Luketic. [1:40]

MacGruber [2010] [R] - 8.9.8
Based on the SNL skit about former Special Agent MacGruber (Will Forte) who, at the request of the US Army, reunites with a member of his old Special Ops team (Kristen Wiig) and a new companion (Ryan Phillippe) to combat his archenemy, Dieter von Cunth (Val Kilmer), who is planning on firing a nuclear warhead at the White House and sending the USA into a nuclear winter. Also with Maya Rudolph. Directed by Jorma Taccone. [1:38]

September 14

Just Wright [2010] [PG] - 4.1.3
A thirty-something, single woman (Queen Latifah) is frustrated by losing men to beautiful women who have little besides looks to share with them. While she advances in her career as a physical therapist and lands a job with an injured NBA star player (Common), she's convinced that eventually she'll meet the right man. Spending their time together during his recovery, they both realize that their feelings are more than professional, but his pretty ex-fiancée (Paula Patton) returns and that changes everything. Also with Michael Landes and Pam Grier. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. [1:51]

Letters to Juliet [2010] [PG] - 3.1.2
When an American girl (Amanda Seyfried) finds herself in the hometown of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," she stumbles upon a heartbreaking "Letter to Juliet" written more than fifty years ago. When she responds, she uncovers more than just one love story. Also with Gael Garcia Bernal, Christopher Egan and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Gary Winick. [1:44]

Me and Orson Welles [2009] [PG-13] - 3.3.4
When a teenager (Zac Efron) happens upon a role in Orson Welles' (Christian McKay) Mercury Theatre opening of "Julius Caesar" during a whirlwind week in 1937, he learns that not all is fair in love and theater. Also with Claire Danes, Zoe Kazan and Ben Chaplin. Directed by Richard Linklater. [1:54]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [2010] [PG-13] - 3.7.2
Inspired by the eponymous video game: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an adopted son of the King of Persia, who ends up teaming up with a mysterious princess and Persia's rival (Gemma Arterton) in order to prevent a vengeful leader from destroying the world by transforming everyone into fierce demons. Also with Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina and Steve Toussaint. Directed by Mike Newell. [1:56]

September 21

Robin Hood [2010] [PG-13] - 4.7.3
In late 12th century England, a humble archer (Russell Crowe) returns from the Third Crusades and poses as a deceased knight, Sir Robin of Loxley. The Loxley family and the widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) welcome the deception, since it will allow them to keep their property. The new Sir Robin then goes on to protect Nottingham and England from despotic rulers and foreign conspiracies, and to do so he eventually becomes an outlaw and sets up his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest. Also with Mark Addy, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, William Hurt and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:28]

The Secret in Their Eyes [2010] [R] - 8.7.7
Argentinean drama, set in 1999: A retired justice (Ricardo Darin) sets out to write a novel based on a 1974 rape and murder case he had investigated. In flashbacks, he meets the victim's husband (Pablo Rago) and agrees to help him find the murderer, with help from a former colleague (Guillermo Francella) and a court official (Soledad Villamil). Also with Carla Quevedo, Javier Godino and Mario Alarcon. Directed by Juan Campanella. In Spanish with English subtitles. [2:07]

September 28

Babies [2010] [PG] - 5.2.0
A documentary journey through the lives of four babies as they experience their first year. The children are Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia, Bayarjargal, who lives with his family in Mongolia, Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie, who lives with her family stateside in San Francisco. Directed by Thomas Balmès. [1:19]

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [2010] [R] - 8.2.3
Igor Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen) attends the debut of his ballet "The Rite of Spring" in 1913 Paris, and Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis) attends in her latest dress creation, wishing to liberate women's fashion as much as Stravinsky wants to free music from government interference. The audience is less than approving, and that's when Chanel invites the impoverished Stravinsky and his large family to live with her. Also with Yelena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger, Rasha Bukvic and Marek Kossakowski, Anatole Taubman and Grigori Manoukov. Directed by Jan Kounen. In French and Russian with English subtitles. [1:58]

Get Him to the Greek [2010] [R] - 9.6.10
When a record company intern (Jonah Hill) is placed in charge of chaperoning and delivering a famous partier and rock star (Russell Brand) to a concert at the LA Greek Theater, what should have been a quick trip to the airport turns into a 72-hour party that changes their lives. Also with Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. [1:49]

Iron Man 2 [2010] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) returns as Iron Man to face a new nemesis (Mickey Rourke). Realizing he can't save the world by himself, he enlists a friend (Don Cheadle) as a second Iron Man, while he also wrestles with his mortality and his feelings for long-time assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Also with Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Jon Favreau. [2:05]

October

October 5

The Human Centipede (The First Sequence) [2010] [NR] - 6.9.5
A doctor (Dieter Laser), living in an isolated area in the German countryside maintains a lab where he conducts experiments of forcibly conjoining human beings. Also with Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie and Akihiro Kitamura. Directed by Tom Six. Some in German and Japanese with English subtitles. [1:28]

The Karate Kid [2010] [PG] - 2.4.1
A boy (Jaden Smith) and his mother (Taraji P. Henson) are relocated to China and their new life has a rocky start when the boy is plagued by local bullies who are into kung fu. Determined to overcome fear, and with the help of an apartment maintenance man (Jackie Chan), he trains for a kung fu tournament where he will face the very boys who bullied him. Also with Han Wen Wen and Yu Rong-Guang. Directed by Harald Zwart. [2:06]

A Nightmare on Elm Street [2010] [R] - 4.9.6
Several young men and young women discover that they are all having the same terrifying dreams, which include a horribly disfigured man wearing knives on his hands. They soon begin to die, one by one. Also with Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Rooney Mara, Connie Britton and Katie Cassidy. Directed by Sam Bayer. [1:30]

Splice [2010] [R] - 8.8.6
Maverick DNA scientists (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are researching cures for human diseases, and ignoring legal restrictions, they splice human and animal DNA to obtain an infant human/animal hybrid (Abigail Chu and Delphine Chanéac). The female baby grows into a winged human with a rabbit-like head, bird-like legs and a tail with a stinger. It bonds with the two scientists, but the situation deteriorates and become dangerous when she grows older. Also with Dave Hewlett, Brandon McGibbon and Simona Maicanescu. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. [1:44]

October 12

Jonah Hex [2009] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
Based on the popular DC Comic line, a Confederate soldier turned bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) is offered his freedom in exchange for stopping a rogue soldier from destroying the United States. His ability to temporarily reanimate and talk to the dead, comes in useful. Megan Fox co-stars as a prostitute. Also with John Malkovich, and Will Arnett. Directed by Jimmy Hayward. [1:21]

October 15

How to Train Your Dragon [2010] [PG] - 2.3.1
Animated feature about a Viking boy (voiced by Jay Baruchel), who is more of a gentle inventor than a warrior and dragon slayer. When one day he downs a dragon using one of his inventions and encounters the dragon up-close, he realizes that there might be another way to deal with the misunderstood creatures. Also with the voices of Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig and TJ Miller. Directed by Christopher Sanders & Dean DeBlois. [1:38]

October 19

Please Give [2010] [R] - 7.3.6
A husband and his wife (Oliver Platt and Catherine Keener) own a vintage future store and two adjacent apartments in New York City. Along with their daughter (Sarah Steel), they wait for their difficult elderly next-door tenant (Ann Guilbert) to die in order to combine and renovate the apartments, and her adult granddaughters (Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet) bring additional friction to the relationships. Also with Josh Paris, Elise Ivy, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Lois Smith. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. [1:30]

Predators [2010] [R] - 2.10.8
When an elite group of soldiers, criminals and assassins find themselves being stalked by an alien race that likes to hunt challenging prey, they must band together to turn the tables and find their way to freedom. With Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Nimrod Antal. [1:47]

October 26

The Girl Who Played with Fire [2009] [R] - 9.8.5
In the sequel to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," a woman (Noomi Rapace) is accused of the murder of a journalist and his girlfriend (Hans Christian Thulin and Mia Johansson) and her former legal guardian, who had raped her (Peter Andersson). An investigative journalist (Michael Nyqvist) attempts to solve the triple murder and clear her name. Also with Yasmine Garbi, Lena Endre, Per Oscarsson, Paolo Roberto, Johan Kylén and Micke Spreitz. Directed by Daniel Alfredson. In Swedish with English subtitles. [2:07]

Sex and the City 2 [2010] [R] - 8.2.5
The second film about the ladies of the HBO TV show who are obsessed with fashion, fun and men: This time Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall are struggling with relationships, parenthood and careers. They also leave the familiarity of New York City culture for a trip to the more traditional Middle East. Also with Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, John Corbett and Liza Minnelli. Directed by Michael Patrick King. [2:27]

Winter's Bone [2010] [R] - 0.6.6
A 17-year-old girl (Jennifer Lawrence) is left raising her younger brother and sister, and caring for her incapacitated mother after her methamphetamine cooking father runs off. Before abandoning his family, however, he put their house up as his bail bond, and now his daughter must search the Ozarks for him, while avoiding her outlaw relatives, and before the bondsman seizes their house. Also with John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan and Dale Dickey. Directed by Debra Granik. [1:40]

November

November 2

Toy Story 3 [2010] [G] - 1.3.1
The third installment of the Toy Story toys finds Woody and Buzz being boxed up as Andy, their owner, goes off to college. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles and Michael Keaton. Directed by Lee Unkrich. [1:23]

November 9

Charlie St. Cloud [2010] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A young man (Zac Efron) is overcome with grief after the death of his younger brother (Charlie Tahan) from a drunk driving accident. He puts his life on hold and he believes he plays catch with his deceased brother every night, keeping a promise they had made when he was alive. When a friend from high school (Amanda Crew) is caught in a bad storm, he must come to terms with his loss in order to allow for a new beginning. Also with Donal Logue, Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta. Directed by Burr Steers. [1:49]

Grown Ups [2010] [PG-13] - 6.4.4
When a group of childhood friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider) get together to attend the funeral of their high school basketball coach, they spend their first weekend together in over 30 years and learn how everyone has changed -- or perhaps stayed juvenile. Also with Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph. Directed by Dennis Dugan. [1:42]

Ramona and Beezus [2010] [G] - 2.2.1
Based on the Beverly Cleary novel: a nine-year-old (Joey King) dreams up inventive ways to help her family after her father (John Corbett) loses his job. During her money making schemes she runs into trouble, creates a little mischief and brings her sister (Selena Gomez) into her schemes of fun and fantasy. Also with Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. [1:44]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [2010] [PG-13] - 5.6.6
Based on the Scott Pilgrim comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley, a young man (Michael Cera) falls in love with a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and would do anything necessary to win her love, including defeating all of her seven evil exes. Also with Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans, Alison Pill and Brandon Routh. Directed by Edgar Wright. [1:53]

November 16

A Christmas Carol [2009] [PG] - 1.3.3
Animated Disney remake of the Dickens classic: Ebenezer Scrooge (with the voice of Jim Carrey) is shown various stages of his life by ghosts that bring the miser's life and indifference to those who are less fortunate into perspective. Filmed in 3-D, it contains many scenes that show objects, people, etc. coming out of the screen and seemingly toward the audience; also many scenes create the feeling of a roller coaster ride as the audience seems to fly over landscapes and between buildings. Also with the voices of Gary Oldman, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins, Sage Ryan and Ryan Ochoa. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. [1:36]

The Kids Are All Right [2010] [R] - 10.3.8
After two teenagers (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) conceived by artificial insemination want to bring their birth father (Mark Ruffalo) into their lives, their mothers (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) must adapt to the presence of the man that made their family possible. Also with Yaya DaCosta and Kunal Sharma. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. [1:44]

The Last Airbender [2010] [PG] - 1.5.1
M. Night Shyamalan's live-action film adaptation of the first season of the Japanese animation "Avatar: The Last Airbender," features an Avatar (Noah Ringer) who in this incarnation must protect the world from the domination of the Fire Nation as he masters his second of the four elemental nations. Also with Nicole Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub and Cliff Curtis. [1:43]

November 23

Eat Pray Love [2010] [PG-13] - 5.2.5
A successful writer (Julia Roberts) loses her way when she discovers that she is not happy in her marriage, but doesn't know what to do about it. She ventures into a relationship with a younger man, and then a trip to Italy, India and Bali before finding her answers. Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Also with James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, Javier Bardem, Hadi Subiyanto, Mike O'Malley, Tuva Novotny, Luca Argentero and Giuseppe Gandini. Directed by Ryan Murphy. [2:13]

The Expendables [2010] [R] - 2.9.5
A group of mercenaries (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture) are hired to kill a South American dictator (David Zayas). When one of the mercenaries discovers a corrupt American (Eric Roberts) is the true cause of corruption in the country, their plans take a different twist. Also with Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Giselle Itie, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Directed by Sylvester Stallone. [1:43]

Flipped [2010] [PG] - 2.2.4
Based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, it relates the story of two eighth graders (Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe), who begin having feelings for one another. Despite being total opposites, the relationship soon blossoms into first love. Also with Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller. Directed by Rob Reiner. [1:30]

November 30

Knight and Day [2010] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
Tom Cruise stars as a secret agent, who suddenly realizes that he wasn't supposed to survive his last mission. After a woman (Cameron Diaz) encounters him on a plane, she finds her life tangled up with his, as they try to survive various assassination attempts. Also with Peter Sarsgaard and Viola Davis. Directed by James Mangold. [1:50]

The Sorcerer's Apprentice [2010] [PG] - 2.5.2
After scouring the earth for over a thousand years, a sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) recruits a ho-hum physics nerd (Jay Barcuchel) to help him defend New York City from an evil sorcerer (Alfred Molina). Also with Monica Bellucci, Toby Kebbell and Teresa Palmer. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. [1:51]

Vampires Suck [2010] [PG-13] - 6.7.5
A parody of the "Twilight" movie series follows the story line closely, with a young woman torn between her love for a vampire and her friendship with a werewolf. With Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi, Arielle Kebbel, B.J. Britt and Charlie Weber. Directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer. [1:20]

December

December 4

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse [2010] [PG-13] - 5.7.3
The third installment of Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" saga starts off when a mysterious killing spree unsettles Seattle and a young woman (Kristen Stewart) must choose between her love for a vampire (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with a werewolf (Taylor Lautner). Also with Xavier Samuel, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning. Directed by David Slade. [2:04]

December 7

Inception [2010] [PG-13] - 1.7.4
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a master thief, who can enter a person's subconscious and steal ideas and secrets. However, when he is hired to do the reverse, that is invade the dreams of one man and plant an idea, he realizes that his own reality may be changing at the same time, and he may end up trapped in subconscious limbo. Also with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy and Ken Watanabe. Directed by Christopher Nolan. [2:28]

Restrepo [2010] [R] - 3.8.10
A documentary that follows the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stationed in Korengal Valley, the deadliest combat region in Afghanistan. Interviews with some of the soldiers allow them to describe their experiences on the front lines. Directed by Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger. [1:33]

Shrek Forever After [2010] [PG] - 3.3.2
The fourth movie of the animated series finds Shrek (Mike Myers) and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with three children and comfortable in the daily routines of married life, but Shrek gets a hankering for the way things used to be, when everybody was afraid of him and he could do whatever he wanted to. When he makes a deal with the conniving Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) without reading the fine print, he finds himself in an alternate universe where no one knows who he is, not even Fiona. Desperate to get back to his real life, he must find a way break this spell. Also with the voices of Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Jon Hamm, Kristen Schaal, Julie Andrews and John Cleese. Directed by Mike Mitchell. [1:34]

December 14

The A-Team [2010] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
Based on the hit 1980s television series, about a team of elite US Rangers, who are wrongly accused of treasonous crimes and become soldiers of fortune: Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson) and Murdock (Sharlto Copley) band together to clear their names and set things right again. Also with Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson. Directed by Joe Carnahan. [1:57]

Cyrus [2010] [R] - 6.3.7
When a depressed divorcee (John C. Reilly) finally connects with a woman (Marisa Tomei) he meets, their encounter quickly develops into intense attraction and they seem to have the potential for a perfect relationship. That is, until her adult son, who lives with her, starts interfering and trying to sabotage them. Also with Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh and Diane Mizota. Directed by Jay & Mark Duplass. [1:32]

Despicable Me [2010] [PG] - 2.3.2
After a new villain (voiced by Jason Segel), with a wealthy dad and many gadgets, steals the pyramids in Egypt and replaces them with inflatable versions, an older and more established villain (voiced by Steve Carell) must prove he still has what it takes to claim he's truly an arch villain. However, when he adopts three little girls in an attempt to infiltrate the new villain's lair, he finds out that being a dad changes one's perspective and priorities. Also with the voices of Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer, Julie Andrews, Miranda Cosgrove and Mindy Kaling. Directed by Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin. [1:32]

Micmacs [2010] [R] - 7.6.4
A boy's soldier father is killed by a landmine, and as an adult (Dany Boon) he works in a video store and watches old black-and-white films. One day he is struck in the head by a stray bullet in a botched drive-by shooting and after his hospital stay, finds himself homeless, jobless and destitute. Afterward, he meets an ex-felon (Jean-Pierre Marielle) who makes a living in scrap metal and joins him and an eccentric group of genius outcasts in a wonderland of a salvage yard under the freeway, and together, they take revenge against arms manufacturers. Also with Albert Dupontel, Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier and Julie Ferrier. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. [1:46]. In French with English subtitles.

Mother and Child [2009] [R] - 8.3.5
Drama centered around the stories of three women: a 50-year-old woman (Annette Bening) who gave up a daughter for adoption when she was 14-years-old, the now 37-year-old daughter (Naomi Watts), and a woman (Kerry Washington) who is about to adopt a child. Also with Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shareeka Epps and Cherry Jones. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. [2:05]

Nanny McPhee Returns [2010] [PG] - 2.4.3
In the second movie in the series, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) appears miraculously in order to help a frazzled British mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who's trying to keep the family farm afloat while her husband (Ewan McGregor) is fighting overseas. However, a couple of bratty cousins bring additional troubles and McPhee uses magic to enforce civility. Also with Rhys Ifans, Asa Butterfield, Lil Woods, Oscar Steer, Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Ralph Fiennes and Dame Maggie Smith. Directed by Susanna White. [1:49]

The Other Guys [2010] [PG-13] - 5.6.5
In this parody of capitalism and the NYPD, two out-of-control "super-bad" cops (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are worshiped by NYC citizens and the police force. But two detectives attempt to take their place, a paperwork obsessed ex-pimp (Will Ferrell) and his partner (Mark Wahlberg), when a small-time white-collar crime uncovers a multinational Ponzi scheme. Also with Eva Mendes, Ann Heche, Derek Jeter, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Keaton and Ice-T (voice). Directed by Adam McKay. [1:47]

December 17

The Town [2010] [R] - 7.8.10
According to the film, Charlestown, MA is home to more bank robbers and armored car thieves than any other place in America, and a longtime criminal (Ben Affleck) and his buddies are being pursued by a tenacious FBI agent (Jon Hamm) while they plan their next heist. Also with Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Slaine, Owen Burke, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver and Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Ben Affleck. [2:04]

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole [2010] [PG] - 1.4.1
Several owlets are swept away from their homes and families and placed under into slave-like conditions, where they are forced to perform assigned tasks by the Pure Ones. When two of the owls manage to escape from their captors, they make their way to the legendary tree where the Guardians reside in order to find help. With the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. Directed by Zack Snyder. [1:30]

December 21

Devil [2010] [PG-13] - 3.8.4
After a group of strangers (Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic, Bokeem Woodbine, Geoffrey Arend and Logan Marshall-Green) are mysteriously trapped in an elevator in downtown Philadelphia, a police officer (Chris Messina) struggles to help them before a supernatural force causes their deaths. Also with Jacob Vargas, Matt Craven and Joshua Peace. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. [1:20]

Easy A [2010] [PG-13] - 7.2.4
After a teenage girl (Emma Stone) is overheard telling her best friend (Alyson Machalka) about a made-up sexual tryst, her high school's rumor mill goes out of control, and she happily embraces her new status as a modern-day wearer of "The Scarlet Letter." Also with Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Tucci, Fred Armisen and Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:32]

Salt [2010] [PG-13] - 3.7.4
A CIA operative (Angelina Jolie) stands accused as a KGB spy, and when her husband goes missing, she begins to behave as a Russian operative, catching up with an escaped Russian double agent to join his group in NYC. Meanwhile, her CIA partner (Liev Schreiber) attempts to help her disprove an accusation that she plans to kill both the Presidents of Russia and US. Also with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski and Andre Braugher. Directed by Philip Noyce. In English and Russian with English subtitles. [1:40]

Step Up 3D [2010] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
A young man (Rick Malambri) recruits an assortment of young people to form a dance group and compete in a dance battle with a million dollar prize; but if they don't win, it may mean they'll lose everything. An NYU freshman (Adam G. Sevani) is enticed to dance again. Also with Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Harry Shum Jr., Ally Maki, Christopher Scott, Ruby Feliciano, Luis Rosado, Stephen 'Twitch' Boss, Kendra Andrews, Keith "Remedy" Stallworth and Joe Slaughter. Directed by Jon Chu. [1:37]

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [2010] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Michael Douglas returns as the Wall Streeter who proclaimed, "greed is good" and ended up in jail for eight years for financial shenanigans. Now out of prison, he returns to his old life and has his sights set on a new target (Shia LaBeouf). Also with Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Oliver Stone. [2:16]

December 28

The American [2010] [R] - 9.7.5
A weapons designer and professional assassin (George Clooney) is targeted by a Swedish group, which manages to track him down even after he ends up hiding in a remote Italian village. He begins to wonder whom he can trust and wants to retire, when he meets a prostitute (Violante Placido) and their affection for each other grows. Also with Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Irina Bjorklund, Johan Leysen, Filippo Timi and Anna Foglietta. Directed by Anton Corbijn. In English and some Italian with English subtitles. [1:35]

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D [2010] [R] - 1.9.5
Picking up where the previous Resident Evil video games and movies left off, a woman (Milla Jovovich) is in a world overrun by a virus that turns its victims into the Undead. She and her friends (Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Boris Kodjoe and Wentworth Miller) band together to fight the source of the infection, the malevolent Umbrella Corporation, which is run by a superhuman (Shawn Roberts). Also with Norman Yeung and Spencer Locke. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. [1:37]


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