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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Two young American women, Vicky and Cristina come to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky is sensible and engaged to be married; Cristina is emotionally and sexually adventurous. In Barcelona, they're drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio, a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena. Set against the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona. Directed and written by Woody Allen. Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn. PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and smoking/97m/F/MGM

Bottle Shock

Based on a true story, "Bottle Shock" chronicles events leading up to the famous 'Judgment of Paris' tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he's trying to overcome differences with his slacker son while fighting off creditors. Meanwhile, in Paris, an unwitting British wine shop owner hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did anyone realize they were on course to change the history of wine forever. Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina, Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Miguel Sandoval. PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of drug use/103m/S/Freestyle

Hamlet 2

"The hit, the very palpable hit" of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, "Hamlet 2" is an irreverent comedy centering on one teacher's overzealous quest to mount a high school musical, a musical-theater extravaganza that will disdain both political correctness and dramatic credibility. Objections from school officials and the community are soon raised, but he will not be denied his freedom of artistic expression. Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Melonie Diaz. R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content/92m/F/Focus


When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into an international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on scene as major operations go down. But a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges as Clayton pursues the truth about Horn. Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Alyy Kahn, Said Taghmaoui. PG-13 for intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language/114m/S/Overture

Mamma Mia!

Film adaptation of the musical based on the music of ABBA. An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends to Sophie's wedding. And Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own, three men from Donna's past, any one of whom could be Sophie's father.Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Waters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski. PG-13 for some sex-related comments/109m/S/Universal

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Bangkok Dangerous

An assassin travels to Bangkok to complete a series of contract killings. He hires a street punk to run errands for him with the intention of killing him at the end of the assignment, but instead finds himself mentoring him. At the same time, he's drawn into a romance with a local. Nicolas Cage, Steve Baldocchi, Chris Heebink, James Wearing Smith. R for violence, language and some sexuality/100m/S/Lionsgate

Babylon A.D.

In the not-too-distant future, satellites monitor our every move. Much of the planet is a war zone. A mercenary known only as Toorop lives by a simple survivor's code: kill ... or be killed. His latest assignment has him smuggling a young woman from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City. Toorop, the killer for hire, is tested like never before — as he comes to understand that he is the custodian of the only hope for the future of mankind. Vin Diesel, Gérard Depardieu, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Strong, Radek Bruna, Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some sexuality/90m/S/Fox


The rowdiest fraternity on campus decides to recruit high school seniors as pledges, subjecting them to endless humiliations, in return for granting them access to the no-holds-barred college party scene. Gary Owens, Ryan Pinkston, Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell, Haley Bennett, Nick Zano, Camille Mana R for pervasive crude and sexual content, nudity, language, drug and alcohol abuse/94m/F/MGM

American Teen

The touching and hilarious Sundance hit that follows the lives of five teenagers — a jock, a popular girl, a heartthrob, an artsy girl and a geek — in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school. We see the insecurities, the cliques, the jealousies, the first loves and heartbreaks, and the struggle to make profound decisions about the future. Filming daily for 10 months, filmmaker Nanette Burstein ("On the Ropes," "The Kid Stays in the Picture") developed a deep understanding of her subjects. The result is a film that goes beyond the enduring stereotypes of high school to render complex young people trying to find their way into adulthood. PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking - all involving teens/95m/F/Paramount

Tropic Thunder

An unlikely group of self-absorbed actors working on location in a big-budget, epic war film find themselves stuck in a real war-like situation. Directed and co-written by Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Steve Coogan. R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material/108m/S/Paramount

Disaster Movie

A group of ridiculously attractive twenty-somethings try to make their way to safety while every known natural disaster and catastrophic event — asteroids, twisters, earthquakes, the works — hit their path as they try to solve a series of mysteries to end the rampant destruction. Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, G-Thang, Nicole Parker, Crista Flanagan, Ike Barinholtz. PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, drug references and comic violence/90m/F/Lionsgate

House Bunny

A Playboy Bunny teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex — only to learn that what boys really like is what's on the inside. Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Christopher McDonald, Beverly D'Angelo. PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language/97m/S/Sony

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