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Wendy and Lucy

Wendy is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, with her dog Lucy, in the hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery. But when her car breaks down in Oregon, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy. Directed by Kelly Reichard. Starring Michelle Williams, Will Patton, John Robinson, Will Oldham, Walter Dalton, Larry Fessenden. R for language/80m/F/Oscilloscope Pictures

The Class

In French with English subtitles

A remarkable film about what happens over the course of a year between a single collège (junior high or middle school) class in a tough, multi-ethnic Parisian neighborhood and their teacher. Director Laurent Cantet shot multiple improvised takes of real students and a real teacher using three cameras to make "The Class."PG-13 for language/128m/S/Sony Pictures Classics


"Fuel" unveils a curtain of deception covering America's dependence on foreign oil as it explores one possible solution to the coming energy crisis. Made from vegetable oil, 'biodiesel' fuel is an economically sustainable, environmentally sound alternative already widely used in Europe. It has the potential to reduce dangerous greenhouse gases, boost America's sagging economy, and reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Directed by Josh Tickell. Not Rated/112m/F/Intention Media


CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MI6 agent Ray Koval have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their employers feel nothing is out of bounds in the securing of a formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. Stakes rise, a mystery deepens and tactics get dirtier as attraction grows between Claire and Ray. Julie Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti. PG-13 for language and some sexual content/125m/S/Universal

Che: Part One

In English and Spanish with English subtitles

November 26, 1956; led by Fidel Castro, a band of 80 rebels sails to Cuba. Among these young rebels is Argentine physician, Marxist and soldier Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Nationless, strapped for resources and fueled only by determination, the group engages in swift, bloody battle to free the Cuban people from the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che and his soldiers wrestle the nation's resources and affection from Batista's grasp. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Benicio Del Toro, Julia Ormond, Demian Bichir, Victor Rasuk, Edgar Ramirez, Rodrigo Santoro, Yul Vazquez, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Not Rated/131m/S/IFC

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Hannah Montana: The Movie

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging of her father, takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tenn., to get some perspective on what matters most in life. Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles. G/102m/F/Disney

Monsters vs. Aliens

A ragtag group of Monsters, including a 50-foot tall California girl, is kept locked up in a covert government compound until a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In desperation, the president is persuaded to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction. Voice talents of Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Rudd. PG for sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language/94m/S/Paramount

Observe and Report

Ronnie Barnhardt, head of security for Forest Ridge Mall, seizes an opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale when a flasher hits the mall. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with an equally competitive police detective. Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Michael Pena, Ray Liotta, Jesse Plemons. R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence/86m/S/WB

Fast & Furious

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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Tego Calderon. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references/108m/S/Universal


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Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart. R for language, drug use and sexual references/106m/F/Miramax


A professor stumbles on terrifying predictions in a time capsule, and sets out to prevent them from coming true. With the reluctant help of the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, his increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster. Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, D. G. Maloney. PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language/122m/S/Summit

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