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Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party. The rising star is expected to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race, until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out. D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of an old friendship with Collins, and uses his street smarts to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures. Directed by Kevin Macdonald ("Last King of Scotland"; starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman. PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content/127m/S/Universal

Wendy and Lucy

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Directed by Kelly Reichardt; Starring Michelle Williams, Will Patton, John Robinson, Will Oldham, Walter Dalton, Larry Fessenden. R for language/80m/F/Oscilloscope Pictures

Sunshine Cleaning

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business — a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service — with her slacker sister who lives at home with their dad, Joe, a salesman with a history of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes. Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevak, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub. R for language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use/92m/S/Overture 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

The Class

In French with English subtitles

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PG-13 for language/128m/S/Sony Pictures Classics


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

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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

Observe and Report

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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

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


It's the summer of 1987, and James, an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love with a captivating co-worker. Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Martin Starr. R for language, drug use and sexual references/106m/F/Miramax

Fast & Furious

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But forced to confront a shared enemy, they must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Shea Whigham, Tego Calderon. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references/108m/S/Universal


A middle-aged father wakes up to find he's 17 years old again and goes to school to see what his kids' lives are like as one of their peers. Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Katerina Graham, Sterling Knight. PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying/102m/S/Warner Bros.

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