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A chorus of senior citizens ranging in age from 72 to 93 include in their repretoire songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. But the lyrics take on new meaning and poignancy when sung by those with a lifetime of love and loss, who may be nearing the end of their journey. As Stephen Walker's documentary begins, the retirees, led by their demanding musical director, are rehearsing their new show, struggling with a discordant Sonic Youth number and giving new meaning to James Brown's 'I Feel Good.' Directed by Stephen Walker. PG for some mild language and thematic elements/110m/F/Fox Searchlight

Smart People

Professor Lawrence Wetherhold might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant &

but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His teenaged daughter is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows closely in dad's misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne'er-do-well brother has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can't seem to find passion in anything anymore, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes. R for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality/94m/S/Miramax

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

With a baby on the way, and a need to make the world safe for infant-kind, the unassuming guy from West Virginia who looked at fast food in"Super Size Me" takes on what no special ops team could do: he puts to use his complete lack of experience, knowledge, and expertise to look for the most wanted man on earth. What he learns is that people the world over have many of the same basic concerns, and nothing is as black and white as it is sometimes painted. Directed, written by and starring Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). PG-13 for some strong language/93m/F/Weinstein

My Blueberry Nights

Norah Jones plays a sensual, alluring young woman who sets out on an unforgettable journey of discovery in pursuit of true love in heartbreakingly beautiful locations and classic Route 66 atmospheric diners. Directed by Wong Kar Wai ("Happy Together," "In the Mood for Love", "2046") Jude Law, Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn. PG-13 for mature thematic material including violence, drinking and smoking/90m/S/Weinstein

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

In the 1939-set romantic tale, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer. Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Lee Pace Rated. PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo/92m/S/Focus

Snow Angels

High school student Arthur plays trombone in the marching band, busses tables at the local Chinese restaurant and avoids his squabbling parents. At work, he flirts with Annie, who used to be his baby-sitter. Annie is trying to build a new life for herself and her daughter after splitting with high school sweetheart Glenn. A man with a troubled past, Glenn hopes to make a new start by getting a job and reconnecting with his family. At school, Arthur meets pretty Lila, who is just as nerdy as he is, and they quickly develop a crush on each other. Arthur is reluctant to accept her advances as he watches his father move out of the family home. Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Jeannetta Arnette, Griffin Dunne, Nicky Katt, Tom Noonan, Amy Sedaris. R for language, some violent content, brief sexuality and drug use/106m/S/Warner Independent Pictures

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The intrepid archaeologist is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind the mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. Directed by Steven Spielberg Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Kate Capshaw, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent. PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images/122m/S/Paramount

What Happens in Vegas

Two strangers wake to discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery in Sin City, and one of them wins a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. The newlyweds devise ever-escalating schemes to undermine each other. Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Michelle Krusiec, Lake Bell. PG-13 for some sexual and crude content, and language,including a drug reference/99m/S/Fox

Iron Man

Based upon Marvel's iconic super hero, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb, Bill Smitrovich, Nazanin Boniadi. PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content/126m/S/Paramount

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The Pevensie siblings are magically transported back fo the world of Narnia one year after their first adventure, only to discover that more than 1,300 years have passed in Narnian time. The Golden Age of Narnia is in the past, and Narnia has been conquered and is under the control of an evil king who rules without mercy. Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Liam Neeson, Eddie Izzard. PG for epic battle action and violence/144m/S/Walt Disney

Speed Racer

Speed Racer was born to race cars. Aggressive, instinctive and fearless, his only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized. When Speed turns down a lucrative offer from Royalton Industries, he infuriates the company's maniacal owner. Directed by Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski (Matrix) Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Benno Furmann, Scott Porter, Christian Oliver. PG for sequences of action, some violence, language and brief smoking/135m/S/Warner Bros.

Baby Mama

A successful single businesswoman, who dreams of having a baby, learns she is infertile and hires a working class woman as an unlikely surrogate. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepherd, Sigourney Weaver. PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference/99m/F/Universal

Made of Honor

Tom is sexy, successful, and knows he can rely on his best friend Hannah as the one constant in his life. When he learns that she has become engaged to a handsome Scotsman and plans to move overseas, he reluctantly agrees to be her "maid of honor"... so he can attempt to stop the wedding before it's too late. Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kathleen Quinlan&

and Sydney Pollack. PG-13 for sexual content and language/101m/S/Sony

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