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FRACTUREIts a battle of wits between an engineer (Anthony Hopkins) found innocent of his wifes attempted murder and the prosecutor convinced of his guilt (Ryan Gosling). With David Strathairn and Rosamund Pike. Written by Dan Pyne and Glenn Gers. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. L.A. Times-Washington PostNews ServicePERFECT STRANGERAn investigative reporter (Halle Berry) goes undercover to find out if a top ad exec (Bruce Willis) murdered her friend. With Giovanni Ribisi and Gary Dourdan. Screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, story by Jon Bokenkamp. Directed by James Foley. R, for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language. L.A. Times-Washington PostNews ServiceMEET THE ROBINSONS A lonely orphan travels to the future, where he meets the odd Robinson family, which needs his help to survive. With the voices of Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler and Tom Kenny. Screenplay by Michelle Bochner, based on the book by William Joyce. Directed by Steve Anderson. G. L.A. Times-Washington PostBLADES OF GLORYBased on the number of prominent cameos by figure skating royalty in this pas de deux comedy, the world of toe loops, double axels and triple Lutzes has a pretty good sense of humor about itself. And thats a good thing because the movie, which stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as rival skaters forced to restart their careers as the first male-male pairs team, leaves no sacred cow or Salchow untipped. Blades is a hysterical parody as long as bodies are in motion, nailing the compulsories of a sport ripe for caricature, but it skates on thinner ice outside the rink. Whatever combination of choreography, camera trickery and special effects were required to render the over-the-top, hyper-real skate numbers, theyre executed with wit and ingenuity. (1:33) PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references. L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceZODIACSeven director David Fincher returns to serial killer territory with this dramatized examination of the real-life hunt for San Francisco’s Zodiac Killer during the 1970s. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch and Dermot Mulroney. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith. R for violence, language, drug material and brief sexual images. L.A. Times-Washington PostNews Service

IN THE LAND OF WOMENA heartbroken writer (Adam Brody) moves to Michigan to care for his ill grandmother, but gets involved in the lives of a single mother (Meg Ryan) and her two daughters. With Kristen Stewart, Olympia Dukakis, Makenzie Vega, Elena Anaya and Clark Gregg. Written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language. L.A. Times-Washington PostNews ServiceVACANCYForced to stay at an isolated motel when their car breaks down, a couple (Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale) notice all the low-budget slasher movies they see on the motel TV were filmed in the room they’re in. With Frank Whaley and Ethan Embry. Written by Mark L. Smith. Directed by Nimrod Antal. R for brutal violence and terror, brief nudity and language. L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceARE WE DONE YET?Ice Cube follows up the family vacation with a remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House in which a fixer-upper home in the country becomes a never-ending money pit for an urban family. With Nia Long, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen and Philip Daniel Bolden. Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, J. David Stern and David N. Weiss. Directed by Steve Carr. PG for some innuendos and brief language. L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceMEET THE ROBINSONS A lonely orphan travels to the future, where he meets the odd Robinson family, which needs his help to survive. With the voices of Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler and Tom Kenny. Screenplay by Michelle Bochner, based on the book by William Joyce. Directed by Steve Anderson. G. L.A. Times-Washington Post News ServiceWILD HOGSBiker buddies Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy are not all that wild, and more importantly, not all that funny. The road romp from director Walt Becker is like his National Lampoons Van Wilder on Maalox, the humor and hijinks tame and tranquil as though it were a middle-aged epilogue to that raunchy campus comedy. The filmmakers simply fashion an excuse to send their weekend motorcyclists onto a cross-country road trip, then string together uninspired encounters with some fellow travelers and a hardcore biker gang headed by Ray Liotta, whose enthusiastic bad-boy performance is wasted in a woefully underwritten role. Marisa Tomei, Jill Hennessy and Tichina Arnold barely register as wives or lovers of our heroes. Most of the jokes and gags are boring or outright annoying, but the movie does have a surprise guest appearance that will amuse biker-film fans. PG-13 for crude and sexual content and some violence. 99 min. Two stars out of four. David Germain, AP Movie Writer


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