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Riverwalk Theatre, EdwardsFROST/NIXONFrank Langella and Michael Sheen reprise their theater roles in playwright Peter Morgans dramatization of the events surrounding the historic interview between disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon and British TV personality David Frost. With Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Ron Howard.SLUMDOG MILLIONAIREOne question away from winning millions on a game show, an 18-year-old Mumbai orphan is arrested for cheating. Starring Dev Patel, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and Irfan Khan. Written by Simon Beaufoy. Directed by Danny Boyle.GRAN TORINOFor his fourth directorial feature in the span of two years, Clint Eastwood tells the story of a grizzled Korean War vets reluctant friendship with a Hmong teenage boy and his immigrant family. Set in contemporary Detroit, Gran Torino tackles the shifting cultural and economic landscape of not only the Motor City, but America as well. Rated R.PAUL BLART: MALL COPKevin James Paul Blart is a portly pushover who tries hard to be the tough guy as a shopping center security guard. Hypoglycemic and woefully out of shape, hes failed the New Jersey state trooper exam eight times; nevertheless, he squeezes into his polyester uniform and takes his job as seriously as if he were out keeping the highways safe from speeders and drunk drivers. HOTEL FOR DOGSNo stray gets turned away, as two kids take in dogs in an abandoned house. With Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle. Capitol Theatre, EagleTAKENLiam Neeson stars as an ex-government operative with less than four days to find his daughter, who has been kidnapped while on vacation in Paris. With Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries and Famke Janssen. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Directed by Pierre Morel.DEFIANCEBased on a true story of three Jewish brothers who escape Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and take refuge in the Belarussian woods. With Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner and Mark Feuerstein. INKHEARTA fathers ability to bring fictional characters to life when he reads their stories leads to him being kidnapped by a villain from a fable. With Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and Eliza Hope Bennett. Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, from the Cornelia Funke book. Directed by Iain Softley.UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANSThe origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves) is revealed. With Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh and Kevin Grevioux. Screenplay by Danny McBride and Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain. Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos.THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONBrad Pitt stars in the unusual tale of a man who is born in his 80s and ages backward. Set in New Orleans at the end of World War I to the 21st century. With Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng and Elias Koteas. Screenplay by Eric Roth, from a screen story by Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. L.A. Times-Washington Post News Service


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