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New Flicks

War of the Worlds
They're already here.

Genres: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: Steven Spielberg
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin

Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it.

A comedy where old school ...meets middle school.

Genre: Comedy / Sport
Director: Steve Carr
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz

Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What's more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits ­ and waits ­ for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when "old school" meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him.

Top at the Box Office                                                           Last Week
1. Batman Begins
A New Beginning
Genre: Adventure / Crime / Thriller
Starring: Christian Bale, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine
2. Bewitched
Be warned. Be ready.
Genres: Comedy / Fantasy
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine
3. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Out for a kill. Out for each other
Genres: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Angela Bassett
3. Madagascar
Someone's got a zoo loose.
Genres: Comedy / Family / Animation
Starring: Andy Richter, Cedric the Entertainer and Sacha Baron Cohen
4. Herbie: Fully Loaded
He's back!
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Sport
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon and Michael Keaton
5. Land of the Dead
The Legendary Filmmaker Brings You His Ultimate Zombie Masterpiece
Genres: Action / Adventure / Horror
Starring: Simon Baker, Asia Argento and Dennis Hopper



Source: IMDB, YahooMovies and Hollywood.com


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