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New Flicks

The Last Stand
Take a Stand.

Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Brett Ratner
Distributors: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
The X-Men, mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them, are back! This time, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a potential cure is discovered and processed to treat -- and ultimately eliminate -- genetic mutations, once and for all. Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

The Break-Up
Pick a side.

Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Peyton Reed
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams
Pushed to the breaking-point after their latest, "why can't you do this one little thing for me?" argument, art dealer Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary, who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple's friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves. But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, the dirty clothes stacked in the kitchen cupboards and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of the night, Brooke begins to realise that what she may be really fighting for isn't so much the place but the person.

Top at the Box Office

1. X-Men: The Last Stand
Take a Stand.
Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
2. The Da Vinci Code
Seek The Truth
Genres: Thriller / Adaptation
Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina
3. Over the Hedge
Genres: Comedy / Animation
Starring: Bruce Willis, Thomas Haden Church, Omid Djalili
4. Mission: Impossible III
Impossible is just a word.
Genre: Action / Thriller
Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup
5. Poseidon
Genre: Action / Adventure
Starring: Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett, Richard Dreyfuss


Source: IMDB and YahooMovies


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