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New Flicks

The Illusionist

Nothing is what it seems.

Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Neil Burger
Distributors: Yari Film Group
Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is a stage magician who amases the audiences of turn-of-the-century Vienna, drawing the attention of Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). When the Prince's intended, Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel), assists the magician onstage, Eisenheim and Sophie recognise each other from their childhoods -- and a dormant love affair is rekindled. As the clandestine romance continues, Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti) is charged by Leopold to expose Eisenheim, and Eisenheim prepares to execute his greatest illusion yet.

Step Up
Every second chance begins with a first step.

Genre: Musical / Performing Arts
Director: Anne Fletcher
Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Griffiths, Mario, Drew Sidora
Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore¹s tracks ­ and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora (Jenna Dewan) is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore¹s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts -- and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance partner for her senior showcase. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora's attention. Now, as sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realises he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined.

Top at the Box Office

1. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The story of a man who could only count to #1.
Genres: Action / Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Sacha Baron Cohen, John C. Reilly
2. Step Up
Every second chance begins with a first step.
Genre: Musical / Performing Arts
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Griffiths
3. World Trade Centre
The World Saw Evil That Day. Two Men Saw Something Else.
Genre: Drama / History
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello
4. Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
What happens in the barn stays in the barn.
Genres: Kids / Animation
Starring: Kevin James, Courteney Cox Arquette, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott
5. Pulse
You are now infected.
Genre: Horror / Mystery
Starring: Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez


Source: IMDB and YahooMovies


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