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New Flicks

Smokin' Aces

May the best hitman win

Genres: Action / Adventure
Director: Joe Carnahan
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys

Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel--a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces.


The Messengers

Children see what adults cannot. They believe what adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.

Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang
Distributors: Sony Pictures
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett

The Solomon family has left the fast paced life of Chicago for the secluded world of a North Dakota farm. Amidst the tranquil sway of the farm's field of sunflowers, Jess, 16, soon realises how terrifying seclusion can be when she and her brother Ben, 3, begin seeing ominous apparitions invisible to everyone else. When those specters become violent, Jess' sanity is questioned -- a double jeopardy for the tormented teen. Her troublesome past comes face to face with the past of those who once lived in the house, a perilous confrontation that leaves her believability in question with those she desperately tries to warn before it is too late.


Top at the Box Office

1. Epic Movie

Things are abut to get a little different.
Genre: Adventure / Comedy
Starring: Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jayma Mays, Faune Chambers

2. Smokin' Aces

May the best hitman win
Genres: Action / Adventure
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys

3. Night at the Museum

Everything comes to life.
Genre: Action / Comedy / Fantasy
Starring: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Kim Raver, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke

4. Stomp the Yard

Beyond the pride. Beyond the rivalry. Beyond the tradition.
Genres: Drama / Musical
Starring: Columbus Short, Brian J. White, Ne-Yo , Meagan Good, Darrin DeWitt Henson

5. Catch and Release

She's about to discover something new.
Genres: Comedy / Romance
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Juliette Lewis, Sam Jaeger, Fiona Shaw

Source: IMDB and YahooMovies


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