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Made of Honor (15)

Romantic comedy / 101 min. / English

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Eagle Eye (12)

Action, Thriller/ 117min/ English

When a young man, Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf), receives a phone call from a mysterious woman, he’s forced to follow her orders or risk his own and his family’s lives. Soon, he learns that another stranger, Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan), is also in the same situation.

As Jerry and Rachel are thrust into increasingly treacherous situations, they realize that they’re being tracked by everyday technology. Soon these two ordinary people realize that they’ve become America’s most wanted, and they’re willing to do anything to get their lives back. By working together, they fight to solve the mystery of who their tracker is, and why they’ve been put in danger.

The Women (15)

Romantic comedy / 115 min. / English

In this modern-day remake of the 1939 original, “The Women,” revolves around Mary (Meg Ryan) and her gaggle of middle-aged female friends, Sylvia (Annette Bening), the single, successful chief editor of a fashion magazine; Edie (Debra Messing), who seems to be perpetually pregnant in hopes of bearing a son; and Alex (Jada Pinkett Smith), a lesbian with an attitude problem.

But although Mary seems to have the most stable life, in actuality, it is falling apart. Turns out her husband is cheating on her with Crystal (Eva Mendes), the stunning perfume spritzer at the local department store.

Mary’s friends are initially reluctant to tell her, only to find that she’s already well aware of the fact. Determined to get on with her life, Mary leaves her husband and gets some inspiration for her future.

Deception (18)

Action, Thriller/ 108min/ English

Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is a sweet but socially awkward accountant whose life is shaken up by a chance encounter with a debonair attorney, Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman). Wyatt is a member of an anonymous sex club - a way “to take care of” the pent-up sexual urges of Wall Street workaholics. Jonathan quickly becomes embroiled in the club, only to get in too deep when his love interest mysteriously disappears. Can Jonathan save his girl, and his own skin?

Babylon A.D. (12)

Thriller, Sci-Fi / 90 min. / English

You could call Toorop (Vin Diesel) a rough and tumble antihero, but in reality, he’s just a guy looking to work his way out of a futuristic Russia, a destitute and dangerous place. Although his greatest wish is to make it back home to upstate New York, he’s unfortunately banned from returning to the States. But when Gorsky (Gerard Depardieu), a Russian mobster, offers him a mission - to protect an orphan girl (Melanie Thierry) on her journey to the U.S. - that includes a ticket home, Toorop can’t resist. In tow, he has Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), a nun, who assists him in fending off assailants who attack them every step of the way. Director Mathieu Kassovitz, who played Nino in “Amelie,” adapted the script from the Maurice G. Dantec novel “Babylon Babies” with Eric Besnard.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (12)

Romantic comedy / 92 min. / English

Based on Winifred Watson’s novel of the same name, this film begins when Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), a frumpy governess, is turned away from her employment agency. After losing her chance at gainful employment, further catastrophe befalls Miss Pettigrew as she loses just about everything but the clothes on her back. But as luck would have it, aspiring actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) is in need of a social secretary to juggle her three men: a piano player (Lee Pace), a nightclub owner (Mark Strong) and a theater producer’s son (Tom Payne). In a single day, Miss Pettigrew helps Delysia maneuver through her crowded maze of men, all the while learning herself that it’s never too late to find love.

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (12)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy / 119 min. / English

Is it an action film, a horror flick or a romantic comedy? The answer: “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” is all of the above. The second installment of Hellboy is undoubtedly a comic book-based action film, yet there are enough rapid-fire action sequences to make you wonder if you’ve walked into a theater showing a Jet Li movie. Our Hell-spawned horned hero, Hellboy (Ron Perlman), learns that a terrible tale he was told as a boy may come true without his intervention.

Hellboy, along with his comrades in arms, Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and new member of the pack Johann Krauss (John Alexander), have to stop Nuada, an evil elf prince, from getting his hands on a crown that commands the Golden Army, an indestructible mechanical force .

The Life Before Her Eyes (18)

Thriller / 90 min. / English

Diana (Evan Rachel Wood), a wild teenager, and her conservative friend Maureen (Eva Amurri) are ordinary teens until a shocking shooting terrorizes their high school. Luckily, Diana survives. After 15 years, Diana’s (Uma Thurman) seemingly together life has become a cover for her underlying fear and trauma, which peaks on the anniversary of the shooting. As Diana loses her hold on reality and fades away into darkness, her family begins to fall apart.
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