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Reservation Road (12)

Drama, Thriller / 104 min. / English

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The Flock (12)

Drama / 122 min. / English

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Alpha Dog (18)

Drama, Crime / 113min/ English

Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) is an 18-year-old ready to succeed his father (Bruce Willis) as an underworld business figure. He hangs out with his own posse, including Frankie (Justin Timberlake), and sells drugs for a living. When Truelove’s client Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster) fails to pay off his debts, Truelove kidnaps his 15-year-old brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin). Meanwhile, while Frankie builds a friendship with Zack, Jake plots a sinister revenge. In the ricochet of attacks between them, Truelove finds himself in greater danger than he had ever thought possible. He had thought himself the toughest man on the streets, but now he hides in order to avoid the new underworld threat.

Inkheart (All)

Adventure, Fantasy / 106 min. / English

Nine years earlier, Mo’s (Brendan Fraser) special talent for bringing characters in books to life releases the villains from “Inkheart,” Capricorn and Basta, and Dustfinger, the fire eater, into the world. While these characters escape from the pages, Mo’s wife vanishes into the book that Capricorn’s army then take. Mo and his daughter, Meggie (Eliza Bennett), embark on a quest to find “Inkheart,” and thus his wife. During the journey, he learns of Capricorn’s plan to destroy the world by bringing Shadow, the evil one, to life. What will Mo do to return them into the story?

Tokyo Marble Chocolate (All)

Animation, Romance / 60 min. / Japanese

Udai’s (Takahiro Sakurai) gentle but timid personality has never helped him romantically. Chizru (Nana Mizuki) is cute but is prone to mishaps. In this light, Udai and Chizru maintain their relationship not as lovers but as friends. When Udai decides to propose to her, Chizru also sets up a special proposal for him. They each prepare gifts and meet at the Marble Cafe. However, Udai’s present causes a misunderstanding and Chizru’s gift is lost. What are their presents and what will be the outcome of their proposals?

Changeling (18)

Drama / 141 min. / English

This movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on a true story.

In 1928, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a single mother living in Los Angeles, returns from work to find that her only son, Walter, is missing. As the LA Police Department bungles the case, Christine worries herself sick over the next five months until the police say they’ve found Walter.

The police have in fact found a boy, but it’s not Walter - this is all too evident to Christine once she sets eyes on the changeling. But when Christine voices her doubts about the fake Walter, the police are quick to label her insane.

With the assistance of a local clergy, Gustav Brigleb (John Malkovich), Christine seeks to prove her sanity and find her real son.

Valkyrie (12)

Thriller, Action / 120 min. / English

This movie is based on the true story of German officers who opposed Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during World War II.

In 1943, Count Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), a lieutenant colonel in the German army, is disgusted with Hitler’s slaughter of the innocent. He swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler, he says, but feels he owes more to his country.

Von Stauffenberg realizes he’s not the only one who feels this way, and with like-minded dissenters, plans an intricate plot to stop Hitler.

This film is directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men”) and co-written by Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) and Nathan Alexander.

It also stars an acclaimed cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel and Terence Stamp.

Bedtime Stories (All)

Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy / 99 min. / English

Skeeter (Adam Sandler) is a gifted storyteller but his daily life is a drudge - he’s a maintenance man in a new hotel that replaced his father’s motel. Wendy (Courtney Cox), Skeeter’s sister, hires Skeeter to baby-sit her two children.

There is nothing like imagination to win over children. The kids are fascinated by Skeeter’s bedtime story, which begins its journey at the Colosseum and winds its way into outer space.

However, something strange happens. Everything in the story crosses over into real life.

Skeeter tries to take advantage of this but it doesn’t work out so well for him.

Will the bedtime story bring him fortune or misery?

Whatever Lola Wants (12)

Drama, Romance / 115 min. / English, Arabic

Lola (Laura Ramsey) is so enthusiastic about dance that she can’t distinguish reality from fantasy. Her conservative boyfriend Jack (Assaad Bouab) is anything but supportive about her dream career and breaks up with her.

Knowing that Jack has gone to Cairo, she tracks him down but discovers that he’s already engaged to someone else.

After meeting Ismahan (Carmen Lebbos), Lola channels her frustrations into belly dancing. She encounters sexual discrimination, but works hard to overcome difficulties, making every effort possible to become the best.

More information is available on the Internet Web sites listed below

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  • City Cinema
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  • Daehan Cinema
  • DongSoong Art Center
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  • Kino Cinema
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