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This Is It (G)

Documentary / 111 / English

Coming on the heels of Michael Jackson’s death, director Kenny Ortega’s film documents the King of Pop’s rehearsals for his never-to-be “This Is It” tour. This highly anticipated documentary, which incorporates both on-stage and behind-the-scenes footage from Jackson’s last days, was originally going to be a straight-to-DVD release. But in light of the pop star’s death just before the tour, the backers of the film scheduled a worldwide theatrical release. The soundtrack includes some of his past hits like “Beat It” and “Bad” as well as his new single “This Is It.”

Killer Bride’s Perfect Crime (15)

Comedy, Thriller / 97 / Japanese

“Killer Bride’s Perfect Crime” is the directorial film debut of actor and D.J. Goro Kishitani. The film, which initially was given the working title “Dead Heat Virgin Road,” follows the story of a woman named Hiroko Numajiri (Juri Ueno) who is about to get married to the handsome Kenichiro.

But an unlikely chain of events happens the day before her wedding. As these wacky events play out, we eventually find Hiroko running away with a suicidal woman named Fukuko Kobayashi, played by Yoshino Kimura, and a strange friendship begins to form as they continue on with their journey.

The Time Traveler’s Wife (12)

Drama, Romance / 107 / English

Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” stars Eric Bana as Henry, a Chicago librarian who has a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time at unpredictable and random times.

His wife, Clare, played by Rachel McAdams, struggles to keep up with Henry’s constant, random and often dangerous disappearances.

The film simultaneously mixes science fiction and romance, investigates the mysteries of love and answers existential questions on miscommunication in relationships.

Paju (18)

Drama / 111 / Korean

Starring actor Lee Seon-gyoon and actress Seo Woo, this melodramatic tale introduces a schoolgirl who falls in love with her older sister’s husband. When her older sister dies mysteriously, Eun-mo (Seo) suspects her sister’s husband of murder. He is the only one who knows the secret behind her sister’s death. This is director Park Chan-ok’s third feature-length film after “Warm Swamp” and “Jealousy is My Middle Name.”

Sam’s Lake (15)

Horror, Thriller / 87 / English

This spine-tingling film follows Sam, a young woman who returns to her secluded lakeside cottage every summer. She grew up there as a child and often goes back to reconnect with past memories in the isolated forest.

Long ago, there was a brutal murder in the area, and locals are still haunted by disappearances. This time around, Sam is joined by a group of young urbanites, who quickly notice that something isn’t quite right in the towns that surround the lake. They eventually learn about the murder and the legend behind it.

They all must overcome their fears and face what happened at Sam’s Lake.

Stormbreaker (12)

Action, Family, Adventure / 93 / English

After his uncle dies, Alex Rider’s life changes forever. Alex (Alex Pettyfer) discovers that his uncle was not a banker - rather, he was a super MI6 agent who was killed on his way back from his latest mission.

An MI6 team convinces Alex to work for them, and his first mission is to find out more about the Stormbreakers, which are high-tech virtual reality computers.

Alex realizes that he must find the creator of the systems, a man named Darrius Sayle (Mickey Rourke).

The new MI6 agent must return to Britain to save England from Sayle after he makes a shocking discovery about the computers and their purpose.

The Cove (G)

Documentary / 92 / English

In Taiji, Japan, there’s a dark and shocking secret kept in a beautiful cove that’s surrounded by barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs.

Ironically, former dolphin trainer Ric O’ Barry actually captured and trained the dolphins that appeared in the television sensation “Flipper.” But he eventually came to realize that these intelligent and sensitive sea creatures must never be kept in captivity and tortured.

In this film, O’Barry documents his mission to stop the dolphin killings in a remote cove off the coast of Japan.

O’Barry uncovers how and why the fishermen of Taiji do what they do and reveals how dangerous this practice is to humans. This film also shows how these fishermen will do anything to stop people from seeing what really goes on in the water.

These synopses were culled from http://www.imdb.com and http://movie.naver.com.
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