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Valentine’s Day (15)

Romance, Comedy / 125 / English

This love-themed tale follows the ups and downs of several couples on the most romantic day of the year.

Kate (Julia Robers), an Army officer on leave, is relaxing on her flight from Iraq to Los Angeles when she meets Holden (Bradley Cooper), a gay man whose lover is a football player (Eric Dane) who has yet to come out of the closet. The owner of a florist shop, Reed (Ashton Kutcher), proposes to his girlfriend Morley (Jessica Alba). And Liz (Anne Hathaway), an assistant who works at a big talent agency, navigates through her romantic relationship with mail room assistant Jason (Topher Grace). While some find romance and love on Valentine’s Day, others must cope with heartbreak.

You’ll Miss Me (12)

Drama / 92 / French

This take on the British romantic comedy “Love Actually” follows six lonely hearts in France. The film initially centers on psychiatrist Max (Michel Lonsdale), writer Marcel Henri (Pierre Arditi) and editor Olivier (Patrick Mille), who are all bachelors making their way through a bustling French airport.

Their paths intersect with three single women, widow Fanny (Monique Chaumette), teacher Lila (Anne Marivin) and cancer patient Julia (Carole Bouquet).

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (12)

Fantasy / 118 / English

Based on a Greek mythology novel by Rick Riordan, this film chronicles teenager Percy Jackson’s (Logan Lerman) adventures.

After he discovers that he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon (Kevin Kidd), Percy and his friends Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) - a daughter of the goddess Athena - and Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson) embark on a quest across present-day America. The goal: rescue Percy’s mother and prevent a war between Zeus (Sean Bean), Poseidon and Hades (Steve Coogan).

The Wolfman (18)

Action, Thriller / 102 / English

Director Joe Johnston’s remake of the 1941 horror classic is set in the 1880s, with protagonist Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) reuniting with his father (Anthony Hopkins) after the disappearance of his brother. When his brother’s fiancee, Gwen (Emily Blunt), contacts Lawrence to help find her missing love, he returns home to help.

Upon his return, he learns about a creature that has been killing the villagers in his town, and when an inspector comes to investigate, they discover more about this blood-thirsty creature.

To end the slaughter and protect his loved ones, Lawrence must track down this beast and kill it. But during the hunt he uncovers an unimaginable, primal side to himself.

Kisaragi (12)

Mystery, Comedy / 108 / Japanese

One year after model Miki Kisagiri commits suicide, a group of five loyal fans decide to meet to commemorate the anniversary of her death. After meeting and talking about her death, the five - fan club leader Iemoto (Shun Oguri), Oda Yuuji (Yusuke Santamaria), Snake (Koide Keisuke), Yasuo (Muga Tsukaji) and Ichigo Musume (Teruyuki Kagawa) - soon realize that she may have actually been murdered. Their suspicions unveil more clues that ultimately lead them closer to the truth behind the death of the beloved model.


Confucius (12)

Action, Drama / 108 / Mandarin

Actor Chow Yun-Fat (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) returns to the big screen as Chinese philosopher Confucius. This biopic focuses in particular on the philosopher’s early life, starting with his birth in 551 B.C. into an aristocratic family. But the family quickly loses its status, and Confucius becomes an orphan, growing up in poverty. Still, he manages to educate himself and become a private tutor for sons of wealthy parents.

His life begins to change as he tries to find ways to restore order in a chaotic China, having a major influence on Asia.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (G)

Animation, Family / 90 / English

Loosely based on the children’s storybook of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett, this animated film follows Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), who thinks he’s a genius and attempts to invent useful things with his mother’s support.

After she passes away, though, he’s left alone with his father, who sells sardines.

When the town he lives in plunges into an economic crisis, Flint decides to try his latest invention: a machine that can turn water into food. When something goes wrong with his test, though, the machine rockets into the sky. What comes down is an unexpected surprise.

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