Opening Wide This Weekend: Taken, The Uninvited, New in Town

by | January 30, 2009 at 2:54 PM | The Movies


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Taken
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Liam Neeson doesn’t know who they are, and he doesn’t know what they want. He can tell them he doesn’t have money, but what he does have are a very particular set of skills; skills he has acquired over a very long career; skills that make him a nightmare for people like them. He will look for them, he will find them, and he will kill them. He is trying to save his daughter, and he will tear down the Eiffel Tower if he has to!

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The Uninvited
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David Strathairn has found a new girlfriend in the aftermath of his wife’s death in the form of Elizabeth Banks, but his two young daughters (Arielle Kebbel, Emily Browning) think she might be a murderer.

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New In Town
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Renee Zellweger is a fast-rising executive whose go-getter attitude forces her to move from Miami to Minnesota, and she’s in for a culture shock when she runs into Harry Connick Jr. out there.

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The Wrestler
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A broken down and fading professional wrestling star, Randy “The Ram” Robinson, tries to figure out how to mend the wreckage of his life after he’s told he can no longer do the one thing he loves most. Mickey Rourke is nominated for Best Actor, and Marisa Tomei is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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The Reader
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Young David Kross stars as a teenage boy who has an enigmatic, torrid and life-changing love affair with an older woman named Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), only to discover years later that she has a dark Nazi past. This trauma troubles him long after he becomes an adult (Ralph Fiennes). Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.

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Milk
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Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk, America’s first openly gay elected official, in the story of his life and death. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Josh Brolin.

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