In Theaters Today: The Book of Eli, The Lovely Bones, The Spy Next Door

by | January 15, 2010 at 3:16 PM | The Movies

This weekend sees the release of Denzel Washington’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli, which David Letterman described as “creepy in all the right ways,” as well as Jackie Chan’s comedy The Spy Next Door, and the wide release of Peter Jackson’s unique look at grief and loss, The Lovely Bones. Also, in limited release is The Last Station, a film about the life of Leo Tolstoy starring Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and Paul Giamatti.


The Book of Eli
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Denzel Washington stars as a man in a post-apocalyptic world traveling across what used to be America to protect a sacred book from Gary Oldman.

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The Lovely Bones
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Peter Jackson returns with a sad and moving tale that nonetheless may offer some consolation to families visited by tragedy. Saoirse Ronan stars as 14-year-old Susie Salmon, an ordinary girl in 1973 suburbia who falls victim to a serial murderer (Stanley Tucci), which puts her spirit into the beautifully rendered In-Between – not alive, but not moving on, either, as she has to wrestle with her desire for revenge against her killer and the need for her family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Rose McIver) to heal from their grief.

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The Spy Next Door
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Jackie Chan stars as a CIA superspy who tries to settle down with his neighbor and her three kids, who prove to be a tougher challenge than anything he did in his career.

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The Last Station
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Christopher Plummer stars as the renowned Russian author Leo Tolstoy, a man in the waning years of his life struggling between his professed principles and the luxurious hedonistic life he can lead as a wealthy man who flees from his home and his thirteen children, only to discover he’s too ill to leave the train station. Helen Mirren and Paul Giamatti also star.

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