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Marley & Me

Marley & Me: Household devastation and scandalous fecal shenanigans grace this account of the "world's worst dog" and his owners (Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston). Sweet and wise and often laugh-out-loud funny. >More
 Bolt, Quantum of Solace

Bolt: In this animated offering, a canine TV star (voiced by John Travolta) is accidentally shipped from his closed Hollywood environs to New York City, and then come revelations about heroism, friendship and love. There's never any real question regarding Bolt and his friends' ultimate success or failure, but this is one of the wittiest Disney outings in years. >More

A New York critic and part-time academic (Ben Kingsley) becomes sexually involved with an admiring student (Penelope Cruz). >More
 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Milk

 Ashes of Time Redux, I've Loved You So Long

 Sex Drive, What Just Happened

 Changeling, Choke

Changeling: Taking his sweet time as usual, Clint Eastwood directed this 1920s period piece about a Los Angeles single mom (Angelina Jolie) who gets put through the ringer for insisting that the boy returned to her by the LAPD is not her son, who mysteriously disappeared five months before. Jolie has never seemed more vulnerable, but the movie itself is a little cut and dried, a true-crime B-movie tricked out like an Oscar-bait A-movie. >More
 Frozen River, Nights in Rodanthe

Frozen River: In Courtney Hunt's close-to-the-bone look at a woman who smuggles illegal aliens across the Canadian-U.S. border in order to put food on her table, Melissa Leo gives an utterly vanity-free performance that invites all sorts of responses. The movie works as a piece of Kmart realism, but it's also a thriller, which Hunt handles with the same low-key finesse. >More
 Bottle Shock

 Pride and Glory, RocknRolla

Pride and Glory: Suffering from a bad case of those NYPD blues, Pride and Glory stars Colin Ferrell as a dirty cop and Edward Norton as a police investigator who must choose between family and honor. Jon Voight gets off some nice line readings as a police chief of the Old School, but Ferrell doesn't seem to know the difference between emotion and emoting, and Norton (like the movie) doesn't show us anything new. >More
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