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Movie Preview Thursday: Knocked Up, Day Watch, Mr. Brooks, Gracie + more!

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The plucky underdogs are front and center this weekend during a brief break between the summer sequel heavyweights. They’ll be trying to steal what little bit of box office they can post-Pirates, pre-Ocean. Have to move fast though, Clooney and his Ocean’s crew seduce your ticket dollars next week with their sensitive eyes, well-tailored suits and charmingly witty speech-cadence.

Knocked Up - Seth Rogen accidentally impregnates Katherine Heigl during a one-night-stand (I should be so lucky), hilarity ensues. Damn near the entire cast of cult hit “Freaks and Geeks” make appearances in the film. Advance word on this movie has been VERY positive. Director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin) knows how to make people laugh. He's also a marketing genius as evident by the funnyordie clip he has going around with Michael Cera.

Crazy Love -The name says it all. A documentary about the love/hate relationship between Linda Riss and Burt Pugach in all of its adulterous, violent, passionate glory. Sending a girl flowers is quaint, sending hired goons to throw lye in her face and blind her for life...that's crazy love.

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Day Watch - Part two of the Russian gothic-horror "Night Watch" trilogy (the first film, "Night Watch" came out in 2004, "Dusk Watch" is in production) again deals with the forces of light and dark battling it out in Moscow. There's a more involved plot with vampires and all manner of supernatural beings, but its too convoluted to share in this space. Know this, "Day Watch" is Russia's first post-communism film to hit $30 million in receipts. That's not saying much in our land of billion-dollar blockbusters, but in Russia it was absolutely colossal.

More new movie releases after the jump...