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Weekend Movie Guide: Catch-up time!

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the worst opening weekend of the year! Granted, it's only the first weekend of the year but with a mere one movie opening--one!--I think it may hold the title for the next 51 weeks. That movie, of course, is One Missed Call. It's your typical, 'let's trick bored teenagers into seeing another bad re-make of a better Japanese horror film.' I thought that trend had run its course, but sadly that's not the case.

A much better way to spend your movie dollars this weekend is to catch-up on one of the many worthwhile films that have opened recently: There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Into the Wild, Walk Hard, American Gangster, Sweeney Todd, Juno, Persepolis, The Orphanage, The Great Debaters, The Savages, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Atonement, Charlie Wilson's War and The Kite Runner