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Weekend Movie Guide: Shop! Kill! Kill!

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Considering the downward-trending turbulence of our current economic environment, now might not be the best time to release a movie that so glories in conspicuous consumption like Confessions of a Shopaholic. Then again, it has the winsome Isla Fisher so it might be worth a look. Clive Owen rules. Naomi Watts sort of rules. Considering that, why can't I get excited about The International. It just feels so...generic. Oh, great. Another classic horror film is getting raped, er, re-packaged, er, re-made for today's audiences. The new Friday the 13th "film" better have copious amounts of gore and pointless nudity. And when are they re-doing Leprechaun?

Two Lovers (see our excellent LAist review here) is a bittersweet tale about the awful choices that love sometimes forces one to make. Do you choose a boring, stable life or do you pursue the true answer to your heart's question? Gomorra was one of the most exciting and well-made foreign-language films of the year so, naturally, it was not nominated for an Oscar. When will these stodgy morons ever learn? Given that documentaries are always cool and 3D movies are even cooler, I can only imagine that Under the Sea 3D will be fantastic. Are people still interested in kiddie rapist Roman Polanski? Did we really need Polanski?