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Weekend Movie Guide: I'll take Monsters over Aliens

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E.T. resumes career after long layoff. | Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

Does anyone else have the same feeling about Monsters vs. Aliens that I do? Namely, "Gee, I wish Pixar had made this movie instead of DreamWorks." It's either very sad or very cynical that two fine actors like Martin Donovan and Virginia Madsen are doing rote horror pics like The Haunting in Connecticut. The premise of 12 Rounds is that a criminal is manipulating a cop after the cop kills the criminal's girlfriend. Is it just me or does that seem like a reasonable response? Skip The Education of Charlie Banks and wait for next week's very similarly-toned Adventureland. Spinning Into Butter stars Sarah Jessica Parker. So...I won't be seeing it.

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Monsters vs. Aliens
The Haunting in Connecticut
12 Rounds
The Education of Charlie Banks
Spinning Into Butter

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Monsters vs. Aliens
The Haunting in Connecticut
12 Rounds
The Education of Charlie Banks
Spinning Into Butter

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Monsters vs. Aliens

The Haunting in Connecticut

12 Rounds

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Spinning Into Butter