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Is it just me or do the weird, little Mormon books by Stephanie Meyer not exactly qualify as a "saga"? And why does no one discuss the awful examples of social behavior (e.g. how awesome it is to date violent, distant men) that the books promote? Nevertheless, here comes Twilight Saga: New Moon. It will make close to a hundred million dollars this weekend, and in a few years people will barely remember it. I'm much more excited about Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Werner Herzog + a fully-caffeinated Nic Cage + a sleepwalking Eva Mendes = awesome. Yes, I am dead serious. Michael Oher has a great story which I'm sure will be watered-down and simplified in The Blind Side. Hey Hollywood -- less accents, more story!

I can't be certain of it, but by all estimations Planet 51 will probably suck incredible balls. Maybe it's time for everyone else to give up making animated films and just give their money to Pixar. Yes, I am dead serious. In Defamation, director Yoav Shamir explores the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" I am willing to bet that anyone who sees Defamation will not see New Moon. Whatever happened to John Woo? He's back in China directing movies such as Red Cliff, a historical epic covering the Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. The question is -- were there slow-motion doves in ancient China?

Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews and Previews after the jump!

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New Moon
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
The Blind Side
Planet 51
Defamation
Red Cliff

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New Moon
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
The Blind Side
Planet 51
Defamation
Red Cliff

Previews

New Moon

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

The Blind Side

Planet 51

Red Cliff