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Film Friday: ‘Monsters’ and ‘127 Hours’

Opening this weekend in theatres: two people try to escape Mexico and return to America in the alien-infused drama, Monsters; James Franco stars in the survival drama, 127 Hours; aliens are abducting the population of Earth in Skyline; and Denzel Washington stars in Tony Scott's thriller, Unstoppable.
Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli

‘The Book of Eli’ reads like post-apocalyptic disappointment

Today felt like a very long day, made all the longer by what I can only call an exasperating movie. At 7:30 tonight I was at Warner's public screening for The Book of Eli, which stars Denzel Washington as a religious wanderer with a crazy kung fu grip. The story falls under the usual "post-apocalyptic America" plot where a long-forgotten war has left the country, and most likely the world, devastated and practically unlivable, which effectively ends all civilization as we know it.
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DVD Tuesday: ‘G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra’ & ‘Taking Of Pelham 123’

Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra makes those action figures from the 80s look even more realistic; Denzel Washington stars in the thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3; the documentary Food, Inc. will make you think twice about where you buy your groceries; and Hayden Panettiere stars in the comedy, I Love You, Beth Cooper.
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DVD Tuesday: ‘American Gangster’, ‘Michael Clayton’

Take a trip down New York's criminal memory lane this week, with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in a tale of a drug lord who seizes control on the streets of Harlem. Also arriving this week, George Clooney stars in the drama Michael Clayton, and a documentary explores the life of Kurt Cobain through audio and an almost dream-like video collage.