Here ya go. The movies that are opening today….

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New releases this week
Click on the film’s title to read a full review.
Grindhouse
If your head’s in the right place, this pair of exploitation films can be a heckuva lot of fun.
The Hoax
Richard Gere gets his best role ever as an author who cooks up a bogus biography of Howard Hughes.
First Snow
Guy Pearce’s strong performance anchors this well-crafted thriller of psychic predictions that come true.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Cannes top-prize winner concerns a derailed freedom fight in which brother fights brother for the same cause.
Into Great Silence
Documentary about the Grand Chartreuse monastery isn’t about zeal, devotion or faith, but simple happiness.
Avenue Montaigne
Fluffy soufflé of a film follows a sprite who takes a job at a cafe and proceeds to affect the lives of the clientele.
Inland Empire
David Lynch’s latest is even more plotless than his other work, but it will seriously change your mood for hours.
The Reaping
Religious allusions in this supernatural thriller don’t register as strongly as The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby.
Are We Done Yet?
No cleverness was exerted as Ice Cube settles down with the mother of the brats from Are We There Yet?
The Night of the White Pants
Pointless, badly acted and rushed tale follows a Dallas millionaire during a wild night on the town.
Firehouse Dog (opened Wednesday)
When a firefighter’s son brings a canine movie star to the firehouse, the dog brightens everyone’s spirits.
More movie reviews
Read about all the movies now playing in local theaters.

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