It looks likes this week, the only good possibility is with a new collaboration between veteran director Martin Scorsese, and Leonardo DiCaprio, whom Scorsese refers to as his “muse” .  “Shutter Island” has DiCaprio portraying a Federal Marshal investigating the mysterious disappearance of a patient from a mental hospital.  DiCaprio has previously worked with Scorsese in “The Aviator” (2004) and “The Departed” (2006)  quite sussessfully. Time and the box office will tell if  this film continues the trend.

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NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

Shutter Island

A slow burning freak-out from director Martin Scorsese about two federal marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) investigating a disappearance at a mental hospital for the criminally insane.

The White Ribbon

Sinister things are happening, always with children around, in a quiet hamlet in pre-World War I Germany. Beautifully shot in black and white, this chilling film raises questions about the nature of evil.

Happy Tears

Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein, this film follows two sisters (Parker Posey and Demi Moore) who come together to care for their demented father.

Blood Done Sign My Name

Nate Parker stars in this drama about a relatively unknown murder in 1970 that helped galvanize the civil rights struggle in North Carolina.

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