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new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘The A-Team,’ ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Letters to Juliet,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE The A-Team: A stirring drama of wrongly convicted patriots who get mad and kick some ass. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The A-Team (1983-1987): The entire series is newly available in a cool new box set. • The Great Escape (1963): This Steve McQueen military classic … more…

Planet 51 (review)

Much of what might have made it appealing to true devotees of science fiction and cinema, like how it’s a pastiche of 1950s B-movies, is lost when its parodying of the paranoia and xenophobia of those films is so relentlessly trite and obvious…

Easy Virtue (review)

If Noel Coward had written *Meet the Parents,* it might look something like this: witty and wise and totally lacking in poop jokes.

opening in the U.S. and Canada May 20-22: ‘Terminator Salvation,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ ‘Dance Flick,’ more

opening wide Terminator Salvation: “Hello, my name is John Connor. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Know what my favorite bit of inexcusably implausible nonsense here is? I adore how the floorplan for the high-security “federal archives” that supposedly exist (they don’t) under the Smithsonian on … more…

trailer break: ‘Easy Virtue’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Based on a Noel Coward play, and starring Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes (the cutie Prince Caspian), Kristin Scott Thomas, and Colin Firth? How long will we have to wait to see this in the U.S.? Easy Virtue opens in the U.K. on November 7; no U.S. … more…