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Food, Inc.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. The film reveals how complicated and compromised the once-simple process of growing crops and raising livestock to feed ourselves and our families has become. But, it also reminds us that despite what appears to be at times a hopeless situation, each of us still has the ability to vote on this issue every day — at breakfast, lunch and dinner. PG for some thematic material and disturbing images/94m/F/Magnolia

Public Enemies

The story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger, the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the No. 1 target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI. Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, Rory Cochrane, Stephen Lang. R for gangster violence and some language/140m/S/Universal

Ugly Truth

Abby is a romantically challenged morning-show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when she's teamed with Mike Chadway, a hard-core TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines. R for sexual content and language/96m/S/Sony

Summer Hours (L' Heure d'ete)

In French with English subtitles

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Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Renier, Charles Berling, Edith Scob. Not Rated/100m/F/IFC

Lemon Tree

In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles

Salma, a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli defense minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank. The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma's trees pose a threat to the minister's safety and issue orders to uproot them. Together with Ziad Daud, her young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Her struggle raises the interest of the defense minister's wife, who is trapped in her new home in an unhappy life. Despite their differences and the borders between them, the two women develop an invisible bond, while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and her lawyer. Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Danny Leshman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Tarik Kopty, Amos Lavi, Amnon Wolf NR/106m/F/IFC

Whatever Works

An eccentric New Yorker abandons his upper-class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the South and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. Directed and written by Woody Allen. Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Henry Cavill, Kristen Johnston, Michael McKean. PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, brief nude images and thematic material/92m/F/Sony Pictures Classics

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis. PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality/153m/S/Warner Bros.


Sacha Baron Cohen's gay Austrian supermodel Bruno finds himself on a quest to become a celebrity in the US of A. He is self-indulgent, delusional and completely unaware of how his actions might affect others. Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Elton John, Sting, Snoop Dogg, Bono, Ron Paul, Josh Meyers. R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language/88m/F/Universal

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

On a mission to rescue hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna run amuck, and meet a relentless, dino-hunting weasel. PG for some mild rude humor and peril/94m/F/Fox

The Proposal

When a high-powered book editor faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting assistant Andrew, who she's tormented for years. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family, and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Akerman, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, Denis O'Hare, Betty White. PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language/108m/S/Disney


A covert government program trains animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan. PG for some mild action and rude humor/88m/S/Disney


The loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decide to adopt a child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. But almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, an alarming series of events begins to unfold. Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder. R for disturbing, violent content, some sexuality and language/116m/S/WB