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This Week's New Movies: "Battle: Los Angeles," "Red Riding Hood" & "Jane Eyre"




    The City of Angels gets destroyed yet again, Martians find themselves in need of mothering, two very old and very different stories about young women coming of age, a legendary gangster, a couple of award-winning art-house darling and a load more are all on offer this week. Oh, and "Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula."

    Battle: Los Angeles
    The City of Angles is targeted for destruction yet again, this time by alien invaders. Loosely based on the WW II “alien invasion” over Santa Barbara, the same incident that inspire Steven Spielberg’s “1941.” In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Jane Eyre"

    [NATL] "Jane Eyre"
    Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the latest retelling of Charlotte Brontë's classic tale of a poor young woman and her dangerous relationship with a wealthy man. (Published Friday, March 11, 2011)

    Mars Needs Moms
    From director Robert Zemeckis comes this CGI adventure about Milo, a 9-year-old boy whose mom is kidnapped by Martians who need people to look after them. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    Red Riding Hood
    Amanda Seyfried stars in this retelling of the beloved fairy tale from director Catherine “Twilight” Hardwicke, and co-starring Gary Oldman—doesn’t he have to be the villain? In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    Jane Eyre (2011)
    Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbinder star in director Cary Fukunaga's retelling of the classic story about forbidden love, class and crazy ex-wives. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Red Riding Hood"

    [NATL] "Red Riding Hood"
    Amanda Seyfried is Valerie, a young woman living in a medieval village where the townsfolk have an uneasy truce with a local werewolf. When the beast betrays their pact, werewolf hunter Father Salomon (Gary Oldman) is brought in. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010)

    Kill the Irishman
    Ray Stevenson plays Danny Greene, the real-life gangster who went to war with Cleveland's Italian mafia in the 1970s. Co-stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    3 Backyards
    Columbia University film professor won Best Director at Sundance for this portrait of three people in Long Island, each experiencing an emotionally wrenching day. Featuring great performances from Elias Koteas and Edie Falco, but be warned: this only for serious art-house film nerds. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Battle: Los Angeles"

    [NATL] "Battle: Los Angeles"
    After one great city after another falls to alien invaders, mankind makes its last stand in the City of Angels. Stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and Michael Peña. (Published Monday, Nov. 15, 2010)

    Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula
    The title says it all. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Black Death
    Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne star in this film set in England at the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague, when a young monk is called on to investigate claims that some people are coming back from the dead. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Certified Copy
    Juliette Binoche won Best Actress at Cannes lat year for this performance as an art dealer who spends the day showing around a visiting writer, played by opera star William Shimell. After a being mistaken for a married couple, they proceed to play husband-and-wife. From the director Abbas Kiarostami.  In limited release, watch the trailer

    Clash (Bay Rong)
    A Vietnamese action film about a gun for hire who must do one final job so that she can go live a normal life with her young daughter. These "last jobs" never seem to go well, do they? In limited release, watch the trailer

    Elektra Luxx
    Carla Gugino is an ex-porn star who learns she's pregnant by her dead rocker boyfriend. Things get weird when she's approached by a woman in possession of the lyrics to the dead guy's last, unmade album. Co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucy Punch, Timothy Oliphant, Adrienne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Malin Akerman. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Making the Boys
    This documentary featuring the likes of Edward Albee, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin Tony Kushner and Robert Wagner looks back at the making of "The Boys in the Band," the first play and film to reach a mainstream audience. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Chris Messina, Rashida Jones and Meital Dohan star in this story of an engaged photographer who is hired by a mysterious woman to take voyeuristic photos of her. When the situations her catches her becoming increasingly intimate, he becomes increasingly more obsessed with her. In limited release, watch the trailer