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This Week's New Movies: "Burlesque" Is "Faster" Than "Love and Other Drugs"

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    "Burlesque"
    Somewhere along the way writer-director Steve Antin must’ve looked at the success his sister Robin was having with her burlesque troupe, The Pussycat Dolls, and thought, Hey, that’d be a hell of a movie! Stir in some “Showgirls,” cast Christina Aguilera in the lead (did you see her in that “Lady Marmalade" video? She is burlesque!). Just add water, makes its own sauce. In theaters everywhere Wednesday, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Faster"
    Dwayne Johnson gets out of prison and dedicates his life to killing everyone involved in his brothers death, while Billy Bob Thornton plays the cop trying to keep the body count to a minimum. In theaters everywhere Wednesday, watch the trailer

    "Burlesque"

    [NATL] "Burlesque"
    Christina Aguilera stars alongside Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell and bunch of other folks you used to like, in this "Showgirls" rip-off. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

    "Love and Other Drugs"
    Jake Gyllenhaal falls for Anne Hathaway in this adaptation of the memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman." The trailer reminds us too much of "Sweet November," starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. In theaters everywhere Wednesday, watch the trailer

    "Tangled"
    The folks at Disney understand that at the end of the day—or movie—a great villain can carry just about any movie. Luckily, “Tangled,” the Mouse’s new retelling of the story of Rapunzel, doesn't disappoint. In theaters everywhere Wednesday, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Tangled"

    [NATL] "Tangled"
    Mandy Moore and Zach Levi star in Disney's newest retelling of the story of Rapunzel, featuring a standout performance from Broadway great Donna Murphy. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

    "The King's Speech"
    Britons! And royals! And a disability--Oh my! “The King’s Speech” is so dripping with Oscar bait, you’re almost embarrassed for it. And yet, two hours later, the story told is so well crafted, you totally forgive the film its naked ambitions and the fact that it’s basically “Hoosiers” for people with speech defects. In limited on Friday, read our review and watch the trailer

    "The Nutcracker in 3D"
    Elle Fanning, John Turturro and Nathan Lane star in this absolutely bananas looking retelling of the classic Christmas tale. In limited on Wednesday, watch the trailer

    "The King's Speech"

    [NATL] "The King's Speech"
    Colin Firth stars as Prince Albert, a man with a crippling speech impediment who suddenly finds himself the king of a nation on the brink of war. Co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)