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Lots of Romantic Comedies and horror this week.
“For Colored Girls” – based on the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”. Each woman represents a serious issue facing black women, including rape, abortion and domestic violence.
The all-star cast includes Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray, and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman’s” Kimberly Elise. It’s directed by Tyler Perry. (Rated R)
“The Romantics” – Katie Holmes plays a bridesmaid trying to avoid getting sucked into a love triangle with her ex-boyfriend on the night before his wedding. “True Blood” actress Anna Paquin plays the bride and Josh Duhamel is the groom. (PG-13)
“Life as We Know It” – a romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as godparents who can’t stand each other. But after their goddaughter is orphaned, they move in together for her sake and eventually fall in love. (PG-13)
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” – Keir Gilchrist checks himself into a hospital’s psychiatric ward and gets stuck with the nutcases for five days. “The Hangover’s” Zach Galifianakis plays an older patient who takes him under his wing and Emma Roberts plays another troubled teen he falls in love with. (Rated PG)
“You Again” – Kristen Bell finds out her brother is marrying her high school rival: Odette Yustman, “Cloverfield”. Betty White as Kristen’s grandma. And Kristen’s mom and Odette’s aunt were ALSO high school rivals. They’re played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver. (Rated PG)
“Middle Men” – Luke Wilson plays a businessman who immerses himself in the sex industry while helping build the world’s first billing company for online smut. Kelsey Grammer is a senator he blackmails, and James Caan is a mobster collecting on a loan. (Rated R)
“Paranormal Activity 2″ – This time the action takes place at the home of Katie’s sister and her unsuspecting husband. And since it’s a prequel, Katie’s back too. (Rated R)
“My Soul to Take” – A serial killer vows to kill seven kids born the night he died. When people start dying, the survivors think one of them is the reincarnated killer. It’s written and directed by “Nightmare on Elm Street” genius Wes Craven. (Rated R)
“I Spit on Your Grave” – A remake of the deeply disturbing 1978 cult classic about a woman who’s abused and raped by a group of men. She escapes and comes back to get her revenge by torturing and killing each of them. (Rated R)
“Wild Target” – A British comedy about a lovestruck assassin who ends up protecting the girl he was sent to kill. The assassin’s played by Bill Nighy, who you know as Davey Jones in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. And Emily Blunt plays the girl. “Harry Potter’s” Rupert Grint gets recruited for her protection too. (Rated PG-13)
“Tamara Drewe” – “Prince of Persia” Gemma Arterton stars in a British comedy about a woman who returns to her childhood home and causes chaos when all the men realize how hot she’s become. (Rated R)
“Ong Bak 3″ – Tony Jaa returns to once again star as a 15th century Thai warrior named Tien. In this one, Tien is almost beaten to death, and then has to rebuild his strength before a final battle with a supernatural warrior named the “Demon Crow”. (Rated R)
So what will you be running out to get?