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The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

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Comedy duo of Rudd and Segel best bet for this weekend

“I Love You Man”

Paul Rudd stars as a real estate agent who realizes he has no best man for his impending wedding. He begins his search by going on “dates” with men, trying to find the perfect dude to fill his vacant best friend spot. He finally finds Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) who fits the bill, but he soon finds their budding relationship a stress on his engagement. Rudd finds that he must choose between his fiancée and Fife. “I Love You Man” also stars Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Ron Huebel, Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau and Aziz Ansari. The all-star comedy is rated R for pervasive language and is an hour and 50 minutes long.


Clive Owen continues his run of special agent movies, starring as MI6 agent Ray Koval. Koval and CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) leave their respective jobs to protect a top-secret formula that will bring their respective tycoon employers a massive fortune. As the two agents pit their wits against each other, they begin to fall in love. “Duplicity” also stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson and is rated PG-13 for language and some sexual content. The film is two hours and five minutes.


After an elementary school time capsule is opened in 2008, 50 years after it was buried underground, a young boy discovers a piece of paper with rows of seemingly random numbers. However, the boy’s father (Nicholas Cage) discovers that the numbers predicted every major disaster in the past five decades. The paper shows three more events, culminating in the destruction of the earth. Cage and his son must take it upon themselves to try and prevent the disaster, even if it means giving their lives in the process. “Knowing” also stars Lara Robinson, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language, and is an hour and 55 minutes long.

“The Great Buck Howard”

John Malkovich stars as Buck Howard, a washed up mentalist who once dazzled audiences with illusions and hypnosis. These days, he’s performing in extremely small venues and barely scraping by. However, he continues on with great optimism, hiring a new road manager and personal assistant, recent law-school graduate Troy Gable (Colin Hanks). Howard soon lands himself back in the spotlight, taking Gable along on a wild ride through what it’s like to be famous. “The Great Buck Howard” also stars Tom Hanks and Emily Blunt, and is rated PG for some language, and a drug reference. The film is in limited release and is one hour and 30 minutes long.

“Race to Witch Mountain”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as a taxi driver who picks up two teens who have superpowers. Johnson finds himself on the run with the pair, helping the teens escape from the bad guys following them. “Race to Witch Mountain” also stars Ciaran Hinds, Ann-Sophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig and Carla Gugino and is rated PG for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements. The film is one hour and 38 minutes long.

“The Last House on the Left”

In this remake of the 1972 horror film, an escaped prison inmate kidnaps a young girl and her friend. After the girl escapes and makes it back to her parents’ house, she shockingly discovers her attackers seeking refuge at the house. When her parents learn what happened to their daughter, they decide to make those responsible wish they were dead. “The Last House on the Left” stars Garret Dillahunt, Martha MacIsaac, Riki Lindhome, Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter. The film is rated R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape, language, nudity and drug use, and is one hour and 40 minutes long.

“Miss March”

After a comatose man wakes up and finds that his old high-school girlfriend is a centerfold in a porno magazine, he and his friend embark on a journey to crash a party and win back the girl. “Miss March” stars Molly Stanton, Holly Hindman, Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger and Raquel Alessi. The film is rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use, and is one hour and 29 minutes long.


Alan Moore’s celebrated graphic novel “Watchmen” finally makes its way to the big screen, courtesy of director Zack Snyder (“300”). The film is set in the USA, circa 1985, in an alternate universe where normal people assume costumed identities to fight crime.

However, these real-life superheroes have all gone into hiding after a recent law bans masked-vigilantism in the country. But after The Comedian, one of the superheroes, is mysteriously murdered, the heroes come out of hiding to discover their compatriot’s killer. As the heroes progress, they find themselves enveloped in a deep, dark conspiracy, which threatens their very lives.

“Watchmen” stars Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson and Malin Akerman. The film is rated R for strong graphic violence, nudity and language, and is two hours and 43 minutes long.

“Phoebe in Wonderland”

Dakota Fanning’s little sister Elle Fanning stars as Phoebe, a little girl who wants more than anything to be in the school production of “Alice and Wonderland.” Felicity Huffman plays Phoebe’s mom, who struggles to understand her rebellious daughter.

As Phoebe works to control her behavior, the unconventional drama teacher Miss Dodger, played by Patricia Clarkson, seems to be the only one able to relate to her.

The film, rated PG-13 for strong language and thematic material, follows Phoebe as she grows closer to maturity. “Phoebe in Wonderland” also stars Bill Pullman and runs for one hour and 36 minutes.

“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”

“Street Fighter” is another franchise reboot, this time in the failed genre of video game movies. “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” stars Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein, Robin Shou and Michael Clarke Duncan and is one hour and 37 minutes long. The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action.

“Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience”

The film follows the Jonas Brothers live in concert. It is filmed entirely in Disney Digital 3D and can only be viewed in this format. The movie is rated G.



Harrison Ford stars as border Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Max Brogan in “Crossing Over.” The film explores the struggle of illegal immigrants of many different cultures in Los Angeles to become legal. Also starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Jim Sturgess, the movie is rated R for strong language, violent and sexual content. “Crossing Over” is one hour and 53 minutes long.

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