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This Week's New Movies: "The Eagle," "Gnomeo & Juliet," and "Cedar Rapids"




    Friday brings us a surprisingly good swords-and-sandals saga, a wretched Shakespeare re-telling, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, The Bieber, a raunchy but sweet comedy, and a thriller about an ambulance chaser and an EMT.

    "The Eagle"
    A Roman soldier (Channing Tatum) and his slave (Jamie Bell) set off on an epic adventure to retrieve the gold standard of a fallen legion. Imagine Capture the Flag meets "Trading Places." In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Gnomeo and Juliet"
    A brutally dull re-telling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about two star-crossed lovers whose families have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember, but this time they're GNOMES!!! In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    "The Eagle"

    [NATL] "The Eagle"
    Marcus (Channingn Tatum) and his slave, Esca (Jamie Bell), benture into northern England to retrieve the Eagle standard of the fallen Ninth Roman Legion. (Published Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011)

    "Just Go With It"
    Adam Sandler convinces Jennifer Aniston to pretend to be his ex-wife so he can get Brooklyn Decker into bed. Have fun with that. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"
    The story of Bieber's climb from street performer to YouTube sensation to global superstar -- in 3D! In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    "Cedar Rapids"

    [NATL] "Cedar Rapids"
    A naive young man (Ed Helms) is sent by his father to the big city, where he "got beat up, got completely blotto and befriended a prostitute--it was awesome." Co-stars John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat and Rob Corddry. (Published Monday, Dec. 27, 2010)

    "Cedar Rapids"
    Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) is sent to represent his company at a big insurance convention, but gets swallowed up by the mean streets of Iowa, falling in with loose women, drugs, booze and all manner of ill repute. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Sosa (Ricardo Darin) is an ambulance chaser who falls for Lujan (Martina Gusman), a beautiful EMT. Together they make a desperate attempt to break free of their old lives. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer


    [NATL] "Carancho"
    The romance between an ambulance chaser and a E.R. doctor is jeopardized when he stumbles upon a horrifying black market in Argentina. Stars Ricardo Darín of "The Secret in Their Eyes." (Published Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011)

    "Orgasm Inc."
    Documentarian Liz Canner takes at look at the way the pharmaceutical industry tries to make money off women's pursuit of sexual gratification. IIn limited release, watch the trailer

    "The Sky Turns" ("El cielo gira")
    Some 35 years after leaving her native village in northwestern Spain, documentarian Mercedes Alvarez returns to talk the 14 remaining inhabitants on topics ranging from Caesar to Bush. In limited release, watch the trailer