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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Jan. 22

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans—Arthouse director Werner Herzog brings to life the story of New Orleans police sergeant Terrence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) who injures his back while saving a life during Hurricane Katrina. Pain medication leads McDonagh down a path of addiction until he finds himself wrapped up with notorious drug dealer Big Fate (Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner). This formerly good lieutenant quickly turns terrifyingly bad. (R) Flicks

Extraordinary Measures—The aging-ever-gracefully Harrison Ford stars as eccentric Dr. Robert Stonehill, a man tasked with searching for a cure for a rare genetic disorder affecting John (Brendan Fraser) and Aileen Crowley's (Keri Russell) children. Based on a true story, the Crowleys struggle to raise enough money to fund Stonehill's research and learn as much about themselves and Stonehill as they do the disease. The tagline for this tear-jerker? "Don't hope for a miracle. Make one." (PG)

Legion—Good and evil battle it out once again in this scary Scott Stewart-directed flick as Archangel Michael (the brooding Paul Bettany) leads a band of strangers trapped in a diner against a horde of angry angels. God, unhappy with mankind once again, sends a legion of his winged masses to straighten out the (his?) mess, turning Paradise Falls into anything but. Apocalyptic cliches abound—an unborn child may be humanity's only hope, blah, blah—but if the rest of the movie keeps pace with the old lady-turned-demon seen in the movie trailer, Legion promises to provide a scream or two. (R)

To Save a LifeA popular teen comes face-to-face with the challenges of high-school life after the death of a childhood friend. Rated PG-13 because of mature themes, such as teen drinking, drug content, sexuality and suicide. (PG-13)

The Tooth Fairy—Derek Thompson (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is a ruthless, molar-mutilating minor league hockey player. But after smashing a kid's dreams, he gets summoned to do one week's hard labor as a real-life tooth fairy. With the help of the Tooth Fairy Department supervisor Lily (Julie Andrews), some shrinking paste, a little invisibility spray and some cat-away, Thompson learns the tricks of the fairy trade, gaining some much needed humility along the way. (PG)

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