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DEPARTURES—The Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film directed by Yojiro Takita stars Masahiro Motoki as a classic cellist who must return to his village after losing his seat in a major symphony. He finds employment assisting in the preparation of the dead following a Japanese ritual, and at first, he keeps his new job a secret until he realizes that he has found his second calling in the important work. (PG-13) Flicks

EVERY LITTLE STEP—The documentary by James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo is full of dancing, singing and behind-the-scenes insights into the Broadway phenomenon that is A Chorus Line. The popularity of the musical is outlined starting with its epic first run in the 1970s all the way through the 80s, 90s and today. (PG-13) Flicks

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS—Quentin Tarantino directs the murder and mayhem. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) leads a squad of Jewish soldiers through Nazi occupied Europe, engaging in retribution attacks on German soldiers. On another front, Shoshanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) has fled the imminent execution of her family to hide out Paris where she takes cover as the owner of a cinema. Raine's band, called the basterds by the Germans, fall into a plot of attack with German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take out the Nazi leaders, who just happen to be appearing at Dreyfus's cinema, where she has her own revenge planned. (R) Edwards 9

PONYO—World-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki puts his spin on the story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Little Mermaid. The story follows an eager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) through her adventures in a quest to become human. A cast of actors lend their voices to the story including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin and Betty White. (G) Edwards 21

RUDY Y CURSI—Beto (Diego Luna) and Tato (Gael Garcia Bernal) Verdusco (the stars of Y tu Mama Tambien) are reunited in this movie directed by Carlos Cauron filmed in Spanish with English subtitles. The brothers' dreams of playing professional soccer are realized when they get recruited to play in Mexico City. At first they are rivals on two different teams, but they find a common ground in their desire to buy their mother a new house. Being in the spotlight comes with a price and the bitter realities of fame and addiction threaten to tear them to shreds before the brothers can realize their full potential as athletes and men. (R) Flicks

SHORTS—From Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez, the family-friendly fantasy tale is about being careful what you wish for in life. A young boy named Toby Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) and his parents (Jon Cryer and Leslie Mann) live in a small town where everyone works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries. Mr. Black's (James Spader) latest invention has taken the world by storm, but all young Toby wants is some friends. When a magical rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, Toby gets his wish, but he and his friends have to try and save the day when the rock falls into the hands of the power hungry adults. Dr. Noseworthy is played by William H. Macy. (PG) Edwards 9

X GAMES 3D: THE MOVIE—Watch in awe as the featured athletes including Shaun White (skateboarding and snowboarding), Travis Pastrana (moto cross and rally-car racing), Danny Way (skateboarding), Ricky Carmichael and Kyle Loza (moto cross) and Bob Burnquist (skateboarding) fly, flip and twirl through the air at the 2008 X Games. All the 3D action, drama and raw nerves were captured by filmmaker Steve Lawrence. (PG) Edwards 21

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