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RUBY SPARKS: This brilliantly written love story is a flawless blend of comedy and drama — and this will shock the sunglasses off movie studio executives — it’ll entertain anyone, young or old, who’s ever fallen in love. The smart script resonates with universal truths about how complicated relationships can become if one person tries to sand away the other’s rough edges.
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED: The oddball comedy concerns people who answer an ad inviting them to travel back in time — a trip where safety was not guaranteed. The movie boasts that it is “from the producers of ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ ” And the directors of “Little Miss Sunshine” are behind another film, “Ruby Sparks.”
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR: OPERATION: ANTARCTICA: Batten down the hatches and set sail for a thrilling all-new holiday adventures to — dramatic pause — Antarctica! Watch as the wacky penguins discover is takes a lot more than just cute and cuddly to pull off their coolest caper yet.
EXCISION: A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother in this twisted coming-of-age shocker. Starring AnnaLynne McCord and Traci Lords.
AMERICANO: After receiving news of his mother’s death, Martin (Mathieu Demy) sets off for Los Angeles to tie up the loose ends of his rocky maternal relationship. As he digs deeper into his mother’s past, Martin discovers she had a hidden relationship with a stripper named Lola (Salma Hayek).