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"Alice in Wonderland"

Tim Burton's 3D journey down the rabbit hole dominated at the box office, but it's mostly style over substance. Grade: B

"A Prophet"

A gritty story that feels fresh, the French crime drama that's drawn comparisons to "The Godfather" is worth the hype. Grade: A-

"The Black Waters of Echo's Pond"

A group of nine friends head to an island off Maine for fun and relaxation, blissfully unaware of the island's dark past.

"The Bounty Hunter"

From the man behind "Sweet Home Alabama" comes this painfully formulaic date flick. It's as good/bad as you think based on the trailer. Grade: D+


In this B-grade erotica flick, a wife hires a hooker to seduce her husband, then report back with all the details. Yeah, that'll end well. Grade: C+

"Clash of the Titans"

The cult favorite gets a big-budget update, but the filmmakers spent more energy bringing these Greek gods to life than giving them anything to do. Grade: D-

"Death at a Funeral"

The remake of a British black comedy about the funeral of a family patriarch stars the delightful Peter Dinklage.

"Fish Tank"

A mostly bleak coming-of-age tale set in a gritty housing project outside of London, with a few rays of hope peeking out in unexpected moments. Grade: B+


Studio 35 has this celebration of American farmers and business owners who are looking for healthier, sustainable alternatives for the country's food system.

"Ghost Writer"

Roman Polanski's political thriller is a well-acted and expertly executed thriller for grown-ups from someone who knows how to pull that off. Grade: A-

"Hot Tub Time Machine"

Pulling no punches and never asking the audience to accept its irrationality, it's a clever comedy despite being inherently stupid. Grade: A

"Letters to God"

Young boy fighting cancer writers, well, letters to God.

"The Runaways"

In familiar rise-and-fall territory, the tale of the '70s all-girl rock band starts strong and hits the right tone, but stumbles across the finish line. Grade: B-

"Sin City"

Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's noir comic book series is this week's Late Night Movies pick at the Gateway.