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This Week's New Movies: "Moneyball", "Abduction", "Killer Elite" & More

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    Moneyball
    Brad Pitt stars in the adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of this same name about how general manager Billy Beane rebuilt the Oakland A's on a shoestring budget by taking a revolutionary approach to player evaluation--it's not as dull and dry as that sounds. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

    Abduction
    Taylor Lautner plays a young man who begins to suspect that he is not exactly who he's been told he is--a suspicion that's confirmed when a team of assassins shows up at his home. Co-starring Lily Collins, directed by John Singleton. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    "Moneyball" Trailer

    [NATL] "Moneyball" Trailer
    Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in this based on a true story baseball tale

    Killer Elite
    Jason Statham tries to rescue his mentor, Robert De Niro, from the clutches of the evil Clive Own in this battle of black-ops assassins--if only it were as good as it sounds, though we admit the scene where Statham jumps out the window while tied to a chair is pretty awesome. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    Dolphin Tale
    Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd star in these film based on the true story of Winter, a bottle-nosed dolphin rescued in Florida and nursed back to health by a man crazy enough to attach a robot fin to its busted tail. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    "Abduction"

    [NATL] "Abduction"
    Taylor Lautner plays a young man who begins to suspect that he is not exactly who he's been told he is--a suspicion that's confirmed when a team of assassins shows up at his home. Co-starring Lily Collins, directed by John Singleton, "Abduction" opens Sept. 23.

    Machine Gun Preacher
    Gerard Butler stars in this film based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealer who goes to war-torn Sudan to help rebuild homes, where he's outraged by the living conditions being endured by the nation's children. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Puncture
    Chris Evans stars in this small indie film based on the true story of a junkie lawyer who goes to war with hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that refuse to use the safest needles available. Not a very good movie, in fact, it's kinda terrible. In limited release, watch the trailer

    "Killer Elite" Trailer

    [NATL] "Killer Elite" Trailer
    Jason Statham tries to rescue his mentor, Robert De Niro, from the clutches of the evil Clive Own in this battle of black-ops assassins. Opens Sept. 23.

    Thunder Soul
    From Jamie Foxx comes this documentary about Houston's Kashmere High School Stage Band, and their reunion after more than 30 years to pay tribute to "Prof," the 92-year-old man who long ago helped transform them into a funk powerhouse. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Weekend
    A film that's been described as "the gay 'Before Sunrise,"' follows two men who spend a weekend in bars in bed, a time that will effect the rest of their lives. In limited release, watch the trailer

    The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
    Fifteen years after the death fo former CIA director William Colby, the spymaster's son takes a long hard look at the true nature of his father's career. In limited release, watch the trailer

    A Bird in the Air
    A man's quest to find the owner of a parrot that's flown into his trailer leads him to a young woman who's had an eye on him for time, and now sees a chance to spend time with him by helping him out. In limited release, watch the trailer