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This Week's New Movies: "Water for Elephants" Takes Center Ring



    Madea! And Elephants! And Cats! Oh my... 

    Madea's Big Happy Family
    The latest family comedy from Tyler Perry, the man's art isn't our cup of tea, but Spike Lee really should cool it with the "coonery" comments--and the posters for this film have been nothing short of awesome. In theaters everywhere

    Water for Elephants
    Robert Pattinson stars as veterinary student who runs off to join the circus, where he meets up with a ringmaster, Christoph Waltz, who abuses his animals, and his beautiful wife, Reese Witherspoon. We don't want to give away too much, but even Witherspoon has called her love scenes with R-Patz "disappointing." In theaters everywhere, read our review an watch the trailer

    "Incendies," Canada's Best Foreign Film Nominee, Drops a Trailer

    [NATL] "Incendies"
    A pair of twins learn upon the reading of their mother's will that their father is still alive and they have a brother they never knew about, sending them on journey to the Middle East to learn the truth about their past. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    African Cats
    Disney presents a documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson about, well, African cats. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
    Morgan Spurlock has made a documentary about product placement that he funded entirely with product placement. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    The Bang Bang Club
    Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Philippe star as two members of a group of photographers who covered the civil unrest that killed more than 20,000 South Africans during the final days of Apartheid. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Bang Bang Club" Trailer Stars Phillippe & Kitsch as Photogs in South Africa

    [NATL] "The Bang Bang Club"
    Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch star in this film based on a real-life group of photographers who chronicled life in the townships of South Africa from the time of Nelson Mandela's release from prison to the 1994 elections that made him president. The film is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Published Tuesday, March 22, 2011)

    Last year's Foreign Film nominee from Canada tells the story of twins who learn at the reading of their mother's will that she wants them to find their father, whom they'd believed was dead, and the brother they never knew they had. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Stake Land
    A super-low-budget film set in a post-vampire-apocalypse world where a boy and his vampire-killing mentor hit the road in search of New Eden. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Water for Elephants"

    [NATL] "Water for Elephants"
    The acclaimed novel comes to screens with Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and Robert Pattinson (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2011)