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Collaborating for the fifth time in their careers, Tim Burton (Big Fish) and Johnny Depp (Ed Wood) cross into the underworld with the animated film Corpse Bride. When Victor Van Dort (Depp) places a ring on the finger of a dead girl (Helena Bonham Carter), the lifeless lass takes it as a sign of true love. Too bad Victor's fiancée Victoria (Emily Watson) is waiting for him back in their Victorian-style home. As the trailer asks, "Can a heart still break if it's stopped beating?"

In Flightplan, Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) searches for her daughter, who has gone missing while their commerical plane is airborne. But when no one remembers the little girl aboard the flight, Kyle must question her own sanity 40,000 feet above ground. Also starring is Sean Bean (Troy) as an airplane pilot and Peter Sarsgaard (Kinsey) as an air marshal.

Spike Lee's cousin, Michael D. Lee (Undercover Brother), directs his third film, Roll Bounce, a story about roller skating set in the 1970s. The film stars Bow Wow (Like Mike) and Nick Cannon (Underclassman).

2046, written and directed by Wong Kar-Wai, follows Chow Wo Man (Tony Leung), who is writing a science-fiction novel about a future in which memories do not exist `See review.`

From award-winning French director Jacques Audiard (Read My Lips), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté) tells the story of Thomas Seyr (Romain Duris) as he tries to decide whether to follow the life of his criminal father or classical pianist mother `See review.`

Best of Youth Part II is the second half of a 366-minute Italian film starring Luigi Lo Cascio (Light of My Eyes) and Alessio Boni (Senza Paura). If you didn't see the first part, you probably shouldn't jump into this one cold turkey.

Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check theater listings to confirm showtimes.

By Kiko Martinez


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