Spring screenings

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 21, 2010 7:30 AM

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Wolfman (Feb. 12)

Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) returns to his Victorian estate and his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) after the mysterious death of his brother. There he learns that the town in plagued by a bloodthirsty beast, and he must get to the bottom of the mystery.

Shutter Island (Feb. 19)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese reunite in this neo-noir thriller that follows the story of two U.S. marshals searching for a missing woman on an island devoted to the criminally insane.

Alice In Wonderland (March 5)

Tim Burton returns this spring in a highly stylized sequel to Lewis Carroll’s original story. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) must return to Wonderland to slay the Jaberwock guarding the Red Queen. Also starrijng Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.

Brooklyn’s Finest (March 5)

Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle headline this cop drama about three different New York cops who find themselves in the “same deadly location.” Directed by Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame.

Green Zone (March 12)

Matt Damon plays a rogue warrant officer in search for weapons of mass destruction in “pre-surge” (i.e., pre-buying off Sunni militants) Iraq.

She’s Out of My League (March 12)

A Transportation Security Administration officer named Krik (Jay Baruchel) meets Molly (Alice Eve), a woman clearly out of his league who is nevertheless attracted to him. Now Kirk must make the relationship work despite his personal neurosis and bad advice from his friends.

Repo Men (April 2)

Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker star in this science-fiction thriller playing artificial organ repo men who forcibly remove organs from customers who fall behind on payments. The two men are pitted against each other after Law falls behind on the payments for his artificial heart.

Date Night (April 9)

A comedic retelling of North by Northwest starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey as a suburban couple who, through a case of mistaken identity at a restaurant, are chased by corrupt cops and mobsters. The cast includes Ray Liotta, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Wiig.

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (April 23)

Michael Douglas returns to his role as the iconic Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s sequel to the 1987 drama Wall Street. The sequel follows Gekko’s release from prison 23 years after the original as he attempts to warn Wall Street of the impending economic crisis of 2008 and reunite with his estranged daughter. Shia LaBeouf plays Gekko’s future son-in-law.

Iron Man 2 (May 7)

Robert Downey Jr. returns to play Tony Stark, the billionaire inventor of the Iron Man suit. This time he is battling Russian scientist Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and his spy Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansen). Also appearing in this John Favreau film are Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sam Rockwell.

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