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The Eagle, Gnomeo and Juliet, Just Go With It, Justin Bieber Never Say Never, Shrek Forever After

THE EAGLE

The Last King of Scotland

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State of Play

director Kevin Macdonald helms this curious sword-and-sandals epic about a soldier son (Channing Tatum) searching for his father, who went missing at the outer fringes of the Roman Empire beyond Hadrian’s Wall.

Opens Feb. 11.

GNOMEO AND JULIET

Veteran animator Kelly Asbury directs/co-writes this Shakespearean riff that translates the tale of star-crossed lovers into the realm of garden gnomes, with James McAvoy voicing the love-struck Gnomeo and Emily Blunt his fair Juliet.

Opens Feb. 11.

JUST GO WITH IT

Adam Sandler-vehicle vet Dennis Dugan helms this “romantic comedy” about a bro (Sandler) who enlists a single mom (Jennifer Aniston) and her kids to pose as his soon-to-be-ex-wife in an effort to land a different woman (Brooklyn Decker). Believe it or not, this is supposed to be a remake of 1969’s playfully entertaining

Cactus Flower

starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn and penned by the immortal I.A.L. Diamond—a movie that, just thinking about it, brings smiles to the face for the Hawn/Bergman dance scene alone: “That looks like fun, let us try it.”

Opens Feb. 11.

JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER

Please: As if anything typed here about this concert/tour experience really matters.

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Opens Feb. 11.

SHREK FOREVER AFTER

Sometime over the course of three sequels, the Shrek franchise stopped being a parody of super-saccharine kids’ movies and became one itself. So it’s probably a good thing the gang (Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas—they’re all back) is calling it quits after

Shrek Forever After

. This time, Shrek thinks he’s lost what it takes to be a big, bad ogre. So he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin that goes horribly wrong, ending up in an alternate Far Far Away where he’s never met Fiona and ogres are hunted by villagers ruled by the evil Rumpelstiltskin. The fairy tale ended a while ago for this series. (Michael Gallucci)

At the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Wheeler Auditorium Feb. 12 at 2

p.m.
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