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WALL-E: **** ( 4 STARS) A romantic comedy that's also a dystopian fable with elements of screwball comedy, this tale of a junk-clotted Earth's last working robot - WALL-E, a Cubist version of R2D2 - who cleans up after humans abandon the planet, and finds true love with a mysterious mechanical EVE from outer space, has been wowing audiences of all ages through the summer. It's winding down its theatrical run before its DVD and Blu-ray release Nov. 18. Seize on your final chance to see it in a theater, because no one is better than director Andrew Stanton and his Pixar animation team at filling every inch of the wide screen with invention and emotion.

openings

Brick Lane : (Sony Pictures Classics) A Bangladeshi woman forced into an arranged marriage in London awakens to the possibilities of life when she begins an affair. With Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson.

Boy A : (Weinstein Co.) Paroled at age 24, a young man struggles to make a fresh start years after he killed a child (as a child himself). With Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan.

Fanboys: (MGM/Weinstein Co.) A group of obsessive Star Wars fans journeys across the country to infiltrate George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. With Jay Baruchel, Sam Huntington and Kristen Bell.

Ghost Town : (Paramount Pictures) A man dies but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, leaving him with the ability to see the dead, one of whom wants him to break up the impending marriage of his widow. With Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear.

Igor: (MGM/Weinstein Co.) The hunchbacked lab assistant yearns to become a scientist in his own right and win the prestigious Evil Science Fair. With Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno and Molly Shannon.

My Best Friend's Girl : (Lionsgate) A guy is hired by other men after they are dumped to take their exes on a date from hell in order to drive them back. It's a strategy that works until he encounters a beautiful, headstrong force of nature. With Dane Cook and Kate Hudson.

Lakeview Terrace : (Screen Gems) A young interracial couple move into their California dream house and are harassed by their neighbor, an LAPD officer. With Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.

Release dates are subject to change.

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