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Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience : (Touchstone Pictures) Three-D cameras follow the pop stars as they travel the country for their "Burning Up" concert tour.

Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li : (20th Century Fox) A young woman (Kristin Kreuk) gives up a life of privilege to become a street fighter, but soon runs afoul of a powerful crime boss. Based on the popular video game.

Two Lovers : (Magnolia Pictures) A bachelor must choose between two lovers: a longtime family friend or his volatile new neighbor. With Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.

: Release dates are subject to change.

Missing 'Madea'

I'm used tothe latest slasher film arriving in theaters without being screened for critics. But when ambitious moviemakers reach a plateau of success, they usually insist that their work be reviewed. Not so for Tyler Perry's movies, including today's Madea Goes to Jail. Entertainment Weekly ranked him No. 8 on its 2007 list of "the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood." Yet one Perry movie after another opens "cold," and that's not a smart move. Only if a filmmaker leaves himself open for criticism can he get what he wants: the possibility of good advance press.

Michael Sragow

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