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New this Week: ‘Water for Elephants’ & ‘The King’s Speech (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

African CatsSamuel L. Jackson (Narration)

Deep GoldBebe Pham, Jaymee Ong, Michael Gleissner

Madea’s Big Happy FamilyTyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Bow Wow

Water for ElephantsRobert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

Movie of the Week

Water for Elephants

The Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

The Plot: A veterinary student (Pattinson) abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

The Buzz: This period piece looks to be a well put together romantic drama. I enjoyed Pattinson’s general vibe in the trailer; thankfully a far cry from his brooding ham-bake of the Twilight films. Witherspoon is winsome, I typically love her in her more dramatic pieces — aside from the laborious Vanity Fair. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of on-screen magic this pair can conjure up. Happy to see Christolph Waltz again,

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