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Everyone loves the movies. But before you spend $10 on a ticket and invest at least two hours, it is probably a good idea to read about new releases in order to determine if they suit your film-going style.

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Currently at the Movies -- Here are short reviews of newly released films that may be playing in your neighborhood.Our reviewer attempts to keep them under 750 words and tries not to give away too much plot.
    December 2004:
  • The Aviator   Directed by Martin Scorsese ; Rated PG-13

    Written by John Logan

    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Riley, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Gwen Stefani and Jude Law

    September 2004:
  • Shaun of the Dead   Directed by Edgar Wright; Rated R

    Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

    Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton and Jessica Stevenson

    August 2004:
  • Suspect Zero   Directed by E. Elias Merhige; Rated R

    Screenplay by Zak Penn and Billy Ray

    Starring: Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart, Kevin Chamberlin and Carrie-Anne Moss

    July 2004:
  • The Door in the Floor   Directed by Tod Williams; Rated R

    Adapted from the novel "A Widow for One Year" by John Irving

    Starring: Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning and Bijou Phillips

    June 2004:
  • The Terminal   Directed by Stephen Spielberg; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Barry Henley, Kumar Pallana and Zoe Saldana

    May 2004:
  • Van Helsing   Written and directed by Stephen Sommers; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Elena Anaya, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor and Robbie Coltrane

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