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“Running Scared”

Directed by Wayne Kramer

Two Paul Walker movies in as many weeks? I must be dreaming. Hmm, another “Fast and the Furious” joke would be too easy?Let’s see?Is it too early to pull out the “Eight Below” puns? Because “Running Scared” looks like a real dog.

Ohhh! Yeah, I went there.

Walker plays a low-level mobster who should’ve ditched the gun in this gritty crime-thriller. (R)

“Doogal”

Directed by Butch Hartman

Doogal is a candy-loving canine with long, shaggy hair and a big, brown nose. He looks like that bum I saw sleeping under a tree in Pioneer Park. Bums like candy, too!

Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart and William H. Macy lend their voices to this loopy, computer-animated tale. (G)

“Madea’s Family Reunion”

Directed Tyler Perry

Somewhere, in some long-forgotten tomb, lies a tablet that describes the seven signs of the apocalypse. The foreboding symbols circle and flow into a horrifying centerpiece: Grandma Madea’s smiling mug.

Witness the horror in this too-late-to-be-stopped sequel to last year’s hit (or a certain word that rhymes with “hit”) comedy “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” (PG-13)

“The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones

A trigger-happy border patrolman played by Barry Pepper shoots the Mexican friend of a Texas rancher played by Tommy Lee Jones.

Jones will search every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, doghouse and outhouse in that area until he gets justice. He may even search the House of Pancakes. (R)

“Transamerica”

Directed by Duncan Tucker

The dude looks like a lady in this comedy-drama about a man on the verge of gender-reassignment when he learns about the son he unknowingly fathered years ago. Yay! Road trip!

Felicity Huffman plays Stanley, AKA Bree, AKA Obvious Oscar Bait. (R)

“The Three Rooms of Melancholia”

Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo

This award-winning documentary explores the psychological effects of the Chechen War on Russian and Chechnyan children.

How about a documentary that explores the psychological effects of simply living in Russia or Chechnya? Talk about melancholy. (Not rated)

MIDNIGHT MADNESS AT THE TOWER!

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

Directed by Terry Gilliam

“Mumble, mumble, mumble?What? No. We can’t stop here. This is bat country! Mumble, mumble, mumble?”

Hear this and other valuable insights into life at the Tower this weekend when they show Terry Gilliam’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. (R)

Compiled by Aaron Allen

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