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Two new movies and one expanding this weekend which feature Denzel Washington kicking post apocalyptic ass, Jackie Chan babysitting and a dead girl.

The Book of Eli

Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis

Directed by: The Hughes Brothers

Plot: After an apocalyptic war, a man named Eli wanders the land protecting a mysterious object that he believes will save humanity.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 47%

Critic Consensus: “It’s certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but The Book of Eli finds the Hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish fun into the kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland filmgoers have seen more than enough of lately.”

The Spy Next Door

Starring: Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta

Directed by: Brian Levant

Plot: One of the world’s greatest spies must defend a group of kids after they accidentally come into possession of a top secret code.

RT Freshness: 6%

Critic Consensus: “Lacking a script funny enough to cover up for Jackie Chan’s fading physical gifts, The Spy Next Door fails on every conceivable level.”

The Lovely Bones

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Plot: After she is murdered, a young girl journeys through the afterlife and tries to help her family catch her murderer.

RT Freshness: 34%

Critic Consensus: “It’s stuffed full of Peter Jackson’s typically dazzling imagery, but The Lovely Bones suffers from abrupt shifts between horrific violence and cloying sentimentality.”

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