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A look at the movies releasing today

entertainment Updated: Jan 21, 2011 02:03 IST
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Wondering which movie to go for this weekend? We help you to decide by giving you the list of movies hitting the theatres this week. Read on to find out...

Dhobi Ghat
Genre: Drama
Director: Kiran Rao
Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kirti Malhotra, Nafisa Khan
Synopsis: Four people from different backgrounds come together and get separated by fate. Living in Mumbai, the city creeps into their minds and forces them to live a life which alters its course every now and then. Their life is shown through an amateur video and some black and white photos. The movie has a touch of love, loss, longing and loneliness.

Hostel
Genre: Drama
Director: Manish Gupta
Cast: Vatsal Seth, Tulip Joshi and Mukesh Tiwari
Synopsis: The film highlights the despicable practice of ragging in the country. Hostel explores the psychology of ragging and its disastrous effects on a student's psyche. It deals with the concept that has become a ritual wherein students are beaten up, stripped, paraded naked, starved, tortured, molested and even raped by the seniors. The film is a shocking eye-opener about this evil practice and a wake-up call for the nation.

Tangled
Genre: Animation adventure
Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy
Synopsis: After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower.

Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit, Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.

Season of the witch
Genre: Drama
Director: Dominic Sena
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy
Synopsis: A Crusader of the 14th century returns to his homeland, which is devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, blaming sorcery as the culprit behind the plague, commands two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote place, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the disease. A priest, a grieving knight and a determined youngster join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful force.

Little Fockers
Genre: Comedy
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo and Robert De Niro
Synopsis: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favourite male nurse come roaring back.

When Greg and Pam's entire clan, including Pam's lovelorn ex and Kevin (Owen Wilson) — descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, will Greg pass Jack's test and become the next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken?

Alpha and Omega
Genre: Animation
Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck
Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci and Justin Long
Synopsis: In Jasper National Park, the wolves, Kate and Humphrey, have known each other since puppyhood, but they are on the opposite ends of the Western Pack's social structure, with Kate as the energetic Alpha daughter of the pack leader, and Humphrey being the good humoured Omega. That social structure forces Kate to accept an arranged marriage with Garth of the Eastern Pack to unite the packs for peace, regardless of Humphrey's hopeless love for her.

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