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It's a Hollywood Friday for movie lovers as Bollywood takes a break this week. Underworld: Awakening, J Edgar, Coriolanus hits the theatres today. Want to know all about these movies? Read on.

hollywood Updated: Jan 20, 2012 14:42 IST

It's a Hollywood Friday for movie lovers as Bollywood takes a break this week. Underworld: Awakening, J Edgar, Coriolanus hits the theatres today. Here's all about these movies.

Underworld: Awakening
Genre: Action-thriller
Director: Måns Mårlind and Bjorn Stein
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy and India Eisley
Synopsis: Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein’s fourth Underworld film is now official known as Underworld: Awakening. When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in the lead role as Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

The Dirty Picture (The film is re-releasing today)
Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Milan Luthria
Cast: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor
Synopsis: Inspired by the life of the late South actor Silk Smitha, the film is a love story about a rebellious, uninhibited girl, who sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal and pelvic thrusts.

J Edgar
Genre: Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts
Synopsis: J Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century — John Edgar Hoover. As the face of law enforcement in America for close to fifty years, Hoover (essayed by Leonardo DiCaprio) was both feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. The film attempts to explore the personal and professional side of Hoover.

Coriolanus
Genre: Drama-thriller
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Cast: Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler
Synopsis: Coriolanus, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief, despises the citizens of Rome. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. But Volumnia appeals to her son, who tries to reject her but eventually breaks. Aufidius, feeling betrayed, brutally murders Coriolanus.