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Opening this weekend - February 1
Bullet to the Head stars Stallone, Kang; a zombie falls in love in Warm Bodies
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Sarah Shahi stars as Lisa and Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy in Warner Bros. Pictures', Dark Castle Entertainment's and IM Global's action thriller "Bullet to the Head," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:

Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action and thriller
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, and Holt
McCallany
Director: Walter Hill
Rated: R

Sylvester Stallone stars as Jimmy Bobo, a career hitman who enters into an unlikely alliance with by-the-book detective Taylor Kwon to bring down the ruthless killer of their respective partners.

Warm Bodies
Genre: Horror and romance
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict
Director: Jonathan Levine
Rated: PG-13

A funny new twist on a classic love story, “Warm Bodies” is a poignant tale about the power of human connection.

After a zombie epidemic, R – a highly unusual zombie – encounters Julie – a human survivor – and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

The Gatekeepers
Genre: Documentary
Director: Dror Moreh
Rated: PG-13

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror – both Palestinian and Jewish – the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made.

For the first time ever, six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. “The Gatekeepers” offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hardline positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Genre: Horror
Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Alyn Lind and Cicely Tyson
Director: Tom Elkins
Rated: R

A young family is tormented by the horrors of the past in “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia,” a chilling new film based on a true story from Lionsgate and Gold Circle Films.

Building on the terror of The Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer) and daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) to a historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire … a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Stand Up Guys
Genre: Action and comedy
Cast: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Vanessa Ferlito and Mark Margolis
Director: Fisher Stevens
Rated: R

“Stand Up Guys” stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night.

Val (Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they've missed.

But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret – he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
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