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JANUARY 2009

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Charlotte Fich, Dejan Cukic, Karsten Jansfort, Ewa Froling, Bent Mejding (Written and directed by Ole Bornedal; Koch Lorber Films)

Jonas, the guilt-ridden driver of a car battered in a bloody collision visits the hospital room of the lone survivor from the other car. Julia, the beautiful young patient, is in a coma, and the family members at her bedside mistake Jonas for Sebastian, the new boyfriend she met while on vacation. Intrigued by the situation he finds himself in, Jonas, an unhappily married resident of suburban Denmark, decides to stick around for a while, assuming that Julia will remain in a coma. But he’s wrong. Julia awakens, fully intact, except for her vision and her memory. That’s when Jonas assumes Sebastian’s identity, and a fiendishly tricky psychological mystery begins to unfold. Anders W. Berthelsen portrays the devious rascal, and Rebecka Hemse and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, shown above, play Julia and the presumably deceased Sebastian. Now Playing

BRIDE WARS: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnston, Bryan Greenberg, Candice Bergen, Steve Howey, Chris Pratt, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael (Directed by Gary Winick; Written by Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael; Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Enterprises)

Liv and Emma, played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, have been bosom buddies since childhood, and they’ve always swapped dreams about a glitzy wedding at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. Different dreams, different husbands, and definitely different wedding days. That’s not the way things turn out, however, thanks to the scatterbrained preparations of the trendy super-planner played by Candice Bergen, who slips and books the two of them into the Plaza on the very same date. So, unsurprisingly, the two once-upon-a-time chums swiftly bare their claws and engage in down-and-dirty warfare. May the best airhead win! And this is what passes for sophisticated comedy these days. Now Playing

INKHEART: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory, Jennifer Connelly (Directed by Iain Softley; Written by David Lindsay-Abaire; New Line Cinema)

A man named Mo has a unique, sometimes dangerous talent. He can read books from his vast collection to his beloved daughter Meggie, and the results are so vivid that the characters literally jump off the pages and enter their quaint home. That’s how they strike up an acquaintance with a slimy villain named Capricorn, and that’s also how Mo manages to get himself kidnapped. Can Meggie and an assortment of helpmates come to his rescue. Based on the first book of a trilogy by children’s author Cornelia Funke, the movie features Andy Serkis, of “The Lord of the Rings” fame, as Capricorn and good “Queen” Helen Mirren as a quirky collector of rare books. Click here to read Guy Flatley's 2002 interview with Paul Bettany. Now Playing