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The Horse Boy »» the Isaacson family journeys to Outer Mongolia in search of ways to help their autistic son. Directed by Michel Orion Scott. Parental guidance. Ridge Theatre.

Love and Savagery »» In this romantic drama set in 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who’s destined for the convent. not rated. Tinseltown. ( IMDB.com)

My Name is Khan »» A Muslim with Asperger’s syndrome is arrested after 9/11 for his suspicious behaviour, gets therapy and tries to clear his name. With Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Directed by Karan Johar. Parental guidance SilverCity Riverport, Grande Surrey.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief »» A young boy discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle a battle between the gods. With Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson. Based on the book by Rick Riordan. Directed by Chris Columbus. Parental guidance. Scotiabank Theatre, Park & Tilford, Dolphin Theatre, Silver-City Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, Richmond Centre, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Criterion White Rock, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Cottonwood Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

Sukhmani — Hope for Life »» This Punjabi musical stars Gurdas Maan. In Hindi with English subtitles. Parental guidance. SilverCity Riverport, Grande Surrey, Silver-City Mission.

Valentine’s Day »» the stories of a group of Angelenos as they find their way through romance over the course of one Valentine’s Day are told in intersecting storylines. With Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts. Directed by Garry Marshall. Parental guidance. Dunbar Theatre, fifth Avenue Cinemas, Rio on Broadway, Tinseltown, Dolphin Theatre, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, Richmond Centre, SilverCity Riverport, ColossusLangley, Criterion White Rock, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Cottonwood Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

The Wolfman »» Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, he searches for his brother and discovers his horrifying destiny. With Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Joe Johnston. 18A. Scotiabank Theatre, Van East Cinema, Park & Tilford, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, Richmond Centre, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Criterion White Rock, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Paramount Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

Art & Copy »» This documentary looks at advertising and inspiration, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at fifth Avenue Cinemas.

Celine: Through the Eyes of the World »» A documentary concert film on the life of the Canadian singer, Wed.-Thurs. 7 p.m. at Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley.

CTV Olympic Games Broadcast »» the Winter Games on the big screen, Fri. 4, Sat.-Sun. 10, Mon. -Thurs. 12 at SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, SilverCity Mission.

I Heart VAN ART: made In Vancouver Film Festival »» Covered outdoor free screening of local short films by local filmmakers, Tues. 4-10 p.m., Yaletown, 1200 block Hamilton.

L’Elisir D’Amore in HD »» Donizetti’s opera, Sat. 10 a.m. at Ridge Theatre.

PacificCinematheque »» 1131 Howe St.Info:www.cinematheque.bc.caor 604-688-FILM.» VIVA EL CINE MEXICANO!: A retrospective of classic and contemporary Mexican cinema, to Feb. 21.

Rio on Broadway »»» MIDNIGHT MOVIE DOUBLE BILL: Boogie Nights and Saturday Night Fever, Fri. midnight.

Vancouver International Film Centre »» Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. 1181 Seymour. 604-683-FILM, vifc.org» Slovak Representative House: Open to the public, enjoy a taste of Slovak culture with food, wine and entertainment. Come meet the athletes and enjoy the best of Slovakia, www.repredom. sk, Feb. 12-28.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel »» the world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as the Chipettes. Station Square, Colossus Langley, SilverCity Riverport, SilverCity Coquitlam, Hollywood Surrey, Towne Abbotsford, Cottonwood Chilliwack.

Avatar »» James Cameron’s film is part love story, sci-ficautionary tale and extraterrestrial action-packed fantasy starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver. In Imax 3-D at SilverCityRiverport, Colossus Langley, In3-D at Park Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre, Park & Tilford, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Richmond Centre, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, SilverCity Mission, andin2-Dat Towne Abbotsford.

The Blind Side »fffoo» the true story of a young, homeless African-American boy taken in by a well-to-do white family to discover his potential as a student and a football player. Starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock. Parental guidance. SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Hollywood Surrey.

The Book of Eli »ffhoo» In the not-too-distant future, across the wasteland of what was once America, a lone warrior must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption. With Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. 14A. Tinseltown, SilverCity Coquitlam, Colossus Langley, SilverCity Riverport, Hollywood Surrey, SilverCity Mission.

Crazy Heart »» Jeff Bridges turns in a memorable, and Oscar-worthy, performance in the form of a beat-up, beaten-down country singer. Only the love of a good woman (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is enough to make him change his ways. Parental guidance. 112 min. fifth Avenue Cinemas, Tinseltown, Park & Tilford, SilverCity Coquitlam, Colossus Langley, Rialto White Rock, Towne Abbotsford.

Dear John »fffoo» A young soldier home on leave falls in love with an idealistic college student during her spring vacation and over the next few years they meet only sporadically and correspond through love letters. With Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Parental guidance. Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, Richmond Centre, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Criterion White Rock, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Cottonwood Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

Edge of Darkness »fffoo» A veteran Boston homicide detective embarks on a mission to find out about his 24-year-old daughter’s secret life after she is murdered on the steps of his home. With Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone. Directed by Martin Campbell. 14A. Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Cottonwood Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

An Education »ffffo» A coming-of-age story of a 16-year-old who becomes smitten with an older man who introduces her to the glittering world of 1960s London. With Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Parental guidance. 101 min. Denman Theatre, Station Square, Towne Abbotsford.

From Paris With love »» A low-level CIA operative finds himself the target of a crime ring he’s trying to bust on his first real assignment. With John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Pierre Morel. 14A. Tinseltown, Park & Tilford, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Paramount Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus »» A travelling show where members of the audience get to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom is run by Doctor Parnassus, who is desperately trying to renege on a deal with the Devil. With Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Parental guidance. Tinseltown, Paramount Chilliwack.

Invictus »» the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. With Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Parental guidance. 134 min. fifth Avenue Cinemas.

It’s Complicated »» A divorced mother becomes caught up in a love triangle when she renews a romance with her ex. With Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. Parental guidance. 121 min. fifth Avenue Cinemas, Tinseltown, Park & Tilford, SilverCity Coquitlam.

The last Station »fffoo» after 50 years of marriage, Countess Sofya, the wife of Leo Tolstoy, finds herself living in poverty after the Russian novelist renounced his noble title, property and family. With Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Based on the novel by Jay Parini. Written and directed by Michael Hoffman. 14A. 113 min. fifth Avenue Cinemas, Tinseltown. Leap Year »fffoo» A woman follows her boyfriend to Ireland to ask him to marry her, but complications arise when she is stranded and must enlist the help of a surly Irishman. With Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. Directed by Anand Tucker. Parental guidance. Denman Theatre, Clova.

Legion »» when God loses faith in mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse, and an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for survival of the human race. With Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Scott Stewart. 14A. Station Square, Richmond Centre, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, SilverCity Mission.

The Lovely Bones »ffffo» A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family and her killer from heaven. With mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. Based on the novel by Alice Sebold. Directed by Peter Jackson. Parental guidance. 136 min. Tinseltown, SilverCity Coquitlam, Silver-City Riverport, Hollywood Surrey.

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Saphire »ffffo» Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique head up this unlikely cast of Oscar hopefuls in Lee Daniels’s adaptation of Sapphire’s novel Push which tells the story of an inner-city teenager trying to make her way through a tangled world of abuse, betrayal and incest. Tough, but memorable and genre-bashing, Precious is a subversive gem. 14A. 111 min. Station Square, Clova, Towne Abbotsford.

Princess and the Frog »» This animated musical marks the return to hand-drawn animation in this modern twist on a classic tale set in New Orleans. With the voices of Anika Noni Rose and John Goodman. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. General. 97 min. SilverCity Coquitlam, Clova, Hollywood Surrey.

The Road »ffffo» A father and son wander through a post-apocalyptic wasteland in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. With Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McKee. Directed by John Hillcoat. 14A. Denman Theatre.

Saint John of Las Vegas »ffooo» A compulsive gambler trying to go straight discovers there’s more than one way to hit the jackpot in life. With Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman. Written and directed by Hue Rhodes. Parental guidance. Denman Theatre.

Sherlock Holmes »» Guy Ritchie directs the newest portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and his stalwart partner Dr. Watson. With Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Parental guidance. Scotiabank Theatre, Station Square, SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Hollywood Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, SilverCity Mission.

A Single Man »» Set in 1962 Los Angeles at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, a British college professor struggles to find meaning in his life after the death of his longtime partner. With Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Written by Tom Ford and David Scearce. Directed by Ford. Parental guidance. Tinseltown.

The Spy Next Door »ffooo» Bob Ho, an undercover CIA superspy, decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbour and girlfriend but must win over her three opinionated kids. With Jackie Chan and Amber Valletta. Directed by Brian Levant. Parental guidance. SilverCity Metropolis, Richmond Centre, Hollywood Surrey.

Tooth Fairy »ffhoo» when a hard-charging hockey player, nicknamed the Tooth Fairy for separating opposing players from their bicuspids, discourages a youngster’s dreams, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labour as a real tooth fairy. With Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd. DirectedbyMichaelLembeck. G. Park & Tilford, Station Square, SilverCity Coquitlam, Richmond Centre, SilverCity Riverport, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, Cottonwood Chilliwack, SilverCity Mission, Towne Abbotsford.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon »» the second vampire film, based on the popular book series, stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Parental guidance. 131 min. Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood Surrey.

Up in the Air »» A corporate downsizing expert who cherishes his life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent-flyer miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveller woman of his dreams. With George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. Directed by Jason Reitman. Parental guidance. 110 min. fifth Avenue Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatre, Station Square, SilverCity Coquitlam, SilverCity Riverport.

When in Rome »ffooo» A young New Yorker, disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip to Rome, where she plucks magic coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of an odd group of suitors. With Kristen Bell and Danny DeVito. Directed by mark Steven Johnson. General. Tinseltown, SilverCity Metropolis, SilverCity Coquitlam, Silver-City Riverport, Colossus Langley, Grande Surrey, Meadowtown Centre, SilverCity Mission.

The White Ribbon »ffffo» Strange accidents occur in a Protestant village in northern Germany on the eve of First World War. Written and directed by Michael Haneke. In German with English subtitles. Parental guidance. Tinseltown.

The Young Victoria »fffho» A romantic dramatization of some of the events preceding and following the coronation of Queen Victoria, focusing on her early reign and romance with Prince Albert. With Emily Blunt. Parental guidance. 104 min. Rialto White Rock.

Cold Souls »ffhoo» Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov’s play, Vanya. PG. Hollywood Theatre.

The hurt Locker »ffffo» the film follows Bravo company, a team of bomb technicians situated right in the heart of the Iraq war. 14A. Hollywood Surrey.

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