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'Shutter,' 'Ghost Writer' hit the big screen

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
February 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
With the new thriller, "Shutter Island," Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for their fourth film together. The intense mystery is just one new offering you can catch this weekend at a theater near you. Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio has a preview of what's new at the movies. Director Martin Scorcese ships movie goers out to "Shutter Island."

The action thriller is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. He's the writer who also brought us "Mystic River."

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a U.S. Marshal who travels to a secluded mental facility to investigate the disappearance of a patient. But she's not just any patient, she's a murderer who had been in lockdown.

"Shutter Island" is rated-R.

Several new films out in limited release this week -- including director Roman Polanski's political thriller "The Ghost Writer."

Ewan McGregor plays a successful writer hired for a big job: complete the memoirs of a prominent British politician, played by Pierce Brosnan.

While doing research for his new job, McGregor's character uncovers some secrets about the politician that put his life in danger.

The film is rated PG-13.

"Blood Done Sign My Name" is a historical drama based on the story of racial upheaval and social change, centered on a civil rights activist in North Carolina.

And while "Valentine's Day" should still draw strong romantic comedy audiences, "The Good Guy" hopes to steal a little of its crowd.

The story focuses on a Wall Street whiz kid who comes to regret taking a young protégé under his wing, after the newcomer goes after more than his job -- he wants his girlfriend too.

Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg and Anna Chlumsky star in this R-rated film.

And "Happy Tears" focuses on familiar family dysfunction, sibling rivalry, and skeletons in the closet.

Parker Posey and Demi Moore co-star as two very different sisters who are forced to deal with their issues with each other. They are also confronted with a major problem: their dad's dissent into dementia. Rip Torn co-stars in this R-rated film.


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