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'Cop Out,' 'The Crazies' hit the big screen

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
February 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A couple of comedic cops and a town full of "Crazies" hope to draw in audiences this weekend at the movies. Entertainment guru George Pennacchio runs down what's new on the big screen.Kevin Smith directs Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in the R-rated action comedy "Cop Out."

Willis plays a veteran New York City policeman who suffers a major financial loss when a rare, valuable baseball card is stolen.

He needs the card, because he needs money to pay for his daughter's wedding.

He and his partner track down the card shark and that opens up a big can of bad guy worms.

Also out this weekend, "The Crazies," an R-rated thriller about a military toxin that gets into the water supply of a small Iowa town and turns the residents into "Crazy" killers.

It's a remake of George A. Romero's 1973 thriller. Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell co-star.

New, and in limited release, "Formosa Betrayed" starring James Van Der Beek.

He plays an FBI agent investigating the murder of a Taiwanese-American professor on U.S. soil -- a storyline based on the real-life slaying of a Chinese-American journalist.

In "The Yellow Handkerchief," Kristen Stewart plays one of three lonely strangers who wind up on a road trip together.

The teenagers try to help an ex-con reunite with his lost love and, in doing so, may find love themselves.

The film, shot in 2008, had been waiting for a home in theatres for some time.

And in "Defendor," Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson plays a man with some mental limitations. But he has no limitations when he becomes his super hero alter ego. The film is rated-R.

And that's what's new in the movies this weekend.


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