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Extraordinary Measures (PG-13)

With a tag line like “Don’t hope for a miracle. Make one,” there’s no way around this film’s feel-good effect, in a story of parents who will stop at nothing to find a cure for their daughter’s rare disorder. Despite the inspiration overload, Harrison Ford keeps things real as the curmudgeon of a researcher whose help is key to saving the little girl, but needs some convincing before taking the plunge. (Brendan Fraser [John Crowley], Harrison Ford [Dr. Robert Stonehill], Keri Russell [Aileen Crowley])

DVD Review: Edge of Darkness

Invictus (PG-13)

What do rugby and politics have in common? For Nelson Mandela, the so-called gentleman’s sport was a way to rally South Africa in the wake of apartheid, when the former president was fresh out of jail, newly elected and trying to heal a fractured nation. Matt Damon stars as the team captain willing to wear tight shorts and take unpadded poundings for his country, while shouldering the hopes his new leader had for World Cup victory. (Morgan Freeman [Nelson Mandela], Matt Damon [Francois Pienaar])

DVD: NINE

The Spy Next Door (PG)

It’s a familiar scenario: Tough-guy crime-fighter is suddenly tasked with taking care of little kids, and can’t control them. Cue broad, physical comedy, a man in an apron and lots of burnt food. This time, martial arts master Jackie Chan is the unfortunate babysitter mired in domestic awfulness, until a new assignment lets him turn his pre-pubescent agitators into bad-ass assistants. (Jackie Chan [Bob Ho], Amber Valletta [Gillian], Billy Ray Cyrus [Colton James])

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Valentine’s Day (PG-13)

Stars from Julia Roberts to Taylor Lautner assemble for a film about America’s most stressful day of the year. Despite everyone’s Hollywood looks and adorable one-liners, no one’s relationship is what is what it seems, and the truth comes out as holiday hype sends each character into over-drive. (Jessica Alba [Morley Clarkson], Bradley Cooper [Holden], Topher Grace [Jason], Ashton Kutcher [Reed Bennett] and many more)

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