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The Extra List: 4 Reasons to Go to the Movies

Here's a preview of what's opening in theaters this weekend, including the fourth vampire-Lycan installment, "Underworld: Awakening," starring Kate Beckinsale; the action flick "Haywire," starring MMA champ Gina Carano; the WWII Tuskegee Airmen drama, "Red Tails"; and the wider release of the 9/11 tearjerker, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks.


In Theaters Now (January 2012)

'Underworld: Awakening' (Jan. 20)

Who: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Stephen Rea, India Eisley; directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn SteinWhat: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene awakens from a 12-year sleep to kick some ass.

'Haywire' (Jan. 20)

Who: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas; directed by Steven SoderberghWhat: A black ops soldier-turned-contractor seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

'Red Tails' (Jan. 20)

Who: Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston; directed by Anthony HemingwayWhat: A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, who faced segregation while being kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard (Howard).

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' (Jan. 20)

Who: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow; directed by Stephen DaldryWhat: A 9-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.

'Joyful Noise' (Jan. 13)

Who: Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan; directed by Todd GraffWhat: G.G. Sparrow (Parton) faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

'Contraband' (Jan. 13)

Who: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi; directed by Baltasar KormakurWhat: To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

'The Devil Inside' (Jan. 6)

Who: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth; directed by William Brent BellWhat: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.In celebration of Friday the 13th, Paramount Pictures & Fandango are giving away tickets to see "The Devil Inside" this weekend -- for the first 100 people who sign up in each major time zone!Click here [http://www.devilinsidemovie.com/fandango] for a chance to win a ticket to the movie!

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