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Weekend Movies: Ghosts vs. Whales vs. Superpowers

Here's a preview of what's opening in theaters this weekend, including the Gothic ghost story "The Woman in Black," starring Daniel Radcliffe; the heartwarming family film "Big Miracle," starring Drew Barrymore; and the mock-documentary "Chronicle," in which three teenage guys are suddenly endowed with superpowers.


In Theaters Now (February 2012)

'The Woman in Black' (Feb. 3)

Who: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds; directed by James WatkinsWhat: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)

Who: Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell; directed by Josh TrankWhat: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

'Big Miracle' (Feb. 3)

Who: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Dermot Mulroney; directed by Ken KwapisWhat: Based on a true story, a small town in Alaska becomes the center of a media maelstrom when a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

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