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'the messengers'

Released: Feb. 2; in theaters now

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Plot: A family moves to a farm to grow sunflowers , and their 3-year-old son begins seeing things. W hatever he saw attacks his sister, then causes more havoc.

The verdict: I watched this movie to celebrate a friend's birthday, which is the only reason the night wasn't a waste. If you're not with a group of friends, don't waste the $9.


- Pierre Cook

'facing the giants'

Released: Jan. 30 on DVD

MPAA Rating: PG

Plot : This inspirational film follows the story of a struggling high school football team and its coach. The team has never enjoyed success, but this season the football coach has a new tactic: a strong belief in the power of God.

The verdict: I was inspired and enjoyed this film greatly. The acting was superb, and the storyline was good. You could never tell that it was produced by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., for just $100,000.

Grade: A-

- John Klement

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