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This Week's New Movies: "Five-Year Engagement", ""The Pirates!", "Raven" & "Safe"

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    "Five-Year Engagement"

    Emily Blunt and Jason Segel star as a happy couple who learn the hard way that it is way easier to get engaged than it is to get married in this romcom written by "Muppets" co-writers Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the latter of whom also directed. Opens April 27, 2012. (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011)

    The Five-Year Engagement
    Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in this funny and sweet romcom about a once-happy couple who hit one roadblock after another on their way to the altar. Read our coverage and watch the trailer

    The Pirates! Band of Misfits
    Hugh Grant lends his voice to Captain Pirate in this animated adventure about the quest to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, from Aardman Studios of "Wallace & Gromit" fame. Read our coverage and watch the trailer

    The Raven
    John Cusack stars as Edgar Allen Poe in this time-period thriller that finds the writer on the trail of a serial killer who takes his stories for inspiration. Read our coverage and watch the trailer

    Safe (2012)
    Jason Statham is a disgraced ex-cop who loses everything, but finds new purpose as guardian of a little girl with a valuable secret who's being hunted by the mob and the police. Watch the trailer

    "The Pirate! Band of Misfits"

    [NATL] "The Pirate! Band of Misfits"
    From Aardman Studios, the brains behind "Wallace & Gromit" and "Chicken Run," comes this animated adventure about Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and his quest to beat out his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) for the coveted Pirate of the Year Award. Opens April 27.
    (Published Thursday, April 26, 2012)

    Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine star in this dark comedy from Richard Linklater based on the true story of a small-town guy who befriends a notoriously nasty and wealthy woman, whose death goes mysteriously unreported. Watch the trailer

    Juliet Binoche stars in this French-language film as a Parisian journalist whose research and interviews for a piece on prostitution force her to reconsider her feelings about her life and the world's oldest profession. Read our coverage and watch the trailer

    Based on the novel by Jo Nesbo, a white-knuckle thriller about a corporate headhunter who uses his job as a front to identify marks for his other job as an art thief. But his life gets turned upside when he finds himself being hunted by an unknown foe. Read our coverage and watch the trailer

    Sound of My Voice
    Brit Marling co-wrote and stars as the leader of a time-travel cult that's been infiltrated by a pair of investigative journalists. Watch the trailer

    John Cusack Insists That You Watch the New "Raven" Trailer

    [NATL] "The Raven"
    John Cusack stars as Edgar Allen Poe in this period thriller which finds the great writer on the trail of a murderer who uses Poe's own stories as inspiration for his hideous crimes. Co-stars Luke Evans, Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson.
    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment (on Wed.)
    A documentary look at the 100-year history of the kibbutz movement in Israel. Watch the trailer

    An indie coming-of-age teen romance set in Echo Park, about a cocky LA kid and tough New Yorker. Watch the trailer

    Payback (2012) (on Wed.)
    A documentary about debt in all its form and the ways in which in drags us down. Watch the trailer

    Restless City
    The story of an African immigrant trying to make it in New York City as a singer, whose dreams get derailed when he falls for a beautiful woman. Watch the trailer