This Week’s New Movies: “Unstoppable” “Morning Glory” on the “Skyline”

A little sci-fi, a "Devil Wears Prada" rip-off, a runaway train loaded with explosive toxins, an indie darling, a Sundance winner, a political thriller, surely there's something here for you.

Morning Glory
Rachel McAdams gets a job as a producer on a morning news show, where she must calm the battle of egos between her co-anchors, played by Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, all while trying to keep her romance with a colleague, played by Patrick Wilson, afloat. Imagine a less smart and funny version of screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna's big hit, “The Devil Wears Prada." In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

Denzel Washington and Chris Pine must set aside their differences and join forces to stop “8 freight cars of hazardous chemicals--We’re not just talking about a train, we’re talking about a missile the size of the Chrysler Building!” from blowing up a Pennsylvania town in the latest piece of popcorn fun from director Tony Scott. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer

Aliens descend from outerspace and begin harvesting humans via gigantic tractor beam. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

Cool It
A documentary, based on the book of the same name by Bjorn Lomborg, that looks at the controversial writer's claims that many of our fears about--and fixes for--the environment are wildly misguided. In limited release, watch the trailer

Tiny Furniture
Lena Dunham is the writer, director and star of this intimate and highly autobiographical portrait of a young woman's return to the nest following college, a film that won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest. In limited release, watch the trailer

Fair Game
Naomi Watts is Valerie Plame and Sean Penn is Joe Wilson in director Doug Liman's dramatization of the couple's notorious battle with the Bush Administration, one that ultimately led to her cover as a 20-year veteran of the CIA being blown. Expanding into new markets, read our review and watch the trailer

The Taqwacores
By turns clumsy, thought provoking and funny, it follows a young college student in Buffalo seeking to live in a home with fellow Muslims who will help him stay true to his faith. He instead finds himself in a cauldron of inter-faith strife stoked by fans of Taqwacore, a fictional Muslim punk scene that takes its name from “taqwa,” an awareness of Allah, and “core,” from hardcore. In Los Angeles, read our review and watch the trailer

Winter’s Bone
The big winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, it stars Jennifer Lawrence as Ree Dolly, a 17-year-old Missourian who must care for her younger siblings and her sick mother. The family's fortunes take a sharp turn for the worse when Sheriff Baskin stops by to inform her that her bail-jumping dad put the family's house and land in the Ozarks up for his bond. It's essentially a mafia movie, with flannel shirts, accents, rusty old pickup trucks and dense woods. The look and feel director Debra Granik brings are well crafted, but the story has an uneven and frustrating pace and a finish that feels suspiciously tidy. In limited re-release, read our review and watch the trailer

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