Friday movie roundup – Feb. 6

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I made it to Oxford, Miss., for the Oxford Film Festival yesterday afternoon, met by several of my movie critic friends and some of the nice people I met when I was here last year. It’s good to be back in Mississippi, where every dish at every restaurant comes with gravy!

Here are your movies this weekend:

The very best one is “Coraline,” a stop-motion animated horror fantasy from the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” It’s loaded with imagination and spookiness. And it’s in 3D!

“The Pink Panther 2” (reviewed at Cinematical) is surprisingly not awful. Not quite “good,” either, but it’s a step up from the last one.

“Push,” about people with super powers fleeing a government agency, is oddly listless and not exciting. It’s even worse than “Heroes.”

And finally, “He’s Just Not That Into You” (reviewed at Film.com) is exactly the checklist of clichés you thought it would be.

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