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In addition to the plethora of awesome movies out right now, two new ones are being added to the ranks as of Friday, January 20th, 2012. Here’s a quick heads up on what to expect.

Red Tails is a war movie directed by Anthony Hemingway and it stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, and Andre Royo. A group of black pilots finally take to the skies under Colonel A.J. Bullard after having to deal with segregation on the ground during WWII. The men will prove their worth not only to themselves but to the world.

It looks like just another overly done action movie with soldier camaraderie and overcoming all odds. A group of young men/soldiers overcoming all odds - the same war story with different details and with black men instead of white men and therefore different jokes. Since their WWII fighter plane group was real then it’s probably worth a look, but if you’re not a fan of war movies and/or of history then it’s probably miss-able. It’s likely to be a tear-jerker for those who go.

Underworld: Awakening is the fourth installment in the Underworld franchise. Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein and starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, and Stephen Rea this horror movie no longer focuses on the war between lycans and vampires. Instead, humans have finally discovered beyond a shadow of a doubt the existence of the two species and are bent on destroying them.

Didn’t something like this happen in one of the Blade movies? Blade teams up with his enemy to defeat a mutual enemy. The idea of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” has been done time and time again and has become cliché… much like the use of the phrase “time and time again.” However, if you’re a vampire fan (and many people are now because of Twilight), this movie will certainly be worth a look. After all, Kate Beckinsale always rocks as a kick-butt vampire warrior. And the movie can be seen in 3D. Fantasy action movies can be pretty cool in 3D.

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