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February 05, 2010|By Michael Sragow

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition : **** ( 4 STARS) No film in town is more exciting or moving than the IMAX version of George Butler's documentary "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition," at the Maryland Science Center. It chronicles Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to make his British team the first to traverse the Antarctic - and his struggle to bring them all back alive when the Endurance became stuck in ice a day's journey from the shore. The depiction of the mental and physical extremities that tested their sanity is nothing less than majestic. Even the soundtrack has a translucent, shimmery feel to it.

Opening next Friday

The Last Station: (Sony Pictures Classics) Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoy's devoted wife, suddenly finds her world turned upside down when the Russian novelist renounces his title, property and family. With Helen Mirren.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief: (20th Century Fox) A young boy discovers he's the descendant of a Greek deity and sets out on an adventure to settle a battle between the gods. With Logan Lerman and Rosario Dawson.

Valentine's Day: (New Line Cinema) Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break up and make up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day. With Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway and Taylor Swift.

The Wolfman: (Universal Pictures) A nobleman returns to his childhood home to find his missing brother and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. With Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt.

Opening Feb. 19

Shutter Island : (Paramount Pictures) Two investigators search for an escaped mental patient and are trapped on the island that houses the institution. With Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Release dates are subject to change.

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