Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nationwide If you thought the first Ghost Rider was a big piece of excrement wait until you get a load of the sequel. Nicolas Cage once again stars as Johnny Blaze this time hiding out in Eastern Europe and attmpting to stop the devil from taking human form on earth. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then have at it. Opens 02/17 The Secret World of Arrietty Nationwide Famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki wrote this new film that has already become a critical and box office success in its home country. The film evolves around a group of “tiny people” measuring in at only 10 cm tall that live under the floorboards of a typical human household. Don’t worry, you had us at Miyazaki. Opens 02/17 This Means War Nationwide McG, the director of the Charlie’s Angels series, returns with a story of two CIA agents who fight over woman they both discover they have been dating at the same time. Lets hope that the intriguing cast of Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and the always entertaining Tom Hardy will help raise this film out of typical action comedy fare. Opens 02/17 We Need To Talk About Kevin Cedar Lee The always exhilarating Tilda Swinton stars as a mother who attempts to deal with her grief after her teenage son (impressive up-and-comer Ezra Miller) goes on high-school killing spree. John C. Reilly also stars in this much-buzzed-about film by director Lynne Ramsay, who hasn’t made a film since 2002′s Morvern Callar. Friday, 02/17 House of Pleasures Cleveland Cinematheque This sensuous, beautifully shot, lavishly appointed film transports us back in time to the hermetic, cloistered world of a high class brothel in Belle Epoque Paris. There poor young women hoping for a better life entertain wealthy gentlemen—businessmen, politicians, artists, aristocrats. Though filmmaker Bertrand Bonello definitely conveys nostalgia for the lost elegance of this era, and for the camaraderie among the women, he does not turn a blind eye to the dangers of their profession, and his languid, hypnotic movie is punctuated by shocking moments of real horror. Friday, 02/17 at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, 02/18 at 7:05 p.m. Flash Gordon Capitol Theatre This ’80s sci-fi cheesefest will make a rare appearance on the silver screen as part of Cleveland Cinemas and Melt Bar and Grilled midnight film series. New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) finds himself on his way to the planet Mongo,where he must defeat Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) and save the world. Known for its musical score by Queen and its crazy special effects, Flash Gordon is a must for a dash of ’80s nostalgia. Saturday, 02/18 at Midnight Women in Love Cleveland Cinematheque The film that made the late Ken Russell famous is also one of his most restrained and artful works. Glenda Jackson (Oscar winner for Best Actress), Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, and Jennie Linden star in this visually lush adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s sensuous novel, about the romantic entanglements of two sisters and two men who are best friends in 1920s England. Saturday, 02/18 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, 02/19 at 3:45 p.m.