The week's US movie releases: Travolta's Paris spy tale and Parisian sci-fi thriller

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Destination Paris at the movies in the US for the weekend of February 5, with John Travolta playing a spy in the city and a futuristic French offering.

From Paris With Love
John Travolta plays an American spy in Paris who connects with Jonathan Rhys Meyers ( Vanity Fair), an employee of the US Embassy in Paris in an attempt to stop a terrorist attack in the city. Written by Adi Hasak and Luc Besson ( La Femme Nikita) who has worked with director Pierre Morel ( Taken) on Transporter also in limited release in the US this week. http://frompariswithlovefilm.com/

Dear John
The adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Sparks, in the vein of his romantic drama The Notebook. Featuring Amanda Seyfried ( Mamma Mia!), Channing Tatum ( G.I. Joe), and Richard Jenkins ( Burn After Reading), it follows the timeless tale of love between a soldier and the young woman he leaves behind. This film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom ( Cider House Rules, The Shipping News), opens wide. http://www.dearjohn-movie.com/

Frozen
A thriller about three skiers stranded on a resort chairlift and forced to make perilous choices. After the recent Sundance Film Festival debut of this feature by Adam Green, a new director with a relatively new cast, this horror film has a buzz that could turn into a strong reception from horror fans. http://www.frozen-film.com/

District B13: Ultimatum (Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum )
Released in France a year ago and in other countries around the world, American sci-fi fans get their chance to see this action movie. Featuring actor/stunt man Cyril Raffaeli ( Live Free or Die Hard), in a story written by Luc Besson about the secret service stepping in to control a troubled sector of a city controlled by gangs. Features parkour originator David Belle. http://www.district13ultimatummovie.com/

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