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Zathura

This family adventure is a sequel to 1995's Jumanji. It doesn't offer anything wildly different, other than new characters and a different setting for the game (this time it's in space). Still, this one comes a bit closer to nailing the wide-eyed wonder of Chris Van Allsburg's original picture book. This time around, two squabbling brothers must learn to work together on a magical board game in order to stop their suburban home from hurtling through outer space. Director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Elf) captures a few incredible images and packs some memorable tension into this simple, special-effects-filled fantasy. 113 minutes PG.