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Eagle Eye 

A new thriller puts a couple of ordinary folk on the run

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Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a slacker working at a low-end copy store, shadowed by his overachieving identical twin, a high-level Air Force officer. Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) is a down-to-earth single mom with an 8-year-old son. Each receives a phone call from a woman who issues commands in the detached, pleasant voice of a prerecorded customer-service rep -- except that she says things like: "You have been activated" and "Do not disobey." Blackmailed by the mysterious woman, who seemingly controls everyday technology like traffic signals, cranes and telephones, the pair becomes the nation's most-wanted criminals. This thriller from D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) has all the ingredients of a good action film: spectacular explosions, stunt sequences and car chases. Set in a fearful post- 9/11 atmosphere, Eagle Eye combines enough technophobia, conspiracy theory and sci-fi to keep you on the edge of your seat. (Jessica Lam)

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