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'Arthur,' 'Your Highness,' 'Hanna,' 'Soul Surfer' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Arthur: In this remake of the 1981 classic, Russell Brand fills the role originated by Dudley Moore, a playboy who stands to inherit a fortune if he marries a woman chosen by his family.  The problem: he's in love with someone else.  Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Your Highness: Set in medieval times, this comedy stars Danny McBride and James Franco as two princes, Thadeous and Fabious, who must save Fabious' bride-to-be from an evil wizard.  Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel also star.  Rated R.

-- Hanna: A 16-year-old girl who was trained to be an assassin embarks upon a mission while being chased down by government agents.  Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Soul Surfer: The film tells the true story of female teen surfer named Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm bitten off by a shark, but later made a comeback.  AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood star.  Rated PG.

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Movie Review: 'Your Highness'

Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Your Highness is an unfiltered sci-fi fantasy parody starring Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman.  McBride is Prince Thadeous, a slacker prince jealous of his overachieving, quest-taking brother, Fabious, played by Franco.  When Fabious' true love is kidnapped by the warlock Lazaar, Thadeous is forced to go on his first quest with his brother.  Their journey is rife with F-bombs, gratuitous nudity, incongruous metaphors, more F-bombs, monster genitals and Natalie Portman.

Your Highness is, essentially, one very funny dirty joke told over and over again to maximum effect.  Three-and-a-half out of five stars.

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