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January has apparently become thriller month on the movie calendar. The next few weeks will be dominated by high action, often violent, gritty action movies, including “Underworld: Awakening,” “Haywire,” “Red Tails,” “The Grey,” and “Man on a Ledge.”

Even this year’s first Shakespearean film, “Coriolanus” (which is outstanding, by the way), looks more like “The Hurt Locker” than an adaptation of the Bard.

Kicking off this month of kicking butt is “Contraband,” a tense actioner featuring a star-studded cast. It’s also the American debut of Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic actor and director whose work has won him international acclaim.

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