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Rodrigo Santoro, a cast member in ABC's "Lost," plays Xerxes, the Persian king who claimed to be a god, in "300."
Movies opening Friday:
: Another of "Sin City" creator Frank Miller's comic books is adapted for the big screen, this time by director Zack Snyder, who did the remake of "Dawn of the Dead." The ancient battle of Thermopylae is depicted in all its CGI glory, as King Leonidas and 300 Spartan soldiers fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. (R)
"The Host": The hit South Korean film (which screened at last year's Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival) makes its U.S. premiere. A horrifying behemoth of a monster emerges from the polluted waters of the Han River to wreak havoc on the people of Seoul. (R)
"The Ultimate Gift": When a rich man passes away, his grandson must complete a series of tasks designed to challenge him in improbable ways, sending him on a journey of self-discovery and forcing him to determine what is more important in life: money or happiness. Based on the best-selling, faith-based novel by James Stovall. (PG)