A preview of movies opening both tomorrow and this weekend:

"Better Luck Tomorrow" >> This promising independent film debuted last year at the Hawai'i International Film Festival, and now with Paramount/ MTV Films backing the film, it's been released in more theaters nationwide every week since April 11. It'll be back in Hawaii, telling the story of a group of "good" middle-class Asian-American teenage boys whose petty crimes escalate into uncontrollable violence. (R)

"Confidence" >> Another film emerging from the HIFF spring festival, that its star Edward Burns calls"a contemporary vision of 'The Sting,' a con movie with a bit of a wink to it." Burns plays a grifter who leads a cabal of con artists in a tangled scheme to steal $5 million for a sleazy gangster, played by Dustin Hoffman. Director James Foley has also helmed "Glengarry Glen Ross." (R)

"Identity" >> Ten seemingly unconnected strangers find themselves drawn to a desolate desert motel one dark and stormy night, where they are preyed upon, one by one. John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Ray Liotta head the cast. (R)

"It Runs in the Family" >> The Douglases -- Kirk, Michael and Cameron -- star in this intergenerational tale about a successful New York family who have problems communicating with each other. (PG-13)

"The Real Cancun" >> This unexpurgated version of MTV's "The Real World," has the show's producers sending 16 young people to the Mexican resort for Spring Break. See all of the wild, alcohol-fueled partying and sexy hijinks, shenanigans and couplings in all of their Baccanalian glory on the big screen! And there's probably a serious story or two somewhere in the excess. (R)

Earth Day tip: Save your cash and save us all

Art In time for Earth Day, Andrews McMeel Publishing has come out with its $10.95 paperback "You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money!: 51 Easy Ways), offering planet-friendly, practical advice from environmental policy expert Jeffrey Langholz and environmental writer Kelly Turner.

Carbon dioxide is a culprit behind potentially life-threatening global warming. The book points out that each person can prevent 26,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released, while pocketing more than $2,000 each year.

It's possible to save $76 annually by washing clothes in cold water and using the moisture-sensor dryer setting, to prevent the release of 1,533 pounds of CO2. Or brush your refrigerator's condenser coils twice a year to save $32 worth of energy, while preventing the release of 651 pounds of CO2.

Save your money, save us all. Talk about win-win.

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