This Weekend’s Movies

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Invictus (new Clint Eastwood Oscar bait about Nelson Mandela and a rugby captain)
Brothers (post-war drama starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman)
Armored (heist thriller with Matt Dillon, Skeet Ulrich, and… Jean Reno?)
• Also: Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, Precious: A Movie with n Unwieldy Subtitle, The Blind Side, Twilight: New Moon, 2012, A Christmas Carol in 3-D***, and Ninja Assassin

A Single Man (fashion designer Tom Ford’s take on a Christopher Isherwood novel; with surefire Oscar nominees Colin Firth and Julianne Moore)
Invictus (see above)
• Also: Me and Orson Welles, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

• Same as last week: Broken Embraces, A Serious Man, The Road, Red Cliff

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (Werner Herzog aping David Lynch, with Willem Dafoe)
• Also: Uncertainty, Antichrist, Big River Man (a documentary about a man who swims the entire Amazon), and Loot (a documentary about a treasure hunter, not the Joe Orton play); in single screenings: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Small Change

House of Satisfaction, The Dark Crystal (which always makes me think of Billy Crystal being serious)

*** Tonight I’m going to see Pinchbottom’s Filthy Lucre, a burlesque take on the Dickens classic, at Walkerspace. Now there’s an opportunity for 3-D!
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