This Weekend’s Movies

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Extraordinary Measures: Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in a based-on-truth story about a father’s attempt to save his kids from a fatal medical condition. Perfect for anyone who has worn out their VHS copy of Lorenzo’s Oil.
Legion: “An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.” (I am not making that up!) With Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.
The Tooth Fairy: Dwayne Johnson—the artist formerly known as the Rock—has to step in for the tooth fairy. With Ashley Judd, who has been waiting for something exactly like this to make a splashy return.
• Also: The Book of Eli, The Lovely Bones, The Spy Next Door, Youth in Revolt, It’s Complicated, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar in 3-D, and Up in the Air.

Creation: Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin; with Jennifer Connelly. I almost typed “Coolidge” instead of “Connelly”—now that would be something to see.
• Also: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Broken Embraces, The Road, and in a midnight show, Jurassic Park.

The Last Station, Invictus, A Single Man, and Crazy Heart. (Note to self: Add The Last Station to Netflix queue, because it’s so far down on my current to-see list—but still on the list—that I need to accept that I’m not going to watch it in a theater.)

The Girl on the Train: André Techiné’s mother-daughter drama, with La Deneuve. Note that the untranslated French title is La Fille du RER—a more appropriate (and kind of amusing) translation would’ve been The Girl on the PATH Train.
• Also: Fish Tank (English girl in projects); House (psychedelic ’70s Japanese horror); Pop Star on Ice (doc about figure skater Johnny Weir); Police, Adjective (Romanian comedy); and Antichrist and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.
• And in single screenings (one on Friday and one on Saturday, most also on Sunday): Flesh and Blood, Garbage Dreams, In Search of Memory, Quay of the Goldsmiths, and Sita Sings the Blues. The IFC website has descriptions of all of them.

• Friday: Kevin Geeks Out About…Visions of the Future! (“two-hour show will feature dozens of clips from classic and lesser-known movies and TV shows, as well as science films and Saturday morning cartoons,” 8 p.m.), and Tales from the Gimli Hospital (part of the Guy Maddin series, 10:30 p.m.).
• Saturday: Cinema 16 with Crown the Invisible (four silent films accompanied by contemporary art music, 9 p.m.), and Tales from the Gimli Hospital (see above, 10:30 p.m.).

• Saturday: Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club, with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop (10:30 a.m.) and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1:30 p.m.).

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