This Weekend’s Movies

Edge of Darkness: Mel Gibson wants vengeance. Can you imagine?
When in Rome: TV actors reenact Three Coins in the Fountain and somehow get it wrong.
• Also: Extraordinary Measures, Tooth Fairy, Legion, The Book of Eli, Youth in Revolt, It’s Complicated, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar in 3-D, Up in the Air, The Blind Side.

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North Face: Into Thin Air—but with Nazis!
• Also: Broken Embraces, Creation, The Imaginarium of Dr. Gilliam, and The Road. Plus: Midnight screenings of The Evil Dead.

St. John of Las Vegas: Steve Buscemi as a compulsive gambler trying to go straight (a comedy).
• Also: The  Last Station, Crazy Heart, Invictus, and A Single Man. Finally got around to seeing A Single Man last weekend, by the way. Pretty impressive. And/or pretty and impressive.

Off and Running: African-American girl tracks down birth mother.
Still Bill: Documentary about singer Bill Withers.
• Also: The Girl on the Train; Fish Tank; House; and in occasional screenings, Antichrist (begone!); Garbage Dreams; Hollow Man; In Search of Memory; Police, Adjective; Rififi; The Shining; and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.

• Fri.: The New Year Parade (when parents divorce, 7:30 p.m.), The Saddest Music in the World (part of the Guy Maddin series, 10:30 p.m.)
• Sat.: The Saddest Music in the World (10:30 p.m.)

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