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Movies Opening Friday January 16th

Artsies:

Foxcatcher (R) – 3.5 stars

Director: Bennett Miller

Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell
The true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz who decides to get justice after schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.

134 mins.

Fartsies:

Blackhat (R)- 2 stars

Director: Michael Mann

Cast:  Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang

A furloughed convict joins forces with American and Chinese partners to track down a high-level, international cybercrime network.

135 mins.

American Sniper (R) – 2.5 stars

Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast:  Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

134 mins.

Paddington(PG) – 3 stars

Director: Paul King

Cast:  Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

95 mins

Sean Means Pick of the week:

— catch up on your pre-Oscar viewing: “Birdman” at the Broadway, “Boyhood” and “Gone Girl” on DVD, and so on.

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