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  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD:

    Chris Hemsworth is back as the title character along with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster … with a promise to keep!

  • ABOUT TIME:

    Liam Neeson and Amy Adams in a time travel story.

 
  • 1. PASSION:

    Brian De Palma (Mission Impossible, The Untouchables) directs with a deft hand in this remake of a French film that pits two women (Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace) against one another in a high-end advertising agency.  It begins with dirty tricks, taking credit for work done by another, and vying for promotions, and it ends with murder.  Lies, deceit and public humiliation come into play, and it appears that none of this can end well for anyone.  Rated 18A.

  • 2. AS I LAY DYING:

    For art-film fans, this is an amazingly accurate adaptation of the 1930 novel by William Faulkner, about the death of a young woman named Addie Bundren and her family who try honour her last wish in terms of where she wants to be laid to rest.  What makes it so artsy is the use of split-screens to offer the points of view of 26 different narrators, each of whom has his or her own spin on what happened and why.  Great photography as well, and an excellent performance by the ubiquitous James Franco who also directed. Rated 14A.   

  • 3. GIRL MOST LIKELY:

    Kristin Wiig (Brides Maids, SNL) is a New York playwright struggling to get away from her New Jersey background hitting it big on Broadway.  It almost works, but soon the city eats her up, spits her out, and she’s old news.  Forced to move back home in total humiliation, with her mother (Annette Bening), she finds that things aren’t all that good their either ... her mother has a new man in her bed (Matt Dillon) and a strange man sleeping in her old room.  How she deals, struggles, and moves on is an interesting spin for Wiig who is primarily known as a comic. Rated 18A.

  • PASSION:

    The focus on women in business behaving badly demonstrates that neither sex has the market cornered on cheating, lying, and corporate politics.

THE THOMAS CROWNE AFFAIR (1968):

This is the Steve McQueen / Faye Dunaway version, not the later one with Pierce Brosnan … even all these years back, diabolical behaviour from a business woman.

  • ENDER’S GAME:

    Great story of military strategy against a sci-fi backdrop

  • LAST VEGAS:

    Reasonably funny buddy flick with De Niro, Freeman, and Kevin Kline

  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE:

    Exceptionally difficult film to watch, but an Oscar nominee for sure

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