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This week, we feature a pair of excellent documentaries: Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley and The Punk Singer , about riot grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna .
This week Gene Siskel Film Center opens a two-week engagement of Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? , a feature-length animation by Michel Gondry that illustrates his interviews with linguist Noam Chomsky.
If you're getting in the Christmas spirit, you'll want to head over to the Paramount on Sunday for 35mm screenings of Love Actually .
In this week's new releases, Christian Bale and Casey Affleck star as brothers in director Scott Cooper's film based on "Out of This Furnace" by Thomas Bell.
Now showing at the Crosswoods, Dublin Village 18, Easton 30, Gateway, Georgesville Square 16, Grove City 14, Lennox 24, Movies 16 Gahanna, Movies 10 at Westpointe, Movie Tavern Mill Run, Pickerington and Polaris 18 theaters The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper.
Things are a little quiet out there in the cineplexes this week, only the Rust Belt noir Out of the Furnace and the documentary The Punk Singer are opening in area theaters.
"Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, is expected to generate about $35 million to $40 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, likely topping the chart for the third weekend in a row after posting a record-breaking $109.9 million haul over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
A brief drive through Pittsburgh's down-and-out steel mill borough of Braddock at the time of the economic downturn in 2009 was all it took, and director Scott Cooper knew where he wanted to set his next film.
Christian Bale's Russell is recently out of prison and hoping to reunite with Zoe Saldana's Lena, who has taken up with the sheriff while Russell was away.
He's been Batman, Bateman, and battled Terminators -- and this weekend, Christian Bale battles Woody Harrelson for the fate of Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace , the latest eminently well-cast drama from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper.
This image released by Relativity Media shows Casey Affleck in a scene from "Out of the Furnace."
This year marked Casey Affleck's return to the big screen after the Oscar-nominated star took a break from acting for a while.
"Bettie Page Reveals All" : Mark Mori's documentary liberally uses audio interviews with '50s pinup sensation Bettie Page to create a realistic portrait of a complicated person who achieved scandalous notoriety.
Memories of "The Deer Hunter" creep in long before the deer hunt in "Out of the Furnace," co-writer / director Scott Cooper's ambitious, impressionistic and confused ode to steel belt machismo, code, family and revenge.