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Flash Forward to Friday's Films

Posted by: Colin Covert under Movies Updated: March 11, 2013 - 6:21 PM

 A fearless sooth-sayer would predict that "Oz the Great and Powerful" will continue to dominate next weekend's box office. But if you've already seen it or want something even newer, you've got an eclectic array of alternatives.

A film that puts "Incredible" in its title is setting expectations pretty high. Will Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as rival Vegas magicians pull a hit out of the top hat or disappear in a burst of flash powder and a puff of smoke? Take a gander at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and decide.

 

Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode play a family with dark, disturbing secrets in "Stoker," the first American project by South Korean fanboys/critics' fave Park Chan-woon. 

 

In "The Call," Halle Berry plays an emergency operator traumatized by a deadly 911 call. With that job you do not want to take work home with you.

 

Iranian auteuer Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese production "Like Someone in Love" tells a tale of a professional escort, her violent, possessive fiance, and the elderly professor who takes her in.

 

In "Lore," the young daughter of a WWII German Army family guides her siblings across the war-ravaged landscape, seeking safety.

 

Walker Art Center's tribute to writer-director Noah Baumbach opens Friday with his first feature, 1995's endlessly quippy college comedy "Kicking and Screaming," starring Eric Stoltz and Parker Posey. Remember them?

 

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