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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, January 21


No Strings Attached--Platonic friends Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) make a conscious decision to take their friendship to the next level of intimacy, asking themselves if they can remove their emotions and keep it purely physical. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Rabbit Hole--Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star as a happily married couple who lose their son in a tragic accident. Rather than focusing on the accident itself, the movie depicts the reality of dealing with the loss of a child. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire. (PG-13) Flicks


The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West Encore-- Puccini's wild west opera first premiered at the Met in 1910 and comes back for its centennial anniversary, starring Deborah Voigt as the "girl of the golden West" opposite Marcello Giordani. With English subtitles. (NR) Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m., $18. Edwards 22, 7709 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,

The Room--Five years ago, this movie about a love triangle was a complete flop. Today it is a cult classic, prompting audiences to gather and revel in its glorious misgivings. It's one of those so-bad-it's-good kind of things. See Picks, Page 16. Friday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m., $5, VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

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Rabbit Hole

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Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire

Producer: Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech and Nicole Kidman

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Jon Tenney, Dianne Wiest, Giancarlo Esposito, Miles Teller, Mike Doyle, Tammy Blanchard and Patricia Kalember