Bright Star—In 17th century London, a secret love affair has formed between English poet, John Keats (Ben Whishaw), and his neighbor, the outspoken fashion student, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Initially at odds, they are each soon touched by the other’s efforts to care for Keats’ ill younger brother and are brought closer together by the powers of poetry. As their affections grow, it becomes increasingly apparent that because of societal rules, they cannot be together. But by the time their attachment is realized, it has reached an unstoppable momentum. (PG) Flicks
Capitalism: A Love Story—Returning to the issue that began his career, Michael Moore presents the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Michael Moore will once again take film goers into uncharted territory. With both humor and outrage, Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21, Flicks
The Invention of Lying—Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) is a bumbling, middle-aged man unable to find success at work—or with Anna (Jennifer Garner), the woman of his dreams. In a world where lying does not exist, everyone speaks the absolute truth at all times. One day, Mark invents a remarkable thing: the ability to lie and discovers that being dishonest can lead to the fulfillment of his wildest dreams. But when his words take on a meaning all their own and things get out of control, Mark realizes that even white lies have consequences. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21
Lorna’s Silence—Sokol and Lorna (Arta Dobroshi), two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. Through a sham marriage between Lorna and junkie Claudy, Lorna can gain citizenship. But when Andrei, the high-profile Russian mobster hears of this plan, he wants to marry Lorna to satisfy his own Belgium citizenship needs. Driven by money and the coveted EU passport, will Lorna be able to remain silent with the plots unfolding around her? (R) Flicks
Toy Story: 3D Double Feature—Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 make a comeback to the big screen, this time, in the 3D action the stories deserve. Fans of the timeless classics will see both the original and its sequel in succession to mark the coming of Toy Story 3. (G) Edwards 21.
The Way We Get By—At a tiny airport in Maine, three senior citizens, on call 24/7 for the past six years, have greeted nearly 1 million U.S. troops on their return, and deportation, for service in Iraq. Director Aron Guadet has created a piece not just about troops and troop greeters, but their unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. This film celebrates three heroes who share their love with strangers who need and deserve it, demonstrating the true meaning of community. (Unrated) Flicks.
Whip It—Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut stars Ellen Page as Bliss, a small-town Texan girl fed up with her mother’s overbearing dream of making her into a beauty pageant star. When she discovers the tenacious roller-derby team, The Girl Scouts, Bliss ditches her crown for her old pair of Barbie roller skates. Marcia Gay Harden and Kristen Wiig also star in this girl-punk comedy. (PG-13), Edwards 21.
Zombieland—When brain-hungry zombies overrun the world, what do you do? If you’re Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), you kick ass. Tallahassee and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) team up when the United States becomes infested with the undead, and the last few survivors have to survive both hordes of zombies, as well as each other. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21.