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  • ‘The Words’
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons
  • Directed by: Brian Klugman
  • and Lee Sternthal
  • Rated: PG-13

 

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  • ‘Lawless’
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf
  • Directed by: John Hillcoat
  • Rated: R
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  • ‘Killer Joe’
  • Starring: Matthew McConaughey,
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Rated: NC-17

This indie film playing now at the River Oaks Theater in Houston is gaining more attention for the NC-17 rating it earned rather than the movie itself. Yes, there are a couple of scenes that are ultra violent, but honestly, I’ve seen worse on cable television.

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With the summer film season coming to a close, the box office winner will be “The Avengers” with “The Dark Knight Rises” a close second; both earned $100 million-plus. Already trailers for fall and holiday season movies are popping up in theaters, signaling that it’s time to look ahead.


September has never been a strong month for movie openings. Vacations end, school starts and the box office take goes down. The releases for September are usually weak, with one huge exception for 2012.

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  • Hope Springs’
  • Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones
  • Directed by: David Frankel
  • Rated: PG-13

If you are expecting a light-hearted affair about the golden years of marriage, that’s a fair expectation. But this dramedy defies the standard definition of romantic comedy with its frank look at intimacy issues.

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