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WATCHMEN, written by David Hayter and Alex Tse, dir. by Zack Snyder
Premise: Set in an alternate vision of the year 1985, the murder of an ex-superhero causes a vigilante named Rorshach to look into the matter, an investigation that reunites him with his surviving old colleagues -- all of them former superheroes themselves -- and gradually unveils a conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.
This one doesn't need an introduction - promos for this one have been absolutely everywhere.
I saw it. Loved it. That's coming from a big fan of the graphic novel - I'd recommend reading that first, if you haven't already.
12, written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Vladimir Moiseyenko, dir. by Nikita Mikhalkov
Premise: Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather.
Playing: Film Forum
I just saw the trailer for this one. Looks like a remake of Twelve Angry Men with - wait - is that an explosion? A knife fight?
PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND, written & directed by Daniel Barnz
Premise: Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a little girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.
Playing: The Angelika
The premise (taken from IMDB, however much that's worth) doesn't make the movie sound like what this Time Out review makes it out to be: a drama about a little girl at the onset of Tourette's. Not sure if that impression is correct, but I'm more interested in the latter film.
What are you doing/seeing this weekend?