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Film Friday: ‘The Way Back’ and ‘The Company Men’

New this week at a theatre near you: Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell and Ed Harris star in the survival drama, The Way Back; The Company Men has Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner as three men who face life after downsizing; and in No Strings Attached, two friends try to add some spice to their friendship, without any of the commitments.
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DVD Tuesday: ‘Appaloosa’ & ‘Mirrors’

Take a trip to the Wild West this week with the release of Appaloosa, starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen. Also arriving on DVD, Kiefer Sutherland stars in the monumentally awful horror film, Mirrors; My Best Friend's Girl has friends fighting for Kate Hudson; Sin City debuts on Blu-ray; and check out Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
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Film Friday: ‘The Duchess’ & ‘Lakeview Terrace’

Hot off the Toronto International Film Festival, and there are three more films coming to theatres from the annual event. In Toronto only, and select cities in the United States, the western Appaloosa moseys into town with Ed Harris directing and starring alongside Viggo Mortensen. The Duchess also debuts with Keira Knightly in another period drama, while Ricky Gervais stars in the comedy, Ghost Town. Also opening this week, Samuel L. Jackson stars in the thriller Lakeview Terrace, the animated film Igor gets the young ones ready for Halloween, and for a dose of juvenile comedy, My Best Friend's Girl also debuts.
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TIFF 2001: Review of ‘Buffalo Soldiers’

War movies usually aren't my thing. Even movies like Born On The Fourth of July or Patton didn’t really do anything for me, but when I saw that Buffalo Soldiers had Ed Harris, Anna Paquin, and the very talented Joaquin Phoenix (who always looks strung out to me), I had to see what the movie was all about.