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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: ’21’ & ‘Awake’

Arriving on DVD this week, Jim Sturgess stars in 21 as a brainiac math whiz who turns his mind to counting cards on weekends, while in Awake, Hayden Christensen goes under the knife for heart surgery but suffers from a rare condition that means he is paralyzed, but fully aware.
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Film Friday: ’21’, ‘Run, Fat Boy, Run’

Live vicariously this week with a few films that put you in the shoes of high rollers, marathon runners, soldiers, and mock superheroes. In the clichéd 21, Jim Sturgess plays a geeky student out to make a few hundred thousand bucks in a Las Vegas scheme; Run, Fat Boy, Run has Simon Pegg trying to prove his love by running in a marathon; Stop-Loss is a drama about the plight of soldiers at war; and Superhero Movie spoofs those lovely men and women in tights.