Weekend Openings: 2/8/2013

The winter movie drought continues this week with a meager sprinkling of notable new releases.  The new Steven Soderbergh thriller, Side Effects,  joins the dwindling fray, as does the crime comedy, Identity Thief, and Australian foreign film, Lore.

Side Effects
Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law

Successful New York couple, Martin and Emily, have their world turned upside down after Emily is plagued by strange side effects from a new anxiety pill she is presribed.

Identity Thief
Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy/Crime
Director: Seth Gordon
Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho

Businessman Sandy Patterson finds out his identity has been stolen so he heads to Miami to confront the unsuspecting, unlikely perpetrator who has been living off his funds and bring her to justice.

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Language: German/English
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama/War/Thriller
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs

During the final days of WWII, Lore and her siblings must trek across Germany to safety after their parents are exposed as Nazis and arrested by Allied Forces, relying on a mysterious refugee for help.  See Tiff’s review for more.

What will you be seeing this weekend?