Weekend Openings: 9/20/2013

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prisoners_imageThings are certainly beginning to get a bit more interesting with this weekend’s new releases.  Other than providing more than a healthy dose of manliness with stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners features one of the earliest performances (Jackman’s) which could go on to snag a nomination come Oscar time.  If you’d like to witness movie history, the late James Gandolfini leaves his final stamp on the world of film with his final acting performance in Enough Said.  Edgy comedy Thanks for Sharing touches on subject matter which is sure to draw in some attention.

Prisoners

Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Oscar Potential: The film is already being hailed for bearing witness to one of the best acting performances of Hugh Jackman’s career, so an Oscar nomination may be in order.  Be sure to check out Clayton’s review of the “tightly-wound thriller.”  

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