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Opening This Week

mdc tyrannosaur Indie Insights: Ferocious ‘Tyrannosaur,’ Familial ‘Descendants,’ Dysfunctional ‘Another Happy Day’

Tyrannosaur: Actor Paddy Considine makes his directorial debut with a blistering drama about an alcoholic with a violent streak (Peter Mullan) who develops a soft spot for a woman (Olivia Colman) with an abusive husband (Eddie Marsdan). Reviews have been generally favorable. Opens on Friday in limited release.

The Descendants: With George Clooney in the lead role, Alexander Payne’s first feature in… Continue reading Indie Insights: Ferocious ‘Tyrannosaur,’ Familial ‘Descendants,’ Dysfunctional ‘Another Happy Day’

In this week’s column, we offer alternative viewing choices for your weekend viewing pleasure, plus a roundup of the past week’s distribution deals.

Opening Today

mdc melancholia main Indie Insights: End of the World ‘Melancholia,’ French ‘Unforgivable,’ Sexy ‘London Boulevard’

Melancholia. The latest feature from controversial director Lars von Trier has been dividing audiences since it premired at the Cannes film festival a few months ago. Kirsten Dunst stars as a newlywed suffering from depression, even as a new planet is discovered to be… Continue reading Indie Insights: End of the World ‘Melancholia,’ French ‘Unforgivable,’ Sexy ‘London Boulevard’


Our weekly column on independent films returns with a look at what’s opening this week, what happened at the indie box office last weekend, new distribution deals, and a crackling trailer.
 


Opening This Week


mdc killing bono Indie Insights: ‘Killing Bono’ and ‘F Word’ Open, ‘Like Crazy’ Box Office, ‘Joe May’ Trailer


An amiable comedy, Killing Bono follows two brothers from Dublin, Ireland, who aspired to musical stardom. As it happens, they attended high school with the fellows who became U2… Continue reading Indie Insights: ‘Killing Bono’ and ‘F Word’ Open, ‘Like Crazy’ Box Office, ‘Joe May’ Trailer

In this week’s column, we examine alternative fare to the wide-release remakes, detail two new distribution deals, and highlight a broadly-appealing indie comedy. 

OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan play small-town detectives tracking a serial murderer in Texas Killing Fields, opening on three screens. Inspired by a true story, it’s a very dark tale, reportedly too dark for Danny Boyle to direct, so he passed on the project

Jackie Chan leads a revolution, a creepy urban legend comes to life, and Butch Cassidy rides again in this week’s roundup of independent film.

Opening This Weekend

Jackie Chan stars in 1911, which will open on 33 screens across the country. Chan plays Huang Xing, a military leader who returns from Japan to discover his homeland in turmoil; he then leads a rebellion against the despotic rule of the Qing