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Weekend movie preview (June 22)

Posted by Glenn Yoder  June 19, 2012 11:11 AM

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Take a peek at what's coming to theaters this weekend, from Abraham Lincoln killing vampires to the end of the world through Steve Carell's eyes to an unlikely princess story from Disney Pixar.

“Brave” (PG)


Disney Pixar makes its big summer entry, with Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") voicing an arrow-slinging princess trying to snap a curse. Best of all, she's no damsel in distress or just another a princess seeking a good man.

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (R)

An action movie about the Great Emancipator decapitating the undead? That's what we have here, with Benjamin Walker playing the young Honest Abe. It's based on the 2010 book of the same name.

“Your Sister’s Sister” (R)

In "Safety Not Guaranteed," which opened last weekend, Mark Duplass plays a possibly crazy guy building a time machine in the woods. In this charmer, he's back in the woods but getting himself into a crazy love triangle with Emily Blunt (his best friend) and Rosemarie DeWitt (her sister who he sleeps with one night).

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (R)


The odd couple of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley forms a hasty, yet special, friendship just as the world is set to be destroyed by an asteroid. Carell plays his usual harmless nice guy, on a mission to find an old flame; Knightley plays his outgoing neighbor, on a mission to see her family once more.

“Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story” (NR)

As the leader of the legendary Cambridge group Morphine, Newton native Mark Sandman rose to hero status in this town, even receiving a square named for him in Central Square. This documentary takes a look at Sandman's music and life, which were cut short in 1999.

“Pink Ribbons, Inc.” (NR)


This documentary takes a look at big budget breast cancer marketing campaigns and how they affect the perception of breast cancer itself.

“5 Broken Cameras" (NR)

This is an inside look at the Palestinian conflict, shot by a villager with personal video cameras that keep getting destroyed.

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