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Friday’s openings redux: Murder and political mayhem


So, seems we need to do a couple of updates to Friday's movie-release schedule. In addition to the openings I've already posted, heed the following:

"Assassination Nation": When some embarrassing texts and emails become public, the town of Salem loses its collective mind. As one character says, "I hate the Internet."

As for the Magic Lantern, it, too, will be playing Michael Moore's new documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9."

Here are a few critical comments about Moore's movie:

Owen Gleiberman, Variety: "The movie, in its way, summons something ominous and powerful. It's not a screed - it's a warning. It says, quite wisely: Take action now, or you may no longer have the opportunity to do so."

Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly: "What sticks… is the larger message the movie delivers in its call to private citizens on public service: Run, vote, care."

Sam Adams, Slate: "Watching Fahrenheit 11/9 often feels like getting socked in the gut, but it leaves you with your blood pumping hard and fast, ready to get up off the floor and throw the next punch."

That's it. Time to go see a movie. And enjoy. (And in the case of Moore's documentary, I'll add … "if you can.")

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