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Friday’s openings redux: Love and stolen art


There appear to be some additions to Friday's movie-openings menu, and some look fairly interesting. Decide among yourselves what intrigues you the most:

"Ruben Brandt, Collector": An animated film from Hungary that tells the story of a psychiatrist, the paintings that are haunting him and the thieves he hires to steal them. "Art is the key to the troubles of the mind."

"Cruel Intentions 20th Anniversary": The 1999 update of the 1782 novel "Dangerous Liaisons" is mostly notable for the star power of its then-young cast, which includes future Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

"Trading Paint": Join Travolta plays a veteran race-car driver (in a movie that looks like a Nicolas Cage hand-me-down).

"Gloria Bell": Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio remakes his own 2013 film into an English-language version starring Julianne Moore as the title character, a free-spirited woman in her 50s attempting to find love on her own terms.

That's it for the moment. I'll note any last-minutes alterations.

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