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Friday’s openings redux: Nureyev and neo-noir


So, two movies have been added to Friday's opening menu. They are as follows:

"The Poison Rose": A film involving a one-time-football-star-turned-PI looking for a missing person, which ends up leading back to his long-lost daughter, this Neo-noir boasts a cast that includes John Travolta and Morgan Freeman. As of today, it had no rating on Rotten Tomatoes — never a good sign.

"The White Crow": Actor-turned-director Ralph Fiennes directed this look at the defection of former ballet master Rudolf Nureyev (with a script by David Hare). Just by comparison, as of this morning Fiennes' film has a 67 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

That's the update for the coming week. So far. But if you're in the mood for some nostalgia, here's what you can enjoy tonight:

"Steel Magnolias": The 30th-anniversary showing of this Herbert Ross-directed film boasting an all-star cast — everyone from Sally Field to Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine to the late Sam Shepard — will play at 7 tonight at two Regal Cinemas locations, at Northtown Mall and Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone Stadium.

So go, see a movie. Or two. And enjoy.

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