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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • New movies: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' 'Looper'

  • These are the new movies premiering in theaters the weekend of Sept. 28.
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  • LOOPER Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hired gun assigned to off mob enemies sent back to him from 30 years in the future. Business is good until his next victim turns out to be his future self, played by Bruce Willis. Rian Johnson ("Brick") directs. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller make for a terrific trio in writer-director Steve Chbosky's teen-friendly adaptation of his dark, brooding novel about a Pittsburgh high school freshman (Lerman) discovering the intricacies of life and death under the tutelage of a pair of older, free-spirited step-siblings. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Adam Sandler and Kevin James top the voice talent for this spooky 'toon about a swank resort for monsters run by Dracula (Sandler) himself. Trouble arises when a clueless mortal (James) stumbles upon the exclusive premises. WON'T BACK DOWN Oscar aspirations are written all over the chalkboard in this take-back-the-schools drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as concerned parents determined to use any means necessary to revolutionize public education. Holly Hunter costars. PITCH PERFECT This crowd-pleasing opus about a collegian a cappella choir stars Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick is singing directly to you. SOLOMON KANE James Purefoy stars in a stirring action flick in which the 16th century killing machine has the tables abruptly turned on him during his rampage through Northern Africa. HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE Director David France chronicles the rise and achievements of the activist group, Act Up, which was instrumental in finally drawing America's attention to the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s. BACKWARDS A disgraced Olympics rower (Sarah Megan Thomas) seeks redemption by coaching her high school's crew, and in the process, winds up falling for her boss (James Van Der Beek). DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL The late fashion icon is the subject of this documentary chronicling her 50 years in the business. STARS IN SHORTS Acting icons Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley and others take turns starring in a series of shorts directed by the likes of Neil LaBute and Rupert Friend.
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