Friday movie roundup – March 19

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I’m of no use to you this week on the wide releases, as all three of them screened while I was at South By Southwest. But one of them is “The Bounty Hunter,” which is surely terrible, so you don’t need my help there. The others, “Repo Men” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” have gotten mixed reviews from my colleagues.

In limited release, you’ll find “The Runaways,” a by-the-number rock biopic about the ’70s all-girl rock group. Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are the stars. There’s also “Mother” (review at Cinematical), a terrific Korean mystery-thriller about a woman trying to clear her son’s name after he’s arrested for murder.

SXSW was a lot of fun, as always, though more crowded this year than ever before, and not just because all the movie bloggers have gotten fatter. I’ll have more reports on the movies in the next few days. In the meantime, congratulations to my brother Lane for somehow getting married today, to a lady! Here is a photo proving it!

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