Friday movie roundup – Sept. 24

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There is a movie about owls coming out today, so that should make you owl lovers happy. It’s called “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” which sounds like the title of something I would not like but that turns out to be pretty entertaining. Owls!

In limited release before it goes wide next week is “Never Let Me Go,” based on the beloved novel that everyone’s been telling you to read the last couple years. The film very admirably translates the novel’s emotions,  and I think fans of the book will enjoy it.

Remember Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street”? Well, he is still alive! In “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” he gets tangled up with Shia LaBeouf, which seldom ends well for anyone.

Disney has a comedy called “You Again” out today, but only critics who write for print publications were invited to the screening. Actually, at first everyone was invited, but then the studio changed its mind and uninvited the onliners, telling them it had been canceled. Stay classy, Disney!

Other limited release goodness: the thrilling coffin-based drama “Buried,” Joaquin Phoenix’s waste of time “I’m Still Here,” and a wonderfully sweet senior-citizen romance called “Lovely, Still.”

At Film.com, “What’s the Big Deal?” is about “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” and “Eric’s Bad Movies” features “Firestorm.” It’s a fire and a storm all in one, for your convenience.

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