Brides, bigots on tap for Jan. 9

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .


 A while back, a colleague asked if we kept a calendar anywhere of what's opening in Pittsburgh. I referred him to our holiday preview but since we're between previews and you may want to plan ahead, here's a look at what's opening Jan. 9:

"Bride Wars" - If you've seen the previews, you know the bridal basics. Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson, shown above,  play best friends who go to the mattresses (in "Godfather" lingo) when their weddings are mistakenly booked for the same day and time at New York's Plaza Hotel.

"Gran Torino" - Clint Eastwood does double duty as writer and director. In his first acting gig since "Million Dollar Baby," he plays a bigoted former auto worker and Korean War vet forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his long-held prejudices.

"Not Easily Broken" - Drama about love and family, adapted from the T.D. Jakes book of the same name and starring, among others, Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson.

"The Unborn" - Supernatural thriller about a demonic spirit that haunts a young woman and threatens everyone she loves. Odette Yustman and Gary Oldman star.

"Dear Zachary" - A devastating documentary about a murder victim and his family, made by a childhood pal turned filmmaker. Opens at the Regent Square Theater.

In other news, "Last Chance Harvey" is now Jan. 16 rather than the previously announced Jan. 9.

And if you missed "My Tale of Two Cities," it will play Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Shady Side Academy. Filmmaker Carl Kurlander and others connected to the movie will be there. For tickets, including a $25 package that includes four seats plus a DVD of the documentary, e-mail Kris at mytaleoftwocities@gmail.

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