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COOL IT The 2006 Al Gore doc­u­men­tary

An In­con­ve­nient Truth was billed as “the most ter­ri­fy­ing film you will ever see.” This doc cen­ters on Bjørn Lom­borg, Dan­ish author of The Skep­ti­cal

En­vi­ron­men­tal­ist, and sug­gests that fear tac­tics aren’t par­tic­u­larly pro­duc­tive. Cool It in­stead ex­plores more calm, rea­soned, and op­ti­mistic ap­proaches to the prob­lem of cli­mate change. Rated PG. 89 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

FAIR GAME Based on real-life events and the au­to­bi­ogra­phies of the two main char­ac­ters,

Fair Game is the story of Joe Wil­son and Va­lerie Plame Wil­son (now Santa Feans) and their quest for jus­tice af­ter she is outed as a CIA op­er­a­tive in the early years of the Iraq war. The film lacks the weight to ex­plore the irony and tragedy of the cou­ple’s story. Sean Penn is force­ful as Wil­son, Naomi Watts less so as Plame Wil­son. Rated PG-13. 108 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) See re­view, Page 54.

FASTER This Thanks­giv­ing, con­sider a heavy help­ing of re­venge — af­ter all, there’s no cook­ing in­volved, as it’s best served cold. Dwayne “The Rock” John­son takes time off from play­ing tooth fairies to por­tray a dude who sets out to avenge his brother’s death us­ing the only proper on-screen way to over­come grief: killing a lot of other peo­ple. Opens Wed­nes­day, Nov. 24. Rated R. 95 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)


HAL­LOWS: PART 1 Harry, Ron, and Hermione have a mis­sion: track down and de­stroy Hor­cruxes — dark mag­i­cal items that make Volde­mort im­mor­tal. Mean­while, Voldy and his Death Eater fol­low­ers are tor­tur­ing and im­pris­on­ing any­one who op­poses them. If you’re a mug­gle who has been liv­ing un­der a rock, please don’t buy a ticket for this movie. It re­quires an en­cy­clo­pe­dic re­call of de­tails and doesn’t re­ally work on its own. That doesn’t mean it’s not good, though. Rated PG-13. 146 min­utes. Re­gal

Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Lau­rel Glad­den) See re­view, Page 62.)

LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS The love in the ti­tle refers to the courtship be­tween char­ac­ters played by Jake Gyl­len­haal and Anne Hath­away, which is served up in true rom-com style: as a main course of com­mit­ment is­sues and cute smiles with a side of play­ful ban­ter and silly an­tics. The “other drugs” refers to Vi­a­gra, which Gyl­len­haal’s char­ac­ter sells and pre­sum­ably doesn’t use. Opens Wed­nes­day, Nov. 24. Rated R. 113 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

MADE­MOI­SELLE CHAMBON Stéphane Brizé’s beau­ti­fully mod­u­lated ro­man­tic drama tells an old story of love spring­ing up in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate place. There

are echoes of Brief En­counter and of Eric Rohmer’s el­e­gant sto­ries of the ex­quis­ite ag­o­nies of love, with the elo­quence of clas­si­cal mu­sic sub­sti­tut­ing for the ver­bal sym­phonies of Rohmer’s char­ac­ters. Beau­ti­fully acted by San­drine Kiber­lain and Vin­cent Lin­don. Opens Wed­nes­day, Nov. 24. Not rated. 101 min­utes.

In French with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

THE NEXT THREE DAYS What would you do if your spouse was sent to prison for a murder he or she didn’t com­mit? If you’re, say, Michael Cera, you re­search the le­gal chan­nels to pro­cure her re­lease and whine at the ceil­ing to gen­tle in­die-rock songs. But if you’re Rus­sell Crowe, you break her out, dagnab­bit! Paul Hag­gis

( Crash) di­rects this ac­tion pic­ture, which stars Crowe, El­iz­a­beth Banks, Liam Nee­son, and Brian Den­nehy. Rated PG-13. 122 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

REEL IN­JUN Cree filmmaker Neil Di­a­mond’s doc­u­men­tary fol­lows the his­tory of (mostly) Western movies from THE AGONY AND THE EC­STASY OF PHIL SPECTOR Vikram Jayanti’s doc­u­men­tary about the life and ca­reer of the fa­mous “wall of sound” pro­ducer jux­ta­poses a lengthy in­ter­view with Spector along­side clips from his 2007 trial for the murder of Lana Clark­son and per­for­mance footage of sev­eral of Spector’s best­known songs. The re­sult is an im­pres­sion­is­tic por­trait of a bril­liant man who was found guilty of murder yet ap­pears to feel vic­tim­ized by a world that never fully ap­pre­ci­ated his ge­nius. Not rated. 102 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Robert B. Ker) See re­view,

Page 54. BUR­LESQUE In what has po­ten­tial to be a cult clas­sic in some cir­cles, Christina Aguil­era plays a small-town gal who flees to Los An­ge­les and finds her­self a ris­ing star at a bur­lesque club. Cher (who else?) plays her men­tor, and Stan­ley Tucci again plays a male lead in an es­tro­gen-heavy movie. Opens Wed­nes­day, Nov. 24. Rated PG-13. 100 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

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