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ST. VINCENT Bill Mur­ray plays Vincent, a surly, dirty, al­co­holic old-timer who is tasked with tak­ing care of the child ( Jae­den Lieber­her) of the sin­gle mother (Melissa McCarthy) who lives next door. Vincent teaches the kid how to fight and totes him along to the race­track. Vincent has to sa­ti­ate his gambling ad­dic­tion, but no reg­u­lar movie­goer would bet against the even­tual re­veal that this her­mit has a heart of gold. The story plays out ex­actly as you’d ex­pect, and Naomi Watts’ Rus­sian pros­ti­tute seems to be­long in another story en­tirely. The film’s sav­ing grace is McCarthy’s af­fect­ing per­for­mance as a hard-work­ing woman at the end of her rope. Rated PG-13. 102 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Robert Ker) 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH Iain Forsyth and Jane Pol­lard’s fic­tion­al­ized ac­count of 24 hours in the life of Aus­tralian rocker and Bad Seeds front­man Nick Cave is an in­spir­ing mix of mu­sic and mus­ings on the cre­ative process. Cave’s poetic narration of his 20,000th day on Earth is at turns ten­der, funny, and mov­ing, par­tic­u­larly when scenes be­gin to take on a seem­ingly can­did life of their own. In­ter­spersed through the nar­ra­tive are clips of mu­si­cal per­for­mances that hold au­di­ences spell­bound. Not rated. 97 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema, Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco) 23 BLAST Another week, another sorta-based-on­true-events movie about high-school foot­ball. This one is dif­fer­ent from the rest: it fo­cuses on a boy (Mark Hapka) who loses his eye­sight but doesn’t lose his faith in Je­sus and thus con­tin­ues to play var­sity. Ac­tor Dy­lan Baker makes his di­rec­to­rial de­but and also co-stars. Rated PG-13. 98 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

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