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Wednesday, September 14
The Adventures of Robin Hood
8 10 12

This movie was made in 1938 and starred legendary womanizer Errol Flynn. Everybody knows the story of Robin Hood, so there's not much worth saying here. Apparently the archery segments are really cool, and since it was from the '30s, you know the effects were the real deal. Perhaps "extremely old adventure movies" will become Wednesday Films' theme this semester.

Thursday, September 15
Love is Colder than Death
8 10 12

If you're in West Germany during the height of the Cold War, are a struggling pimp named Franz, and are being hunted by a mobster named Bruno, you may have starred in the 1969 film [ITAL]Love is Colder than Death[ITAL]. In what appears to be a West German predecessor to movies like [ITAL]Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels[ITAL], Franz and the mobster out to kill him become best friends and start dating the same woman. What happens next is most likely told in a ruthlessly efficient way ? as is normal for the Germans ? and in the end, a lesson may or may not be learned. You'll have to see it to find out.

Friday, September 16
Kingdom of Heaven
7:30 10 12:30

Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, and Orlando Bloom join forces to tell the tale of the defense of Jerusalem during the Crusades. Though it was a big Ridley Scott epic, [ITAL]Kingdom of Heaven[ITAL] sort of ended up fading out of view pretty quickly because apparently epics are only interesting if they're about conflicts that did not have ambiguous morality and don't ruffle feathers. Nevertheless, the film will surely include swordfights and sieges, which are generally worth a dollar. Or are they?

Saturday, September 17
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
8 10 12

You all probably already saw it. This is Carnegie Mellon, after all. Whether you loved it or hated it, [ITAL]Hitchhiker's Guide[ITAL] did a pretty good job adapting the feel of the book to the screen, no doubt thanks in part to Douglas Adams' work on the screenplay before he passed away. Again, you probably already know if it's worth a second viewing, and on the off chance you haven't seen this one yet, do yourself a favor and spend the $1 to see it ? if you hate it at least you'll know. If you don't know what a Vogon is or why the number 42 is significant, just go see it because Zooey Deschanel is really hot.

Sunday, September 18
High Tension
8 10 12

It seems that the Activities Board film chairs can't let a week go by without showing a French movie. [ITAL]High Tension[ITAL] debuted in the U.S. last year, more than a year after the French release. The story centers around a woman on the run from some sort of deranged killer. The movie is notoriously graphic during all of the slayings, and was originally rated NC-17 before it was edited down to an R. Supposedly, the film is a very-well-put-together slasher movie but with a nice, original, twisted plot. It could be a good way to keep yourself awake Sunday night to finish that massive first problem set of the year that you haven't yet started.