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Greetings from the apocalypse, and welcome to the new weekly feature where our lone warrior gives you the play-by-play for how your filmgoing weekend can unfold, Friday-to-Sunday, morning-to-night.

Our second weekend riding through the desolation of the new year is no less doom and gloom than the last one, with a couple new theatrical releases that make the doldrums look like a fun place to be. Luckily there's some alternative viewing destinations available to those who have true grit, so as we nosedive into oblivion remember that in the event of a water landing your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device.

Friday, January 11

Riding the art house pony into theaters is "Quartet," the directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman. If I said he was a "graduate" of the acting field would you kick me in the balls? Wrinkled thesps Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and the ever-irreverent »

- Max Evry

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