Movie previews 1/18

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.

Can you tell I’m excited that Silver Linings Playbook has arrived in Sioux Falls, *only* two months after its nationwide release. I love seeing 2012 movies in 2013. But I will quit complaining long enough to urge you to go see it. It stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro: what a shabby cast of unknowns. No wonder studio/theater execs thought no one here would go.

Also opening this weekend:

Broken City starts Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in a story of corrupt politicians. Like you have had enough of people lying this week.

The Last Stand stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s enough for me — to stay away.

Mama is, I think, a movie designed to prove that even Jessica Chastain can make a misstep in her career. It’s a haunted house movie with Jessica as a brunette in a bad shag haircut.