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Weekend Movie Guide: It's All About Precious Goats!

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If you like movies filled with whimsical, daffy humor (think Wes or Spike or Charlie) then you will probably dig The Men Who Stare at Goats as much as I did. It concerns our military's experimentation with paranormal phenomena as epitomized by the Jedi Warriors of the First Earth Battalion stationed at Fort Bragg, NC (yep!). Best of all, most of it is true. I like that Bob Zemekis is always pushing the boundaries of the technical aspect of filmmaking, but I'm motioned-captured out at this point! I'll see Christmas Carol but with gritted teeth.

Extraordinarily difficult to watch but wonderfully redemptive and beautiful, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (LAist review here) may well be the ultimate stealth contender this year for an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. See it (and bring hankies). After seeing The Box, you have to wonder if Richard Kelly was a one-film wonder. And honestly, was Donnie Darko really that good? Milla Jovovich has made a career out of making paint-by-numbers schlock like The Fourth Kind. At least she has nice houses, right?

Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews and Previews after the jump!