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Film Clips: This week's movie openings January 20 2010

OPENING FRIDAY

BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN 2 stars (R ) The Office's" John Krasinski wrote, directed and co-stars in his adaptation of the book by the late David Foster Wallace, but wastes his cast's manpower on themes that could fit on the average tweet, with letters to spare. — Curt Holman

EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES (PG) Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford team up as, respectively, a corporate executive from a working-class background and a brilliant, unappreciated scientist who form a bio-tech company. The partners not only buck the medical establishment, they race the clock to develop a cure for Fraser’s ailing kids. It sounds kind of like Erin Brockovich Drills For Lorenzo’s Oil.

LEGION (R ) Audiences with a hankering for apocalyptic action after The Book of Eli should consider this supernatural thriller in which a group of customers at a middle of nowhere diner face a horde of angels bent on destroying the world, with the gun-toting Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) taking sides with the hapless humans.