Film Clips: This weekend's movie openings and more October 29 2010

Celebrate this Halloween with hackers, serial killers and psychos.


  • Photo Credit: Music Box Films
  • Noomi Rapace stars in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST 2 stars (R) Sleuthing hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), hospitalized after nearly dying in the last film, faces criminal charges and a hush-hush government conspiracy from her hospital room and prison cell. The third and most convoluted of Steig Larsson’s bestselling trilogy of thrillers receives a tedious adaptation from Daniel Alfredson. The plot puts sexy Rapace on the sidelines and focuses on uncharismatic heroes and doddering bad guys. You might as well wait for next year’s David Fincher film. — Curt Holman

SAW VII 3D (R) The seventh of the (literally) tortuous horror film series puts more ordinary people in the Rube Goldberg traps of a serial killer. And since it’s in 3-D, expect to see wicked metal instruments flying in your face.

THE SICILIAN GIRL (NR) In 1991, a 17 year-old girl (Veronica D'Agostino) from an Mafia family denounces her criminal relatives to an Italian anti-Mob judge in this downbeat docudrama.

CARANCHO (NR) Ricardo Darin, a ubiquitous presence in Latin American films (at least, the ones that make it to this corner of the world) stars in this thriller about an ambulance-chasing lawyer who forms a relationship with an emergency room physician (Martina Gusman) after a car crash. Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Free-$7. Rich Theatre, High Museum, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.high.org.