Film Clips: This weekend's movie openings January 14 2011

Lingering ice cancels some "Duly Noted" screenings.


THE DILEMMA (PG-13) A single guy (Vince Vaughn) discovers that his best friend and business partner (Kevin James) has a philandering wife (Winona Ryder), and wonders what he should do with this information. Who would’ve guessed that this raunchy-sounding film was directed by Ron Howard?
THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) Seth Rogen plays the party-boy son of a media magnate who turns into a masked, crime-busting vigilante after his father’s murder. Puckish post-modernist Michel Gondry helms this curious-looking update of the famed pulp hero and 1960s TV star.
LEMMY (NR) The Plaza Theatre presents this documentary on Motörhead frontman heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. Interviewees include the likes of Slash, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, actor Billy Bob Thornton, wrestling superstar Triple H, Alice Cooper and Mick Jones of The Clash.
SOMEWHERE 2 stars (R ) Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola checks back into some familiar accommodations with another tale of an unsatisfied, aging movie star (Stephen Dorff) who resides in a luxurious hotel and reassesses his life thanks to a younger blonde. In Somewhere’s case, the female inspiration turns out to be Dorff’s tween-age daughter (Elle Fanning), and while both stars subtly capture the dynamics of celebrity family life, Somewhere doesn’t draw many interesting conclusions. At least it goes nowhere in style. — Holman

BE CALM AND COUNT TO SEVEN (2008) (NR) In the sunny isles of the Persian Gulf, a boy’s dream of becoming a soccer star crashes against the harsh realities of his father’s disappearance and a human trafficking ring. (Note: Friday’s scheduled film, Sex My Life, has been canceled due to weather concerns.) Iranian Film Today. Free-$7. Sat., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. Rich Theatre, High Museum, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.high.org.
RABID (1977) (R ) Porn star Marilyn Chambers plays the leads in this early David Cronenberg film about a woman who becomes infected with a disease that turns other people in to rabid zombies. Splatter Cinema. Tue., Jan 18, 9:30 p.m. $8. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
RACE TO NOWHERE (NR) Director Vicki Abeles helms this provocative documentary about the pressures parents and the educational system place on children to achieve. This should make a compelling companion to Waiting for “Superman.” Fri., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. $8. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.

NOTE: Weather-related cancellations include the High Museum’s Sex My Life (from Fri., Jan. 14) and Movies With a Mission’s God’s Gonna Trouble the Water) (from Sun., Feb. 16).