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Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst star in "Marie Antoinette."
Movies opening Friday:
"Flags of Our Fathers":
Clint Eastwood directs this ensemble drama about the six soldiers -- five Marines and a Navy corpsman -- who planted a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in the midst of winning one of World War II's bloodiest Pacific-theater campaigns. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to the nation and made instant heroes of the soldiers, who wanted only to stay on the front to fight with their brothers in arms without fanfare or glory. (R)
"Flicka": In this adaptation of the classic novel "My Friend Flicka," Alison Lohman stars as a feisty teenager who sets out to tame a wild mustang. Tim McGraw and Maria Bello co-star. (PG)
"Marie Antoinette": Director Sofia Coppola follows her hit "Lost in Translation" with a distinctly stylized and punkish adaptation of the story of the young queen of 18th-century France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the monarchy and incited a revolution. Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Asia Argento and Molly Shannon also star. (PG-13)
"The Prestige": Before director Christopher Nolan returns to the "Batman" franchise, he's taken on a smaller-scale drama about the rivalry between two turn-of-the-20th-century stage magicians, one a brilliant showman (Hugh Jackman), the other a brilliant technician (Christian Bale), and the beautiful assistant (Scarlett Johansson) they both desire. Like Nolan's career-making indie hit "Memento," it's a puzzle film. Michael Caine and David Bowie co-star. (PG-13)