Philly-area theatrical releases for Friday, March 9

The Forgiveness of Blood (Ritz at the Bourse) An Albian family is caught in a blood feud; from the director of Maria Full of Grace.

Friends with Kids (Ritz Five) An ensemble cast of some of today’s most likable comedic actors are wasted in this foul-mouthed romantic comedy.

John Carter (wide) Warlord of Mars!

Last Days Here (Ritz at the Bourse) A chronicle of the lead singer of 70s metal group Pentagram; from local talents Don Argott and Demian Fenton (The Art of the Steal, Rock School).

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (wide) Ewan McGregor helps a wealthy sheikh bring sport fishing to Yemen.  Sounds like a true story.

Silent House (wide) Remake of a Spanish horror film; Elizabeth Olsen is stalked in real time.

A Thousand Words (wide) Here’s the IMDb summary, I still don’t know what it’s about:  After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ritz at the Bourse) Director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) directs Tilda Swinton in one of the best films made in recent years.  A must-see, if you will.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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