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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Seeking an antidote to the holiday season's traditional tidings of great joy? Director Takeshi Kitano (1997's Fireworks) returns this week at the Lumiere Theatre with Outrage, a bloody, deliriously eccentric gangland drama about rival yakuza clans competing for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. Elsewhere:

1.
Noir City Xmas
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Dec. 14

David Gordon Green Draws Inspiration from Drinking Games for 'Your Highness'

You might wonder what inspired David Gordon Green, director of George Washington (2000), about a homicide’s aftermath, and 2007’s gut-wrenching Snow Angels, to switch gears with consecutive stoner comedies, Pineapple Express and Your Highness.

Seth Rogen Redefines the American Anti-Hero in Observe and Report

Fresh off the success of his recently renewed HBO series Eastbound & Down, which cast Danny McBride as a degenerate ex-baseball star whose boozing and athletic decline earned him a one-way ticket out of the game, director Jody Hill returns with yet another portrait of an unlovable loser in the mall cop-meets-Taxi Driver fantasy Observe and Report.

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