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Run Lola Run

STARRING: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup.

A frenetically paced film with a flame-haired Berliner charging across the city in a race against time. She has 20 minutes to find 100,000 marks, or her boyfriend will be dead. In German with English subtitles (also available in a dubbed version). 81 minutes. Rated R for adult themes, violence).

Summer of Sam

STARRING: Mira Sorvino, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony La Paglia, Adrien Brody and Ben Gazzara.

Director Spike Lee's saga follows a bunch of New Yawkers through the blisteringly hot, out-of-control summer of '77, when killer David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz was on the loose and disco was king. 142 minutes. (Rated R for sex, nudity, profanity, violence)

Other releases
Dec. 21: "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland"; "American Pie"; "Supercop 2"; "Teaching Mrs. Tingle"; "Witness to the Mob"; "Better Than Chocolate"; "Dudley Do-Right."

Dec. 28: "Universal Soldier: The Return."

Jan. 4: "The Thomas Crown Affair."

-- By Christopher Cornell, Knight Ridder

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