Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

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Jesse Eisenberg in "The Double," in which he meets his other half.

The Double An amiable surrealist joke, with Jesse Eisenberg as a shy, bumbling office drone who becomes more than a little flustered when a new employee shows up - looking pretty much exactly like Jesse Eisenberg. An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's doppelganger novella realized in brownish shades of noir. R

The Immigrant Marion Cotillard is nothing less than amazing as a destitute Pole who arrives at Ellis Island in 1921 and falls in with a smooth-talking pimp (Joaquin Phoenix). James Gray (Two Lovers, The Yards) directs this half-crazy, fascinating yarn. R

X-Men: Days of Future Past Time-travel is of the essence in this entertaining seventh installment in the series based on the Marvel comics, starring a misfit gang of mutant superheroes. Directed by Bryan Singer, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as the linchpin. Geeky, action-packed fun. PG-13

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