This Week at the Movies: Final week for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest; 127 Hours; The Social Network

“The Social Network” explores the moment at which Facebook was invented — through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. trailer

You have to hand it to Director Danny Boyle: He doesn’t shy away from a challenge. The director of “Trainspotting’’ and “Slumdog Millionaire’’ has taken as his latest project a true story about a man stuck in a hole in the ground. In May 2003, during a day of solo canyon-hopping in Utah, 28-year-old Aron Ralston found himself trapped in a crevice with a giant boulder pinning his arm to a wall. He remained there for five days before a dull knife and a spot of horrific do-it-yourself surgery allowed him to escape. 

“127 Hours’’ is a movie experience both grueling and transcendent, and its most intoxicating scenes play in Ralston’s head and heart as the days wear on. What begins as a story of survival becomes something infinitely more moving: a man’s journey back toward the human race. trailer

And you’ve just got to love a character who shows up for her own sanity hearing in combat boots, black leather, multiple piercings and a sky-high Mohawk.

We’re talking, of course, about Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Next”, the brilliant, bizarre and probably autistic center of the third installment of the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. As portrayed by Noomi Rapace, she may be the best movie heroine of recent memory. In Swedish with subtitles. trailer

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