New this Week: ‘No Strings Attached,’ ‘The Way Back’ and ‘Takers (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

No Strings AttachedNatalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

The Way BackEd Harris, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell (limited)

Movie of the Week

The Way Back

The Stars: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell

The Plot: A group of gulag escapees journey 4,000 miles to their freedom.

The Buzz: This is Director Peter Weir’s latest — that’s enough buzz right there.

In watching the film’s trailer, one gets the feeling that The Way Back is more of an adventure tale than it is a tale about the gulag. But we’re not talking carefree adventure here; this looks to be a story predominantly about survival, and survival in the most brutal of conditions. Knowing the film is based on a true story, combined with the way in which it has been marketed, allows for one to somewhat safely assume a happy ending (otherwise it
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