Why “The Guest” isn’t staying long in Madison

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Last Friday, two well-reviewed movies, the horror-action movie “The Guest” and the fact-based thriller “Kill the Messenger,” opened at Point Cinemas. This Friday, the “Guest” will be gone, and “Messenger” will be down to two shows a day.

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The five movies you have to see in Madison: Oct. 10-16, 2014

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1. “Kill the Messenger” (All week, Point) — Jeremy Renner plays journalist Gary Webb, who caught wind of a story that the CIA was complicit (or at least turning a blind eye) to drugs from Central America flooding urban cities. Webb was hounded by the government and his fellow journalists for holes in the story and eventually disgraced. It will be interesting to see how the film by Michael Cuesta plays such a nuanced tale.

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