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Chloe Sevigny kept swinging to get ‘Lizzie’ made

Chloe Sevigny "gave 40 whacks" at getting a movie made about the life of Lizzie Borden and when that failed "she gave 41" more. The Academy Award-nominee became interested in the tale of the biggest murder mystery and trial at the end of the 19th century when she was growing up in Connecticut and that seed of curiosity finally grew into the feature film "Lizzie."

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‘Life Itself’ review: Hate, actually, via ‘This Is Us’ creator

Not to be confused with Roger Ebert's autobiography, or anything good, actually, "Life Itself" is an emotional mugging, not a movie. Writer-director Dan Fogelman, creator of NBC-TV's warm bath of feels "This is Us," tells his story in five chapters and a million platitudes. When a key character admits he's "smothering," it's not just his fictional self he's acknowledging; it's the entire greezy script. Meanwhile, on the soundtrack, Fogelman exploits "Make You Feel My Love" (from "Time Out of Mind") with such ruthless sensitivity, when Bob Dylan's song is reprised in Spanish, the movie becomes a convicted pathos felon in two languages.

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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

At ScareFest they like bacon and ain’t afraid of no ghosts

ScareFest opened Friday at the Lexington Center with answers to questions like “What is the Stabbin Cabin?” and “What goes great with whiskey in Kentucky?” The fest continues through Sunday, Sept. 16.