The Aaron Sorkin–penned Charlie Wilson's War tells the story of a Dem from East Texas in the 1980s who loves the ladies, hates the Commies, and believes the Soviet Union must be vanquished in Afghanistan, even if it means pouring billions into the pockets of the little-understood rebels known as the mujahideen. Tom Hanks isn't annoying, Julia Roberts plays a Republican, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is a fat CIA slob. It's a timely reminder: Ending a war is all very nice, but watch out for what comes next. (See movie times for details.)

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