Movies opening this weekend, still in theaters
Daniel Craig in “Skyfall.”
Updated: November 12, 2012 9:28AM
PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language
Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
During the last four months of his life, the 16th president (Day-Lewis) struggles to end the Civil War and pass the Emancipation Act. Steven Spielberg directed the drama.
PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking
Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench
When M (Dench) is discredited by a secret from her past and the British intelligence service comes under attack, James Bond (Craig) risks everything to track down the source of the threat. Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) directed the action thriller.
A ROYAL AFFAIR
R for sexual content and some violent images
Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen and Mikkel Boe FølsgaardThe true story of a queen who falls in love with a physician while married to an insane king.
R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence
Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Kelly Reilly
A pilot (Washington) saves a plane full of passengers with a death-defying emergency landing, but ends up being investigated for drugs and alcohol found in his system.
A LATE QUARTET
R for language and some sexuality
Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener
On the eve of a string quartet’s 25th-anniversary performance, the news that the leader (Walken) must retire leads to a power struggle within the group. Yaron Zilberman (“Watermarks”) co-wrote and directed the drama.
THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use
Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, RZA
A humble blacksmith (RZA) attempts to defend his village when bandits, assassins and a rogue British soldier (Crowe) compete to find a fabled treasure in gold. Rap star RZA co-wrote and directed the martial arts adventure.
PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence
John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer
The misunderstood bad guy in a vintage video game (Reilly) sets out on an adventure to prove he can be a hero too. Rich Moore (“Futurama,” “The Simpsons”) directed the animated family comedy.
PG for thematic elements and some perilous action
Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elizabeth Shue
When a young surfer (Weston) learns about the existence of a legendary wave near his home, he enlists the aid of a veteran (Butler) to help him tame it. Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson (“Gorillas in the Mist,” “L.A. Confidential”) directed the true-life adventure.
R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent
A variety of characters in six separate stories gradually connect over 500 years of history. Tom Tykwer (“Run, Lola Run”), Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix”) directed the fantasy adventure.
Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer
A high school girl’s (Justice) dreams of an exciting Halloween are frustrated by her annoying little brother. Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.”) directed the teen comedy.
R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue
John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy
A poet and journalist (Hawkes) who has lived most of his life in an iron lung begins a relationship with a sexual surrogate (Hunt). Ben Lewin (“The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish”) wrote and directed the drama.
PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity
Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols
After learning that a member of his family has been murdered, detective Alex Cross (Perry) vows to track down the killer. Rob Cohen directed the crime thriller. The movie is based on James Patterson’s “Alex Cross” book series.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4
R for language and some violence/terror
Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively
A suburban family notices strange goings-on when a mysterious woman (Featherston) and her spooky little boy move into the neighborhood. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (“Paranormal Activity 3,” “Catfish”) directed the latest installment in the horror franchise.
R for language and some violent images
Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston
When six Americans slip away from the American embassy during the Iranian hostage crisis, a CIA operative (Affleck) attempts to bring the escapees home by posing as a Canadian film producer and passing them off as members of his crew. Affleck also directed the espionage thriller.
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