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Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) makes miracle landing after mid-air catastrophe 'Flight.' | Paramount Pictures

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) makes a miracle landing after a mid-air catastrophe in "Flight." | Paramount Pictures

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Updated: December 3, 2012 6:08AM



New movies

Flight

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for action, drug and alcohol abuse, language and sexuality/nudity.

Length: 2 hr., 18 min.

Stars: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamar Tunie and Nadine Velazquez.

Troubling questions arise after a veteran pilot makes a miracle landing after a mid-air catastrophe.

Wreck-It Ralph

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for rude humor and action/violence.

Length: 1 hr., 41 min.

Voices of: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Joe Lo Truglio, Ed O’Neill and Dennis Haysbert.

Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph is tired of always being the “bad guy” and losing to his “good guy” opponent, Fix-It Felix.

The Man with the Iron Fists

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for language, drug use, violence and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 36 min.

Stars: Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, RZA, Cung Le and Byron Mann.

In 19th-century China, a stranger settles in a jungle village and becomes its blacksmith. Radical tribal factions force him to fashion elaborate tools of destruction, and the clans’ conflict soon erupts into a full war.

Ongoing movies

Cloud Atlas

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and drug use.

Length: 2 hr., 52 min.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Weaving and Susan Sarandon.

“Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individuals impact one another throughout the past, present and future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles.

Chasing Mavericks

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for thematic elements and perilous action.

Length: 1 hr., 56 min.

Stars: John Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer and Taylor Handley.

This is the inspirational true story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity.

Fun Size

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 partying, language, and crude and suggestive material.

Length: 1 hr., 30 min.

Stars: Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Chelsea Handler, Jane Levy and Riki Lindhome.

This teen comedy centers on a sarcastic high school senior, who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college.

Silent Hill:
Revelation 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for violence, disturbing images, nudity and language.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss.

A girl and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, she discovers she’s not who she thinks she is.

Alex Cross

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, nudity, disturbing images, language, drug references and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 42 min.

Stars: Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols and Cecily Tyson.

Alex Cross works as a detective/psychologist for the Detroit Police Department along with his lifelong friend, Tommy Kane, and detective Monica Ashe.

Paranormal
Activity 4

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for language and violence/terror.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton and Matt Shively.

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witnesses strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Here Comes
the Boom

Critic’s rating: 2½ stars

Rated: PG for rude humor, language and bouts of MMA sports violence.

Length: 1 hr., 45 min.

Stars: Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Salma Hayek,
Greg Germann and Joe Rogan.

A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school’s music program.

Argo

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for language and violent images.

Length: 2 hrs.

Stars: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Taylor Schilling.

Amid the chaos of Iranian revolutionaries storming the U.S. embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, taking 52 Americans hostage, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador.

Sinister

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: R for terror and disturbing violent images.

Length: 1 hr., 49 min.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, James Ransome and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Seven
Psychopaths

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: R for violence, bloody images, language, sexuality/nudity and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 51 min.

Stars: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko, Tom Waits and Abby Cornish.

A writer has a catchy title for a screenplay but no story to go with it. His friends kidnap a gangster’s dog and the ensuing events provide fodder for the script.

Frankenweenie

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.

Length: 1 hr., 27 min.

Stars: Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with a few minor adjustments.

Taken 2

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, action and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 32 min.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser.

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Pitch Perfect

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for sexuality, language and drug references.

Length: 1 hr., 52 min.

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Britany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson and Alexis Knapp.

College student Beca doesn’t want to be part of a clique, but that’s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school.

Hotel Transylvania 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for scary images, action and rude humor.

Length: 1 hr., 31 min.

Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez.

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania, a resort where they can be themselves.

End of Watch

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for violence, disturbing images, drug use and language including sexual references.

Length: 1 hr., 49 min.

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez.

Two officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop.

Looper

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: R for violence, drug content, sexuality, nudity and language.

Length: 1 hr., 59 min.

Stars: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels.

In this futuristic action thriller, time travel will be invented — but it will be illegal and only available on the black market.

Perks of Being
a Wallflower

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for mature material, drug and alcohol use, sexuality including references, and a fight — all involving teens.

Length: 1 hr., 43 min.

Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Rudd and Mae Whitman.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, this movie is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up.



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