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Russell Crowe stars in "The Man with the Iron Fists."
Updated: November 5, 2012 9:50AM
Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequenceStars
Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Kelly ReillyA 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 on 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 alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer
A married couple (Paul, Winstead) whose relationship is based on a mutual love of alcohol have a difficult time adjusting when the woman decides to give up drinking. James Ponsoldt (“Off the Black”) directed the drama, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance festival.
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.
HERE COMES THE BOOM
PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language
Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler
A teacher (James) attempts to raise the money needed to save the music program in his high school by becoming a mixed martial arts fighter. Frank Coraci (“The Wedding Singer,” “The Waterboy”) directed the comedy.
R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use
Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken
A blocked Hollywood screenwriter (Farrell) is caught in the middle when his best friend (Rockwell) steals the beloved dog of a brutal gangster (Harrelson) — who seeks violent retribution. Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) wrote and directed the crime comedy.
R for disturbing violent images and some terror
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance
A true-crime novelist finds footage that helps him realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, but his discoveries put his entire family in danger.
PG for thematic elements, scary images and action
Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder
When a scientifically inclined boy named Victor Frankenstein (Tahan) loses his beloved dog Sparky in a traffic accident, he decides to bring him back to life monster-movie style. Tim Burton directed this 3D stop-motion animation version of his 1984 short film.~.
PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
A retired CIA agent (Neeson) is captured and held hostage by the father of a kidnapper killed while the agent was rescuing his daughter. Olivier Megaton (“Transporter 3”) directed the sequel to the 2008 hit “Taken.”~.
PG for some rude humor, action and scary images
Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg
Dracula runs a luxury resort for all sorts of monsters and their families and no humans are allowed. Just as Dracula is throwing a big bash for his daughter Mavis’s birthday, a human boy discovers the hotel and becomes smitten with Mavis.
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