Upcoming Movie Preview: Friday November 13 - Featured

Wide:

Rated: PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language.

Runtime: 158 minutes

2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. Limo driver and writer Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is convinced that the impending apocalypse is going to happen. He hires a private plane to race against time to reach a ship to save him along with his ex-wife (Amanda Peet), her boyfriend, and their children from the danger that lies below. Also starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover, and Woody Harrelson. Watch the trailer.


Rated: R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity.

Runtime: 135 minutes

Pirate Radio is the high-spirited story of how 8 DJs love affair with rock n' roll changed the world forever. This group of rogue DJs, on a boat in the middle of the Northern Atlantic, played rock records and broke the law all for the love of music. The songs they played united and defined an entire generation and drove the British government crazy. The band of rebels is lead by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Quentin the boss of Radio Rock (Bill Nighy), Gavin, Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom), Dr. Dave (Nick Frost), and Young Carl (Tom Sturridge) who comes of age amidst the chaos of sex, drugs and rock n roll. Watch the trailer.


Limited:

Rated: PG for action, smoking and slang humor.

Runtime: 87 minutes

The Fantastic Mr Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book. Mr and Mrs Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman). But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr Fox at any cost. The film also features the voices of Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson. Opens for full release November 25. Watch the trailer.


Rated: R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and for language.

Runtime: 92 minutes

Women in Trouble chronicles a day in the life of a pregnant porn star, a couple of call girls, a scorned psychiatrist, a teenage goth, a flight attendant with a crush on a famous passenger. The troubles of this cluster of LA women couldn't be more different, but on one crazy day feminine compassion will alter all of their lives. Devilish humor, razor-sharp scripting, and a knockout ensemble of talented actresses turn trouble into pure pleasure. Starring: Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marley Shelton, Elizabeth Berkley, Cameron Richardson, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Watch the trailer.


Rated: R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

Runtime: 105 minutes

In The Messenger, Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army officer, has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival. Also starring Jena Malone. Expands for full release November 20. Watch the trailer.

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