MOVIE OPENINGS – Nov 16

BEOWULF

 

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie
Studio: Paramount Pictures

The Plot: A hero (Winstone) saves the Danes from the indomitable monster Grendel (Glover), only to incur the wrath of the demon's mother (Jolie), a wickedly seductive entity.

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MR MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM

Director: Zach Helm
Stars: Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman
Studio: Fox-Walden

The Plot: Edward Magorium (Hoffman), the eccentric, 243-year-old owner of the most fantastic toy shop in the world wills his business to his shy, awkward store manager (Portman). But her leadership is soon challenged by a dark, ominous presence in the shop.

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt
Studio: New Line Cinema

The Plot: Florentino (Bardem), rejected by the beautiful Fermina (Mezzogiorno) at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

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MARGOT AT THE WEDDING

 

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flora Cross
Studio: Paramount Classics

The Plot: Margot (Kidman) and her son Claude (Pais) decide to visit her sister Pauline (Leigh) after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm (Black). In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

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SOUTHLAND TALES (Limited)

 

Director: Richard Kelly
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott
Studio: Destination Films

The Plot: Over a scorching-hot, three-day period in contemporary Los Angeles, the lives of an action star stricken with amnesia (The Rock), an adult film actress looking to go somewhat legit (Gellar), and a police officer with a fracturing personality (Scott) come together as the city prepares for the Fourth of July.

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REDACTED (Limited)

 

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz
Studio: HD Net

The Plot: A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.

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