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Movies still playing in the Fredericksburg area

November 29, 2012 12:10 am

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Come back to 1980, my friend. We can hang out in my parents' basement, put on Joy Division, play some D&D.

HHH "ARGO" (R) This retelling of a plan to get hidden hostages out of Iran--with agents posing as a Canadian film crew making a sci-fi film--is perfectly paced and grippingly told, the best film of the year so far. Rated R for language and violent images. 120 min. [PV]

HH "FLIGHT" (R) Denzel Washington makes this interesting as a pilot who saves a crashing plane, but his character's descent into alcoholism is just dull. Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence. 138 min. [MC, RA, RF]

HH "HERE COMES THE BOOM" (PG) Kevin James is talented, but can't save this film that strains credibility by casting him as a martial arts fighter trying to save his school. Rated PG for rude humor, language and sport violence. 105 min. [RF]

HHH "LINCOLN" (PG-13) Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a definitive and inspiring portrayal of Abraham Lincoln as he works to pass the amendment abolishing slavery. Though it's slow and talky at times, a great cast and the subject matter make it impressive. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, images of carnage and brief strong language. 149 min. [MC, PV, RA]

HHH SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (PG) Though it takes a while to find its footing, this film about a young man struggling with his bipolar condition succeeds because of a sensitive script and strong performances, especially from leads Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity. 122 min. [PV]

HHH "SKYFALL" (PG-13) The tough James Bond is back in this tale that has him battling to save his boss, M, from a terrorist. There are beautiful Bond girls, great locations and action. But thankfully, on this 50th anniversary, it's back to Bond against the bad guys, using his fists, gun and wits. Rated PG-13 for violent sequences throughout, sexuality, language and smoking. 143 min. [MC, PV, RA]

HH "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2" (PG-13) Newcomers won't be dazzled, but longtime fans who've followed the popular supernatural story of werewolves and vampires will feel this finishes things out nicely, building to a cool battle at film's end. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity. 116 min. [MC, PV, RA]

HHH "WRECK-IT RALPH" (PG) An unexpectedly cute and cool-looking animated tale of a "bad guy" character in a video game who goes rogue to win respect. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence. 101 min. [MC, RA, RF]





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