Don't Miss

November 20, 2009|By Michael Sragow

Paranormal Activity *** ( 3 STARS) Now that the lines have dwindled, moviegoers who don't usually see horror films should take a chance on this clever, bare-bones scare film about a haunted girl and the hubris-blighted boyfriend who tries to capture her demon on his digital camera. Every rustle of a breeze or a sheet causes a big stir in the audience.

Opening Wednesday

The Fantastic Mr. Fox : (Fox Searchlight) Based on the story by Roald Dahl, the noble and charming Mr. Fox uses his wits and cunning to outfox three dimwitted farmers. With the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. Directed by Wes Anderson.

Old Dogs : (Walt Disney Pictures) Two friends are unexpectedly charged with the care of 6-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. With John Travolta and Robin Williams.

Ninja Assassin : (Warner Bros.) A young assassin on the run from the clan that trained him must team with a Europol agent to save both their lives. With Naomie Harris and Ben Miles.

The Road : (Weinstein Co.) Viggo Mortensen stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning post-apocalyptic novel. With Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce.

Opening Dec. 4

Brothers : (Lionsgate) When a decorated Marine goes missing in Afghanistan, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home. With Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.

Release dates are subject to change.

Paranormal Activity *** Now that the lines have dwindled, moviegoers who don't usually see horror films should take a chance on this clever, bare-bones scare film about a haunted girl and the hubris-blighted boyfriend who tries to capture her demon on his digital camera. Every rustle of a breeze or a sheet causes a big stir in the audience.

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