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Film Review Red Dawn

This film image released by Film District shows Josh Peck , left, Josh Hutcherson, center, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Red Dawn." (AP Photo/Film District)

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From page B5 | November 20, 2012 |

FAIRFIELD — Box office debuts start earlier this week, with three new films arriving Wednesday.

Director Ang Lee brings the story of an orphaned teen who must trust a fearsome Bengal tiger to survive in “Life of Pi.” The PG-13 movie is also being shown in 3D.

Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck star in “Red Dawn,” a PG-13 movie centered in Washington state, where a town finds foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky. A young group of patriots band together to protect their own and liberate their neighbors.

“Rise of the Guardians,” rated PG, is an animated film about Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost joining forces to fight an evil spirit named Pitch. Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher are the vocal talents. It’s also being show in 3D and IMAX 3D.

A handful of films will surface Friday, in a limited release:

“The Central Park Five,” which is not rated, is a documentary that takes a look at the 1989 case of five teens who were wrongfully convicting of rape and spent years in prison before a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson are featured in “Hitchcock,” rated PG-13. It’s a drama based on the making of the movie “Psycho.”

“Rust and Bone,” rated R, is a drama about a bouncer who rescues a woman from a barroom brawl. Later, she loses her legs. Marion Cotillard stars.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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