Liam Neeson, Tim Burton bring new movies to the screen

By From page A9 | October 02, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Two new movies arrive on the big screen this weekend.

Opening nationwide are:

Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” a stop-motion animated film that tells the story of a young boy whose beloved dog, Sparky, dies. The boy then harnesses the power of science to bring Sparky back to life, with some interesting consequences.

It’s rated PG and is being shown in standard format, 3D and IMAX 3D.

Liam Neeson stars in “Taken 2,” returning as CIA operative Bryan Mills. This time, he and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his own daughter. It’s rated PG-13 and features Maggie Grace.

Opening in limited release are:

“Butter,” rated R, is a comedy set in the world of butter-carving competition with Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman in the cast.

Gotham Chopra takes a look at his father Deepak Chopra in the biography “Decoding Deepak.” It’s not rated.

“Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” rated PG-13, is a documentary on a movement that focuses on preventive health care, not disease care.

“The House I Live In” is a documentary focusing on America’s war on drugs and includes stories from dealers to senators. It’s not rated.

Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester are featured in “The Oranges,” a comedy set in suburban New Jersey. It centers on a prodigal daughter’s return home and her choice of men. It is rated R.

“The Paperboy,” rated R, features Matthew McConaughey as a newspaper reporter writing a story about a death-row inmate. Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman also star.

In “V/H/S,” a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a house and acquire a rare tape. It’s rated R.

“Wuthering Heights,” not rated, is an epic love story that spans from childhood into adult. It’s based on the book with the same name.

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

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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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