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Gangsters, demons and predators arriving at the box office

By From page B6 | January 08, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Outlaw brothers and a boy killed by a lightning bolt take center stage at movie theaters this week.

Billy Bob Thorton is featured in “The Baytown Outlaws,” rated R. The comedy centers on redneck brothers who must shoot their way through attractive female assassins.

“Struck By Lightning” is the tale of a high school senior who suffers an untimely death in his school’s parking lot. The last few weeks of his life are shown via flashbacks. Dermot Mulroney and Allison Janney star.

Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone are featured in “Gangster Squad,” rated R, which is the tale of mob king Mickey Cohen, circa 1949.

“A Haunted House,” starring Marlon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer, is a spoof of the “Paranormal Activity” movies. The twist: It’s not a haunted house. Instead, a woman is possessed by a demon. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

“Storage 24” is not rated and tells the story of friends chased by a mystery predator in the corridors of a London storage facility.

Photographer Kevin Mazur pulls together a cast that includes Elton John and Jennifer Aniston for his first film, “$ellebrity,” which takes a look at our obsession with pop culture. It’s not rated.

In “Fairhaven,” a young man gets a healthy dose of reality from two friends when he returns home for his father’s funeral. It’s not rated.

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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