Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Ender's Game,' 'Last Vegas' and More

Aliens are coming.

Ender's Game, directed by GAVIN HOOD and based on ORSON SCOTT CARD's 1985 novel, stars ASA BUTTERFIELD as Ender Wiggin who must try to save Earth from an alien invasion. The sci-fi epic also stars HARRISON FORD, HAILEE STEINFELD, BEN KINGSLEY, VIOLA DAVIS, and ABIGAIL BRESLIN.

Read what 's film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and .Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Ben Kingsley star in Gavin Hood's adaptation of the classic 1985 sci-fi novel. Read MARC BERNARDIN's review .OWEN WILSON, WOODY HARRELSON and AMY POEHLER play a trio of animated turkeys determined to remove the traditional bird from the inaugural Thanksgiving menu. Read MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFEN's review .MICHAEL DOUGLAS, ROBERT DE NIRO, MORGAN FREEMAN, KEVIN KLINE and MARY STEENBURGEN star in director JON TURTELTAUB's comedy about amiable geezers. Read TODD MCCARTHY's review .MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, JENNIFER GARNER and JARED LETO star in the true story of a hedonistic Texan homophobe who bounced back in surprising ways from the gut punch of his HIV-positive diagnosis. Read DAVID ROONEY's review .NAOMI WATTS plays the doomed British princess in a biopic from Downfall director OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL. Read STEPHEN DALTON's review .Rom-com maestro RICHARD CURTIS mixes familiar boy-meet-girl ingredients with time-traveling magic realism, starring DOMHNALL GLEESON, RACHEL MCADAMS and BILL NIGHY. Read STEPHEN DALTON's review .JEAN-MARC BARR, KATE BOSWORTH, JOSH LUCAS and RADHA MITCHELL star in Michael Polish's adaptation of the JACK KEROUAC novel. Read JUSTIN LOWE's review .This intensely emotional Belgian drama flavored by American-style bluegrass music traces the sad spiral of a passionate relationship derailed by devastating loss. Read David Rooney's review .


TOM DONAHUE's documentary chronicles the evolution from studio contract players to the boom in the 1970s of creative casting, with MARION DOUGHERTY leading the charge on that shift. Read David Rooney's review .


This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king. Read Deborah Young's review .


LISA and ROB FRUCHTMAN's documentary recounts the efforts of a Rwandan woman to create the country's first ice cream parlor. Read FRANK SCHECK's review .


MICHAEL CAINE plays a widower who strikes up a friendship with CLEMENCE POESY's young French dance teacher in SANDRA NETTELBECK's adaptation of a novel by FRANCOISE DORNER. Read BOYD VAN HOEIJ's review .


The dark study of suicides and mental illness in the Hemingway family will air on OPRAH WINFREY's OWN. Read Todd McCarthy's review .


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