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Weekend Preview: Denzel Washington, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, Tobey Maguire & More

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by Sophia Savage
November 2, 2012 5:53 PM
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Denzel Washington in 'Flight'
Check out the slate of films now in theaters, led by the Denzel Washington vehicle "Flight" from Robert Zemeckis. The crowd-pleaser and its beloved leading man will take you on quite a ride, while Sean Penn's strange Euroflick "This Must Be the Place," Disney's animated charmer "Wreck-It Ralph," RZA's "The Man with the Iron Fists," and Tobey Maguire's "The Details" also arrive. Check out reviews, trailers and details on these titles and more below:

"Wreck-It Ralph" Disney, US | DIR: Rich Moore CAST (voice): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch | Immersed in Movies | 85% Fresh | Leonard Maltin: "The first half of the film is a constant delight as clever, funny ideas are presented, one after another."

"A Late Quartet" Entertainment One, US | DIR: Yaron Zilberman CAST: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Imogen Poots, Catherine Keener | 77% Fresh | EW: "Although the crises are too precious, the performances are treasures, led by Christopher Walken in a surprisingly gentle, soulful key as the group's senior member."

"Flight" Paramount, US | DIR: Robert Zemeckis CAST: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Melissa Leo, Nadie Velazquez | Immersed in Movies | 76% Fresh | Rolling Stone: "Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years."

"The Bay" Lionsgate, US | DIR: Barry Levinson CAST: Kristen Connolly, Jane McNeill, Christopher Denham | 74% Fresh | Washington Post: "A ripped-from-the-headlines psychological chiller that burrows under the skin with its terrifyingly local twist."

"This Must Be the Place" The Weinstein Co. IT/FR/IRE | DIR: Paolo Sorrentino CAST: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand | 72% Fresh | Variety: "Quirky, hilarious and moving, Sorrentino's first English-lingo production is a road trip of stunning scope yet deep intimacy."

"The Man with the Iron Fists" Universal, US | DIR: RZA CAST: RZA, Ruck Yune, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu | It Proves We No Longer Need Star Wars | 62% Fresh | NYTimes: "As erratically enjoyable as it is consistently ridiculous, the martial arts pastiche 'The Man With the Iron Fists' is the latest evidence that the vogue for neo-exploitation cinema shows no sign of flagging."

"The Details" The Weinstein Co. US | DIR: Jacob Aaron Estes CAST: Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta, Laura Linney | 50% Rotten | NYTimes: "Instead of turning soft and squishy, this examination of karma gets tougher as it goes along. Its refusal to settle into a cozy niche may be commercially disastrous, but I take it as a sign of integrity."

"Jack and Diane" Magnolia, US | DIR: Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Kylie Minogue, Dane DeHaan | 13% Rotten | Time Out NY: "Starts with an irresistibly trashy premise and proceeds to treat it with the po-faced pretentiousness of a film-school thesis."
 

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