Box Office Preview: What's New This Weekend?

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The night before their high school reunion, a group of old friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways.
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September 13th, 2012

Box Office Preview: What's New This Weekend?

-- On Friday, September 14th, Milla Jovovich reprises her role as the tough and lethal Alice. Paul W.S. Anderson directs"Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth installment in the adrenaline-charged series based on the popular video game franchise. One of the few remaining humans, Alice continues her battle against the Umbrella Corporation, a shadowy organization that threatens to eradicate the human race with a terrifying virus. "Resident Evil: Retribution" has an R rating for intense violence throughout.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson brings a gripping new drama to theaters on Friday, September 14th. While the film originally opens only in select theaters, the film will enjoy a wider release on Friday, September 21st. "The Master" tells the story of an enigmatic man who uses his revolutionary ideas to form a community, instating himself as the leader. The Master meets a drifter who becomes his right-hand man, but behind the scenes, tensions are brewing. The lines between community and cult start to blur dangerously, leading to tough decisions for everybody involved. "The Master" has an R rating for nudity, mature content and language.

"Finding Nemo" returns to theaters for the first time since its original 2003 release. This time, the heartwarming Pixar classic is in 3D. The colorful underwater world comes to life for an enhanced viewing experience. "Finding Nemo" tells the story of a fearful clownfish, Marlin, and his adventurous son, Nemo. When Nemo rebels against his father, he winds up in a whole world of trouble. To rescue his son, Marlin will have to rely on the help of some unusual new friends, including sharks, whales and the scatterbrained Dory. "Finding Nemo" has a G rating.

Nicholas Jarecki directs "Arbitrage," a dramatic thriller about a hedge fund manager who makes some risky choices. Robert Miller may have it all, but he cannot stop in his quest to obtain even more. The result of his gamble may end up destroying the lives of his wife and daughter, especially since a frustrated NYPD detective is hot on Miller's trail. "Arbitrage" is available in select theaters. The film's R rating is due to language, drug use and violent imagery.

"Liberal Arts" is a quirky new comedy from writer and director Josh Radnor. At 30 years old, Jesse thinks he has left his college life far behind him. When he hears that one of his favorite professors is leaving his alma mater, Jesse decides to return to his old stomping grounds for the retirement party. When he forms an unexpected connection with a young student, Zibby, Jesse has to figure out how to deal with a delayed college romance. "Liberal Arts" is unrated.

Nicolas Cage stars in "Stolen," a new film from director Simon West. He may have a shady past, but Will has now changed his ways and only wants to be a good father to his teenage daughter. He soon learns that his past has a way of tracking him down. After the former thief"s daughter ends up a hostage in a fierce game of cat and mouse, Will does anything it takes to get her back. "Stolen" has an R rating for language and violence.

Howell Secondary School is hosting its 10-year reunion, and all the former students have their own agendas. Jamie Linden's "10 Years" follows the ups and downs of the reunion, from the contrite jock who hopes to prove that he is a new man, to the rock star who does not have the glamorous life everybody assumes he does. "10 Years" has a PG-13 rating for drug use, mature content, language and alcohol abuse.

Continuing Films

"The Possession" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a father who ends up in a struggle for his daughter's life. After his young daughter brings a strange box home from a yard sale, things start to change. First, Emily just seems withdrawn. Then she becomes violent. Her father will have to explore the dark history of the box and turn to unexpected sources in his quest to free Emily from the curse. Ole Bornedal directs the film, which has a PG-13 rating for violence and disturbing sequences.

"Lawless" tells the story of three brothers trying to make a dishonest living during the Great Depression. Deputy Charles Rake decides to make life a little harder for the bootleggers, but he does not bet on their willingness to fight for their livelihoods. John Hillcoat directs. The Western has an R rating for nudity, mature content, language and bloody violence.

"The Expendables 2" is an adrenaline-packed action movie from Simon West. A group of cutthroat mercenaries go to great lengths to avenge one of their own, possibly averting a major crisis in the process. Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis star. The film's R rating is due to strong bloody violence.