What’s playing this weekend in Aiken for Oct. 11

  • Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:46 a.m.

“Argo” NEW!

During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA agent leads a daring mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats by disguising them as members of a Hollywood film crew. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman. Written by Chris Terrio. Directed by Affleck. (2:11) R.

“Here Comes the Boom” NEW!

An apathetic biology teacher and erstwhile college wrestler moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his flagging school. With Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Written by James and Allan Loeb. Directed by Frank Coraci. (1:45) PG.

“Sinister” NEW!

After discovering a box of mysterious old home movies at his family’s new home, a true-crime novelist unleashes an evil supernatural presence. With Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Ransone. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Directed by Derrickson. (1:50) R.

“Frankenweenie”

When his dog unexpectedly dies, a boy does some tinkering and uses science to bring his beloved pooch back to life. With the voices of Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Charlie Tahan. Written by John August. Directed by Tim Burton. In 3-D. (1:27) PG.

“Taken 2”

Having saved his daughter from a European sex slave ring, an ex-CIA agent is targeted for revenge and must once again fight to protect his family. With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Directed by Olivier Megaton. (1:32) PG-13.

“Pitch Perfect”

An introverted college freshman is persuaded to join an all-girls a cappella group and helps enliven their old-fashioned approach to performing. With Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson. Written by Kay Cannon. Directed by Jason Moore. (1:52) PG-13.

“Hotel Transylvania”

In this animated film, Dracula has his hands full with a birthday for his daughter at his monster resort, and things get complicated when an ordinary human stumbles onto the scene. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and Selena Gomez. Written by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. In 3-D. (1:31) PG.

“Looper”

In the future, a low-level hired gun who disposes of mob targets sent back in time has to chase down an escaped target – a future version of himself. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. (1:58) R.

“Won’t Back Down”

Two determined mothers take on a bureaucracy and try to transform their children’s failing inner-city school. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter and Oscar Isaac. Written by Brin Hill and Daniel Barnz. Directed by Barnz. (1:55) PG.

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