new this week for Nov. 1, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

October 30, 2012 

  • More information Go to to see trailers for recent theatrical releases.

“THE DETAILS” (R): The attempts of a married couple (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) to get rid of backyard pests sets off a series of events involving infidelity and murder. Sounds serious, but it's actually a dark comedy.

“FLIGHT” (R): Director Robert Zemeckis' first live-action movie since 2000's “Cast Away” stars Denzel Washington as an airline pilot whose alcoholism is revealed after he becomes a hero for saving the lives of his passengers during a disastrous flight.

“THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS” (R): Wu-Tang Clan member RZA makes his directorial debut with this martial arts adventure (co-written by “Hostel's” Eli Roth) about a blacksmith (Russell Crowe) who must help defend his small village from attackers in feudal China. Kanye West and The Black Keys contributed to the soundtrack, and Quentin Tarantino served as a consultant. Oh, and it's in 3-D. How's that for eclectic?

“ WRECK-IT RALPH” (PG): The villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) of an old-school 1980s arcade video game (think Donkey Kong, only not exactly) tires of always being the bad guy and starts to sneak into other video games to play the hero. Featuring cameos by Pac-Man, Sonic and Q*Bert.

Weekly Surge is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service