new this week for Nov. 15, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

November 13, 2012 

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“LINCOLN” (PG-13): Director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner adapt Doris Kearns Goodwin's critically acclaimed book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president during his final months in office. Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader and Tommy Lee Jones round out the supporting cast. Can you say “Oscars all over the place?”

“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 2”: (PG-13): How is the vampire Bella (Kristen Stewart) adapting to motherhood and marriage to her longtime beau Edward (Robert Pattinson)? Why is the werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) so fascinated by their infant daughter? And what will happen when the legion of elder vampires known as the Voltari come to claim the couple's baby? Bill Condon, who directed the previous film, returns for the final installment in the record-setting franchise.

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (R): David O. Russell (“The Fighter,” “Three Kings”) directs this drama about a former schoolteacher (Bradley Cooper) who tries to move on with his life after a stint in a mental institution. Robert De Niro plays his dad and Jennifer Lawrence is a mysterious girl who changes everything

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