Weekend Openings: 11/1/2013

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Orson Scott Card’s beloved sci-fi novel Ender’s Game finally makes its way to the big screen for the first time with the talents of Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield.  Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline all test out their funny bone together in the aged buddies weekend in Last Vegas.  There’s some potential for Oscar bait with Diana for Naomi Watts and Dallas Buyers Club for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.  Animated feature Free Birds fills the mini dry spell of animation films as of late.

Ender’s Game
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld
The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.

Oscar Potential: Possibly in the technical categories like special effects, sound, production design, and costumes.  Check out Joey’s review for his take.

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