Opening in theaters this week (November 27)
THE ROAD (11/25)
Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Studio: Dimension Films
The Plot: A father (Mortensen) and son (Smit-McPhee) walk for months across a ravaged, post-apocalyptic landscape in search of civilization.
Keep reading to see the rest of this week’s movies.
NINJA ASSASSIN (11/25)
Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
The Plot: Raizo (Rain) is a rogue ninja who comes to the aid of Mika Coretti (Harris), a Berlin-based Interpol agent who has linked the shadowy Ozunu Clan, a secret society of assassins who trained Raizo, to a series of murders. Most dangerous to them both is Takeshi (Yune), Raizo's former ally and the assassin leading the charge of Ozunu killers to Berlin.
OLD DOGS (11/25)
Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The Plot: Ben (Williams) is a successful businessman whose professional and personal life is altered when an old flame re-enteres his life -- with her two children (twins!) in tow. Finding himself temporarily in charge of their welfare, he enlists his best friend and colleague (Travolta) to co-parent.
ME AND ORSON WELLES (11/25 - NY/LA)
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay
Studio: Freestyle Releasing
The Plot: NYC, 1937: A week in the life of aspiring actor Richard Samuels (Efron), where he finds himself cast in Orson Welles' staging of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and falling for an older woman (Danes).
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (NY/LA)
Director: Rebecca Miller
Stars: Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder
Studio: Screen Media Films
The Plot: Pippa Lee (Penn) moves with her much older husband (Arkin) from New York City to a suburban retirement community. Cracks in her facade reveal past experiences, while she steers herself toward a quiet nervous breakdown.