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WEEKENDER / Entertainment

November 7, 2012

Movies out in theaters


“Burn” — A documentary chronicling a year in the life of Detroit firefighters at one of the busiest firehouses in the U.S. Directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez. (1:25) NR.

“Democracy at Work” — A clumsy local political campaign fights to contain the fallout of an Internet rumor days before an election. With Michael Scovotti, Sean Spence and Marty Lodge. Written and directed by Wasko Khouri. (1:30) NR.

“The Details” — A family of hungry raccoons threatens a suburban husband’s perfectly manicured yard and his struggling marriage. With Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney and Ray Liotta. Written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. (1:41) R.

“The First Time” — Sparks fly as two high—schoolers — a lovelorn senior guy and an attached but unfulfilled junior girl — meet at a party and spend a weekend hanging out. With Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice. Written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. (1:35) PG—13.

“The Flat” — This documentary sparked by a filmmaker cleaning out his deceased grandmother’s apartment in Tel Aviv traces a family’s complicated history and how it was affected by World War II and its aftermath. Directed by Arnon Goldfinger. In Hebrew, English and German, with English subtitles. (1:37) NR.

“For Ellen” — A struggling rock musician takes tentative steps to forge a relationship with the 5—year—old daughter he’s neglected before forfeiting custody in a divorce. With Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Margarita Levieva and Jena Malone. Written and directed by So Yong Kim. (1:33) NR.

“Four Assassins” — Four hitmen rendezvous at a Hong Kong hotel to settle some unfinished business. With Will Yun Lee, Miguel Ferrer, Mercedes Renard and Hiro Hayama. Written and directed by Stanley J. Orzel. (1:28) NR.

“Francine” — After serving prison time, a woman settles in a small town but struggles to reconnect to society and takes unhealthy comfort in caring for animals. With Melissa Leo, Marietta Hanley and Brendan Burke. Written and directed by Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky. (1:15) NR.

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