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WEEKENDER / Entertainment

November 7, 2012

Movies out in theaters


“Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings” — In this animated film, a 14—year—old girl signs a contract to gain magical powers and takes up the task of battling witches. With the voices of Aoi Yuki, Chiwa Saito and Kaori Mizuhashi. Written by Gen Urobuchi. Directed by Yukihiro Miyamoto. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2:10) NR.

“Pusher” — After borrowing money for a drug deal gone awry, a low—level hood scrambles to pay back his supplier and save his own skin. With Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb and Agyness Deyn. Written by Matthew Read. Directed by Luis Prieto. (1:27) R.

“The Revisionaries” — A documentary about Don McLeroy, a dentist and outspoken creationist seeking re—election as the chairman of the highly politicized and influential Texas State Board of Education. Directed by Scott Thurman. (1:23) NR.

“Sassy Pants” — A recent home—school graduate struggles to break free from her perky, smothering mother and deadbeat gay father to attend fashion school. With Ashley Rickards, Anna Gunn, Haley Joel Osment and Diedrich Bader. Written and directed by Coley Sohn. (1:27) NR.

“Seeds of Resiliency” — A documentary about 12 people who have survived tragedies, overcome challenges and gone on to help others. Directed by Susan Polis Schutz. (1 hr.) NR.

“The Sessions” — A 38-year-old man confined to an iron lung enlists therapists and a priest to help him lose his virginity. With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Ben Lewin. (1:35) R.

“Sexy Baby” — A documentary about coming of age and the prevalence of sex in mainstream culture in the digital era. Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. (1:23) NR.

“Simon and the Oaks” — A bookish young man from a working-class family in Sweden befriends a young Jewish man fleeing Nazi persecution in Germany. With Bill Skarsgaard, Helen Sjoholm and Jan Josef Liefers. Written by Marnie Blok. Directed by Lisa Ohlin. In Swedish and German, with English subtitles. (2:02) NR.

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