New in theaters this week: Skyfall, Lincoln, A Royal Affair and Starlet.


Skyfall
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 143 min
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench
Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

The Buzz
Casino Royale was so good and Quantum of Solace was so disappointing. Skyfall though has done over $290M in overseas box office and smashed British records. Looks like our hopes have been answered and our fears banished.


Lincoln
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, War
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes
Synopsis: As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

The Buzz
This would be the other Lincoln movie, the one with Steven Spielberg and without vampires. The cast is awesome and Day-Lewis looks scarily like Abe. Spielberg can make history entertaining and poignant. Even if it’s a bad movie for Spielberg it’s probably going to be better than most.


A Royal Affair
Rating: R
Run time: 137 min
Genre(s): Drama, History, Romance
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm
Synopsis: A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

The Buzz
Arcel has a few connections to the Millennium (AKA The Girl…) movies. Here we move into The Tudors or Game of Thrones territory. Was well received on the European festival circuit.


Starlet
Run time: 103 min
Genre(s): Drama
Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, James Ransone, Asa Akira
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie’s yard sale.

The Buzz
Baker takes his experiences of hanging around porn stars and creates an offbeat story about a lost girl who fixates on an elderly woman after buying something from her yard sale.

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New in theaters this week: Skyfall, Lincoln, A Royal Affair and Starlet. Skyfall Rating: PG-13 Run time: 143 min Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench Synopsis: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack,...