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November 01, 2013
  • (Left to right) David Koechner is Champ Kind, Paul Rudd is Brian Fantana, Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy and Steve Carell is Brick Tamland in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
(Left to right) David Koechner is Champ Kind, Paul Rudd is Brian Fantana,… (Gemma LaMana / Paramount…)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6

A Case of You

A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long. Directed by Kat Coiro. IFC Films

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers

A documentary tracing six decades of Israel's history, from its founding into the early 21st century. Directed by Richard Trank. Moriah Films

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

The Armstrong Lie

This documentary follows cyclist Lance Armstrong's return from retirement in 2005 in an attempt to win an eighth Tour de France, and the eventual scandal that resulted from his admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drugs after a federal criminal investigation. Directed by Alex Gibney. Sony Pictures Classics

PHOTOS: Movie Sneaks 2013

Ass Backwards

Now grown up and living in New York City, two childhood best friends take a cross-country trip back to their hometown and try to win a beauty pageant that eluded them in their youth. With June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Alicia Silverstone and Bob Odenkirk. Written by Raphael and Wilson. Directed by Chris Nelson. Gravitas Ventures

Billy and Buddy

An 8-year-old boy takes in an abandoned cocker spaniel and the two test their family's patience in this film based on Jean Roba's comic strip set in 1970s France. With Franck Dubosc, Marina Fois and Charles Crombez. Written and directed by Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier. In French with English subtitles. Via Solitaria

The Book Thief

A spirited young girl transforms the lives of those around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in Nazi Germany in this adaptation of the novel by Markus Zusak. With Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Written by Michael Petroni. Directed by Brian Percival. 20th Century Fox

The Broken Circle Breakdown

In Belgium, two bluegrass enthusiasts — a tattoo artist and a banjo player — fall in love, but their relationship is tested by an unexpected tragedy. With Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh. Written by Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen. Directed by Van Groeningen. In Dutch with English subtitles. Tribeca Film

Casting By

A documentary exploring the unsung role of casting directors in Hollywood moviemaking. Directed by Tom Donahue. Submarine Deluxe

Cinemability

A documentary examining the representation and portrayals of disabled and handicapped people in film and television. Narrated by Jane Seymour. Directed by Jenni Gold. Gold Pictures

Finding Mr. Right

A pampered Beijing woman travels to Seattle to give birth to the son she hopes will help win over her rich, married boyfriend, but the trip doesn't go quite as planned. With Tang Wei, Wu Xiubo and Hai Qing. Written and directed by Xue Xiaolu. In Mandarin with English subtitles. China Lion Film

How I Live Now

In the near future, an American teen sent to live with her relatives in the English countryside begins adjusting to her new surroundings, until an escalating conflict in Europe changes everything. With Saoirse Ronan, George MacKay and Tom Holland. Written by Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni and Jack Thorne. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Magnolia Pictures

Medora

A documentary about the Medora Hornets, an underdog high school basketball team whose on-court struggles mirror the economic woes of its once-prosperous Indiana factory town. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart. Beachside Films

The Motel Life

Two hard-luck adult brothers go on the run in Nevada after one of them accidentally kills a boy with his car in the middle of the night. With Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff and Dakota Fanning. Written by Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue. Directed by Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky. Polsky Films

Out Loud

In modern-day Lebanon, six free-spirited friends — some straight, some gay — form a unique bond and test the strictures of Middle Eastern society. With Rudy Moarbes, Ali Rhayem and Jad Hadid. Written and directed by Samer Daboul. In Arabic with English subtitles. Ariztical Entertainment

Paris Countdown

Six years after a botched drug deal that led them to testify against a vicious criminal, two middle-aged Parisian nightclub owners are forced to reckon with their past. With Olivier Marchal and Jacques Gamblin. Written and directed by Edgar Marie. French with English subtitles. Screen Media Films

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings

After being cursed by a vengeful drag queen, a lunkheaded jock finds himself turning gay, putting him on a collision course with a homophobic serial killer and a horde of flesh-eating zombies. With Martin Escudero, Lauren Young and Kerbie Zamora. Written by Raymond Lee, Michiko Yamamoto and Jade Castro. Directed by Castro. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Ariztical Entertainment

Running From Crazy

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