A quick look at films opening in theaters Nov. 18:
Eames: The Architect and the Painter (First Run)
Directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
James Franco narrates a stylish film about Charles and Ray Eames, who created the Eames chair, the 1977 film Powers of Ten and IBM's futuristic 1964 World's Fair pavilion. They "put the playfulness back into modernism," wrote THR's Sura Wood.
The Lie (Screen Media)
Directed by Joshua Leonard
Leonard's adaptation of a T.C. Boyle New Yorker story about a new dad who tells his boss his kid is dead is "likably shaggy," wrote THR's John DeFore from Sundance.
Another Happy Day (Phase 4)
Directed by Sam Levinson
A son's wedding spins out of control for a high-strung mom (Ellen Barkin) and the sex-bomb second wife (Demi Moore) of her ex (Thomas Haden Church). DeFore said the Sundance screenwriting award winner is "littered with supporting turns that leave their mark," especially Ellen Burstyn as Barkin's mom.
Also opening Nov. 16 and 18
The Descendants (Nov. 16, Fox Searchlight)
Directed by Alexander Payne
Happy Feet Two (Nov. 18, Warner Bros.)
Directed by George Miller
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part I (Nov. 18, Summit)
Directed by Bill Condon