HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS — PART 1
It’s the beginning of the end for the Hogwarts saga and the adventure is epic, as our mature and resourceful wizard trio bands together to beat back Voldemort’s growing power. (Rated PG-13)
MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY, Kanye West
After a year of being bashed for various ill-timed remarks, West returns with a masterpiece that almost vindicates his loose-cannon persona — blending his distinctive soul sound with demented effects and some of his brashest raps yet.
THE NEXT THREE DAYS
Director Paul Haggis (Crash, In the Valley of Elah) takes a break from heavy emotional dramas to create this gripping, high-octane thriller (rated PG-13) starring Russell Crowe as a man who attempts to break his wife (Elizabeth Banks) out of jail after she is convicted of murder.
THE COMEBACK on the Sundance Channel
Raise your hand if you agree it was a crime that Lisa Kudrow’s hilarious 2005 satire was canceled after one season. Everyone? Good. Now console yourselves with this reairing, starting Nov. 23.
NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT
Cruise through Seacrest County with up to eight of your friends in the latest edition of the speed-demon videogame franchise. Whether you fancy Porsches, Audis, or Maseratis, there are plenty of options to choose from for chasing down a thief or peeling away from the police. (PS3, Xbox, PC, Wii; rated E)