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‘Underworld Awakening,’ ‘Red Tails,’ ‘Haywire’ Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Underworld Awakening: Kate Beckinsale, who starred in the first two films in the Underworld series, returns for the fourth installment. She plays the vampire Selene, who escapes her human captors and gets involved in the now-public war between vampires and werewolves.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated R.

-- Red Tails: The drama, set during World War II, tells the story of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, the Tuskegee Airmen.  Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston star in the George Lucas-produced film.  Rated PG-13.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Haywire: Real-life mixed martial artist Gina Carano plays an operative for a government security contractor who's in a cat-and-mouse game with someone in her agency who double-crossed her.  Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas also star in the Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller.  Rated R.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: An 11-year-old discovers a key left behind by his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks, and is on a mission to find the lock to which it belongs.  Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star.  Rated PG-13.

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