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"Here Comes the Boom," "Argo," Two Other Films Open Nationwide

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

-- Here Comes the Boom: Kevin James is a high school biology teacher who becomes a mixed martial artist to raise money for the school's music program.  Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler also star in this comedy.  Rated PG.

-- Argo: The thriller, directed by Ben Affleck, revisits the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.  Affleck plays an extractor who poses as a Hollywood film producer to rescue six escaped Americans hiding in Tehran.  Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Seven Psychopaths: A screenwriter is inspired when two of his friends kidnap a dog owned by a gangster.  Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Tom Waits star.  Rated R.

-- Sinister: Ethan Hawke plays a crime novelist whose family is terrorized when he discovers home movies documenting how a different family was murdered in his new home.  Rated R.

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