“Noah,” “Sabotage” Open Friday; “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Bad Words” Expand


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Paramount(LOS ANGELES) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* Noah — The latest drama from The Wrestler and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is inspired by the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins star. Rated PG-13. [Click here to read a review]

* Sabotage — Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the leader of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, whose members mysteriously die one by one following a raid on a cartel safe house. Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway also star. Rated R.

And expanding into wide release:

* The Grand Budapest Hotel — The latest film from Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson focuses on a concierge and a lobby boy at a European hotel. The story unfolds when the concierge steals an expensive Renaissance painting.  Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson star. Rated R. [Click here to read a review]

* Bad Words — In his feature film directorial debut, Jason Bateman plays a 40-year-old man who takes advantage of a loophole in the rules for a national spelling bee, and enters the contest.  Rated R.

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