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The Projector: Movies opening Nov. 6

The Box—Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden) are in dire financial straits when a mysterious box with a big red button shows up on their doorstep. With the box comes an offer: Press the button and get $1 million, but somewhere, someone is killed. With 24 hours to decide, they have more than moral implications to weigh as the full influence of the supernatural power behind the box comes into focus in this psychological/sci fi/horror flick. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Coco Before Chanel—Audrey Tautou stars in this biography of Gabriele Coco Chanel’s life as she built her famed clothing empire. The French film follows Chanel through her life, beginning in the orphanage where her father left her. Thelma Adams of U.S. Weekly describes Coco Before Chanel: “Rich, sensuous, inspiring, Dickensian, the rags to riches story of Coco Chanel seduces.” In French with English sub-titles. (PG-13) Flicks

The Fourth Kind—Due to a series of inexplicable disappearances, accusations of a federal cover-up have sprouted dissent among habitants of Nome, Ala. In attempting to solve the case, local psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler started taking video of traumatized patients in the area, and, hauntingly, discovered some seriously sketchy abnormal activity, of the fourth kind—alien abductions. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Disney’s A Christmas Carol—Disney presents classic tale of the old curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), who’s sharp attitude is changed after the visiting of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come (Jim Carrey). Through the course of one Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s reflections of whom he once was soften his once-hardened heart. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

The Men Who Stare at Goats—When journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) starts looking into reports of a super secret U.S. Army division of psychic spies, he finds Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). After Cassady is called up for a special mission, Wilton convinces Cassady to let him tag along and gets to the hysterical and unbelievable truth behind the story. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

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Cast: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Root, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Rebecca Mader, Glenn Morshower and Matt Newton