Here's what's playing at a movie house near you.

127 HOURS (R)  Thrilling true tale about mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who had to amputate a limb after getting trapped under a boulder in  Utah.

AHEAD OF TIME (Unrated) Robert Richman’s documentary looks at the life of journalist Ruth Gruber, who rubbed elbows with everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to David Ben Gurion.

CONVICTION (R)  Hilary Swank in a    drama about a woman fighting  to prove the innocence of her brother (Sam Rockwell) after he is wrongly convicted of murder.

DUE DATE (R) Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis  on a cross-country road trip in which Downey must get  to the West Coast before his wife gives birth.

FAIR GAME (PG-13)   The story of CIA agent Valerie Plame (a perfectly cast Naomi Watts) who was outed by Dick Cheney and company  as revenge against her husband.

FOR COLORED GIRLS (R)   Tyler Perry directs an all-star cast of black actresses in this movie version of the famous play from the 1970s.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (R)  In the final film of the trilogy,  Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is in a hospital while her ally, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), fights to clear her name.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEALTHY HALLOWS (PG-13) In Part 1 of the final installment,  the wizardly Harry is drawn ever closer to the forces of evil ruled by  the dastardly Voldemort.

HEREAFTER (PG-13) Matt Damon is seeing dead people in Clint Eastwood’s  metaphysical drama about a man (Damon) with a special  connection to the afterlife.

INSIDE JOB (PG-13)   Matt Damon narrates this timely documentary from Charles Ferguson (“No End in Sight”) about the hows and whys of the 2008 economic meltdown.

JACKASS 3D (R)  Johnny Knoxville and his brave but insane buddies are back for another serving of self mutilation, this time  in glorious 3D.
 
MEGAMIND (PG)  Animated tale about a bored supervillain (Will Farrell) outsmarting himself by creating an even bigger menace (Jonah Hill) so fierce, it forces him to do good.

MORNING GLORY (PG-13) A  TV executive (Rachel McAdams) tries to talk a journalist (Harrison Ford) into  cohosting a fluff-oriented show with a former beauty queen (Diane Keaton).

THE NEXT THREE DAYS  (PG-13)  Life pulls the rug out from under an idyllic couple (Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks) when Bank’s character is accused of committing a grisly murder.

RED (PG-13)  Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as retired CIA agents back in the fray after they are framed for a murder.

SAW 3D (R)   If it’s Halloween, it’s time to see the new “Saw,” this time in blood-glorious 3D. But that’s probably the only added depth you’ll see in this tired franchise.

SECRETARIAT (PG)  Tale about the beloved 1973 Triple Crown winner. Diane Lane  plays Secretariat’s owner, who had more trouble with sexist pigs than horses.

SKYLINE (PG-13)  A mysterious light in the sky is vaporizing everyone who ventures outdoors in this sci-fi thriller from Colin and Gregg Strause.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (R)  The story about the creation  of Facebook stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield as nerds who come up with a revolutionary idea. Oscar potential.

TODAY’S SPECIAL (Unrated)  If you are hungry for yet another indie comedy that uses food as a metaphor, this one involves an aspiring New York City chef with daddy problems.

THE TOWN (R) Ben Affleck  plays a Charlestown bank robber who develops  a conscience when he falls for the woman who could put him and his gang behind bars.

UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13)  Denzel Washington and Chris Pine in a thriller about a runaway train  carrying enough toxic chemicals to wipe out Hollywood.

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN  (PG) Documentarian Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) lays out what’s wrong with America’s schools and how  they are depriving our youth.

WASTE LAND (Unrated)  Documentary follows New York artist Vik Muniz back to his native Brazil to photograph the world’s largest garbage dump and the people who frequent it.

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (R)  Woody Allen’s latest, with Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin as  married couples seeking excitement outside their marriage.

Compiled by The Patriot Ledger