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Don’t fret the snow! New movies are coming

With the early-November snow causing The Spokesman-Review editors to break out their standing headline "Weather causing multiple accidents," it's clear that the fall is over. So it goes.

Ah, but the fall movie season proceeds forward. Look for these movies to open on Friday:

"Thor: The Dark World" (in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D): The hammer-slinging hero (Chris Hemsworth) returns and seeks helps from his brother/nemesis Loki (Tim Hiddleston) to battle the forces of darkness.

"12 Years a Save": Postponed for weeks now, this Steve McQueen film is based on the memoir of a free black man who suffered the fate suggested by the film's title. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

"All Is Lost": Robert Redford stars as a sailor fighting for survival in the open sea. Directed by J.C. Chandor, whose first film was the vastly different "Margin Call."

"About Time": Richard Curtis, writer-director of "Love Actually" and "Pirate Radio," returns with this "Groundhog Day"-type story of a young man ("Harry Potter" alumnus Domhnall Gleeson) who can use time travel to get the life he wants.

And at the Magic Lantern:

"Mother of George": A Nigerian couple living in New York City confront the problem of conceiving a child.

"After Tiller": This documentary examines the situation involving third-trimester abortions following the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller.

"Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve": Another documentary, this one taking a hard look at the Federal Reserve and the policies that might lead to another financial meltdown.

So, snow? As long as I have a warm, snug theater to hide in, do your worst.