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Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp star in "Pitch Perfect."

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Updated: November 6, 2012 6:10AM



New movies

Frankenweenie

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.

Length: 1 hr., 27 min.

Stars: Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with a few minor adjustments.

Taken 2

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 for violence, action and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 32 min.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Ongoing movies

Pitch Perfect

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for sexuality, language and drug references.

Length: 1 hr., 52 min.

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Britany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson and Alexis Knapp.

College student Beca doesn’t want to be part of a clique, but that’s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school.

Hotel Transylvania 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for scary images, action and rude humor.

Length: 1 hr., 31 min.

Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez.

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania, a resort where they can be themselves.

Looper

Critic’s rating: 31/2 stars

Rated: R for violence, drug content, sexuality, nudity and language.

Length: 1 hr., 59 min.

Stars: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels.

In this futuristic action thriller, time travel will be invented — but it will be illegal and only available on the black market.

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for mature material, drug and alcohol use, sexuality including references, and a fight — all involving teens.

Length: 1 hr., 43 min.

Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Rudd and Mae Whitman.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, this movie is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up.

Won’t Back Down

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for thematic elements and language.

Length: 2 hr., 1 min.

Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lance Reddick, Rosie Perez and Holly Hunter.

Two determined mothers will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school.

End of Watch

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for violence, disturbing images, drug use, and language including sexual references.

Length: 1 hr., 49 min.

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez.

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop.

Trouble with
the Curve

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for language, sexual references, thematic material and smoking.

Length: 1 hr., 51 min.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Laura Dern and Justin Timberlake.

An aging baseball scout takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

Dredd 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for violence, language, drug use and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey and Rachel Wood.

In a violent, futuristic city where police are omnipotent, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug.

House at the End
of the Street

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 for for violence, thematic elements, language, teen partying and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 41 min.

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot and Gil Bellows.

A mother and daughter living in a new town move next door to a home where a girl murdered her parents. The daughter befriends the surviving son
and learns the story isn’t over.

The Master

Critic’s rating: 21/2 stars

Rated: R for sexual reference, nudity and languages.

Length: 2 hr., 18 min.

Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Christopher Evan Welch.

Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.

Finding Nemo 3-D

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: G, suitable for children 5 and up.

Length: 1 hr., 40 min.

Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould.

This underwater adventure follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin and his son Nemo.

Last Ounce of
Courage

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for thematic elements and war images.

Length: 1 hr., 41 min.

Stars: Marshall R. Teague, Jennifer O’Neill and Fred Williamson.

A grieving father is inspired by his grandson to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty.

Resident Evil:
Retribution

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for violence.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Michelle Rodriguez and Kevin Durand.

Alice fights with a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corp. and the undead.

The Words

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for language and smoking.

Length: 1 hr., 36 min.

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons.

When a wannabe-writer finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own.

The Possession

Critic’s rating: 1½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for mature material involving violence and disturbing scenes.

Length: 1 hr., 31 min.

Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Madison Davenport, Grant Show and Kyra Sedgwick.

Parents see little cause for alarm when their daughter Em becomes obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fear the presence of a malevolent force.

Premium Rush

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and action scenes.

Length: 1 hr., 31 min.

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Kym Perfetto.

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Hit and Run

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: R for language including sexual references, nudity, violence and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 40 min.

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Bell, Beau Bridges, Dax Shepard and Tom Arnold.

Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles.

The Expendables 2

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for violence.

Length: 1 hr., 42 min.

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Chuck Norris.

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, a quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: PG for thematic elements and language.

Length: 1 hr., 44 min.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams and Odeya Rush.

A childless couple bury in their back yard a box containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all what he appears.

The Bourne Legacy

Critic’s rating: 2½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence and action scenes.

Length: 2 hr., 15 min.

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Edward Norton, Joan Allen and Stacy Keach.

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

The Campaign

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: R for crude sexual content, language and nudity.

Length: 1 hr., 25 min.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Zach Galifianakis, Katherine LaNasa and John Lithgow.

In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.

The Dark
Knight Rises

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and sexuality.

Length: 2 hr., 45 min.

Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotilliard and Michael Caine.

Batman returns to Gotham City, the city that has branded him an enemy, this time to battle two new threats — a catburglar and a masked terrorist.

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Critic’s rating: 31/2 stars

Rated: R for language, sexuality and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 29 min.

Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood.

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Hope Springs

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for mature material involving sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 40 min.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell and Jean Smart.

After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

ParaNorman

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, rude humor and language.

Length: 1 hr., 36 min.

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Tucker Albrizzi.

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.



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