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GemmArtertJeremy Renner star 'Hansel   Gretel: Witch Hunters.' | Paramount Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner star in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." | Paramount Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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Updated: February 26, 2013 6:08AM



New movies

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for fantasy horror violence, sexuality/nudity and language.

Length: 1 hr., 28 min.

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal.

Fifteen years after Hansel and Gretel defeated the wicked witch who planned to have them for her dinner, the siblings have come of age as skilled bounty hunters.

Movie 83

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for crude and sexual content, violence and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 37 min.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Jeremy Allen White.

This comedy by the Farrelly brothers is a series of interconnected short films that follow three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.

Parker

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

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

Length: 1 hr., 58 min.

Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Clifton Collins, Jr., Wendell Pierce, Michael Chiklis and Nick Nolte.

Parker is a professional thief whose crew double crosses him.

Ongoing movies

Broken City

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: R for violence, sexuality and language.

Length: 1 hr., 49 min.

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

An ex-cop sees a chance for redemption when New York’s powerful mayor calls upon him for a special job.

The Last Stand

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: R for language and violence.

Length: 1 hr., 46 min.

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Stormare, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville.

A sheriff’s peaceful life fighting what little crime takes place in a sleepy border town is shattered when a drug kingpin escapes from an FBI prisoner convoy.

Mama

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence and terror.

Length: 1 hr., 40 min.

Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain.

Two sisters vanish in the woods and are found five years later in a decaying cabin. Their uncle and his girlfriend are thwarted at their attempts to reintroduce the children to a normal life.

Zero Dark Thirty

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: R for violence, language and disturbing images.

Length: 2 hr., 37 min.

Stars: Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Kyle Chandler.

An elite group of intelligence and military operatives devotes itself to finding Osama bin Laden.

The Impossible

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: PG-13 for disaster sequence, disturbing injury images and nudity.

Length: 1 hr., 43 min.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sönke Möhring and Geraldine Chaplin.

Based on a true story, this movie is the account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time — the 2004 tsunami in the Pacific Basin.

Gangster Squad

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: R for language and violence.

Length: 1 hr., 53 min.

Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie and Emma Stone.

Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in 1949 L.A., reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago.
A Haunted House

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for rude and sexual content, language and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 26 min.

Stars: Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Affion Crockett.

As a young couple settle in to their dream house, they learn they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s the woman.

Texas Chainsaw 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for violence and language.

Length: 1 hr., 32 min.

Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson and Keram Malicki-Sanchez.

A young woman learns she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion’s dank cellar.

Les Misérables

Critic’s rating: 21/2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.

Length: 2 hr., 38 min.

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

Les Misérables tells a story of broken dreams and love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Django Unchained

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for violence, a fight, language and nudity.

Length: 2 hr., 5 min.

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Dennis Christopher and Don Johnson.

Prior to the Civil War, Django is a slave whose history with his former owners puts him face-to-face with a German-born bounty hunter.

Parental Guidance

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 for rude humor.

Length: 1 hr., 45 min.

Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott and Bailee Madison.

Grandparents agree to baby-sit their grandkids when their parents go away for work.

This is 40

Critic’s rating: 21/2 stars

Rated: R for language, crude humor, sexuality and drug material.

Length: 2 hrs., 14 min.

Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and Chris O’Dowd.

As Pete struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and his wife, Debbie, navigate a three-week course of sex and romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children.

Jack Reacher

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, drug material and language.

Length: 2 hr., 10 min.

Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Werner Herzog, Richard Jenkins and David Oyelowo.

An ex-military investigator Jack Reacher knows a trained military sniper accused of killing five people never should have missed the target with the sixth shot fired.

The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and frightening images.

Length: 2 hr., 49 min.

Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood.

An unexpected journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Life of Pi

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: PG for emotional thematic content, peril and scary action.

Length: 2 hr., 5 min.

Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall and Gérard Depardieu.

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, who finds himself n the company of with a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a tiger after a shipwreck sends them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Linings
Playbook

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: R for sexuality, nudity and language.

Length: 2 hr., 2 min.

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and Chris
Tucker.

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. A man has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his parents after spending eight months in a state institution.

Rise of the Guardians

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for thematic content and scary action.

Length: 1 hr., 37 min.

Voices: Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Dakota Goyo.

When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes — Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost — band together for the first time.

Lincoln

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: PG-13 for war violence, images of carnage and language.

Length: 2 hr., 29 min.

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Blake Nelson, Jackie Earle Haley and Jared Harris.

In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, President Abraham Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.

Argo

Critic’s rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for language and violent images.

Length: 2 hrs.

Stars: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Taylor Schilling.

Amid the chaos of Iranian revolutionaries storming the U.S. embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, taking 52 Americans hostage, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. The Sessions

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: R for nudity, sexual situations and clinical sexual terminology.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks.

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, this movie tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined — at age 38 — to lose his virginity.



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