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MelissMcCarthy stars as Diannot-so-subtle thief buddy film 'Identity Thief.'

Melissa McCarthy stars as Diana, a not-so-subtle thief, in the buddy film "Identity Thief."

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Updated: March 9, 2013 6:08AM



New movies

Identity Thief

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: R for sexuality and language.

Length: 1 hr., 51 min.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Génesis Rodríguez.

A woman has a luxurious lifestyle as the queen of retail, buying whatever strikes her fancy — and it’s all free, thanks to a guy from Denver whose identity she stole.

Side Effects

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

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

Length: 1 hr., 45 min.

Stars: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mamie Gummer and Vinessa Shaw.

A couple’s world unravels when a new drug prescribed by a psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Ongoing movies

Stand Up Guys

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

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

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies.

Paroled gangster reunites with his former partners in crime for a night on the town.

Warm Bodies

Critic’s rating: 3½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence and language.

Length: 1 hr., 37 min.

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Dave Franco and Analeigh Tipton.

After a zombie epidemic, a highly unusual zombie encounters a human survivor and rescues her from a zombie attack.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for 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, the siblings have come of age as skilled bounty hunters.

Bullet to the Head

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: R for violence, bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.

Length: 1 hr., 31 min.

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kang Sung, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater and Jason Momoa.

The deaths of their partners bring a cop and a hit man together against a common enemy.

Parker

Critic’s rating: 11/2 stars

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.

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 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.

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 mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in 1949 L.A., reaping the ill-gotten gains from drugs, guns and prostitutes.

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.

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.

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.



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