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Updated: April 9, 2013 11:03AM



New movies

Oz the Great
and Powerful

Critic’s rating: 21/2 stars

Rated: PG for action, scary images and language.

Length: 2 hrs., 10 min.

Stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and
Joey King.

Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, a Kansas man must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.

Dead Man Down

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for sexuality, violence and language.

Length: 1 hr., 58 min.

Stars: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper and Isabelle Huppert.

Two strangers, irresistibly drawn to each other, have a mutual desire for revenge that unravels in an escalating trail of violence.

Ongoing movies

Jack the Giant Slayer

Critic’s rating: 31/2 stars

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

Length: 1 hr., 55 min.

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor.

A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors.

Phantom

Critic’s rating: 2 stars

Rated: R for violence.

Length: 1 hr., 37 min.

Stars: Ed Harris, William
Fichtner, David Duchovny, Lance Henriksen and Johnathon Schaech.

The captain of a Cold War Soviet submarine is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group.

21 & Over

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: R for sexuality, language, nudity, drugs and drinking.

Length: 1 hr., 33 min.

Stars: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright and François Chau.

What was supposed to be one beer becomes a night of humiliation, overindulgence and debauchery in this coming-of-drinking-age-comedy.

Dark Skies

Critic’s rating: 11/2 stars

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

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Keri Russell, Dakota Goy and Josh Hamilton.

This supernatural thriller follows a young family living in the suburbs.

The Last Exorcism
Part II

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

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

Length: 1 hr., 29 min.

Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia
Garner, Spencer Treat Clark and Louis Herthum.

Just as a woman begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back, meaning her last exorcism was just the beginning.

Snitch

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence and drug content.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon and Michael Kenneth Williams.

A man makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission.

A Good Day to
Die Hard

Critic’s rating: 1½ stars

Rated: R for violence and language.

Length: 1 hr., 38 min.

Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir and Cole Hauser.

New York City cop arrives in Moscow to track down his estranged son.

Safe Haven

Critic’s rating: 11/2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for threatening behavior, violence and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 55 min.

Stars: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders and Noah Lomax.

When a mysterious young woman arrives in a town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past.

Beautiful Creatures

Critic’s rating: 2½ stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence, scary images and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 26 min.

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Irons.

A supernatural love story set in the South tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: a young man longing to escape his small town, and a mysterious new girl.

Escape from Planet Earth 3-D

Critic’s rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for action and rude humor.

Length: 1 hr., 29 min.

Stars: Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser and Sarah Jessica Parker.

This family movie takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population.

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, buying whatever strikes her fancy, thanks to a guy 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.

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.

Mama

Critic’s rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence.

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.



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