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ANNA KARENINA: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Rated R.

CHASING ICE: This film follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Rated PG-13.

DJANGO UNCHAINED: Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave-turned-bounty hunter, sets out to rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from a Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Also stars Christoph Waltz. Rated R.

HITCHCOCK: A love story between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), during the filming in 1959 of “Psycho.” Also stars Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Also stars Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage. Rated PG-13.

HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON: The story of the love affair between President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley (Laura Linney), centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. Also stars Olivia Williams. Rated R.

THE IMPOSSIBLE: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of the devastating tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004. Stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland. Rated PG-13.

JACK REACHER: A homicide investigator (Tom Cruise) digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Also stars Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins. Rated PG-13.

LES MISÉRABLES: In 19th-century France, Prisoner 24601, aka Jean Valjean, Jean Valjean, is released from prison, breaks parole, and is on the run from a ruthless policeman, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). While trying to make a better life for himself, he agrees to care for Cosette (played as a child by Isabelle Allen and as an adult by Amanda Seyfried), the daughter of a poor factory worker, Fantine (Anne Hathaway). Also stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated PG-13.

LIFE OF PI: After surviving a disaster at sea, a young man begins an epic journey of adventure and discovery, during which he forms a bond with another survivor — a Bengal tiger. Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain. Rated PG.

LINCOLN: As the Civil War continues to rage, President Abraham Lincoln fights with many inside his own cabinet on his decision to emancipate the slaves. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn. Rated PG-13.

NOT FADE AWAY: In suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big. Stars John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill. Rated R.

PARENTAL GUIDANCE: Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane (Bette Midler) agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods. Also stars Marisa Tomei. Rated PG.

PROMISED LAND: Steve Butler (Matt Damon), a salesman for a natural gas company, experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. Also stars Frances McDormand, John Krasinski. Rated R.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN: Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. Stars Rodriguez, Clarence Avant, Malik Bendjelloul. Rated PG-13.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Also stars Robert De Niro. Rated R.

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance. Little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. Stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood. Rated R.

THIS IS 40: A look at the lives of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) a few years after the events of “Knocked Up.” Also stars Jason Segel.

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