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  • This publicity film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Naomi Watts in a scene from the film, "The Impossible." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Jose Haro)

    This publicity film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Naomi Watts in a scene from the film, "The Impossible." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Jose Haro) Purchase photo reprints »

  • This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Russell Crowe, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "Broken City." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Barry Wetcher)

    This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Russell Crowe, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "Broken City." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Barry Wetcher) Purchase photo reprints »

  • This publicity film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Naomi Watts in a scene from the film, "The Impossible." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Jose Haro)
  • This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Russell Crowe, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "Broken City." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Barry Wetcher)

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.

BARBARA: A doctor working in 1980s East Germany is banished to a small country hospital. Stars Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock. Rated PG-13.

BROKEN CITY: In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe). Also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rated R.

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.

GANGSTER SQUAD: In the 1940s and e_SSRq50s, LAPD fights to keep East Coast Mafia types from making a move on Los Angeles. Stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin. Rated R.

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.

THE LAST STAND: A notorious drug kingpin escapes from a prisoner convoy and speeds toward the Mexican border. In his path: the sleepy town of Summerton Junction, where Sherrif Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads an inexperienced staff. Also stars Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville . Rated R.

MAMA: Annabel (Jessica Chastain) and Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces who were apparently left alone in the forest for five years. But how alone were they? Also stars Megan Charpentier. 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.

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.

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.

56 UP: In visits seven years apart, director Michael Apted interviews adults to find out what changes have taken place in their lives. Not rated.

ZERO DARK THIRTY: Since the 9/11 attacks on the United States, Maya (Jessica Chastain), a CIA operative, has been single-minded in her search for Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. In 2011, based on her intelligence, a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture the terrorist leader. Also stars Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt. Rated R.

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