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Movie Capsules

  • Noomi Rapace in a scene from "Dead Man Down" (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, John Baer)

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  • This film image released by Relativity Media shows Julianne Hough, right, and Josh Duhamel in a scene from "Safe Haven." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, James Bridges)

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  • Noomi Rapace in a scene from "Dead Man Down" (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, John Baer)
  • This film image released by Relativity Media shows Julianne Hough, right, and Josh Duhamel in a scene from "Safe Haven." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, James Bridges)

21 AND OVER: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. Stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz. Rated R.

AMOUR: Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their 80s. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day Anne has an attack, and couple’s bond of love is severely tested. Also stars Isabelle Huppert. Rated PG-13.

ARGO: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Rated R.

THE CALL: When 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Also stars Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut. Rated R.

DEAD MAN DOWN: In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man (Colin Farrell) is seduced by one of his boss’ victims, a woman seeking retribution. Also stars Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard. Rated R.

ESCAPE FROM PLANT EARTH: Astronaut Scorch Supernova (the voice of Brendan Fraser) finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet. Also stars the voices of Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba. Rated PG.

HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA: A documentary, directed by Werner Herzog, about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia, the heart of the Siberian Taiga; some 300 villagers whose daily routines have barely changed over the last century. Not rated.

IDENTITY THIEF: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) travels from Denver to Miami to confront Diana (Melissa McCarthy ), the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. Also stars, John Cho, Amanda Peet. Rated R.

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE: Magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) splits from his longtime stage partner after a guerrilla street magician steals their thunder. Spending time with his boyhood idol helps Burt remember what made him love magic in the first place. Also stars Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi. Rated PG-13.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER: The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack (Nicholas Hoult), a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. Also stars Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor. Rated PG-13.

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II: As Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan. Also stars Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark. Rated PG-13.

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE: In Tokyo, a young prostitute (Rin Takanashi) develops an unexpected connection with a widower. Also stars Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase. Not rated.

LORE: As the Allies sweep across Germany during World War II, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents’ beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. Also stars Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs. Not rated.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: A small-time magician with dubious ethics arrives in a magical land and must decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG.

QUARTET: At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and former wife of Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), one of the residents. The film is Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut. Also stars Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly. Rated PG-13.

SAFE HAVEN: Katie (Julianne Hough), a young woman with a mysterious past, lands in Southport, N.C., where she forms a bond with Alex (Josh Duhamel), a local widower. Also stars Cobie Smulders. Rated PG-13.

SIDE EFFECTS: A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. Stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law. Rated R.

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.

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