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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)

    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) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tina Fey stars in "Admission" (AP Photo/Focus Features, David Lee)

    Tina Fey stars in "Admission" (AP Photo/Focus Features, David Lee) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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)
  • Tina Fey stars in "Admission" (AP Photo/Focus Features, David Lee)

ADMISSION: A Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey), who is up for a major promotion, takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Also stars Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Michael Sheen, Lily Tomlin. Rated PG-13.

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.

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.

THE CROODS: The world’s first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone. Rated PG.

GINGER AND ROSA: Two teenage girls, inseparable friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert), are growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms. Also stars Annette Bening, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks. Rated PG-13.

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.

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.

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack. Also stars Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett. Rated R.

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.

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.

STOKER: After India’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Good), whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother (Nicole Kidman). Rated R.

TABU: A restless woman teams up with her deceased neighbor’s maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life. Stars Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira. Not rated.

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