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  • This film image released by Relativity Media shows Miles Teller, center left, and Skylar Astin in a scene from "21 & Over".  (AP Photo/Relativity Media, John Johnson)

    This film image released by Relativity Media shows Miles Teller, center left, and Skylar Astin in a scene from "21 & Over". (AP Photo/Relativity Media, John Johnson) 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)

    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 »

  • This undated publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jason Bateman, background, and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from, "Identity Thief." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

    This undated publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jason Bateman, background, and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from, "Identity Thief." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) Purchase photo reprints »

  • This image released by Relativity Media shows Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "Movie 43." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Michele Short)

    This image released by Relativity Media shows Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "Movie 43." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Michele Short) Purchase photo reprints »

  • This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Famke Janssen as Muriel, Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel in a scene from "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, David Appleby)

    This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Famke Janssen as Muriel, Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel in a scene from "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, David Appleby) 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 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 film image released by Relativity Media shows Miles Teller, center left, and Skylar Astin in a scene from "21 & Over".  (AP Photo/Relativity Media, John Johnson)
  • 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 undated publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jason Bateman, background, and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from, "Identity Thief." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
  • This image released by Relativity Media shows Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "Movie 43." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Michele Short)
  • This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Famke Janssen as Muriel, Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel in a scene from "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, David Appleby)
  • 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)

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.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES: Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) meets a mysterious new girl, Lena Duchannes (Alden Ehrenreich). Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Also stars Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis. Rated PG-13.

DARK SKIES: As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. Stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo. Rated PG-13.

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.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD: John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist. Also stars Sebastian Koch. Rated R.

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.

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.

KOCH: A documentary about Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. Not rated.

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

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: A small-time magician (James Franco) with dubious ethics arrives in a magical land and must decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Also stars 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 the 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.

SNITCH: A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal. Rated PG-13.

WARM BODIES: After a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) saves Julie (Teresa Palmer) from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world. Also stars John Malkovich. Rated PG-13.

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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