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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 »

  • 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 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)

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.

CENTRAL PARK FIVE: Ken Burns and his daughter Sarah Burns made this documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman jogger in Central Park. Not rated.

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.

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.

LES MISÉRABLES: In 19th-century France, Prisoner 24601, aka 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.

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.

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.

SOUND CITY: A documentary that follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect Sound City, a fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, Calif. Not rated.

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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