HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS — H½
(R — strong fantasy horror violence, gore, brief sexuality/nudity, language) This version of the fairy tale recasts brother and sister (Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton) as bounty hunters. 1 hour, 26 minutes.
Carnation Cinema, Cinemark Aurora 10, Garrettsville Cinemas, Great Oaks Cinema, Hudson Cinema 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Linda Theatre, Macedonia 15, Massillon 12, Montrose 12, Shaker Square Cinemas, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
MOVIE 43 — Not rated
(R — strong pervasive crude, sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language, some violence, drug use) Several interconnected short films follow three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Cinemark Aurora 10, Hudson Cinema 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Macedonia 15, Montrose 12, Regal Medina Stadium 16, Shaker Square Cinemas, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
PARKER — Not rated
(R — strong violence/language throughout, brief sexual content/nudity) After his crew double-crosses him, a professional thief, who lives by his own code of ethics, takes on an unlikely partner to settle the score. With Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Chiklis. 1 hour, 58 minutes.
Macedonia 15, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24
QUARTET — HH½
(PG-13 — brief strong language, suggestive humor) In this Dustin Hoffman-directed comedy, a diva (Maggie Smith) interrupts the celebration of Verdi’s birthday at a home for retired opera singers. 1 hour, 39 minutes.
Playing Friday through next week
ANNA KARENINA — Not rated
(R — some sexuality, violence) Keira Knightley stars as Tolstoy’s heroine. Jude Law is her dry and proper husband, a government minister, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Vronsky, the young military officer with whom she begins a disastrous affair. 2 hours, 9 minutes. Showing only at Cedar Lee, Cleveland Heights. 440-349-3306.
ARGO — HHH
(R — language, some violent images) During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA agent leads a daring mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats by disguising them as members of a Hollywood film crew. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman. Directed by Affleck. 2 hours, 11 minutes.
BROKEN CITY — HH
(R — pervasive language, some sexual content and violence) A former cop is asked by the mayor to follow his wife, leading to one of those trust-no-one/corruption-is-systemic plots. It has respectable performances, but a predictable plot, highly unlikely actions and a weak ending. 1 hour, 49 minutes.
DJANGO UNCHAINED — HHH½
(R — strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language, some nudity) With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. 2 hours, 45 minutes.
FINDING NEMO 3D — HHHH
(G) A 3-D version of the animated tale about an overprotective clownfish on a journey to rescue his young son. With the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
FLIGHT — HHH
(R — drug, alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity, an intense action sequence) A seasoned airline pilot (Denzel Washington) is hailed as a hero after miraculously crash-landing a malfunctioning plane, but questions arise as to who or what really caused the accident. With Kelly Reilly, John Goodman and Don Cheadle. 2 hours, 15 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
GANGSTER SQUAD — HH
(R — strong violence, language) The LAPD (including Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin) declares war on mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in this film, bumped from its original fall release slot due to the Aurora, Colo., theater shootings. 1 hour, 50 minutes.
A HAUNTED HOUSE — Not rated
(R — crude, sexual content, language, some drug use) A couple (Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins) move into a house that turns out to be haunted. 1 hour, 26 minutes.
HERE COMES THE BOOM — HH
(PG — MMA sports violence, some rude humor, language) An apathetic biology teacher moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his flagging school. With Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY — HH½
(PG-13 — extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images) A hobbit is swept into an epic quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their lost kingdom from a fearsome dragon in this J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom. 2 hours, 50 minutes.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA — H½
(PG — some rude humor, action, scary images) Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg provide the voices for this animated comedy about a boy who discovers Dracula is real — and falls in love with his daughter. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON — HH
(R — brief sexuality) Bill Murray is President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Olivia Williams plays his wife, Eleanor, as they host the King and Queen of England during a weekend in June 1939. Laura Linney plays the distant cousin having an affair with the president. 1 hour, 35 minutes.
THE IMPOSSIBLE — Not rated
(PG-13 — intense, realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images, brief nudity) Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as a married couple vacationing with their three sons in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami hits. Based on an incredible true story. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
JACK REACHER — HH½
(PG-13 — violence, language, some drug material) Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun) directs Tom Cruise as a homicide investigator who digs deeper into a case involving a military-trained sniper. There will be conspiracies. And car chases. 2 hours, 10 minutes.
THE LAST STAND — Not rated
(R — strong bloody violence throughout, and language) After leaving his LAPD narcotics post in the wake of a bungled operation and settling down in a sleepy border town, a small-time sheriff (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself the last line of defense to intercept a notorious escaped drug kingpin. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
LES MISERABLES — HH½
(PG-13 — suggestive, sexual material, violence, thematic elements) In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Based on the British musical and the Victor Hugo novel. 2 hours, 38 minutes.
LIFE OF PI — HHH
(PG — emotional thematic content throughout, some scary action sequences, peril) A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor — a tiger. 2 hours, 7 minutes.
LINCOLN — HHHH
(PG-13 — an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage, brief strong language) As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own Cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. 2 hours, 29 minutes.
MAMA — HHH
(PG-13 — violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements) Five years after their parents’ murder, two girls who had been living alone in the woods are rescued and brought to live with their uncle and his girlfriend — but an evil presence may have accompanied them. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
MONSTERS INC. 3D — Not rated
(G) Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when a child enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. 3D update of 2001 animated tale featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Showing only at Macedonia Cinemark 15, Macedonia. 330-908-1000.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE — HH
(PG — some rude humor) Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane (Bette Midler) agree to look after their three grandkids when the kids’ type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ modern behaviors collide with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods. 1 hour, 44 minutes.
PITCH PERFECT — HH½
(PG-13 — sexual material, language, drug references) Anna Kendrick is a college freshman who leads her all-girls singing group in a school competition against the boys’ team. You know, like Glee, but in college. 1 hour, 51 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
RED DAWN — H
(PG-13 — sequences of intense war violence/action, language) A group of teenagers looks to save a town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers in this remake of a 1984 movie. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS — H½
(PG — thematic elements, some mildly scary action) When evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children around the world. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Showing only at Macedonia Cinemark 15, Macedonia. 330-908-1000.
RUST AND BONE — HHH
(R — strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language) Marion Cotillard is a trainer of orca whales, Matthias Schoenaerts is a homeless father of a small boy, and a couple of jolting events throw the two of them together in the south of France, in Jacques Audiard’s raw and beautiful melodrama. 2 hours.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK — HHH½
(R — language, some sexual content/nudity) After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat (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 woman with problems of her own. 2 hours, 2 minutes.
SKYFALL — HHH½
(PG-13 — intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language, smoking) MI6 secret agent James Bond’s loyalty to his superior, M, is tested when her past comes back to haunt her and their agency comes under attack. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. 2 hours, 23 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
TAKEN 2 — HH½
(PG-13 — intense sequences of violence, action, some sensuality) Having saved his daughter from a European sex slave ring, an ex-CIA agent is targeted for revenge and must once again fight to protect his family. With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
TEXAS CHAINSAW — Not rated
(R — strong grisly violence and language throughout) A young woman travels to Texas after learning she’s inherited an estate from a grandmother she never knew she had, but horrifying secrets await her there. With Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tania Raymonde and Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson. 1 hour, 32 minutes.
THIS IS 40 — H
(R — sexual content, crude humor, pervasive strong language, some drug material) Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their bickering couple from Knocked Up for director Judd Apatow’s comic exploration of middle-age, parenthood and marriage. 2 hours, 14 minutes.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 — Not rated
(PG-13 — sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality, partial nudity) After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. 1 hour, 55 minutes. Showing only at Interstate Park Cinemas 18, Akron. 330-644-0414.
WRECK–IT RALPH — HHH½
(PG — some rude humor, mild action, violence) Tired of playing the bad guy, a disgruntled video game character embarks on a journey to prove he has what it takes to be a hero. With the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. 1 hour, 38 minutes.
ZERO DARK THIRTY — HHH½
(R — strong violence including brutal disturbing images, strong language) An elite team of intelligence and military operatives working in secret across the globe engage in a tireless manhunt to eliminate terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. With Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. 2 hours, 37 minutes.