GIMME SHELTER — HH
(PG-13 — mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language, all concerning teens) Forced to flee her abusive mother and turned away by her Wall Street father, a pregnant teenager (Vanessa Hudgens) meets a compassionate stranger who helps her find salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. With James Earl Jones and Rosario Dawson. 1 hour, 41 minutes.
Montrose 12, Valley View 24
I, FRANKENSTEIN — Not rated
(PG-13 — sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout) Two centuries after his creation by Dr. Frankenstein, the creature Adam finds himself in the middle of a supernatural war over the fate of humanity. With Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto. 1 hour, 32 minutes.
Cinemark Aurora 10, Hudson Cinema 10, Independence 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Lake 8 Movies, Macedonia Cinemark 15, Massillon 12, Montrose 12, Regal Medina Stadium 16, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN — HHH
(R — some sexual content) A melancholy biography about Charles Dickens’ (Ralph Fiennes) affair with a much younger woman while at the height of his fame. 1 hour, 50 minutes.
Cedar Lee, Valley View 24
Playing through next week
12 YEARS A SLAVE — HHHH
(R — violence/cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality) In the antebellum United States, a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery, forcing him to fight for years to survive and maintain his dignity. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Alfre Woodard and Benedict Cumberbatch. 2 hours, 12 minutes.
47 RONIN — HH
(PG-13 — intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, thematic elements) A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. Stars Keanu Reeves. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
AMERICAN HUSTLE — HHH½
(R — pervasive language, some sexual content, brief violence) The always-unpredictable David O. Russell (The Silver Linings Playbook, Three Kings) travels back to the 1970s for this crime caper inspired by the Abscam scandal about a con man (Christian Bale), his loony wife (Jennifer Lawrence) and his partner in crime (Amy Adams) who are forced to collaborate with a loose-cannon FBI agent (Bradley Cooper). 2 hours, 18 minutes.
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES — HH½
(PG-13 — crude and sexual content, drug use, language, comic violence) With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. 1 hour, 59 minutes.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY — HH½
( R — language including sexual references, drug material) Tracy Letts adapts his Pulitzer-prize winning play to the screen, with Meryl Streep as a domineering mother and Julia Roberts among her dysfunctional children. There will be shouting. 2 hours, 5 minutes.
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS — HHH½
(PG-13 — sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, substance use) Tom Hanks delivers a career-high performance as the captain of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) in a suspenseful, you-are-there documentary style. 2 hours, 14 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 — HH
(PG — mild rude humor) Having previously endangered the world and then saved it from a machine that turned water into food, a young inventor learns that his contraption survived and is now creating dangerous food-animal hybrids. With the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan and Will Forte. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB — HHH
(R — pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use) A drama based on the story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), who battled the medical establishment and the law after being diagnosed with HIV in 1986 and began smuggling anti-viral medications from all over the world. Also stars Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. 1 hour, 57 minutes.
DESPICABLE ME 2 — HHH½
(PG — rude humor, mild action) The inevitable sequel to the surprise animated hit centers on a now-reformed Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who is assigned to help stop a new super criminal. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118 and Canton Palace Theatre, 330-454-8172.
DEVIL’S DUE — H½
(R — language, some bloody images) A newlywed couple return from their honeymoon and discover they’re going to be parents. But their child may not be human. Could it be … Satan? 1 hour, 29 minutes.
ENDER’S GAME — HH½
(PG-13 — some violence, sci-fi action, thematic material) In a future where a hostile alien race has attacked Earth, the International Military trains a new generation of soldiers, and a shy but brilliant boy could represent the planet’s last, best hope for survival. With Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Ben Kingsley. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
FREE BIRDS — H½
(PG — some action/peril, rude humor) In this animated film, two turkeys travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving to try to get their kind off the menu. With the voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. 1 hour, 31 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
FROZEN — HH½
(PG — some action, mild rude humor) Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. 1 hour, 42 minutes.
GRAVITY — HHH½
(PG-13 — intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong language) When their shuttle is destroyed during a routine spacewalk, a veteran astronaut (George Clooney) and a brilliant engineer (Sandra Bullock) are stranded in space together. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
HER — HHH½
(R — language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity) Writer-director Spike Jonze’s sci-fi tinged fantasy centers on a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with a computer operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Although it sounds cutesy, the movie is actually a melancholy and observant meditation on loneliness and alienation. 1 hour, 59 minutes.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG — HHH
(PG-13 — extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images) The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
HOMEFRONT — Not rated
(R — strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, brief sexuality) A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. Stars Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE — HHH
(PG-13 — intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, language) After winning the 74th Hunger Games competition, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) go on a victory tour that inadvertently sparks a rebellion. 2 hours, 26 minutes.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS — HHH
(R — language including some sexual references) Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to top themselves with this melancholy, brutally funny story about a perpetually sad folksinger (Oscar Isaac) trying to eke out a living in 1960s bohemian New York City as a musician. Carey Mulligan is his bitter ex-girlfriend and Justin Timberlake plays a happy-go-lucky pop singer. 1 hour, 46 minutes. Showing only at Cedar Lee, Cleveland Heights. 440-349-3306.
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT — HH
(PG-13 — sequences of violence, intense action, brief strong language) Chris Pine takes over as Tom Clancy’s government-agent hero. The movie, about a financial terrorist plot, is based on an original screenplay by David Koepp and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also co-stars. 1 hour, 45 minutes
JUSTIN BIEBER’S BELIEVE — Not rated
(PG — brief language, mild thematic material) A backstage and on-stage look at singer Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
LAST VEGAS — HH½
(PG-13 — sexual content, language) Four old guys head to Sin City to celebrate when the group’s sworn bachelor finally proposes to his thirtysomething girlfriend. With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES — Not rated
(PG-13 — violence, intense combat action, some sensuality) Renny Harlin (The Deep Blue Sea, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight) directs this new recounting of the adventures of the Greek hero (played by Kellan Lutz). 1 hour, 39 minutes.
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER — HHH½
(PG-13 — some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements, smoking) The Oscar season starts early this year with the release of this star-studded drama that focuses on the experience of a White House butler (Forrest Whitaker) and his wife (Oprah Winfrey) over the course of several decades. Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams and Liev Schreiber are just some of the famous names that round out the cast. 2 hours, 12 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
LONE SURVIVOR — HHH
(R — strong bloody war violence, pervasive language) Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch are among the members of a Navy SEAL team that failed a 2005 mission to hunt down a Taliban leader. 2 hours, 1 minute.
NEBRASKA — HHHH
(R — for some language) Woody (Bruce Dern), an old man in the middle stages of dementia, becomes convinced that he has won a million dollars, and he sets out on foot from his home to collect the money. Because Woody is beyond the reach of reason, his son (Will Forte) decides to drive him. 1 hour, 55 minutes.
NUT JOB — HH½
(PG — mild action, rude humor) Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl provide the voices for this animated adventure about a squirrel and a rat plotting a nut store heist. 1 hour, 25 minutes.
OUT OF THE FURNACE — HH
(R — for strong violence, language and drug content) When a man mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother takes matters into his own hands. An ambitious, impressionistic and confused ode to steel belt machismo, code, family and revenge. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES — Not rated
(R — pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity, some drug use) The hit found-footage horror franchise returns, this time focusing on a young man (Andrew Jacobs) who relies on his family to protect him from supernatural forces. 1 hour, 24 minutes. Showing only at Valley View 24, Valley View. 216-447-8820.
PHILOMENA — Not rated
(PG-13 — some language) A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Stars Judy Dench and Steve Coogan. 1 hour, 38 minutes.
RIDE ALONG — H½
(PG-13 — sequences of violence, sexual content, brief strong language) In the new comedy by director Tim Story (Think Like a Man, Barbershop) a security guard (Kevin Hart) goes on a 24-hour patrol with a cop (Ice Cube) in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the policeman’s sister. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
SAVING MR. BANKS — HHH
(PG-13 — thematic elements including some unsettling images) Emma Thompson is P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks is Walt Disney in this comic drama about their tumultuous collaboration on the making of 1964’s classic Mary Poppins. 2 hour, 5 minutes.
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS — Not rated
(PG-13 — sexual references, crude humor, language) Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on a rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit for Christmas. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Showing only at Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland. 216-621-1374.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS — HH½
(PG — creature action and peril, mild rude humor) A young pachyrhinosaurus comes of age and tries to protect his herd on a great migration in this animated film. With the voices of John Leguizamo, Justin Long and Tiya Sircar. Written by John Collee. Directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale. 1 hour, 26 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET — HHH
(R — sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language throughout, and for some violence) Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. 3 hours.