IDENTITY THEFT — HH½
(R — sexual content, language) Jason Bateman goes on a road trip to find the woman (Melissa McCarthy) who has stolen his identity and wrecked his life in the process. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses). 1 hour, 50 minutes.
Carnation Cinema, Cinemark Aurora 10, Hudson Cinema 10, Independence 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Macedonia 15, Massillon 12, Montrose 12, Regal Medina Stadium 16, Shaker Square Cinemas, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
SIDE EFFECTS — HHH
(R — sexuality, nudity, violence, language) Steven (Magic Mike) Soderbergh directs this immensely playful thriller about a young woman (Rooney Mara) who falls into a depression after her husband (Channing Tatum) gets out of prison for insider trading. Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the psychiatrists who try to treat her condition by prescribing a new drug that may have some serious side effects. Don’t let anyone spoil this one for you. 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Capitol Theatre, Cinemark Aurora 10, Hudson Cinema 10, Independence 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Macedonia 15, Massillon 12, Montrose 12, Regal Medina Stadium 16, Shaker Square Cinemas, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
Playing Friday through next week
AMOUR — HHH½
(PG-13 — mature thematic material including a disturbing act, brief language) An octogenarian married couple’s bond is severely tested as the wife suffers a stroke and her husband tries to care for her. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. In French with English subtitles. 2 hours, 5 minutes. Showing only at Cedar Lee, Cleveland Heights. 440-349-3306.
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.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD — HHHH
(PG-13 — thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language, brief sensuality). Cut off from the Louisiana mainland, surrounded by rising waters, the Bathtub is a desolate wilderness of poverty where a small community struggles to survive. A small girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) fiercely asserts herself in this wasteland, in a film of great imagination and beauty. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Showing only at Cedar Lee, Cleveland Heights. 440-349-3306.
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. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jeffrey Wright. 1 hour, 49 minutes.
BULLET TO THE HEAD — H½
(R — strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity, brief drug use) Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (48 Hrs., The Warriors, Streets of Fire) team up for this throwback to the action pictures of the 1980s, starring Stallone as a hit man who teams up with a cop (Sung Kang) to take down some bad guys (including Christian Slater and Jason Momoa). 1 hour, 31 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. Stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Don Johnson. 2 hours, 45 minutes.
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.
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.
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. Showing only at Macedonia Cinemark 15, Macedonia. 330-908-1000.
KILLING THEM SOFTLY — HHH
(R — violence, sexual references, pervasive language, some drug use) When two hoods rob a high-stakes card game protected by the mob, a veteran gangland enforcer is called in to track them down and restore order. With Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and Scoot McNairy. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
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. Showing only at Wooster Movies 10, Wooster. 330-345-8755.
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.
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.
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.
PARKER — HH½
(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.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS — HH
(PG-13 — some sexual situations, language, a brief intense image) To get his life back on track, a floundering former soccer star (Gerard Butler) tries to rebuild his relationship with his son and ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. With Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
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. Showing only at Cedar Lee, Cleveland Heights. 440-349-3306.
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.
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.
STAND UP GUYS — HH½
(R — language, sexual content, violence, brief drug use) Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin play aging gangsters planning to pull off one last big heist. The actors are more than up to the challenge, but the central premise is a half-hearted retread and the gags come from a score of earlier films and sitcoms. 1 hour, 34 minutes.
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. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
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.
WARM BODIES — HH½
(PG-13 — zombie violence, language) Zombies are played for laughs in this comedy about a flesh-eating teen (Nicholas Hoult) who starts to develop feelings — not hunger — for a girl (Teresa Palmer). 1 hour, 32 minutes.
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.