Ratings are by Gene Triplett, George Lang, Brandy McDonnell, Matthew Price, Dennis King and Sandi Davis. Ratings are based on a four-star system: 1 star (poor), 2 stars (fair), 3 stars (should see), 4 stars (must see).
R1:53 See review
‘A Haunted House'
R1:20 Not screened for press
‘Zero Dark Thirty'
R2:37 See review
R2:00 4 stars
Ben Affleck directed and stars in this dramatization of the CIA's mission to rescue six Americans from Tehran during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980. (Language and some violent images) GL
R2:45 4 stars
Director Quentin Tarantino takes his blood-splashing mayhem to new heights in this epic revenge tale about a former slave (Jamie Foxx) who becomes a bounty hunter and cuts a wide swath of carnage in search of his long-missing wife (Kerry Washington). (Strong language and explicit violence throughout) GT
‘The Guilt Trip'
PG-131:35 2 ½ stars
Seth Rogen stars as an inventor who invites his mother, played by Barbra Streisand, on a cross-country trek to peddle his new product and reunite her with an old flame in the comedy. (Language and some risque material) GL
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
PG-132:46 2 ½ stars
“Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson returns to Middle-Earth for the first of three planned films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel “The Hobbit.” (extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images) DK
‘Hyde Park on Hudson'
R1:34 2 stars
Bill Murray and Laura Linney portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cousin and confidant Margaret Suckley in this period comedy-drama set in June 1939 as FDR and wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) are hosting the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) in upstate New York. (Brief sexuality) MP
PG-131:47 3 ½ stars
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor play tourists trying to keep themselves and their three young sons alive in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people on Dec. 26, 2004. (Intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity) GT
PG-132:10 3 stars
Tom Cruise takes on the military policeman of Lee Childs' procedural novels in this adaptation directed by Christopher McQuarrie. (Violence, language and some drug material) BM
PG-132:37 3 ½ stars
Director Tom Hooper (“The King's Speech”) takes on the pop-operatic stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic, starring Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. (Suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic content) BM
‘Life of Pi'
PG2:07 4 stars
Director Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) brings Yann Martel's best-selling literary novel to the big screen in stunning 3-D, chronicling the journey of a young man who survives a sea disaster and finds a bond with a fellow survivor, a Bengal tiger. (Emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril) GT
PG-132:29 3 ½ stars
Daniel Day-Lewis transforms into President Abraham Lincoln in director Steven Spielberg's epic biographical drama featuring Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln. (An intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language) GL
‘Monsters, Inc. 3-D'
G1:32 3 ½ stars
Pixar Animation Studios brings back one of its most imaginative features and puts the adventures of cerulean-furred champion scarer Sulley (voice of John Goodman), his one-eyed, big-mouthed buddy Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and a wayward human tot known as Boo (Mary Gibbs) in three dimensions. The rerelease of the 2001 favorite coincides with next June's long-awaited prequel “Monsters University.” WIRE
PG1:44 2 ½ stars
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star as grandparents adjusting to retirement and dealing with family mishaps. (Rude humor) SD
R1:50 3 stars
Matt Damon reunites with “Good Will Hunting” director Gus Van Sant to play a top corporate salesman sent with his partner (Frances McDormand) to a struggling small town to close the deal for his natural gas company's expansion plans. (Language) GT
‘Rise of the Guardians'
PG1:37 3 stars
North, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Sandman enlist Jack Frost to help them wage battle against Pitch the Nightmare King in a DreamWorks Animation film based on William Joyce's “The Guardians of Childhood” series. The voice talent for this epic holiday film includes Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Jude Law and Hugh Jackman. (Thematic elements and some mildly scary action) GL
‘Silver Linings Playbook'
R2:02 3 ½ stars
Written for the screen and directed by David O. Russell (“The Fighter”), this adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, a young man desperate to reconnect with his estranged wife after being released from a psychiatric hospital. Jennifer Lawrence plays the mysterious woman who is willing to help him do it, for a favor in return. Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker co-star. (Language and some sexual content/nudity) BM
PG-132:23 3 ½ stars
James Bond (Daniel Craig) faces down a rogue agent (Javier Bardem) bent on taking down MI6. (Intense violent scenes throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking) DK
‘Texas Chainsaw 3-D'
R1:32 Not screened for press
Leatherface again wields his killing-machine in a sequel that continues the terror tale established in Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic. (Strong grisly violence and language throughout)
‘This Is 40'
R2:13 2 stars
Judd Apatow wrote and directed this seriocomic “sort-of sequel” to “Knocked Up” about a couple (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) struggling with marriage and middle age. (Sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug use) GL
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2'
PG-131:56 3 stars
In the final installment of the popular vampire series based on Stephanie Meyer's books, Bella and Edward (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) must protect daughter Renesmee as the Cullens face down the Volturi. (Sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity) BM
PG1:48 3 ½ stars
Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), the villain of a Donkey Kong-like arcade game, tries to become a hero in this imaginative computer-animated film set in the world of video games. (Some rude humor and mild action/violence) GL
R2:52 3 1/2 stars
Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in an ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's epic, time-jumping novel, co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Twyker. (Violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use) BM
‘End of Watch'
R1:49 3 stars
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play Los Angeles police officers in a found-footage-style film set in south-central L.A. (Strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug) WIRE
PG1:37 3 ½ stars
Writer-director Tim Burton (“Corpse Bride”) expands his beloved 1984 animated horror-comedy short into a full-length stop-motion feature about a boy and his dog. After losing his pup Sparky, young Victor (voice of Charlie Tahan) uses the power of science to bring back his best friend — with some distinct differences. (Thematic elements, scary images and action) BM
‘Here Comes the Boom'
PG1:45 2 ½ stars
Kevin James plays a high school teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts fighter. (Bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language) MP
PG1:31 2 ½ stars
Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of “Dexter's Laboratory,” directs this animated film about a hotel run by Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) as a place to relax and kick back. But when a regular guy stumbles upon the hotel and falls for Dracula's daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula may not be relaxed anymore. Steve Buscemi, Kevin James and Fran Drescher are among stars also lending their voices. (Some rude humor, action and scary images) GT
‘Ice Age: Continental Drift'
PG1:34 2 ½ stars
Saber-toothed squirrel Scrat's pursuit of an acorn has world-changing consequences in this sequel, featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and Muskogee native Ester Dean. (Mild rude humor and action/peril) WIRE
‘The Man with the Iron Fists'
R1:36 Not screened for press
A 19th-century weapons maker (played by the director, RZA) comes to the aid of his Chinese village when a traitor threatens the peace. The film also stars Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Pam Grier and Jamie Chung. (Bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use)
‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green'
PG1:44 3 ½ stars
In this Disney fantasy, Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), a childless couple unable to conceive, bury all their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard. After a stormy night, they wake up to find a boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) on their doorstep, but he is not quite what he appears to be. (Mild thematic elements and brief language) BM
‘Paranormal Activity 4'
R1:35 2 stars
The popular found-footage horror franchise continues. At this point, it's practically a bargain-budget Halloween tradition. (Language and some violence/terror) WIRE
‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
PG-131:42 3 stars
Novelist Stephen Chbosky adapts his epistolary novel and directs the story about a quiet boy (Logan Lerman) using an alias throughout high school and the two seniors (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller) who take him under their wings. (Mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references and fight — all involving teens) WIRE
PG-131:52 3 ½ stars
Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”) stars as a college freshman who gets talked into joining her school's all-girl singing group and shakes up the troupe's tired repertoire in this musical comedy co-starring Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elizabeth Banks and Muskogee native Ester Dean. (Sexual material, language and drug references) GL
R1:50 2 ½ stars
Ethan Hawke plays a true crime writer who moves his family into a house where a mass murder took place. (Disturbing violent images and some terror) BM
PG-131:31 2 stars
Back in 2008, “Taken” propelled Irish actor Liam Neeson (“Schindler's List”) to unlikely action hero status in the role of a retired CIA agent who uses his Special Forces skills to save his kidnapped daughter (Maggie Grace). Neeson, 60, returns in the sequel, in which he and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage by a kidnapper who clearly has a greater sense of vengeance than wisdom. (Intense sequences of violence and action and some sensuality) WIRE
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
‘The Loneliest Planet'
Not rated1:43 See review
A couple hiking through the Caucasus Mountains have their lives changed by a small but permanent incident in this tense drama from director Julia Loktev (“Day Night Day Night”). (5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday)
Not rated2:09 See review
Director Andrea Arnold takes a fresh look at Emily Bronte's Gothic romance. (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday)
2012 Sundance Short Films
Short films that will be screened include “Robots of Brixton,” “Fishing Without Nets,” “The Return,” “The Arm,” “Don't Hug Me I'm Scared,” “First Birthday,” “Song of the Spindle,” “Fungus,” “Meaning of Robots” and “Bear.” (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Jan. 20)