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Now showing in the Oklahoma City metro area, Jan. 11
‘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)