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