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Oklahoman Published: August 24, 2012
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Ratings are by Gene Triplett, George Lang, Brandy McDonnell, Matthew Price, Dennis King and Lillie-Beth Brinkman. Ratings are based on a four-star system: 1 star (poor), 2 stars (fair), 3 stars (should see), 4 stars (must see).

New releases

‘The Apparition'

R1:42 Not screened for press

‘Premium Rush'

PG-131:31 See page 3D

‘Thunderstruck'

PG1:30 See page 5D

‘2016: Obama's America'

PG1:29 Not screened for press

First run

‘The Amazing Spider-Man'

PG-132:16 3 stars

Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) stars as the web slinger in this origin story from director Marc Webb (“(500) Days of Summer”). (Sequences of action and violence) DK

‘The Avengers'

PG-132:22 3 ½ stars

The gang is all here as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans) do battle with Asgardian Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in this comic book epic from director Joss Whedon. (Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference) MP

‘The Bourne Legacy'

PG-132:15 2 ½ stars

Matt Damon has finished his stint as Jason Bourne, the superspy with the foggy memory, but two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Town”) is introduced as a new CIA operative traversing the murky universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels in the action-packed franchise's fourth film. (Violence and action sequences) DK

‘Brave'

PG1:40 3 ½ stars

Pixar's animation wizards look back to ancient times for their first fairy tale, the story of courageous and impetuous Scottish Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who defies a venerable custom and inadvertently causes chaos in the kingdom of her parents, King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). (Some scary action and rude humor) BM

‘The Campaign'

R1:37 2 stars

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis face off as rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations in an election-year comedy from Jay Roach (the “Austin Powers” movies). (Crude sexual content, language and brief nudity) DK

‘The Dark Knight Rises'

PG-132:44 4 stars

The final installment in Christopher Nolan's trilogy chronicles a defining battle between Batman (Christian Bale) and master criminal Bane (Tom Hardy) as the villain systematically overtakes Gotham City. (Intense sequence of violence and action, some sensuality and language) GL

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days'

PG 1:34 Not screened for press

The third movie based on Jeff Kinney's popular children's novel series incorporates elements from the third and fourth books, “The Last Straw” and “Dog Days.” (Rude humor)

‘The Expendables 2'

R1:42 3 stars

Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren return in a hail of bullets as the inveterate mercenaries must take on a mission as a payoff to their covert-ops contractor (Bruce Willis). (Strong bloody violence throughout) WIRE

‘Hit and Run'

R1:39 2 ½ stars

“Parenthood” star Dax Shepard wrote and co-directed this car-chase comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell, Tom Arnold, Joy Bryant and Oklahoma's Kristin Chenoweth. (Pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content) WIRE

‘Hope Springs'

PG-131:40 2 stars

A couple nearing retirement (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) undergoes marriage counseling with a renowned therapist (Steve Carell). (Mature thematic content involving sexuality) GL

‘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

‘Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'

PG1:32 3 stars

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe (voiced by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer, respectively) land in Europe and join up with a group of circus animals. (Mild rude humor) GL

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