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Now showing: Oklahoma City metro-area movies, Dec. 14

Now showing: Oklahoma City metro-area movies, Dec. 14
Published: December 14, 2012
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‘Silver Linings Playbook'

R2:02 3 ½ stars

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. Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker co-star. (Language and some sexual content/nudity) BM

‘Skyfall'

PG-132:23 3 ½ stars

James Bond (Daniel Craig) faces a rogue agent (Javier Bardem) bent on taking down MI6. (Intense violent scenes throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking) DK

‘Taken 2'

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 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

‘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

‘Wreck-It Ralph'

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 computer-animated film set in the world of video games. (Some rude humor and mild action/violence) GL

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‘Alex Cross'

PG-131:41 2 stars

Tyler Perry stars in the reboot of the film franchise based on James Patterson's series of novels about the titular homicide detective/psychologist. (Violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity) SD

‘Brave'

PG1:40 3 ½ stars

Pixar's animation wizards look back to ancient times for 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

‘Finding Nemo 3-D'

G1:40 4 stars

The Disney/Pixar classic about a young clown fish's adventure away from his coral reef and his father's long search for him gets a new 3-D treatment. The new “Toy Story”-based short film “Partysaurus Rex” precedes “Nemo.” WIRE

‘Fun Size'

PG-131:30 2 stars

Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) and Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) star as teenagers whose big Halloween party plans are scuttled by unforeseen circumstances. (Crude and suggestive material, partying and language) WIRE

‘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

‘Looper'

R1:58 4 stars

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Joe in this sci-fi action-thriller in which time travel is possible, but illegal. When criminal organizations want to make someone disappear, their targets are sent back to the past, where they encounter specialized assassins known as “loopers.” Joe is a successful looper until one day he finds himself staring into the face of his next target — himself, 30 years older. Bruce Willis plays the older Joe. (Strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content) GL

‘The Man with the Iron Fists'

R1:36 Not screened for press

The directorial debut from Wu-Tang Clan leader and “Kill Bill” composer RZA hews close to his longtime martial arts fixation: a 19th-century weapons maker known as the Blacksmith (played by the director) must come to the aid of his Chinese village. 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. (Language and some violence/terror) WIRE

‘ParaNorman'

PG1:33 3 stars

Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) can see and talk to ghosts, which makes him useful where witch hunts took place 300 years before. (Scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language) BM

‘Pitch Perfect'

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 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

‘Silent Hill: Revelation'

R1:34 Not screened for press

After the disappearance of her father, a young woman is drawn into an alternate reality in this sequel to the 2006 horror film. (Violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity)

‘Sinister'

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

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

‘The Bride Wore Black'

Not rated1:473 ½ stars

In Francois Truffault's revenge drama, a bride (Jeanne Moreau) takes revenge for the killing of her husband. (5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday)

‘Daisies'

Not rated1:16Not screened for press

One of the most anarchic films of all time, Czech director Vera Chytilova's 1966 absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday)

‘The Connection'

Not rated1:50Not screened for press

Shirley Clarke's 1962 cinema verite drama focuses on a group of drug-addicted jazz musicians waiting for their drug dealer to show up. (2 p.m. Sunday)

‘Orbit (film)'

Not rated1:20Not screened for press

This collaborative omnibus movie about our solar system is intended for all ages. (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday)

Dome Theater, Science Museum Oklahoma

‘Tornado Alley'

Not rated0:43 (Not screened for press.) Narrated by Bill Paxton, the film follows “Storm Chasers” star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado research project ever assembled.

‘Projections' blog

For lively movie-related features, news and reviews by Dennis King and Gene Triplett, check out “Projections” at blog.newsok.com/projections.