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CineList, 4.11.13

NEW RELEASES

42 (PG-13, 128 mins) See review, this issue.

It Takes a Man and a Woman (NR) Hopefully not Filipino Star Cinema’s stance on gay marriage, this movie is the third installment of Laida and Miggy’s love story, which, again, looks to be headed for disaster.

No (R, 110 mins) See review, this issue.

The Place Beyond the Pines (R, 140 mins) Ryan Gosling is Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider with plans to settle down with an old flame in upstate New York, but gets recruited by his new boss to use his talents robbing banks.

Scary Movie 5 (PG-13, 85 mins) Another “Scary Movie” ruination, this time riffing on “Paranormal Activity,” “Mama,” “Sinister,” “The Evil Dead,” “Inception” and “Black Swan.” Damn it.

PICK - Trance (R, 101 mins) See review, this issue.

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Admission (PG-13, 117 mins) A Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey) visits the school overseen by an old classmate (Paul Rudd), and risks her career to help his student (Nat Wolff), who is possibly her lost son.

The Call (R, 95 mins) 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) must face a killer from her past when she receives a call from an abducted girl.

The Croods (PG, 98 mins) The world’s first family (Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone) takes a road trip. Animated.

Dark Skies (PG-13, 95 mins) Once again, a white family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton) is terrorized by something that lurks within their suburban home.

Evil Dead (R. 91 mins) Evil Dead (R, 91 mins) Five young people go to a cabin in the woods to help one of them get off heroin, discover unspeakable evil. There’s some grim, depressing torture porn, like watching video evidence at a war crimes tribunal. (JE: 4.4.13)

PICK - The Gatekeepers (PG-13, 101 mins) A documentary about the Israeli security agency at the forefront of the Israel and Palestine conflict. Watch this film to understand the complicated history of the Middle East. (TR: 3.27.13)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13, 110 mins) Big name action stars (Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum) shoot machine guns and strut away from explosions in a sequel to a film based on a toy.

Ginger & Rosa (PG-13, 90 mins) Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are two 16-year-olds in ’60s London, during the days leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis — a bizarre metaphor between the loss of innocence and nuclear annihilation, one that is unfortunately as subtle as a mushroom cloud. Just like being a teenager, “Ginger & Rosa” is a whole lot of emotion with nowhere to go. (CB: 4.4.13)

A Good Day to Die Hard (R, 97 mins) John McClane (Bruce Willis) teams up with his son (Jai Courtney) to blow things up while combating Russian criminals. They couldn’t have made a worse “Die Hard” movie if they tried. (CB: 2.14.13)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (PG-13, 100 mins) Bounty Hunters Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) track and kill evil magical creatures throughout the world.

A Haunted House (R, 86 mins) A couple (Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins) face demons and possession when they move into their dream home. A parody of modern horror films like “Paranormal Activity.”

The Host (PG-13, 125 mins) Watch out: Aliens will invade your body and steal your boyfriend. Just ask Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) after she encounters the invaders when searching for her family. From the author of “Twilight.”

Identity Thief (R, 107 mins) A dude named Sandy (Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”) has his identity stolen and exploited by a woman played by the big, crass chick from “Bridesmaids.”

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 mins) Aging Las Vegas magicians (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) attempt to salvage their career after an obnoxious street performer (Jim Carrey) gains popularity. There are no surprises in this formulaic comedy. (MK: 3.13.13)

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13, 114 mins) Jack (Nicholas Hoult) slaughters giants and scores the hot princess, despite looking mildly like a troll himself.

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13, 127 mins) See the 1993 movie about a couple of dumb scientists and dinosaurs in 3D.

Life of Pi (PG, 127 mins) A Canadian writer had traveled to India to write a story about Portugal and hears a local legend about a boy named Pi, who — as fate would have it — now lives in Montreal. The writer meets adult Pi (Irrfan Khan) who weaves his tale of a boy who shares a lifeboat with a tiger for nine months. Unfortunately, like many sermons, the story is preposterous and shallow. (CB: 11.22.12)

Mama (PG-13, 100 mins) A couple (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) must raise two girls who lived ferally in a forest and are now followed by a sinister being. Despite containing great genre atmosphere, the excessive plot and familiar scares demonstrate the weakening Guillermo del Toro brand. (CB: 1.17.13)

New World (NR, 113 mins) A deep-cover operative and mole (Lee Jung-jae) is conflicted between his duty as a copy, and the loyal gang brothers he’s expected to bust. Korean.

Olympus Has Fallen (R, 200 mins) The President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped, and the only person who can save him is Gerard Butler.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG, 130 mins) A circus magician (James Franco) is catapulted into the magical world of Oz. No, the magician doesn’t dabble in any of Oz’s CGI intoxicants. That’s just Franco’s acting.

Rise of the Guardians (PG, 97 mins) What do Santa, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost have in common? Usually nothing, but for whatever reason they’re saving children from an evil spirit called Pitch who’s bend on taking over the world by scaring kids, presumably because he’s a dick.

Snitch (PG-13, 95 mins) A father (Dwayne Johnson) goes undercover to infiltrate a drug cartel to save his son.

Spring Breakers (R, 94 mins) Four scantily-clad college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens) make some dumb decisions during spring break. A meandering plot makes director Harmony Korine’s experiment fall short of success. (MK: 3.21.13)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation (PG-13, 111 mins) A career woman (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is punished for not accepting her lame hubby (Lance Gross), especially when she begins an affair with a man (Robbie Jones) who has his own private jet.

Warm Bodies (PG-13, 97 mins) After the undead take over the world, a hot zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) saves a girl (Teresa Palmer) and subsequently falls for her. Like “Twilight” with zombies.

Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 101 mins) When Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) gets fed up with being the bad guy of his arcade game and always having to lose in the end, he escapes his game, jumping from game to game trying to prove his heroism — but in doing so, he unleashes a terrible evil.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (NR, 110 mins) The screen adaptation of Robert Sherwood’s Pulitzer-winning play of honest Abe as a country lawyer-cum-politician, following his life from short years to his election. Tuesday, 1p. 1301 E. Flamingo Road, 503-2400, free.

Dr. Who Night (NR) Episodes from the BBC television show, chronicling the adventures of the eccentric time-traveling alien and his friends. Friday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5

The Great Gatsby (NR) An outdoor showing of the 1974 film based on the literary classic. Saturday, sundown. Huntridge Circle Park on Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue. free

Manet: Portraying Life (NR, 90-120 mins) Part of Fathom Events’ Great Art Exhibition, the works of Parisian realism and impressionism artist Edouard Manet, shown as a detailed biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Thursday, 7:30p. See www.fathomevents.com for ticket and location info.

Sci Fi Double Feature “Forbidden Planet” (NR, 98 mins), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (R, 98 mins) with live cast. Saturday, 10p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $10

Witches Double Feature “Hocus Pocus” (PG, 96 mins), “The Witches” (PG, 91 mins). Saturday, 3p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5