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CineList, 4.18.13

New Releases

Blancanieves (PG-13, 104 mins) Snow White (Macarena García) is a bullfighter in 1920s Spain, with a band of circus performers as her dwarves. Just one step closer to a climatic representation of a lesbian Snow White tale.

Filly brown (R, 80 mins) A Los Angeles rapper (Gina Rodriguez) faces slut-shaming from her manager and family when ascending to stardom.

The Girl Rising (PG-13, 141 mins) Nine girls from nine cultures facing child slavery, arranged marriages and oppression seek education to overcome obstacles.

The Lords of Salem (R, 101 mins) An old record rocks a radio DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie) so hard that she witnesses the horrors from her town’s past. A Rob Zombie creation. Sam’s Town.

PICK - Lore (NR, 109 mins) See review, this issue.

Oblivion (PG-13, 126 mins) See review, this issue.

Run Home (PG-13) Good things happen when a talented but drug-using ballplayer coaches a dysfunctional Little League team, proving that people with substance abuse problems have feelings, too.

The Sapphires (PG-13, 103 mins) An Aboriginal girl group escapes Australian white people to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam. Did you know Indigenous Australians were only guaranteed the right to vote in 1962? Village Square.

Stuck in Love (R) A family of writers (Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins) struggles with love after the parents divorce.

Now Playing

42 (PG-13, 128 mins) Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) ignores white folk shenanigans to kick ass in baseball. This societal film is more or less just a turnstile of a feel-good sports picture. (CB: 4.10.13)

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.

Escape from Planet Earth (PG, 89 mins) Astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), a national hero on the planet Baab, responds to a call for help from Earth. Animated.

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. 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.

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)

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.

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)

No (R, 110 mins) A daring ad man (Gael Garcia-Bernal) goes head to head with Dictator Pinochet, while sporting a patchy beard and avoiding capture by the Chilean military. This film is a good vintage which, for better or worse, reminds you of Europe. Village Square (TR: 4.10.13)

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.

Parental Guidance (PG, 104 mins) Old-fashioned grandparents (Bette Midler and Billy Crystal) struggle to take care of their spoiled grandkids.

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.

Safe Haven (PG-13, 115 mins) A widower (Josh Duhamel) uncovers the truth about the mysterious woman (Julianne Hough) he falls for in a North Carolina town.

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.

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)

PICK - Trance (R, 101 mins) An auctioneer (James McAvoy) hooks up with a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to recover a stolen Goya painting. Director Danny Boyle unfurls a narrative that initially underwhelms and exasperates but ultimately ties together its loose ends. Green Valley Ranch. (MP: 4.10.13)

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.

Special Screenings

Ah, Wilderness! (NR, 98 min) A film about a boy’s (Eric Linden) ascent into proper adulthood, with his first hetersexual romance and the acceptance of his weirdo elders. 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, $5

Raging Bull (R, 129 mins) See Robert De Niro get pulverized in slow-motion, in this 1980 film about an abusive boxer. Wednesday, 2p and 7p. Visit for ticket and location info.

Reefer Madness (PG, 66 mins) Jazz music! Parties! Pot! The exaggerated take on the effects and consequences of marijuana. Saturday, 6p. The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave. Suite 12, 792-4335, $5