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Janice (Vanessa Williams, left) and Ava (Kim Kardashian, right) in TYLER PERRY✵20ACTMS TEMPTATION.  Photo credit: KC Bailey
Janice (Vanessa Williams, left) and Ava (Kim Kardashian, right) in TYLER PERRY✵20ACTMS TEMPTATION. Photo credit: KC Bailey

New Releases

Evil Dead (R. 91 mins) See review, this issue.

Ginger & Rosa (PG-13, 90 mins) See review, this issue.

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

Now Playing

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zero Dark Thirty (R, 157 mins) A CIA operative’s (Jessica Chastain) unyielding pursuit of the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden leads to his assassination in May 2011 by a Navy SEAL team. This honest portrayal of torture and war transcends debates to create a thrilling action film. (MK: 1.10.13)

Special Screenings

Creature Feature Immerse yourself in the delights of the 1950s classics “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and “Revenge of the Creature.” Don’t go near the water, voluptuous damsels. Fish face will get you. Saturday, 3p, The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

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

German Horror Night Fanged lesbians and a murderous widow want to seduce you in “Vampyros Lesbos” and “She Killed in Ecstasy.” Bon appetit. Saturday, 8p, The Sci-Fi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

The Godfather (R, 175 mins) See Marlon Brando with cotton in his mouth and Al Pacino before he yelled his way to the A-list in this classic about a family involved in organized crime. Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. Wed, 2p, 7p. See www.cinemark.com for ticket and location info. $7-$10.

Idiot’s Delight (NR, 105 mins) A vaudevillian (Clark Gable) hooks up with his old flame (Norma Shearer) when trapped in the crossfire of pending war. Tue, 1p. Clark County Library. 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400.

Tattoo Nation A documentary concerning the rise of black and white art tattoos. Thursday. AMC Theater, Town Square, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 362-7283. See http://tattoonationscreenings.com/ for ticket and time info.

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