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Dredd 3D (R, 95 mins) See review, this issue. Opens wide

End of Watch (R, 109 mins) Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are cops who snag the wrong cartel’s drug mule, and end up with a price on their piggy heads. Opens wide

House at the End of the Street (PG-13, 101 mins) When Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) befriends quiet recluse Ryan (Max Thieriot) in her new town, it doesn’t take long to discover Ryan’s parents were murdered by his sister. And that Elissa might be in over her head. Opens wide

The Master (R, 137 mins) See review, this issue. Opens wide

The Trouble With the Curve (PG-13, 111 mins) See review, this issue. Opens wide

Wild Horse Wild Ride (PG, 106 mins) Documentary about taming wild horses to use in the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge — a competition that eventually leads the wild horses to be adopted — and how the relationship between the animal and the trainer develops. Village Square

NOW PLAYING

The Amazing Spider-man 3D (PG-13, 136 mins) Still just a guy swinging on webs between buildings. It’s a lot like the others and never really its own film in any way. It was probably smart to reboot the series so safely, because they’re not going to stop with one, and there’s room for improvement. (CB: 7.5.12)

The Apparition (PG-13, 82 mins) A college experiment creates a figure that haunts the bejeezus out of pretty college types. Texas Station

Bill W. (NR, 103 mins) Documentary about one of Time magazine’s “100 Persons of the 20th Century,” Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder William G. Wilson, creating a chronicle of his near-fatal alcoholism. Rave Town Square

Bourne Legacy (PG-13, 135 mins) The story’s pretty convoluted at first, involving the security agencies shutting down all their pre-programmed spy operations at once. The mission of Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), who, like Jason Bourne, must live long enough to expose the dirty dealings of the intelligence community, and is on the run. The results are uneven, but it’s a good enough starting point for (perhaps) another Bourne trilogy. (CB: 8.9.12)

The Campaign (R, 85 mins) Will Ferrell’s incumbent congressman Cam Brady is a fairly clueless lout barely kept in line by his campaign manager (Jason Sudeikis). His platform of “America, Jesus, Freedom … support our troops!” resonates with his constituents, but his misconduct opens the door for swishy candidate Marty Huggins (Zach Galafianakis). The problem with situation comedies and Will Farrell vehicles is they usually fizzle out after the first 30 minutes. And Ferrell and Galafiankis’ relationship isn’t adequately explored here. (MK: 8.9.12)

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13, 164 mins) Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse in the eight years since the tragic ending of “The Dark Knight,” and Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) is there to steal, but she warns of a coming storm that will soon pit the haves against the have-nots of Gotham City. That storm comes in the form of Bane. There’s less darkness this time around, but no less trepidation as director Christopher Nolan explores some very real topics rather than psychological themes.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG, 94 mins) Poor Greg (Zachary Gordon) can’t catch a break when his summer plans fall through. Village, Colonnade

The Expendables 2 (R, 103 mins) Old mercenaries get mission. Old mercenaries return, minus one. Old mercenaries seek revenge. Starring every aging action star still alive.

Finding Nemo 3D (G, 100 mins) When the clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) get separated, it takes everything both of them have to find each other. And now they have to do it in 3D.

For a Good Time, Call… (R, 85 mins) Lauren (co-writer Lauren Anne Miller) moves in with Katie (writer Ani Graynor). When she finds out Katie runs a sex line, brainy Lauren quickly comes up with a better way to do business. The plot doesn’t really thicken from there. (MK: 09.13.2012) Village Village Square, Rave Town Square

Hope Springs (PG-13, 100 mins) A couple (Merly Streep, Tommy Lee Jones) undergoes marriage therapy after 30 years together, led by a zealous counselor (Steve Carell).

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG, 94 mins) Pirates, continental cataclysm and the constant pursuit of the unattainable acorn — yep, someone is still making these cartoons. Colonnade

uFFFC Killer Joe (NC-17, 102 mins) Set in Dallas, “Killer Joe” centers on a motley crew of cornpone crazies who consipire to off one of their own for the insurance money. Director William Friedkin and his screenwriter Tracy Letts set fire to all that is good and holy here, including a fried chicken drumstick, which is blasphemed in a way you’ll never forget. Good lawd, it’s a good movie. (KC: 8.23.2012) Village Square

Last Ounce of Courage (PG, 101 mins) Fourteen years after the son of a war hero is tragically killed in the field, his only child grows up to be at odds with his family, all struggling with a battle of their own: the loss of a loved one.

Lawless (R, 115 mins) Rough-and-tumble depression-era gangster flick with Shia LeBouf as part of a family of bootleggers threatened by the fuzz.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG, 85 mins) The third installation of a bunch of celebrities voicing New York Zoo escapees. No one had the heart to tell Dreamworks where Madagascar is. Tropicana

Magic Mike (R, 110 mins) Channing Tatum’s ass, Channing Tatum stripping, Matthew McConaughey’s ass … a lingering penis-pump shot. As if Steven Soderbergh needed to create a distraction from how uninteresting his examination of the lives of Tampa Bay-area male strippers had become by that point. (MK: 6.28.12) Tropicana

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG, 104 mins) Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) suddenly find a child (CJ Adams) on their doorstep, who is not quite the offspring they’d envisioned for themselves.

ParaNorman (PG, 92 mins) Outkast kid Norman can talk to zombies, which is perfect for the zombie invasion — and the invasion of ghosts, witches, and other spooky villains — happening in his town. From the creators of “Coraline.”

The Possession (PG-13, 92 mins) Why you shouldn’t buy antique boxes at garage sales: They actually host ancient evil spirits and they will mess your daughter up.

Premium Rush (PG-13, 91 mins) A bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is given a package to deliver that will totally fuck with his whole day.

Resident Evil: Retribution (R, 95 mins) Alice (Milla Jovovich) is back to fight curiously mobile zombies in yet another installation of the series.

uFFFC Robot and Frank (PG-13, 90 mins) When Hunter (James Marsden) brings his retired cat-burglar father Frank (Frank Langella) a computerized servant (voiced by Peter Saarsgard), Frank comes up with a reason to resume his criminal career. It’s a buddy movie with a fresh twist, set in the near future when videophones are common and libraries are nearly obsolete. (MK: 9.6.12) Colonnade, Suncoast

Samsara (NR, 99 mins) Meaning “the ever turning wheel of life” in Sanskrit, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (“Baraka,” “Chronos”) string together five years of film shot internationally in an attempt to find what links all life together. Village Square

Sparkle (PG-13, 116 mins) R&B diva Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) and her sisters try to make it big in Motown-era Detroit. Featuring Whitney Houston’s last acting role, as Sparkle’s single mother. Texas Station

Ted (R, 106 mins) Seth MacFarlane voices Ted, a magical teddy bear brought to life by a little boy’s wish for a best friend. That was 27 years ago and now John (Mark Wahlberg) and the bear are grown up, if not the least bit mature. John’s girl (Mila Kunis) wants him to finally become a man, but can he leave Ted behind for good? It’s hard to believe MacFarlane ran out of insulting things to say about everybody in less than two hours. (CB: 6.28.12)

Total Recall (PG-13, 109 mins) The Colin Farrell-starring remake of the ’90s Schwarzenegger flick, a factory worker begins to suspect his memories might not be his. Sams Town, Suncoast

The Watch (R, 102 mins) The Americanized frat-pack version of Simon Pegg’s “Attack the Block,” a neighborhood watch group stumbles upon an alien invasion. Tropicana

THE WORDS (PG-13, 96 mins) Bradley Cooper is a writer who isn’t getting any better, who steals a dead man’s writing after discovering it in mysterious briefcase. Before long he discovers the consequences of plagiarizing work. But we could’ve told you that on our second day of J-school.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

The Blaze Presents Glenn Beck Unelectable 2012 (NR) Conservative political commentator and media personality Glenn Beck takes a swing at a mock debate against Brian Sack, who overplays “lefty foils” versus Beck’s “plain spoken, common sense platform” in what’s sure to be one of the more transparent things to spend money on this year. Thursday, 7p and Tuesday, 7:30p. Check www.fathomevents.com for locations and ticket prices.

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

E.T. (PG, 120 mins) When lonely Elliott (Henry Thomas) finds an alien stranded on Earth, he needs to find a way to get it back home, without tipping off his mother. Or the government. Saturday, 7:30p. Huntridge Circle Park, North Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue. Free.

The Great Gatsby (PG, 144 mins) The classic film (based on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel) about loves lost and parties conquered and Robert Redford wearing cool hats. Monday, 8p. The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 698-7000. Free.

Kill List (NR, 95 mins) When a hitman takes a big payday for three jobs, it isn’t long before he’s sent tumbling into a dark world. Saturday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $7.

Pollygrind’s Killer! Thriller! Freakshow Friday! (NR) “Exit 7A” (NR, 12 mins), “Killing Me” (NR, 73 mins), “The Turnpike Killer” (NR, 102 mins). Friday, 7p. Theatre7, 1406 South 3rd Street, 568-9663. Free with RSVP at www.pollygrind.com.

Pollygrind’s Saturday Night Creature Feature (NR) “Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast” (R). Saturday, 7p. Theatre7, 1406 S. 3rd St., 568-9663. Free with RSVP at www.pollygrind.com.

Rocketship X-M (NR, 77 mins) Because NASA had nothing to do with this movie, and it was the ’50s, when a group of astronauts tried to go to the moon, then wound up on Mars instead. Saturday, 4p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (NR, 82 mins) Not to be confused with “Werewolf in a Women’s Prison,” a new teacher is suspected in a string of murders at a girls’ school. Saturday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-202, 792-4335, www.thescificenter.com. $5.

Zorba the Greek (NR, 142 mins) Mixing business and pleasure, Anthony Quinn’s Zorba needs a writer (Alan Bates) while living a lusty life on the island of Crete. Tuesday, 1p. Clark County Library. 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400.

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