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Evil Dead | Remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five 20-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. R. Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci.
Jurassic Park 3D | In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler and mathematician Ian Malcolm are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond, assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. PG-13. Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.
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The Host | What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about – Jared, Ian, her brother Jamie and her Uncle Jeb, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. PG-13. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt and Max Irons.
Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor | An explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, this film tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life. PG-13. Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams and Brandy Norwood.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation | In the continuing adventures of the G.I. Joe team, Duke, second-in-command Roadblock and the rest of the Joes face a two-fold threat. Not only is their mortal enemy COBRA rearing its ugly head again, but there is also a threat from within the U.S. government: There might be an impostor in the White House. Meanwhile, Snake Eyes is on a search for inner peace but learns that his nemesis, Storm Shadow, is still alive. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and D.J. Cotrona.
Admission | Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. PG-13. Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff.
The Croods | When the cave that has always been their home is destroyed – with the rest of their world not far behind it – the Croods are forced to set off on the first family road (or path) trip. Rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and a future beyond any they imagined. G. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone.
Olympus Has Fallen | The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher and his staff are taken hostage. Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning is on the scene. With time running out, it’s up to Banning to locate Asher’s son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan. R. Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.
Spring Breakers | Brit, Faith, Candy and Cotty are best friends anxious to cut loose on their own spring break adventure, but they lack sufficient funds. After holding up a restaurant for quick cash, the girls head to the shore in a stolen car for what they discover is the party of a lifetime. They’re thrown in jail – but quickly bailed out by Alien, a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underbelly that’s as lurid as it is liberating for a close-knit gang of girlfriends who are still figuring out their path. R. Starring: James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone | Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and his partner, Anton Marvelton, have reigned as kings of the Las Vegas strip for years. Their work rakes in millions of dollars, but the biggest illusion yet is their friendship. Time and familiarity have bred contempt between them. When a street magician’s increasing popularity threatens to knock them off their thrones, Burt and Anton recognize that they have to repair the relationship and salvage the act. PG-13. Starring: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey.
The Call | When veteran 911 operator, Jordan, takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. R. Starring: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut.
Oz The Great and Powerful | When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot – fame and fortune are his for the taking – until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. PG. Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
21 and Over | Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what he was supposed to do. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, Jeff Chang decides to do everything he wants to do for a change, even though his important medical school interview is early the next morning. R. Starring: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin and Justin Chon.
Jack the Giant Slayer | A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors. PG-13. Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ewan McGregor.
Snitch | Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission – risking everything, including his family and his own life. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper and Jon Bernthal.
Safe Haven | When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this romantic thriller. PG-13, Starring: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough and David Lyons.
Identity Thief | Florida resident Diana has a luxurious lifestyle as the queen of retail, buying whatever strikes her fancy – and it’s all free, thanks to Sandy Bigelow Patterson, a guy from Denver whose identity she stole. R. Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Favreau.
Quartet | An opera company filled with retired performers reunite once a year to stage a fund-raiser for their theater. PG-13. Starring: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly.