Movies playing this week.
Movies playing this week.
CASE 39 (R) Renee Zellweger in a horror flick as a social worker encountering a family she’ll rue getting involved with. Also stars Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper.
CATFISH (PG-13) Documentary from filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman is an intriguing story of love, deception and grace.
CONVICTION (R) Hilary Swank in a drama about a woman fighting to prove the innocence of her brother (Sam Rockwell) after he is wrongly convicted of murder.
DEVIL (PG-13) Strangers trapped in an elevator realize that one of them is the devil in a picture conceived and produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
EASY A (PG-13) Emma Stone plays the high school version of Hester Prynne in this tongue-in-cheek, religious-right-bashing send-up of “The Scarlet Letter.”
INSIDE JOB (PG-13) Matt Damon narrates this timely documentary from Charles Ferguson (“No End in Sight”) about the hows and whys of the 2008 economic meltdown.
IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (PG-13) A teenager (Keir Gilchrist) finds happiness after checking himself into a mental institution. The cast includes Zach Galifianakis as a fellow patient.
JACKASS 3D (R) Johnny Knoxville and his brave but insane buddies are back for another serving of self mutilation, this time in glorious 3-D.
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play a lesbian couple whose artificially inseminated children seek out their sperm donor, played by Mark Ruffalo.
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE (PG) Adaptation of fantasy novels about warrior owls battling evil is a rip-off of “Lord of the Rings,” but the animation looks spectacular.
LET ME IN (R) Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee as 12-year-olds who strike up a bizarre, but touching, friendship complicated by the fact that one of them is a vampire.
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel share a godchild in this romcom. When the parents die, they must come together for the good of the kid.
MY DOG TULIP (Unrated) Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini voice this animated tale about author J.R. Ackerley’s relationship with his dog.
NEVER LET ME GO (R) Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield play old school chums trying to come to terms with their very dark fates in this sci-fi chiller.
NOWHERE BOY (R) Aaron Johnson (“Kick-Ass,” “The Greatest”) portrays a young John Lennon in this recounting of the music legend’s pre-Beatles days.
RED (PG-13) Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as retired CIA agents back in the fray after they are framed for a murder.
SECRETARIAT (PG) Tale about the beloved 1973 Triple Crown winner. Diane Lane plays Secretariat’s owner, who had more trouble with sexist pigs than horses.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (R) The story about the creation of Facebook stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield as nerds who come up with a revolutionary idea. Oscar potential.
STONE (R) Robert De Niro as a parole officer assigned the case of a convicted arsonist (Edward Norton) seeking early release. Also stars Milla Jovovich.
TAMARA DREWE (R)Gemma Arterton as Tamara, a former ugly duckling who causes a stir when she returns to the backwater of her youth as a ravishing beauty.
THE TOWN (R)Ben Affleck plays a Charlestown bank robber who develops a conscience when he falls for the woman who could put him and his gang behind bars.
THE TILLMAN STORY (R) Engrossing documentary about former NFL star Pat Tillman who was felled by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (PG) Documentarian Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) lays out what’s wrong with America’s schools and how they are depriving our youth.
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (PG-13) Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, recently released from prison, with Shia LaBeouf as his powerful son-in-law who helps him get back into the game.
WHITE WEDDING (Unrated) From South Africa comes this quirky comedy about a groom and his best man trying to get home from Johannesburg to Cape Town in time for the wedding.
YOU AGAIN (PG) Two generations of warring ladies (Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver) discover the joys of sisterhood.
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (R) Woody Allen’s latest, with Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin as married couples seeking excitement outside their marriage.
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