A HAUNTED HOUSE – A couple move into their dream home only to learn a demon resides there. R for crude content, language and drugs. 86 mins.
BROKEN CITY — Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones are all conniving, only with varying alliances and targets. R for language, violence and sexuality. 108 mins.
GANGSTER SQUAD – Director Ruben Fleischer is not so successful in this attempt to blend genres. R for language, violence. 113 minutes.
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS – An R-rated horror action comedy fairy tale takes the kidnapped kiddies into adulthood, where they've parlayed their fame into a business. R for fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language. 86 mins.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY — Some eye candy truly dazzles, and some utterly distracts. PG-13 for fantasy action violence, frightening images. 169 mins.
THE IMPOSSIBLE – The horror of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is made intimate. PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity. 122 mins.
LES MISERABLES — Tom Hooper's extravaganza simply will not let up until you've Felt Something. PG-13 for suggestive/sexual material, violence and theme. 158 mins.
LINCOLN — A historical portrait easier to admire than love. PG-13 for intense war violence, carnage and brief strong language. 150 mins.
MAMA – Horror is a product of empathy – in this case, fearing for the safety of small children. PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images and theme. 100 mins.
MONSTERS, INC. 3D – The computer-animated Monsters, Inc. is converted to 3-D for a prequel. G. 92 mins.
MOVIE 43 – A dizzying array of actors in a variety of oh-no-they-didn't sketches. R for pervasive crude content, graphic nudity, language, some violence and drug use. 99 mins.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE – A mild-mannered riff on parenting, then and now. PG for some rude humor. 100 mins.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – A head-spinner of a movie about love, pain, reinvention and rehabilitation. R for profanity, sex, drugs, violence, adult themes. 120 minutes
ZERO DARK THIRTY – A hugely compressed account of the Osama bin Laden manhunt. R for strong violence, brutal disturbing images and language. 157 mins.