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March 21, 2013

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“Better Mus’ Come”

Against the 1978 Green Bay Massacre in Jamaica, a young community leader becomes a political pawn and connects with a woman aligned with a rival party. With Sheldon Shepherd, Nicole Grey and Ricardo Orgill. Written and directed by Storm Saulter. (1:44) NR.

“The Call”

A 911 operator who takes a call from an abducted teenager must confront a killer from her own past to save the girl’s life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Written by Richard D’Ovidio. Directed by Brad Anderson. (1:38) R.

“A Fierce Green Fire”

A documentary chronicling stories of environmental activism over five decades. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Isabel Allende and Ashley Judd. Directed by Mark Kitchell. (1:50) NR.

“Ginger & Rosa”

In 1962 London, two inseparable teenage girls begin to drift apart as one explores her newfound sexuality and the other is drawn to poetry and protest. With Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola and Christina Hendricks. Written and directed by Sally Potter. (1:40) PG-13.

“The Girl”

After losing her job and custody of her son, a distraught single mother takes a job smuggling illegal immigrants over the Texas border and bonds with a young Mexican girl. With Abbie Cornish, Will Patton and Maritza Santiago Hernandez. Written and directed by David Riker. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. (1:34) NR.

“Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

A documentary exploring the history of the song “Hava Nagila” and how it encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. Directed by Roberta Grossman. (1:13) NR.

“If I Were You”

A woman accidentally learns of her husband’s infidelity when she saves his young mistress from a suicide attempt, setting an unlikely relationship in motion. With Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling and Aidan Quinn. Written and directed by Joan Carr- Wiggin. (1:55) R.

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

Two superstar magicians who have long ruled the Las Vegas Strip together face cracks in their friendship and stiff competition from an edgy street magician. With Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey. Written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Directed by Don Scardino. (1:41) PG-13.

“K-11”

When a music executive’s drug use lands him in a perilous section of L.A. County jail reserved for LGBT inmates, he has to survive and decipher the circumstances that led to his incarceration. With Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney and Portia Doubleday. Written by Jared Kurt and Jules Stewart. Directed by Stewart. (1:28) NR.

“The Kill Hole”

A troubled Iraq war veteran living in Portland is coerced by two executives from a private military contractor to track down and kill a Marine sergeant who has gone AWOL in the mountains of Oregon. With Chadwick Boseman, Tory Kittles and Billy Zane. Written and directed by Mischa Webley. (1:32) NR.

“Language of a Broken Heart”

Distraught over finding his fiancee with another man, a neurotic best-selling romance novelist returns to his hometown and reassesses his life. With Juddy Talt, Julie White and Kate French. Written by Talt. Directed by Rocky Powell. (1:38) R.

“My Amityville Horror”

A documentary about the purported haunting of the Lutz family home in Amityville, N.Y., in 1975, as experienced by the family’s eldest sibling, Daniel Lutz. Directed by Eric Walter. (1:28) NR.

“Reincarnated”

A documentary following the erstwhile rapper Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Calvin Broadus Jr., as he travels to Jamaica and re-invents himself as Snoop Lion. Directed by Andy Capper. (1:36) NR.

“Somebody Up There Likes Me”

A recently divorced slacker hastily remarries and stumbles through the next 35 years of life without physically aging. With Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman and Jess Weixler. Written and directed by Bob Byington. (1:15) NR.

“Spring Breakers”

Four bored college girls set off for a spring fling in Florida that erupts into a bacchanal of booze, drugs and violence. With James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. Written and directed by Harmony Korine. (1:32) R.

“Upside Down”

Two star-crossed lovers from opposing, inverted worlds risk their lives to unite with each other. With Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. Written by Santiago Amigorena and Juan Diego Solanas. Directed by Solanas. (1:43) PG-13.

ALSO IN THEATERS

“Dark Skies”

As an escalating series of disturbing events torments a young suburban family, the husband and wife try to stop the mysterious force targeting them. With Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett. Written and directed by Scott Stewart. (1:37) PG-13.

“Dead Man Down”

A professional killer seeking to avenge the murder of his wife and daughter is seduced and blackmailed by a woman also seeking retribution. With Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terence Howard. Written by J.H.Wyman. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. (1:58) R.

“Django Unchained”

Two years before the Civil War, a German-born bounty hunter enlists a slave to help track his latest quarry, offering him freedom and a chance to rescue his wife from a ruthless plantation owner in return. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. (2:45) R.

“Emperor”

In the days after Emperor Hirohito’s surrender at the end of World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur assigns a trusted aide to covertly investigate how to deal with the emperor. With Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones and Eriko Hatsune. Written by David Klass and Vera Blasi. Directed by Peter Webber. (1:38) PG-13.

“Escape From Planet Earth”

In this animated film, a nerdy blue alien endeavors to rescue his brother, a famous astronaut, from the notoriously dangerous planet Earth. With the voices of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and George Lopez. Written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. Directed by Brunker. In 3-D. (1:29) PG.

“A Good Day to Die Hard”

The wisecracking New York cop John McClane travels to Moscow to bail out his wayward son, only to learn the young man is actually a CIA operative trying to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch. Written by Skip Woods. Directed by John Moore. In Imax. (1:38) R.

“Identity Thief”

An account representative travels halfway across the country to confront the con artist who has stolen his identity and is emptying his bank account. With Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet. Written by Craig Mazin. Directed by Seth Gordon. (1:51) R.

“Jack the Giant Slayer”

A young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway to a world inhabited by fearsome giants and reignites an ancient war. With Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson and Stanley Tucci. Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. Directed by Bryan Singer. In 3-D and Imax. (1:57) PG-13.

“The Last Exorcism: Part II”

A young woman tries to start a new life after a harrowing ordeal, only to once again encounter a demonic presence. With Ashley Bell, Julia Garner and Spencer Treat Clark. Written by Ed Gass-Donnelly and Damien Chazelle. Directed by Gass-Donnelly. (1:28) PG-13.

“Life of Pi”

After a disastrous shipwreck, a young man is marooned on a lifeboat with a fearsome Bengal tiger in this adaptation of the 2001 Yann Martel novel. With Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan and Tobey Maguire. Written by David Magee. Directed by Ang Lee. In 3-D. (2:06) PG.

“Oz the Great and Powerful”

A small-time circus magician finds himself hurled from Kansas to the fantastical land of Oz, where he tries to transform himself into a great wizard. With James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Sam Raimi. In 3-D. (2:10) PG.

“Safe Haven”

Newly arrived in a small town in North Carolina, a guarded young woman begins opening up to a widowed store owner and father of two, but soon her dark past begins to catch up with her. With Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough and David Lyons. Written by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. (1:55) PG-13.

“Side Effects”

A New York couple find their world unraveling when a new drug prescribed to treat anxiety has unexpected side effects. With Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Written by Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. (1:55) R.

“Silver Linings Playbook”

After losing his wife, house and job and spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves in with his parents, tries to rebuild his life and bonds with an equally eccentric young woman. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Written and directed by David O. Russell. (2:02) R.

“Snitch”

When his teenage son is wrongfully acused of a drug-distribution crime, a desperate father cuts a deal with the U.S. attorney to infiltrate a drug cartel on a risky mission. With Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon and Benjamin Bratt. Written by Justin Haythe and Ric Roman Waugh. Directed by Waugh. (1:52) PG-13.

“21 and Over”

When his two best friends pay him a surprise visit for his 21st birthday, a straight-A college student throws caution to the wind for a wild night, despite having an important medical school interview the next morning. With Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. (1:33) R.

“Warm Bodies”

In the wake of a zombie epidemic, an unusual undead guy forms a special relationship with a young lady whose life he saves. With Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry and Dave Franco. Written and directed by Jonathan Levine. (1:37) PG-13.

“Zero Dark Thirty”

An elite team of intelligence and military operatives working in secret across the globe engage in a tireless manhunt to eliminate the terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. With Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton and Mark Strong. Written by Mark Boal. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (2:36) R.