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March 8, 2013

Also in theaters: Short film reviews

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‘Parker’

After his crew double-crosses him, a professional thief who lives by his own code of ethics takes on an unlikely partner to settle the score. With Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Chiklis. Written by John J. McLaughlin. Directed by Taylor Hackford. (1:58) R.

‘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.

‘Top Gun’

A newly remastered Imax 3D version of the 1986 action film about a group of elite fighter pilots competing to be the best in their class. With Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards. Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. Directed by Tony Scott. (1:50) PG.

‘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.

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