Movies this week 1/19/2012

STARTING THIS WEEK

“EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE” (Century 12) A young boy searches New York City to solve a mystery involving his late father. Drama with Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. PG-13. 129 minutes. Not reviewed.

“HAYWIRE” (PC-6) A soldier seeks revenge against those who betrayed her. Action thriller with Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender. R. 93 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE IRON LADY” (Century 12) A biopic of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Biographical drama with Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant. PG-13. 105. Not reviewed.

“RED TAILS” (Century 12) A group of black pilots fight in World War II. Action adventure with Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney and David Oyelowo. PG-13. Not reviewed.

“UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING” (Premiere 10) Humanity attempts to destroy vampires and werewolves. Action fantasy with Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy and India Eisley. 88 minutes. Not reviewed.

CONTINUING

“THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN” (PC-6) The adventurer sets off in search of a shipwreck. Animated action with Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. PG. 107 minutes. HHH

“ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED” (Century 12, Town & Country) The trio of singing rodents becomes stranded on an island. Animated comedy with Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney. G. 87 minutes. Not reviewed.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” (Premiere 10) A reissuing of the classic Disney movie. Animated fantasy with Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White. G. 84 minutes. Not reviewed.

“CARNAGE” (Century 12) A fight between boys sets up a confrontation between parents. Comedic drama with Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz. R. 79 minutes. Not reviewed.

“CONTRABAND” (Premiere 10, Town & Country) An ex-smuggler returns to the business to protect family. Action drama with Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Beckinsale. R. 110 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE DARKEST HOUR” (PC-6, Town & Country) Aliens invade Moscow via the electrical grid. Action sci-fi with Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella. PG-13. 89 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE DEVIL INSIDE” (Century 12) A woman tries to find out what happened during her mother’s exorcism. Horror with Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth. R. 83 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO” (PC-6) A hacker helps search for a missing woman. Thriller with Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer. R. 158 minutes. HHH½

“HAPPY FEET TWO” (Westwood) An iceberg threatens a colony of penguins. Animated comedy with Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink. PG. 99 minutes. H½

“HUGO” (Century 12, Town & Country) An orphan living in a train station in Paris in the 1930s tries to solve a mystery about his father. Adventure with Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee. PG. 127 minutes. HHH

“JACK AND JILL” (Century 12) A man suffers through a Thanksgiving reunion with his identical twin sister. Comedy with Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. PG. Not reviewed.

“JOYFUL NOISE” (Premiere 10) Choir members scuffle at a big contest. Music comedy with Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton and Keke Palmer. PG-13. Not reviewed.

“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL” (Premiere 10) Spies work to exonerate themselves after following a bombing. Action adventure with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton. PG-13. 133 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE MUPPETS” (PC-6) The Muppets reunite to save their theater. Family comedy with Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. PG. 110 minutes. HHH

“PUSS IN BOOTS” (Westwood) The story of the swashbuckling cat before meeting Shrek. Animated adventure/comedy with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. PG. 90 minutes. HHH

“SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS” (Century 12) The famous detective matches wits with his archnemesis arch-nemisis Professor Moriarty. Action adventure with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris. PG-13. 129 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE SITTER” (PC-6) A college student tries baby-sitting his neighbor’s children. Comedy with Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor and Sam Rockwell. R. 81 minutes. Not reviewed.

“TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY” (Century 12) An aging spy roots out a Soviet agent in British intelligence. Thriller with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. R. 127 minutes. Not reviewed.

“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1″ (Century 12) Edward and Bella are beset by werewolves and vampires. Adventure drama with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. PG-13. 117 minutes. Not reviewed.”WAR HORSE” (Century 12, Town & Country) A young man searches for his horse during World War I. War drama with Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. PG-13. 136 minutes. Not reviewed.

“WE BOUGHT A ZOO” (Premiere 10) A young father tries to manage a failing zoo. Comedy with Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. PG. 124 minutes. HH½

Our rating system

Four stars (HHHH) signify it’s a don’t-miss movie. Three stars (HHH) mean the movie comes highly recommended. Two (HH) designate average fare. One (H) means the movie is not recommended. For a movie with no redeeming or social values, we’ll alert you with a Bomb! rating.

Movies this week 1/19/2012


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