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Ratings
Roger Ebert
The film critic’s opinions:
**** Go see it – now!
*** Worth matinee price
** Wait for the video
* Read a book instead
(N) No star rating available
Note: Richard Roeper, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Ebert’s former partner on “Ebert & Roper,” is contributing some starred reviews during Ebert’s recovery. Motion Picture Association of America
G – General audiences (all ages admitted)
PG – Parental Guidance suggested
PG-13 – Parental guidance strongly suggested for children younger than 13
R – Restricted (anyone younger than 17 requires a parent or guardian)
Readers Note
The included listings were provided to The Journal Gazette by press time. Show times for additional area theaters can be found by calling the box offices:
Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 432-1732
Carmike Dupont: 482-8560
Coventry 13: 436-6312
Focus Features
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in “Admission,” which opens today.

Movies

DreamWorks Animation
“The Croods” features the voices of Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, among others.
FilmDistrict
The terrorist-attack thriller “Olympus Has Fallen” stars Gerard Butler and Radha Mitchell.

Now opening

** ADMISSION

(PG-13, for language and some sexual material; 1:57)

In this disappointingly flat comedy, Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), a Princeton admissions counselor, runs into her past.

Coldwater Crossing: 11:05 a.m. and 1:35, 4:20, 6:50 and 9:30 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:35, 4:20, 6:50 and 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

**** AMOUR

(PG-13, for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language; 2:07)

Georges and Anne are in their 80s. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

Cinema Center: 8:30 p.m. today; 1:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

(N) THE CROODS

(PG, for some scary action; 1:48)

The world’s first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 11:25 a.m. and 12:15, 1:55, 2:45, 4:25, 5:15, 6:55, 7:45 and 9:25 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:55, 2:45, 4:25, 5:15, 6:55, 7:45 and 9:25 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; In 3-D: 11 and 11:50 a.m. and 1:30, 2:20, 4, 4:50, 6:30, 7:20 and 9 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:30, 2:20, 4, 4:50, 6:30, 7:20 and 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

Northwood Cinema Grill: 3:45, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. today; 12:45, 3:15, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday; 12:45, 3:15 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 4:15 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Strand Theatre, Kendallville: 7:15 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday; 2 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

(N) MURPH: THE PROTECTOR

(PG, for thematic material and some language; 1:38)

A documentary based on the honor, courage and commitment of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who gave his life for his men in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2007.

Coldwater Crossing: 11:10 a.m. and 1:25, 4:05, 6:45 and 9:20 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:25, 4:05, 6:45 and 9:20 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

(N) OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

(R, for strong violence and language throughout; 2:07)

Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Coldwater Crossing: 1:10, 1:40, 4:10, 7:05, 7:30, 9:40 and 10:25 p.m. today through Tuesday

*** 1/2 SPRING BREAKERS

(R, for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout; 1:42)

Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer (James Franco) who wants them to do some dirty work.

Coldwater Crossing: 11:20 a.m. and 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

Now playing

(N) THE CALL

(R, for violence, disturbing content and some language; 1:44)

When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

Coldwater Crossing: 11:30 a.m. and 2, 4:45, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m. today through Sunday; 2, 4:45, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

(N) ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

(PG, for some mild rude humor and action; 1:29)

Brendan Fraser lends his voice to Scorch Supernova, a beefcake space hero who defends his planet, Beeb, against the nefarious villain Shanker (voiced by James Gandolfini).

Coldwater Crossing: 1:05 p.m. today through Tuesday

** IDENTITY THIEF

(R, for sexual content and language; 1:52)

The pairing of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy seems inspired. Unfortunately, “Identity Thief” is a depressingly predictable road-trip buddy comedy.

Coldwater Crossing: 3:55, 6:35 and 9:15 p.m. today through Monday; 3:55 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday

*** THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

(PG-13, for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language; 1:40)

When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act.

Coldwater Crossing: 11:15 a.m. and 1:50, 4:35, 7 and 9:45 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:50, 4:35, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

*** 1/2 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

(PG-13, for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language; 1:54)

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Coldwater Crossing: 10:15 p.m. today through Tuesday

** 1/2 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

( PG, for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language ; 2:10)

Director Sam Raimi and his army of special-effects wizards have created a visually stunning film. Thing is, we know Oz and its denizens are destined for a far greater adventure.

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:20, 4:15, 7:10 and 10 p.m. today through Tuesday; In 3-D: 1, 3:50, 6:40 and 9:35 p.m. today through Tuesday

Northwood Cinema Grill: 4:15 and 7:30 p.m. today; 12:15, 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday; 12:15, 4:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Strand Theatre, Kendallville: 7 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

** 1/2 QUARTET

(PG-13, for brief strong language and suggestive humor; 1:33)

A sweet, sentimental, predictable story set in a luxurious British retirement home for actors and opera singers. First-time director Dustin Hoffman has his heart in the right place and loves these characters. His screen is filled with legends (Tom Courtenay, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Gwyneth Jones). But much is unlikely, including the theory that a gala on Verdi’s birthday could raise enough cash to save the elegant manor.

Cinema Center: 6:30 p.m. today; 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday; 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

* 1/2 SAFE HAVEN

(PG-13, for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality; 1:55)

Starring the attractive duo of Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, “Safe Haven” is yet another entry in the Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie factory. For 90 percent of the journey, it’s a solid movie for those in the mood for some good old-fashioned romance.

Coldwater Crossing: 9:50 p.m. today through Tuesday

*** SNITCH

(PG-13, for drug content and sequences of violence; 1:45)

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Coldwater Crossing: 4:40 p.m. today through Tuesday

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