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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 Roger Ebert’s former partner on “Ebert & Roper,” contributed starred reviews while Ebert was ill. Ebert died Thursday. 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)
TriStar Pictures
Shiloh Fernandez stars in “Evil Dead,” which opens today.

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* EVIL DEAD

(R, for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language; 1:31)

Not a strict remake of Sam Raimi’s hugely influential 1981 horror classic, but it does include the basic framework and some visual nods to the original. On its own, it’s irredeemable.

Carmike Dupont: 12:50, 1:50, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 7:45, 9:10, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:50, 1:50, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 7:45 and 9:10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 2:10, 3:10, 4:30, 5:30, 7:15, 8:15, 9:45 and 10:45 p.m. today; 12:30, 2:10, 3:10, 4:30, 5:30, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:45 p.m. Sunday; 12:45, 1:30, 4:20, 5:05, 6:45, 7:45, 9:05 and 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 12:20, 2:50, 4, 5:10, 7, 7:50, 9:40 and 10:30 p.m. today through Sunday; 2:50, 4, 5:10, 7, 7:50, 9:40 and 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

*** JURASSIC PARK 3D

(PG-13, for intense science fiction terror; 2:07)

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. The included star rating is from Roger Ebert’s original, 1993 review.

Carmike Dupont: 12:50, 4, 6:55, 9:50 and 11:10 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:50, 4, 6:55 and 9:50 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: In 3-D: 12:15, 4, 7 and 10:15 p.m. today through Sunday; 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In IMAX: 12:45, 4:15, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 3:50 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 1, 4:40, 6:40, 7:30, 9:30 and 10:20 p.m. today through Thursday

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** 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.

Carmike Dupont: 4:10 and 9:25 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:40 and 7:10 p.m. today and Sunday; 7:10 p.m. Saturday; 12:40 and 7:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:20 p.m. today through Thursday

**** 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: 6 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

**** ARGO

(R, for language and some violent images; 2:00)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the incredible true story of how, at the height of the Iranian hostage crisis, a CIA agent and a couple of Hollywood professionals dreamed up a scheme to free six Americans.

Coventry 13: 1, 3:40, 6:45 and 9:40 p.m. today through Thursday

(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.

Carmike Dupont: 1:25, 4, 6:30, 8:55 and 11:10 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 11:35 a.m. and 2:15, 5, 8:10 and 11 p.m. today and Saturday; 11:35 a.m. and 2:15, 5 and 8:10 p.m. Sunday; 1:25, 4:35, 7:40 and 10:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:50, 4:25, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. today through 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.

Carmike Dupont: In 2-D: 1, 2, 3:20, 4:30, 5:40, 7, 8 and 9:20 p.m. today through Thursday; 12:30, 2:55, 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: In 2-D: 11:25 a.m. and 12:55, 1:55, 3:35, 4:45, 6:40, 7:40, 9:25 and 10:25 p.m. today through Sunday; 12:50, 1:35, 4, 4:45, 7:05, 7:50, 9:45 and 10:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In 3-D: 1:40, 4:10, 6:55 and 9:40 p.m. today through Sunday; 1:10, 4:25, 7:25 and 9:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:30, 3:55, 6:30 and 9:10 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: noon and 2:20 p.m. today through Sunday; 2:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday

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

(N) DEAD MAN DOWN

(R, for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality; 1 :50)

In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a woman seeking retribution. With Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.

Coventry 13: 1:05, 3:45, 7 and 9:35 p.m. today through Thursday

(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).

Coventry 13: 12:10, 2:15, 4:25, 6:55 and 9:05 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: After “Oz the Great and Powerful,” which starts about 8:20 p.m. today and Saturday

* 1/2 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

(PG-13, for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language; 1:50)

To say “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is a video game for the big screen is to insult a number of video games that are far more creative, challenging and better-looking. This sequel is a heavy-handed, explosion-riddled, ear-piercing disaster with an insanely stupid plot.

Auburn-Garret Drive -In: Dusk today and Saturday, followed by “Jack Reacher”

Carmike Dupont: In 2-D: 1:40, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:10, 8:30 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 2, 4:50, 7:40 and 10:20 p.m. today; 2, 4:50 and 7:40 p.m. Saturday through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: In 2-D: 11:25 a.m. and 1:10, 2:20, 4:05, 5:05, 6:50, 7:50, 9:35 and 10:35 p.m. today and Saturday; 11:25 a.m. and 1:10, 2:20, 4:05, 5:05, 6:50, 7:50 and 9:35 p.m. Sunday; 12:30, 1:15, 4:30, 5:15, 7:10, 8:05 and 9:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In 3-D: 12:50, 4:50, 7:35 and 10:20 p.m. today through Sunday; 1, 4:40, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 12:10, 1:10, 2:40, 5:10, 6:50, 7:40, 9:20 and 10:10 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 12:40, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10 and 10:40 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: About 8:25 p.m. today and Saturday, followed by “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”

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

* 1/2 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

(R, for violence, language and brief nudity; 1:38)

A quarter-century after the first “Die Hard,” the venerable John McClane returns to fight the bad guys.

Coventry 13: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:25 and 9:50 p.m. today through Thursday

(N) HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

( R, for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language; 1:28)

Hansel and Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches.

Coventry 13: 12:40, 2:55, 5, 7:10 and 9:15 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: After “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which starts about 8:25 p.m. today and Saturday

** 1/2 THE HOST

(PG-13, for some sensuality and violence; 2:05)

Based on a new novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” saga, “The Host” is about a time in the not-distant future when human minds have been colonized by an alien race called “Souls.” Saoirse Ronan stars as a human whose original mind has somehow survived and co-occupies the space with a Soul mind.

Carmike Dupont: 1:15, 1:45, 4:10, 4:40, 7:05, 7:35 and 9:55 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1:45, 4:40, 7:35 and 9:55 p.m. Sunday; 1:15, 1:45, 4:40 and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:05, 1:05, 3:30, 4:40, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50 and 10:50 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:05, 1:05, 3:30, 4:40, 6:45, 7:45 and 9:50 p.m. Sunday; 12:35, 1:20, 4:05, 5, 7:05, 8:05 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:25, 4:10, 7:05 and 9:50 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1:25, 4:10 and 7:05 p.m. Thursday

(N) THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

(PG-13, for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images; 2:49)

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and convinces him to joins a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor.

Coventry 13: 12:50, 4:15 and 7:40 p.m. today through Thursday

** 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.

Carmike Dupont: 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 4:25 and 9:55 p.m. today and Sunday; 9:55 p.m. Saturday; 4:05 and 10:10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 4:05 p.m. Wednesday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:35, 4:30, 6:45 and 9:25 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 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.

Carmike Dupont: 1:40 and 6:45 p.m. today through Thursday

(N) JACK REACHER

(PG-13, for violence, language and some drug material; 2:10)

Starring Tom Cruise as the lone-wolf investigator on the hunt for a murderous sniper.

Auburn-Garrett Drive-In: After “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which starts at dusk today and Saturday

**** LIFE OF PI

(PG, for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril; 2:05)

The story involves the 227 days that its teenage hero (Suraj Sharma) spends drifting across the Pacific in the same lifeboat as a Bengal tiger.

Coventry 13: 12:55, 3:35, 6:40 and 9:20 p.m. today through Thursday

**** LINCOLN

(PG-13, for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language; 2:29)

Daniel Day-Lewis creates a Lincoln who is calmly self-confident, patient and willing to play politics in a realistic way.

Coventry 13: noon and 3:15, 6:20 and 9:25 p.m. today through Thursday

(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.

Carmike Dupont: 1, 4, 6:45, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 1, 4, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 11:30 a.m. and 2:20, 5:10, 8 and 10:55 p.m. today and Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 2:20, 5:10 and 8 p.m. Sunday; 12:40, 4:10, 7:20 and 10:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:40, 4:15, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. today through Thursday

** 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.

Carmike Dupont: In 2-D: 1:20, 4:40 and 8 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 1:50, 5:05 and 8:20 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: In 2-D: 11:40 a.m. and 4:05, 7:05 and 10:10 p.m. today through Sunday; 12:30, 4, 7 and 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In 3-D: 11:55 a.m. and 4:20, 7:20 and 10:40 p.m. today and Saturday; 11:55 a.m. and 4:20 and 7:20 p.m. Sunday; 12:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:15 and 6:55 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 4:05 and 9:45 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: About 8:20 p.m. today and Saturday, followed by “Escape from Planet Earth”

Northwood Cinema Grill: 12:30, 4 and 7:15 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:30, 4 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday

(N) PARENTAL GUIDANCE

(PG, for some rude humor; 1:45)

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star as Artie and Diane – an old-school grandfather and his people-pleasing wife, who baby-sit for their three decidedly 21st-century grandchildren while the kids’ type-A parents (played by Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott) are away for work.

Coventry 13: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:30 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

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

* 1/2 SAFE HAVEN

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

Directed by the versatile Lasse Hallstrom and Starring the attractive duo of Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, “Safe Haven” is yet another entry in the Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie factory.

Carmike Dupont: 1:35, 4:10, 6:55 and 9:35 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 1/2 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

(R, for language and some sexual content/nudity; 2:02)

Pat (Bradley Cooper) is confident and upbeat for a man just released from a mental hospital and under a restraining order from his wife. A prickly neighborhood widow (Jennifer Lawrence) wants to sleep with him.

Carmike Dupont: 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 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: 3:40 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 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.

Coventry 13: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

* 1/2 21 & OVER

(R, for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking; 1:43)

“21 & Over” knows what it wants to be and (to its credit) never pulls its punches, whether it’s gross-out humor or ethnic/gender insensitivity.

Coventry 13: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. today through Thursday

(N) TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR

(PG-13, for some violence, sexuality and drug content; 2:01)

An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

Carmike Dupont: 1:20, 4:10, 6:50 and 9:40 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 11:45 a.m. and 2:25, 5:15, 8:05 and 11 p.m. today and Saturday; 11:45 a.m. and 2:25, 5:15 and 8:05 p.m. Sunday; 12:55, 4:25, 7:40 and 10:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:45, 4:20, 7:15 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 1/2 WARM BODIES

(PG-13, for zombie violence and some language; 1:37)

Here’s a fresh twist on the popular horror genre with none-too-subtle echoes of a certain star-crossed romance.

Coventry 13: 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:10 p.m. today through Thursday

*** WRECK-IT RALPH

(PG, for some rude humor and mild action/violence; 1:51)

Ralph (voice by John C. Reilly) spends every day knocking down an apartment building, which is constantly repaired by Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer).

Coventry 13: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05 and 9:30 p.m. today through Thursday

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