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**** Go see it – now!

*** Worth matinee price

** Wait for the video

* Read a book instead

(N) No star rating available

Note: Some films were given star ratings by Roger Ebert before his death. Richard Roeper, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Ebert’s former partner on “Ebert & Roper,” has also contributed starred reviews in this listing. 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)

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(N) GIRL RISING

(PG-13, for thematic material including disturbing images; 1:41)

The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery and other heartbreaking injustices.

Coldwater Crossing: 12:45, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. today through Wednesday; 12:45, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

(N) HOME RUN

(PG-13, for some mature thematic material; 1:48)

A pro ballplayer with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.

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

(N) IT’S A DISASTER

(R, for language including sexual references, and some drug content ; 1:28)

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Cinema Center: 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

*** OBLIVION

(PG-13, for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and sensuality/nudity; 2:06)

An extremely well-crafted, at times engrossing but ultimately standard-issue futuristic epic involving Tom Cruise.

Carmike Dupont: 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: In 2-D: 12:30, 1:30, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8, 10:15 and 11 p.m. today; noon, 1:30, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8, 10:15 and 11 p.m. Saturday; noon, 1:30, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Sunday; 12:30, 1:30, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In IMAX: 1, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. today; 12:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1, 2, 4, 4:50, 7, 7:40, 10 and 10:30 p.m. today through Thursday

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

**** THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

(R, for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference; 2:20)

A self-confident, self-aware, almost cocky piece of filmmaking. There are small coincidences with huge consequences, as characters struggle to escape their past, to change their seemingly inevitable fates.

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:35, 4:20, 7:45 and 10:50 p.m. today; 12:15, 4:10, 7:45 and 10:50 p.m. Saturday; 12:15, 4:10 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday; 12:35, 4:20 and 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 10:05 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.

Coventry 13: 12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:25 and 9:45 p.m. today through Thursday

**** 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, 6:40 and 9:20 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, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1:25, 4, 6:30 and 8:55 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 4:25 and 10:10 p.m. through Sunday; 4:25 and 9:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 9:40 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: About 8:40 p.m. today and Saturday, followed by “Olympus Has Fallen”

(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.

Auburn/Garrett Drive-In: 8:40 p.m. today and Saturday

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: 1:25, 4:05, 7:20 and 9:50 p.m. today; 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20 and 9:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1:25, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday; In 3-D: 12:40, 5:05, 8:10 and 10:45 p.m. today; 12:20, 3, 5:30, 8:10 and 10:45 p.m. Saturday; 12:20, 3, 5:30 and 8:10 p.m. Sunday; 12:40, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:35, 3:50, 6:40 and 9:20 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1:35, 3:50 and 6:10 p.m. Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: About 8:35 p.m. today and Saturday, followed by “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

Northwood Cinema Grill: 4, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. today; 1, 3:30, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday; 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday 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, 6:45 and 9:05 p.m. today through Thursday

* 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, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 1:25, 5:05, 7:40 and 10:25 p.m. today; 11:45 a.m. and 2:15, 5:15, 7:40 and 10:25 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1:25, 5:05, 7:40 and 10:05 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 1:25, 4:05 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:45, 4:35, 7:30 and 10:35 p.m. today through Thursday

*** 42

(PG-13, for thematic elements including language; 2:08)

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Carmike Dupont: 1, 4, 6:55, 9:50 and 10:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1, 4, 6:55 and 9:50 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:55, 4:05, 7:35 and 10:45 p.m. today; 12:10, 4:10, 7:35 and 10:45 p.m. Saturday; 12:10, 4:10, 7:35 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday; 12:55, 4:05, 7:10 and 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday

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

* 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.

Carmike Dupont: In 2-D: 7:25 and 10 p.m. today and through Thursday; In 3-D: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

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

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:25, 6:55 and 9:30 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 4:20 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: Following “The Croods,” which starts at 8:35 p.m. today and Saturday

* 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: 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:55 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: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday

** 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.

Auburn/Garrett Drive-In: 10:20 p.m. today and Saturday

Carmike Dupont: 1:45, 4:40 and 7:35 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 1:10 and 6:55 p.m. today through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 3:45 and 9:25 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

Coldwater Crossing: 12:55 and 6:35 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 on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt.

Coventry 13: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10 and 9:50 p.m. today 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 and 9:50 p.m. today through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:40, 4:25, 7:25 and 10:40 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:40, 4:25, 7:25 and 10:20 p.m. Sunday; 12:40, 4:25 and 7:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday

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

**** 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, 6:35 and 9:15 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, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1, 4, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 1:05, 4:40, 7:50 and 11:05 p.m. today and Saturday; 1:05, 4:40 and 7:50 p.m. Sunday; 1:05, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20 and 10:20 p.m. today through Thursday

Huntington Twin Drive-In: Following “The Call,” which starts about 8:40 p.m. today and Saturday

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

** ON THE ROAD

(R, for strong sexual content, drug use and language; 2:04)

Jack Kerouac’s road trip back and forth across the continent inspired the iconic novel that gave birth to the Beat Generation. Sam Riley stars as the hero, Sal Paradise, Garrett Hedlund plays his inspiration, Dean Moriarty.

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

** 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: 12:45 and 4:05 p.m. today through Thursday

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

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:15 and 6:50 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 3:55 p.m. today 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, 7:20 and 9:45 p.m. today through 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, 4:15, 6:55 and 9:35 p.m. today through Thursday

Coventry 13: 12:45, 3:25, 7 and 9:35 p.m. today through Thursday

(N) SCARY MOVIE 5

(PG-13, for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore; 1:25)

A couple learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon in this installment of the horror parody series.

Carmike Dupont: 1:15, 3:20, 5:30, 7:35, 9:45 and 11:15 p.m. today and Saturday; 1:15, 3:20, 5:30, 7:35 and 9:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 12:45, 1:15, 4:10, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 and 10:35 p.m. today; 11:40 a.m. and 12:45, 2, 3:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 and 10:35 p.m. Saturday; 11:40 a.m. and 12:45, 4:20, 7:10, 8, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday; 12:45, 1:15, 4:10, 4:55, 7:10, 8, 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 12:45, 1:15, 4:10, 4:55, 6:30, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 12:50, 3:15, 5:25, 7:45 and 10:25 p.m. today through Thursday

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

*** 1/2 SIDE EFFECTS

(R, for sexuality, nudity, violence and language; 1:45)

Things don’t go smoothly for Emily (Rooney Mara) and she’s referred to a psychiatrist (Jude Law), who prescribes a new drug named Ablixa. The drug causes some alarming behavior.

Coldwater Crossing: 4:30 and 9:55 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

Coventry 13: 12:50, 3:30, 6:55 and 9:30 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: noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40 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, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 6:50 and 9:40 p.m. Sunday; 1:20 and 4:10 p.m. Tuesday

Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 1:20, 4:05, 7:20 and 9:50 p.m. today; 11:40 a.m. and 2:30, 5:10, 8:05 and 10:55 p.m. Saturday; 11:40 a.m. and 2:30, 5:10 and 8:05 p.m. Sunday; 1:20, 4:30, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Coldwater Crossing: 1:40 and 7:25 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: 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 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: noon and 2:20, 4:45, 7:05 and 9:25 p.m. today through Thursday

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