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Morgan Freeman stars in "Olympus has Fallen."
Updated: April 22, 2013 10:35AM
PG-13 for language and some sexual material
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn
A strait-laced Princeton admissions officer (Fey) takes a professional risk after meeting an applicant who may be the son she gave up for adoption. Paul Weitz (“About a Boy”) directed the comedy.
PG for some scary action
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone
After their cave is destroyed, a prehistoric family goes on a journey to a fantastic new world. Kirk De Micco (“Space Chimps”) and Chris Sanders (“How to Train Your Dragon”) co-wrote and directed the animated adventure.
GINGER & ROSA
PG-13 for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices — sexuality, drinking, smoking and language
Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening
The friendship of two teenage girls (Fanning, Englert) growing up in 1960s London is threatened by tensions raised during the Cuban missile crisis. Sally Potter (“Orlando”) wrote and directed the drama.
PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking
Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy
In 1968 Australia, a talent scout (O’Dowd) spots an Aboriginal girl group and puts them on the road to stardom — beginning with a tour to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Australian TV veteran Wayne Blair directed the comedy-drama.
Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout
James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine
Four college girls trying to fund a spring-break vacation get in over their heads when a rapper named Alien (Franco) involves them in various criminal enterprises. Harmony Korine (“Kids”) wrote and directed the crime comedy.
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
R for strong violence and language throughout
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo
When terrorists in the White House capture the President (Eckhart), a disgraced former Presidential guard (Butler) is his only hope for rescue.
BEYOND THE HILLS
No MPAA rating
Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
A deeply unsettling story that examines the limits of love, charity and faith, “Beyond the Hills” is a worthy successor to Romanian writer/director Cristian Mungiu’s devastating 2007 drama “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.” Mungiu won the screenwriting prize at Cannes for this naturalistic (meaning slow, somber and morally ambiguous) tale of lifelong friends and former lovers reuniting at a remote Russian Orthodox monastery with tragic results. Needy and volatile Alina (Flutur) wants newly devout Voichita (Stratan, who shared the Best Actress prize at Cannes with Flutur) to give up her new life of faith and return with her to Germany and she becomes jealously enraged when she learns Voichita’s heart is now devoted exclusively to God. “Beyond the Hills” is painful and challenging and it raises questions with no easy answers, but there are profound moments here that you’re likely to remember for a long time to come.
R for violence, disturbing content and some language
Halle Berry, Michael Eklund, Abigail Breslin
A veteran 911 operator is haunted by the memory of her phone encounter with a serial killer, until another woman calls after being kidnapped by him.
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE
PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language
Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin
The career of a flamboyant Las Vegas stage magician (Carell) hits the skids after he’s consistently shown up by the stunts of a street magician (Carrey).