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March 8, 2013

Movie Capsules: 03/08/2013

New this week

Dead Man Down: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution. Rated R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality. (HOR)

Oz the Great and Powerful: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. (GT9)

Quartet: At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor. (SB, GAR)

Showing locally

21 and Over: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking. (HOR)

A Good Day to Die Hard: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. Rated R for language and violence. (HOR)

Argo: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Rated R for language and some violent images. (ST)

Beautiful Creatures: Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material. (HOR)

Dark Skies: As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens. (HOR)

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