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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE SLAYER – The Rail Splitter is reimagined as a vampire vanquisher, a man seeking vengeance on the monsters who killed his mother. R for violence throughout and brief sexuality. 105 mins.
“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” — The basics are the same: A high-school kid gets bitten by a scientifically modified spider, discovers he has newfound superpowers, decides to use them as a vigilante crime fighter and takes to the streets of New York in an unforgivingly tight red-and-blue suit. But in terms of tone, characters, performances and visual effects, this feels like its own entity and finds a distinct voice. PG-13 for action and violence. 138 mins.
BRAVE — A beautiful-to-look-at princess story that begins promisingly but still feels so old-fashioned and safe. PG for some scary action and rude humor. 93 mins.
KATY PERRY – PART OF ME – Making a serious documentary about the aggressively over-the-top pop star might seem a bit like trying to grab hold of a cloud. Yet, directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz manage to balance the outlandish with the painfully personal in this 3-D concert film/biography hybrid. PG for suggestive content, strong language, thematic elements, smoking. 93 mins.
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED — A cute story about zoo animals running off to join the circus. PG for some mild action and rude humor. 92 mins.
MAGIC MIKE – The casting does the most work in this entertaining dramedy set in a sexy/seedy world of male exotic dancers. R for pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use. 109 mins.
MOONRISE KINGDOM – A wonderful, wistful tale of 12-year-old lovers on the run. PG-13 for adult themes. 94 mins.
PEOPLE LIKE US – This well-acted weeper is about a guy who realizes he has a half sister and who injects himself into her life without explaining. PG-13 for language, drug use and brief sexuality. 118 mins.
SAVAGES – At least until its tacked-on happy ending, this tightly wound and vastly entertaining pulp thriller, based on Don Winslow's 2010 novel, is perhaps director Oliver Stone's strongest work since “Nixon.” In Laguna Beach, Calif., two low-level drug kingpins collide with the unimaginable cruelty of the Mexican cartels. R for drug use, strong sexual content, strong language, graphic violence. 130 mins.
TED – A pot-smoking, four-letter-word-spewing, anthropomorphic teddy bear is front and center in this deliciously weird assault on middle-class American values. R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use. 106 mins.
TO ROME WITH LOVE — Weaving four stories of Italians and American visitors, Woody Allen creates a lot of clever moments with his ensemble comedy that represents the actor-director's first on-screen appearance since 2006's “Scoop.” R for sexual references. 112 mins.
TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION – A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home. PG-13 for crude sexual remarks and brief drug references. 114 mins.