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"Frankenweenie": Tim Burton directs this stop-motion animated tale about a boy who unexpectedly loses his beloved dog, Sparky, and harnesses the power of science to bring him back to life.
"Dredd": Karl Urban, who re-created the role of Bones in the new "Star Trek," puts his spin on Judge Dredd in a futuristic neo-noir action film.
"House at the End of Street": Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence are a divorced mother and her daughter who seek a fresh start in a small rural town but discover the house next door was the scene of a double murder.
"Taken 2": Sequel to the 2009 hit starring Liam Neeson as a retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing when Albanians kidnapped his teenage daughter for the underground sex trade. This time, he and his wife are taken hostage in Istanbul, and they need the young woman's help.
"The Possession": Horror-thriller starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a recently divorced dad whose daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box discovered at a yard sale. Co-starring Natasha Calis and Kyra Sedgwick.
"Won't Back Down": Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal (left) play mothers determined to fix their children's failing inner-city school in this drama, filmed in Pittsburgh in 2011.
"End of Watch": David Ayer ("Training Day") writes and directs this "found-footage" crime story about up-and-coming Los Angeles police officers (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena) who find themselves on the lam from a drug cartel after making an unexpected discovery during a seemingly routine traffic stop.
"The Cold Light of Day": Before he soars as Superman, Henry Cavill portrays a Wall Street trader whose family is kidnapped during a sailing vacation near Spain by intelligence agents looking for a mysterious briefcase.
"Searching for Sugar Man": Rodriguez was the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Hailed as the premier recording artist of his generation, he disappeared into oblivion, rising again from the ashes in a different context many miles away.
"Hotel Transylvania": When a human stumbles onto the hotel, he takes a shine to Dracula's daughter, who is marking her 118th birthday in this animated comedy with the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez.
"Paranormal Activity 4": Sequel that promises "All the activity has led to this."
"Seven Psychopaths": Martin McDonagh, who penned "In Bruges," writes and directs a dark comedy about a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently enters the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball pals kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
"Here Comes the Boom": Comedy featuring Kevin James as a former collegiate wrestler turned apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten the school's music program, he starts to raise money as an MMA fighter and rallies the school.
"Alex Cross": Tyler Perry temporarily kisses Madea goodbye to play the title character, a homicide detective/psychologist from James Patterson's novels. Here, he faces off against a serial killer portrayed by Matthew Fox.
"Celeste and Jesse Forever": Rashida Jones co-wrote and co-stars, with Andy Samberg, in this story about a couple who met in high school, married young and seem to have the perfect relationship until they decide to divorce.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower": Logan Lerman plays a bewildered high school freshman in 1991-92, and Emma Watson and Ezra Miller are stepsiblings and seniors who befriend him and offer a crash course in life in this coming-of-age tale set and filmed in Pittsburgh.
"Silent Hill: Revelation": On the eve of her 18th birthday, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) is plagued by nightmares, the disappearance of her father (Sean Bean) and the discovery she's not who she thinks she is.
"Bully": Documentary by Lee Hirsch about how bullying has touched the lives of five victims.
First Published January 3, 2013 12:00 am