Film Clips


A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R). Father, son, spies, Russian mobsters collide in Moscow amid big-screen explosives in the fifth film in the franchise. Tired and played out. With Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney. H (Rodriguez, Miami Herald -- 2/19). 1:37.

AMOUR (PG-13). Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva star as an elderly couple living a comfortable loving life until a stroke shifts the dynamics in their marriage in this Academy Award-nominated drama about love after the romance and life after life has lost its meaning. With Isabelle Huppert. HHH (Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service -- 2/15). 2:07.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG-13). Teen romance about a 16-year-old soon-to-be witch and a country boy determined to break the curse that determines her fate. A welcome addition to the ranks of paranormal teen romance. With Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich. HHH (Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 2/18). 1:56.

DARK SKIES (PG-13). Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton are a couple who attract the interest of a mysterious evil force.

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG). A nerdy alien has to go to Earth to save his super-heroic space-exploring older brother who has been captured in a fiendish scheme in this computer-animated adventure featuring the voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, William Shatner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch.

GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS. The director Ben Shapiro accompanied photograiher Gregory Crewdson from 2005-09, focusing primarily on the creation of his major series "Beneath the Roses."
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IDENTITY THIEF (R). When Denver accounts representative Sandy Patterson, played by Jason Bateman, discovers his identity has been purloined and his credit cards are maxed out, trashing his good name, his employer (John Cho) declares him a bad risk for their startup company. Sandy is given one week to retrieve the con woman responsible for the mess (Melissa McCarthy). Debilitatingly witless. H (Phillips, Chicago Tribune -- 2/11). 1:51.

LIFE OF PI (PG). Director Ang Lee's artful use of 3-D technology bring to life novelist Yann Martel's saga of an Indian youth lost at sea with a ravenous Bengal tiger aboard his small lifeboat. HHH1/2 (Germain, Associated Press -- 11/21). 2:06.

QUARTET (PG-13). The retired musicians at Britain's Beecham House may not have the cash or relatives to ensure they pass their last years at home. But they still have their wit, their love of rehearsal and the fading vestiges of their talent in this dainty, adorable and adorably predictable film of Ronald Harwood's play. With Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay. HHH (Moore, McClatchy Tribune News Service -- 2/15). 1:39.

SAFE HAVEN (PG-13). Safe, predictable, formulaic adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel starring Josh Duhamel as a convenience store owner and widowed father of two children, who falls for a new waitress in town (Julianne Hough), who is on the run. HH (Moore, McClatchy Tribune News Service-- 2/18). 1:55.

SIDE EFFECTS (R). Jude Law plays a psychiatrist whose patient (Rooney Mara) commits a violent act while under his care -- the result of the side effects of the drugs he's been giving her. With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R). Just out from eight months in a Baltimore psych ward, a high school teacher recuperating in his parents' Philadelphia home meets, at a friend's house, a young widow suffering from bouts of depression and low self-esteem. A head-spinning wonder of a movie about love, pain, reinvention, rehabilitation and the totemic power of a National Football League franchise. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro. HHHH (Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer -- 12/29). 2:00.

SNITCH (PG-13). Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as a father who goes undercover for the DEA to clear the name of his wrongfully accused son.

WARM BODIES (PG-13). A funny teen romance, set against the background of the Zombie Apocalypse, about a flesh-eating teen (Nicholas Hoult) who starts to develop feelings -- not hunger -- for a girl (Teresa Palmer). HH (Moore, McClatchy-Trubune News Service -- 2/1). 1:32.


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