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March 31, 2013

In theaters


A London detective has a second chance to apprehend a master criminal who eluded him three years ago and discovers the case is part of a vast conspiracy. With James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough. Written and directed by Eran Creevy. (1:39) NR.


When his beloved dog goes missing, a suburban man embarks on a journey to find him and crosses paths with a series of bizarre individuals. With Jack Plotnik, Alexis Dziena and William Fichtner. Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. (1:34) NR.



A strait-laced Princeton admissions officer visiting an alternative high school run by a former college classmate is caught off guard when she meets a gifted young man who might be the son she gave up for adoption years ago. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. Written by Karen Croner. Directed by Paul Weitz. (1:50) PG-13.

'The Call'

A 911 operator who takes a call from an abducted teenager must confront a killer from her own past to save the girl’s life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Written by Richard D’Ovidio. Directed by Brad Anderson. (1:38) R.

'The Croods'

In this animated film, a prehistoric family embarks on a journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed. With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. In 3-D. (1:32) PG.

'Dead Man Down'

A professional killer seeking to avenge the murder of his wife and daughter is seduced and blackmailed by a woman also seeking retribution. With Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terence Howard. Written by J.H.Wyman. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. (1:58) R.

'Escape From Planet Earth'

In this animated film, a nerdy blue alien endeavors to rescue his brother, a famous astronaut, from the notoriously dangerous planet Earth. With the voices of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and George Lopez. Written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. Directed by Brunker. In 3-D. (1:29) PG.

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