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March 3, 2013

Also in theaters: Short film reviews

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ALSO IN CINEMAS

‘Beautiful Creatures’

A young man longing to escape his small Southern town is drawn to a mysterious new girl — a witch whose date with destiny is fast approaching. With Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis. Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. (2:04) PG-13.

‘Bullet to the Head’

A New Orleans hit man and a Washington, D.C., police officer form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. With Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Written by Alessandro Camon. Directed by Walter Hill. (1:32) R.

‘Django Unchained’

Two years before the Civil War, a German-born bounty hunter enlists a slave to help track his latest quarry, offering him freedom and a chance to rescue his wife from a ruthless plantation owner in return. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. (2:45) R.

‘A Good Day to Die Hard’

The wisecracking New York cop John McClane travels to Moscow to bail out his wayward son, only to learn the young man is actually a CIA operative trying to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch. Written by Skip Woods. Directed by John Moore. In Imax. (1:38) 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.

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’

Having developed a taste for retribution at a young age and grown up as witch-hunting vigilantes, siblings Hansel and Gretel must reckon with their dark past. With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arteron and Famke Jannson. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. In 3-D and Imax. (1:28) R.

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