An account representative travels halfway across the country to confront the con artist who has stolen his identity and is emptying his bank account. With Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet. Written by Craig Mazin. Directed by Seth Gordon. (1:51) R.
An ex-convict in 19th-century France seeks redemption while being pursued by a dogged police inspector in this adaptation of the long-running stage musical. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Directed by Tom Hooper. (2:39) PG-13.
‘Life of Pi’
After a disastrous shipwreck, a young man is marooned on a lifeboat with a fearsome Bengal tiger in this adaptation of the 2001 Yann Martel novel. With Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan and Tobey Maguire. Written by David Magee. Directed by Ang Lee. In 3-D. (2:06) PG.
During his tumultuous final months in office, President Abraham Lincoln strives to end the Civil War, unite the nation and abolish slavery. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Written by Tony Kushner. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (2:25) PG-13.
Five years after their parents’ murder, two girls who had been living alone in the woods are rescued and brought to live with their uncle and his girlfriend — but an evil presence may have accompanied them. With Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Written by Neil Cross, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti. Directed by Andy Muschietti. (1:34) PG-13.
Two grandparents with an old-fashioned approach to child-rearing are called on to babysit their 21st-century grandchildren when the kids’ type-A parents go away for work. With Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse. Directed by Andy Fickman. (1:44) PG.