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Robert Redford stars as a wanted fugitive who’s on the run again in “The Company You Keep,” opening Friday.

THEATERS

Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www.cinemark.com .

Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com .

Rave Cinemas 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.ravemotionpictures.com .

Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-387-1957. www.silvercinemasinc.com .

OPENING FRIDAY

The Company You Keep  --  A wanted fugitive from the 1960s (Robert Redford, who also directed) goes on the run when uncovered by a journalist (Shia LaBeouf). With the reporter on his trail, he travels across the country to find another former radical (Julie Christie), the one person who can clear his name. Redford, directing from Lem Dobbs’ script from Neil Gordon’s novel, maintains a good level of suspense throughout despite some glaring plot holes. Excellent casting of old and new faces: Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Brit Marling, Sam Elliott and Brendan Gleeson. Rated R, 125 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas and Plano. — Boo Allen

Jurassic Park 3D A new 3-D conversion of the 1993 adventure film about an island theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13, 127 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

Scary Movie 5 Two happily married young parents — a ballet dancer and an ape researcher — have to grapple with a malevolent supernatural presence in this fifth installment of the horror parody series. With Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex and Erica Ash. Written by David Zucker and Pat Proft. Directed by Malcolm Lee. Rated PG-13, 85 minutes. — LAT

 

NOW PLAYING

Admission  --  Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) meets a high school teacher (Paul Rudd) who aims to obtain admission for a certain student — who has an unknown connection to Portia. Paul Weitz directed from Karen Croner’s script from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel, bringing mature themes to complement the humor. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — B.A.

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. Directed by Brad Anderson. Rated R, 98 minutes. — LAT

The Croods  --  Cavemen — they’re just like us! — or so The Croods seems to be saying. The animated adventure features a strong, star-studded cast and dazzles visually in wondrously colorful, vibrant 3-D, although the script doesn’t pop off the screen quite so effectively. It’s the prehistoric era, and while her family prefers the comforting safety of hiding fearfully inside a cave, teenager Eep (voiced by Emma Stone in her usual charming rasp) longs to see what’s outside those stone walls. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman. Rated PG, 92 minutes. — AP

Evil Dead In this remake of the 1981 horror film, five 20-something friends holed up in a remote cabin discover a strange book and unwittingly summon dormant demons from the nearby woods. With Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Rated R, 87 minutes. — LAT

42 A biopic about the legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Rated PG-13, 128 minutes. — LAT

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — LAT

The Host On a future Earth occupied by alien parasites that take over human bodies, one of humanity’s last survivors fights to protect her loved ones. With Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Chandler Canterbury. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. — LAT

Identity Thief  --  A mild-mannered accounts processor, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman), discovers that a con artist (Melissa McCarthy) has stolen his identity and racked up thousands of dollars in charges. Sandy schleps to Florida to track down the perpetrator and drag her back to Denver to face charges. Rated R, 107 minutes. — AP

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone  --  The only incredible thing here is the way this comedy makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. Carell plays Burt Wonderstone, a selfish and flashy Las Vegas magician who once ruled the Strip alongside his longtime friend and partner (Steve Buscemi), but now finds his act has grown outdated and unpopular. Stretched out to feature length, the shtick becomes nearly unbearable. Jim Carrey gives it his all as an up-and-coming gonzo street magician. Rated PG-13, 101 minutes. — AP

Olympus Has Fallen A disgraced Secret Service agent is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. With Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Rated R, 119 minutes. — LAT

Oz the Great and Powerful  --  This prequel aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on The Wizard of Oz while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully. Director Sam Raimi also is trying to find balance between creating a big-budget, 3-D blockbuster and placing his stamp of kitschy, darkly humorous horror. The results are inconsistent. At its center is a miscast James Franco as the circus huckster who becomes the reluctant Wizard of Oz. Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams play the three witches. Rated PG, 130 minutes. — AP

Spring Breakers  --  Harmony Korine seems to want it both ways, all day, in this super-stylized descent into a sun-baked hell where bikini-clad, gun-toting college babes serve as our guides. As writer and director, Korine wants to satirize the debauchery of girls gone wild while simultaneously reveling in it. And he pulls it off. With Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco as a wanna-be gangster rapper named Alien. Rated R, 92 minutes. — AP

Tyler Perry’s Temptation A marriage counselor throws her own marriage and career into chaos when she falls for her newest client, a handsome young billionaire. With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. Rated PG-13, 111 minutes. — LAT

 


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