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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 .

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Epic -- Bright, colorful animated film about the little people who live among us even though we don’t know it. Their verdant forest-dwelling world is threatened when the Rot People aim to steal the magic bulb that brings perpetual life to the living forests. Several themes mix with a rousing adventure tale told with a 3-D flair for action. With a voice cast of Beyonce Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Chris O’Dowd and Aziz Ansari. Rated PG, 102 minutes. — Boo Allen

Fast & Furious 6 --Clearly, nobody ever told the makers of the Fast & Furious franchise that less is more. More is always more — and so regular fans will be delighted with this latest installment, which again ups the ante with the cars, the crazy stunts, the crashes and the fights. Vin Diesel’s Dom, now wealthy and living the good life, is lured back into action by his erstwhile nemesis, the federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). It seems a villain named Shaw has amassed a huge military arsenal and is one component short of wreaking total havoc. Especially funny are Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Dom’s partners in crime. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — The Associated Press

The Great Gatsby -- Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s colorful and often frantic rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cherished 1925 novel. Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan, cousin to narrator Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who tells the story of the tragic love between Gatsby and Daisy. Fast moving and respectful to the novel, but with a personality of its own. Rated PG-13, 143 minutes. — B.A.

The Hangover Part III -- The Hangover Part III dares to alienate the very audience that made 2009’s The Hangover the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time because, well, it isn’t exactly a comedy. This time, Zach Galifianakis’ insufferable, inappropriate man-child Alan has gone off his meds and is out of control. His fellow “Wolfpack” members Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) stage an intervention and offer to drive him to a treatment center in Arizona. They get run off the road by masked thugs who work for crime boss Marshall (John Goodman, who improves everything merely by showing up). Now, they must make things right by finding the evil, effeminate gangster Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong). Directed by Todd Phillips. Rated R, 100 minutes. — AP

Iron Man 3 -- Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man in this jumbled piece of candy by director and co-writer Shane Black. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — B.A.

Mud -- Matthew McConaughey stars as the title character, Mud, in this third film from Austin-based writer-director Jeff Nichols. Mud hides on a deserted island from the police when two local boys help him escape and also find his lost girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon). Before long, the hunt becomes violent and frighteningly intense. Moody and atmospheric, with plenty of surprises. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — B.A.

Star Trek Into Darkness -- Like fan-boy fiction on a $185 million budget, director J.J. Abrams’ film is reverential, faithful and steeped in Trek mythology. The scenario’s been hijacked and rejiggered from better Trek plots of decades ago. But they pile on the spectacle in a way that’s never been seen before in Star Trek. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho and Zoe Saldana are among the returning ensemble cast. Rated PG-13, 132 minute. — AP

 


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