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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.

Carmike Hickory Creek 16

8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.carmike.com.

Silver Cinemas

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

OPENING FRIDAY

Grace Unplugged

A talented young singer-songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her pastor father to pursue pop music stardom. With A.J. Michalka, James Denton and Kevin Pollak. Written and directed by Brad J. Silverman. Rated PG, 102 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

Parkland

The events that took place in Dallas, Nov. 22-25, 1963, and specifically at Parkland Hospital, are replayed with semi-documentary seriousness in this uneven rendering of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Zac Efron plays one of resident physicians, Marcia Gay Harden is a nurse, and Paul Giamatti appears as Abraham Zapruder. The film fluctuates between intense dramatics and embarrassing hokiness. Written and directed by Peter Landesman. Rated PG-13, 93 minutes. — Boo Allen

Runner Runner

A Princeton grad student who believes he’s been swindled travels to Costa Rica to confront an online gambling tycoon and is seduced by the man’s promise of wealth. With Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie and Ben Affleck. Directed by Brad Furman. Rated R, 91 minutes. — LAT

NOW PLAYING

Baggage Claim

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding in 30 days, a flight attendant travels the country bumping into eligible ex-boyfriends and searching for Mr. Right. With Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs and Jill Scott. Written and directed by David E. Talbert. Rated PG-13, 93 minutes. — LAT

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s writing-directing debut equals something quite substantial: a speedy little comedy about not just sex addiction but modern lives wasted on shallow gratification. His character Jon Martello’s routine is broken when he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson, in full sex bomb). When their relationship hits a roadblock, Jon finds himself drawn to an older, less glamorous woman from his night class (Julianne Moore). Rated R, 90 minutes. — The Associated Press

Prisoners

Frustrated by the police department’s lack of progress in locating his missing 6-year-old daughter, a distraught father decides to take matters into his own hands. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Rated R, 151 minutes. — LAT

Rush

Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan’s Formula One thriller is a lot like their Frost/Nixon, only on wheels. Chris Hemsworth plays James Hunt, a big-ego English racer, while Daniel Bruhl plays Niki Lauda, an analytical Austrian. The film captures the climax of their collision in the 1976 world championship. Rated R, 123 minutes. — AP


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