What’s playing at Midlands theaters

January 25, 2013 

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

MARTIN FREEMAN as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM.

JAMES FISHER — Warner Bros.

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Also opening today

Movie 43: (R) A number of stories intersect and overlap in this ensemble comedy. With Kristen Bell, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Chloe Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Kate Winslet and many more

Opening Feb. 1

Bullet to the Head: (R) Sylvester Stallone seeks revenge after his cop partner is murdered.

Warm Bodies: (PG-13) Zombie-d teen gets a new chance at life when he finds romance in this comedy.

Now playing

Argo: (R): Fact-based story about an attempt to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979

Brave: (PG) A Scottish princess must reject traditions and follow her heart to save her family from a curse.

Broken City: (R) An ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) seeks revenge after being double-crossed and framed

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D: (PG) Set pieces from the famed circus troupes shows

Django Unchained: (R) Jamie Foxx is a vengeful slave in this blood bath directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Flight: (R) A pilot’s efforts to avert tragedy are overshadowed by his troubles.

Frankenweenie: (PG) Young Victor brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life.

Gangster Squad: (R) Tough detectives go after mobster in vintage L.A.

The Guilt Trip: (PG-13) Inventor Seth Rogan lets his mom (Barbra Streisand) tag along on a cross-country trip.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters: (PG-13) The fairy tale siblings are grown up, and they’re not looking for any happy endings

A Haunted House: (R) Parody of those “Paranormal” horror movies

Here Comes the Boom: (PG-13) A biology teacher (Kevin James) becomes a mixed martial arts fighter to raise funds and save the school’s music program — and discovers he’s pretty good at beating other guys up.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: (PG-13) Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) leaves his world for an adventure with dwarves.

The Impossible: (PG-13) Based on true story of family separated after tsunami

Jack Reacher: (PG-13) Tom Cruise seeks revenge on some bad guys.

Killing Them Softly: (R) A hit man (Brad Pitt) sets out to kill thieves who robbed the mob.

The Last Stand: (R) Action film brings Arnold Schwarzenegger back on the screen.

Les Miserables: (PG-13) Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in the movie version of the beloved musical.

Life of Pi: (PG) A zookeeper’s son survives a shipwreck with animals he was caring for.

Lincoln: (PG-13) A biographical look at the 16th president’s navigation of the Civil War

Monsters, Inc. (G) Monsters in a scare factory are afraid of a little girl, in this offering from Pixar.

Parental Guidance: (PG-13) Billy Crystal and Bette Midler mind the grandchildren.

Playing for Keeps: (PG-13) A washed-out soccer star tries to reconnect with his son.

Rise of the Guardians: (PG) Holiday icons team up to protect the innocence of children.

Seven Psychopaths: (R) Wacky friends kidnap a gangster’s dog.

Silver Linings Playbook: (R) Bradley Cooper, bipolar and newly divorced, meets Jennifer Lawrence, a depressed widow who seeks a dance partner.

Skyfall: (PG-13) Daniel Craig returns as James Bond.

Taken 2: (PG-13) Retired CIA operative and his wife are kidnapped in in this sequel.

This is 40: (R) Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann play a couple dealing with life’s grownup responsibilities

Texas Chainsaw 3D: (R) Another bloody remake of the 1974 horror movie

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2: (PG-13) Bella and Edward fight to protect their daughter.

Wreck-It-Ralph: (PG) A bored video game character goes rogue in gameland.

Zero Dark Thirty: (R) A look behind the efforts to capture terrorist Osama Bin Laden

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