What’s playing at Midlands theaters

March 1, 2013 


Maggie Smith stars in "Quartet"

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Also opening today

21 and Over: (R) A studious college student’s upcoming birthday sets up a night of debauchery and mayhem.

The Last Exorcism, Part 2: (PG-13) Girl who escaped possession once is drawn back in.

Quartet: (PG-13) A retirement home for performers is the backdrop for some diva drama.

Opening March 8

Oz the Great and Powerful: (PG-13) James Franco stars in this retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz,” focusing on the journey of the man behind the curtain.

Now playing

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

Beautiful Creatures: (PG-13) A young man longing to escape his small Southern town is drawn to a mysterious new girl — a witch whose date with destiny is fast approaching.

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

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

Cloud Atlas: (R) Tom Hanks and Halle Berry are characters in a swirling universe of the past and present in this drama

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

Dark Skies: (R) A family living in the suburbs encounters a supernatural horror beyond their control.

Escape from Planet Earth: (PG) A planet’s hero instead finds himself quite down to earth when he’s lured here.

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

A Good Day to Die Hard: (R) Bruce Willis is back as wisecracking NYC cop John McClane.

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

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

Hotel Transylvania: (PG) Animated comedy features a hotel housing creatures

Identity Thief (R) An account representative travels halfway across the country to confront the con artist who has stolen his identity and is emptying his bank account.

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

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

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

Mama: (PG-13) Two girls rescued from the wild bring something spooky back with them.

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

Safe Haven: (PG-13) A woman on the run finds love in a sleepy North Carolina beach town.

Snitch: (PG-13) A man risks his life to save his teenage son, facing a stiff prison sentence.

Side Effects (R) A New York couple find their world unraveling when a new drug prescribed to treat anxiety has unexpected side effects.

Silver Linings Playbook: (R) A bipolar and newly divorced man meets a depressed widow who seeks a dance partner.

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

This is 40: (R) A couple deals with life’s responsibilities in this comedy.

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

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

Wreck-It-Ralph: (PG) A bored video game character goes rogue in gameland in this feature from Disney and Pixar.

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

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