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March 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 [2012] [PG-13] - 6.7.3
The final episode in the "Twilight" series finds the Cullen clan defending their family against the Volturi after it is discovered that Edward and Bella have a child. With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Billy Burke. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:55]


March 5

The Intouchables [2012] [R] - 4.4.6
A film based on the true story of a wealthy French businessman (Francois Cluzet), who after becoming paralyzed hires an unlikely helper (Omar Sy). Also with Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet and Anne Le Ny. Directed by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. In French with English subtitles. [1:53]

Lay the Favorite [2012] [R] - 6.3.8
Based on the true story of an illegal bookmaker (Rebecca Hall) and her close call with the law after a series of bets go bad. Also with Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon and John Carroll Lynch. Directed by Stephen Frears. [1:34]

Playing for Keeps [2012] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
A former professional soccer star (Gerard Butler) returns home to Virginia, divorced and financially ruined. He attempts to build a new life with his young son (Noah Lomax) but when he begins coaching the junior soccer team, he is distracted by aggressive soccer moms and a wheedling soccer dad (Dennis Quaid). Also with Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. [1:46]

Red Dawn [2012] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
Remake of the 1984 film about American teenagers vs. communists: The North Koreans invade Spokane, Washington and take its citizens hostage, imposing martial law. Local teens (Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, and Connor Cruise) name themselves the "Wolverines" after their high school football team and train in the woods in order to acquire the guerilla fighting techniques needed to free their city. Also with Chris Hemsworth and Jeffery Dean Morgan. Directed by Dan Bradley. [1:40]

Wreck-It Ralph [2012] [PG] - 2.4.2
Animated feature about the villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) of a video game that wrecks a building which the hero (voiced by Jack McBrayer) continually fixes. After 30 years, the villain is tired of what he does and escapes his game, landing in another game where he fights space bugs as a hero, and in yet another game where he helps a girl race a go-kart on candy racetracks; he also meets a woman (voiced by Sarah Silverman). Also with the voices of Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and Dennis Haysbert. Directed by Rich Moore. [1:50]


March 12

Hitchcock [2012] [PG-13] - 4.5.3
A look at the romance between Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) and the painstaking process of making one of his most successful films, "Psycho." Also with, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, Jessica Biel and James D'Arcy. Directed by Sacha Gervasi. [1:38]

Life of Pi [2012] [PG] - 2.4.3
After a ship transporting zoo animals sinks, the zoo-owner's son (voiced by Suraj Sharma) is the only human survivor: Just 16 years old, he must lead a lifeboat crew of wild animals that include an orangutan, a wounded zebra, a hyena and a Bengal Tiger. Also with Tabu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Gerard Depardieu and Rafe Spall. Directed by Ang Lee. [2:07]

Rise of the Guardians [2012] [PG] - 1.3.2
Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine) is reluctant to join the squad of traditional guardians of children that include Santa (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Sandman (does not speak) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher). However, he joins them temporarily to combat the fear-flinging bogeyman Pitch Black (Jude Law) and to learn about his past human life, with unexpected help from the children of the world. Also with the voice of Dakota Goyo. Directed by Peter Ramsey. [1:37]

Smashed [2012] [R] - 6.3.7
A married couple (Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead) struggle after the woman realizes that she has a drinking problem and seeks help to get sober. Also with Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. Directed by James Ponsoldt. [1:25]

This Must Be the Place [2012] [R] - 5.5.8
An retired aging rock star (Sean Penn), known for his over-the-top dress, comes back to New York to confront the man responsible for humiliating his recently deceased father during WWII. Also with Eve Hewson, Frances McDormand, David Byrne, Harry Dean Stanton and Judd Hirsch. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. [1:58]


March 19

Bachelorette [2012] [R] - 8.4.10
When long-time friends come together to attend the wedding of one of them (Rebel Wilson), their individual dysfunctions become evident. Also with Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Andrew Rannells, Horatio Sanz, Kyle Bornheimer, James Marsden and Adam Scott. Directed by Leslye Headland. [1:29]

The Other Son [2012] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
After two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover that their sons were accidentally switched at birth, they must confront their cultural and religious differences while trying to embrace their children. With Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbe, Jules Sitruk and Mehdi Dehbi. Directed by Lorraine Levy. In French, Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic with English subtitles (original title: "Le Fils de l'autre"). [1:45]

Rust and Bone [2012] [R] - 8.6.6
A single father (Matthias Schoenaerts) leaves his home and moves in with his sister and her husband, to provide a new life for his son. Lacking as a father, he grows close to a killer whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) after a tragic accident. Also with Armand Verdure and Celine Sallette. Directed by Jacques Audiard. In French with English subtitles. [2:00]

Zero Dark Thirty [2012] [R] - 4.7.9
The events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden after the 9/11/2001 Al-Qaeda terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Also with Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Taylor Kinney, Callan Mulvey, Siaosi Fonua, Phil Somerville, Nash Edgerton, Mike Colter. Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Strong and J.J. Kandel. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. [2:37]


March 22

Les Misérables [2012] [PG-13] - 5.6.4
Musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel: In 19th century France Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released from prison after almost two decades of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. He continues to be pursued by Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) for breaking parole, as he tries to redeem himself by taking care of dying factory worker Fantine (Anne Hathaway) and her daughter Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). Also with Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Isabelle Allen. Directed by Tom Hooper. [2:37]


March 26

Killing Them Softly [2012] [R] - 5.7.10
A professional Mob enforcer (Brad Pitt) is hired to clean up a mess after a dry cleaner persuades two witless thieves to rob a Mob-sponsored poker game. Also with Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola and Sam Shepard. Directed by Andrew Dominik. [1:37]

Lincoln [2012] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) spends his final four months in office sparring with all comers, including the legislature, his generals, the Confederacy, his staff and his wife as he tries to pass the 13th Amendment and end the Civil War. Also with David Strathairn, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones and James Spader. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [2:37]

Parental Guidance [2012] [PG] - 3.3.3
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star as grandparents who are tasked with taking care of their three grandchildren when their daughter and her husband (Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott) go away on vacation. In the process, they struggle to accommodate their parenting style to what the children are used to. Also with Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Rhoda Griffis, Gedde Watanabe and Tony Hawk. Directed by Andy Fickman. [1:44]



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