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Movies still playing in the Fredericksburg area

January 17, 2013 12:01 pm

(NR) "CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY" This tale of a couple trying to find each other is a colorful journey. Not rated. 91 min. [RF]

HH "DJANGO UNCHAINED" (R) After an interesting start, director Quentin Tarantino gives in to overindulgence in excessively bloody violence. Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. 141 min. [MC, RA, RF]

HH "THE GUILT TRIP" (PG-13) This tale of a mother and son taking a cross-country trip is more sweet than funny. Rated PG-13 for language, some risque material. 96 min. [RF]

HHH "THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" (PG-13) Though it's a bit bloated, this return to the world of Tolkien has enough magic to satisfy. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, frightening images. 169 min. [MC, RA, RF]

HHH "THE IMPOSSIBLE" (PG-13) This film about a family literally ripped apart by a tsunami is an emotionally powerful tale, with an Oscar-worthy performance from Naomi Watts. Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, disturbing injury images, brief nudity. 103 min. [PV]

HH "JACK REACHER" (PG-13) An unexpectedly good tale of an unorthodox investigator (Tom Cruise) who's background makes him the pick for a tough job. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material. 130 min. [PV]

HHH "LES MISÉRABLES (PG-13) With strong acting and singing performances, the musical makes a triumphant jump to the big screen. Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence, thematic elements. 158 min. [PV, RA]

HHH "LIFE OF PI" (PG) Only a confusing ending tarnishes the glow of this stunning visual achievement. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. 125 min. [RF]

HHH "LINCOLN" (PG-13) Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a definitive and inspiring portrayal of Abraham Lincoln as he works to pass the amendment abolishing slavery. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, images of carnage, strong language. 149 min. [PV]

HHH "MONSTERS, INC." (G) Monsters get terrified. 92 min. Rated G. [RF]

HH "PARENTAL GUIDANCE" (PG) Billy Crystal has a few funny moments, but not enough in this mediocre comedy. Rated PG for suggestive, sexual material, violence, thematic elements. 105 min. [PV]

HH "RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" (PG) There aren't enough fun or funny moments in this tale that unites Santa, Jack Frost and others. Rated PG for thematic elements, mildly scary action. 97 min. [RF]

HHH "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (R) Though it takes a while to find its footing, this film about a young man struggling with his bipolar condition succeeds because of a sensitive script and strong performances from its leads. Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity. 122 min. [MC, PV, RA]

HHH "SKYFALL" (PG-13) James Bond is back and tougher than ever in this battle to save his boss. Rated PG-13 for violent sequences throughout, sexuality, language and smoking. 143 min. [PV]

(NR) "TEXAS CHAINSAW" (R) A young woman is chased by a chainsaw-wielding killer. Rated R for strong grisly violence, language throughout. 92 min. [RF]

HH "THIS IS 40" (R) This catch-up with characters from "Knocked Up" has some sweet and telling moments, but is undone by whininess and its unnecessary length. Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language, drug material. 134 min. [RF]

HHH "WRECK-IT RALPH" (PG) An unexpectedly cute and cool-looking animated tale of a "bad guy" character in a video game who goes rogue to win respect. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence. 101 min. [RA, RF]

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