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Roger Ebert
The film critic’s opinions:
**** Go see it – now!
*** Worth matinee price
** Wait for the video
* Read a book instead
(N) No star rating available
Note: Richard Roeper, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Ebert’s former partner on “Ebert & Roper,” is contributing some starred reviews during Ebert’s recovery. Motion Picture Association of America
G – General audiences (all ages admitted)
PG – Parental Guidance suggested
PG-13 – Parental guidance strongly suggested for children younger than 13
R – Restricted (anyone younger than 17 requires a parent or guardian)
Readers Note
The included listings were provided to The Journal Gazette by press time. Show times for additional area theaters can be found by calling the box offices:
Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 432-1732
Carmike Dupont: 482-8560
Coventry 13: 436-6312
Paramount Pictures
Adrianne Palicki reprises her role in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which is now in theaters.


A24 Films
James Franco stars in “Spring Breakers,” which is in theaters now.
Vanessa Williams, left, and Kim Kardashian star in the new film “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.”
Open Road Films
“The Host,” which is based on a novel by “The Twilight Saga” author Stephenie Meyer, opens today.

Now opening


(PG-13, for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language; 1:50)

To say “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is a video game for the big screen is to insult a number of video games that are far more creative, challenging and better-looking. This sequel is a heavy-handed, explosion-riddled, ear-piercing disaster with an insanely stupid plot.

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:45, 2:35, 5:10, 6:45, 7:45, 9:35 and 10:30 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 1:15, 3:50, 4:35, 6:20, 7:20, 9:05 and 9:50 p.m. today through Thursday

Strand Theatre, Kendallville: 7 and 9 p.m. tonight; 2, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday

** 1/2 THE HOST

(PG-13, for some sensuality and violence; 2:05)

Based on a new novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” saga, “The Host” is about a time in the not-distant future when human minds have been colonized by an alien race called “Souls.” Saoirse Ronan stars as a human whose original mind has somehow survived and co-occupies the space with a Soul mind.

Coldwater Crossing: 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. today through Thursday


(PG-13, for some violence, sexuality and drug content; 2:01)

An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

Coldwater Crossing: 1:25, 4:40, 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. today through Thursday

Now playing


(PG-13, for language and some sexual material; 1:57)

In this disappointingly flat comedy, Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), a Princeton admissions counselor, runs into her past.

Coldwater Crossing: 1:35, 4:20, 6:50 and 9:30 p.m. today through Tuesday and Thursday; 1 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

**** AMOUR

(PG-13, for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language; 2:07)

Georges and Anne are in their 80s. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

Cinema Center: 7:30 p.m. today; 1:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday


(R, for violence, disturbing content and some language; 1:44)

When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

Coldwater Crossing: 2, 4:45, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m. today through Thursday


(PG, for some scary action; 1:48)

The world’s first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:05, 1:55, 3:30, 4:25, 6:05, 6:55 and 9:25 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 1:30, 3:55, 6:30 and 9 p.m. today through Thursday

Northwood Cinema Grill: 12:45, 3:15, 6 and 8:15 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:45, 3:15 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 1:15, 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Strand Theatre, Kendallville: 7:15 and 9 p.m. tonight; 2, 7:15 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday


(PG, for some mild rude humor and action; 1:29)

Brendan Fraser lends his voice to Scorch Supernova, a beefcake space hero who defends his planet, Beeb, against the nefarious villain Shanker (voiced by James Gandolfini).

Coldwater Crossing: 2:10 p.m. today through Thursday


(R, for sexual content and language; 1:52)

The pairing of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy seems inspired. Unfortunately, “Identity Thief” is a depressingly predictable road-trip buddy comedy.

Coldwater Crossing: 9:10 p.m. today through Thursday


(PG-13, for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language; 1:40)

When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act.

Coldwater Crossing: 4:05 p.m. today through Thursday


(R, for strong violence and language throughout; 2:07)

Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Coldwater Crossing: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05 and 9:40 p.m. today through Thursday


( PG, for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language ; 2:10)

Director Sam Raimi and his army of special-effects wizards have created a visually stunning film. Thing is, we know Oz and its denizens are destined for a far greater adventure.

Coldwater Crossing: In 2-D: 1:20 and 7:10 p.m. today through Thursday; In 3-D: 4:15 and 10:15 p.m. today through Wednesday; 4:15 p.m. Thursday

Northwood Cinema Grill: 12:30, 4 and 7:15 p.m. today and Saturday; 12:30, 4 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 1, 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday

** 1/2 QUARTET

(PG-13, for brief strong language and suggestive humor; 1:33)

A sweet, sentimental, predictable story set in a luxurious British retirement home for actors and opera singers. First-time director Dustin Hoffman has his heart in the right place and loves these characters. His screen is filled with legends (Tom Courtenay, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Gwyneth Jones). But much is unlikely, including the theory that a gala on Verdi’s birthday could raise enough cash to save the elegant manor.

Cinema Center: 5:30 p.m. today; 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday


(R, for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout; 1:42)

Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer (James Franco) who wants them to do some dirty work.

Coldwater Crossing: 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. today through Wednesday; 1:40, 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday