Movie Guide


Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

Opening in Hollywood this week

“Back in the Day” — An aspiring actor best known for his insurance commercials heads home to Indiana for his high-school reunion and reconnects with his now-married friends and an old flame. With Michael Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin and Nick Swardson. Written and directed by Rosenbaum. (1:33) R.

“Big Bad Wolves” — A string of brutal murders puts three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim, out for revenge; a vigilante detective operating outside the law; and the main suspect, a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. With Guy Adler, Lior Ashkenazi and Dvir Benedek. Written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:50) NR.

“Contempt” — A 50th-anniversary restoration of the Godard classic about a disintegrating marriage and a problematic film adaptation of “The Odyssey” in Italy. With Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Jack Palance. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. In French, English, German an Italian, with English subtitles. (1:43) NR.

“The Devil’s Due” — After a mysterious lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy that begins to betray sinister origins. With Allison Miller and Zach Gilford. Written by Lindsay Devlin. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. (1:28) R.

“Freezer” — A New York City mechanic is knocked out during his birthday dinner and wakes up locked inside a walk-in freezer, forcing him to survive a deadly case of mistaken identity involving the Russian mob and a wounded cop. With Dylan McDermott, Yuliya Snigir and Peter Facinelli. Written by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. Directed by Mikael Salomon. (1:22) R.

“G.B.F.” — After coming out of the closet, an unassuming teen suddenly finds himself pursued by three different high-school clique queens searching for a GBF (gay best friend). With Sasha Pieterse, Evanna Lynch and Natasha Lyonne. Written by Darren Stein. Directed by George Northy. (1:30) R.

“Hamlet” — An adaptation of the Shakespeare play set in post-World War II London. With Bruce Ramsay, Lara Gilchrist and Peter Wingfield. Written and directed by Ramsay. (1:28) NR.

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” — A young CIA analyst uncovers an international terrorist plot to collapse the U.S. economy and heads into the field to prevent it from happening. With Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh and Keira Knightley. Written by Adam Cozad and David Koepp. Directed by Branagh. (1:46) PG-13.

“Jamesy Boy” — A teenage criminal goes from running with a street gang to maximum-security prison, where he befriends a convicted murderer who helps him turn his life around. With James Woods, Mary-Louise Parker and Ving Rhames. Written by Lane Shadgett and Trevor White. Directed by White. (1:48) NR.

“The Nut Job” — In this animated film, a mischievous squirrel sets out to rob the town’s biggest nut shop in order to feed himself and his pals for the winter. With the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl. Written by Lorne Cameron and Peter Lepeniotis. Directed by Lepeniotis. In 3-D. (1:26) PG.

“Reasonable Doubt” — After committing a fatal hit-and-run and fleeing the scene, an up-and-coming district attorney manipulates the case to acquit the accused criminal who was ultimately blamed for the crime — only to realize his actions have freed a vicious killer. With Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson and Gloria Reuben. Written by Peter A. Dowling. Directed by Peter P. Croudins. (1:30) R.

“Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Vol. 1” — A lesbian couple clash with their high school’s glee club, whose members have mutated into a vicious gang. With Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran and Gabriela Fuhr. Written and directed by Lloyd Kaufman.(1:25) NR.

“Ride Along” — In an effort to prove himself worthy, a fast-talking security guard goes for a ride-along with his girlfriend’s brother, a hot-headed Atlanta cop, and gets mixed up in his latest case. With Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo and Bruce McGill. Written by Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Directed by Tim Story. (1:40) PG-13.

“The Rocket” — When his family is evicted, a 10-year-old Laotian boy believed to be a bearer of bad luck befriends a spirited orphan and her eccentric uncle while leading everyone in search of a new home. With Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam and Bunsri Yindi. Written and directed by Kim Mordaunt. In Lao with English subtitles. Kino Lorber (1:36) NR.

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” — An introverted optometrist with a suppressed gay past begins to question his marriage when his wife wants to have another baby, while his sister has reservations about her own impending nuptials. With Richie Jen, Mavis Fan and Kimi Hsia. Written and directed by Arvin Chen. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (1:46) NR.