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"CHRONICLE"

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. Even as they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control because their darker sides begin to take over. (1:30) PG-13.

"THE IRON LADY"

"The Iron Lady" is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. (1:50) PG-13.

"JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND"

In the follow-up to the 2008 hit, the new journey begins when young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist-a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever. (1:45) PG.

"SAFE HOUSE"

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. An American traitor (Washington) has been taken to a location off the grid in South Africa, where he is being held by an inexperienced CIA employee (Reynolds). After the safe house is attacked and the men escape, the young agent and his ruthless prisoner must survive the deadly underworld as the agency decides if it has another double agent on its hands. (2:00) R.

"THE GREY"

In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt before their time runs out. (2:05) R.

"JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND"

"THIS MEANS WAR" (Opening Tuesday)

The world's two foremost covert CIA operatives are trained assassins and master spies. They've saved the world on countless occasions, but these partners and best friends are about to experience the one situation way beyond their formidable skills-when they realize they're in love with the same woman. For the now-divided duo, this means war and they're coming at each other with an arsenal capable of bringing down a small country.

(1:45) PG-13.

"BIG MIRACLE"

The rescue adventure Everybody Loves Whales tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. (1:55) PG.

"THE DESCENDANTS"

Set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. (2:00) R.

"THE VOW"

A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. (1:50) PG-13.


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