Movies opening this weekend, still in theaters
Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in "Dredd 3D."
Updated: September 24, 2012 10:54AM
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content
Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
A one-man judge, jury and executioner in post-apocalyptic America (Urban) takes on a vicious gang leader (Headey) and her army of thugs while training a recruit (Thirlby). Pete Travis (“Endgame”) directed the comic-book action adventure.
“End Of Watch”
Rated: R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references and some drug use
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick
Two police officers (Gyllenhaal and Pena) are marked for death after confiscating money and weapons from members of a crime cartel during a routine traffic stop. David Ayer (“Training Day”) wrote and directed the crime drama.
“House At The End Of The Street”
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material
Stars: Elizabeth Shue, Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot
A mother and daughter (Shue and Lawrence) move next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents, and the daughter befriends the surviving son. Mark Tonderai (“Hush”) directed the thriller.
“Trouble With The Curve” ★★½
Rated: PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake
An aging baseball scout (Eastwood) becomes reacquainted with his estranged daughter (Adams) on what could be his last scouting trip. Producer Robert Lorenz makes his directorial debut with the drama.
Rated: R for language, brief violent images and drug use
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Nate Parker
Less a high-finance thriller than an elaborate morality play (in which few players take the moral high ground), “Arbitrage” basically wants to remind us of the terribly tangled web we start to weave when we deceive. It does confuse the issue somewhat by demonstrating it’s possible to prevail with deception, if you lie hard enough and smart enough — though in the end a price has to be paid. Gere is impressive as a billionaire hedge-fund magnate who finds his fortune and public reputation are up for grabs when book-cooking and philandering leave him open to charges of fraud and manslaughter — unless he can brazen his way out with lies and outwit a zealous detective (Tim Roth). The strange thing is, though he’s cold, ruthless, manipulative, arrogant and basically a world-class sleaze, you’re likely to find yourself rooting for him. Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki makes an impressive debut.