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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 pm

Well, it’s another dry week at the cineplex. So if you were hotly anticipating my review of the Evil Dead remake or Jurassic Park 3D I’m sorry to disappoint. Nevertheless, if you insist on getting out of the sunshine and hunkering down in a murky movie theater here are your options:

Evil Dead

Do you really want to know? I’m guessing a group of college kids have car trouble or go camping, and end up getting terrorized by some sort of demon. Spoiler alert: I’m guessing the virgin lives.

Jurassic Park 3D

Um, it’s just like the original--only the dinosaurs really leap out at you.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

O-ho-kay. Hollywood made not one, but two, films based on a doll—sorry—action figure. The Mayan calendar may not have been far off…

The Host

Stephenie Meyer’s sophomore release after Twilight. I’m sorry, I meant sophomoric…alien-invasion love story. I have nothing further to add.

Olympus Has Fallen

Now, if you really want to spend $12—I’m including mandatory popcorn here—this is the movie to see. It’s Die Hard in the White House. Need I say more?

The Call

Halle Berry is engaging, as always, in this interesting but diluted and unoriginal thriller about a 911 operator trying to save an abducted teen.

Admission

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are incredibly likeable as the romantic leads in this oh-so-lukewarm romantic comedy.

Quartet

This actually is a charming and beautifully acted movie. A classical quartet reunites after decades of drama and derision—can they mend fences and recreate the magic? It’s the Beatles--only classical...and old.

Ginger & Rosa

Two best friends in London in the '60s face the nuclear threat, a changing world and family crises. This one actually is worth the price of the ticket.

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