Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso are Larry, Moe and Curly in this big-screen revival of the antics of the slap-happy idiots. Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. (PG, 92 minutes)
The Cabin in the Woods
The thing we keep hearing about this horror picture — in which five friends stumble onto something really scary in the eponymous location — is that the less you know in advance, the better. Directed by Drew Goddard (“Lost”) and written by Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”), so you know you’re in for something weird. We mean that as a compliment. (R, 95 minutes)
Guy Pearce is a convicted felon offered a pardon and freedom if he can rescue the president’s kidnapped daughter. Also, this all happens in outer space. (PG-13, 95 minutes)
You probably haven’t been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original ‘‘American Pie’’ movie. Yet here they are, after 13 years and a couple of sequels, and they’re more bland than bawdy these days. That’s part of the joke: that they (and we) aren’t in high school anymore, that we all have to grow up and function as adults with responsibilities and whatnot. But that doesn’t make for a very fun or funny movie; instead, ‘‘American Reunion’’ relies on cliches about nostalgia and melodrama about the rekindling of first loves. Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan) are now married with a 2year-old son and zero sex life. But they return to their Michigan hometown for a 10-year high school reunion that’s being staged three years late because supposedly no one could get their act together. It’s a plot contrivance, leave it at that.
There they run into the old gang, including Chris Klein as Oz, who’s now a slick sports anchor; Eddie Kaye Thomas as the sophisticated Finch; and Seann William Scott as Stifler, who’s still ... Stifler. (R, 105 minutes)
Titanic in 3-D
If any film should be redone in 3-D, it’s ‘‘Titanic.’’ And if any filmmaker should be the one doing the redoing, it’s James Cameron.
He’s been a pioneer in advancing this cinematic technology for years now, from his underwater documentaries to the recordbreaking juggernaut that is ‘‘Avatar.’’ And so ironically, for a film that hasn’t got an ounce of understatement in its three-hour-plus running time, ‘‘Titanic’’ in 3-D is really rather subtle and finely tuned. There’s nothing gimmicky about the conversion process; it’s immersive, it actually enhances the viewing experience the way a third dimension ideally should. It’s also gorgeous: crisp and tactile, warm and inviting — until all hell breaks loose, that is. So often when 2-D films are transformed into 3-D, they’re done so hastily with results that are murky and inaccessible. Cameron and his team clearly took their time.
So while the romantic first half of the film remains more emotionally compelling, the disastrous second half has become even more visually dazzling. Plus, it’s just fun to see the buxom, feisty Kate Winslet and boyish, charming Leonardo DiCaprio in the roles that made them superstars once more on the big screen. (PG-13, 195 minutes)
Wrath of the Titans In 2-D and 3-D. (PG-13, 99 minutes) Mirror, Mirror (PG, 106 minutes)
The Hunger Games (PG-13, 142 minutes)
21 Jump Street (R, 109 minutes)
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Only in 2-D.
(PG, 86 minutes)
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