Slumdog Millionaire : **** The film is about the unlikeliest epic hero ever: a ragamuffin (Dev Patel) in Mumbai who becomes a contender on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Coraline: *** 1/2 An 11-year-old girl (Dakota Fanning) follows a path through a tiny, square door into a house that looks mysteriously like her own, including almost-identical parents - except her "Other Mother" and "Other Father" have buttons for eyes.
Wendy and Lucy: *** Wendy (Michelle Williams) is a young woman from Indiana who gets stuck in Oregon on her way to Alaska with Lucy, her loyal brown-yellow mutt, whom she loves and loses.
Worth a look
He's Just Not That Into You: ** 1/2 Nine young, excessively attractive Baltimoreans (including Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin, above) struggle to understand dating, relationships and their significant others.
The International: ** 1/2 An Interpol agent (Clive Owen) and a Manhattan assistant D.A. (Naomi Watts) investigate an underhanded international bank.
The Wrestler : ** 1/2 Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke), an '80s wrestling superstar, is unable to do anything else with his life after his stardom wanes.
We warned you ...
Confessions of a Shopaholic: * 1/2 A Manhattanite (Isla Fisher, above) addicted to shopping becomes a hit as an Everywoman columnist for a Manhattan-based financial magazine.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop : * 1/2 Kevin James stars as a fat and clueless security guard who takes on goons that have overrun his New Jersey mall.
Friday the 13th: * The hockey-mask-clad killer terrorizes a fresh batch of randy teens (including Jared Padalecki) in this remake of the classic horror film.
Fired Up : A couple of randy jocks sign up for a summer cheerleading camp in search of easy hookups. With Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen.
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail : The fallout over a high-speed chase lands the pistol-packing grandmother (Tyler Perry) behind bars. With Keshia Knight Pulliam and Derek Luke.
Waltz With Bashir : Prompted by his friend's recurring nightmare and its connection to the first Lebanon War of the early '80s, writer-director Ari Folman conducts interviews with old friends and comrades around the world to discover the truth about himself.