Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer in "The Choice."

New this week. Grades are by World-Herald critics, an A being the best.


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip More.

The Good Dinosaur Pixar's latest is a sweet tale of a boy and his dinosaur.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Po the panda faces new threats in the second sequel in the popular family franchise. B+

Norm of the North In this animated film, a polar bear named Norm winds up in New York City, where he unwittingly becomes the mascot of a not-so-environmentally friendly corporation.


The 5th Wave An adaptation of a popular YA novel in which alien attacks have left Earth devastated and the last shreds of humanity are barely hanging on.

The Boy Creepy doll horror movie in which an American nanny is hired to take care of an English family's boy, who is really a lifesized doll, which is weird.

The Choice Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer star as a couple whose love is tested by life's hardships in this adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Daddy's Home Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are competing fathers in this goofy comedy.

The Finest Hours Chris Pine stars in one of those "based on an incredible true story" movies about a daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue of men stuck on a pair of sinking oil tankers.

Hail, Caesar! The Coen Brothers' latest is a dazzling and odd farce starring Josh Brolin as a "fixer" in 1950s Hollywood. Costars George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and many more. B+

Ip Man 3 A martial arts master (Donnie Yen) fights a crime kingpin (Mike Tyson) and his gang. The third "Ip Man" movie.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies For those who thought Jane Austen's classic tale could only be improved by the addition of zombies, well then, here ya go.

Ride Along 2 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return for the sequel to the hit 2014 action comedy.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens The seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga plays it a little too safe but still makes for a satisfying return. B


13 Hours A Michael Bay-directed account of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Patriotic, serious and exciting, but also way too long. B-

Anomalisa Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman explores a man's midlife crisis using puppets and stopmotion animation. Bleak, beautiful and sometimes brilliant. B+

The Big Short This smart comedy about the financial crisis stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. B+

Dirty Grandpa Zac Efron takes his dirty grandpa (Robert De Niro) to Florida for spring break, and, oh boy, are there shenanigans — vile, gross and hateful shenanigans. F

Exposed Keanu Reeves plays a detective who investigates the case of his partner's death in this mystery.

Fifty Shades of Black A spoof of "Fifty Shades of Grey" written by and starring Marlon Wayans.

The Hateful Eight Tarantino's long and epic Western traps a great cast in a blizzard and waits for the first one to shoot. A-

Jane Got a Gun A long-delayed Western starring Natalie Portman in the role of the hero. Co-stars Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton.

Misconduct Josh Duhamel plays a young lawyer who takes on a big case against a pharmaceutical company, which has consequences. Co-stars Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Malin Akerman and Julia Stiles. Really.

Regression Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson star in this thriller revolving around a satanic cult.

The Revenant This 1820s-set Western epic from the director of "Birdman" stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a frontiersman who just won't die. Not until he gets his revenge anyway. B+

Sisters The two funniest people alive, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, play sisters who throw one last house party before their parents sell their childhood home.

Spotlight A dramatization of the Boston Globe's 2001 investigation that uncovered sex abuse and a conspiracy in the Catholic Church. A-

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