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  • Napoleon Dynamite (PG-13)

    With its horribly geeky and painfully needy characters, this black comedy by Jared Hess bears a certain resemblance to Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse but steers clear of Solondz's punishing nihilism, allowing its hopeless misfits some genuine comfort in one another's friendship. more...
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

    Chevy Chase is back as Clark Griswold, dreaming of an old-fashioned family Christmas, but writer-coproducer John Hughes has diverse comic nightmares in store for him as he strives to achieve it (1989). more...
  • Need for Speed
  • Need for Speed (PG-13)

    Though based on a series of video games, this big-budget racing picture feels closer in spirit to 1950s comic books and Walter Hill's early directorial efforts; the action is clearly delineated, the neon colors bright as can be, the characters deliberately archetypal. more...
  • Need for Speed 3D
  • Need for Speed 3D (PG-13)

    Though based on a series of video games, this big-budget racing picture feels closer in spirit to 1950s comic books and Walter Hill's early directorial efforts; the action is clearly delineated, the neon colors bright as can be, the characters deliberately archetypal. more...
  • Nerve
  • Nerve (PG-13)

    This teen-oriented thriller warns against the dangers of blind conformity, which would be more credible if it didn't open with a string of product placements (Google, Spotify, Huffington Post). more...
  • The New World (PG-13)

    No important American filmmaker in recent years has divided audiences more than writer-director Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line), and his fourth feature in 35 years pushed me for the first time into the skeptics' corner. more...
  • New Year's Eve (PG-13)

    Director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate return to the formula of their rom-com hit Valentine's Day, putting another demographically chosen ensemble of stars through a half dozen story lines that all take place on the title day. more...
  • The Next Three Days (PG-13)

    A Pittsburgh college professor (Russell Crowe) reels as his wife (Elizabeth Banks) is arrested, tried, and convicted of having murdered her boss; when the appeals process is exhausted, the devoted husband hatches a scheme to spring her from the massive Allegheny County Jail so they can flee to South America with their young son. more...
  • Night School
  • Night School (PG-13)

    Night School has all the trappings of the usual Kevin Hart movie, but his brand of over-the-top, self-deprecating humor is in top form as he plays Teddy Walker, a high school dropout who is forced to finally get his GED after his workplace is burned down . . . more...
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  • Nine (PG-13)

    Not to be confused with Shane Acker's dismal animation 9, this is another razzmatazz musical adapted by Rob Marshall (Chicago) from a Broadway show. more...
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven (PG-13)

    Hayden Christensen stars in this faith-based drama as a man who claims to have visited heaven after he's involved in a car accident. more...
  • No Good Deed (PG-13)

    Sam Miller directed this thriller about a family woman (Taraji P. Henson) terrorized in her home by an escaped convict (Idris Elba). more...