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Hyde Park on the Hudson

Rated R, running time 94 minutes. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Nevada Theatre.

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray in an award-winning performance) and his wife, Eleanor, host the king and queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson in upstate New York — the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Laura Linney), Roosevelt’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations but for Daisy — and through her, for us all — a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship. “It’s clearly intended for the masses that fell in love with ‘The King’s Speech,’ but it adds an extra dimension of its own to world events. In beauty, tone, technical achievement and cinematic artistry on every level, ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ is a movie unto itself — funny, believable, historic and hugely entertaining.” — Rex Reed, The New York Observer.

Safe Haven

Rated PG-13, running time 115 minutes.

Starts Thursday, Feb. 14 at Sierra Cinemas.

An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, “Safe Haven” is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films “The Notebook” and “Dear John.” When a mysterious young woman (Julianne Hough) arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widowed store owner with two young children.

Beautiful Creatures

Rated PG-13, running time 115 minutes.

Starts Thursday, Feb 14 at Del Oro Theatre.

A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. — (c) WB

A Good Day to Die Hard

Rated R, running time 97 minutes.

Starts Thursday, Feb. 14 at Del Oro Theatre.

John McClane (Bruce Willis) heads to Russia in this fifth installment of the “Die Hard” film series. Skip Woods (“The A-Team”) provides the script with “Max Payne”’s John Moore directing. — Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Quartet

Rated PG-13, running time 97 minutes.

Starts Friday at Sutton Cinemas.

If you like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” you’re going to love “Quartet!”

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist and the ego that accompanied it split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House’s gala concert? — (C) Weinstein

Escape From Planet Earth

Rated PG, running time 95 minutes.

Starts Friday, Feb 15 at Del Oro Theatre.

Brendan Fraser lends his voice to Scorch Supernova, a beefcake space hero who defends his planet, Beeb, against the nefarious villain Shanker (voiced by James Gandolfini) in this computer-animated Weinstein Co. release. Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Sarah Jessica Parker round out the voice cast. — Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi



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