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The Suburbanite
  • New movies: 'The Guilt Trip,' 'Monsters, Inc'

  • A glance at the movies opening this week.

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  • THE GUILT TRIP
    Barbra Streisand attempts to make amends for those “Focker” flicks by playing mom to Seth Rogen, as the two embark on an adventurous road trip. Does this mean we’ll get to see Babs fire up a joint? Let’s hope so. But I’ll settle for the “Funny Girl” just being funny again.
    MONSTERS, INC.
    Disney’s fleecing of America continues with the rerelease of yet another Pixar classic refitted with tacked-on 3-D. Buyer beware.
    JACK REACHER
    Tom Cruise reteams with his “Valkyrie” director Christopher McQuarrie for this potential franchise about an ex-military cop called in to solve the baffling murder of five people by an Army marksman. Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and Richard Jenkins costar.
    THIS IS 40
    Remember the best pals of Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in “Knocked Up”? If not, director Judd Apatow offers you this refresher course in which Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are dealing with both the advent of middle age and the daunting task of raising two rascally children. Jason Segel and Melissa McCarthy costar.
    RUST AND BONE
    Marion Cotillard is drawing deafening Oscar buzz for her turn as a whale trainer who finds love after sustaining a disabling injury. The director is Jacques Audiard, who won near unanimous acclaim for his last film, the powerful prison picture, “A Prophet.”
    CRIQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3-D
    The next best thing to attending a Cirque Du Soleil performance in person is seeing it on the big screen, opulently presented by directors James Cameron and Andrew Adamson in the highest-quality 3-D.
    BARBARA
    Nina Hoss plays an East German doctor longing escape to the West in the years immediately preceding the fall of the Berlin Wall. And helping her plot her escape is a handsome fellow doctor who's waiting for her on the other side.