The horror franchise that cornered the market on yuck and yuks returns from a decade-long hiatus with a whole new generation of players eager to be mutilated by the infamous Ghostface.

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The horror franchise that cornered the market on yuck and yuks returns from a decade-long hiatus with a whole new generation of players eager to be mutilated by the infamous Ghostface. Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson return, as do holdovers David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox. The newcomers include Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin and Emma Roberts. What do you wanna bet most of them won’t return for “Scream 5?”


THE CONSPIRATOR


Robert Redford directs this tale about American citizens having their constitutional rights abused in the face of a terrorist threat. Oh, yeah, it’s set in the days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The title character is the lone woman charged in the murder plot, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the owner of the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others plotted the crime. James McAvoy adds support as the lawyer trying to save Surratt from hanging from a noose. The fine cast also includes Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood and Colm Meaney.


LE QUATTRO VOLTE


Filmmaker Michelangelo Frammartino’s documentary traces the cycle of life through the daily rituals in a remote mountain village in picturesque Calabria.


ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1


The first installment in a planned three-part telling of Ayn Rand’s masterpiece novel establishes the story of a female industrialist (Taylor Schilling) fighting to keep her railroad company afloat, as she enters into an affair with another titan of industry (Grant Bowler). Paul Johansson directs.


IN A BETTER WORLD


This year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language film tells the story of a Danish family confronting hatred and prejudice both on the home front and in Africa, where the patriarch, Anton (Mikael Persbrandt), volunteers as a doctor in a refugee camp. Susanne Bier (“Brothers”) directs.


RIO


After helming the three “Ice Age” pictures, director Carlos Saldanha seeks out warmer climes in his native Brazil to tell the story of two kidnapped macaws trying to stage a great escape from their poaching captors. Adding their voices to the fray are Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann and Jamie Foxx.


The Patriot Ledger