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[6] Two married couples, one new to Los Angeles, meet for dinner on a night that leads them into a marital and sexual quandary. At first, the newcomers (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) enjoy letting their hair down, but after their hosts (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche) cross the line of social norms a few times, they begin to wonder where the shenanigans are headed. …

[4] Paul Rudd leads an ensemble cast in this dramedy about a naïve, aimless man who free-loads off his three sisters after he’s released from prison. Conceptually, this is the perfect ‘adorable doofus’ role for an affable actor like Paul Rudd. And he does a fine job as expected. But Our Idiot Brother is so rooted in telling the dramatic story of three sisters who …

[6] Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda square off in this by-the-numbers rom-com. Lopez is in love with Michael Vartan’s character, and Fonda’s character naturally doesn’t think Lopez is good enough for her baby boy. If you’ve ever seen any movie ever before, you can imagine the rest. Monster-in-Law doesn’t have to guts to get dark — that would have made it more interesting. But both …

[7] Writer/director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) returns to holiday horror with Krampus, starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette as the hosts of a Christmas family gathering that goes terribly awry when everyone’s lack of Christmas spirit spurs a visit from the Krampus and his terrifying little minions. If you’re not familiar with the lore, Krampus is the anti-Santa — the opposite of jolly and …

[3] Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson headline this flick written and directed by Leslye Headland (based on her stage play). It’s about three self-absorbed young women who somewhat reluctantly agree to be bride’s maids for a mutual acquaintance. Bachelorette is supposed to be a comedy, but it’s so darned mean-spirited and ugly, I had a hard time mustering any laughs. Am …

[9] Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio in this biopic of Howard Hughes, the billionaire aviator, filmmaker, and playboy whose considerable ambition was tragically counterbalanced by his mental illness. The Aviator opens with Hughes’ mammoth, three-year-long production of the aerial battle movie Hell’s Angels and his budding romance with Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett). He makes considerable advances in the field of aviation and challenges the movie …