new this week for Sept. 20, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

September 17, 2012 

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“DREDD 3D” (R) Karl Urban is the futuristic cop (previously played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995) who is judge, jury and executioner.

“END OF WATCH” (R) Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are two police officers marked for murder by a drug cartel in the latest gritty cop drama from writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “Harsh Times”).

“HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET” (PG-13) A mother and daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new home and discover the girl who lived next door murdered her parents. There goes the neighborhood!

“THE MASTER” (R) A World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) falls under the sway of the charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of a faith group in the latest film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood”).

“TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE” (PG-13) Although he said “Gran Torino” would be his final screen performance, Clint Eastwood apparently changed his mind to play an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along on his last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake plays the young ballplayer who just might be good enough for the big leagues.

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