new this week for Jan. 24, 2013

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

January 22, 2013 

“HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS” (PG-13) This version of the fairy tale recasts brother and sister (Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton) as bounty hunters. Surely it's only a matter of time before the release of “Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer.”

“MOVIE 43” (R) Three kids search the Internet to discover the most banned movie in the world. (It should have been “Rock of Ages.”)

“PARKER” (R) You see the name “Jason Statham” and think: “Dumb, violent action.” But this heist movie comes with an impressive pedigree (it's based on a Donald Westlake novel and directed by Taylor Hackford of “Ray” fame). Statham plays a criminal with a code of ethics who gets screwed over by his accomplices and decides to set things right. Blood ensues

“QUARTET” (PG-13) In this Dustin Hoffman-directed comedy, a diva (the great Maggie Smith) interrupts the celebration of Verdi's birthday at a home for retired opera singers. Everyone who loved “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” just swooned.

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