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Here is what's playing in movie theaters in the area

Staff Report • Oct 11, 2012 at 3:52 AM

“ARGO,” R. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist (Ben Affleck) concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambass a d o r.

“ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II,” PG-13. With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart (Samantha Mathis) discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the World from being stopped for good.

“DREDD 3D,” R. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop (Karl Urban) teams with a trainee (Olivia Thirlby) to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

“END OF WATCH,” R. Two young officers (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña) are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

“FINDING NEMO 3D,” G. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

“FRANKENWEENIE,” PG. Young Victor (voice of Charlie Tahan) conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

“HERE COMES THE BOOM,” PG. A high school biology teacher (Kevin James) looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA,” PG. Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.

“HOUSE AT THE END OF THE S T R E E T, ” PG-13. A mother (Elizabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son (Max Thieriot), she learns the story is far from over.

“LAW L E S S , ” R. A tale set in Depression-era Franklin County, Va., about a bootlegging gang that is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

“LOOPER,” R. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a “looper” — a hired gun like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) — awaits. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

“THE MASTER,” R. A Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

“PITCH PERFECT,” PG-13. Beca (Anna Kendrick), a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

“THE POSSESSION,” PG-13. A young girl (Natasha Calis) buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) teams with his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

“SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS,” R. A struggling screenwriter (Colin Ferrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.

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