3. The Last Exorcism Part II
The sequel to 2010's hit film throws away much of what worked the last time around, and only packs a few scares, but Ashley Bell remains a revelation as the innocent, tortured soul Nell Sweetzer. See it for her.
2. Beautiful Creatures
You already let the next great supernatural romance bomb at the box office, but there's still time to fix that mistake by checking out Beautiful Creatures before it's gone. Veterans Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson cut loose opposite the fresh-faced pair of Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert to make for a vibrant and magical film undeserving of being lumped in with Twilight.
It's the ad guys vs. the bad guys in Pablo Larrain's insightful and humorous No, based on the true story of how a quirky marketing campaign helped the people of Chile overthrow a dictator. Featuring a remarkable, understated performance by Gael Garcia Bernal, this is a unique film about how democracy truly works.
DVD Pick of the Week: The Intouchables
Although some may balk at the racial dynamics between a rich white quadriplegic and his poor black caretaker, The Intouchables is a heartfelt and hilarious charmer about living life to the fullest with whoever makes you happy.