Capsules of this week's new movies.


 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

Presidents used to be subjected to witch hunts, now they’re the ones on the prowl for – vampires. Of all the stupid movie ideas Hollywood has devised over the years, this one takes the stake. Honestly, Abe!

BRAVE

Pixar looks to bounce back from the dud “Cars 2” with this tale about an impetuous young princess (voiced by “Boardwalk Empire’s” Kelly Macdonald) determined to use her archery skills to become a liberated woman free of her strict parents (voiced by Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson). But in so doing, she activates an ancient curse only she can eradicate.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley give us an uplifting take on what people might do if they knew Armageddon was close at hand. Adding to the fun are a host of local actors, including Connie Britton, Rob Corddry and Carell’s wife, Nancy.

YOUR SISTER'S SISTER

Writer-director Lynn Shelton follows up her critically acclaimed “Humpday” with yet another improvised dramedy about two sisters and their tangled involvement with a grieving slacker (Mark Duplass) during a getaway on the San Juan Islands in Washington.

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

In a remarkable example of cooperation, Palestinian director by Emad Burnat and Israeli director Guy Davidi join forces to document the atrocities being committed against Arab villagers in a walled-off section of Palestine.

The Patriot Ledger