New Movie Reviews: 'The Three Musketeers,' 'Paranormal Activity 3,' 'Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene' Hitting Theaters

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"The Three Musketeers"

What is THR's critical take on the films opening Friday?

Moviegoers confront yet another weekend of remakes and sequels from the majors, although a couple of them did earn respectable notices. Meanwhile, Sundance favorites Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, Margin Call, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey and The Catechism Cataclysm brighten the picture in cinemas playing indie fare.

On Friday, Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich take on the 20th-something adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale The Three Musketeers -- only this time in 3D. Director Paul W.S. Anderson adds a Pirates of the Caribbean vibe to the fun.

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Writer-director Sean Durkin’s remarkably accomplished feature debut, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, was a hit at both Sundance and Cannes. Now everyone can find out why.

The third film of the most successful Paranormal Activity franchise opens with newcomer directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman collaborating with returning screenwriter Christopher Landon to effectively reprise the series’ trademark elements.

Popular English comedian Rowan Atkinson has another go at the James Bond spoof he created in 2003 with Johnny English Reborn, a film from director Oliver Parker.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter's critics have to say about these films and others opening Friday, and see how they're expected to perform at the box office.

The Three Musketeers
Director Paul W.S. Anderson takes a break from fantasy to tackle one of literature’ most famous adventure stories in this 3D swashbuckler.
Click here to read Neil Young’s review.

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Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene
The Olsen twins’ sis scores with a star making turn in this mesmerizing feature debut from writer-director Sean Durkin.
Click here to read David Rooney’s review.

Paranormal Activity 3
The third film of the creepy (and profitable) franchise doesn’t break new ground but hews to the formula in expertly crafted fashion.
Click here to read Frank Scheck’s review.

Johnny English Reborn
Elastic-faced British comedian Rowen Atkinson has another go at playing the inept M17 spy.
Click here to read Megan Lehmann's review.

VIDEO: Paranormal Activity 3 Trailer Hits the Web

The Catechism Cataclysm
A goofy, surreal tale of a priest’s crisis of confidence from writer-director Todd Rohal is full of non-sequiturs and deadpan humor in the vein of Napoleon Dynamite.
Click here to read James Greenberg's review.

Margin Call
Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto star in J.C. Chandor’s feature film debut.
Click here to read Stephen Farber's review.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Being Elmo pulls back the curtain on an iconic character.
Click here to read Justin Lowe's review.

The Mighty Macs
Writer-director/producer Tim Chambers revisits the "miracle" season of the 1971-72 basketball team from the obscure all-girls Catholic school of Immaculata College in Philadelphia.
Click here to read Kirk Honeycutt's review.

Coming-of-age tales have been done and done again, but Jonathan Segal's "Norman" delivers a bracing twist on the genre.
Click here to read Jon Frosch's review.

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Anne Buford’s likeable doc "Elevate" centers on tall teen boys from Dakar, Senegal, for whom basketball seems the only path to a better life — and a scholarship in the U.S.
Click here to read John DeFore's review.

The film turns out to be a surprisingly effective debut effort from writer-director Robert Kirbyson.  
Click here to read Frank Scheck's review.

Revenge of the Electric Car
Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of colorful industry leaders in addition to cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Favreau.
Click here to read Frank Scheck's review.

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Le Havre
A town bands together to reunite an immigrant boy with his mother in Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki's tender, enchanting tale, writes Kirk Honeycutt.
Click here to read Kirk Honeycutt's review.

Both filmmaker Yan Vizinberg and his actress, Natasha Rinis, make feature debuts in this taut tale about the illegal traffic in human beings.
Click here to read Frank Scheck's review.

The Reunion
The latest film from WWE Studios once again showcases one of their stable of popular wrestling stars, John Cena.
Click here to read Frank Scheck's review.

Also opening this weekend are The Last Ride, Glitch in the Grid, and Paul Goodman Changed My Life.