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Luke Bracey plays Utah, left, and Edgar Ramirez plays Bodhi in a scene from “Point Break.” In a remake of the 1990s cult classic “Point Break,” extreme sports of every kind, not just surfing, take center stage and the filmmakers used athletes, not stuntmen, to make the scenes as realistic as possible.
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Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bruce Dern in “The Hateful Eight.”
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This photo shows, Rafe Spall, from left, as Danny Moses, Jeremy Strong as Vinnie Daniel, Steve Carell as Mark Baum, Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett and Jeffry Griffin as Chris, in the film, “The Big Short,” from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises.
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This image released by Focus Features shows Eddie Redmayne in a scene from “The Danish Girl.” Redmayne was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film.
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Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini in “Daddy’s Home.”
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This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, “The Revenant.”
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Natalie Dormer stars in the psychological thriller, “The Forest.”
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    THE REVENANT — While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his own hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must use his will and survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down former confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the man who betrayed and abandoned him. R, 156 minutes

    THE FOREST — When her twin sister disappears in Japan, a young American named Sara (Natalie Dormer) becomes determined to find out what happened to her. Sara’s investigation leads her to the legendary Aokigahara Forest, located at the base of Mount Fuji. Accompanied by expatriate Aiden, she enters the mysterious wilderness after being warned to “stay on the path.” Her investigation plunges her into a dark world where the angry and tormented souls of the dead prey on those who dare to explore the forest. PG13, 93 minutes

    THE HATEFUL EIGHT — While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all. R, 168 minutes

    THE BIG SHORT — In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America. R, 130 minutes

    THE DANISH GIRL — With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations. R, 120 minutes

    CAROL — Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. R, 118 minutes

    POINT BREAK — Thrill-seeking criminals perform daredevil stunts to steal money and gems, only to give them away to the poor and less fortunate. Training for a job with the FBI, young recruit Johnny Utah suspects only extreme athletes could pull off these heists. Using his own special skills, Utah infiltrates the gang of thieves after befriending their charismatic leader, Bodhi. As Johnny experiences the rush of their lifestyle, his superiors fear his loyalties are being tested. R, 114 minutes

    CONCUSSION — Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that causes brain trauma for football players. PG-13, 122 minutes

    JOY — A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Not rated, 123 minutes

    DADDY’S HOME — A mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their freewheeling and freeloading father (Mark Wahlberg) shows up. PG-13, 96 minutes

    THE BIG SHORT — In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America. R, 130 minutes

    SISTERS — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for this film about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. R; 118 minutes.

    STARS WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — The further adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). PG-13; 135 minutes

    ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP — Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami … and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal. PG; 88 minutes.

    CREED — Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. PG-13; 130 minutes.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 — Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. PG-13; 135 minutes.

    Luke Bracey plays Utah, left, and Edgar Ramirez plays Bodhi in a scene from “Point Break.” In a remake of the 1990s cult classic “Point Break,” extreme sports of every kind, not just surfing, take center stage and the filmmakers used athletes, not stuntmen, to make the scenes as realistic as possible.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_pointbreak.jpgLuke Bracey plays Utah, left, and Edgar Ramirez plays Bodhi in a scene from “Point Break.” In a remake of the 1990s cult classic “Point Break,” extreme sports of every kind, not just surfing, take center stage and the filmmakers used athletes, not stuntmen, to make the scenes as realistic as possible. AP photos

    Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bruce Dern in “The Hateful Eight.”
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_0103Hateful8Review_1.jpgKurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bruce Dern in “The Hateful Eight.” AP photos

    This photo shows, Rafe Spall, from left, as Danny Moses, Jeremy Strong as Vinnie Daniel, Steve Carell as Mark Baum, Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett and Jeffry Griffin as Chris, in the film, “The Big Short,” from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_bigshort.jpgThis photo shows, Rafe Spall, from left, as Danny Moses, Jeremy Strong as Vinnie Daniel, Steve Carell as Mark Baum, Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett and Jeffry Griffin as Chris, in the film, “The Big Short,” from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises. AP photos

    This image released by Focus Features shows Eddie Redmayne in a scene from “The Danish Girl.” Redmayne was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_danishgirl.jpgThis image released by Focus Features shows Eddie Redmayne in a scene from “The Danish Girl.” Redmayne was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film. AP photos

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini in “Daddy’s Home.”
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_ENTER_MOVIE-CARDELLINI_FR-1.jpgWill Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini in “Daddy’s Home.” AP photos

    This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, “The Revenant.”
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_revenant.jpgThis photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, “The Revenant.” AP photos

    Natalie Dormer stars in the psychological thriller, “The Forest.”
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_forest2.jpgNatalie Dormer stars in the psychological thriller, “The Forest.” AP photos