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Los Angeles Times - - The Guide - Cap­sule re­views are by Ken­neth Tu­ran (K.Tu.), Betsy Sharkey (B.S.) and other re­view­ers. Com­piled by An­thony Miller.

Alti­planoWhen rem­nants of long-ago sil­ver min­ing bring ill­ness and death to a Peru­vian vil­lage, lo­cals mis­tak­enly at­tribute the out­break to Western doc­tors who work in the moun­tains. With Ma­galy Solier, Jas­min Ta­batabai and Olivier Gourmet. Writ­ten and di­rected by Peter Brosens and Jes­sica Hope Wood­worth. (1:49) NR.

Barry Mun­day A sub­ur­ban wannabe ladies man finds it takes los­ing his man­hood to be a bet­ter man. With Pa­trick Wil­son, Judy Greer, Chloe Se­vi­gny, Jean Smart, Cy­bill Shep­herd, Christo­pher McDon­ald, Billy Dee Wil­liams and Mal­colm McDow­ell. Screen­play by Chris D’Arienzo, based on a novel by Frank Turner Hol­lon. Di­rected by D’Arienzo. (1:34) R.

Case 39 A so­cial worker’s ef­forts to save a 10-year-old girl take a ter­ri­fy­ing turn. With Re­nee Zell­weger, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. Writ­ten by Ray Wright. Di­rected by Chris­tian Al­vart. (1:49) R.

Freako­nomics A doc­u­men­tary ex­pose de­bunk­ing con­ven­tional wis­dom of ev­ery­thing and re­veal­ing what an­swers may come if one just asks the right ques­tions. Writ­ten (in seg­ments) by Peter Bull and Alex Gib­ney; Jeremy Chilnick and Mor­gan Spur­lock; Eu­gene Jarecki; Seth Gor­don; Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dub­ner. Di­rected (seg­ments) by Alex Gib­ney, Mor­gan Spur­lock, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Eu­gene Jarecki and Seth Gor­don. (1:25) PG-13.

The Freebie A sex­u­ally frus­trated cou­ple ex­per­i­ments with one night of carous­ing to spice up their life. With Dax Shep­ard and Kathryn Asel­ton. Writ­ten and di­rected by Asel­ton. (1:20) R. Story on Page D6

The Girl The story of a 10-year-old girl left alone in her coun­try­side house in sum­mer 1981. With Blanca Engstrom, Shanti Roney and An­nika Hallin. Screen­play by Karin Ar­rhe­nius. Di­rected by Fredrik Ed­feldt. In Swedish with English Sub­ti­tles. (1:35) NR.

Hatchet II De­formed swamp-dweller Vic­tor Crow­ley is back ter­ror­iz­ing the Louisiana swamp­lands. With Danielle Har­ris, Kane Hod­der and A.J. Bowen. Writ­ten and di­rected by Adam Green. (1:29) NR (horror, vi­o­lence).

Howl The story of how Beat poet Allen Gins­berg’s sem­i­nal work broke down so­ci­etal bar­ri­ers in the face of an in­fa­mous pub­lic ob­scen­ity trial. With James Franco, Jon Hamm, Bob Bal­a­ban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Wil­liams, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels. Di­rected by Rob Ep­stein and Jef­frey Fried­man. (1:30) NR.

Let Me In A bul­lied young boy be­friends a young fe­male vam­pire who lives in se­crecy with her guardian. With Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenk­ins, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elias Koteas. Screen­play by Matt Reeves, based on the novel by John Aj­vide Lindqvist and film by To­mas Al­fred­son. Di­rected by Reeves. R.

The So­cial Net­work The jour­ney of Mark Zucker­berg, from Har­vard stu­dent to the world’s youngest bil­lion­aire as co-founder of Face­book. With Jesse Eisen­berg, An­drew Garfield and Justin Tim­ber­lake. Screen­play by Aaron Sorkin. Di­rected by David Fincher. (2 hrs.) PG-13. Sto­ries on

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The Temp­ta­tion of St. Tony Ami­dlevel man­ager finds him­self con­fronting the mys­ter­ies of mid­dle age and moral­ity as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life. With Taavi Eel­maa, Ravshana Kurkova, Ti­ina Tau­raite, Sten Ljunggren and De­nis La­vant. Writ­ten and di­rected by Veiko Oun­puu. In Es­to­nian, Rus­sian, French and English with English sub­ti­tles. (1:50) NR.

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