Posted: January 17, 2014 at 2:12 a.m.

James (Ice Cube) is a crusty police detective looking to scare security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) away from his sister in Ride Along.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit PG-13 Young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) finds himself newly recruited from analyst to the action end of the intelligence biz when he uncovers an international financial terror plot. With Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer, Colm Feore; directed by Branagh. (100 minutes)

The Nut Job 80 PG A mischievous squirrel (voice of Will Arnett) and his rat friend’s plan for a nut-store heist of outrageous proportions embroils them in a much more complicated adventure. Animated. With voices of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon, Jeff Dunham; directed by Peter Lepeniotis. (86 minutes)

Ride Along PG-13 A high-school security guard (Kevin Hart), trying to show a decorated detective (Ice Cube) that he has what it takes to marry the cop’s sister (Tika Sumpter), enters the police academy but the subsequent ride-along turns into 24 hours of insanity. With John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne; directed by Tim Story. (100 minutes)

MovieStyle, Pages 27 on 01/17/2014