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New movies this week: ‘Wedding Ringer,’ ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Foxcatcher’ and more

A shy groom (Josh Gad, right) needs some instant friends for his wedding, so he hires “The Wedding Ringer” (Kevin Hart). The comedy arrives Jan. 16.
A shy groom (Josh Gad, right) needs some instant friends for his wedding, so he hires “The Wedding Ringer” (Kevin Hart). The comedy arrives Jan. 16. Screen Gems

‘The Wedding Ringer’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Comedian Kevin Hart plays a man who hires himself out for weddings in which the groom doesn’t have a best man, or, in Josh Gad’s case, any friends, really. Rated R | Time: 1:41

‘American Sniper’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Bradley Cooper plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours of duty in Iraq and became known as the most accurate sharpshooter in U.S. military history. Kyle’s 2012 memoir served as the basis for the film, directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated R | Time: 2:12

‘Foxcatcher’

Opens Friday

Bennett Miller won the best director prize at Cannes for this fact-based drama about the twisted relationship between Olympic wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz (Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum) and rich benefactor John du Pont (Steve Carell). Rated R | Time: 2:14

‘Paddington’

Opens Friday

Ben Whishaw provides the voice for the eponymous talking bear from the popular children’s book, who is taken in by a family of humans (Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville). Nicole Kidman is the villain. Rated PG | Time: 1:35

‘Blackhat’

Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday

Michael Mann directs this action-thriller about a furloughed convict (Chris Hemsworth) on the hunt for a high-level network of hackers. Rated R | Time: 2:13

‘Goodbye to Language’

Opens Friday at Screenland Crown Center

French director Jean-Luc Godard continues his lifelong exploration of love and pain, but this time in 3-D. It’s a bit strange: A stray dog observes a married woman and a single man loving and arguing. Not rated | Time: 1:10

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