Arts Desk

In Theaters This Week: Paranormal Activity, Good Hair, A Serious Man, More

Paranormal Activity: The tagline for this Blair Witch-esque film about an evil presence in a young couple's home is "Don't see it alone," and that's no joke –unless you don't mind burying your head in the arm of a stranger. I haven't seen such terrifying images since The Polar Express.

A Serious Man: Thumbs are largely up for the Coen brothers' latest, a dark and semi-autobiographical comedy about a Jewish family in the '60s Midwest.

Coco Before Chanel: Audrey Tautou may finally shake her Amelie pixiehood with this turn as the before-she-was-famous titular couturier.

Good Hair: Chris Rock's documentary about African-American hair — what's considered bad, what's considered good, and how expensive and time-consuming it is to trade one for the other.

Couples Retreat: Don't go to see this. Don't even queue it or wait for it to hit cable. Unless you're looking for reasons to stop liking Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Ackerman, Kristin Davis, or Kristen Bell.

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