New films in theaters this week:
–“The Fall” (rated R), a visually arresting, adult fantasy starring Lee Pace.
— “Forever” (not rated), Heddy Honigsmann’s documentary about France’s Pere-Lachaise cemetery.
— “Sex and the City” (rated R), the movie spin-off from the long-running HBO television series starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
— “The Strangers” (rated R), a long-delayed horror-thriller starring Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler as a terrorized couple.
The raunchy “Sex and the City” movie runs nearly 2 1/2 hours, and is for fans of the program only. And “The Strangers” may mimic the style of the original “Halloween” movie but has none of its chills.
As for “The Fall,” it is visually creative but is rather empty. The best film of the week is actually the fascinating “Forever,” which looks at the final resting places of Doors front man Jim Morrison, singer Edit Piaf and others.