For, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Just a couple of new movies open this week, still competing with all the Oscar contenders that opened last week — and with more to come in the weeks ahead, films that have played in New York and Los Angeles but have yet to arrive in the hinterlands.

One is a horror sequel and the other is a chilling (literally) documentary.

"The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death" (PG-13) is a sequel to the 2010 "Woman in Black" that starred Daniel Radcliffe. This one is set during World War II as a group of schoolchildren are evacuated by their young teacher to an abandoned countryside estate — but it is, of course, dark, dank and haunted, complete with creepy dolls and toys that take on lives of their own.


"Antarctica: A Year On the Ice" (PG). Touted for its arrestingly beautiful cinematography, this documentary chronicles life in the coldest terrain on Earth as various scientists work to keep stations running. Filmed over a 15-year period by Anthony Powell.