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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:16 pm

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Alive Inside

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted. Starring: Dan Cohen. Not Rated

Coldwater

Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his own mother’s consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world, and the retired colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate’s spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As the tragic events that led to Brad’s arrival are unveiled, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong. Starring: PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson, Nicholas Bateman, Stephanie Simbari, Mackenzie Sidwell Graff. Not Rated

Dinosaur 13

When paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But during a 10-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well. PG

Let’s Be Cops

It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted “heroes” get tangled in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Starring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Angela Kerecz, Andy Garcia, James D’Arcy, Rob Riggle. R

The Expendables 3

Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face to face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded the Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill … or so he thought. Stonebanks now is making it his mission to end the Expendables — but Barney, deciding that he has to fight old blood with new blood, brings in a new era of team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren. PG-13

The Giver

The haunting story of “The Giver” centers on Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined — a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all — a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay, Taylor Swift. PG-13

Also showing

About Alex

A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine and risotto, cannot be contained. Starring: Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella. R

And So It Goes

There are a million reasons not to like real estate agent Oren Little, and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet — until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned 9-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor, Leah, and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart — to his family, to Leah, and to life itself. Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Paloma Guzmán, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli, David Aaron Baker, Austin Lysy, Barbara Vincent. PG-13

Begin Again

A soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together, “Begin Again” is about Gretta and her longtime boyfriend, Dave — college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. The trappings of his newfound fame tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. But a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec sets in motion an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, Mos Def. R

Calvary

Father James is a good priest who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral — and often — comic problems, he feels sinister forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Domhnall Gleeson, Marie-Josée Croze. R

Chef

Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck, reigniting his passion for the kitchen and zest for life and love. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt. R

Child of God

Lester Ballad, a dispossessed, violent man, is attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Starring: James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson. R

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by the chimpanzee Caesar, is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell. PG-13

Deliver Us from Evil

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Starring: Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale. R

Guardians of the Galaxy

This film expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a treelike humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close. PG-13

Get On Up

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film (produced by Mick Jagger) gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James. PG-13

Hercules

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail he must again become the hero he once was — he must embrace his own myth — he must be Hercules. Starring: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie, John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson, Peter Mullan, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie. PG-13

Into the Storm

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress, Matt Walsh, Scott Lawrence, Kyle Davis. PG-13

Le Chef (subtitled)

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Sanislas Matter, the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant. Matter is plotting to destroy Lagarde’s reputation so that he’ll have grounds to fire Lagarde and move the restaurant away from Lagarde’s classic French cuisine toward trendy molecular gastronomy. Desperate to cling to his status as a three-star chef, Lagarde teams up with Jacky and together they try to find the balance between tradition and trend. Starring: Jean Reno, Michael Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier, Salomé Stévenin. Not Rated

Lucy

A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Pilou Asbæk, Claire Tran. R

Magic in the Moonlight

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Starring: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Catherine McCormack, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, Erica Leerhsen. PG-13

Planes: Fire and Rescue

A new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super-scooper Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook. PG

Step Up All In

In the next chapter of the Step Up franchise, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. Starring: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko, Stephen Boss, Adam G. Sevani. PG-13

Tammy

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Mark Duplass. R

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Starring: Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Johnny Knoxville, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Shalhoub, Jeremy Howard, Abby Elliott. PG-13

The Fluffy Movie

This film captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” tour, spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities. Starring: Gabriel Iglesias. PG-13

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family move to a quaint village in the south of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin-starred classical French eatery. However, upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory, the Kadam family realize they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments — until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant. This, along with his newfound friendship with her beautiful sous chef Marguerite, starts to weave a magic between the two cultures and, despite their different tastes, they discover an unlikely recipe for success that surprises them all. Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohan Chand, Charlotte Le Bon, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Farzana Dua Elahe, Amit Shah, Michel Blanc. PG

The Purge: Anarchy

One night a year, all crime — including murder — is legal for 12 hours. A man heads out into the chaos, intent on killing thugs as revenge for his son’s death, but ends up rescuing a stranded couple. Starring: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Amy Paffrath. R

Transformers: Age of Extinction

As humanity picks up the pieces following the conclusion of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control, all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer. PG-13

What If

The story of medical school dropout Wallace, who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis. PG-13

New this week

Alive Inside

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted. Starring: Dan Cohen. Not Rated

Coldwater

Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his own mother’s consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world, and the retired colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate’s spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As the tragic events that led to Brad’s arrival are unveiled, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong. Starring: PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson, Nicholas Bateman, Stephanie Simbari, Mackenzie Sidwell Graff. Not Rated

Dinosaur 13

When paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But during a 10-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well. PG

Let’s Be Cops

It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted “heroes” get tangled in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Starring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Angela Kerecz, Andy Garcia, James D’Arcy, Rob Riggle. R

The Expendables 3

Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face to face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded the Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill … or so he thought. Stonebanks now is making it his mission to end the Expendables — but Barney, deciding that he has to fight old blood with new blood, brings in a new era of team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren. PG-13

The Giver

The haunting story of “The Giver” centers on Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined — a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all — a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay, Taylor Swift. PG-13

Also showing

About Alex

A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine and risotto, cannot be contained. Starring: Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella. R

And So It Goes

There are a million reasons not to like real estate agent Oren Little, and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet — until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned 9-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor, Leah, and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart — to his family, to Leah, and to life itself. Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Paloma Guzmán, Frances Sternhagen, Frankie Valli, David Aaron Baker, Austin Lysy, Barbara Vincent. PG-13

Begin Again

A soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together, “Begin Again” is about Gretta and her longtime boyfriend, Dave — college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. The trappings of his newfound fame tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. But a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec sets in motion an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, Mos Def. R

Calvary

Father James is a good priest who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral — and often — comic problems, he feels sinister forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Domhnall Gleeson, Marie-Josée Croze. R

Chef

Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck, reigniting his passion for the kitchen and zest for life and love. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt. R  

Child of God

Lester Ballad, a dispossessed, violent man, is attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Starring: James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson. R

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by the chimpanzee Caesar, is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell. PG-13

Deliver Us from Evil

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Starring: Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale. R

Guardians of the Galaxy

This film expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a treelike humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close. PG-13

Get On Up

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film (produced by Mick Jagger) gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James. PG-13

Hercules

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail he must again become the hero he once was — he must embrace his own myth — he must be Hercules. Starring: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie, John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson, Peter Mullan, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie. PG-13

Into the Storm

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress, Matt Walsh, Scott Lawrence, Kyle Davis. PG-13

Le Chef (subtitled)

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Sanislas Matter, the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant. Matter is plotting to destroy Lagarde’s reputation so that he’ll have grounds to fire Lagarde and move the restaurant away from Lagarde’s classic French cuisine toward trendy molecular gastronomy. Desperate to cling to his status as a three-star chef, Lagarde teams up with Jacky and together they try to find the balance between tradition and trend. Starring: Jean Reno, Michael Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier, Salomé Stévenin. Not Rated

Lucy

A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Pilou Asbæk, Claire Tran. R

Magic in the Moonlight

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Starring: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Catherine McCormack, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, Erica Leerhsen. PG-13

Planes: Fire and Rescue

A new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super-scooper Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook. PG

Step Up All In

In the next chapter of the Step Up franchise, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. Starring: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko, Stephen Boss, Adam G. Sevani. PG-13

Tammy

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Mark Duplass. R

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Starring: Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Johnny Knoxville, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Shalhoub, Jeremy Howard, Abby Elliott. PG-13

The Fluffy Movie

This film captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” tour, spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities. Starring: Gabriel Iglesias. PG-13

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family move to a quaint village in the south of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin-starred classical French eatery. However, upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory, the Kadam family realize they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments — until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant. This, along with his newfound friendship with her beautiful sous chef Marguerite, starts to weave a magic between the two cultures and, despite their different tastes, they discover an unlikely recipe for success that surprises them all. Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohan Chand, Charlotte Le Bon, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Farzana Dua Elahe, Amit Shah, Michel Blanc. PG

The Purge: Anarchy

One night a year, all crime — including murder — is legal for 12 hours. A man heads out into the chaos, intent on killing thugs as revenge for his son’s death, but ends up rescuing a stranded couple. Starring: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Amy Paffrath. R

Transformers: Age of Extinction

As humanity picks up the pieces following the conclusion of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control, all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer. PG-13

What If

The story of medical school dropout Wallace, who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis. PG-13

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