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All’s Faire in Love

A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written by R.A. White, Scott Marshall and Jeffrey Ray Wine. Directed by Marshall. Hanover House


Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

A grocery bagger going nowhere in a small town discovers that his strait-laced parents used to be adult-film stars and heads to Los Angeles to follow in their footsteps. With Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson and Stephen Dorff. Written by Swardson, Adam Sandler and Allen Covert. Directed by Tom Brady. Columbia Pictures


When a lethal airborne virus causes a pandemic, the medical community races to find a cure as ordinary people struggle to survive in an unraveling society. With Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne and Jude Law. Written by Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. In Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Inside Out

A newly released ex-con who served time for manslaughter is determined to live a quiet, crime-free life, but his mobster friend gets him involved in an accidental shooting within hours of his release. With Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Michael Rapaport and Parker Posey. Written by Dylan Schaffer. Directed by Artie Mandelberg. Samuel Goldwyn Films


A Kiss and a Promise

In a quiet Canadian town, a small bed-and-breakfast boarded by an aspiring writer and run by a married couple holds the key to ghastly secrets. With Mick Rossi, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Sean Power. Written by Rossi and Phillip Guzman. Directed by Guzman. Moonstone Entertainment

Love in Space

A mother and her three grown daughters try to juggle their various love lives in China, Australia and outer space (aboard a shuttle). With Aaron Kwok, Rene Liu and Eason Chan. Written by Tony Chan and Lucretia Ho. Directed by Tony Chan and Wing Shya. In Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles. China Lion

Mr. Nice

This biopic tells the story of Howard Marks, a Welsh-born Oxford University student turned international drug smuggler. With Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, Crispin Glover and David Thewlis. Written and directed by Bernard Rose. MPI Media Group


My Brother’s Bride (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan)

A man searching for the perfect Indian bride for his brother living in London finally finds the ideal woman, then falls in love with her. With Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar. Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. In Hindi with English subtitles. Yash Raj Films

One Fall

A man who miraculously survives a fall from a great height struggles after discovering he has the power to heal others. With Marcus Dean Fuller, Zoe McLellan and Seamus Mulcahy. Written by Fuller and Richard Greenberg. Directed by Fuller. Paladin


As warlords feud in China, a cocky young lord must reconsider his ways and join forces with Shaolin monks to make a stand against his rivals. With Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse and Jackie Chan. Written by Alan Yuen and Chi Kwong Cheung. Directed by Benny Chan. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Well Go USA/Variance Films


Tanner Hall

At a sheltered New England boarding school, a group of girls deals with friendship, jealousy and the onset of adulthood. With Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson and Amy Sedaris. Written and directed by Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini. Anchor Bay Films


Two estranged brothers — a Marine with a tragic past and a physics teacher struggling to support his family — meet in the ring at a mixed martial arts tournament. With Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison and Nick Nolte. Written by Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis and Cliff Dorfman. Directed by O’Connor. Lionsgate

SEPT. 16

3 (Drei)


With their 20th anniversary approaching, a Berlin couple meet and fall for the same young man. With Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper and Devid Striesow. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer. In German with English subtitles. Strand Releasing


A stunt driver for Hollywood movies who moonlights as a wheelman for robberies must use his skills behind the wheel to protect the woman he loves. With Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendricks. Written by Hossein Amini. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. FilmDistrict

Happy, Happy

A tirelessly optimistic housewife in a frigid marriage tries to keep her emotions in check when a seemingly perfect couple move in next door. With Agnes Kittelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen and Maibritt Saerens. Written by Ragnhild Tronvoll. Directed by Anne Sewitsky. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

I Don’t Know How She Does It


A financial executive tries to balance her marriage to a recently laid-off architect, her two young children and her high-stress job. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn and Greg Kinnear. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna. Directed by Douglas McGrath. Weinstein Co.

The Lion King 3D

A 3-D version of the classic animated film about a young lion cub who must overcome his devious uncle to lead their kingdom. With the voices of Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones. Written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Walt Disney Pictures

My Afternoons With Margueritte (La Tête en Friche)

A semiliterate 50-something in a provincial French village strikes up an improbable friendship with an elderly woman with a passion for literature. With Gerard Depardieu and Gisele Casadesus. Written by Jean Becker and Jean-Loup Dabadie. Directed by Becker. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group


A somber young man who has recently lost his parents in an accident meets and falls for a charming young woman with terminal cancer. With Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Ryo Kase and Schuyler Fisk. Written by Jason Lew. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Sony Pictures Classics


Shut Up Little Man!

A documentary exploring the cult phenomenon that sprang from two San Francisco punks recording the profane bickering of their feuding alcoholic neighbors in the late 1980s. With Eddie Lee Sausage, Mitch Deprey and Daniel Clowes. Written and directed by Matthew Bate. Tribeca Film

Special Treatment

A high-end prostitute strikes a deal with a psychoanalyst to trade her professional expertise for his. With Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners and Sabila Moussadek. Written by Richard Debuisne and Jeanne Labrune. Directed by Labrune. In French with English subtitles. First Run Features

Straw Dogs

When a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife return to her small hometown in the South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts with the locals reemerge. With James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård and Dominic Purcell. Written and directed by Rod Lurie. Screen Gems


We Were Here

This documentary examines and reflects upon the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. Directed by David Weissman and Bill Weber. Red Flag Releasing

The Whale

This documentary tells the story of an orca separated from its pod near British Columbia who unexpectedly finds a surrogate family in the people of Nootka Sound. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm. Paladin

SEPT. 23



A young man who has always felt disconnected from his life begins to piece together his true identity, but he is soon targeted by assassins and must fight to survive. With Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs. Written by Shawn Christensen. Directed by John Singleton. Lionsgate

Archie’s Final Project

For his final high school video project, a student declares that he will film his own suicide, throwing the school and community into chaos. With Gabriel Sunday, Brooke Nevin, David Carradine and Joe Mantegna. Written by Sunday, Eric J. Adams and David Lee Miller. Directed by Miller. Big Air Studio

Berlin 36

In 1936, as the Berlin Olympics are approaching, the Nazi government conspires to prevent Germany’s best female high jumper, who is Jewish, from competing. With Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky and Axel Prahl. Written by Lothar Kurzawa. Directed by Kaspar Heidelbach. In English and German with English subtitles. Corinth Films

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975


This documentary about the black-power movement in the U.S. combines archival footage shot by Swedish journalists in the 1960s and ‘70s with audio interviews of contemporary black artists and activists. With Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Angela Davis. Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson. Sundance Selects

Bobby Fischer Against the World

A documentary tracing the life and career of the late world champion chess player Bobby Fischer. Directed by Liz Garbus. Dakota Group

Dolphin Tale

A dolphin whose tail is damaged in a crab trap is rescued and rehabilitated by a marine biologist, a prosthetics doctors and a young boy. With Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson. Written by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Double

When the mysterious murder of a U.S. senator bears the distinctive trademark of a legendary Soviet assassin, a former CIA operative comes out of retirement and teams with a rookie FBI agent to investigate. With Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stana Katic and Stephen Moyer. Written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Directed by Brandt. Image Entertainment


In Search of God

An American woman embarks on a spiritual quest to her ancestral home of India. With Kavita Srinivasan and Babu Ram Saikia. Directed by Rupam Sarmah. RJ International

Jane’s Journey

A documentary exploring the life and work of the renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall. Written and directed by Lorenz Knauer. First Run Features

Killer Elite

An ex-special-ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor, which will require him to take on a group of assassins. With Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro and Yvonne Strahovski. Written by Gary McKendry and Mett Sherring. Directed by McKendry. Open Road Films


Machine Gun Preacher

A former drug dealer becomes a minister and establishes an orphanage for refugee child soldiers in Sudan. With Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker and Michael Shannon. Written by Jason Keller. Directed by Marc Forster. Relativity Media

Mardi Gras

Underwhelmed by their social lives, three college buddies take a road trip to Mardi Gras in hopes of sowing some wild oats. With Nicholas D’Agosto, Josh Gad, Danneel Ackles and Regina Hall. Written by Josh Heald. Directed by Phil Dornfeld. Samuel Goldwyn Films


The general manager of a cash-strapped professional baseball team uses advanced new statistical tools to try to field a competitive squad on a budget, but his nontraditional approach doesn’t always go over well with the old guard. With Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Bennett Miller. Columbia Pictures


Pearl Jam 20

This documentary portrait of the alternative-rock band Pearl Jam marks the group’s 20th anniversary and includes archival footage, interviews and recent concert material. With Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Abramorama

Programming the Nation

A documentary about the history of subliminal messaging in American media, politics and pop culture. With Amy Goodman, David Fricke and Wilson Bryan Key. Directed by Jeff Warrick. International Film Circuit


Two small-time lawyers — a functioning drug addict and his by-the-book partner — take on a case that has them challenging the pharmaceutical industry. With Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw and Jesse L. Martin. Written by Chris Lopata. Directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen. Millennium Entertainment


The Weird World of Blowfly

This documentary tells the story of the musician Clarence Reid, a fixture of the Miami soul scene in the 1960s and ‘70s who moonlights as a profane rapper. Directed by Jonathan Furmanski. Variance Films

SEPT. 30


When a young man is diagnosed with cancer, he and his best friend try to cope with the shock. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by Will Reiser. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Summit Entertainment

American Teacher


A documentary following four teachers working in different areas of the country and at different points in their careers. With Erik Benner, Jonathan Dearman, Jamie Fidler and Rhena Jasey. Narrated by Matt Damon. Directed by Vanessa Roth. First Run Features


A mysterious drifter and a Japanese warrior join forces to take down a ruthless villain. With Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Gackt. Written and directed by Guy Moshe. Arc Entertainment


This documentary explores notions of what it means to be connected in the 21st century. Written by Tiffany Shlain, Ken Goldberg, Carlton Evans and Sawyer Steele. Directed by Shlain. Paladin



Four dedicated law-enforcement officers vow to become better fathers and renew their faith after a tragedy in their community. With Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Ben Davies and T.C. Stallings. Written by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick. Directed by Alex Kendrick. TriStar Pictures

Dream House

A high-powered New York publisher quits his job and moves his family to a quaint New England town, only to discover their new home was once a grisly murder scene, and they might be the killer’s next targets. With Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz and Marton Csokas. Written by David Loucka. Directed by Jim Sheridan. Universal Pictures

Finding Joe

A documentary exploring the work and legacy of the noted scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell. With Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk and Rashida Jones. Directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon. Balcony Releasing

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator


A documentary about the efforts of an international group of filmmakers, forensics experts and lawyers to prosecute the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt for human-rights abuses. Directed by Pamela Yates. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. International Film Circuit. (1:43) NR


A teenage girl who feels that she inadvertently played a role in a deadly traffic accident grapples with guilt and adolescence. With Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jean Reno and Jeannie Berlin. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Mill and the Cross

This film inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s 1564 painting “The Way to Calvary” transplants the Passion of Christ to 16th century Flanders, amid the Spanish occupation. With Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York. Written by Lech Majewski and Michael Francis Gibson. Directed by Majewski. Kino Lorber

The Road to Freedom

In 1970, two young photojournalists risk their lives to make a name for themselves and bring attention to the plight of war-torn Cambodia. With Joshua Fredric Smith, Scott Maguire and Tom Proctor. Written by Margie Rogers. Directed by Brendan Moriarty. Creative Freedom


Silent Souls

After his beloved wife passes away, a man enlists his best friend to accompany him on a road trip to a sacred lake in central Russia to bury her according to ancient cultural rituals. With Igor Sergeyev, Yuri Tsurilo and Yuliya Aug. Written by Denis Osokin. Directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko. In Russian with English subtitles. Shadow Distribution

Take Shelter

A father in a small Ohio town begins having nightmares about a violent storm and channels his anxiety into building a tornado shelter, but the strain begins affecting his marriage and his standing in the community. With Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham and Katy Mixon. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols. Sony Pictures Classics

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Two pals on vacation in the woods are mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of preppy college kids, with unfortunate results. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine and Katrina Bowden. Written by Morgan Jurgenson and Eli Craig. Directed by Craig. Magnet Releasing



A presumed one-night stand between two men who meet in a nightclub turns into something more as they spend a weekend together. With Tom Cullen and Chris New. Written and directed by Andrew Haigh. Sundance Selects

What’s Your Number?

Fearing that she might have passed over her one true love, a woman looks back at the last 20 men with whom she’s had relationships. With Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg. Written by Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden. Directed by Mark Mylod. 20th Century Fox

OCT. 7



A historical drama about the founding of the Republic of China in 1911, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty. With Jackie Chan, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao and Joan Chen. Written by Wang Xing Dong and Chen Bao Guang. Directed by Chan and Li Zhang. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Well Go USA/Variance Films

Benda Bilili!

This documentary follows Staff Benda Bilili, a unique group of street musicians in Kinshasa, the capital of the turbulent Democratic Republic of Congo. Directed by Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tullaye. National Geographic Entertainment

A Bird of the Air

A loner working the graveyard shift for the courtesy patrol tries to track down the owner of a stray parrot and crosses paths with a free-spirited librarian. With Rachel Nichols and Jackson Hurst. Written by Roger Towne. Directed by Margaret Whitton. Paladin



The notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy, having quietly survived a standoff with the Bolivian military years before, hopes to return home to the U.S. to see his family but gets caught up with an ambitious young criminal. With Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea and Magaly Solier. Written by Miguel Barros. Directed by Mateo Gil. Magnolia Pictures

Dirty Girl

Two high school misfits from troubled homes — a promiscuous girl with an absentee father and a closeted boy with a homophobic one — become friends and head west on a road trip. With Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Abe Sylvia. Weinstein Co.

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

The adopted heir to an international corporation is set to take the reins after his father is murdered, but first he must deal with criminals and schemers. With Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Miki Manojlovic. Written by Jerome Salle and Julien Rappeneau. Directed by Salle. In French, English and Serbo-Croatian, with English subtitles. Music Box Films

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)


A deranged man kidnaps people and performs gruesome surgery on them in this sequel to the 2010 film. With Laurence Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie and Dominic Borrelli. Written and directed by Tom Six. IFC Midnight

The Ides of March

In the hectic days before a tight Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary becomes embroiled in a political scandal that threatens his candidate’s shot at the presidency. With Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and George Clooney. Written by Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. Directed by Clooney. Columbia Pictures

Real Steel

A washed-up ex-fighter gets one last shot at glory when he teams with his estranged son to build and train a contender in the new high-tech sport of robot boxing. With Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo and Anthony Mackie. Written by John Gatins. Directed by Shawn Levy. In Imax. DreamWorks Pictures

Thunder Soul


This documentary tells the story of the Kashmere Stage Band, a high school funk group in Houston that gained national attention in the 1970s, and its reunion 35 years later. Directed by Mark Landsman. Roadside Attractions


This biopic about food writer Nigel Slater is set in 1960s Britain, when a teenage Slater resents his new stepmother but finds solace in food and cooking. With Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton and Freddie Highmore. Written by Lee Hall. Directed by S.J. Clarkson. W2 Media

The Way

An American doctor travels to France to collect the remains of his adult son, who died while making a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, and then takes up the journey himself. With Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger and Yorick Van Wageningen. Written and directed by Estevez. Producers Distribution Agency/Arc Entertainment

The Women on the 6th Floor


In 1960s Paris, a bourgeois stockbroker befriends the lively Spanish maids who work in his building and broaden his horizons. With Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke. Written by Jean-Philippe Le Guay and Jerome Tonerre. Directed by Le Guay. In French and Spanish, with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

OCT. 14

America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

A documentary exploring our national obsession with weight loss and dieting. With Deepak Chopra, Evelyn Tribole and Howard Shapiro. Directed by Darryl Roberts. PMK Films

The Big Year

Three bird watchers engage in a fierce competition to see who can spot the most specimens. With Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Written by Howard Franklin. Directed by David Frankel. 20th Century Fox


Father of Invention

An infomercial guru who has lost everything and served eight years in prison because of a malfunctioning product tries to reinvent himself and reconcile with his estranged daughter. With Kevin Spacey, Virginia Madsen, Craig Robinson and Camilla Belle. Written by Jonathan D. Krane and Trent Cooper. Directed by Cooper. Anchor Bay Films

Fireflies in the Garden

When a seemingly ordinary, happy Midwestern family suffers a tragic loss, its members try to cope and must confront long-simmering tensions. With Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson. Written and directed by Dennis Lee.


A city boy shakes up an uptight Southern town that has banned dancing and rock music in this remake of the 1984 film of the same name. With Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid. Written by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer. Directed by Brewer. Paramount Pictures


Hell and Back Again

This documentary follows a company of U.S. Marines as they battle the Taliban in Afghanistan and then focuses on a 25-year-old sergeant as he returns home after being wounded and tries to readjust to civilian life. Directed by Danfung Dennis. In English and Pashtu with English subtitles. Docurama Films


An ethnomusicologist from New Jersey finds himself immersed in the lives of the Bayaka pygmies in Central Africa, who are clashing with a powerful local politician and a developer. With Kris Marshall, Isaach de Bankole and Will Yun Lee. Written by Lavinia Currier, Louis Sarno and Suzanne Stroh. Directed by Currier. Dada Films

The Skin I Live In

Twelve years after his wife was severely burned in a car crash, a prestigious plastic surgeon has taken obsessive and unscrupulous measures to cultivate a resilient artificial skin. With Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes and Jan Cornet. Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics


Texas Killing Fields

In a small Texas town, a local homicide detective and his partner, a transplanted cop from New York, track a sadistic serial killer who begins taunting them. With Chloe Moretz, Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Written by Donald F. Ferrarone. Directed by Ami Canaan Mann. Anchor Bay Films

The Thing

An alien creature thought to be deceased is excavated in an isolated outpost on Antarctica, where it awakens and begins killing off the researchers stationed there. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen. Written by Eric Heisserer. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen. Universal Pictures


When a wealthy businessman and his family fall victim to a home invasion, they fight back and try to turn the tables on their captors. With Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato. Written by Karl Gajdusek. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Millennium Entertainment


OCT. 21

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

A documentary exploring the career of the Los Angeles-based black punk band Fishbone. With Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler. Pale Griot Film


A documentary about the lives and careers of the Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, both of whom are world-class boxers. Directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt. In German, Russian and English, with English subtitles. Corinth Films

The Man Who Will Come


In 1944 in northern Italy, a tight community of farmers is threatened by the impending arrival of Nazi soldiers. With Maya Sansa, Claudio Casadio and Greta Zuccheri Montanari. Written by Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti and Tania Pedroni. Directed by Diritti. In Italian with English subtitles. Palisades Tartan

Margin Call

In the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, a low-level analyst discovers information that could lead to his firm’s downfall and sets off a tense chain reaction. With Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Martha Marcy May Marlene

A young woman who has recently fled an abusive cult struggles to re-integrate with her family. With Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy and Sarah Paulson. Written and directed by Sean Durkin. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Mighty Macs


In 1971, a freethinking women’s basketball coach leads a tiny Catholic college’s team to unexpected success. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, David Boreanaz and Ellen Burstyn. Written and directed by Tim Chambers. Freestyle Releasing


In the wake of his mother’s sudden death and his father’s worsening battle with cancer, a high school loner feigns terminal illness and falls for a new girl in school. With Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins and Adam Goldberg. Written by Talton Wingate. Directed by Jonathan Segal. AMC Independent

Oranges and Sunshine

A biopic about the social worker Margaret Humphreys, who uncovered a scandal in which poor children were deported from the U.K. to Australia. With Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. Written by Rona Munru. Directed by Jim Loach. Cohen Media Group

Paranormal Activity 3


A mysterious evil presence haunts a family. Written by Christopher B. Landon. Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. Paramount Pictures

The Reunion

Three half-brothers who dislike one another must go into business together to claim their deceased father’s inheritance, and their first job involves hunting down a parole violator. With John Cena, Ethan Embry, Michael Rispoli and Amy Smart. Written and directed by Mike Pavone. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Revenge of the Electric Car

This documentary explores the renewed interest in developing electric automobiles. With Bob Lutz, Elon Musk and Carlos Ghosn. Written by Chris Paine and P.G. Morgan. Directed by Paine. Area 23a



Three small-town boys with a taste for the spotlight plan to set a world record. With Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Josh Flitter and Bobby Coleman. Written by and directed by Robert Kirbyson. Arc Entertainment

The Three Musketeers

A headstrong young warrior joins three veteran musketeers to thwart an evil cardinal who is plotting to seize the French throne. With Logan Lerman, Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson. Written by Andrew Davies and Alex Litvak. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. In 3-D. Summit Entertainment

The Woman in the Fifth

A struggling American writer who has recently moved to Paris to be closer to his young daughter begins a romance with a mysterious woman, and soon people start dying all around him. With Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Douglas Kennedy III. Directed by Pawlikowski. ATO Pictures

OCT. 28


And They’re Off

A failed thoroughbred horse trainer’s last, best shot at success involves hiring his erratic ex-girlfriend as his jockey. With Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri, Mark Moses and Gigi Rice. Written by Alan Grossbard. Directed by Rob Schiller. Kinobild Releasing


In Elizabethan England, intrigue swirls around Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, who in this film is the true author of Shakespeare’s oeuvre. With Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson and David Thewlis. Written by John Orloff. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Columbia Pictures


This documentary follows four teenage boys from West Africa who are recruited and accept basketball scholarships in the U.S. in hopes of one day making it in the NBA. Directed by Anne Buford. Variance Films


In Time

In a future in which time is the universal currency and the wealthy live forever, a poor young man stumbles into a fortune but is falsely accused of murder and tries to bring down the system. With Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheiser. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. 20th Century Fox

Janie Jones

A struggling rock musician is surprised by the sudden appearance of the 13-year-old daughter he never knew he had. With Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elizabeth Shue and Brittany Snow. Written and directed by David M. Rosenthal. Tribeca Film

Johnny English Reborn

A bumbling British secret agent is called on to stop international assassins from taking out a world leader. With Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West and Rosamund Pike. Written by Hamish McColl and William Davies. Directed by Oliver Parker. Universal Pictures


Like Crazy

A British college student and her American classmate fall in love, only to be separated when her student visa expires. With Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Charlie Bewley. Written by Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones. Directed by Doremus. Paramount Pictures

My Reincarnation

Shot over 20 years, this documentary tells the story of the Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, who struggles to preserve his spiritual tradition, and his Italian-born son, who resists following in his father’s footsteps. Directed by Jennifer Fox. In English, Italian and Tibetan, with English subtitles. Long Shot Factory

The Rum Diary

Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, an itinerant journalist leaves New York to write for a newspaper in Puerto Rico, where he drinks heavily and gets mixed up with a beautiful woman and her fiancé, a shady businessman. With Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis. Written and directed by Bruce Robinson. FilmDistrict



When a former elite agent encounters and rescues a 12-year-old girl, the two find themselves caught in the crossfire among the Chinese Triads, the Russian mafia, and corrupt New York City politicians and police. With Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon and Catherine Chan. Written and directed by Boaz Yakin. Lionsgate


The Catechism Cataclysm

An eccentric young priest forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors persuades his high school idol to go on a canoe trip with him. With Steve Little and Robert Longstreet. Written and directed by Todd Rohal. IFC Midnight

Where Soldiers Come From


This documentary follows young men from northern Michigan as they join the National Guard, go to war in Afghanistan and return home to try to reassimilate into normal life. With Dominic Fredianelli, Cole Smith and Matt “Bodi” Beaudoin. Directed by Heather Courtney. International Film Circuit

The Wicker Tree

An evangelical Texas singer and her boyfriend travel to Scotland to preach Christianity and find themselves ensnared by a pagan cult. With Graham McTavish, Jacqueline Leonard, Clive Russell and Honeysuckle Weeks. Written and directed by Robin Hardy. Anchor Bay Films

NOV. 4

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

This documentary tells the story of the man behind Elmo, the beloved red monster on “Sesame Street.” With Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Constance Marks. Submarine Deluxe


Killing Bono

Two brothers from Dublin form a band and pursue rock ‘n’ roll fame, only to be overshadowed by their schoolmate’s rival group — U2. With Ben Barnes, Krysten Ritter and Robert Sheehan. Written by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Simon Maxwell. Directed by Nick Hamm. Arc Entertainment

The Monk

In the 16th century, a pious monk who was raised by Capuchin friars struggles against temptation and sin after the appearance of a mysterious apprentice. With Vincent Cassel and Sergi Lopez. Written by Dominik Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic. Directed by Moll. In French with English subtitles. ATO Pictures

My Week With Marilyn

During the filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” in 1956, a young British assistant introduces the actress Marilyn Monroe to some of the charms of British life and helps her escape the pressures of Hollywood. With Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. Written by Adrian Hodges. Directed by Simon Curtis. Weinstein Co.

Puss in Boots


The eponymous swashbuckling cat embarks on adventures with Humpty Dumpty in this spinoff prequel to the “Shrek” series of animated films. With the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton. Written by Tom Wheeler. Directed by Chris Miller. In Imax 3-D. Paramount Pictures

The Son of No One

A young police officer in Queens, N.Y., works hard to provide for his wife and ailing daughter, but a dark secret from his past threatens their fragile existence. With Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and Ray Liotta. Written and directed by Dito Montiel. Anchor Bay Films

Tower Heist

After the staff workers at an upscale Central Park condo discover that the billionaire in the penthouse has stolen their retirement money, they conspire to take back what’s theirs. With Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck and Téa Leoni. Written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Brett Ratner. Universal Pictures

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas


The arrival of a mysterious package on Christmas Eve leads to stoner pals Harold and Kumar reuniting six years after their last misadventure to embark on an ill-advised journey through New York City. With John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces and Danneel Harris. Written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. In 3-D. New Line Cinema