Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

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Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
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The M Word

At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children’s show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison. Written and directed by Henry Jaglom. Rainbow Film Company



The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The wall-crawling superhero Spider-Man tries to balance his ordinary life as Peter Parker with his extraordinary responsibilities, while confronting powerful new enemies. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Marc Webb. In 3-D and Imax. Columbia Pictures

Bad Johnson

An inveterate womanizer gets his comeuppance when his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. With Cam Gigandet, Nick Thune and Jamie Chung. Written by Jeff Tetreault. Directed by Huck Botko. Gravitas Ventures



A biographical drama about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral, as she navigates 18th-century British high society. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Sarah Gadon. Written by Misan Sagay. Directed by Amma Asante. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Decoding Annie Parker

Two women — a geneticist and a cancer patient who lost her mother and sister to the disease — devote their lives to proving a link between heredity and cancer. With Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul. Written by Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein and Michael Moss. Directed by Steven Bernstein. eOne


A documentary following the lives of six young ranchers and farmers. Directed by James Moll. D&E Entertainment

For No Good Reason

A documentary portrait of the British artist Ralph Steadman, best known for his work with American journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. Directed by Charlie Paul. Sony Pictures Classics


Friended to Death

After being fired from his dream job and ditched by his best friend, a social-media junkie fakes his death online to see who will show up at his funeral, and his scheme begins snowballing out of control. With Ryan Hansen, Zach McGowan and James Immekus. Written and directed by Sarah Smick. Gravitas Ventures


In 1962 Poland, an 18-year-old preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since being orphaned as a child learns that she has a living aunt she must visit before taking her vows, and their meeting leads to startling revelations. With Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska and Dawid Ogrodnik. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Directed by Pawlikowski. In Polish with English subtitles. Music Box Films

Mr. Jones

An artist couple who have just moved to a remote cabin to focus on their work become curious about their new neighbor, a famously reclusive artist who is best left alone. With Sarah Jones, Jon Foster and Mark Steger. Written and directed by Karl Mueller. Anchor Bay Films


A documentary following a Vietnam veteran on a quest to uncover the true identity of a man who claims to be a Special Forces soldier living in a remote village in present-day Vietnam, decades after being listed MIA. Directed by Michael Jorgensen. Myth Merchant Films


Walk of Shame

A resourceful reporter’s one-night stand with a handsome stranger leaves her stranded the next morning without a phone, car, ID or money and only eight hours before an important job interview. With Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. Written and directed by Steven Brill. Focus World

Where We Started

Two married strangers meet at a roadside motel one night and as their initial attraction develops, they’re forced to confront the crossing of a line they know they shouldn’t. With Matthew Brumlow and Cora Vander Broek. Written and directed by Chris Hansen. Indie Rights



Having quit his job at a prominent restaurant over refusing to compromise his creative integrity, a chef teams with his best friend and son to start his own food truck. With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Written and directed by Favreau. Open Road Films


A documentary following a group of senior citizens as they learn how to use the Internet from teenage mentors. Directed by Saffron Cassaday. Area 23a

Devil’s Knot

The murder of three young children leads to the controversial trial of a trio of teenagers accused of committing the crime as part of a satanic ritual in this drama based on the true story of the West Memphis Three. With Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Ryan. Written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson. Directed by Atom Egoyan. Image Entertainment

The Double

A timid office worker’s life is turned upside down by the appearance of a new hire who looks just like him but is otherwise his polar opposite. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska and Wallace Shawn. Written by Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine. Directed by Ayoade. Magnolia Pictures

Fed Up

A documentary about the alarming spread of childhood obesity in the U.S. and the negligence of the food industry. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig. Narrated by Katie Couric. Radius-TWC

God’s Pocket

A man tries to bury his crazy stepson quietly after he’s killed in a supposed construction accident and no one in their working-class neighborhood seems to be sorry he’s gone, but the boy’s mother demands the truth. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins. Written by John Slattery and Alex Metcalf. Directed by Slattery. IFC Films

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Dorothy awakens in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain in this animated film based on the Roger S. Baum book “Dorothy of Oz.” With the voices of Megan Hilty, Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short. Written by Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam. Directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn. In 3-D. Clarius Entertainment

Mom’s Night Out

A group of mothers who want to enjoy a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation enlist their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours, but things don’t go quite according to plan. With Sarah Drew, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton. Written by Andrea Nasfell and Jon Erwin. Directed by Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin. TriStar Pictures


Having relocated to the suburbs to raise their new baby, two young parents begin feuding with the fraternity that moves in next door. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Universal Pictures

Now: In the Wings on a World Stage

A documentary following Kevin Spacey and the Bridge Project Company as they stage more than 200 performances of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” across three continents. Directed by Jeremy Whelehan. Spacey

Palo Alto

Three high school students — a shy soccer player, an introspective artist and his unpredictable best friend — navigate teenage ennui and impending adulthood. With Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer and James Franco. Written and directed by Gia Coppola. Tribeca Film

Redwood Highway

Estranged from her family and unsatisfied with her life in a retirement community in Oregon, an elderly woman treks 80 miles on foot to the coast to attend her granddaughter’s wedding as an unexpected guest. With Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt. Written by Gary Lundgren and James Twyman. Directed by Lundgren. Monterey Media

Stage Fright

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer. With Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith and Brandon Uranowitz. Written and directed by Jerome Sable. Magnet Releasing

MAY 16


A documentary about the cultural effect of and social debates surrounding the act of breast-feeding. Directed by Dana Ben-Ari. Cavu Pictures

Chinese Puzzle

A heartsick Parisian writer follows the mother of his two children to New York City to be near his kids in this sequel to “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls.” With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France and Kelly Reilly. Written and directed by Cedric Klapisch. In English and French, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Don Peyote

After an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching that the end is near, an unemployed stoner becomes obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancée is busy planning their wedding. With Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel and Jay Baruchel. Written and directed by Fogler and Michael Canzoniero. XLrator Media


The titanic monster Godzilla rises to restore balance to the natural order as humanity stands defenseless in this reboot of the famous kaiju franchise. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Written by Max Borenstein. Directed by Gareth Edwards. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Half a Yellow Sun

Twin sisters from a wealthy Nigerian family return to their newly independent homeland in the 1960s after an expensive English education and pursue very different paths, then become caught up in the Nigerian civil war. With Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Written and directed by Biyi Bandele. Monterey Media

How We Got Away With It

A young man and his friends react violently to an unexpected tragedy during their annual summer reunion. With McCaleb Burnett, Cassandra Freeman and Jon Lindstrom. Written by Lindstrom, Jeff Barry and Burnett. Directed by Lindstrom. Devolver Films

The Immigrant

Separated from her ill sister at Ellis Island in 1921, a Polish immigrant is released to the mean streets of Manhattan and falls prey to a conniving man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. Written by James Gray and Ric Menello. Directed by Gray. The Weinstein Co.

Million Dollar Arm

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, a sports agent travels to India to find a young cricket player he can turn into baseball’s next great pitching ace. With Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton and Suraj Sharma. Written by Tom McCarthy. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Walt Disney Pictures

A Night in Old Mexico

Forced to abandon his ranch and land, an elderly man high-tails it to Mexico with the grandson he has just met riding shotgun to learn more about him. With Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine and Angie Cepeda. Written by Bill Wittliff. Directed by Emilio Aragon. Phase 4 Films

The Retrieval

On the outskirts of the Civil War, a fatherless 13-year-old black boy who survives by working with a white bounty hunter finds himself on the run with a freedman with a price on his head. With Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott and Keston John. Written and directed by Chris Eska. Variance Films

Wolf Creek 2

Another unwitting tourist falls prey to a crazed serial killer in the Australian outback. With Ryan Corr, John Jarratt and Shannon Ashlyn. Written by Greg Mclean and Aaron Sterns. Directed by Mclean. Image Entertainment

MAY 23

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

After being told by his doctor that he has a brain aneurysm, a perpetually angry man badgers her into telling him, falsely, he has only 90 minutes to live. With Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage. Written by Daniel Taplitz. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. Lionsgate


After a disastrous blind date, two single parents hope to never see each other again but end up stuck on the same family vacation with their respective children. With Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Directed by Frank Coraci. Warner Bros. Pictures

Cold in July

A Texas man shoots and kills a burglar in his home and is hailed as a hero, but he soon fears for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father comes into town seeking revenge. With Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Written by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. Directed by Mickle. IFC Films

The Hornet’s Nest

A documentary chronicling a planned three-day military mission in Afghanistan that stretched into nine days of harrowing combat. Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud. Freestyle Releasing

The Love Punch

A divorced couple reunite to recover their pension after it’s stolen by an unscrupulous businessman. With Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Spall. Written and directed by Joel Hopkins. Ketchup Entertainment

Words and Pictures

A prep-school English teacher trying to galvanize student interest in the power of the written word declares a war between literature and visual art, and an intriguing new teacher on campus accepts his challenge. With Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen and Valerie Tian. Written by Gerald Di Pego. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Roadside Attractions

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The mutant superheroes known as the X-Men join forces with their younger selves from the past to change a major historical event in hopes of saving the future. With Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Written by Simon Kinberg. Directed by Bryan Singer. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

MAY 30

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

A well-to-do medieval horse merchant resorts to violent extremes to obtain justice after a nobleman openly and illegally humiliates him by stealing two of his horses. With Mads Mikkelsen, Sergi Lopez and Bruno Ganz. Written by Arnaud des Pallieres and Christelle Berthevas. Directed by Des Pallieres. In French with English subtitles. Music Box Films

The Discoverers

A washed-up history professor takes his begrudging teenagers on a road trip to a conference in hopes of reconnecting with them and jump-starting his career, but he’s forced to take a detour when his own estranged father goes missing. With Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin and Devon Graye. Written and directed by Justin Schwarz. Quadratic


An anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on modern means of communication finds much to learn from her new boyfriend’s teenage kids. With Livia De Paolis, Michael Cristofer and Carol Kane. Written by De Paolis and Sarah Nerboso. Directed by De Paolis. Indican Pictures


A deviant, drug-abusing Edinburgh cop tries to solve a murder to secure a promotion he thinks will help him win back his wife. With James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Jon. S. Baird. Magnet Releasing

The Grand Seduction

To secure a lucrative business contract, the townsfolk of a Newfoundland fishing village band together to woo a big-city doctor there on a trial residence into sticking around. With Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Liane Balaban. Written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott. Directed by Don McKellar. eOne


A retelling of the classic “Sleeping Beauty” tale from the perspective of the villainess Maleficent, who suffered a betrayal that turned her once-pure heart to stone. With Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley. Written by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Stromberg. In 3-D and Imax. Walt Disney Pictures

A Million Ways to Die in the West

In the Wild West, a cowardly farmer backs out of a gunfight and loses his fickle girlfriend, only to fall for a beautiful new woman who helps him find his courage but also has baggage in the form of an outlaw husband. With Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi. Written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. Universal Pictures

Next Year Jerusalem

Eight elderly nursing-home patients make a pilgrimage to Israel. Directed by David Gaynes. First Run Features

Night Moves

Three radical environmentalists plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt. Directed by Reichardt. Cinedigm

The Odd Way Home

A young woman from an abusive home flees from her life in Los Angeles and hits the road, where she forms a bond with a recluse from a tiny Southwest town. With Chris Marquette, Rumer Willis and Brandon Sexton III. Written by Rajeev Nirmalakhandan and Jason Ronstadt. Directed by Nirmalakhandan. Breaking Glass Pictures

We Are the Best!

In 1980s Stockholm, three girls decide to form a punk band despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. With Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv Lemoyne. Written and directed by Lukas Moodysson. In Swedish with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures



A detective who can enter people’s minds and memories takes on the case of a troubled teenage girl accused of an attempted triple homicide. With Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga and Brian Cox. Written by Guy Holmes. Directed by Jorge Dorado. Vertical Entertainment

Burning Blue

After a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of Navy pilots begins to splinter and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. With Trent Ford, Morgan Spector and Rob Mayes. Written by D.M.W. Greer and Helene Kvale. Directed by Greer. Lionsgate

Burt’s Buzz

A documentary portrait of the eccentric beekeeper and Burt’s Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz. Directed by Jody Shapiro. FilmBuff


In 1942 Singapore during the Japanese invasion, an Australian fighter pilot downed in the jungle and an injured resistance fighter realize they are each other’s best hope to survive. With Khan Chittenden and Tzu-yi Mo. Written and directed by Aaron Wilson. Monterey Media

The Case Against 8

A documentary about the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White. HBO Documentary Films

Edge of Tomorrow

During an alien invasion in the near future, an inexperienced soldier is dropped into battle and promptly killed, only to wake up in a time loop and relive the battle over and over again, inching closer to victory each time. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Doug Liman. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Fault in Our Stars

Two teenagers meet and fall in love at a cancer support group in this adaptation of the novel by John Green. With Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Josh Boone. 20th Century Fox

Le Chef

A self-taught cook with haute-cuisine ambitions and a celebrated chef in danger of losing his restaurant form an uneasy alliance. With Jean Reno, Michael Youn and Raphaelle Agogue. Written by Daniel Cohen and Olivier Dazat. Directed by Cohen. In French and English, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Obvious Child

A twentysomething aspiring comedian grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor. With Jenny Slate, Gabby Hoffman and Jake Lacy. Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. A24

Ping Pong Summer

In 1985 Maryland, a shy teenager obsessed with pingpong and hip-hop has a formative summer vacation. With Susan Sarandon, Marcello Conte and Emmi Shockley. Written and directed by Michael Tully. Gravitas Ventures

The Sacrament

Two journalists set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister at a small religious-socialist community, and it quickly becomes apparent that things aren’t as idyllic as they seem. With Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen and Kentucker Audley. Written and directed by Ti West. Magnet Releasing

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

A documentary portrait of music manager Shep Gordon, known for steering the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie and Luther Vandross, among others. Directed by Mike Myers. Radius-TWC


22 Jump Street

Having conducted a successful narcotics operation posing as high school students, two undercover cops try to crack a new case at the local college. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube. Written by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Columbia Pictures

A Coffee in Berlin

A twentysomething law-school dropout drifting through Berlin is forced to reconsider his ways after being cut off financially by his father and rebuffed by his girlfriend. With Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter and Marc Hosemann. Written and directed by Jan Ole Gerster. In German with English subtitles. Music Box Films

How to Train Your Dragon 2

A young Viking and his faithful dragon must protect both their kind from a power-hungry warlord in this sequel to the 2010 animated film. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington and Cate Blanchett. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

I Am I

A woman meets her estranged father for the first time at her mother’s funeral, and when his eroding mental state leads him to think his daughter is his former wife, she goes along with his delusions to get to know him better. With Jocelyn Towne, Kevin Tighe and Jason Ritter. Written and directed by Towne. Gravitas Ventures

Ivory Tower

A documentary examining the value of a college education as tuitions rates rise and student loan debt passes $1 trillion. Directed by Andrew Rossi. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Life’s a Breeze

An unemployed slacker, his aging mother and his niece race to recover the old woman’s stash of nearly 1 million euros they’ve unknowingly thrown out while cleaning up her cluttered apartment. With Pat Shortt, Fionnula Flanagan and Eva Birthistle. Written and directed by Lance Daly. Magnolia Pictures


A man estranged from his family discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in 48 hours and seeks to reconcile. With Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins and Amy Adams. Written and directed by Andrew Levitas. Arc Entertainment

The Rover

Ten years after society has collapsed, a hardened loner has his car stolen by a gang of thieves and will go to any lengths to recover it. With Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and David Field. Written and directed by David Michod. A24

The Signal

Three college students track a hacker and have a mysterious encounter, after which they wake up isolated and confused in a government facility. With Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne. Written by William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. Directed by William Eubank. Focus Features


Code Black

A documentary following a team of young doctors in training as they work in the “C-Booth,” the trauma bay of Los Angeles County Hospital. Directed by Ryan McGarry. Long Shot Factory

Jersey Boys

Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together to form the ‘60s music group the Four Seasons in this adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Warner Bros. Pictures

Miss Lovely

In 1980s Mumbai, two brothers turning out trashy C-grade movies have their partnership put to the test when they encounter an ingénue with a shady past. With Niharika Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George. Written by Ashim Ahluwalia and Uttam Sirur. Directed by Ahluwalia. In Hindi with English subtitles. FilmBuff / Dada Films

Redemption Trail

The daughter of a murdered Black Panther revolutionary living off the grid on a Sonoma vineyard has her hermetic life interrupted when she gives reluctant shelter to a desperate young woman who has attempted suicide in a nearby forest. With Lily Rabe, LisaGay Hamilton and Hamish Linklater. Written and directed by Britta Sjogren. Breaking Glass Pictures

Think Like a Man Too

Couples gather for a wedding in Las Vegas, but their plans for a romantic weekend go awry in this sequel to 2012’s “Think Like a Man.” With Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Directed by Tim Story. Screen Gems

Third Person

Three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal play out in New York, Paris and Rome. With Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody and James Franco. Written and directed by Paul Haggis. Sony Pictures Classics


Yves Saint Laurent

A biopic about fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who at 21 was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the Paris fashion house of Christian Dior. With Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne and Charlotte Le Bon. Written by Marrie-Pierre Huster, Jalil Lespert and Jacques Fieschi. Directed by Lespert. The Weinstein Co.



On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party become subject to a troubling chain of strange occurrences. With Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling and Nicholas Brendon. Written and directed by James Ward Byrkit. Oscilloscope Laboratories

I Am Happiness on Earth

As a filmmaker’s new project begins to mirror his daily life, the line between reality and fiction blurs. With Hugo Catalan, Alan Ramirez and Andrea Portal. Written by Julian Hernandez and Ulises Perez Mancilla. Directed by Hernandez. Breaking Glass Pictures

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

A documentary about programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the Internet protocol RSS and co-founded the website Reddit. Directed by Brian Knappenberger. FilmBuff / Participant Media

La Bare

A documentary about the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas. Directed by Joe Manganiello. Main Street Films

Nothing Bad Can Happen

A young man involved with the underground Christian punk movement falls in with a dysfunctional family that tests his seemingly unwavering faith. With Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak and Annika Kuhl. Written and directed by Katrin Gebbe. In German with English subtitles. Drafthouse Films


In a world where a failed global-warming experiment has killed off most life on the planet and the final survivors reside aboard a train that travels around the frozen globe, the oppressed passengers in the rear section of the train revolt against the elites up front. With Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. Written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson. Directed by Bong. Radius-TWC

They Came Together

A corporate executive for a large candy store chain is tasked with shutting down a mom-and-pop sweet shop run by a woman he’s falling for. With Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Ed Helms. Written by Michael Showalter and David Wain. Directed by Wain. Lionsgate

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Three years after an epic battle has forced the shape-shifting robots known as Transformers into hiding, a garage inventor makes a startling discovery and gets caught up in a battle for the fate of Earth. With Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Sophia Miles. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In 3-D and Imax. Paramount Pictures

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

A documentary about the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. Directed by Joe Berlinger. Magnolia Pictures


Jimi: All Is By My Side

A biopic covering a transformative year in the life of Jimi Hendrix as he went from an unknown guitarist to a rock musician on the verge of stardom. With Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell. Written and directed by John Ridley. XLrator Media


Deliver Us From Evil

A New York police officer joins forces with an unconventional priest to investigate a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. With Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. Written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. Directed by Derrickson. Screen Gems

Earth to Echo

After a construction project begins in their neighborhood, three boys start to receive strange coded messages on their cellphones, and their investigation brings them into contact with an extraterrestrial who needs their help. With Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley and Reese Hartwig. Written by Henry Gayden. Directed by Dave Green. Relativity Media


After wrecking her car, getting fired from her thankless fast-food job and catching her husband cheating, a small-town woman sets out on a trip to Niagara Falls with her hard-drinking grandmother. With Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney and Gary Cole. Written by McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Directed by Falcone. Warner Bros. Pictures


Begin Again

Reeling from a breakup with her musical partner and longtime boyfriend, a songwriter in New York City has a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec that blossoms into something more. With Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine. Written and directed by John Carney. The Weinstein Co.

Venus in Fur

After an unsuccessful day auditioning actresses for his new play, a writer-director is surprised by a last-minute candidate who seems ill-prepared but proves to be an all-too-perfect fit. With Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Written by Roman Polanski and David Ives. Directed by Polanski. In French with English subtitles. Sundance Selects



During summer 2008, an aspiring young photographer moves in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in Great Neck, N.Y., and falls in with an indulged, entitled crowd as the financial crisis looms. With Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin and Nicola Peltz. Written by Antonio Macia. Directed by Kevin Asch. FilmBuff

And So It Goes

A willfully obnoxious real estate agent wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire, until his estranged son suddenly drops off a 9-year-old granddaughter he never knew existed. With Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins. Written by Mark Andrus. Directed by Rob Reiner. Clarius Entertainment


A drama shot over 12 years chronicling the journey of a young boy and his family as he goes from childhood to adulthood. With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane. Written and directed by Richard Linklater. IFC Films


A teenager with a troubled past is forcefully taken, with his mother’s consent, to a harsh wilderness reform facility run by a retired war colonel. With P.J. Boudousque, James C. Burns and Chris Petrovski. Written by Vincent Grashaw and Mark Penney. Directed by Grashaw. Breaking Glass Pictures

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier in this sequel to the 2011 film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” With Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell. Written by Mark Bomback, Rich Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Directed by Matt Reeves. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

A Five Star Life

A fortysomething woman devoted to her job as an incognito hotel critic has her luxurious lifestyle shaken by a series of personal setbacks. With Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi and Henry Arnold. Written by Maria Sole Tognazzi, Francesca Marciano and Ivan Cotroneo. Directed by Tognazzi. In Italian with English subtitles. Music Box Films

The Fluffy Movie

A concert documentary following the comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias on stage and off. Directed by Manny Rodriguez. Open Road Films

The Girl on the Train

A documentary filmmaker headed to an interview in upstate New York has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman who leads him on a dangerous journey. With Henry Ian Cusick, Stephen Lang and Nicki Aycox. Written and directed by Larry Brand. Monterey Media

Land Ho!

Feeling disenchanted with life after retirement, a brassy former surgeon persuades his mild-mannered ex-brother-in-law to take a trip with him to Iceland to reclaim their youth. With Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson and Karrie Crouse. Written and directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz. Sony Pictures Classics

Life Itself

A documentary recounting the life of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, based on his bestselling memoir of the same name. Directed by Steve James. Magnolia Pictures

A Long Way Down

Four strangers happen to meet on the roof of a London building on New Year’s Eve, each with the intention of committing suicide, then mutually agree to temporarily call off their plans. With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. Written by Jack Thorne. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Magnolia Pictures

May In the Summer

A sophisticated New Yorker returns to her childhood home in Jordan for her wedding, and cultural and familial conflicts lead her to question the step she is about to take. With Cherien Dabis, Alia Shawkat and Nadine Malouf. Written and directed by Dabis. In English and Arabic, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Road to Paloma

A Native American man flees across the West on his motorcycle and searches for redemption after avenging his mother’s murder. With Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet and Sarah Shahi. Written by Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan and Jonathan Hirschbein. Directed by Momoa. WWE Studios / Anchor Bay Films



In the wake of a nuclear apocalypse, nine strangers hole up in a farmhouse cellar and face dwindling supplies, radioactive air and hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in. With Edward Furlong, Monica Keena and Andre Royo. Written by Christian McDonald. Directed by Peter Engert. Image Entertainment

I Origins

A molecular biologist’s study of the human eye points to evidence with far-reaching scientific and spiritual implications. With Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Written and directed by Mike Cahill. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Jupiter Ascending

A housecleaner has her life turned upside down when she is saved from bounty hunters by a genetically engineered ex-military warrior and learns she is intergalactic royalty. With Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne. Written and directed by Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures

Mood Indigo

A wealthy Parisian bachelor falls for an enchanting woman, but their courtship is tested when she develops an unusual illness in which a flower begins growing in her lungs. With Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris and Omar Sy. Written by Michel Gondry and Luc Bossi. Directed by Gondry. In French with English subtitles. Drafthouse Films

Planes: Fire & Rescue

In this animated movie set in a world of anthropomorphic aircraft, a famous air racer learns that his engine is damaged and shifts gears into the world of aerial firefighting. With the voices of Dane Cook and Julie Bowen. Directed by Bobs Gannaway. Walt Disney Pictures

The Purge: Anarchy

A new group of individuals fights to survive the annual night on which all crime is legal for 12 hours in this sequel to the 2013 film “The Purge.” With Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. Universal Pictures

Wish I Was Here

When his ailing father takes a turn for the worse, a thirtysomething actor struggling to support his family decides to pull his kids from the pricey yeshiva school their grandfather was paying for. With Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad. Written by Zach Braff and Adam Braff. Directed by Zach Braff. Focus Features


A Most Wanted Man

German and U.S. intelligence agents take notice when a brutally tortured half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe. Written by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Roadside Attractions


The estranged daughter of a famous, recently deceased filmmaker decides to help put together a retrospective of his work. With Lauren Lee Smith and Jennifer Beals. Written and directed by Terry Miles. Monterey Media

Happy Christmas

The household of an aspiring novelist, her filmmaker husband and their 2-year-old son is turned upside-down when the father’s irresponsible younger sister comes to stay with them after a breakup. With Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg, Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham. Written and directed by Swanberg. Magnolia Pictures


The mythical Greek hero Hercules leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. With Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Joseph Fiennes. Written by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Directed by Brett Ratner. Paramount Pictures

Magic in the Moonlight

An Englishman is called upon to get to the bottom of a possible swindle in the South of France of the 1920s. With Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden and Hamish Linklater. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Sony Pictures Classics

Rich Hill

A documentary following three teenage boys coming of age in a small Missouri town. Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo. The Orchard

Sex Tape

To spice up their love life, a couple of 10 years make a marathon sex tape and then scramble to erase it from existence after they accidentally send it to friends and family members. With Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper. Written by Segel, Kate Angelo and Nicholas Stoller. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Columbia Pictures

Step Up All In

A high-stakes dance contest in Las Vegas brings together crews from previous installments of the “Step Up” franchise. With Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Written by John Swetnam. Directed by Trish Sie. Summit Entertainment


The Moment

After a tumultuous affair between a photojournalist and a troubled writer ends in the latter’s disappearance, the former lands in a mental hospital, where she reconnects with her daughter and befriends a patient who bears an uncanny resemblance to her former lover. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson and Alia Shawkat. Written by Gloria Norris and Jane Weinstock. Directed by Weinstock. Dada Films

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

A group of friends’ vacation in the Caribbean devolves into a nightmare after they stumble upon an abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. With Sean Astin, Currie Graham and Ryan Donowho. Written by Jake Wade Wall. Directed by Kaare Andrews. Image Entertainment


During confession, a good Irish priest is told by an unseen member of his parish that he intends to kill the clergyman in one week’s time. With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly and Aidan Gillen. Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Child of God

A Tennessee outcast living on the fringes of society descends into crime and degredation in this adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel. With Scott Haze, James Franco and Timothy Blake Nelson. Written by Franco and Vince Joliette. Directed by Franco. Wellgo Releasing

Get on Up

A biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, from his impoverished childhood to his musical stardom. With Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Nelsan Ellis. Written by Steve Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth and Tate Taylor. Directed by Taylor. Universal Pictures

Guardians of the Galaxy

After stealing a mysterious orb coveted by an intergalactic villain, a brash adventurer teams with a motley crew of alien outlaws to survive and save the universe in this movie based on the Marvel comic book. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper. Written and directed by James Gunn. In 3-D and Imax. Walt Disney Pictures

What If

A medical-school dropout who has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships decides to put his love life on hold, only to spark a connection with an animator who, unfortunately, has a live-in boyfriend. With Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Rafe Spall. Written by Elan Mastai. Directed by Michael Dowse. CBS Films

AUG. 8

The Hundred-Foot Journey

A promising young chef and his family, who have been displaced from India to the South of France and have opened their own restaurant, come into conflict with the icy proprietress of a classical French restaurant in this movie based on the novel by Richard C. Morais. With Manish Dayal, Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Dreamworks Pictures

Into the Storm

A town is ravaged by deadly tornadoes while storm chasers try to obtain a once-in-a-lifetime shot in this found-footage-style thriller. With Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh. Written by John Swetnam. Directed by Steven Quale. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Kill Team

A documentary about Spc. Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan who, with the help of his father, attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. Directed by Dan Krauss. Oscilloscope Laboratories


A woman forced to act as a drug mule accidentally ingests some of the contraband and finds it gives her superhuman abilities, then turns the tables on her captors. With Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Universal Pictures

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four anthropomorphic turtles trained in martial arts team with a fearless reporter and her wisecracking cameraman to save New York City from the villain Shredder and his henchmen, the Foot Clan. With Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner and K. Todd Freeman. Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Evan Daugherty. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Paramount Pictures

The Two Faces of January

A wealthy American couple touring Greece in the 1960s meet a con artist who becomes entranced by them, and a sudden accident puts them all in danger. With Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Written and directed by Hossein Amini. Magnolia Pictures

AUG. 13

Let’s Be Cops

Two rudderless friends dress as police officers for a costume party and enjoy their newfound authority, then get mixed up with real mobsters and dirty detectives. With Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle and Nina Dobrev. Written by Luke Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas. Directed by Greenfield. 20th Century Fox

AUG. 15

As Above, So Below

A team of explorers venture into the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris to uncover the secrets of the city of the dead. With Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Universal Pictures

Dinosaur 13

A documentary about paleontologist Peter Larson and his team’s discovery of the largest, most intact T. rex skeleton ever found in 1990, and the 10-year battle that ensued. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. Lionsgate

The Expendables 3

The mercenary team known as the Expendables face off against a former member who went rogue and was thought to be dead. With Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas and Jet Li. Written by Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. Directed by Patrick Hughes. Lionsgate / Millennium Entertainment

The Giver

In a seemingly utopian society marked by contentment and conformity, a young man is selected to be the new Receiver of Memory, the lone person in his community who carries the knowledge of the old world. With Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Phillip Noyce. The Weinstein Co.

The One I Love

In an attempt to save their marriage, a couple on the brink of separation escape to a vacation house for a weekend getaway, but what begins as a fun retreat soon becomes surreal. With Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson. Written by Justin Lader. Directed by Charlie McDowell. Radius-TWC

The Trip to Italy

Two Englishmen gab and bicker while on a culinary road trip around Italy in this sequel to the 2010 film “The Trip.” With Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Written by Coogan, Brydon and Michael Winterbottom. Directed by Winterbottom. IFC Films

AUG. 22


A young wannabe musician finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by a mysterious, enigmatic genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. With Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Magnolia Pictures

If I Stay

After a car accident leaves her caught between life and death, a young woman must choose her fate in this adaptation of Gayle Forman’s young-adult novel. With Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos and Jamie Blackley. Written by Shauna Cross. Directed by R.J. Cutler. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Liberator

A biopic about chronicling the life and times of the South American anti-colonialist leader Simon Bolivar. With Edgar Ramirez, Maria Valverde and Danny Huston. Written by Timothy J. Sexton. Directed by Alberto Arvelo. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Love Is Strange

Two gay men take advantage of New York’s new marriage law and wed after 39 years, but the Catholic school where one works reluctantly fires him, forcing the couple to split up, sell their apartment and search for cheaper housing. With John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei. Written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. Directed by Sachs. Sony Pictures Classics

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Hard-boiled vigilantes, femmes fatales and assorted lowlifes cross paths in this sequel to 2005’s “Sin City.” With Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Powers Boothe. Written by Frank Miller. Directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Dimension Films

When the Game Stands Tall

A football coach takes his high-school football team from obscurity to a record-shattering 151-game winning streak. With Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig. Written by Scott Marshall Smith. Directed by Thomas Carter. TriStar Pictures

AUG. 27


When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, a table-soccer ace recruits them to help save his town and win the heart of his crush. Written by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri and Gaston Gorali. Directed by Campanella. The Weinstein Co.

AUG. 29

The Congress

An aging actress with an ailing son makes a deal with a Hollywood studio to have her likeness digitally scanned, preserved and used without restriction in future films. With Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel and Jon Hamm. Written and directed by Ari Folman. Drafthouse Films


A woman returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a car accident comes face to face with a tormented spirit that has been seeking her return. With Sarah Snook, Mark Webber and David Andrews. Written by Robert Ben Garant. Directed by Kevin Greutert. Lionsgate

Life of Crime

The wife of a corrupt real-estate developer is kidnapped by two criminals and held for ransom, but his decision not to pay the ransom sets off a chain of double-crosses. With Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes. Written and directed by Daniel Schechter. Roadside Attractions

The Loft

Five married guys conspire to share a penthouse loft where they can carry out hidden affairs, but things go awry when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman there and no one knows whom to trust. With Karl Urban, James Marsden and Wentworth Miller. Written by Bart de Pauw and Wesley Strick. Directed by Eric Van Looy. Universal Pictures

The Notebook

Toward the end of World War II, a desperate mother leaves her 13-year-old twin sons at their cruel grandmother’s country home, where they harden themselves into becoming unfeeling and merciless. With Laszlo Gyemant, Andras Gyemant and Piroska Molnar. Written by Janos Szasz and Andras Szeker. Directed by Szasz. In Hungarian with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

One Chance

A biopic telling the story of Paul Potts, a Welsh cellphone salesman and amateur opera singer who became an overnight sensation via the reality TV series “Britain’s Got Talent.” With James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters and Mackenzie Crook. Written by Justin Zackham. Directed by David Frankel. The Weinstein Co.



During the Norwegian oil boom of the early 1980s, a deep-sea diver is hired for a dangerous assignment, and a disastrous accident pits him against powerful enemies. With Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephanie Sigman. Written by Hans Gunnarson, Katharina valen Zeiner, Cathinka Nicolaysen, Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Directed by Skjoldbjaerg. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

Two Night Stand

After a regrettable one-night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard. With Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr. Written by Mark Hammer. Directed by Max Nichols. eOne



After illegally crossing the border into the U.S., a Mexican man finds himself wrongly accused of killing a woman, and her husband, a former sheriff, searches for the truth. With Ed Harris, Michael Pena and Eva Longoria. Written by Michael Berry and Louis Moulinet. Directed by Berry. Magnolia Pictures

The Green Inferno

College students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save. With Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Kirby Bliss Blanton. Written by Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo. Directed by Roth. Open Road Films

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