New this week
The Amazing Spider Man 2 | For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: Only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. PG-13. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan.
Brick Mansions | In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino, every day is a fight to live an honest life. PG-13. Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle and Robert Maillet. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
The Other Woman |After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman tries to get her ruined life back on track, then accidentally meets the wife her boyfriend has been cheating on. PG-13. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
The Quiet Ones | Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. PG-13. Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
A Haunted House 2 | Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. R. Starring: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly and Cedric the Entertainer. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
Bears | A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. G. Starring: John C. Reilly. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Transcendence | As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. PG-13. Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
Heaven Is for Real | A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. PG. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Draft Day | On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the No. 1 pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. PG-13. Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Oculus | Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. R. Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Rory Cochrane. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Rio 2 | It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids, after they’re hurtled from a magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. G. Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier | After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America, lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a SHIELD colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. PG-13. Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
The Grand Budapest Hotel | a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century. R. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes and Bill Murray. Critic’s rating: 4 stars.
Noah | The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood. PG-13. Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Divergent | Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. PG-13. Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
God’s Not Dead | After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor will fail him. PG. Starring: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.