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Maleficent | A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. PG. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Juno Temple.
A Million Ways to Die in the West | After cowardly Albert backs out of a gunfight because he's never fired his gun, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man -- the proprietor of the town's foremost moustache emporium. When he accidentally saves the life of a mysterious and beautiful woman, she helps him find his courage and learn to stand up for himself. R. Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron.
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Chef | Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. R. Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Critic’s rating: n/a.
Blended: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. PG-13. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Bella Thorne. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
XMen: Days of Future Past | The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. PG-13. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Godzilla | This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. PG-13. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Million Dollar Arm | In a last-ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitcher. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition. PG. Starring: John Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Nei ghbors | A comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. R. Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
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. Critic’s rating: 2.5 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.
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.
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.