New this week
Mortdecai | Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. R. Starring: Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany.
Strange Magic | Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. PG. Starring: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood and Kristin Chenoweth.
The Boy Next Door | A psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. R. Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman and John Corbett.
Whiplash | Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. R. Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist.
Paddington | A young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck that says, “Please look after this bear.” PG. Starring: Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville.
The Wedding Ringer | Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: He has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. R. Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.
American Sniper | U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy and courageous exploits earn him the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. R. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner.
Blackhat | Set within the world of global cybercrime, “Blackhat” follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level, cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. R. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Tang Wei.
Inherent Vice | When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire, land-developer boyfriend, whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin … well, easy for her to say. R. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro and Sasha Pieterse.
The Imitation Game | During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. PG-13. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance.
Taken 3 | Bryan Mills’ reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. PG-13. Starring: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Famke Janssen.
Selma | It chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. PG-13. Starring: Lorraine Toussaint, Giovanni Ribisi and Tim Roth.
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death | When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve and Jean bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. PG-13. Starring: Jeremy Irvine and Oaklee Pendergast.
Unbroken | This is an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. PG-13. Starring: Jack O’Connell and Miyavi.
Into the Woods | This modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales intertwines the plots of a few choice stories and explores the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. PG. Starring: Meryl Streep and James Corden.
The Gambler | Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Jim Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. R. Starring: Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange.
Big Eyes | In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. PG-13. Starring: Amy Adams and Danny Huston.
Wild | Haunted by memories of her mother, Bobbi, and with absolutely no experience, Cheryl Strayed sets out to hike more than 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, all on her own. R. Starring: Reese Witherspoon and Tom Sadoski.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies | This final battle brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the company of dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the dragon Smaug, the company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. PG-13. Starring: Martin Freeman and Hugo Weaving.
Annie | Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. PG. Starring: Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb | Larry leaves New York City for London, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. PG. Starring: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
Exodus: Gods and Kings | Moses rises up against the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. PG-13. Starring: Christian Bale and Aaron Paul.
Foxcatcher | Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. R. Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.
The Theory of Everything | This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. PG-13. Starring: Eddie Redmayne and David Thewlis.