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New this week

Cinderella | The story follows the fortunes of young Ella, whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters into the family home. PG. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Lily James and Richard Madden.

Run All Night | Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon, once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire, Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past — as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. R. Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman and Genesis Rodriguez.

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Unfinished Business | A hard-working small-business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. R. Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco.

Chappie | In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. R. Starring: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and Yo-Landi Visser.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Sonny prepares to expand the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the elderly and beautiful while planning his impending wedding to Sunaina. PG. Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy.

Focus | Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection, becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort, and he abruptly breaks it off. R. Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro.

The Lazarus Effect | A group of researchers led by Frank and Zoe have achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough. PG-13. Starring: Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde and Donald Glover.

McFarland, USA | A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. PG. Starring: Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodriguez and Carlos Pratts.

Fifty Shades of Grey | This is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. R. Starring: Jamie Dornan and Jennifer Ehle.

Kingsman: The Secret Service | Based upon the acclaimed comic book, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. R. Starring: Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton.

Still Alice | Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. PG-13. Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth.

Jupiter Ascending | Jupiter was born under a night sky, and signs predicted she was destined for great things. Now grown up, Jupiter still dreams of the stars but wakes up each day to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. PG-13. Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Sean Bean.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water | SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate. PG. Starring: Clancy Brown.

Paddington | A young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck that says, “Please look after this bear.” PG. Starring: 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 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.

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.

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. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. PG-13. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and David Thewlis.

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