New this week
The Cold Light of Day | A young American uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain. PG-13. Starring: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.
The Words | When wannabe-writer Rory Jensen finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own. The book, called “The Window Tears,” brings Rory great acclaim, until the real author shows up and threatens to destroy Rory’s reputation. PG-13. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid.
The Possession | Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. PG-13. Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and Madison Davenport.
Lawless (2012) | Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Va., a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits. R. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure | It’s their friend Schluufy’s birthday, and the Oogieloves – Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie – are planning a secret surprise party. But when the last five magical balloons in LovelyLoveville are lost, Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie must find them, or the party will be a disaster. G. Starring: Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman and Christopher Lloyd.
Hit and Run | A comedy about a young couple that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. R. Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.
Premium Rush | A bike messenger’s last delivery of the day turns into a life-or-death chase through Manhattan. PG-13. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez.
The Expendables 2 | Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. R. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
ParaNorman | Norman, a boy who can speak with the dead, is the only one who can defend his town against a centuries-old curse that causes zombies, ghosts and witches to attack. PG. Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi and Casey Affleck.
Sparkle | Musical prodigy Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix, while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era. PG-13. Starring: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston and Derek Luke.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green | An inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green, who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim – and their small town of Stanleyville – learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. PG. Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and Dianne Wiest.
The Bourne Legacy | A story centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels. PG-13. Starring: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz.
The Campaign | When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. R. Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis.
Hope Springs | After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their marriage. PG-13. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days | School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer when all his plans go wrong. PG. Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Rachael Harris.
The Dark Knight Rises | Eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight,” the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes. PG-13. Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.
Ice Age: Continental Drift | Scrat’s acorn obsession has world-changing consequences that sends Manny, Diego and Sid on an epic adventure involving a ship full of fearsome pirates, and an unexpected reunion. PG. Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah.