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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World | As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. R. Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Connie Britton.

Brave | Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. PG. Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter | As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war – and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved. R. Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper and Anthony Mackie.

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Rock of Ages | Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges. PG-13. Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise and Russell Brand.

That’s My Boy | While still a teen himself, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent. On Todd’s 18th birthday, Donny cut the youth loose. After years of estrangement, the older man shows up unexpectedly on the eve of his son’s wedding day, sending the young man’s life into a tailspin. Donny wants desperately to reconnect with Todd, but he must now deal with the repercussions of the bad parenting he exhibited in the past. R. Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester.

Madagascar 3 | Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to New York. This time the journey will take them to a traveling circus in Europe. PG. Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer.

Prometheus | A clue to mankind’s origins leads a team of explorers to deep space, where they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. R. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.

Crooked Arrows | The film centers on coach Joe Logan, who reluctantly leads a Native American high school team on their unlikely journey to the state lacrosse championship game against their prep school rivals. Along the way, Joe and the team rediscover their connection to the spiritual tradition of the ancient sport of lacrosse. PG-13. Starring: Brandon Routh, Chelsea Ricketts and Tyler Hill.

Snow White and the Huntsman | In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman is ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed, but he winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. PG-13. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

Men in Black III | Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. PG-13. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

Battleship | The action will pit a small fleet of naval ships against an alien force intent on enriching Earth’s valuable assets to ensure their survival. PG-13. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård and Rihanna.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting | The challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside-down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his father, who’s expecting twins with his young trophy wife; a photographer’s husband isn’t sure about his wife’s adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners. PG-13. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks.

Marvel’s The Avengers | When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. PG-13. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.

Think Like a Man | Four interconnected and diverse men’s love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy an advice book and start taking the advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. PG-13. Starring: Steve Harvey, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart.

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