Movie Capsules

Last modified: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
A MOST WANTED MAN: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Stars Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi. Rated R.

BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated R.

CAVALRY: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Rated R.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race. Stars Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis. Rated PG-13

THE DOG: A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon.” Not rated.

THE EXPENDABLES 3: Barney (Sylvester Stallone) augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who wants to wipe out Barney and his associates. Also stars Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz. Rated PG-13.

THE GIVER: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to learn from an elderly man (Jeff Bridges) about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world. Also stars Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift. Rated PG-13.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) becomes the object of a manhunt after he steals an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace). Also stars Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro. Rated PG-13.

The Hundred-Foot Journey: A family clashes with Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own eatery nearby. Also stars Om Puri, Manish Dayal. Rated PG.

Into the Storm: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. Stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh. Rated PG-13.

LET’S BE COPS: Two struggling pals (Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. Also stars Rob Riggle. Rated R.

LUCY: A woman (Scarlett Johansson), accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior. Also stars Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi. Rated R.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: When an Englishman (Colin Firth) is hired to help unmask a possible swindle, personal and professional complications ensue. Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy also stars Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden. Rated PG-13.

Step Up All In: All-stars from the previous “Step Up” movies come together in Las Vegas for a battle that could define their dreams and their careers. Stars Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani, Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Rated PG-13.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville), Donatello (Jeremy Howard )and Raphael (Alan Ritchson), aka the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Also stars William Fichtner. Rated PG-13.