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Movie Capsules

Danielle Bisutti in a scene from "Insidious: Chapter 2" AP Photo/FilmDistrict

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THE ACT OF KILLING: A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. Stars Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara. Not rated.

AUSTENLAND: Obsessed with the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice,” a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search of her perfect gentleman. Stars Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge. Rated PG-13.

BLUE JASMINE: A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite (Cate Blanchette) to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister (Sally Hawkins). Also stars Alec Baldwin. Rated PG-13.

CLOSED CIRCUIT: Martin (Eric Bana) and Claudia (Rebecca Hall) are lawyers — and ex-lovers — who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist’s trial. Also stars Jim Broadbent. Rated R.

DESPICABLE ME 2: Gru (the voice of Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Also stars the voices of Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. Rated PG.

ELYSIUM: In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Anti-immigration laws on Elysium are strictly enforced, but one man, Max (Matt Damon), takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized populations. Also stars Jodi Foster, Sharlto Copley. Rated R.

THE FAMILY: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron. Rated R.

THE GRANDMASTER: The story of martial-arts master Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), the man who trained Bruce Lee. Also stars Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang. Rated PG-13.

IN A WORLD...: An underachieving vocal coach (Lake Bell) aspires to be a voice-over star. Also stars Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed. Rated R.

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey. Rated PG-13.

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER: An African-American’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Stars Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave. Rated PG-13.

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: When her mother disappears, Clary Fray (Lily Collins) learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. Also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Jemima West. Rated PG-13.

MUSEUM HOURS: When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. Stars Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits. Not rated.

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US: A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry’s meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Rated PG.

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson. Rated PG.

PLANES: Dusty (the voice of Dane Cook) is a crop-dusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper (the voice of Stacy Keach) and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Also stars the voices of Brad Garrett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese. Rated PG.

RIDDICK: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Also stars Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff. Rated R.

THE SPECTACULAR NOW: A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.” Stars Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler. Rated R.

WE’RE THE MILLERS: A veteran pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Also stars Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter. Rated R.

THE WORLD’S END: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman. Rated R.

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