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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate." AP Photo/Dreamworks Pictures

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate." AP Photo/Dreamworks Pictures Purchase photo reprints »

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Also stars: Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman. Rated PG-13.

CARRIE: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Also stars Gabriella Wilde. Rated R.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2: Flint Lockwood (the voice of Bill Hader) now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V (the voice of Will Forte). But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Also stars the voices of Anna Faris, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris. Rated PG.

DON JON: Joseph Gordon-Levitt directed, wrote and stars in this film about a New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, who develops unrealistic expectations from watching pornography. Also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore. Rated R.

ENOUGH SAID: A divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) decides to pursue the man she’s interested (James Gandolfini), only to learn that he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. Also stars Catherine Keener, Toni Collette. Rated PG-13.

ESCAPE PLAN: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent. Rated R.

THE FIFTH ESTATE: A dramatic thriller based on real events: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) exposes the deceptions and corruptions of power, turning his Internet site into one of the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organizations. Also stars Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten. Rated R.

FREE THE MIND: The story of professor Richard Davidson, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, who in 1992 met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation practice. Not rated

GRAVITY: A medical engineer and an astronaut (George Clooney, Sandra Bullock) work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Also stars Ed Harris. Rated PG-13.

HAUTE CUISINE: Based on a true story, celebrated French chef Hortense Laborie ( Catherine Frot) is surprised when she is tapped to be the private chef for President François Mitterrand (Jean d’Ormesson). Also stars Arthur Dupont. Rated PG-13.

INEQUALITY FOR ALL: A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. Rated PG.

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.

MACHETE KILLS: The United States government recruits Machete (Danny Trejo) to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. Also stars Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Hudgens. Rated R.

PRISONERS: When Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) discovers his daughter and her friend are missing, he takes matters into his own hands. Also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo. Rated R.

ROMEO AND JULIET: When Romeo (Douglas Booth) and Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld), the young star-crossed lovers of two enemy families, meet, forbidden love ensues. Also stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti. Rated PG-13.

RUNNER RUNNER: Princeton grad student Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. Also stars Gemma Arterton, John Heard. Rated R.

RUSH: Director Ron Howard’s re-creation of the merciless 1970s race-car rivalry between Formula One racecar drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Chris Hemsworth). Also stars Olivia Wilde. Rated R.

WADJDA: An enterprising Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) signs up for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy a green bicycle she has her eye on. Also stars Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani. Rated PG.

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