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Johnny Knoxville, left, as Irving Zisman and Jackson Nicoll as Billy in "Bad Grandpa" AP Photo/Paramount Pictures

Johnny Knoxville, left, as Irving Zisman and Jackson Nicoll as Billy in "Bad Grandpa" AP Photo/Paramount Pictures Purchase photo reprints »

BAD GRANDPA: Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). Rated R.

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.

THE COUNSELOR: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem. Rated R.

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.

DRACULA 3D: Jonathan Harker (Unax Ugalde) journeys from England to a remote castle in Transylvania, owned by Count Dracula (Thomas Kretschmann). His purpose: to catalogue Dracula’s library. At first Harker is enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, but soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle. Also stars Marta Gastini, Rutger Hauer. Not rated.

ENOUGH SAID: A divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) decides to pursue the man she’s interested in (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.

GOD LOVES UGANDA: This documentary explores the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America’s Christian right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law. 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.

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.

MUSCLE SHOALS: A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and the signature sound he developed in songs such as “I’ll Take You There,” “Brown Sugar,” and “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Features Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Bono, Jimmy Cliff, Gregg Allman, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys. Rated PG.

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.

WOULD YOU RATHER: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. Stars Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs. Not rated.

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