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Max Irons, left, and Saoirse Ronan are shown in a scene from "The Host.."

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Max Irons, left, and Saoirse Ronan are shown in a scene from "The Host.." (AP Photo/Open Road Films) Purchase photo reprints »

ADMISSION: A Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey), who is up for a major promotion, takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Also stars Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Michael Sheen, Lily Tomlin. Rated PG-13.

BEYOND THE HILLS: The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. Stars Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, and Valeriu Andriuta. Not rated.

THE CALL: When 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Also stars Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut. Rated R.

THE CROODS: The world’s first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone. Rated PG.

EVIL DEAD: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jessica Lucas. Rated R.

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL: A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school’s clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Directed by Goro Miyazaki. Featuring the voices of Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, and Anton Yelchin. Rated PG.

THE GATEKEEPERS: A documentary featuring interviews with surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. Stars Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter. Rated PG-13.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their existence. Stars Dwayne Johnson, D.J. Cotrona, Channing Tatum. Rated PG-13.

THE HOST: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) risks everything to protect the people she cares most about. Also stars Max Irons, Jake Abel. Rated PG-13.

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE: Magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) splits from his longtime stage partner after a guerrilla street magician steals their thunder. Spending time with his boyhood idol helps Burt remember what made him love magic in the first place. Also stars Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi. Rated PG-13.

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack. Also stars Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett. Rated R.

ON THE ROAD: Young writer Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey. Also stars Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen. Rated R.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: A small-time magician with dubious ethics arrives in a magical land and must decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG.

QUARTET: At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and former wife of Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), one of the residents. The film is Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut. Also stars Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly. Rated PG-13.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Also stars Robert De Niro. Rated R.

SPRING BREAKERS: Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work. Stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, James Franco. Rated R.

WEST OF MEMPHIS: An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. Stars Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, and Jessie Misskelley. Rated R.

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