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  • AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment<br/> Joseph Gordon-Levitt, foreground, and Paul Dano in a scene from "Looper"

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  • This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, foreground, and Paul Dano in a scene from the action thriller "Looper." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alan Markfield)

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  • AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment<br/> Joseph Gordon-Levitt, foreground, and Paul Dano in a scene from "Looper"
  • This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, foreground, and Paul Dano in a scene from the action thriller "Looper." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alan Markfield)

ARBITRAGE: A troubled hedge fund magnate (Richard Gere) desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Also stars Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling. Rated R.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD: Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, 6-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) leaves her southern Delta-community home in search of her mother. Also stars Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly. Rated PG-13.

THE BOURNE LEGACY: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by previous events involving Jason Bourne. Also stars Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13.

DREDD: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams up with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug. Stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey. Rated R.

END OF WATCH: Two young officers (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña ) are marked for death after confiscating money and firearms from members of a notorious cartel. Also stars Anna Kendrick. Rated R.

FINDING NEMO: A timid clownfish (the voice of Albert Brooks) sets out on a journey to bring home his son, Nemo (the voice of Alexander Gould), who was captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney. Rereleased in 3D. Also stars the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney. Rated G.

HOPE SPRINGS: After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones) attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Also stars Steve Carell. Rated PG-13.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: Dracula (the voice of Adam Sandler), who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, doesn’t like it when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teenaged daughter. Also stars the voices of Kevin James, Andy Samberg. Rated PG.

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot. Rated PG-13.

LOOPER: In 2072, the mob decides to get rid of Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) by sending him back in time 30 years, where a hired gun awaits. Also stars Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt. Rated R.

THE MASTER: A U.S. Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Also stars Amy Adams. Rated R.

PARANORMAN: Norman Babcock (the voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee), a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Also the voices of Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Rated PG.

PITCH PERFECT: Beca (Anna Kendrick), a freshman at Barden University, joins The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group who decide to take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Also stars Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson. Rated PG-13.

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION: Alice (Milla Jovovich) fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. Also stars Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez. Rated R.

SAMSARA: Filmed over a period of five years in 25 countries on five continents, and shot on 70 mm film, Samsara highlights sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Rated PG-13.

SLEEPWALK WITH ME: As stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career and a stale relationship, he starts to sleepwalk. Also stars Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn. Not rated.

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE: An ailing baseball scout (Clint Eastwood), in his twilight years, takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for one last recruiting trip. Also stars John Goodman. Rated PG-13.

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