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Movie Capsules

Fran Kranz in a scene from "Much Ado About Nothing" AP Photo/Roadside Attractions

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AFTER EARTH: A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father, Cypher (Will Smith), stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity to escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must find a way to get help. Also stars Sophie Okonedo. Rated PG-13.

BEFORE MIDNIGHT: We meet Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years on, married and vacationing in Greece with their twins. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Also stars Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Rated R.

THE BLING RING: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson. Rated R.

THE EAST: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she infiltrates an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Stars Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page. Rated PG-13.

FRANCES HA: A woman who says she lives in New York City, although she doesn’t really have an apartment (Greta Gerwig), apprentices for a dance company, although she’s not really a dancer. As she throws herself headlong into her dreams, the possibility of realizing them seems to dwindle. Also stars Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver. Rated R.

IRON MAN 3: When Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle. Rated PG-13.

MAN OF STEEL: A young journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. Also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne. Rated PG-13.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY: A look at the relationship between Mike (the voice of Billy Crystal) and Sulley (the voice of John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. Also stars the voices of Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren. Rated G.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers. Stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz. Rated PG-13.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: After the crew of the Enterprise finds a force of terror from within its own organization, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. Also stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana. Rated PG-13.

THIS IS THE END: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. Also stars Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Rihanna. Rated R.

WORLD WAR Z: United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity. Also stars Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz. Rated PG-13.

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