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Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs in "Jobs." AP Photo/Open Road Films

Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs in "Jobs." AP Photo/Open Road Films Purchase photo reprints »

2 GUNS: A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer (Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg) find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. Also stars Paula Patton. Rated R.

20 FEET FROM STARDOM: Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. This documentary takes a look at who these singers are and the lives they lead. Stars Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill. Rated PG-13.

BLACKFISH: In this documentary, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite tells the story of Tilikum, an aggressive orca that killed three people, and shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping wild creatures in captivity to use for human entertainment. Rated PG-13.

THE CONJURING: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Also stars Lili Taylor. Rated R.

ELYSIUM: In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Anti-immigration laws on Elysium are strictly enforced, but one man, Max (Matt Damon), takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized populations. Also stars Jodi Foster, Sharlto Copley. Rated R.

Fill the Void: Shira (Hadas Yaron), a devout 18-year-old Israeli and member of Tel Aviv’s ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, is pressured to marry Yochay (Yiftach Klein), the husband of her late sister. Also stars Irit Sheleg. Rated PG.

JOBS: The story of the ascension of Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) from college dropout into one of the most revered, creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Also stars Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons. Rated PG-13.

KICK-ASS 2: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. Also stars Chloë Grace Moretz. Rated R.

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER: An African-American’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Stars Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave. Rated PG-13.

PARANOIA: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his bosse_SSRqs old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage. Stars Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard. Rated PG-13.

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson. Rated PG.

PLANES: Dusty (the voice of Dane Cook) is a crop-dusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper (the voice of Stacy Keach) and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Also stars the voices of Brad Garrett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese. Rated PG.

THE SMURFS 2: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette (the voice of Katy Perry), who has been kidnapped by Gargamel (Hank Azaria) since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation — creatures called the Naughties — into real Smurfs. Also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays. Rated PG.

WE’RE THE MILLERS: A veteran pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Also stars Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter. Rated R.

THE WOLVERINE: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Also stars Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee. Rated PG-13.

DESPICABLE ME 2: Gru (the voice of Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Also stars the voices of Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. Rated PG.

RED 2: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Also stars John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rated PG-13.

THE WAY WAY BACK: Fourteen-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is on summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), and he’s having a rough time fitting in. Then he finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Also stars Allison Janney. Rated PG-13.

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