“Blue Jasmine” Woody Allen takes a break from comedy in his annual offering, this time focusing on a New York woman (Cate Blanchett) who must move to San Francisco after a serious life crisis. 98 minutes (PG-13)

“The Conjuring” The buzz is overwhelmingly good on this horror movie about two paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) exploring strange events in a remote farmhouse. 122 minutes (R)

“Elysium” Director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to his breakout debut hit “District 9” is another action-heavy sci-fi picture. In the near future, the world’s wealthiest 1 percent (led by Jodie Foster) will abandon our ruined planet and move into a mammoth space station orbiting Earth. The people left behind (including Matt Damon) are required to work in factories to keep the satellite running smoothly. 109 minutes (R)

“Epic” Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz and Josh Hutcherson provide the voices for this 3-D animated fable about a teenage girl who is magically transported into an alternate universe. 102 minutes (PG)

“Fruitvale Station” The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008. Directed by Ryan Coogler, writen by Ryan Coogler, starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer. 85 minutes (R)

“Grown Ups 2” Adam Sandler rounds up his buddies (Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade) for a sequel to the unexpected box office smash, once again proving that men will always be boys. 101 minutes (PG-13)

“The Heat” A cop-buddy comedy, only with women! Sandra Bullock is the by-the-book FBI agent who pairs up with an unpredictable Boston police officer (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug kingpin. 117 minutes (R)

“The Lone Ranger” After countless setbacks and budget concerns, audiences finally can confirm that director Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) did in fact cast Johnny Depp as the Lone Ranger’s Native American sidekick, Tonto. 149 minutes (PG-13)

“Love is All You Need” Pierce Brosnan stars in “Love is All You Need,” the latest film from the Danish director Susanne Bier. Brosnan plays Philip, a widower who is hosting his son’s wedding at his villa in Sorrento. Also in attendance is the mother of the bride, Ida (Trine Dyrholm), a cancer survivor who has just completed a course of chemotherapy but is still awaiting the final all-clear. As they make the final preparations for their offspring’s nuptials, the flames of love start to catch. 116 minutes (R)

“Lovelace” Amanda Seyfried re-enacts the sad youth of Linda Lovelace, the stage name of the actress who became an instant celebrity in the early 1970s after starring in the X-rated “Deep Throat,” the most successful porn film of all time. 92 minutes (R)

“Man of Steel” Now that the Batman franchise has been put in mothballs for a while, Warner Bros. turns to its other iconic superhero — Superman — in director Zack Snyder’s reboot. Henry Cavill wears the cape. Russell Crowe is his father Jor-El, Amy Adams is Lois Lane and Michael Shannon is the villainous General Zod, more evil than ever. 143 mintues (PG-13)

“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” Logan Lerman returns as the teenage son of Poseidon in this second adaptation of Rick Riordan’s popular fantasy novels. 106 minutes (PG)

“Planes” A cropduster (voiced by Dane Cook) dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. Yes, it does sound an awful lot like Pixar’s “Cars,” minus the Pixar. This one is just plain Disney. 92 minutes (PG)

“Red 2” Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich return for this sequel about retired CIA operatives forced back into action. Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones join in the fun. 126 minutes (PG-13)

“2 Guns” Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are two undercover agents whose identities are exposed while trying to infiltrate a drug cartel. Bullets will fly. 109 minutes (R)

“The Way, Way Back” A 14-year-old boy vacationing with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and that man’s daughter finds an unexpected friend in the manager of a local water park. With Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette and Steve Carrell. Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. 102 minutes (PG-13)

“We’re the Millers” In order to smuggle a large shipment of marijuana from Mexico to the United States, a pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) hires a stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and two kids to pose as his family. 110 minutes (R)

“The Wolverine” Hugh Jackman reprises his signature role of the clawed mutant, this time traveling to Japan to catch up with an old acquaintance. There may be samurais. 139 minutes (PG-13)

— Compiled from wire reports