“Arbtrage” A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling . 107 minutes (R)

“Hotel Transylvania” (PG): Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg provide the voices for this animated comedy about a boy who discovers Dracula is real — and falls in love with his daughter. 91 minutes (PG-13)

“The Invisible War” An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military. Starring Helen Benedict, Anu Bhagwati and Susan Burke. 93 minutes (NR)

“Looper” (R): A time-travel movie like none you’ve seen before. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the young and old versions of the same character in writer-director Rian Johnson’s surprising, exciting sci-fi adventure set in the near future. 118 minutes (R)

“Warrior Woman” Alice, a teacher, wife and breast cancer survivor, begins having potent dreams (a mute young girl, chanting women. Starring Aarti K. Attreya, Amy Baklini and Alexa Bauer. (R)

“Won’t Back Down” Frustrated by bureaucracy and politics, two mothers (Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal) decide to do something to save their kids’ failing inner-city school. (PG)


“Dredd” Karl Urban is the futuristic cop (previously played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995) who is judge, jury and executioner all in one. 95 minutes (R)

“End of Watch” Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are two police officers marked for murder by a drug cartel in the latest gritty cop drama from writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “Harsh Times”). 109 minutes (R)

“The Expendables” Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Terry Crews reunite for head-banging exploits. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris join the ’80s action-star party. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis show up for more than just cameos. 102 minutes (R)

“Finding Nemo” Arguably Pixar’s best movie returns, this time in three dimensions. 96 minutes (PG-13)

“Hope Springs” Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. 100 minutes (PG-13)

“House at the End of the Street” A mother and daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new home and discover the girl who lived next door murdered her parents. 101 minutes (PG-13)

“The Master” A new movie by Paul Thomas Anderson (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood”) is always cause for excitement. But this story about a World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls under the sway of the charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of a faith group looks exceptional, even by Anderson’s standards. Frankly, we can’t wait. 137 minutes (R)

“Magic Mike” Channing Tatum stars as a male stripper who has real feelings, too, in Steven Soderbergh’s odd and entertaining mix of backstage melodrama, indie verite and “Showgirls” kitsch. With Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn. 110 minutes (R)

“Resident Evil: Retribution” Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. 95 minutes (R)

“Robot and Frank” In the near future, an aging former cat burglar’s two adult children buy him a humanoid robot helper, with whom he forms an unexpected partnership. With Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler. Written by Christopher Ford. Directed by Jake Schreier. 89 minutes (PG-13)

“Ted” A grown man (Mark Wahlberg) who can’t part with the potty-mouthed, talking teddy bear of his childhood. 100 minutes (PG)

“Total Recall” Colin Farrell goes mind-tripping in Len (“Underworld”) Wiseman’s efficient but one-dimensional reboot of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven sci-fi thriller, in which a factory worker gets memory implants and ends up being chased by robot cops and his wife (Kate Beckinsale), who turns out be very bad. With Jessica Biel as quite literally the girl of his dreams. 118 minutes (PG-13)

“Trouble With the Curve” Although he said Gran Torino would be his final screen performance, Clint Eastwood apparently changed his mind to play an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along on his last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake plays the young ballplayer who just might be good enough for the big leagues. Directed by Robert Lorenz, Eastwood’s longtime assistant director. 111 minutes (PG-13)

— Compiled from wire reports

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