“After Earth” The once-formidable director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) tries to regain his cred with this science-fiction thriller about a father and son (played by Will Smith and his son Jaden) who crash land on Earth 1,000 years after it was abandoned by mankind. 89 minutes (PG-13)

“Beyond the Hills” At the most recent Cannes Film Festival, where director Cristian Mungiu had previously won the Grand Prize for “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Mungiu’s great new film, Beyond the Hills, won Best Director and Screenplay awards. This magisterial yet offbeat drama follows a young Romanian woman who sets out to retrieve her childhood friend from her “captivity” in a remote Romanian monastery and soon comes into violent conflict with the archaic strictures of this traditional community. “Intense and mesmerizing”–Andrew O’Hehir, Salon. In Romanian with English subtitles, 155 minutes (unrated)

“The Company You Keep” Robert Redford both stars in and directs this riveting thriller loosely based on the Weather Underground radicals of the ’70s … today. In the process, he and his powerhouse cast–including Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson and Susan Sarandon–come up with “… one of Redford’s knottiest and most involving films … a pulsating drama of a man who goes on an intricate, often interior journey to outrun his past” (Mary Corliss, Time) in this dramatic thriller about a former member of the Weather Underground who goes on the run to clear his name after he is outed by a journalist. 85 minutes (R)

“The Croods” A 3-D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. 98 minutes (PG)

“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)

“Fast & Furious 6” Justin Lin returns for a fourth time to direct Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the rubber-burning crew. This is the rare kind of movie franchise that gets better with each new film. 130 minutes (PG-13)


“Francis Ha” A 27-year-old apprentice dancer in New York is thrown off balance when she has a falling out with her best friend and roommate. With Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner and Adam Driver. Written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Directed by Baumbach. 86 minutes (R)

“I Do” A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the love of his life and is forced to make an impossible choice. 91 minutes (unrated)

“Iron Man 3” Can a new director — with an ’80s action-screenwriting pedigree — keep the Robert Downey-in-a-titanium-alloy-suit franchise going? Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two “IMs,” is out, and Shane Black of “Lethal Weapon” fame is in. So is Ben Kingsley, as maniac villain Mandarin.140 minutes (PG-13)

“The Hangover Part III” For the final chapter in his hugely successful trilogy about guys behaving badly, director Todd Phillips shakes things up by doing away with weddings and bachelor parties altogether. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are all back for more punishment. 100 minutes (R)

“Mud” Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and pledge to help him reunite with his girl and escape. With Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols. 130 minutes (PG-13)

“Now You See Me,” Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco are a team of bank-robbing magicians. Mark Ruffalo is the FBI agent trying to anticipate their next move. 116 minutes (PG-13)

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist” An ambitious young Pakistani businessman chasing Wall Street success finds himself on the wrong side of an emerging cultural divide after the Sept. 11 attacks. With Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland. Written by William Wheeler. Directed by Mira Nair. 128 minutes (R)

“Star Trek Into the Darkness” Capt. James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise embark on a manhunt to capture a terrorist mastermind. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zoe Saldana. Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Directed by J.J. Abrams. 142 minutes (PG-13)

— Complied from wire reports

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