“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)

“Despicable Me 2” The sequel to the 2010 animated hit finds the reformed bad guy, Gru, recruited by an antivillain league. 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)

“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)

“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)

“Pacific Rim” Writer-director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) unleashes his imagination on his biggest canvas to date with this enormous adventure about giant robots, piloted by humans, defending Earth against enormous monsters that rise up from the sea. 91 minutes (PG-13)

“R.I.P.D.” Critics are being kept as far away as possible from this action-comedy about two police officers (Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges) who patrol the realm of the undead. 96 minutes (PG-13)

“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)

“The Smurfs 2” The evil Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry) in this sequel to the 2011 hit. 105 minutes (PG)

“Turbo” From DreamWorks Animation, the tale of a garden snail who dreams of being the fastest snail in the world. Voices include Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Samuel L. Jackson. 106 minutes (PG)

“20 Feet From Stardom” A documentary shining a spotlight on the world of backup singers. Directed by Morgan Neville. 90 minutes (PG-13)

“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)

“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

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