“Betty” Though greater fame went to his “French New Wave” colleagues Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol’s films may, in the end, be more brilliant, more long-lasting, more the films of a director with a singular vision, a complex view of the entangled complications of human interactions. 101 minutes (R)

“Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks delivers a career-high performance as the captain of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Directed by Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Green Zone”) in a suspenseful, you-are-there documentary style. 114 minutes (PG-13)

“Carrie” Chloe Grace Moretz takes over for Sissy Spacek as the bullied teen with telekinetic powers in this “reimagining” of the Stephen King novel. Director Kimberly Pierce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) reportedly consulted with Brian De Palma, who made the 1976 original, before shooting began. Julianne Moore co-stars as Carrie’s fanatically religious mother, who turned out to have a point when she warned her daughter “They’re all gonna laugh at you!” 99 minutes (R)

“Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” Bill Hader returns as the voice of the hapless inventor who came up with a machine that made food rain down from the sky. Now he must figure out how to deal with the voracious animals that mutated as a result of 24/7 chow. 94 minutes (PG)

“Despicable Me 2” The seemingly reformed supervillain Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help save the world in this sequel to the 2010 animated film. With the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Al Pacino. Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. In 3-D. 98 minutes (PG)

“Enough Said” A divorced single mother who works as a masseuse finds her personal and professional lives uncomfortably intersecting when a new client turns out to be her new beau’s ex-wife. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. 102 minutes (PG-13)


“Escape Plan” Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger co-star for the first time (no, “The Expendables” movies don’t count) as convicts who attempt a daring prison break. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom (“1408,” “Evil”). 116 minutes (R)

“The Family” Retired mobsters Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer are living incognito in France with their kids after ratting out their former partners in crime. Tommy Lee Jones is the CIA agent trying to keep them safe under the witness protection program. Good luck with that. 98 minutes (R)

“Gravity” Alfonso Cuaron’s astounding sci-fi epic, about two astronauts (George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) stranded in outer space, deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. 90 minutes (PG-13)

“Inequality For All,” In this documentary, the political economist and professor Robert Reich delves into the widening income gap in the U.S. and its effect on the economy. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth. 89 minutes (PG)

“Insidious Chapter 2” A young married couple seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left their family dangerously connected to the spirit world in this sequel to the 2011 film “Insidious.” With Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Lin Shaye. Written by Leigh Whannell. Directed by James Wan. 105 minutes PG-13.

“Machete Kills,” Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas and Sofia Vergara join the self-conscious B-movie fun in the second installment of writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s campy action series about a machete-wielding Mexican government agent (Danny Trejo). 107 mintutes (R)


“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)

“Prisoners” Denis (“Incendies”) Villeneuve directs this epic-length thriller about the increasingly desperate father (Hugh Jackman) of an abducted girl and the detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) scrambling to find her. 146 minutes (R)

“Runner Runner” Justin Timberlake stars as a college student on the trail of the online gambling impresario (Ben Affleck) who cheated him out of his money. 91 minutes (R).

“The Summit” This documentary chronicles a disastrous 2008 climb to the top of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, during which 11 expert climbers died. Directed by Nick Ryan. 99 minutes (R)

“Turbo” A snail in the Indy 500? That’s the premise of this formulaic animated feature that definitely isn’t hitting on all cylinders. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Maya Rudolph and Snoop Dogg. 96 minutes (PG)

“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)

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