“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” In this sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his band of genetically gifted apes is threatened by human survivors of a virus. Could this mean war? What do you think? 130 mintues (PG-13)

“Deliver Us From Evil” A New York City police officer (Eric Bana) teams up with a priest (Edgar Ramirez) who specializes in exorcisms to investigate a series of supernatural crimes. “The Exorcist” meets the buddy-cop movie. 118 minutes (R)

“Earth to Echo” A group of kids help a cute little alien left behind on Earth. You know, kinda like “E.T.” OK, just like “E.T.” 91 mintues (PG)

“The Fault in Our Stars” Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are two witty, unconventional teenagers who fall in love at a cancer survivors’ support group in this adaptation of John Green’s novel. There will be tears. 125 minutes (PG-13)

* “The Girl and Death” The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat. 127 minutes (NR)

“How to Train Your Dragon” The second chapter in a proposed animated trilogy catches up with Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless five years after the events of the first film. 102 minutes (PG)

“Jersey Boys” Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together to form the ’60s rock group the Four Seasons in this adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Clint Eastwood. 134 minutes (R)

“Maleficent” Angelina Jolie radiates elegant evil in this Disney tale about the villainous fairy from “Sleeping Beauty” and the young princess (Elle Fanning) she curses. 97 minutes (PG)

* “Obvious Child” A twenty-something aspiring female comic grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor. With Jenny Slate, Gabby Hoffman and Jake Lacy. Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. 83 minutes (R)

“Tammy” After losing her job and learning her husband is cheating on her, a woman (Melissa McCarthy) hits the road with her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon) in search of some payback. 96 minutes (R)

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” Mark Wahlberg takes over leading-man duties from Shia LaBeouf in the fourth installment in director Michael Bay’s money-minting franching. 165 minutes (PG-13)

“22 Jump Street” Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller return for more comic misadventures with the pair of undercover cops, this time assigned to pass themselves off as college students. 112 minutes (R)

* “We Are the Best” Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band — despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. 102 minutes (NR)

“Words and Pictures” An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. 111 minutes (PG-13)

— Compiled from wire reports

* Ends Thursday according to available listings.


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