“A Most Wanted Man” German and U.S. intelligence agents take notice when a brutally tortured half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe. Written by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Anton Corbijn. 121 mintues (R)

“And So it Goes” A willfully obnoxious real estate agent wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire, until his estranged son suddenly drops off a 9-year-old granddaughter he never knew existed. With Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins. Written by Mark Andrus. Directed by Rob Reiner. 94 minutes (PG-13)

“Begin Again” A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. 104 minutes (R)

“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)

* “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)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” The Marvel Comics space superhero team comes to the screen, starring Chris Pratt as the pilot leading a squad of misfits, including a talking raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper). 121 minutes (PG-13)

“The Forgotten Kingdom” Audience Award 2014 Maine International Film Festival. When Atang returns to his ancestral land of Lesotho, South Africa to bury his father, he reconnects with the mystic landscape and hardships of village life he thought he’d left behind. In Lesotho, Atang meets Dineo, a young schoolteacher he knew as a child, falling in love and rekindling feelings about his people and his past. 96 minutes (Unrated)

“Hercules” Dwayne Johnson and director Brett Ratner tackle the mythical hero, placing him in a reality where the supernatural does not exist. 94 minutes (PG-13)

* “How to Train Your Dragon 2” 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)

“Lucy” A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. 90 minutes (R)

* “Me and You” An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. 103 minutes

“Northern Borders” ‘Northern Borders’ tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. 108 minutes (NR)

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” In the sequel to the “Cars” knockoff, Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) sets aside the racing career and enters the arena of aerial firefighting. 83 minutes (PG)

“The Purge: Anarchy” In this sequel to last year’s surprise hit, a young couple tries to survive the annual night of government-sanctioned crime and terror when their car breaks down before they can reach the safety of their home. 103 minutes (R)

“Sex Tape” As a lark, a married couple (Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz) film a raunchy, three-hour sex tape to spice up their love life. Then the tape goes missing, and the Internet beckons. 94 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)

* “Third Person” The latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis is about love, but it’s not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. Haggis uses a double-edged sword — and a relatively blunt one at that — to hack away at it. There are three theaters of operation — the entanglement between Liam Neeson’s and Olivia Wilde’s characters unfolding in Paris, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias’ mismatched pair sparring in Rome and Mila Kunis and James Franco battling it out in New York City. The actors bring their A-games, but ultimately the film’s pieces remain scattered, its puzzle unfinished, its stories half-told. 136 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)

* “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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