“A Walk in the Woods” After spending two decades overseas, an American (Robert Redford) returns to the U.S. and asks one of his oldest friends (Nick Nolte) to hike the Appalachian Trail with him as a way of reconnecting with his homeland. 104 minutes (R)

“American Ultra” A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) takes a break from his bong when he discovers he’s actually a lethal sleeper agent who’s been called into action. Kristen Stewart plays his understandably baffled girlfriend. 95 minutes (R)

“Black Mass” The Oscar buzz has begun for Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Whitey Bulger, the violent South Boston gangster who became an FBI informant to bring down a rival Mafia family. 122 minutes (R)

“Captive” A recovering drug addict (Kate Mara) is held prisoner in her own apartment by a fugitive convict (David Oyelowo). 97 minutes (PG-13)

“The Gift” Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall are a married couple taunted by an old acquaintance (Joel Edgerton, who also wrote and directed) who reappears bearing troublesome presents and secrets from the past. 108 minutes (R)

“Grandma” After breaking up with her much-younger girlfriend (Judy Greer), a woman (Lili Tomlin) scrambles to help her granddaughter (Julia Garner) raise $600 for an abortion scheduled for later in the day. 118 minutes (R)

* “Hitman: Agent 47” “Homeland’s” Rupert Friend takes over for Timothy Olyphant in this second installment in the adventures of a genetically-engineered super-assassin. Yes, it’s the tail-end of the summer movie season. 96 minutes (R)

“Inside Out” This adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir is based less in ideas and dialogue than in shtick and busy business, with Nick Nolte uncomfortably overplaying and Robert Redford desperately trying to bring an amused urbanity to his performance as counterbalance. Directed by Ken Kwapis. 104 minutes (R)

“Learning to Drive” Providing a welcome, grown-up escape from all that summer escapism, this is a richly observed, cross-cultural character study that coasts along pleasurably on the strengths of its virtuoso leads. With Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Isabel Coixet. 90 minutes (R)

* “Listen to Marlon” A revelatory, strikingly emotional look at a complex, troubled, enormously gifted man, this laceratingly candid documentary about Marlon Brando makes excellent use of hundreds of hours of previously unheard audiotapes the actor made to record his fascinating ruminations. 100 minutes (NR)

* “The Man From Laramie” A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals. 104 minutes

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) directs Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in this big-screen spinoff of the 1960s TV series about a CIA agent and a KGB operative who join forces. 116minutes (PG-13)

“The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” After escaping the maze in the first film, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers must negotiate a dangerous barren landscape in this second installment of the series based on James Dashner’s young adult novels. 131 minutes (PG-13)

“Meru” This film will open your eyes, and more than once. Not just visually, as you might expect from a documentary on the obsessive quest to be the first to climb the most impossible peak in the Himalayas, but psychologically as well. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. 90 minutes (R)

“Minions” Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. 91 minutes (PG)

“Mission Impossible Rogue Nation” Tom Cruise continues to perform most of his dangerous stunts as the intrepid Ethan Hunt in the latest episode of the action series, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (“The Way of the Gun”). 131 minutes (PG-13)

“Mistress America” Greta Gerwig reunites with her Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach for this comedy about an impetuous young woman who turns her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s life upside down. 84 minutes (R)

“Mr. Holmes” An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. 104 minutes (PG)

“No Escape” After relocating to Southeast Asia with his family, an American businessman (Owen Wilson) is caught in the middle of a violent political coup. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell co-star. 103 minutes (R)

* “Paper Towns” After an all night adventure, Quentin’s life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime. 109 minutes (PG-13)

“The Perfect Guy” After breaking up with her commitment-phobic boyfriend (Morris Chestnut), a lobbyist (Sanaa Latham) meets a charming, all-around-nice guy (Michael Ealy) who may not be as harmless as he appears. 100 minutes (PG-13)

* “Pixels” Some movies are so interminable that it seems they might never end, while others are assembled with such indifference that you are essentially left waiting for them to start. “Pixels” somehow manages both. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, the film takes a spectacular premise and then treats it flatly, with no sense of wonder. 98 minutes (PG-13)

* “The Princess Bride” While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. 98 minutes (PG)

“Ricki and the Flash” A fading rock musician who chased stardom at the expense of her family tries to reconnect with her daughter, who has been devastated by her failed marriage. With Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer. Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jonathan Demme. 100 minutes (PG-13)

“Shaun the Sheep” When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. 85 minutes (PG)

“Spy” A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. 120 minutes (R)

“Sinister 2” A single mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin sons are targeted by an evil spirit in this sequel to the creepy 2012 hit. 97 minutes (R)

* “Straight Outta Compton” A biopic about the rise and fall of the seminal Los Angeles gangsta rap group N.W.A, led by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. With O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. Written by Andrea Berloff. Directed by F. Gary Gray. 142 minutes (R)

* “Trainwreck” Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. 125 minutes (R)

“The Transporter Refueled” “Game of Thrones'” Ed Skrein takes over for Jason Statham in the further adventures of the unstoppable special-ops mercenary. 96 minutes (PG-13)

“The Visit” Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Last Airbender,” “Lady in the Water”) returns to his thriller roots with this story about a brother and sister who spend a week at the farm of their exceedingly odd grandparents. Because it’s Shyamalan, plot twists are guaranteed. 94 minutes (PG-13)

“A Walk in the Wood” This adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir is based less in ideas and dialogue than in shtick and busy business, with Nick Nolte uncomfortably overplaying and Robert Redford desperately trying to bring an amused urbanity to his performance as counterbalance. Directed by Ken Kwapis. 104 minutes (R)

“War Room” A seemingly perfect family look to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. 120 minutes (PG)

“The Year we Thought About Love”

— Compiled from wire reports

* Ends Thursday

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