3 Hearts (PG-13 for sexuality, brief nudity, mature themes, and pervasive smoking). Romantic romp about an incestuous love triangle that arises when sparks fly between a newlywed tax inspector (Benoit Poelvoorde) and his bride’s (Chiara Mastroianni) sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg). With Catherine Deneuve, Andre Marcon, and Patrick Mille. In French and Chinese with subtitles.
’71 (R for graphic violence, disturbing images, and profanity). Historical drama, set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, about a British soldier’s (Jack O’Connell) desperate effort to survive after he‘s severely beaten during an IRA riot and separated from his unit. With Richard Dormer, Jack Lowden, Sam Reid, and Martin McCann.
Chappie (R for violence, profanity, and brief nudity). Science fiction thriller set in a futuristic totalitarian state patrolled by repressive police androids where a renegade robot (Sharlto Copley) that was reprogrammed for good represents the last hope for humanity. With Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel.
Cinderella (PG for mature themes). Lily James stars as the title character in this live-action version of the classic fairy tale about an abused orphan who, with the help of her fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter), escapes the clutches of her wicked stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and wins the heart of handsome Prince Charming (Richard Madden). With Stellan Skarsgard, Derek Jacobi, and Hayley Atwell.
Do You Believe? (Unrated). A drama about 12 strangers who turn to Christ after their lives unexpectedly intersect in catastrophic fashion. Co-starring Lee Majors, Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepherd, Ted McGinley, Sean Astin, Brian Bosworth, Andrea Logan White, and Shwayze.
Fifty Shades of Grey (R for profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, and perverse behavior). Screen adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy romance novel about the adventures of a literature student (Dakota Johnson) under the spell of a wealthy businessman (Jamie Dornan). Supporting cast includes Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, and Rita Ora.
Focus (R for profanity, sexuality, and brief violence). Will Smith stars in this crime caper about a con man who meets his match when he falls for a femme fatale (Margot Robbie) trying to bilk the same billionaire (Rodrigo Santoro) in Buenos Aires. With BD Wong, Gerald McRaney, and Laura Flannery.
Get Hard (R for graphic nudity, drug use, pervasive profanity, sexuality, and crude humor). Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart co-star in this comedy about a millionaire convicted of tax evasion who hires an ex-con to prepare him for life behind bars. With T.I., Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, and Edwina Findley Dickerson.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Unrated). Ronit Elkabetz portrays the title character in this Israeli drama as a miserably-married woman dependent upon a rabbi’s approval for a divorce from her reluctant spouse (Simon Abkarian). With Menashe Noy, Sasson Gabai, and Rami Danon. In Hebrew, Arabic, and French with subtitles.
The Gunman (R for profanity, sexuality, and graphic violence). Pierre Morel (Taken) directed this international action thriller about a military veteran-turned-soldier of fortune (Sean Penn) ready to retire but on the run to clear his name when he unfairly becomes marked for assassination. With Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, and Jasmine Trinca.
Home (PG for mild action and rude humor). Animated film about a huggable fugitive from a distant planet (Jim Parsons) who forges an unlikely friendship with an innocent young Earthling (Rihanna) on a quest of her own. Voice cast includes Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Jones.
Insurgent (PG-13 for sensuality, pervasive violence, intense action, mature themes, and brief profanity). Second installment of the science fiction series based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy. Sequel finds the intrepid heroine (Shailene Woodley) confronting her demons while continuing the fight against an unholy alliance posing a threat to what’s left of society. Ensemble cast includes Theo James, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Octavia Spencer, Maggie Q, Janet McTeer, and Mekhi Phifer.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (R for profanity, sexuality, and graphic violence). Espionage thriller based on The Secret Service, a comic book series about a suave veteran spy (Colin Firth) who recruits a promising young protégé (Taron Egerton) to help thwart a twisted tech billionaire’s (Samuel L. Jackson) diabolical plot. With Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Sophie Cookson, and Mark Strong. In English, Arabic, and Swedish with subtitles.
McFarland, USA (PG for violence, mild epithets, and mature themes). Kevin Costner stars in this true story, set in 1987, about a high school track coach who transforms his underachieving cross-country team into championship contenders after recruiting some fleet-footed Latino students. Ensemble cast includes Maria Bello, Hector Duran, Daniel Moncada, Vincent Martella, and Carlos Pratts.
A Most Violent Year (R for profanity and some violence). A drama set in New York City in 1981, about the efforts of an immigrant couple (Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac) to make it in the corrupt, oil delivery business during one of the most dangerous periods in the history of the city. Cast includes David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and Alessandro Nivola. In English and Spanish with subtitles.
Run All Night (R for profanity, sexual references, graphic violence, and drug use). Crime thriller about a Brooklyn hit man (Liam Neeson) who ends up on the run from corrupt cops and contract killers when his son (Joel Kinnaman) is marked for death by a brutal mob boss (Ed Harris). Cast includes Common, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Genesis Rodriguez.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG for mild epithets and suggestive material). Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, and Dev Patel reprise their roles in this sequel which finds the proprietor (Patel) of India’s preeminent Old Folks Home pursuing his dream of opening another boarding house. Additions to the cast include Richard Gere, Tamsin Grieg, and David Strathairn.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG for mild action and rude humor). Screen adaptation of the animated TV series finds everybody’s favorite, sea-dwelling invertebrate (Tom Kenny) coming ashore with his friends to retrieve a stolen recipe from a dastardly pirate (Antonio Banderas). Voice cast includes Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Thomas F. Wilson, and Slash.
Still Alice (PG-13 for mature themes, brief profanity, and a sexual reference). Julianne Moore portrays the title character in this poignant portrait of a linguistic professor suffering from early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. With Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish.
Two Days, One Night (PG-13 with mature themes). A drama about a woman (Marion Cotillard) recovering from a nervous breakdown who has to spend a weekend trying to convince her factory co-workers to reverse their vote to have her fired in return for a big bonus. With Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salee, and Pili Groyne. In French and Arabic with subtitles.
Unfinished Business (R for risqué sexuality, graphic nudity, profanity, and drug use). Comedy about a trio’s (Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco) business trip gone awry at European ports of call ranging from a fetish convention to a global economic summit. Featuring Jil Funke, David Akinloye, and Heidi Philipsen.
Wild Tales (R for violence, profanity, and brief sexuality). Six drama/comedies explore the destructive effect of stress, depression, deception, inequality, infidelity, and injustice on different individuals. Cast includes Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa, and Rita Cortese. In Spanish with subtitles.