3 Days to Kill (PG-13 for sensuality, profanity, and intense violence). McG directs this espionage thriller by Luc Besson about an ailing spy (Kevin Costner) who grudgingly agrees to crack a terrorist plot when he’d rather retire to spend time with his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) and estranged wife (Connie Nielsen). Cast includes Amber Heard, Eriq Ebouaney, and Richard Sammel.
12 Years a Slave (R for violence, torture, sexuality, nudity, and ethnic slurs). Adaptation of the autobiography of the same name chronicling the ordeal of a black man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) born free in New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage in the Deep South. Cast includes Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Quvenzhane Wallis.
300: Rise of an Empire (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity, and pervasive violence). A sequel, set in 480 B.C., finds triumphant King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) now leading the Persian army against forces led by Greek General Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) in an epic naval showdown over Athens. With Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Hans Matheson.
About Last Night (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity, and brief drug use). A reimagining of the 1986 romantic comedy based on Sexual Perversity in Chicago, the David Mamet play about two couples (Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, and Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant) whose relationships are put to the test as they venture from the bar to the bedroom. With Paula Patton, Christopher McDonald, and Terrell Owens.
American Hustle (R for sexuality, pervasive profanity, and brief violence). David O. Russell wrote and directed this crime drama about a couple of con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) forced by an overzealous FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to infiltrate a New Jersey underworld inhabited by mobsters protected by a crooked, big city mayor (Jeremy Renner). Support cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., and Michael Pena.
August: Osage County (R for profanity, sexual references, and drug use). Meryl Streep stars in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, about an Oklahoma clan’s reunion for the funeral of its self-destructive patriarch (Sam Shepard). Cast includes Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney and Julianne Nicholson.
Endless Love (PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, partying, and partial nudity). Remake of the romance drama about the star-crossed love affair between teens (Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer) from opposite sides of the tracks. With Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson, Robert Patrick, Emma Rigby, and Dayo Okeniyi.
Frozen (PG for action and mild rude humor). Disney animated adventure about a fearless princess (Kristen Bell) who embarks on an epic journey with a gruff mountain man (Josh Gad) in order to reverse the curse of eternal winter accidentally inflicted upon the kingdom by her queen-to-be sister (Idina Menzel) with cryogenic powers. Voice cast includes Ciaran Hinds, Jonathan Groff, and Edie McClurg.
Gloria (Unrated). Paulina Garcia plays the title character in this romantic movie set in Santiago about a lonely, 58 year-old divorcee who rushes into a relationship with a naval officer (Sergio Hernandez) she meets at a singles bar. With Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora, and Coca Guazzini. In Spanish with subtitles.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (R for profanity, sexuality, and violence). Droll drama, directed by Wes Anderson, chronicling an accommodating concierge’s (Ralph Fiennes) exploits at a legendary European hotel during its heyday in the 1930s prior to the outbreak of World War II. Cast includes Owen Wilson, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Tom Wilkinson, Harvey Keitel, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, and Jeff Goldblum. In English and French with subtitles.
In Secret (R for sexuality and violent images). Romance drama, set in Paris in the 1860s, about a young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) forced by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange) into a loveless marriage with her own cousin (Tom Felton), who embarks on an illicit affair with a friend (Oscar Isaac) of her husband. With Mackenzie Crook, Matt Devere, and Lily Laight.
The Lego Movie (PG for mild action and rude humor). Animated adventure revolving around an ordinary mini-figure (Chris Pratt) mistakenly recruited to join the dream team of Master Builders determined to defeat an evil tyrant (Will Ferrell) with a diabolical plan to destroy the Lego universe by gluing all the pieces together. Voice cast includes Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Forte.
The Monuments Men (PG-13 for violence and smoking). George Clooney directed and stars in this adaptation of the Robert Edsel best seller of the same name chronicling the real-life exploits of an Army platoon comprised of curators, archivists, and art historians whose mission was to retrieve masterpieces plundered by the Nazis during World War II. Cast features Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville. In English, Russian, French, and German with subtitles.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG for mild action and rude humor). Animated adventure about a brilliant beagle inventor (Ty Burrell) who makes his mark on iconic moments in history when he travels back in time via Wayback Machine with his pet boy (Max Charles). Voice cast includes Ariel Winter, Mel Brooks, Stephen Colbert, Dennis Haysbert, Leslie Mann, Allison Janney, and Stanley Tucci.
Nebraska (R for profanity). Road trip drama about a father (Bruce Dern) and son (Will Forte) who travel from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska to claim the prize money in a million-dollar sweepstakes. With Stacy Keach, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk.
Non-Stop (PG-13 for sensuality, profanity, intense violence, and drug use). Action thriller about a federal air marshal (Liam Neeson) who springs into action aboard a transatlantic flight from New York to London after receiving text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes until a $150 million ransom is deposited into an offshore account. Cast includes Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Nate Parker, and Anson Mount. In English and German with subtitles.
Philomena (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes and sexual references). Dame Judi Dench portrays the title character in this drama as a woman who, with the help of a reporter (Steve Coogan), embarks on a search for her son (Harrison D’Anmpney) whom she’d been forced to surrender for adoption a half-century earlier. With Mare Winningham, Sophie Kennedy Clark, and Barbara Jefford.
Pompeii (PG-13 for intense violence, disaster scenes and brief sexuality). Romance drama, set in 79 A.D. against the backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, revolving around the efforts of a slave-turned-gladiator (Kit Harrington) to rescue his soul mate (Emily Browning) before she is forced by her wealthy father (Jared Harris) into an arranged marriage to a crooked politician (Kiefer Sutherland). With Rebecca Eady, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Repentance (R for profanity, violence, and torture). Forest Whitaker stars in this psychological thriller, set in New Orleans, as a troubled man at the end of his rope who impulsively takes his therapist hostage. (Anthony Mackie). Featuring Nicole Ari Parker, Sanaa Lathan, and Mike Epps.
Ride Along (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, and brief profanity). Comedy, set in Atlanta, about a groom-to-be (Kevin Hart) who goes on patrol for a day with his fiancée’s (Tika Sumpter) police officer brother (Ice Cube) in order to prove himself worthy. With John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, David Banner, and SNL’s Jay Pharoah.
RoboCop (PG-13 for sensuality, drug use, brief profanity, and pervasive intense violence). Science fiction remake set in Detroit in 2028, about a police officer (Joel Kinnaman) who is turned into a bionic crime-fighting machine equipped with state-of-the-art gadgetry after being critically-injured by a car bomb. Talented cast includes Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children), along with Michael Keaton, and Jay Baruchel.
Son of God (PG-13 for graphic violence). Biblical epic chronicling the teachings, miracles, and life of Jesus Christ (Diogo Morgado) from birth through death and resurrection. With Roma Downey as Mary, Joe Coen as Joseph, Greg Hicks as Pontius Pilate, Sebastian Knapp as John the Baptist, Paul Knops as Adam, and Darcie as Eve.
Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13 for profanity). History of art documentary, directed by Raymond Joseph Teller (mute half of Penn & Teller), tracing inventor Tim Jenison’s attempt to decipher how 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer managed to paint so realistically over a century before the invention of photography.
Winter’s Tale (PG-13 for sensuality and violence). Romantic fantasy set in Manhattan in 1916, about a cat burglar (Colin Farrell) who falls in love with a sickly heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) he meets after breaking into her mansion. Cast includes Academy Award-winners Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront) and William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman), and Oscar nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness).