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August 4, 2013

Also in theaters: Capsule listing of current releases

:“Drift”: In Western Australia, two brothers launch a backyard surf business and contend with small-town conservatism, crime and corruption. With Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Xavier Samuel. Written by Morgan OâNeill. Directed by OâNeill and Ben Nott. (1:53) R.

“Europa Report”: A privately funded space exploration company sends six top astronauts to explore the possible existence of alien life on Jupiterâs moon Europa. With Sharlto Copley, Embeth Davidtz and Daniel Wu. Written by Philip Gelatt. Directed by Sebastian Cordero. (1:30) PG-13.

“The Smurfs 2”: The diminutive magical blue beings known as Smurfs reunite with their human pals to rescue one of their kind from the clutches of the evil wizard Gargamel. With Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria and the voices of Katy Perry and Jonathan Winters. Written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Directed by Raja Gosnell. (1:42) PG.

“The Spectacular Now”: An easygoing high school senior with alcohol issues starts to rethink his laid-back approach to life after meeting a bright, introverted dreamer. With Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by James Ponsoldt. (1:35) R.

“2 Guns”: After being set up to take the fall for a high-stakes robbery, two undercover federal agents working for competing bureaus form a reluctant partnership. With Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton. Written by Blake Masters. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. (1:41) R.

:ALSO IN THEATERS

“Blue Jasmine”: A fashionable New York housewife suffers an acute life crisis. With Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Alden Ehrenreich and Peter Sarsgaard. Written and directed by Woody Allen. (1:38) PG-13.

“The Conjuring”: Two renowned paranormal investigators are enlisted to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. With Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston. Written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. Directed by James Wan. (1:52) R.

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