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August 4, 2013

Also in theaters: Capsule listing of current releases


“Man of Steelâ â A young man with miraculous powers discovers he is not of this Earth and becomes a hero in this adaptation of the Superman mythos. With Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner. Written by David S. Goyer. Directed by Zack Snyder. In 3-D and Imax. (2:23) PG-13.

“Monsters University”: At a college for scary creatures, a one-eyed green monsterâs newfound rivalry with a furry blue beast jeopardizes both their career paths in this prequel to the 2001 animated movie âMonsters Inc.â With the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. Written by Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon. Directed by Scanlon. In 3-D. (1:35) G.

“Now You See Me”: An FBI squad goes after a quartet of professional illusionists who fleece corrupt businessmen during their performances and shower the stolen profits on their audiences. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. Written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Directed by Louis Leterrier. (1:56) PG-13.

“Pacific Rim”: When monstrous interdimensional beasts rise from the sea, mankind deploys its last line of defense in the form of giant humanoid robots controlled by mind-linked pilots. With Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Written by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro. Directed by del Toro. In 3-D and Imax. (2:08) PG-13.

“Red 2”: A retired black-ops CIA agent reunites with his elderly team of elite operatives on a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. With Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker. Written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. Directed by Dean Parisot. (1:56) PG-13.

“R.I.P.D.”: A pair of undead cops are dispatched by the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from supernatural threats. With Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Mary-Louise Parker. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Directed by Robert Schwentke. In 3-D. (2:16) PG-13.

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