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June 29, 2014

Also in theaters


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---- — OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK

“Begin Again” — Reeling from a breakup with her musical partner and longtime boyfriend, a songwriter in New York City has a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec that blossoms into something more. With Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine. Written and directed by John Carney. (1:44) R.

“La Bare” — A documentary about the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas. Directed by Joe Manganiello. (1:30) R.

“They Came Together” — A corporate executive for a large candy store chain is tasked with shutting down a mom-and-pop sweet shop run by a woman he’s falling for. With Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Ed Helms. Written by Michael Showalter and David Wain. Directed by Wain. (1:24) R.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” — Three years after an epic battle has forced the shape-shifting robots known as Transformers into hiding, a garage inventor makes a startling discovery and gets caught up in a battle for the fate of Earth. With Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Sophia Miles. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In 3-D and Imax. PG-13.

ALSO IN THEATERS

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” — The wall-crawling superhero Spider-Man tries to balance his ordinary life as Peter Parker with his extraordinary responsibilities, while confronting powerful new enemies. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Marc Webb. In 3-D and Imax. (2:22) PG-13.

“Blended” — After a disastrous blind date, two single parents hope to never see each other again but end up stuck on the same family vacation with their respective children. With Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Directed by Frank Coraci. (1:57) PG-13.

“Chef” — Having quit his job at a prominent restaurant over refusing to compromise his creative integrity, a chef teams with his ex-wife and son to start his own food truck. With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Written and directed by Favreau. (1:55) NR.

“Edge of Tomorrow” — During an alien invasion in the near future, an inexperienced soldier is dropped into battle and promptly killed, only to wake up in a time loop and relive the battle over and over again, inching closer to victory each time. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Doug Liman. In 3-D and Imax. (1:53) PG-13.

“The Fault in Our Stars” — Two teenagers meet and fall in love at a cancer support group in this adaptation of the novel by John Green. With Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Josh Boone. (2:05) PG-13.

“Godzilla” — The titanic monster Godzilla rises to restore balance to the natural order as humanity stands defenseless in this reboot of the famous kaiju franchise. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Written by Max Borenstein. Directed by Garteh Edwards. In 3-D and Imax. (2:03) PG-13.

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” — A young Viking and his faithful dragon must protect both their kind from a power-hungry conqueror in this sequel to the 2010 animated film. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington and Cate Blanchett. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois. In 3-D. (1:45) PG.

“Jersey Boys” — Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together to form the ‘60s rock group the Four Seasons in this adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (2:14) R.

“Maleficent” — A retelling of the classic “Sleeping Beauty” tale from the perspective of the villainess Maleficent, who suffered a betrayal that turned her once-pure heart to stone. With Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley. Written by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Stromberg. In 3-D and Imax. (1:37) PG.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” — In the Wild West, a cowardly farmer backs out of a gunfight and loses his fickle girlfriend, only to fall for a beautiful new woman who helps him find his courage but also has some baggage in the form of an outlaw husband. With Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi. Written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. (1:56) R.

“Neighbors” — Having relocated to the suburbs to raise their newborn baby, two young parents begin feuding with the fraternity that moves in next door. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. (1:37) R.

“Rio 2” — Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon rainforest, a family of birds get acquainted with the wild in this sequel to the 2011 animated film “Rio.” With the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement and Tracy Morgan. Written by Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks and Yoni Brenner. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. (1:41) G.

“Think Like a Man Too” — A group of couples gather for a wedding in Las Vegas, but their plans for a romantic weekend go awry in this sequel to the 2012 movie “Think Like a Man.” With Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Directed by Tim Story. (1:45) PG-13.

“22 Jump Street” — Having conducted a successful narcotics operation posing as high school students, two undercover cops try to crack a new case at the local college. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Peter Stormare. Written by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. (1:51) R.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” — The mutant superheroes known as the X-Men join forces with their younger selves from the past to change a major historical event in hopes of saving the future. With Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Written by Simon Kinberg. Directed by Bryan Singer. In 3-D. (2:10) PG-13.