OPENING THIS WEEK
“Filth” — A deviant, drug-abusing Edinburgh cop tries to solve a murder to secure a promotion he thinks will help him win back his wife. With James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Jon. S. Baird. (1:37) R.
“The Grand Seduction” — To secure a lucrative business contract, the townsfolk of a Newfoundland fishing village band together to woo a big-city doctor there on a trial residence into sticking around. With Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Liane Balaban. Written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott. Directed by Don McKellar. (1:55) PG-13.
“The Hornet’s Nest” — A documentary chronicling a planned three-day military mission in Afghanistan that stretched into nine days of harrowing combat. Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud. (1:37) 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.
“Night Moves” — Three radical environmentalists plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt. Directed by Reichardt. (1:52) R.
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.