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May 12, 2013

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“Aftershock” — When a massive earthquake strikes Chile, international tourists in an underground nightclub try to survive the havoc of the disaster and its aftermath. With Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart and Ariel Levy. Written by Roth, Guillermo Amoedo and Nicolas Lopez. Directed by Lopez. (1:30) R.

“And Now a Word From Our Sponsor” — An advertising executive wakes up in the hospital after an accident and finds he can speak only in slogans. With Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey and Callum Blue. Written by Michael Hamilton-Wright. Directed by Zack Bernbaum. (1:27) NR.

“Assault on Wall Street” — When the economy crashes and a New York security guard loses his job, home and wife, he sets out to exact revenge on the American financial system. With Dominic Purcell, Eric Roberts and Edward Furlong. Written and directed by Uwe Boll. (1:37) NR.

“Desperate Acts of Magic” — Newly fired from his job as a computer programmer, a wannabe magician enters a conjuring contest and encounters a female illusionist disenchanted by the male-dominated industry. With Joe Tyler Gold, Valerie Dillman and Jonathan Levit. Written by Gold. Directed by Gold and Tammy Caplan. (1:26) NR.

“The Great Gatsby” — In the Roaring ‘20s, a Midwestern writer is drawn into the world of New York City’s upper crust, including his socialite cousin; her philandering husband; and an enigmatic, party-throwing playboy. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. Written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Directed by Luhrmann. In 3-D. (2:21) PG-13.

“He’s Way More Famous Than You” — After a string of personal and professional setbacks, a once-promising indie-film starlet enlists her brother, his boyfriend and any celebrity she can land to make a hit movie. With Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn and Michael Urie. Written by Feiffer and Spahn. Directed by Urie. (1:36) NR.

“Leviathan” — This documentary about the commercial fishing industry follows a groundfish trawler on a weekslong expedition off the coast of Massachusetts. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel. (1:27) NR.

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