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May 12, 2013

In theaters

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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.

“No One Lives” — A gang of backwoods bandits preys on a vacationing couple, only to discover that one of their would-be victims is even more dangerous than they are. With Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens and Lee Tergesen. Written by David Lawrence Cohen. Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. (1:26) R.

“Peeples” — A good-natured children’s entertainer crashes his girlfriend’s family weekend in the Hamptons to finally meet her imperious father and win his approval. With Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. (1:35) PG-13.

“Sightseers” — For a newish thirtysomething couple, an RV trip through the British Isles devolves into a murderous rampage. With Steve Oram, Alice Lowe and Roger Michael. Written by Oram and Lowe. Directed by Ben Wheatley. (1:38) NR.

“The Source Family” — A documentary about the ‘70s cult leader Jim Baker and the group he gathered around his Los Angeles health-food restaurant, the Source. Directed by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos. (2:19) NR.

“The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)” — A documentary about typewriter enthusiasts in a digital world, including authors, collectors, journalists, professors, bloggers, artists and more. Directed by Christopher Lockett. (1 hr.) NR.

“Venus and Serena” — A documentary chronicling a challenging year in the lives of sisters Venus and Serena Williams, two of the world’s premier tennis players, as they grapple with competition, fame, illness, injury and personal relationships. Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. (1:39) NR.

“White Frog” — When his popular, successful older brother dies in an accident, a neglected teen with Asperger’s syndrome tries to cope with the loss and keep his brother’s memory alive. With Booboo Stewart, Tyler Posey and Harry Shum Jr. Written by Ellie Wen and Fabienne Wen. Directed by Quentin Lee. (1:33) NR.

ALSO IN THEATERS

“The Big Wedding” — A long-divorced couple are forced to pretend otherwise for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding when his ultra-conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway around the world to attend. With Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Written and directed by Justin Zackham. (1:30) R.

“The Company You Keep” — A public-interest lawyer and single father in the suburbs of Albany, N.Y., has his life upended when a brash young reporter exposes his identity as a former 1970s anti-war radical wanted for murder. With Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie. Written by Lem Dobbs. Directed by Redford. (2:05) R.

“The Croods” —In this animated film, a prehistoric family embarks on a journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed. With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. In 3-D. (1:32) PG.

“Evil Dead” — In this remake of the 1981 horror film, five twentysomething friends holed up in a remote cabin discover a strange book and unwittingly summon dormant demons from the nearby woods. With Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues Mendez. Directed by Alvarez. (1:27) R.

“42” — A biopic about the legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland. (2:08) PG-13.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” — Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Directed by Jon M. Chu. In 3-D. (1:50) PG-13.

“Identity Thief” — An account representative travels halfway across the country to confront the con artist who has stolen his identity and is emptying his bank account. With Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet. Written by Craig Mazin. Directed by Seth Gordon. (1:51) R.

“Iron Man 3” — The playboy industrialist and armored superhero Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, is brought to the brink of destruction by a new enemy known as the Mandarin. With Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle. Written by Drew Pearce and Shane Black. Directed by Black. In 3-D and Imax. PG-13. (2:05)

“Jurassic Park 3D” — A new 3-D conversion of the 1993 adventure film about an island theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (2:07) PG-13.

“Mud” — Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and pledge to help him reunite with his girl and escape. With Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols. (2:10) PG-13.

“Oblivion” — After humans have evacuated a decimated Earth, one of the last drone repairmen on the planet has a startling encounter that causes him to question the past. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko. Written by Karl Gajdusek and Michael Debruyn. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. (2:04) PG-13.

“Olympus Has Fallen” — A disgraced Secret Service agent is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. With Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo. Written by Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. (1:59) R.

“Oz the Great and Powerful” — A small-time circus magician finds himself hurled from Kansas to the fantastical land of Oz, where he tries to transform himself into a great wizard. With James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Sam Raimi. In 3-D. (2:10) PG.

“Pain and Gain” — Fed up with their lot in life, three Miami bodybuilders hatch a plan to kidnap and extort a wealthy businessman. With Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Tony Shalhoub. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Michael Bay. (2:09) R.

“The Place Beyond the Pines” — When a motorcycle stunt rider commits a robbery to support his infant son, he’s thrust into a conflict with a police officer that has far-reaching consequences for both their families. With Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Rose Byrne. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. Directed by Cianfrance. (2:20) R.

“Scary Movie 5” — Two happily married young parents — a ballet dancer and an ape researcher — have to grapple with a malevolent supernatural presence in this fifth installment of the horror parody series. With Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex and Erica Ash. Written by David Zucker and Pat Proft. Directed by Malcolm Lee. (1:25) PG-13.

“Tyler Perry’s Temptation” — A marriage counselor throws her own marriage and career into chaos when she falls for her newest client, a handsome young billionaire. With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. (1:51) PG-13.

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