“THE FAMILY” — Retired mobsters Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer are living incognito in France with their kids after ratting out their former partners in crime in this action comedy. Tommy Lee Jones is the CIA agent trying to keep them safe under the witness protection program. Also starring Dianna Agron and Jon D’Leo. Directed by Luc Besson. (R for violence, language and brief sexuality.)

“INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2” (Atmos sound) — Director James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and screenwriter Leigh Whannell (“Saw”) offer up more old-school scares in the further adventures of a family (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) plagued by a persistent demon. Also starring Barbara Hershey. (PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.)

“THE SPECTACULAR NOW” (35mm) — An easygoing high school senior with alcohol issues starts to rethink his laid-back approach to life after meeting a bright, introverted dreamer. Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson. Directed by James Ponsoldt. (R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality, all involving teens.)


Sunday-Monday, Sept. 15-16: “Despicable Me 2”


Ending Thursday, Sept. 12: “The Conjuring”

Opening Friday, Sept. 13: “Insidious Chapter 2” (Atmos sound)

“The Heat”

“We’re the Millers”


Oct. 8: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Nov. 12: “The Blues Brothers”

Dec. 10: “It’s a Wonderful Life”


“2 GUNS” — Two undercover agents (Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) start out investigating each other and end up allies when they wind up on the wrong side of both the mob and the law. Also starring Paula Patton and James Marsden. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. (R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.)

“DESPICABLE ME 2” — The sequel to the 2010 animated hit finds the reformed bad guy, Gru, recruited by an anti-villain league. Also, there are minions!) With the voices of Steve Carell, Al Pacino and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. (PG for rude humor and mild action.)

“ELYSIUM” — It’s 2154, and the rich and powerful have moved on from the rubble and ruin of Earth to settle on a space station with no war, poverty or disease. Which leaves everybody else to fight among themselves, until Matt Damon comes along to start some trouble. From Neill Blomkamp, director of another haves and have-nots sci-fi allegory, “District 9.” Also starring Jodie Foster, William Fichtner and Sharlto Copley. (R for strong, bloody violence and language throughout.)

“GETAWAY” — Ethan Hawke plays a retired racecar driver trying to save his kidnapped wife with the help of a young hacker (Selena Gomez). Also starring Jon Voight. Directed by Courtney Solomon. (PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language.)

“THE HEAT” — Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy join forces in this distaff buddy-cop comedy from the director of “Bridesmaids.” Bullock’s an FBI agent, McCarthy a Beantown police detective. Neither has any social skills, or friends. Also starring Marlon Wayans and Demián Bichir. Directed by Paul Feig. (R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence.)

“INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED” (in Spanish with English subtitles) — A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep six years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza and Jessica Lindsey. Directed by Eugenio Derbez. (PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language.)

“LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” — This star-studded drama focuses on the experience of a White House butler (Forrest Whitaker) and his wife (Oprah Winfrey) over the course of several decades and administrations. Also starring Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams and Liev Schreiber. (PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.)

“THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES” — When her mom is attacked and taken from their New York City home by a demon, a teenage girl discovers the truth about her past and a bloodline that changes her life. Adapted from Cassandra Clare’s popular young adult novel. Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Harald Zwart. (PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action and some suggestive content.)

“ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US” (3-D and digital versions) — Morgan Spurlock directs this documentary recounting the meteoric rise of the British boy band: Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry. Spurlock helped produce with Simon Cowell. (PG for mild language.)

“PACIFIC RIM” — Humans build giant robots to defend Earth after massive monsters emerge from the ocean and threaten to conquer the planet. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kikuchi. (PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.)

“PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS” — The sequel to the kid-friendly 2010 fantasy follows Percy and his friends on a quest to find the mythical golden fleece. Starring Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario and Jake Abel. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. (PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language.)

“PLANES” — An airborne spinoff of Pixar’s “Cars,” with Dane Cook as the voice of Dusty, a little plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. Also featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stacy Keach, Val Kilmer, Gabriel Iglesias and Brad Garrett. Directed by Klay Hall. (PG for some mild action and rude humor.)

“RIDDICK” — Vin Diesel reprises his role as the sci-fi anti-hero Riddick, this time stranded on a planet of ferocious alien predators. Also starring Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff. Directed by David Twohy. (R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.)

“THE SMURFS 2” — In this cerulean twist on the damsel-in-distress routine, the little blue creatures try to save Smurfette from Gargamel’s clutches. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara. Directed by Raja Gosnell. (PG for some rude humor and action.)

“TURBO” — The protagonist of this animated comedy is a snail with dreams of racing in the Indy 500. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Maya Rudolph. Directed by David Soren. (PG for some mild action and thematic elements.)

“WE’RE THE MILLERS” — A small-time drug dealer assembles a faux family — including a stripper, played by Jennifer Aniston, posing as his fake wife — to smuggle two tons of weed out of Mexico. Also starring Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Nick Offerman. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. (R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity.)

“THE WOLVERINE” — Hugh Jackman’s mutton-chopped Logan pays a visit to Japan, where he finds himself out of his depth in an unknown world. Also starring Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima and Famke Janssen. Directed by James Mangold. (PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.)

“THE WORLD’S END” — The British team behind “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead,” including actor-writer Simon Pegg and writer-director Edgar Wright, team up for this black comedy about a group of hard-partying friends who may be mankind’s last glimmer of hope. Also starring Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman. (R for pervasive language including sexual references.)

“YOU’RE NEXT” — A family’s celebration at a remote vacation house takes a bad turn when a band of killers with axes interrupts the festivities. Starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Joe Swanberg and A.J. Bowen. Directed by Adam Wingard. (R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.)

— Yakima Herald-Republic