“20 FEET FROM STARDOM” — Morgan Neville’s documentary spotlights the backup singers behind the stars. Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Darlene Love and others are interviewed. (PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material.)

“BAGGAGE CLAIM” — Intent on getting engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, a flight attendant (Paula Patton) gives herself a month to find her perfect man. Djimon Hounsou, Adam Brody, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke are among the eligible bachelors. Written and directed by David E. Talbert. (PG-13 for sexual content and some language.)

“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2” (3-D and digital) — Bill Hader returns as the voice of the hapless inventor who came up with a machine that made food rain down from the sky. Now he must figure out how to deal with the voracious animals that mutated as a result of 24/7 chow. Also featureing the voices of Anna Faris, James Caan and Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. (PG for mild rude humor.)

“DON JON” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about a promiscuous online-porn addict whose notions of love and true intimacy are put to the test when he falls for an innocent woman (Scarlett Johansson) weaned on happily-ever-after Hollywood romances and fairy tales. Also starring Julianne Moore. (R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, strong language and drug use.)

“RUSH” — Ron Howard directs this fast and sexy true story about two distinguished rivals (Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl) during the golden age of Formula One racing in the ’70s. Also starring Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Christian McKay and Natalie Dormer (R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.)


Ending Thursday: “The World’s End”

Opening Friday: “2 Guns”

“Insidious Chapter 2” (Atmos)

“We’re the Millers”


Oct. 8: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Nov. 12: “Blues Brothers”

Dec. 10: “It’s a Wonderful Life”


“BATTLE OF THE YEAR” (digital and 3-D versions) — So you think you can dance? Josh Peck plays a basketball coach recruited by an American team to help them win the annual dance crew world championship in France. Also starring Josh Holloway and Laz Alonso. Directed by Benson Hill. (PG-13 for language and some rude behavior.)

“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.)

“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.)

“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.)

“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.)

“PRISONERS” — The Oscar buzz has begun for director Denis Villeneuve’s thriller about the increasingly desperate father (Hugh Jackman) of an abducted girl and the detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) scrambling to find her. Also starring Paul Dano, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. (R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.)

“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.)

“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.)

— Yakima Herald-Republic