OPENING FRIDAY, March 21

“AT MIDDLETON” — Two strangers — an uptight surgeon and a free-spirited children’s retailer — connect on their children’s campus tour at an idyllic college and decide to play hooky together. Starring Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga. Directed by Adam Rodgers. (R for drug use and brief sexuality.)

“DIVERGENT” — Shailene Woodley stars in this futuristic thriller where society in post-war, semi-ruined Chicago still functions thanks to its citizens being divided into five factions (Candor, Amity, Erudite, Dauntless, Abnegation) based on their personalities and virtues. And woe to any citizen with an aptitude for more than one faction — the Divergent. Also starring Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn and Miles Teller. Directed by Neil Burger. (PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality.)

“GOD’S NOT DEAD” — A college student’s faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist. Starring Willie Robertson, David A.R. White and Shane Harper. Directed by Harold Cronk. (PG for thematic material, brief violence and an accident scene.)

“MUPPETS MOST WANTED” — Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Christoph Waltz, Tom Hiddleston and Salma Hayek are among the famous names in this second installment of the newly revived franchise featuring Jim Henson’s beloved creations. This time, the gang gets mixed up in a Euro-jewel heist. Directed by James Bobin. (PG for some mild action.)

AT THE ORION

• Closing Thursday, March 20: “The Monuments Men”

• Opening Friday, March 21: “Divergent”

• “300: Rise of an Empire” (Atmos)

• “3 Days to Kill”

HELD OVER

“3 DAYS TO KILL” — Kevin Costner stars as a fatally ill Secret Service agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter who is offered an experimental drug that could save his life — if he carries out one last dangerous assignment. Also starring Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen. Directed by McG. (PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.)

“300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” (digital and 3-D versions) — Shot in the same revolutionary style of “300,” this adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel “Xerxes” takes the action to the high seas, where Greece battled invading Persian forces. Director Noam Murro takes over for Zack Snyder, who co-wrote the script. Starring Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton, Hans Matheson and Lena Headey. (R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.)

“FROZEN” — In Disney’s latest musical adventure, Anna sets off in search of her exiled sister, the Snow Queen, who has a King Midas-like touch — only everything she rests a hand on turns to ice. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. (PG for some action and mild rude humor.)

“THE LEGO MOVIE” — All those stray, nubby, tiny pieces of plastic finally get their own animated film. The wacky adventure — something about a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together — features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. (PG for mild action and rude humor.)

“LONE SURVIVOR” — Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch are among the members of a Navy SEAL team tasked with hunting down a Taliban leader in 2005. Directed by Peter Berg. (R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.)

“THE MONUMENTS MEN” — George Clooney wrote, directed and stars in this crime caper about a World War II platoon assigned to steal art masterpieces from the Nazis and return them to their true owners. Also starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett. (PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking.)

“MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN” (digital with Atmos sound) — Animated comedy about a genius dog who travels back in time with a boy to fix a time rift they created. With the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney. Directed by Rob Minkoff. (PG for some mild action and brief rude humor.)

“NEED FOR SPEED” (3-D and digital versions) — Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) stars in this spinoff of the popular video game, playing an ex-con with a bounty on his head who joins a cross-country drag race. Also starring Dominic Cooper and Scott Mescudi. Directed by Scott Waugh. (PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.)

“NON-STOP” — Liam Neeson returns to kick some more bad-guy butt, this time playing an air marshal fighting terrorists during a trans-Atlantic flight. Also starring Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. (PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references.)

“THE NUT JOB” — Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl provide the voices for this animated adventure about a squirrel and a rat plotting a nut store heist. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. (PG for mild action and rude humor.)

“POMPEII” — “Game of Thrones’” Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow) gets his first leading role as a Roman slave and gladiator in this giant-size epic about the doomed city that was destroyed by volcano, tsunami and earthquake in one really, really bad day in 79 A.D. Also starring Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. (PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.)

“RIDE ALONG” — A security guard (Kevin Hart) goes on a 24-hour patrol with a cop (Ice Cube) in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the policeman’s sister. Also starring Tika Sumpter. Directed by Tim Story. (PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.)

“ROBOCOP” — In 2028 Detroit, a loving husband, father and good cop is critically injured, but returns to duty (thanks to a multinational conglomerate) as a part-man, part-robot police officer in this remake of the classic sci-fi film. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Jose Padilha. (PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material.)

“SON OF GOD” — An epic-size look at the life of Jesus Christ, from birth to resurrection, played by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado. Also starring Amber Rose Revah and Sebastian Knapp. Directed by Christopher Spencer. (PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.)

“THAT AWKWARD MOMENT” — Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller play three friends questioning whether or not to remain with their girlfriends. Directed by Tom Gormican. (R for sexual content and language throughout.)

“TYLER PERRY’S THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB” — A group of struggling single mothers form a support group to help each other out in the latest comedy-drama from Tyler Perry. Starring Nia Long, Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. (PG-13 for some sexual material and thematic elements.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic