“FRANCES HA” — A 27-year-old apprentice dancer in New York is thrown off balance when she has a falling out with her best friend and roommate. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner and Adam Driver. Co-written and directed by Noah Baumbach. (R for sexual references and language.)

“MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” (3-D and digital versions) — Pixar continues its foray into sequels and prequels with this look back at the college days of monsters Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman), when they were studying how to be scary. Also with the voice talents of Steve Buscemi, Nathan Fillion and Helen Mirren. Directed by Dan Scanlon. (G)

“WORLD WAR Z” (3-D and digital versions) — Brad Pitt stars in this adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, playing a United Nations official racing around the world to try and stop a zombie pandemic. Also starring Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, David Morse, James Badge Dale and Mathew Fox. Directed by Marc Forster. (PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images.)


Ending tonight: “The Internship” (digital)

Opening Friday: “World War Z” (digital)

“Man of Steel” (digital, Atmos sound)

“Now You See Me” (digital)


“AFTER EARTH” — Centuries after humans emigrated from Earth to a new planet, a father and son crash land in mankind’s unruly former home. M. Night Shyamalan directs the real-life father and son pairing of Will and Jaden Smith. Also starring Sophie Okonedo. (PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images.)

“BEFORE MIDNIGHT” — Nine years after a fateful rendezvous in Paris and nearly two decades since their first meeting, an American writer and a French environmentalist once again spend an evening discussing life and love. Starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Written by Delpy, Hawke and Richard Linklater. Directed by Linklater. (R for sexual content/nudity and language.)

“THE BIG WEDDING” — Oscar winners Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton play a divorced couple who must pretend they are still married for the sake of their adopted son’s marriage. Also starring Susan Sarandon (another Oscar winner), Robin Williams (another!), Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried (OK, not them). Directed by Justin Zackham. (R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.)

“EPIC” (3-D and digital versions) — A teenage girl goes looking for her father in the forest and is transformed into an itty-bitty version of herself in this animated adventure. With the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Chris Wedge. (PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language.)

“FAST AND FURIOUS 6” — Justin Lin returns for a fourth time to direct Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the rubber-burning crew in the ridiculously successful stunt-driving series. Also starring Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham. (PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language.)

“THE GREAT GATSBY” — The fourth adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel has Baz Luhrmann as its director, so glitz is guaranteed. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the party-loving millionaire living the high life in 1920s New York; Tobey Maguire is the aspiring author from the Midwest who starts hanging out with the rich crowd. (And Jay-Z collaborated on the music.) Also starring Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. (PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.)

“THE HANGOVER PART III” (digital) — The Wolf Pack comes full circle to Las Vegas for their final (?) blowout in the male-bonding-screwball-nightmare series. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Melissa McCarthy, John Goodman and Heather Graham. Directed by Todd Phillips. (R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity.)

“THE INTERNSHIP” (digital) — Two unemployed salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) talk their way into a Google internship, then find themselves competing with whiz kids half their age. Also starring Rose Byrne, Dylan O’Brien and John Goodman. Directed by Shawn Levy. (PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language.)

“IRON MAN 3” — Brash and brilliant industrialist/superhero Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution when his world is torn apart by a terrorist called the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pierce and Don Cheadle. Directed by Shane Black. (PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.)

“MAN OF STEEL” (digital with Atmos sound, and 3-D) — Superman gets an epic reboot from Zac Snyder, with Henry Cavill as the new Clark Kent, alias you-know-who, and the whole Krypton-to-Earth origin story retold, with Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner as the respective patriarchs. Also starring Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Diane Lane. (PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and strong language.)

“NOW YOU SEE ME” (digital) — In this mind-bending heist movie, a group of illusionists have some stellar and crowd-pleasing tricks up their sleeves. Their shows feature bank robberies, and the audience members enjoy the spoils. One FBI agent, however, is determined to find out how they do it. Starring Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Louis Leterrier. (PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content.)

“PAIN AND GAIN” — Michael Bay takes a break from making “Transformers” movies to direct this pitch-black comedy, based on a true story, about three Miami bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) who attempt to a kidnap a wealthy businessman. Then things start going way, way wrong. Also starring Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong and Ed Harris. (R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.)

“THE PURGE” — Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey are a couple trying to protect their children from intruders during a 12-hour period in which the government has deemed everything legal, including murder. Also starring Max Burkholder. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. (R for strong disturbing violence and some language.)

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” (digital) — J.J. Abrams is back in the director’s chair, Chris Pine back in the captain’s chair, and Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin are back on the Enterprise’s bridge for this ominous-looking, critically praised sequel. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch as new nemesis John Harrison, and Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve and Bruce Greenwood. (PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.)

“THIS IS THE END” (digital) — Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride and others play versions of themselves trying to survive an apocalypse in Los Angeles. Directed and written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg. (R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.)

— Yakima Herald-Republic