“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.)
“ABOUT LAST NIGHT” — David Mamet’s play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” filmed once before in the 1980s with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, gets another go-around with an African-American cast. Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant are the two couples trying to make their relationships work. Directed by Steve Pink. (R for sexual content, language and brief drug use.)
“ENDLESS LOVE” — Scott Spencer’s novel about doomed romance gets a do-over, with Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde taking over from Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields as the young lovers who can’t keep their hands off each other, with disastrous results. Also starring Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson and Robert Patrick. Directed by Shana Feste. (PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language and teen partying.)
“WINTER’S TALE” — Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay star in this romantic fantasy about a man with the power of reincarnation trying to save his late beloved. Based on the Mark Helprin novel. Also starring Russell Crowe. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. (PG-13 for violence and some sensuality.)
AT THE ORION
• Ending Thursday: “Saving Mr. Banks”
• Opening Friday: “Winter’s Tale”
• “The Monuments Men”
• “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”
“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” — When a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, three sisters confront the dysfunctional woman who raised them in this adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts, who adapted it for the screen. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor. Directed by John Wells. (R for language including sexual references, and for drug material.) OSCAR WATCH: Nominated for best actress (Meryl Streep) and best supporting actress (Julia Roberts).
“THE BOOK THIEF” — A young girl transforms the lives of those around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in Nazi Germany in this adaptation of the novel by Markus Zusak. Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Directed by Brian Percival. (PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.) OSCAR WATCH: Nominated for best original score (John Williams).
“DEVIL’S DUE” — A newlywed couple return from their honeymoon and discover they’re going to be parents. But their child may not be human. Could it be ... Satan? Starring Allison Miller, Zach Gilford and Sam Anderson. Directed by Matt Mettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. (R for language and some bloody images.)
“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, Idini Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. (PG for some action and mild rude humor.) OSCAR WATCH: Nominated for best animated feature film and original song (“Let It Go”).
“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” — In the second installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. Bilbo (Martin Freeman), along with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the dwarves, soldier on, avoiding the dangers of wood elves and massive arachnids before arriving at Lonely Mountain, the home of the menacing treasure-hoarding dragon, Smaug. Also starring Richard Armitage. Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett. (PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.) OSCAR WATCH: Nominated for sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.
“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” — After winning the 74th Hunger Games competition, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the plucky heroine from Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy of young adult novels, and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) face the aftermath of their victory. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jena Malone join the first film’s starry cast, which includes Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Francis Lawrence. (PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.)
“I, FRANKENSTEIN” — Aaron Eckhart stars as the mad doctor’s creation, caught in an ancient war between gargoyles and demons. Also starring Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto. Directed by Stuart Beattie. (PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout.)
“JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT” — Chris Pine stars as the CIA’s intel whiz and man of action, created by Tom Clancy and played in earlier films by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Kenneth Branagh (who also co-stars) directs this prequel-ly story of a Russian terrorist attempt to destroy the U.S. economy. Also starring Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner. (PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language.)
“LABOR DAY” — On a back-to-school shopping trip, a reclusive single mother and her 13-year-old son encounter and take in a man in need, who turns out to be an escaped convict but also bonds with them both. Adapted from Joyce Maynard’s novel. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire. Written and directed by Jason Reitman. (PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality.)
“THE LEGEND OF HERCULES” — A new recounting of the adventures of the musclebound Greek hero. Starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss and Scott Adkins. Directed by Renny Harlin. (PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality.)
“THE LEGO MOVIE” (3-D and digital versions) — 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.)
“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.)
“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.)
“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.)
“VAMPIRE ACADEMY” — Zoey Dutch stars as a Dhampir, a breed of half-human, half-vampire whose legacy is to protect peaceful, nonviolent vampires living in secret among us mortals. Based on the novel by Richelle Mead. Also starring Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky. Directed by Mark Waters. (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language.)