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Cinemark Denton

2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www.cinemark.com .

Movie Tavern

916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com .

Carmike Hickory Creek 16

8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.carmike.com .

Silver Cinemas

Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-387-1957. www.silvercinemasinc.com .

OPENING FRIDAY

Battle of the Year

A hip-hop mogul enlists a hard-luck ex-basketball coach and an all-star dance crew to win an international dance tournament in which Americans have not triumphed in 15 years. With Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso and Josh Peck. Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

Prisoners

Frustrated by the police department’s lack of progress in locating his missing 6-year-old daughter, a distraught father decides to take matters into his own hands. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Rated R, 151 minutes. — LAT

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Excellent documentary from Bill Siegel examines the life and career of professional boxer Muhammad Ali. The director starts with Ali’s upbringing in Louisville, Ky., and continues through his Olympic career, his first professional fights, and then his conversion to Islam. His subsequent trials for refusing to enter the military draft are covered, but not at the neglect of the total picture. Siegel provides ample archival footage along with new and old interviews with a variety of subjects. Not rated, 94 minutes. At the Magnolia in Dallas. — Boo Allen.

The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3-D

No excuse is needed, not even the added 3-D, to revisit this cinematic classic. Judy Garland starred in the 1939 rendition of L. Frank Baum’s novel about Dorothy Gale, who magically travels from her Kansas home to the perfectly imagined land of Oz, where she has various adventures with the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), the cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), a good witch (Billie Burke), a bad witch (Margaret Hamilton) and the great and powerful Oz (Frank Morgan). This is the reason we go to movies. Rated PG, 101 minutes. — B.A.

NOW PLAYING

Elysium

Neill Blomkamp (District 9) may be well on his way to becoming the only sci-fi writer-director who matters. In 2159, Earth has become overcrowded, polluted, littered with high-rise shantytowns. An accident dooms factory worker Max Da Costa (Matt Damon), unless he can get to Elysium — the space station where the 1 percent live well, live long and have their every illness cured in a jiffy. With Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Rated R, 108 minutes. — McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The Family

After snitching on the mob, a former mafia boss and his family enter the witness protection program but have a hard time adjusting to their new life in a sleepy French town. With Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron. Directed by Luc Besson, who also co-wrote the script. Rated R, 111 minutes. — LAT

Insidious: Chapter 2

A young married couple seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left their family dangerously connected to the spirit world in this sequel to the 2011 film Insidious. With Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Lin Shaye. Directed by James Wan. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. — LAT

Instructions Not Included

After a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and disappears, an Acapulco playboy ends up an unlikely single father in Los Angeles — until the girl’s mother shows up out of the blue six years later. Eugenio Derbez stars in the film, which he also directed and co-wrote. With Jessica Lindsey and Loreto Peralta. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes. — LAT

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, based on the real-life butler who worked in the White House under eight presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan. Cecil always seems to be around when anything important is discussed, while his son Louis (David Oyelowo) magically appears at all the big civil rights events of the day. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — B.A.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

In New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager discovers she is descended from a secret line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect the world from demons. Based on the young adult book series by Cassandra Clare. Rated PG-13, 120 minutes. — LAT

The Spectacular Now

This culturally astute drama, spiked with enough comedy to make it splendidly intoxicating to watch, features a breakout performance from Miles Teller as a teen at a crossroads. Also starring Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Rated R, 95 minutes. — LAT


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