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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

Baggage Claim — Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding in 30 days, a flight attendant travels the country bumping into eligible ex-boyfriends and searching for Mr. Right. With Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs and Jill Scott. Written and directed by David E. Talbert. Rated PG-13, 93 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

Don Jon — Jon Martello’s relentless libido has a comic math to it. At the club, Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his pals rate girls on a scale of one to “a dime.” He keeps a weekly tally of both his conquests and his far more numerous — and to him more rewarding — porn-aided masturbations. And being a good Catholic boy, every Sunday, he counts up his sins. Gordon-Levitt’s writing-directing debut equals something quite substantial: a speedy little comedy about not just sex addiction but modern lives wasted on shallow gratification. Jon’s compulsive routine (echoing the “gym-tan-laundry” of “the Situation” from Jersey Shore) is broken when he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson, in full sex bomb). When their relationship hits a road block, Jon finds himself drawn to an older, less glamorous woman from his night class (Julianne Moore). With Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Brie Larson. Rated R, 90 minutes. — The Associated Press

Inequality for All — Jacob Kornbluth directed this informative and often engaging documentary that features economics professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Reich posits his theories on the economy with plenty of charts, graphs and interviews with the rich and the struggling. His main premise is that income equality hurts everyone as a society’s economy rests with the lower and middle classes, as only they can propel progress. Rated PG, 89 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas and Plano. — Boo Allen

Rush — Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan have twice now collaborated on what you might call coin-flip films: movies about dueling, diametrically opposed forces. Their latest, the Formula One thriller Rush, is a lot like their Frost/Nixon, only on wheels. Chris Hemsworth plays the English bounder James Hunt, a classic, carousing, big-ego racer, while Daniel Bruhl plays Niki Lauda, an analytical Austrian. The film, based on the lives of the two famous racers, captures the climax of their collision in the 1976 world championship that came down to the final race and a crash that left Lauda’s face terribly burned. Racing films often speed inevitably toward cliches of fast-paced living catching up to the men behind the wheel. But Rush veers away toward something much sweeter: a simple ode to rivalry. Rated R, 123 minutes. — AP

NOW PLAYING

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. Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

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. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. — LAT

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

A Single Shot — In this textually and thematically dark psychological drama, Sam Rockwell stars as John Moon, a West Virginia backwoods man who mistakes a woman for a deer and accidentally shoots her. He then takes her cache of stolen money. His misdeed does not remain a secret, however, and he quickly finds himself fending off variously violent drug dealers, crooked lawyers (William H. Macy) and an estranged wife (Kelly Reilly). Writer-director David M. Rosenthal ratchets up the tension, creating moody atmospherics along with creeping paranoia. Rated R, 116 minutes. At AMC Grapevine Mills 30. — B.A.


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