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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

Carrie — A re-imagining of the 1976 horror tale in which a shy girl ostracized by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother is pushed too far and explodes in a telekinetic rage. With Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer and Gabriella Wilde. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Rated R, 99 minutes. — Los Angeles Times

Escape Plan — An expert on structural security agrees to take on one last job — breaking out of a top-secret high-tech prison — but is then duped and wrongly imprisoned, spurring him to recruit a fellow inmate to help him escape. With Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Caviezel. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Rated R, 114 minutes. — LAT

The Fifth Estate — As part of an exceptionally strong season of fact-based dramas on screen, The Fifth Estate, about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives with something of a shrug. At its best, the film works as a serious showcase for its capable star, the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who delivers an eerily on-point portrayal of the enigmatic central character. Based on books by former Assange collaborators Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh and Luke Harding, The Fifth Estate focuses on Assange’s relationship with Domscheit-Berg (played in the film by Rush co-star Daniel Bruhl), a computer programmer in Germany who meets the snow-haired Australian at a hackers’ conference and quickly warms to his calls for “a whole new form of social justice” by way of using encryption to protect whistleblowers. Directed by Bill Condon. Rated R, 124 minutes. — The Washington Post

Seasons of Gray — Produced by Dallas’ Watermark Community Church, this Bible-based, Texas-set film puts a modern spin on the story of Joseph, following a man’s efforts to overcome bad events in his life. Rated PG-13, 90 minutes. — The Dallas Morning News

NOW PLAYING

Captain Phillips — Tom Hanks stars as Capt. Richard Phillips, head of the Maersk Alabama, a huge container ship that is stopped in the Somali Basin by pirates. Director Paul Greengrass ratchets up the tension with his rapid pacing and lack of narrative filler. The compelling story brings constant surprises and discoveries. Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. — Boo Allen

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 — Wide-eyed inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) is recruited by a mega-billionaire (Will Forte) to figure out why food items are evolving into living creatures such as Shrimpanzes and Flamangos. Rated PG, 95 minutes. — The Fresno Bee

Gravity — Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) directed this white-knuckle outer-space thriller about two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) who become detached from their spacecraft. Cuaron conveys what it feels like to be lost in space, vulnerable to the vast oblivion that lurks beyond. He uses his two-person cast to ratchet up the tension. Rated PG-13, 90 minutes. — B.A.

Machete Kills — Don’t go to Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills expecting deep thoughts on anything. At all. The second movie in the series stars the always-entertaining Danny Trejo as the titular ex-Federale and “enemy of the cartels.” Rated R, 107 minutes. — Austin American-Statesman


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