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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. — 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. Directed by James Wan. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. — LAT

Mademoiselle C — This fawning documentary from Fabien Constant centers on former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld as she lands in New York in an attempt to start what she calls a publication “between a magazine and a book,” which eventually becomes CR Fashion Book. The director follows his subject to various fashion shows across the globe (Paris, New York, China) and talks to high-profile names: Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, and others. Should appeal mostly to dedicated followers of fashion (as the Kinks put it). Not rated, 93 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas and Plano. — Boo Allen

The Patience Stone — In a bombed out apartment in an unnamed Muslim country (Afghanistan?), a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) with two children and no support nurses her husband of 10 years who lies supine, comatose with a bullet in his neck. Torn with fear, she begins talking to him, telling the older man things she would never have dared to earlier. Director and source novelist Atiq Rahimi flashes back to tell the woman’s life story, and, before ending, gives the woman an unexpected source of refuge. Farahani turns in a remarkable performance in this surprisingly rapidly paced film. Rated R, 102 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas. — B.A.

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


Elysium — 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. With Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga and William Fichtner. Rated R, 108 minutes. — McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Getaway — When his wife is kidnapped, a burned-out race car driver is forced to take on a do-or-die mission and gets help from a young hacker. With Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Rated PG-13, 90 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. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes. — LAT

Riddick — Gravelly voiced, visually impaired, planet-hopping outlaw Riddick (Vin Diesel) is dumped on a desolate planet facing murderous canine creatures and giant deadly serpents, with competing bounty hunters on his tail. But he’s also up against a lethally inadequate screenplay. Of course, that won’t matter to the hard-core fans of Pitch Black (2000) and Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Rated R, 119 minutes. — The Associated Press

The Ultimate Life — Cheesy, would-be heartwarming drama makes much of the 12 “gifts” that the late Texas oil baron Red Stevens (James Garner) has left to his grandson Jason (Logan Bartholomew), who runs the billion-dollar foundation that his grandfather set up before his death. As we learn, they’re lessons on the order of “Every day is a gift” and “Gratitude is a gift.” The film sets out to show us, in flashback, just how Red (played by Austin James as a teenager, and later by Drew Waters) came to these epiphanies, from his first job as a ranch hand in the 1940s, to his ownership of a giant company in the late 1960s. Based on the novel by Jim Stovall. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. Rated PG, 108 minutes. — The Washington Post