2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA – This promises to demystify the president but does more to illuminate its filmmaker and his ego. PG for adult themes. 89 mins.
THE APPARITION – A "Paranormal Activity" knockoff with effects as generic as the cookie-cutter mission revival in which it's set. PG-13 for terror/images and sensuality. 82 mins.
THE BOURNE LEGACY — This fourth film in the franchise is really about drug addiction and the lengths to which a junkie will go for his fix. PG-13 for violence and action. 135 mins.
BRAVE — A beautiful-to-look-at princess story that still feels old-fashioned and safe. PG for action, rude humor. 93 mins.
THE CAMPAIGN – Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis in a political showdown. R for language, partial nudity, sexuality. 85 mins.
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER – Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg co-star in this offbeat comedy about events that either will drive a wedge between a separated couple or further reinforce their bond. 91 mins. R for drug use, profanity, sexual candor.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – It's neither as anguished, perverse nor dangerous as its weighty predecessor. PG-13 for action violence, sensuality, strong language. 164 mins.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS – Summer misadventures beleaguer our boy. PG for rude humor. 94 mins.
THE EXPENDABLES 2 – This is a a too-cute trip down '80s Action Film Lane. R for bloody violence. 101 mins.
HIT AND RUN – A fun little car-chase comedy. R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, violence and drugs. 99 mins.
HOPE SPRINGS — You'll want to go home and have sex with your spouse. PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. 99 mins.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT – Scrat again causes a cataclysmic event. PG for rude humor, action. 87 mins.
LAWLESS — If you can accept that Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke could be brothers in this century or any other, you might be able to immerse yourself in the artfully pulpy allure of this story, based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers. R for bloody violence, language and sexuality/nudity. 110 mins.
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS – Joss Whedon's effects-driven Marvel superheroes smash-up. PG-13 for violence, adult themes. 143 mins.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN — A childless couple is mystically granted a test run at parenthood. PG for mild thematic elements and brief language. 104 mins.
THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE – Meet three brightly colored, oversize felty young friends, plus a talking pillow, fish, window and vacuum cleaner. Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie get Schluufy some magic balloons for his birthday. When the balloons get away, they set off on an adventure around Lovelyloveville to get them back, aided by Ruffy, Windy and J. Edgar (yes, he's the vacuum). No more can be said. G. 83 mins.
PARANORMAN — The frequently wondrous and whimsical visuals far surpass the disappointingly slipshod story of an 11-year-old boy named Norman who can see and speak to the dead. PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, rude humor and language. 92 mins.
POSSESSION – Swap the clerical collars for a yarmulke, change the sacred incantations from Latin to Hebrew, leave out the pea soup, and you have a passable PG-13 version of "The Exorcist," the granddaddy of all exorcism movies. PG-13 for mature theme, violence and disturbing sequences. 91 mins.