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  • This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Rush." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)

    This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Rush." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)

  • This film image released by Relativity Media shows Tony Danza, left, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from "Don Jon". (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Daniel McFadden)

    This film image released by Relativity Media shows Tony Danza, left, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from "Don Jon". (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Daniel McFadden)

  • This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Rush." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)
  • This film image released by Relativity Media shows Tony Danza, left, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from "Don Jon". (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Daniel McFadden)

RATINGS: 4 stars, excellent; 3 stars, good; 2 stars, fair; 1 star, poor

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. (1:33) PG-13.

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. Written by Brin Hill and Chris Parker. Directed by Benson Lee. (1:49) PG-13.

BLUE JASMINE 3 stars — Cate Blanchett storms her way through the title role of Woody Allen’s pastiche-y melodrama, about a fallen socialite seeking refuge in her sister’s San Francisco flat. Lifted in chunks from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and offering wincing blue-collar-type caricatures, the film is nonetheless a wonder — thanks to its star. With Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale, looking on in awe. 1 hr. 38 PG-13 (adult themes) — Steven Rea

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 — Having previously endangered the world and then saved it from a machine that turned water into food, a young inventor learns that his contraption survived and is now creating dangerous food-animal hybrids. With the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan and Will Forte. Written by Erica Rivinoja, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. (1:34) PG.

DON JON — A handsome lothario’s addiction to Internet pornography threatens to torpedo his budding relationship with a young lady who has an idealistic view of love and courtship. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. Written and directed by Gordon-Levitt. (1:30) R.

ELYSIUM 3 stars — Matt Damon is a 22nd-century factory worker on a “diseased, polluted and vastly over-populated” Earth, trying to crash the gated community in the sky where the rich live in smug splendor. A rabble-rousing sci-fi allegory from the director of “District 9.” 1 hr. 49 R for intense action, violence, profanity, adult themes — Steven Rea

ENOUGH SAID — A divorced single mother who works as a masseuse finds her personal and professional lives uncomfortably intersecting when a new client turns out to be her new beau’s ex-wife. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. (1:32) PG-13.

THE FAMILY 21/2 stars — The witness protection program secrets Brooklyn mobster Robert DeNiro and his family in France. Cultures clash and bullets fly in this oddly unsettling farce from Luc Besson. 1 hr. 50 R (violence, profanity, adult themes) — David Hiltbrand

IN A WORLD ... 3 stars — Lake Bell wrote, directs and stars in this winning, off the wall comedy, set in the world of voice actors - an egomanical and neurotic Hollywood clan. With Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry and Ken Marino. 1 hr. 33 R (profanity, adult themes) — Steven Rea

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. Written by Leigh Whannell. Directed by James Wan. (1:45) PG-13.

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER
3 stars — Based on the true story of an African-American who served eight presidents, from Truman to Reagan, in the White House, with Forest Whitaker, full of dignity and humilty in the title role, as pivotal events in the history of the Civil Rights movement swirl all around him. With Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo. 2 hrs. 12 PG-13 (violence, profanity, adult themes) — Steven Rae

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. Written by Aaron Guzikowski. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. (2:31) R.

RIDDICK 2 stars — Vin Diesel reprises his role as the glowering space criminal, this time marooned on a lethal planet. Fun cast (Jordi Molla, Katee Sackhoff and Dave Bautista) and bountiful action, but absolutely no redeeming values. 1 hr. 59 R (violence, profanity, nudity, adult themes, drugs) - David Hiltbrand

RUSH 31/2 stars — A Formula One racing drama of almost irresistible forward momentum. The on-track action is blistering, the filmmaking sure-footed (even as cars fishtail into catastrophic crashes), the characters bigger than life. Even more important, it avoids the stock plotting that turns most sports movies into bland emotional pick-me-ups. It’s one of the best films of Ron Howard’s career, certainly the most surprising. Who knew that this competent craftsman had such a furiously exciting, sex-drenched story in him? There are clumsy passages here. Still, “Rush” red-lines the spectacle and exhilaration of the wildly eventful mid-’70s Formula One circuit, while delivering something more complex and gratifying than a stock underdog story. R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.

SALINGER — An in-depth documentary about the life, work and legacy of the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Directed by Shane Salerno. (2:09) PG-13.

THANKS FOR SHARING — An overachieving environmental consultant, a long-married small-business owner and a wisecracking emergency-room doctor struggle with sex addiction. With Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Gad. Written by Stuart Blumberg and Matt Winston. Directed by Blumberg. (1:40) R.

THE WAY, WAY BACK 3 stars — Sly, richly modulated, emotionally engaging, and brutally honest, Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s brilliantly cast coming of age dramedy is about Duncan, a geeky, awkward, alienated 14-year-old boy forced to spend summer vacation with his single mom (Toni Collette) and her new beau, an obnoxious, overbearing car salesman (Steve Carell). Duncan comes out of his shell when he befriends a local water park manager played with manic glee by Sam Rockwell. 1 hr. 43 PG-13 (profanity, adult themes, mild sexuality, smoking) — Tirdad Derakhshani

WE’RE THE MILLERS 21/2 stars — A pot dealer and a stripper — Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston — pose as an all-American, RV-driving couple, recruiting two misfit teens to play their kids so they can smuggle a huge shipment of marijuana across the Mexican border. Innocuously smutty, intermittently funny road comedy. R (profanity, nudity, drugs, violence, adult themes) —- Steven Rea

THE WORLD’S END 3 stars — Edgar Wright and his anarchic nutball mates from the “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” parodies turn their attention to another genre, as five old school chums reunite for an epic pub crawl in their old hometown. A town whose occupants seem eerily unfamiliar. 1 hr. 49 R (profanity, cartoon violence, gore, sex, adult themes) — Steven Rea

YOU’RE NEXT 3 stars — A family is terrorized by killers while on vacation, but one of their guests turns out to be the most talented killer of all. Directed with impressive control and confidence by horror specialist Adam Wingard. 1 hr. 36 R (extreme violence, gore, coarse language, smoking) —Tirdad Derakhshani

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