A documentary about the importance of fertile soil and the positive effect it can have on environmental issues such as climate change and water scarcity. Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia. Lily Films

Thor: The Dark World

The hammer-wielding demigod Thor battles to save Earth and his home world of Asgard from an ancient enemy in this sequel to the 2011 movie "Thor." With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. Written by Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Alan Taylor. In 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures

The Wind Rises

An animated biopic about Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero, Japan's World War II fighter plane. With the voices of Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. In Japanese with English subtitles. Walt Disney Pictures

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12-12-12

A concert documentary chronicling the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12, 2012. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening. The Weinstein Co.

Aftermath

Returning home to Poland after many years living in Chicago, a man reconnects with his younger brother, and the two are drawn into investigating their village's dark secrets. With Maciej Stuhr and Ireneusz Czop. Written and directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski. In Polish with English subtitles. Menemsha Films

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At Berkeley

A documentary about the University of California at Berkeley and the administrative efforts to maintain its academic excellence, public role and student-body diversity in the face of drastic budget cuts. Directed by Frederick Wiseman. Zipporah Films

The Best Man Holiday

Old rivalries and romances resurface when old college friends reunite over the Christmas holidays in this sequel to the 1999 film "The Best Man." With Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall and Terrence Howard. Written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Universal Pictures

Charlie Countryman

Spurred by a vision of his late mother, a young man travels to Bucharest and falls for a beautiful cellist, only to learn she's entangled in the Romanian underworld. With Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen. Written by Matt Drake. Directed by Fredrik Bond. Millennium Entertainment

Cold Turkey

An eccentric family's Thanksgiving get-together threatens to unravel when an estranged daughter makes a surprise visit home for the first time in 15 years. With Peter Bogdanovich, Cheryl Hines and Alicia Witt. Written and directed by Will Slocombe. FilmBuff Releasing

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