Two pals indulge their apocalyptic fantasies by tinkering with flamethrowers and muscle cars, but a charismatic young woman comes between them, with grim results. With Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson and Rebekah Brandes. Written and directed by Glodell. Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Change-Up

Two friends — a married lawyer and a freewheeling slacker — somehow switch bodies and try to avoid ruining each other's lives. With Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin. Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Directed by David Dobkin. Universal Pictures

Dirty Girl

Two high-school misfits from troubled homes — a promiscuous girl with an absentee father and a closeted boy with a homophobic one — become friends and head out west on a road trip. With Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Abe Sylvia. Weinstein Co.

The Hedgehog

A bored young girl determined to end her life on her 12th birthday forms an unexpected friendship with her building's gruff concierge. With Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic and Togo Igawa. Written and directed by Mona Achache. In French with English subtitles. NeoClassics Films

Magic Trip

A documentary chronicling Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' 1964 road trip across the U.S. Directed by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood. Magnolia Pictures

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

A famous musician hits a sophomore slump and returns to his hometown, where he connects with his former friend and collaborator. With Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter and Rose Atropos. Written by Jasin Cadic and Scott Rosenbaum. Directed by Rosenbaum. Red Hawk Films

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Genetic experiments on primates lead to their developing intelligence and eventually battling humans for supremacy. With James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Brian Cox. Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox


As warlords feud in China, a cocky young lord must reconsider his ways and join forces with Shaolin monks to make a stand against his rivals. With Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse and Jackie Chan. Directed by Benny Chan. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Well Go USA/Variance Films

The Whistleblower

A Nebraskan police officer working as a peacekeeper in war-torn Bosnia uncovers corruption involving private contractors and the U.N. With Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn. Written by Eilis Kirwan and Larysa Kondracki. Directed by Kondracki. Samuel Goldwyn Films

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