Survivors of a disastrous bridge collapse try to continue to cheat death. With Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, Miles Fisher and Arlen Escarpeta. Written by Eric Heisserer. Directed by Steven Quale. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

A young girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend, who are restoring an old mansion, unleashes evil creatures lurking in the dark. With Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson. Written by Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Directed by Trox Nixey. Film District

The Help

In 1960s Mississippi, three very different women become friends through a taboo secret writing project. With Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone. Written and directed by Tate Taylor. Walt Disney Pictures

High Ground

Married at a young age, a woman in a tightknit spiritual community begins to question her faith. With Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes and Donna Murphy. Written by Tim Metcalfe and Carolyn Briggs. Directed by Farmiga. Sony Pictures Classics

The Last Circus

In Spain, a clown trying to follow in his father's footsteps joins a circus and is entangled in a dangerous love triangle. With Carlos Areces, Antonio De La Torre and Carolina Bang. Written and directed by Alex De La Iglesia. In Spanish with English subtitles. Magnet Releasing

Littlerock

After their rental car breaks down in a sleepy Los Angeles exurb, two Japanese tourists respond differently to the town. With Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia and Rintaro Sawamoto. Written by Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin and Mike Ott. Directed by Ott. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. Variance Films

Seven Days in Utopia

A talented young golfer blows his first big shot and ends up stranded in Texas, where he contemplates his choices and direction. With Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Kathy Baker, Jerry Ferrara and Joseph Lyle Taylor. Written by Russell Cook and Rob Levine. Directed by Matthew Dean Russell. Visio Entertainment

30 Minutes or Less

A pizza delivery guy is kidnapped by two wannabe criminals and forced to rob a bank. With Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. Written by Michael Diliberti. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Columbia Pictures

Aug. 19

One Day

This film follows a man and woman's relationship over 20 years, revisiting them each year on the day they first entered each other's lives. With Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson and Ken Stott. Written by David Nicholls. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Focus Features

Amigo

In 1900, a local mayor on the island of Luzon trying to protect his village is caught in the crossfire of the Philippine-American War. With Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt and Yul Vasquez. Written and directed by John Sayles. Variance Films