An alienated, socially awkward teenager is taken under the wing of his school's dreaded vice principal, who teaches him about friendship. With John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton and Olivia Crocicchia. Written by Patrick deWitt. Directed by Azazel Jacobs. ATO Pictures

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Humans and their giant shape-shifting mechanical allies, the Autobots, once again clash with the evil Decepticons and defend the world. With Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In Imax 3-D. Paramount Pictures

July 8

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

This documentary tells the story of the influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. With Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Mohammed and Jarobi White. Written and directed by Michael Rapaport. Sony Pictures Classics

General Orders No. 9

This documentary contemplates the urbanization of the natural world in the Deep South. Narrated by William Davidson. Written and directed by Robert Persons. Variance Films

Horrible Bosses

Three friends conspire to get rid of their insufferable bosses. With Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. Written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Directed by Seth Gordon. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Ledge

A man caught up in a complicated love triangle is coerced onto the ledge of a tall building, where a policeman tries to talk him down. With Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam and Terrence Howard. Written and directed by Matthew Chapman. IFC Films


Talking animals at a zoo teach their beloved caretaker the rules of courtship. With Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb. Written by James, Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Directed by Frank Coraci. Columbia Pictures/MGM Studios

July 15

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The series concludes as the battle between good and evil wizards erupts into an all-out war. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. Written by Steve Kloves. Directed by David Yates. In Imax 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures

Life, Above All

In South Africa, a 12-year-old girl fights prejudice and superstition while trying to bring her mother home and keep her family together. With Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane and Harriet Manamela. Written by Dennis Foon and Oliver Schmitz. Directed by Schmitz. In Pedi with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics