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First Posted: 5/4/2015

In theaters (some starting Friday):

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON — Avengers: Age of Ultron pits the dynamic team of superheroes, including Iron Man (Rober Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), against the diabolical Ultron (voiced by James Spader) and villainous super-siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). PG-13; 2:21

LITTLE BOY — Young Pepper Busbee (Jakob Salvati) has his quiet, small-town American life torn apart when his beloved father (Michael Rappaport) is shipped out to fight in World War II. However, one day Pepper meets a magician (Ben Chaplin), who awakens Pepper’s innate capabilities and shows him just how powerful the virtue of faith can be. PG-13; 1:46

EX MACHINA — Young programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is recruited by the private CEO of a high tech company (Oscar Isaac) to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence. Caleb is asked to evaluate the human qualities of a striking female Artificial Intelligence android named Ava (voiced by Alicia Vikander.) However, in this mediatation on beauty and technology, will the two men fall victim to the machinations of the beautiful, manipulative Ava? R; 1:50

THE AGE OF ADALINE A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who reawakens her long-suppressed passion for life and romance and may be worth losing immortality for. Starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford PG-13; 1:50.

UNFRIENDED A group of friends in an online chat room become the prey of a mysterious, supernatural force that wants revenge for a shaming video that caused a classmate to kill herself one year prior. R; 1:23.

DANNY COLLINS — Aging party boy and rock star Danny Collins (Al Pacino) randomly discovers a letter that was never delivered to him 40 years ago from none other than John Lennon. From there, Collins rekindles his relationship with his estranged son (Bobby Cannavale). Hilarity ensues. R; 1:46

TRUE STORY Disgraced New York Times reporter, Michael Finkel, (Jonah Hill), meets accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco). Longo has taken on Finkel’s identity and the reporter’s investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. R; 1:40

MONKEY KINGDOM A nature documentary narrated by Tina Fey, follows a newborn monkey, Kip, and his mother, Maya, in the jungles of South Asia. They struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins. Their troop must relocate when neighboring monkeys take over their home. They must work together to reclaim Castle Rock. G; 1:21

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 After six years of protecting his mall, Paul Blart (Kevin James) earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas for a security-guard expo and takes his teenage daughter (Raini Rodriguez) to spend time with her before she heads to college. But safety never takes a holiday, especially in Sin City. Blart stumbles upon a heist and must single-handedly stop the crooks. PG; 1:34

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Now on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) search for allies and answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris’ family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side by side, they unravel the secrets of the past and the future of their world. PG-13; 1:59

WOMAN IN GOLD Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes the Austrian government to court for the return of artwork the Nazis stole from her family. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. PG-13; 1:50

THE LONGEST RIDE Bull-riding champion Luke (Scott Eastwood) and college student Sophia (Britt Robertson) are in love, but come from different worlds. Luke hopes to make a comeback on the rodeo circuit and Sophia is about to embark on her dream job in New York’s art world. They find inspiration in Ira (Alan Alda), an elderly man whose romance with his wife withstood the test of time. PG-13; 2:08

HOME After an alien race, the Boov conquered the Earth, they relocated the planet’s human population except for girl named Tip (Rihanna). She managed to hide from the aliens. Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons). Oh is not like his comrades because he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, as the enemies of the Boov, the Gorg, are en route. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez PG; 1:34

FURIOUS 7 Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. PG-13; 2:28