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First Posted: 2/17/2015

In theaters (some starting Friday):

HOT TUB TIMEMACHINE 2 — The magical hot tub sends Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) 10 years into the future to prevent an unknown assailant from shooting Lou. 1:34

THE DUFF — A high-school senior (Mae Whitman) sets out to reinvent herself and revolutionize the student body’s social order after learning that a judgmental classmate has given her an embarrassing nickname. PG-13; 1:41

MCFARLAND USA — Track coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) is a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high-school in California’s Central Valley. Coach White and his new students find they have much to learn about one another. Things begin to change when White realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability. More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions. PG; 2:09

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY — A literature student (Dakota Johnson) begins a daring affair with a controlling businessman (Jamie Dornan) whose sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure. R; 2:07

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE — Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree. R; 2:09

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER SpongeBob is on a quest to find the stolen Krust Krab formula. He must come ashore to our world, where he joins forces with perpetual adversary Plankton to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies. Starring Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence, and Antonio Banderas. PG; 1:33

JUPITER ASCENDING Jupiter Jones was born under signs that predicted future greatness, but she cleans other people’s houses and has nothing but bad breaks. Caine, a genetically engineered hunter, arrives on Earth to locate her to make her aware of the great destiny. Jupiter’s genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne. PG-13; 2:07

SEVENTH SON Supernatural champion, Master Gregory, (Jeff Bridges) defeated Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), a malevolent witch. She escaped imprisonment and thirsts for vengeance and to unleash her wrath on humanity. The only thing that stands in her way: Master Gregory and his his apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes). PG-13; 1:42

THE LOFT Five friends share a penthouse in the city to carry on extramarital affairs. The dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are gripped by paranoia as each one suspects another. Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, and Matthias Schoenaerts. R; 1:43

BLACK OR WHITE — A bitter court battle ensues between a white lawyer (Kevin Costner) and a black woman (Octavia Spencer) over custody of their biracial granddaughter, forcing both parties to confront their feelings on race, understanding and forgiveness. PG13; 2 hours

PROJECT ALMANAC — Teenagers build a time machine, but their joy is short-lived when they discover the ripple effects of their actions. PG13; 1:46

CAKE — After seeing visions of a member of her support group who committed suicide, a woman who manages her chronic pain with illegal drugs seeks out the dead woman’s husband. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington and Felicity Huffman. R; 1:32

WHIPLASH — A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection. R; 146

STRANGE MAGIC — Goblins, elves, fairies and imps embark on a musical adventure in hopes of getting a powerful potion. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” A Walt Disney movie. PG

AMERICAN SNIPER — U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives and makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. When he returns home, he finds he cannot leave the war behind. R; 2:12

PADDINGTON — From the beloved novels by Michael Bond, “Paddington” tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he realizes city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. PG; 1:35

THE IMITATION GAME — Genius British logician and cryptologist Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) helps crack Germany’s Enigma Code during World War II but is later prosecuted by his government for illegal homosexual acts. PG13; 1:53

BIRDMAN — A washed-up actor, whose previous claim to fame was his portrayal of a popular superhero, attempts to recapture his past glory by mounting a Broadway play. R, 2 hours