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First Posted: 9/22/2014

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THE EQUALIZER— McCall (Denzel Washington), a man of mysterious origin who believes he has put the past behind him, dedicates himself to creating a quiet new life. However, when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a girl who is caught in the clutches of violent Russian mobsters, he finds that he simply cannot walk away. With his set of formidable skills, McCall comes out of self-imposed retirement and emerges as an avenging angel, ready to take down anyone who brutalizes the helpless. Not rated, 1:40

BOXTROLLS— Beneath charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. Starring Starring Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning and Ben Kingsley.PG, 1:40

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE — In 1966, an unknown guitarist named James Hendrix (André Benjamin) leaves New York for London, changes his name to Jimi and begins to make his mark in the world of rock music. R, 1:56

THE SONG — A long-struggling musician (Alan Powell) finally hits the big time with a love song he wrote for his wife, but sudden fame and temptation cause his life and marriage to crumble. PG13, 1:52

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NO GOOD DEED — An unsuspecting Atlanta woman (Taraji P. Henson) lets in a charming stranger (Idris Elba) to use her phone and soon believes the adage “no good deed goes unpunished” when he takes over her home and terrorizes her family. Also starring Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons, Mirage Spann, Kenny Alfonso, Dan Caudill, Tatom Pender, Kelly O’Neal, Mark Ferrol Smith and Bobbie Elzey. PG13, 1:24

DOLPHIN TALE 2 — Several years have passed since Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the team (Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman) at Clearwater Marine Hospital gave Winter the dolphin a prosthetic tail, and saving her life. Now however, a new crisis has arisen. Winter’s elderly surrogate mother, Panama, has died, which leaves Winter without a pool mate. According to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed alone. Unless a new companion can be found quickly, Clearwater will lose Winter to another aquarium. Also starring Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, Bethany Hamilton. PG, 1:48

THE DROP — Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) tends bar in his cousin’s pub and looks the other way when local mobsters use the joint as a temporary bank. His simple life takes a complicated turn when he finds a battered puppy. He asks his neighbor, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), for help, and a mutual attraction sparks between them as they nurse the dog back to health. However, a robbery at the bar and the return of Nadia’s abusive ex force Bob to face the truth about those he thinks he knows best — including himself. Also starring James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, Michael Aronov and James Frecheville. R, 1:47

FINDING FANNY — Five friends from Goa get lost during a journey to discover the lot of the childhood sweetheart of an old postman. Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur. NOT RATED, 1:42

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY — Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL— Inspired by a true story, a tale of the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. Coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) builds his seemingly invincible powerhouse and emphasizes purpose and significance rather than streaks and titles. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is disintegrating around them. PG, 1:55

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES — A group of mutated warriors face off against an evil kingpin who wants to take over New York. PG-13, 1:41

AS ABOVE SO BELOW — When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 — Barney (Sylvester Stallone) augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. PG-13, 2:06

GHOSTBUSTERS — 30th Anniversary edition. After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. PG, 1:45

INNOCENCE — A new student (Sophie Curtis) at an exclusive prep school learns that her alluring teachers maintain their youthful appearance by drinking the blood of virgins. PG-13, 1:35

CHEF — After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, Carl finds himself in Miami. He joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), his best friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business. The venture provides Carl with the chance to re-ignite his passion for cooking — as well as his zest for life and love. R, 1:55

THE NOVEMBER MAN — An ex-CIA agent (Pierce Brosnan) comes out of retirement to protect a witness (Olga Kurylenko) and soon learns that he is the target of his former friend and protege (Luke Bracey). R, 1:48

IF I STAY — After a car wreck leaves her suspended between life and death, a teenager (Chloë Grace Moretz) faces a choice that will determine her ultimate fate. PG-13, 1:30

THE GIVER — A haunting story of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal world of conformity and contentment. As he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s young adult novel of the same name. PG-13, 1:35

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY — Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), culinary ingenue and his family are displaced from their native India and relocate to quaint French village. They open an Indian eatery close to that of Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant. Eventually Mallory recognizes Kadan’s impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing. PG, 2:02

INTO THE STORM — This is as close to a real tornado as most of us would like to get; the budget went for the spectacular special effects and gave short shrift to the human stories.PG-13, 1:29

BOYHOOD — The angst of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child, Mason, his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister. Filmed with the same cast over 12 years, capture family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. R, 2:46

LETS BE COPSThe laughs are loud, lewd and low in this spoof of copy “buddy pictures” that is pretty much the definition of an August comedy. This month is the dumping ground for the not-so-great. R, 1:14

LUCY — Scarlett Johansson seems to have found her groove in the title role of this action flick, playing a vulnerable college student whose poor choice in beaus gets her tangled up with a Korean/Taiwanese mob. R, 1:29