What’s playing at Midlands theaters

October 4, 2013 

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Also opening today

Runner Runner (R) A Princeton grad (Justin Timberlake) gets caught up in a high-stakes culture led by Ben Affleck.

Opening Oct. 11

Captain Phillips: (PG-13) The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking of his cargo ship by Somali pirates.

Now playing

Austenland: (PG-13) A Jane Austen theme park sets up romantic entanglements, Pride and Prejudice style.

The Conjuring: (R) Paranormal investigators help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: (PG) Flint Lockwood is forced to battle his own creation yet again, when a glitch causes his ingenious food machine to create food-animal hybrids, such as hungry tacodiles and shrimpanzees.

Despicable Me 2: (PG) Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help save the world in this sequel to the 2010 animated film.

Don Jon: (R) Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s womanizing ways are put to the test when he meets a girl with more traditional values (Scarlett Johansson).

Epic: (PG) A teenager finds herself in the world of fairies and other mythical creatures of the forest in this animated film.

Elysium: (R) Matt Damon plays a rebellious have-not fighting against the haves.

Enough Said: (PG-13) A woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) dates her friend’s ex-husband (James Gandolfini, in his last leading movie role).

The Family: (R) Retired mobsters Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer are living incognito in France with their kids.

The Grandmaster: (PG-13) Story of the man who inspired kung fu movie star Bruce Lee

The Great Gatsby: (PG-13) Director Baz Lurhmann re-imagines the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

Gravity: (PG-13) Two astronauts face disaster when their station explodes. With George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.

Grown-Ups 2: (PG-13) Adam Sandler stars in a sequel of the family comedy.

Insidious 2: (PG-13) Further adventures of a family (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) plagued by a persistent demon.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: (PG-13) Lily Collins plays a teen who discovers she is the descendant of a line of half-angel Shadowhunters, in first adaptation from the book series.

Iron Man 3: (PG-13) Tony Stark finds his empire destroyed at the hands of an enemy; will the suit save him?

Jobs (PG-13): Ashton Kutcher portrays the genius Steve Jobs from his days as a college dropout to his creation of Apple.

Kick-Ass 2: (R) Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz reprise their roles as the teenage superheroes in this sequel to 2010’s unapologetically rude and violent original.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler: (PG-13) The life of a White House butler through turbulent times.

Man of Steel: (PG-13) Henry Cavil stars in this newest origin story of Superman. With Russell Crowe and Amy Adams.

Monsters University: (G) A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University.

One Direction: This is Us in 3-D: (PG) British pop sensations in concert

Pacific Rim: (PG-13) A former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Paranoia: (R) Liam Hemsworth stars as a corporate spy in this thriller.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: (PG) Another adventure for the teen who’s half god and half man

Planes: (G) Disney animated comedy about little planes that enter an around-the-world race.

The Purge: (R) A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.

Red 2: (PG-13) Retired CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Riddick: (R) Vin Diesel reprises his role, this time left on an alien planet, his enemies uncertain.

R.I.P.D: (PG-13) Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are selected as peace officers for the dead in this comedy.

The Spectacular Now: (R) Indie coming of age movie

The Smurfs 2: (PG) More mischief from the blue men (and woman) group.

Star Trek Into Darkness: (PG-13) Second in the J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the sci-fi franchise includes a mysterious enemy (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Turbo: (PG) A snail gets a boost and hits the race circuit in this animated comedy.

The Way, Way Back: (PG-13) A teen finds his way during a summer beach trip with his mom and her new boyfriend.

White House Down: (PG-13) The president is in danger, again.

You’re Next: (R) Paint-by-numbers horror show about a family terrorized by masked killers.

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