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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 12:47 pm | Updated: 10:38 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014.

>> This information is provided in community partnership with Harkins Theatres. For showtimes, theater locations and tickets, go to HarkinsTheatres.com.

As Above, So Below

A thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris. Starring: Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, Edwin Hodge, James Pasierbowicz, Oscar Zhang, Josh Kervarec. R

Cantinflas

Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world — one joke at a time. The film relives the laughter that charmed generations. Starring: Michael Imperioli, Óscar Jaenada, Joaquín Cosio, Teresa Ruiz, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Gabriela de la Garza, Giovanna Zacarías, Ana Layevska, Cassandra Ciangherotti. PG

Frank

A comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount and the band’s entire raison d’être is called into question. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Frantois Civil. R

Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary

The now-classic tale of parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stanz and Dr. Egon Spengler, who lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered and will be returning to the big screen, in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement. Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis. PG

Life of Crime

Ordell and Louis are criminals with a grand plan — to snatch the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. But what they haven’t figured on is that the husband has a secret mistress and has absolutely no desire to get his wife back. So, it’s time for Plan B, and with the help of one seriously ticked-off housewife, they are going to take the scumbag for everything he’s got. Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Will Forte, Mos Def, Charlie Tahan, Seana Kofoed, Jenna Nye. R

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan. Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it’s like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him — the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents! Starring: Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Emi Shinohara. Not Rated

The November Man

Code-named ‘The November Man’, Peter Devereaux is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier. He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey, Caterina Scorsone, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor, Bill Smitrovich, Roman Mitichyan, Lazar Ristovski, Milutin Milosevic. R

The Calling

Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl, Kristin Booth, Amanda Brugel, Paulino Nunes. R

The One I Love

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson. R

The Trip to Italy

Two men, six meals in different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri. Rob and Steve are asked by The Observer to do another series of restaurant reviews. Rob, tired from the responsibilities of being the father of a young child, is looking for some adventure. Steve has been living a life of abstinence and hard work in Los Angeles but, now on a hiatus from his job, has the time to come back to Europe and wants to see his children. Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner. Not Rated

>> This information is provided in community partnership with Harkins Theatres. For showtimes, theater locations and tickets, go to HarkinsTheatres.com.

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