New Movies for Aug. 6-12, 2015 _lowres

Photo by ALAN MARKFIELD -- Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara) in a scene from the superhero adventure ‘Fantastic Four.’

“FANTASTIC FOUR”: Filmed in Baton Rouge, this re-imagining of Marvel’s original superhero team centers on four young astronauts who teleport to a dangerous alternate universe. The foursome’s trip into the unknown alters their physical form in shocking ways.

“DARK PLACES”: Twenty-five years after she identified her brother as the person who killed his family, a troubled woman (Charlize Theron) is approached by a secret organization that investigates unsolved cases. Featuring Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.

“IRRATIONAL MAN”: The latest film from writer-director Woody Allen features Joaquin Phoenix as a brilliant but burned-out philosophy professor. He feels renewed after he suddenly finds an unusual purpose in life. Emma Stone and Parker Posey co-star.

“SHAUN THE SHEEP”: In this animated comedy-adventure, a sheep named Shaun takes the day off to have some fun. He gets more action than he bargained for. After a steep hill misleads everyone into the Big City, Shaun must get the flock safely home.

“RICKI AND THE FLASH”: Oscar-winner Meryl Streep stars as a rock singer-guitarist who gave up everything for stardom. But now she’s returning home to make things right with her family. The cast includes Streep’s real-life daughter, Mamie Gummer, as Ricki’s fictional daughter; Rick Springfield as a member of the Flash; and Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband.

“THE RUNNER”: In this drama filmed in New Orleans, an idealistic but flawed New Orleans politician finds his plans for post-BP oil spill restoration unraveling as his life is stained with corruption, scandal and deceit. Featuring Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Paulson, Wendell Pierce and Bryan Batt.

“A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY”: A playful documentary about the impact of the Lego brick and its global popularity. Showing at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Chalmette Movies.

“THE LOOK OF SILENCE”: This companion piece to “The Act of Killing,” the Oscar-nominated documentary about Indonesian genocide, focuses on an optometrist who confronts the men who killed his brother. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.