“THE PYRAMID”: American archaeologists experience horrific surprises after they discover a lost pyramid in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets within, the archaeologists realize they’re not only trapped inside the ancient burial structure, they’re being hunted. The cast includes Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Christa-Marie Nicola and Amir Kamyab.

“HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS”: Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who feels like a fraud, hopes to escape his boring life via a global quest for the secret of happiness. Simon Pegg and Toni Collette star. Showing at Chalmette Movies.

“BEFORE I DISAPPEAR”: Richie’s half-hearted suicide attempt is interrupted by an unexpected call from his estranged sister. She insists that he pick up his straight-laced, high-achieving niece from school. The uncle and niece later embark on an odyssey through the New York City night. Writer, director and star Shawn Christensen heads a cast that includes Emmy Rossum, Fatima Ptacek and Ron Perlman. Opening Friday at the Indywood Movie Theater, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.

“HOW TO NOT KILL A TIGER”: A documentary about individuals who own exotic animals, including Tony, the tiger at Grosse Tete’s Tiger Truck Shop. Showing at Chalmette Movies.

“MERRY FRIGGIN CHRISTMAS”: Boyd and his family are forced to spend Christmas at his parents’ house. When Boyd realizes he’d left his son’s gifts at home, he and the father he’s been avoiding for years drive into a blizzard to retrieve the gifts. Starring Robin Williams, Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Clark Duke and Oliver Platt. Showing at 7:30 p.m. at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“THE CIRCLE”: In Zurich, circa 1958, a young teacher falls in love with transvestite star Robi Rapp. Opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“THE OVERNIGHTERS”: Thousands of unemployed people show up in a small North Dakota town hoping to get work in the booming oil industry. They find slim work opportunities and nowhere to sleep. Opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.