DOLPHIN TALE 2 — This sequel to the 2011 family film “Dolphin Tale” continues the story of Winter, the dolphin whose recovery thanks to a prosthetic tail made her a symbol of hope. The principal cast from the first film, including Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, returns to the sequel.
NO GOOD DEED — Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, is living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta. But then Colin (Idris Elba), a charming and dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door asking for help. Terri soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished.
THE MAZE RUNNER — In this action-mystery filmed in Baton Rouge and Jackson, Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys. He has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to learn his true purpose and a way to escape.
A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES — Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who works as an unlicensed private investigator. Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife.
TUSK — The new film from writer-director Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Jersey Girl”) is a horror story about a man who’s captured by a maniac. After being tortured, physically and mentally, the captive turns into a walrus. Featuring Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. Opening in limited release.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY — Eleven-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) experiences the worst day of his life. And his mother (Jennifer Garner), father (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all experience the worst day of their lives.
THE BOOK OF LIFE — Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) produced this animated comedy about Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.
THE BEST OF ME — Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, the New Orleans-shot drama-romance “The Best of Me” tells a story about former high school sweethearts who reunite after 20 years apart. A funeral for a friend in their hometown prompts the reunion. Featuring Liana Liberato, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
LAGGIES — A woman trapped in a permanent state of adolescence tells her fiancé that’s she’s entered a retreat. She’s actually hanging out with friends. Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell
JOHN WICK — Keanu Reeves plays an ex-hit man who leaves retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him. Sounds familiar, but the studio promises “a fresh and stylized take on the assassin genre.” Opening in limited release.
NIGHTCRAWLER — Jake Gyllenhaal plays the young, desperate for employment Lou Bloom. He discovers the world of crime journalism, aka night crawling. Rene Russo co-stars as the Los Angeles TV news veteran who becomes Bloom’s mentor. Bill Paxton co-stars.
BIG HERO 6 — An animated action-comedy-adventure about a robotics prodigy who must transform his closest companion — Baymax the robot — and a group of friends into high-tech heroes. Voice talent includes Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr. and Genesis Rodriguez.
DUMB AND DUMBER TO — A reunion 20 years in the making, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return to their roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to their 1994 comedy hit “Dumb and Dumber.”
BEYOND THE LIGHTS — Noni, the music world’s new music superstar, is buckling from the pressures of fame. The romance she starts with Kaz, a young cop, upsets those around the two lovers. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover, Minnie Driver and Nate Parker star.