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Photo by LARRY HORRICKS -- Melissa McCarthy goes deep undercover in the new comedy 'Spy.'

“ENTOURAGE”: This big-screen adaptation of the HBO series reunites the show’s original cast. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his boys — Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon) — are back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).

“SPY”: Comic-actress Melissa McCarthy stars as a deskbound CIA analyst who volunteers to go undercover to catch a deadly arms dealer. Jude Law co-stars as the James Bond-style spy whom McCarthy has a crush on. Jason Statham plays a CIA operative gone rogue.

“LOVE & MERCY”: A moving biopic about the troubled musical genius behind The Beach Boys, “Love & Mercy” concentrates on two periods of Brian Wilson’s life. Paul Dano plays Wilson in the 1960s, when the group released its hits and Wilson created the initially underappreciated masterpiece, “Pet Sounds.” John Cusack portrays Wilson in the 1980s, when he came under the influence of Dr. Eugene Landy. Dano, Cusack, Paul Giamatti (as Landy) and Elizabeth Banks (as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda) all do exceptional work in this music biopic.

“THE CONNECTION”: Starring Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) and shot in traditional 35-mm film format, “The Connection” offers the European flipside to the William Friedkin classic “The French Connection.” Showing at 7 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“THE HARVEST”: An indie-thriller starring Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda and Samantha Morton. Directed by John McNaughton (“Henry: Portraint of a Serial Killer”). Showing at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3”: In this prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family, psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to contact the dead. She hopes to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Opens Friday at Chalmette Movies.

“BELOW DREAMS”: Three young people arrive in New Orleans and question their ability to dream in the crumbling economic climate. A locally made film showing at 7 p.m. Friday (with cinematographer Q&A) and 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Indywood Cinema, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.

LOCAL FILM NIGHT: Showcase of locally made short films. Showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Indywood Cinema, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.