“AND SO IT GOES”: Rob Reiner directs Michael Douglas in a comedy about an obnoxious real estate agent. When the agent’s estranged son drops off the granddaughter he never knew existed, the realtor dumps the child on a kindly neighbor played by Diane Keaton. Douglas and Keaton’s co-stars include singer Frankie Valli.
“HERCULES”: Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, stars as Hercules in a revisionist take on the classic Greek myth. Promoted as an epic action film, “Hercules” co-stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt.
“LUCY”: Scarlett Johansson stars in an action-thriller about a woman who turns the tables on her captors when she becomes a super-evolved, merciless warrior. Directed by Luc Besson of “La Femme Nikita,” “The Professional” and “The Fifth Element” fame. Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi and Claire Tran co-star.
“THE FLUFFY MOVIE”: Comic Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias appears in footage from his “Unity Through Laughter” tour.
“VENUS IN FUR”: Based on the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novella, “Venus in Fur” is the latest film from director Roman Polanski. After a long day of auditioning actresses, a writer-director complains that no actress in Paris has what it takes to play his female lead. He changes his tune when the late-arriving Vanda appears. Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric star. Opening Friday, July 25, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“CLOSED CURTAIN”: Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi defied the 20-year filmmaking ban his government imposed upon him by making “Closed Curtain.” The film tells a story about an isolated screenwriter whose life is turned upside when a young woman fleeing the authorities appears arrives at his doorstep. Opening Friday, July 25, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA”: This feature-length documentary about Tibetan Buddhist nuns shows how gender and modernity are shaping contemporary spiritual practices in Nepal. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.