“EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS”: Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Prometheus”) interprets the Biblical account of Moses, Ramses and the Jewish people’s escape from slavery in Egypt. Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and 21st-century special effects that Cecil B. DeMille, director of the 1956 classic “The Ten Commandments,” may have wished he’d had.
“TOP FIVE”: Chris Rock stars in a comedy about a comedian and actor who wants to change his image. Rosario Dawson co-stars as a reporter who asks the Rock character tough questions. The all-star supporting cast includes Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer.
“THE CAPTIVE”: In this mystery directed by Atom Egoyan (“Chloe”), Matthew’s daughter, Cassandra, vanishes from his parked truck after he steps momentarily into a diner. Matthew’s wife, Tina, suspects he’s responsible for the child’s disappearance. Eight years later, recent images of Cassandra show up on the Web. Matthew risks everything to ensure his daughter’s safe return home. Featuring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson and Scott Speedman.
“POINT AND SHOOT”: A documentary about an American from Baltimore, Maryland, who made a 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through North Africa and the Middle East before joining and fighting alongside Libyan rebels. Opening Friday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“DIPSO”: A portrait of a down-and-out comedian (Matt Shaw), a love story, a redemption tale and family saga, all in one movie. Opening Friday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“61 BULLETS”: Austin filmmakers David Modigliani and Lucy Kreutz revisit the 1935 assassination of populist Louisiana politician Huey P. Long. The film includes recently filmed interviews with members of the Weiss and Long families. Opening Friday at Chalmette Movies.