“SICARIO”: Along the lawless border between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to help combat an escalating war against drugs. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro lead the cast.

“THE MARTIAN”: During a manned mission to Mars, a ferocious storm strikes the Red Planet. The team leaves one of its members behind, thinking he’s been killed by the disturbance. But the astronaut survives the storm and is left alone on Mars. Matt Damon leads a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

“THE WALK”: The true story of Philippe Petit, a young man who stages a breathtaking, illegal walk on a wire stretched between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon.

“COOTIES”: After cafeteria food turns school kids into killer zombies, a group of surviving, misfit teachers bands together to escape being eaten. Featuring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill. Showing at Chalmette Movies.

“SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK”: Director Christian Frei teams with anthropologist Helen Fisher to examine heartbreak. Showing at 5:45 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“PEACE OFFICER”: A documentary about police brutality and the militarization of U.S. police departments. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“PARTISAN”: Vincent Cassel plays a trainer of child assassins in this drama from Australia. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.