“MORTDECAI”: Johnny Depp plays Charlie Mortdecai, a debonair art dealer who travels the globe in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Goldblum co-star.
“STRANGE MAGIC”: A computer-animated fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Pop songs from the past six decades help tell a story about goblins, elves, fairies and imps.
“THE BOY NEXT DOOR”: Jennifer Lopez stars in a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth co-star.
“BIG MUDDY”: An intricate story of crime, passion and forgiveness fills this modern-day murder ballad on film, set in the small Saskatchewan town of Big Muddy. Opens Friday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“IDA”: An encore run for one of this year’s best foreign language film nominees. In the beautifully acted and filmed “Ida,” a novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, raised in an orphanage, learns she’s Jewish. Opening Saturday at Indywood Cinema, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.
“THE BETTER ANGELS”: Another film returning to New Orleans, “The Better Angels” is an artful biopic about Abraham Lincoln’s harsh, character-shaping childhood on the frontier. Opening Saturday at Indywood Cinema, 628 Elysian Fields Ave.