New Movies for the week of Aug. 20-26, 2015 _lowres

Photo by REINER BAJO -- Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) and Katia (Hannah Ware) on the run in ‘Hitman: Agent 47.’

“AMERICAN ULTRA”: Filmed in the New Orleans area, this action-comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner who, to his surprise, becomes the target of CIA assassins. Kristen Stewart co-stars as Eisenberg’s loyal girlfriend, and Topher Grace plays a rogue CIA agent.

“HITMAN: AGENT 47”: Agent 47 is a genetically engineered elite assassin designed to be a killer. His latest target is a giant corporation that plans to uncover Agent 47’s secrets for the purpose of creating an army of even more powerful killers. Rupert Friend plays the title role in this sequel to 2007’s Timothy Olyphant-starring “Hitman.”

“SINISTER 2”: In this sequel to 2012 horror hit, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.

“THE END OF THE TOUR”: A story set during Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky’s five days of interviews with acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace. Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Starts Friday at the Prytania Theatre.

“PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY”: A documentary about best-selling inspirational Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

“STOOD FOR THE STORM”: A documentary chronicling four years after Hurricane Katrina through one St. Bernard Parish woman and her daughter. Director Susan Hamovitch the film’s principal character will do a Q&A session after the film. Showing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center.

“HITLER ON TRIAL”: This BBC production dramatizes a little known historical event. In 1931, Hans Litten, a young German lawyer, cross-examined Adolf Hitler in a Berlin courtroom, hoping expose Hitler’s true character and murderous plans. Showing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center.