New Movies for Aug. 14-20, 2014 _lowres

Photo by Phil Bray -- Sylvester Stallone, left, and Kelsey Grammer in 'The Expendables 3.'

“CALVARY”: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good Irish priest faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he tries to help his troublesome flock and comfort the daughter he had before he became a priest, he senses darkness closing in upon him.

“LET’S BE COPS”: Two mutually struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. Then they get tangled up with real-life gangsters and corrupt cops. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake M. Johnson star.

“THE GIVER”: Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. As Jonas spends time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), the keeper of their community’s memories, Jonas learns of the deadly truths in the community’s hidden past. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes co-star.

“MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT”: In the latest film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays an ill-tempered Englishman who masquerades as a Chinese magician. He later presents himself as a businessman in hopes of debunking an alluring young clairvoyant played by Emma Stone.

“THE EXPENDABLES 3”: Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the Expendables team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the long-thought dead co-founder of the group. The cast includes Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes and Dolph Lundgren.

“WHAT IF”: In this romantic comedy, a medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) who’s unlucky in love despairs as he watches everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver), find perfect partners. But then Wallace meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall).

“COLDWATER”: New Orleans native P.J. Boudousque plays a teenager who is taken in the middle of the night, with his mother’s consent, to a harsh wilderness reform facility. Showing at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 15 through Aug. 21 at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Matinee is 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

“RICH HILL”: An examination of the challenges, hopes and dreams of three young residents of a small town in Missouri. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 through Aug. 21 at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.