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This film image released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows, from left, Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, and Mahat Ali in "Captain Phillips." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Jasin Boland)

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ESCAPE PLAN

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for the ultimate prison break.

One of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

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“Escape Plan” is the first pairing of these two action legends. The film is packed with humor between the two stars as well as the fist-pounding action. “Escape Plan” starts Friday nationally and at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 116 minutes. It’s rated R for violence and language throughout.

CARRIE

This is a new reimagining of the classic horror tale Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore). Carrie unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

“Carrie” starts Friday nationally and at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 99 minutes.

It’s rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content.

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks plays Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

This new action thriller is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the ship by Somali pirates. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea,” by Phillips with Stephan Talty.

Recent Somali immigrants from Minneapolis play the pirates.

“Captain Phillips” is held over. 134 minutes.

It’s rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.

GRAVITY

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this new thriller.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone — tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth — and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

“Gravity” is held over. 91 minutes.

It’s rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.

RUNNER RUNNER

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake star in this new action thriller.

Princeton grad student Richie (Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor.

When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.

“Runner Runner” is held over through Oct. 24. 91 minutes.

It’s rated R for language and some sexual content.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Billy Crystal and John Goodman reunite as the voices of the lovable monsters Mike Wazowski and Sulley in this new animated family comedy from Disney and Pixar.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

“Monsters University” is this weekend’s AAUW Children’s Matinee. It is showing Saturday at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon and 1 p.m. 110 minutes.

It’s rated G for all ages.

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