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First Posted: 4/27/2015

In theaters (some starting Friday):

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON — Avengers: Age of Ultron pits the dynamic team of superheroes, including Iron Man (Rober Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), against the diabolical Ultron (voiced by James Spader) and villainous super-siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). PG-13; 2:21

LITTLE BOY — Young Pepper Busbee (Jakob Salvati) has his quiet, small-town American life torn apart when his beloved father (Michael Rappaport) is shipped out to fight in World War II. However, one day Pepper meets a magician (Ben Chaplin), who awakens Pepper’s innate capabilities and shows him just how powerful the virtue of faith can be. PG-13; 1:46

EX MACHINA — Young programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is recruited by the private CEO of a high tech company (Oscar Isaac) to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence. Caleb is asked to evaluate the human qualities of a striking female Artificial Intelligence android named Ava (voiced by Alicia Vikander.) However, in this mediatation on beauty and technology, will the two men fall victim to the machinations of the beautiful, manipulative Ava? R; 1:50

DANNY COLLINS — Aging party boy and rock star Danny Collins (Al Pacino) randomly discovers a letter that was never delivered to him 40 years ago from none other than John Lennon. From there, Collins rekindles his relationship with his estranged son (Bobby Cannavale). Hilarity ensues. R; 1:46

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG Filmmaker Josh Srebnick and his wife, Cornelia, are stuck in a rut. Though the middle-aged couple is happily married; they need a little more excitement. When they meet Jamie and Darby, a free-spirited couple, it is a breath of fresh air. The couple ditch their friends to hang out with the hipsters to try to get their youth back, but can the friendship endure despite a 20-year age gap? Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. R; 1:27

CHILD 44 In 1950s Soviet Russia, secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) loses everything when he refuses to denounce his wife as a traitor. The two join forces with Gen. Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to capture a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their investigation threatens to expose the corruption during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. R; 2:17

TRUE STORY Disgraced New York Times reporter, Michael Finkel, (Jonah Hill), meets accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco). Longo has taken on Finkel’s identity and the reporter’s investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. R; 1:40

MONKEY KINGDOM A nature documentary narrated by Tina Fey, follows a newborn monkey, Kip, and his mother, Maya, in the jungles of South Asia. They struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins. Their troop must relocate when neighboring monkeys take over their home. They must work together to reclaim Castle Rock. G; 1:21

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 After six years of protecting his mall, Paul Blart (Kevin James) earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas for a security-guard expo and takes his teenage daughter (Raini Rodriguez) to spend time with her before she heads to college. But safety never takes a holiday, especially in Sin City. Blart stumbles upon a heist and must single-handedly stop the crooks. PG; 1:34

WOMAN IN GOLD Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes the Austrian government to court for the return of artwork the Nazis stole from her family. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. PG-13; 1:50

THE LONGEST RIDE Bull-riding champion Luke (Scott Eastwood) and college student Sophia (Britt Robertson) are in love, but come from different worlds. Luke hopes to make a comeback on the rodeo circuit and Sophia is about to embark on her dream job in New York’s art world. They find inspiration in Ira (Alan Alda), an elderly man whose romance with his wife withstood the test of time. PG-13; 2:08

FURIOUS 7 Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. PG-13; 2:28