's guide to new movies at local theaters

Jaden Smith is tasked with saving his injured father (Will Smith, not pictured) in the new action movie “After Earth.”

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Jaden Smith is tasked with saving his injured father (Will Smith, not pictured) in the new action movie “After Earth.”



After Earth (PG-13); Will Smith and son Jaden Smith star as a father and son separated on an uninhabited and inhospitable future Earth; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town

The Internship (PG-13); Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play middle-aged buddies who try to become interns at Google; Knoxvlle Center (opens 10 p.m. Thursday)

Midnight’s Children (NR); In Salman Rushdie’s epic yarn a boy born with a supernatural ability at the same moment that India became an independent country; Downtown West

Now You See Me (PG-13); Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star in an adventure where illusionists work to outwit the FBI and pull off a heist; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong

The Purge (R); A father (Ethan Hawke) and his family must cope with criminals and vigilantes during a 12-hour period when all crime becomes legal; West Town (opens 10 p.m. Thursday)

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (PG-13); A documentary examines the history of luxury department store Bergdorf Goodmans.

Yeh Jewaani Hai Deewani (NR); Young lovers (Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoo) find themselves at a crossroads of life in a Bollywood romanc; Downtown West


The Big Wedding (R); Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams star in a romantic comedy about a wedding that might become a fiasco; Downtown West

The Call (R); When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life; Movies 7

The Croods (PG); A prehistoric family takes its first road trip into uncharted terrain in order to save themselves. With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman and Emma Stone; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong

Epic (PG); A scientist’s daughter is magically shrunk, and must help a band of tiny leaf people fight off the forces of evil in this animated feature with the voices of Beyonce Knowles and Colin Farrell; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Ritz (Clinton), Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town

Escape From Planet Earth (PG); An animated adventure in which astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet. With the voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Ricky Gervais and Jessica Alba; Movies 7

Evil Dead (R); A group of young friends is plagued by unrelenting evil after unleashing body possessing demons in this remake of the 1981 cult horror classic; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong

Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13); The automobile-addicted Fast and Furious team returns for another adventure with speeding vehicles; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong

42 (PG-13); Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson the first black player in major league baseball and Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, forever changing baseball and the color barrier in America; Downtown West

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13); In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobr; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum; Movies 7

The Great Gatsby (PG-13); Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in director Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of a rich and mysterious playboy. With Tobey Maguire and Carey Mullligan; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town

The Hangover Part III (R); Ill-fated bachelor partiers Zach Gallifanakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms return for a final foul and funny adventure; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town

The Host (PG-13); When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares about most; Movies 7

Iceman (R); Based on a true story, Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon)splits his time between being a husband and father, and a contract killer; Downtown West

Iron Man 3 (PG-13); Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) takes on a new terrorist called Mandarin, who sets Stark on a path of rebuilding and retribution; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13); Director Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects”) directs the tale of a young farmhand who accidentally opens a portal into a race of giants that results in a war; Movies 7

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13); Director Steven Spielberg’s 1993 science fiction blockbuster about a park that brings dinosaurs back to life gets a 3D treatment; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong

Mud (PG-13); A man on the lam (Matthew McConaughey) takes refuge on a small island and is befriended by two teenage boys, who help keep his whereabouts a secret. Also starring Reese Witherspoon and Michael Shannon; Downtown West, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge)

Olympus Has Fallen (R); A disgraced former presidential guard finds himself inside the White House and faced with rescuing the President when a terrorist attack takes place; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong

Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG); Directed by Sam Raimi, this Disney-produced fantasy imagines the origins the Wizard from the “The Wizard of Oz.” With James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams; Movies 7

Pain and Gain (R); A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong in an action film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Whalberg and Dwayne Johnson; Wynnsong

The Place Beyond the Pines (R); Ryan Gosling stars as a motorcycle stunt driver who crosses paths with an ambitious rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) after robbing banks to care for his new family; Downtown West

Renoir (R); Aging impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir is filled with unexpected energy when he meets a young woman who will model for him. She, however, falls is smitten with Renoir’s son; Downtown West

Scary Movie 5 (PG-13); The usual cast of characters gathers for a fifth installment in the spoof of popular horror films; Knoxville Center

Snitch (PG-13); After his son imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal, a father (Dwayne Johnson) goes undercover for the DEA to free him; Movies 7

Spring Breakers (R); After robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break trip, four girls (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson) find themselves indebted to a wannabe gangster (James Franco); Movies 7

Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13); When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has destroyed the fleet and everything it stands for. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13); Tyler Perry directs a drama about the perils of infidelity starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa William; Movies 7

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