new this week for Aug. 23, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

August 21, 2012 

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“HIT AND RUN” (R) Dax Shepard co-wrote and co-directed this road comedy about a retired getaway driver (Shepard) who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles for a job interview.

“THE APPARITION” (PG-13) This horror movie about a pair of college students (Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan) followed home by a ghostly presence they conjure in a school lab is apparently so scary it's not being screened for critics.

“COSMOPOLIS” (R) David Cronenberg directs this adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel about a tycoon (Robert Pattinson) who takes a limo ride across New York City to get a haircut.

“PREMIUM RUSH” (PG-13) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a Manhattan bicycle messenger trying to deliver a package that has drawn the attention of a murderous cop (Michael Shannon).

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