“ ARGO” (R): Director Ben Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town”) continues to stretch as a filmmaker with this riveting, fact-based story about an attempt to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.
“ HERE COMES THE BOOM” (PG-13): A biology teacher (Kevin James) becomes a mixed martial arts fighter to raise funds and save the school’s music program — and discovers he’s pretty good at beating other guys up.
“ SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS” (R): Martin McDonagh, writer-director of “In Bruges,” returns with this violent comedy about a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) whose wacky friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s dog. There will be blood. Buckets, even.
“ SINISTER” (R): Ethan Hawke stars in another “found-footage” horror flick.