MACHETE KILLS (R): Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas and Sofia Vergara join the self-conscious B-movie fun in the second installment of writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s campy action series about a machete-wielding Mexican government agent (Danny Trejo).
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13): Tom Hanks delivers a career-high performance as the captain of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Directed by Paul Greengrass (”The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Green Zone”) in a suspenseful, you-are-there documentary style.
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (Unrated): Writer-director Randy Moore’s already-legendary thriller, shot on location at Walt Disney World without permission, follows a husband and father (Roy Abramson) who learns he has been fired during the final day of a family vacation at the Magic Kingdom.
ROMEO & JULIET (PG-13): Hailee Steinfeld (”True Grit”) and Douglas Booth play the star-crossed lovers in screenwriter Julian (”Downton Abbey”) Fellowes’ adaptation of the venerable Shakespeare play.