OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK
Battlefield America – A successful businessman sentenced to community service for a DUI must teach a band of young misfits to dance. With Marques Houston, Mekia Cox and Lynn Whitfield. Written by Houston and Christopher Stokes. Directed by Stokes. (1:46) PG-13.
A Cat in Paris – In this animated tale, a young Parisian girl follows her pet cat out of the house one night and discovers he’s been working with a big-hearted burglar. With the voices of Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, Matthew Modine and Lauren Weintraub. Written by Alain Gagnol. Directed by Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. (1:05) NR.
Cellmates – In 1970s Texas, a Ku Klux Klan member is sent to a prison work farm and strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Mexican field laborer. With Tom Sizemore, Hector Jimenez and Kevin Farley. Written by Stefania Moscato and Jesse Baget. Directed by Baget. (1:25) NR.
Children of Paradise – A newly restored version of Marcel Carne’s tale of a woman in 19th-century Paris pursued by four men. With Arletty, Pierre Brasseur and Jean-Louis Barrault. Written by Jacques Prevert. Directed by Marcel Carne. In French with English subtitles. (3:10) NR.
Crooked Arrows – A reluctant coach leads an underdog American Indian high-school lacrosse team to the state championship. With Brandon Routh and Gil Birmingham. Written by Brad Riddell and Todd Baird. Directed by Steve Rash. (1:45) PG-13.
For Greater Glory – Against the backdrop of the Cristero War in 1920s Mexico, a retired general is reluctantly drawn into conflict against a ruthless government. With Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole and Oscar Isaac. Written by Michael Love. Directed by Dean Wright. (2:23) R.
Goodbye Promise – After struggling for years to find work, an aspiring actor prepares to give up and move back home. With Gregor Collins, Sarah Prikryl and Todd Cattell. Written by Collins and David Branin. Directed by Branin.
Hide Away – A once-successful businessman retreats to an idyllic harbor town to escape his dark past and possibly find redemption. With Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell and Casey LaBow. Written by Peter Vanderwall. Directed by Chris Eyer. (1:23) PG-13.
High School – When a high school’s exacting principal orders a schoolwide drug test, the future valedictorian, who has just tried marijuana for the first time, schemes to cover his tracks. With Matt Bush, Sean Marquette, Adrien Brody and Michael Chiklis. Written by Eric Linthorst, John Stalberg Jr. and Stephen Susco. Directed by Stalberg. (1:39) R.
Like Water – A documentary chronicling mixed martial artist Anderson Silva’s preparation for a title defense against Chael Sonnen. Directed by Pablo Croce. (1:14) NR.
Oslo, August 31st – A recovering drug addict on the verge of completing rehab treatment is allowed to travel to a job interview in Oslo, where he also visits old friends and haunts and wrestles with his demons. With Anders Danielsen Lie, Malin Crepin and Aksel M. Thanke. Written by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier. Directed by Trier. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (1:35) NR.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. – This documentary looks at the ubiquitous pink-ribbon campaign to support breast cancer research and awareness and asks whether it has moved from activism to consumerism. Directed by Lea Pool. (1:38) NR.
Piranha 3DD – A school of prehistoric flesh-eating fish return to terrorize a bustling summer water park. With Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Danielle Panabaker and David Hasselhoff. Written by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Joel Soisson. Directed by John Gulager. In 3-D. (1:22) R.
Snow White and the Huntsman – A young woman threatens the reign of a wicked queen with her beauty and bravery in this re-imagining of the Snow White fairy tale. With Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini. Directed by Rupert Sanders. (2:06) PG-13.
U.N. Me – A critical documentary asserting that the United Nations has failed to live up to its founding ideals. Directed by Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff. (1:33) PG-13.
Wallander: The Revenge – A Swedish detecive investigates a series of explosions in an idyllic seaside town. With Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre and Fredrik Gunnarsson. Written by Hans Rosenfeldt. Directed by Charlotte Brandstrom. In Swedish with English subtitles. (1:30) NR.