THE CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI
As the Japanese invade China in 1937, a British journalist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an American nurse (Radha Mitchell) and a Chinese partisan leader (Chow Yun-Fat) join together to rescue 60 orphans in this fact-based drama co-starring Michelle Yeoh (who also shared the screen with Chow in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). In English and Japanese and Mandarin with English subtitles. At Village Square. (114 minutes.) R; disturbing and violent content.
HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENT THEIR SUMMER
In a sleepy Arizona border town, three generations of Latinas — a 70-something grandmother (Lucy Gallardo), her divorced daughter (Elizabeth Peña) and her 17-year-old granddaughter (“Ugly Betty’s” America Ferrera) — experience various stages of romance in a comedy-drama featuring Jorge Cervera Jr., Steven Bauer, Rick Najera and Leo Minaya as the guys in their lives. At the Suncoast. (128 minutes.) R; sexual situations, profanity.
This Oscar-nominated epic, from award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (“Prisoner of the Mountains”), traces the rise of Genghis Khan (played by Japanese pop star Tadanobu Asano) from nomadic boy prince to conquerer — and founder of the 12th-century realm that became history’s largest contiguous empire. In Mongolian with English subtitles. At Village Square. (124 minutes.) R; bloody combat sequences.
Pixar’s latest animated tale introduces a garbage-compacting robot, stranded on an abandoned 29th-century Earth, who follows an alluring probe droid back to her mother ship. Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver — and Pixar fixture John Ratzenberger — lead the vocal cast for “Finding Nemo” writer-director Andrew Stanton. At multiple locations. (97 minutes.) G; all ages.
— By CAROL CLING