A boozed-up, formerly invincible superhero (Fourth of July box-office king Will Smith) recruits a marketing expert (Jason Bateman) to rehabilitate his tarnished image in this comedy-drama, featuring Charlize Theron, from director Peter Berg (“The Kingdom,” “Friday Night Lights”). At multiple locations. (92 minutes.) PG-13; intense sci-fi action and violence, profanity.
KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL
“Little Miss Sunshine’s” Abigail Breslin stars as the first heroine of the “American Girl” series to make it to the big screen. She’s a plucky Depression-era lass determined to get an article published in the local newspaper — and help down-on-their-luck hoboes haunting her neighborhood. Stanley Tucci, Chris O’Donnell, Julia Ormond and Joan Cusack round out the starring cast. At multiple locations. (100 minutes.) G; all ages.
“Amélie’s” Audrey Tautou stars as a serial gold-digger on the French Riviera who mistakes a hotel bartender (“The Valet’s” Gad Elmaleh) for a wealthy guest, igniting his passions in a frothy romantic comedy from writer-director Pierre Salvadori. In French with English subtitles. At Village Square. (104 minutes.) PG-13; sexual content, nudity.
Tipping his hat to the French New Wave, Scandinavian writer-director Joachim Trier focuses on two 20-something writers (Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman-H?iner) who dream of changing the world with their respective novels — and find different degrees of success in their literary and love lives. In Norwegian with English subtitles. At Village Square. (105 minutes.) R; sexual situations, profanity, violence, adult themes.
— By CAROL CLING