'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

A scene from "Ice Age: Continental Drift," opening July 13. (Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century Fox / April 26, 2012)

Aug. 24

The Apparition

When a young couple are haunted by a presence conjured during a university parapsychology experiment, they enlist an expert in the supernatural to try to save themselves. With Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton. Written and directed by Todd Lincoln. Warner Bros. Pictures

Chicken With Plums

Distraught since his treasured violin was broken, a renowned musician in 1950s Tehran confines himself to bed, where he awaits death and enters a deep reverie. With Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros. Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi. In French with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Hit & Run

A former getaway driver ditches a witness protection program to drive his girlfriend to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job, but federal agents and criminals are after them. With Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold. Written by Shepard. Directed by Shepard and David Palmer. Open Road Films

Premium Rush

For an intrepid New York City bike messenger, a routine delivery turns into a life-or-death chase. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung. Written by David Koepp and John Kamps. Directed by Koepp. Columbia Pictures

Robot & Frank

In the near future, an aging former cat burglar's two adult children buy him a humanoid robot helper, with whom he forms an unexpected friendship. With Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler. Written by Christopher Ford. Directed by Jake Schreier. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Samsara

This documentary devoid of dialogue and descriptive text explores the wonders of the modern world, including sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural spectacles. Directed by Ron Fricke. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Sleepwalk With Me

A stand-up comedian grapples with a stalled career, a stale relationship and wild spurts of severe sleepwalking. With Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett. Written by Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglila and Seth Barrish. Directed by Barrish and Mike Birbiglia. IFC Films

Aug. 29

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

A group of friends tries to recover five magical balloons in time for a surprise birthday party. With Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd and Chazz Palminteri. Written by Scott Stabile. Directed Matthew Diamond. Kenn Viselman Presents

Aug. 31

The Good Doctor

An ambitious but anxious young doctor gets a boost of self-esteem when he successfully treats a young woman for a kidney infection, but his enthusiasm soon turns into an obsession. With Orlando Bloom and Riley Keough. Written by John Enbom. Directed by Lance Daly. Magnolia Pictures

Lawless

In Depression-era rural Virginia, three bootlegger brothers living on the edge of the law try to make something of their family moonshining operation. With Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LeBeouf and Gary Oldman. Written by Nick Cave. Directed by John Hillcoat. The Weinstein Co.

The Possession

The divorced parents of a 10-year-old girl are troubled by her increasingly erratic behavior, which seems to be linked to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. With Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Directed by Ole Bornedal. Lionsgate