ABOMINABLE PG/Animation/Dir: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman (Chloe Bennet, Eddie Izzard, Tenzing Norgay Trainor) A teenager encounters a young Yeti, whom she dubs “Everest,” on the roof of her apartment building, prompting a trek across Asia on a quest to reunite the magical creature with his family.

AD ASTRA PG-13/Adventure/Dir: James Gray (Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga) An atypical, philosophical outer-space “thriller” follows astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission to Mars in search of his astronaut father, who disappeared on a doomed expedition 30 years earlier. Roy has long believed his father dead but comes to believe he is not only alive, but behind an attack on Earth that threatens the universe.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY PG/Animation, Comedy/Dir: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon (Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz) An animated version of Charles Addams’s series of cartoons about a happy, ghoulish family who have tickled the public since the cartoon’s inception in The New Yorker in 1938. Reviews for this version are generally tepid.

DOWNTON ABBEY PG/Drama/Dir: Michael Engler (Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery) The addictive television series jumps to the big screen with much of the original cast. The wealthy Crawley family, owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century, receive a visit from the King and Queen that unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue, leaving the future of their property, Downton, hanging in the balance.

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES PG/Documentary/Dir: Max Lewkowicz (Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Jessica Hecht) The film details the creation of the original 1964 production of the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” — which included lots of interpersonal drama. Features archival interviews with those involved and commentary by contemporary artists including Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fran Lebowitz and Calvin Trillin, who speak to the show’s enduring value and wide appeal.

GEMINI MAN PG-13/Action, Drama/Dir: Ang Lee (Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen) A skilled assassin working for an intelligence agency decides to retire but is pulled back into the action after colleagues start being murdered. His chief adversary turns out to be a younger clone of himself. Special effects abound.

HUSTLERS R/Comedy, Drama/Dir: Lorene Scafaria (Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles) Savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler, the show, by many accounts, belongs to Jennifer Lopez. Her character Ramona comments philosophically, “It's all a strip club. You have people tossing the money and people doing the dance.”

IT CHAPTER TWO R/Horror/Dir:Andy Muschietti (Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader) Based on the novel “IT” by Stephen King, this sequel to the 2017 film reunites original members of the Losers Club in Derry, Maine. The Losers have long since gone their separate ways but people are disappearing again so they return home.

JOKER R/Crime, Drama/ Dir: Todd Phillips (Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz) A new story plumbs the psyche of the arch villain known from Batman comics and films. Clown Arthur Fleck, who aspires without success to be a stand-up comic, becomes a killer who terrorizes Gotham. The film won top prize at Venice International Film Festival; it has also sparked claims that it could inspire violence.

JUDY PG-13/Biography,Drama/Dir: Rupert Goold (Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock) Judy Garland arrives in London in 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Featuring some of her best-known songs.

THE LION KING PG/Family/Dir: Jon Favreau (Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen) A good lion’s kingdom is usurped by his uncle. In the end he joins with his friends to triumph over tyranny. A live-action remake of the animated classic.

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL PG/Adventure/ Dir: Joachim Rønning (Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer) Sequel to the 2014 film. Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora find themselves on opposite sides of an impending war, threatening their bond.

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON PG/Adventure/ Dir: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz (Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen) Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He ends up on a Huck Finn-like riverboat odyssey that changes more than one life.