Opening Credits: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Patti Cake$,” “Tulip Fever,” “Valley of Bones”

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”: In observance of the film’s 40th anniversary, this 4K digital remaster of Stephen Spielberg’s sci-fi classic is being given a limited theatrical release. The 1977 box office smash stars Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws”) as a family man who becomes obsessed with UFOs after seeing one fly over his truck, leading to run-ins with scientists, the military and other believers. 2 hr. 15; PG.


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“Patti Cake$”: This independently-produced hip-hop drama was the subject of a studio bidding war after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Fox Searchlight for $9.5 million. The film stars Danielle Macdonald (“Every Secret Thing”) as aspiring New Jersey rapper Patricia “Dumbo” Dombrowski, a.k.a “Killa P.” Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”) co-stars. 1 hr. 48; R.

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“Tulip Fever”: Adapted from the novel by Deborah Moggach (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) by Tony Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard, this period drama from director Justin Chadwick stars Dane DeHaan (“Valerian”) as a painter who falls in love with a married woman (Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”). Co-starring Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis. 1 hr. 47; R.

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“Valley of Bones”: TV star Autumn Reeser (“The O.C.”) toplines this hybrid adventure / crime thriller as a paleontologist who independently discovers a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil in the badlands of North Dakota, only to become tangled up with a violent drug cartel looking to cash in on the bones. Co-starring Mark Margolis (“Breaking Bad”) and Stephen Molony (“Curtain Call”). 1 hr. 30; R.

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– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff




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