"Cold in July": (NR) The 1989 slaying of a home intruder in Texas turns out to be less of a cut-and-dried case than originally thought. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson star in Jim Mickle's twisty thriller. (Opens in Berkeley, San Jose and San Francisco).
"The Dance of Reality": (NR) Adventurous filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky returns with his first film in 23 years, a surreal autobiography about his growing up in a small coastal town in Chile. (Opens in Berkeley and San Francisco)
"The Grand Seduction": (PG-13) A small fishing village goes to incredible lengths to woo a doctor (Taylor Kitsch) so they can land a big contract. Brendan Gleeson costars. (Opens in S.F.; expands the following week)
"Maleficent": (PG) Angelina Jolie vamps it up as one of Disney's most hissable villains, "Sleeping Beauty's" Maleficent. (Opens wide)
"A Million Ways to Die in the West": (R) Seth MacFarlane stakes his claim on "Blazing Saddles" territory with this comic Western with Charlize Theron and Neil Patrick Harris. (Opens wide)