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August 26, 2014

Movies opening this week

“As Above, So Below,” “Life of Crime,” “The November Man,” “Frank,” “Life After Beth,” “The Trip to Italy” and more

‘As Above, So Below’

Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday

Explorers discover a maze underneath Paris filled with monsters and other ghastly things. Rated R | Time: 1:33

‘Life of Crime’

Opens Friday at Cinetopia

In this adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, criminals (Mos Def and John Hawkes) kidnap Jennifer Aniston, but her husband doesn’t seem to care. Rated R | Time: 1:39

‘The November Man’

Opened Wednesday

Pierce Brosnan stars as a retired CIA agent living in Switzerland who accepts one last mission and becomes the target of his former friend and protege. Rated R | Time: 1:48

‘The Trip to Italy’

Opens Friday in limited release

Englishmen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon gab and bicker on a culinary road trip around Italy in this sequel to the 2010 film “The Trip.” Not rated | Time: 1:55

‘Frank’

Opens Friday at Screenland Armour

A young wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) joins an avant-garde pop band led by an enigmatic genius (Michael Fassbender) who hides himself inside a large fake head. Rated R | Time: 1:35

‘Life After Beth’

Opens Friday at Screenland Armour

A young man (Dane DeHaan) grieving the recent death of his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) is shocked by her mysterious reappearance, but she’s not quite the same. Rated R | Time: 1:31

‘A Five Star Life’

Opens Friday at the Leawood

This drama, a hit in Italy, earned the country’s top acting award for Margherita Buy, who shows what it means to be unmarried, middle-aged and female. In Italian with subtitles. Not rated | Time: 1:25

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