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Movies opening this weekend: ‘Paper Towns,’ ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and five more

In “Paper Towns” (July 24), based on a John Greene novel, a teenage girl (Cara Delevigne) is tired of her life as one of the most popular girls in school.
In “Paper Towns” (July 24), based on a John Greene novel, a teenage girl (Cara Delevigne) is tired of her life as one of the most popular girls in school. 20th Century Fox

‘Paper Towns’

Opens at 9 p.m. Thursday

A high school guy (Nat Wolff) enlists the help of his friends to find a girl (Cara Delevingne) who has gone missing in this latest adaptation of a novel by John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”). Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:49

‘Pixels’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

In this sci-fi comedy, Adam Sandler and his gaming pals defend Earth from an invasion of aliens that have taken the form of 1980s video games — Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, etc. Chris Columbus directs. Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:45

‘Southpaw’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Jake Gyllenhaal’s troubled, musclebound boxer is the physical opposite of the emaciated sociopath he played in “Nightcrawler” in director Antoine Fuqua’s drama about a champion who struggles for an against-the-odds comeback. Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams co-star. Rated R | Time: 2:03

‘Aloft’

Opens Friday

A man (Cillian Murphy) asks a filmmaker (Melanie Laurent) to help him find his mother (Jennifer Connelly), a New Age healer who abandoned him two decades earlier. Rated R | Time: 1:52

‘Batkid Begins’

Opens Friday

A documentary about Miles Scott, the young leukemia patient who captured national attention when he donned a mini-batsuit and defended San Francisco from supervillains during a Make-a-Wish event in 2013. Rated PG | Time: 1:27

‘Tangerine’

Opens Friday

“Director Sean Baker’s acclaimed comedy-drama, shot entirely on an iPhone, follows two transgender prostitutes (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor) working Santa Monica Boulevard during one eventful Christmas Eve. Rated R | Time: 1:28

‘The Tribe’

Opens Friday at Alamo Drafthouse

This Ukrainian film, the feature debut from writer/director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, is set around a boarding school for deaf children in which adult authority is all but absent. Instead, a strictly structured criminal regime runs theft and sex trafficking rings. And then a new student upsets the balance. In sign language with no subtitles. Not rated | Time: 2:12

‘Dark Was the Night’

Opens Friday at Town Center

In this horror thriller, a sheriff and his deputy (Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas) face down an evil entity that gets stirred up in a forest decimated by a logging company. Not rated | Time: 1:38

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