Opening in theater’s this week

“1915” — A mysterious theater director stages a controversial, accident-plagued production in Los Angeles about the Armenian genocide. With Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan and Sam Page. Written and directed by Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian. (1:22) NR.

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“1915” — A mysterious theater director stages a controversial, accident-plagued production in Los Angeles about the Armenian genocide. With Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan and Sam Page. Written and directed by Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian. (1:22) NR.

“Alex of Venice” — A workaholic environmental attorney is forced to reinvent herself after her husband abandons the family. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson and Derek Luke. Written by Jessica Goldberg, Katie Nehra and Justin Shilton. Directed by Chris Messina. (1:26) R.

“Beyond the Reach” — During a hunting trip in the Mojave desert, a crazed billionaire and his impoverished young guide get caught up in a game of cat and mouse. With Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine. Written by Stephen Susco. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti. (1:35) R.

“Child 44” — In 1953 Russia, a disgraced intelligence agent is sent to a grim provincial outpost where he joins forces with the local police chief to catch a serial killer preying on young boys. With Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace. Written by Richard Price. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. (2:16) R.

“El Nino” — A Spanish teenager starts running drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar while a veteran police officer hunts for a local kingpin. With Jesus Castro, Jesus Carroza and Saed Chatiby. Written and directed by Daniel Monzon. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2:16) NR.

“The Human Experiment” — A documentary exploring the potential health effects of low-level exposure to toxic chemicals in common household products. Narrated by Sean Penn. Directed by Don Hardy and Dana Nachman. (1:31) NR.

“Monsters: Dark Continent” — An American platoon stationed in the Middle East battles a new breed of aliens in this sequel to the 2010 film “Monsters.” With Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley and Joe Dempsie. Written by Tom Green and Jay Basu. Directed by Green. (1:59) R.

“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” — A mall security guard heads to a convention in Las Vegas with his college-bound daughter and stumbles upon a heist. With Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Neal McDonough. Written by James and Nick Bakay. Directed by Andy Fickman. (1:34) PG.

“The Road Within” — When his mother dies, a young man with Tourette syndrome sneaks out of his clinic with his anorexic love interest and OCD roommate to deliver his mother’s ashes to the ocean. With Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz and Dev Patel. Written and directed by Gren Wells. (1:41) R.

“Song From the Forest” — A documentary about Louis Sarno, a U.S.-born ethnomusicologist who became infatuated with a song on the radio, followed its origin back to the Central African rain forest and never returned. Directed by Michael Obert. In English and Yaka, with English subtitles. (1:36) NR.

“The Squeeze” — A notorious gambler discovers a young man with uncommon golf skills in a rural town and persuades him to start playing in high-stakes matches. With Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald and Katherine LaNasa. Written and directed by Terry Jastrow. (1:35) PG-13.

“True Story” — When a disgraced New York Times reporter meets the accused killer who has taken his identity, his investigation turns into a game of cat-and-mouse. With Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones. Written by Rupert Goold and David Kajganich. Directed by Goold. (1:39) R.

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“Unfriended” — A teenager and her friends are stalked by a mysterious assailant in this horror film unfolding over a computer screen. With Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm and Renee Olstead. Written by Nelson Greaves. Directed by Levan Gabriadze. (1:22) R.

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.