With so many movies being released throughout the year, it can be hard to keep track. To help, check out our preview of the movies that are opening this weekend:

Getaway”: Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez play an unlikely duo forced to team up after Brent Magna’s (Hawke) wife is kidnapped. Gomez plays a young hacker whose car Brent hijacks on the orders of a mysterious voice on the other end of the phone (Jon Voigt). With the man behind the voice watching his every move via cameras on the car, the pair must figure out how to play along long enough so that they and Brent’s wife can make it out alive. (PG-13)

One Direction: This Is Us”: The latest 3-D concert film comes from One Direction, the internationally recognizable boy band from the U.K. According to the official release, the film combines live concert footage with the story of the five singers’ “meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginning and competing on [U.K.’s “X Factor”], to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Interestingly, “This Is Us” was helmed by acclaimed documentary director Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Freakonomics”). (PG)

The Spectacular Now”: Rising star Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants,” the upcoming “Divergent”) stars opposite Miles Teller in one of the most emotionally riveting films this year. “The Spectacular Now” follows Sutter, a popular high schooler who falls for “good girl” Aimee (Woodley), though their relationship soon gets extremely complicated. The film has an all-star cast of indie film stars, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Smashed”) and Brie Larson (“Short Term 12”). Though it’s only showing in limited theaters, with the long Labor Day weekend ahead, it’s the perfect time to go the extra mile to see an independent film. (R)


Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara play a Bonnie & Clyde-style couple who go on a crime spree in the ‘70s before being captured by Texas lawmen after a shootout. Four years go by before Bob (Affleck) “escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth (Mara) and their daughter, born during his incarceration.” The film, which is out in limited release and is being called “a story of love, motherhood and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past,” also stars Ben Foster and Keith Carradine (“Dexter”). (R)

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