Capsules of movies opening this week.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), et al, join forces under the guidance of Samuel L. Jackson, aka Nick Fury, to stop Thor’s brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), from destroying all of mankind. Filling out the cast (nicely) is Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) directs.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
An all-star cast of golden-aged British superstars (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith) join forces for a quirky comedy in which they get more than they bargained for when they book rooms at what turns out to be a not-so-exotic old-folks home in India. John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) directs.
THIS IS NOT A FILM
Imprisoned Iranian director Jafar Panahi (“The White Balloon”) secretly uses an iPhone to record this acclaimed documentary about his life as an imprisoned dissident.