This Week's New Movies: “X-Men: First Class,” “Beginners” & Submarine”

Mutants go to school, parents suffer a horrifying tragedy, a septuagenarian comes out to his son, a young man tries to lose his virginity and keep his parents together, a couple of docs arrive and Woody Allen's latest goes moves into a few more cities.

X-Men: First Class
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star in this film that takes us back to the birth of the X-Men and the true story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer.

Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen's first great film in a long time follows Owen Wilson to the City of Lights, where he gets transported back in time to the '20 where he hobnobs with the Lost Generation and falls for a beautiful model. Co-star Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams and Tom Hiddleston. Opening in more markets, read our review and watch the trailer

Shortly after the death of his mother, Ewan McGregor’s father, Christopher Plummer, drops a couple of bombs on him: 1) he’s got cancer, and 2) he’s gay. But it’s not until he meets a beautiful French actress, Melanie Laurent, that he begins to get real perspective on his father. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

Oliver is a 15-year-old boy on a mission to lose his virginity before his next birthday and save his parents' marriage in the coming-of-age comedy. In limited release, read our review

Beautiful Boy
Michael Sheen and Maria Bello star as a couple on the brink of splitting up who are pushed back together by an unimaginable nightmare: the suicide of their son after he'd gone on a deadly shooting spree at his university. In limited release, read our review

Empire of Silver (on Thu.)
In 19th-century China a young man is forced to go into the family banking industry after his sister-in-law is kidnapped. Working for his father is made harder still by the fact that dad stole the love of his life from him. In limited release, watch the trailer

Film Socialisme
From Jean Luc Godard comes this film in three movements, the first involving conversations on a cruise ship, the second sees two siblings call their parents before a court of their childhood and the third goes to six mythical cities: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona. In limited release, watch the trailer

Love, Wedding, Marriage

Mandy Moore is a newlywed marriage counselor desperate to save her own parents' relationship in time for them all to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Directed by Dermot Mulroney, co-stars Kellan Lutz, James Brolin and Jane Seymour. In limited release, watch the trailer

Rejoice and Shout

A documentary tracing the evolution of African-American gospel music from the days of slavery to the birth of hip hop. Features the music of Mahalia Jackson, The Staples Singers, The Blind Boys of Alabama and more. In limited release, watch the trailer

Women, Art, Revolution
(on Wed.)
Director Lynn Hershman Leeson documents 40 years of feminist art, featuring interview with Miranda July, Judy Chicago and Dr. Elizabeth Sackler, and music by Laurie Anderson, Janis Joplin and Sleater-Kinney. In limited release, watch the trailer

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