April Films Open With Action Aliens and Heroines

April 4 brings a bundle of openings: Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin” and Gina Carrano starring in “In the Blood.” “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” is another island thriller; and it’s all true.

‘LuLu Sessions’ Brings Breast Cancer Up Close

While this movie offers a companion’s intimate view of one woman, “Beauty and the Breast” looks at the disease in a spectrum of women. Elsewhere, don’t miss Sandra Bullock in “Gravity,” tethered to George Clooney for life support.

‘Love Is All You Need’ Leads May 3 Openings

In addition to the quirky Danish romcom, there are plenty of other box-office temptations. “Desperate Acts of Magic” is every witty, “What Maisie Knew” is poignant and “The Attack” is the harrowing story of an Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv.

December Movies Offer a Rich, Seasonal Banquet

“The Big Fix,” an angry documentary about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, kicks off the new releases. “Hyde Park on Hudson” follows a few days later, offering a look at the female-dominated private life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Seven Summer Films You Really Shouldn’t Miss

Three superb features are coming your way this month: “2 Days in NY,” “Chicken With Plums” and “The Loneliest Planet.” Four amazing documentaries include “Dreams of a Life,” about an isolated woman found long dead in a London apartment.