Top 10 films for your weekend

Patrick Wilson returns as a haunted dad in "Insidious: Chapter 2." Credit: Matt Kennedy
Patrick Wilson returns as a haunted dad in “Insidious: Chapter 2.”
Credit: Matt Kennedy

1 ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’
It’s only been three months since director James Wan and Patrick Wilson scared the bejeezus out of people with “The Conjuring,” so here’s another. Enjoy it, as Wan is now stuck in the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

2 ‘The Family’
Eurotrash auteur Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element,” “Taken”) sucks Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones (plus executive producer Martin Scorsese) into his insane orbit for this comic actioner about an ex-mafia boss (De Niro) under witness relocation who’s found by the mob.

3 ‘Salinger’
Noted recluse J.D. Salinger finally gets a splashy, albeit not entirely fawning, life-spanning documentary that promises some well-kept shock revelations. (Spoiler: There are more Salinger manuscripts en route now that he’s no longer alive to thwart their publication.)

4 ‘Afternoon Delight’
The great character actor Kathryn Hahn (currently groping Jennifer Aniston in “We’re the Millers”) goes center stage, playing a well-off mother who whimsically hires a stripper/prostitute (Juno Temple) as her young son’s nanny.

5 ‘Drinking Buddies’
Mumblecore auteur Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes the Stairs”) goes a more traditional route, getting a tripod and a name cast to tell of two friends (Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson) who wonder if they should be something more.

6 ‘Populaire’
A retro 1950s comedy in the manner of “Down With Love,” this French rom-com stars Deborah Francois as a poor woman who proves a typing wiz, which attracts the attention of a dashing exec (Romain Duris).

7 ‘Riddick’
Did you know Vin Diesel’s “Pitch Black” character’s full name is Richard B. Riddick? Anyway, he’s back, even though no one saw “Chronicles of Riddick.” Maybe it’s because Diesel’s big again — or back in the “Fast & Furious” films he once abandoned.

8 ‘Instructions Not Included’
Many were surprised two weekends ago when this vehicle for Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez cracked the top five at the North American box office, having the best ever debut for a Spanish-language film.

9 ‘Terraferma’
Winner of Best Film at the Vienna Film Festival, this drama from Emanule Crialese (“Golden Door”) tells of the inhabitants of a small Sicilian island who debate whether to help illegal immigrants.

10 ‘One Direction: This is Us’
Why, yes, Morgan Spurlock did make a concert movie about the boy band One Direction.



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