Best bets opening Friday
“The Space Between Us” – The first human (Asa Butterfield, “Ender’s Game”) born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time and embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to search for his father, although scientists warn that his body can’t survive in the Earth’s atmosphere.
“The Comedian” – Indie alert! Robert De Niro stars as a former comedy star struggling to reinvent himself and finds inspiration in a woman (Leslie Mann) he meets while doing mandatory community service.
Also new this week
“Rings” – The deadly videotape returns – only this time online – as a young woman discovers an even darker level to its evil in this reboot of “The Ring” horror franchise.
These first-run films are ending soon:
“Arrival” – Amy Adams is a linguist hired by the government to communicate with aliens.
“The Bye Bye Man” – Three friends discover a mysterious figure that is the cause of evil behind man’s unspeakable acts.
“Monster Trucks” – Lucas Till builds a monster truck that comes to life.