The Avengers A bunch of mopey superheroes with nothing better to do try to save the world in Joss Whedon's slam-bang 3-D adaptation of the Marvel Comics series. With Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, and Chris Hemsworth as the mighty Thor. PG-13

Sound of My Voice A low-budget indie starring Brit Marling (the star of last summer's sci-fi indie, Another Earth), about a Los Angeles cult leader and her troop of followers. Needless to say, things get weird. R

We Have a Pope What if the pontiff passes away and the new guy picked to lead the Catholic Church has a panic attack and a crisis of faith? Such are the questions raised by Nanni Moretti's seriously funny Vatican City satire. No MPAA rating