The Catechism Cataclysm

An eccentric young priest forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors persuades his high school idol to go on a canoe trip with him. With Steve Little and Robert Longstreet. Written and directed by Todd Rohal. IFC Midnight

Where Soldiers Come From

This documentary follows young men from northern Michigan as they join the National Guard, go to war in Afghanistan and return home to try to reassimilate into normal life. With Dominic Fredianelli, Cole Smith and Matt "Bodi" Beaudoin. Directed by Heather Courtney. International Film Circuit

The Wicker Tree

An evangelical Texas singer and her boyfriend travel to Scotland to preach Christianity and find themselves ensnared by a pagan cult. With Graham McTavish, Jacqueline Leonard, Clive Russell and Honeysuckle Weeks. Written and directed by Robin Hardy. Anchor Bay Films

NOV. 4

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

This documentary tells the story of the man behind Elmo, the beloved red monster on "Sesame Street." With Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Constance Marks. Submarine Deluxe

Killing Bono

Two brothers from Dublin form a band and pursue rock 'n' roll fame, only to be overshadowed by their schoolmate's rival group — U2. With Ben Barnes, Krysten Ritter and Robert Sheehan. Written by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Simon Maxwell. Directed by Nick Hamm. Arc Entertainment

The Monk

In the 16th century, a pious monk who was raised by Capuchin friars struggles against temptation and sin after the appearance of a mysterious apprentice. With Vincent Cassel and Sergi Lopez. Written by Dominik Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic. Directed by Moll. In French with English subtitles. ATO Pictures

My Week With Marilyn

During the filming of "The Prince and the Showgirl" in 1956, a young British assistant introduces the actress Marilyn Monroe to some of the charms of British life and helps her escape the pressures of Hollywood. With Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. Written by Adrian Hodges. Directed by Simon Curtis. Weinstein Co.

Puss in Boots

The eponymous swashbuckling cat embarks on adventures with Humpty Dumpty in this spinoff prequel to the "Shrek" series of animated films. With the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton. Written by Tom Wheeler. Directed by Chris Miller. In Imax 3-D. Paramount Pictures

The Son of No One

A young police officer in Queens, N.Y., works hard to provide for his wife and ailing daughter, but a dark secret from his past threatens their fragile existence. With Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and Ray Liotta. Written and directed by Dito Montiel. Anchor Bay Films

Tower Heist

After the staff workers at an upscale Central Park condo discover that the billionaire in the penthouse has stolen their retirement money, they conspire to take back what's theirs. With Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck and Téa Leoni. Written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Brett Ratner. Universal Pictures

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

The arrival of a mysterious package on Christmas Eve leads to stoner pals Harold and Kumar reuniting six years after their last misadventure to embark on an ill-advised journey through New York City. With John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces and Danneel Harris. Written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. In 3-D. New Line Cinema