“District 9”: When aliens land on Earth, a global business conglomerate forces them into rigid containment zones where tensions build between the human and nonhuman races until a rogue agent leads a resistance movement.
“(500) Days of Summer”: When his girlfriend (Zooey Deschanel) dumps him, a greeting-card copywriter (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins sifting through the year-plus worth of days they spent together, looking for clues to what went awry.
“Extract”: Encouraged by his friend (Ben Affleck), a factory owner (Jason Bateman) considers escaping his problems — an assembly-line accident, a potential lawsuit and a sexless marriage — by taking up with a gorgeous new temp (Mila Kunis).
Next week: “Paranormal Activity”
“Stronger with Each Tear,” Mary J. Blige: Singer’s ninth studio album includes her new single, “I Am,” as well as “Color” from the soundtrack of the movie “Precious.”
“Relapse: Refill,” Eminem: Rapper re-releases last May’s album “Relapse” with seven bonus tracks, including “Forever” and “Taking My Ball.”
Next week: “11:59,” Ryan Star
“Hidden Empire,” Orson Scott Card: In this sequel to Card’s best-selling “Empire,” the young American Empire is confronted with its first crisis: the appearance in Africa of a highly communicable and lethal disease.
Next week: “Altar of Eden,” James Rollins