DARK SHADOWS Tim Burton’s take on the ’60s soap opera hits the screens. See Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a hot-shot-turned-vampire-turned-Rip-Van-Winkle. Also starring Helena Bonham Carter (duh) and Michelle Pfeiffer. Opens May 11.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL A group of British retirees decide to spend their post-career years in India, but they discover that the hotel of their choice doesn’t quite live up to their expectations. Opens May 11.
THE DICTATOR Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy follows a dictator and his visit to the west. Instead of his usual faux-doc style, Cohen is going for a more traditional narrative approach, with a supporting cast including Ben Kingsley and John C. Reilly. Opens May 16.
QUICK BILLY For one night only, you can see Bruce Baillie’s four-reel exploration of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, a cinematic journey through life and death. Catch this avant-garde classic on 16mm before it’s gone for good. At the Charles Theatre May 10 at 9 p.m.
A WOMAN OF PARIS Charlie Chaplin is known for his slapstick comedy, but now you can see his first stab at directing a drama. At the Charles Theatre May 12 at 11:30 a.m.