“Alive Inside” — A documentary about social worker Dan Cohen and his efforts to promote the rejuvenating power of music. Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett. (1:14) NR.
“Around the Block” — A passionate American drama teacher takes a job at an inner-city school in Sydney and tries to help an Aboriginal student avoid following his father into a life of crime. With Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard and Jack Thompson. Written and directed by Sarah Spillane. (1:44) NR.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
“Get on Up” is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.
Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if saintly spin on Jackie Robinson in “42” was just a warm-up act.