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What's in Theaters This Weekend: Death vs. GleeKs

Here's a preview of what's opening in theaters this weekend, including the fifth installment in the "Final Destination" franchise; the "Glee" gang singing their hearts out in "Glee: A 3D Concert Movie"; the dark comedy "30 Minutes or Less," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride; and the period dramedy "The Help," starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis.

In Theaters Now (August)

'Final Destination 5' (Aug. 12)

Who: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta; directed by Steven Quale What: Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death... again.

'30 Minutes or Less' (Aug. 12)

Who: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson; directed by Ruben Fleischer What: Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...

'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie' (Aug. 12)

Who: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and the rest of the cast of "Glee" What: What else? The gang sings while on their 2011 summer tour.

'The Help' (Aug. 10)

Who: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer; directed by Tate Taylor What: Set in the 1960s, this is a look at what happens when a Southern town's unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (Aug. 5)

Who: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Ligthgow, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis; directed by Rupert Wyatt What: This origin story in the "Planet of the Apes" franchise is set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

'The Change-Up' (Aug. 5)

Who: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde; directed by David Dobkin What: This comedy centers around a married father (Bateman) and his womanizing best friend (Reynolds), who accidentally switches bodies.

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