Another week, another batch of wildly different offerings at the theaters: a little horror-fantasy, some Oscar-minded courtroom drama and a children's-book adaptation.

In this new twist on the the origins of the world's most famous vampire, we learn how Vlad the Impaler went from freedom fighter to undead bloodsucker. It's the first entry in Universal's attempt to create a classic-monsters universe. (See more about 'Dracula Untold' here.)

Directed by Gary Shore

Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh


A big-city lawyer goes back to his small-town home to defend his father, a judge, against murder charges. (See more about 'The Judge' here.)

Directed by David Dobkin

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Leighton Meester


Watch as the book lots of us read as kids comes to life on the big screen, all about an unlucky kid having one of those days. (See more about 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' here.)

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally