“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (R, 130 minutes, Fox): Colin Firth plays a dapper, James Bond-like super-agent in this spy thriller based on a graphic novel series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It’s both a sharp send-up of spy movies and a silly celebration of action movie clichés in the Quentin Tarantino mold. It even boasts Samuel L. Jackson as the villain Richmond Valentine, a billionaire Internet entrepreneur with a diabolical plan. The plot is at once ridiculous and smart. Contains violence, obscenity, brief nudity and suggestive dialogue.
“The DUFF” (PG-13, 104 minutes, Lionsgate): Based on Kody Keplinger’s young adult novel, this high school rom-com is tricked out in rhetoric of independence and self-discovery that give it a pseudo-feminist sheen. Contains crude and sexual material throughout, profanity and teen partying.
“Red Army” (PG, 85 minutes, in Russian with subtitles, Sony): In this swift, smart, often very funny documentary, Gabe Polsky takes an unprecedented look at the legendary Soviet-era hockey program and its life after glasnost.