In theaters today

Unstoppable [rated PG-13]

A fast traveling, unmanned freight train carrying poisonous gas and other nasty chemicals is on a crash course with a small blue-collar town in the newest Tony Scott action thrill ride. It is up to the experienced railroad company engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) to put a stop to the train before it’s too late. Unstoppable marks Washington’s fifth collaboration with Scott.

Morning Glory [rated PG-13]

Notting Hill director Roger Michell gathers a top-notch cast, including Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum and Rachel McAdams, for his comedy about a waning television morning show. Ford plays the grumpy morning show host Mike Pomeroy who is constantly feuding with co-host Colleen Peck (Keaton). Young producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is assigned the impossible task of launching the show back into the top of the charts. J.J. Abrams lends his storytelling expertise in a producing role on the film.

Skyline [rated PG-13]

Los Angeles is the victim of an apocalyptic alien invasion in this sci-fi thriller. Brothers Greg and Colin Strause fully financed the $10-million production budget and shot the entire picture on the innovative, high-tech Red cameras in their hope to further advance the special effects of the alien invasion genre. If the trailers are anything to go by, they definitely got the visual aspect of the film down pat.

-A.J. Serrano