At the Movies
One quiet voice can ignite a revolution.
Inspired by the amazing true story of the White House butler, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House and traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Also starring is Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr.
"The Butler" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 126 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
Percy Jackson will have to face an ancient evil to save everything he has ever known.
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continues his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood, while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 106 minutes. The film will be shown in 3-D and 2-D at alternate showtimes. It's rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language.
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
It will start like any other day.
Channing Tatum plays John Cale, a Washington, D.C., cop who is turned down for his dream job as a secret service agent protecting the president (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House. During the tour, the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country.
"White House Down" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 137 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.
WE'RE THE MILLERS
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts star in this new comedy.
David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids; after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty.
He learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms). In order to wipe his slate clean and stay alive, David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad's latest shipment in from Mexico. He devises a foolproof plan -- pose as an average American family on vacation. The problem is, he has no family. So he twists the arms of his neighbors, a cynical stripper (Aniston) to be his fake wife, plus a wannabe customer (Will Poulter) and a tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen (Roberts) to pose as kids. They head south of the border in a shiny RV for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.
"We're the Millers" is held over. 109 minutes. It's rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity.
MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
This new thriller is based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.
"Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is held over. 130 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action and some suggestive content.
The Smurfs return in this new family comedy adventure that cleverly combines live action and animation.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel. He wants the secret spell that that only she knows that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation -- creatures called the Naughties -- into real Smurfs.
"Smurfs 2" is showing as the first feature Friday through Sunday at the Starlite Drive-in. 105 minutes. It's rated PG for some rude humor and action.
This new animated family comedy-adventure from DreamWorks animation is about a little snail with dreams of speed.
Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the snail-paced life he's living. He gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed. The newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing in the Indianapolis 500. Joining Turbo is his dedicated pit crew of racing snails -- a ragtag group of trash-talking adrenaline junkies tricked out with shells that look like mini-street racing cars. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.
The characters are voiced by: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson
"Turbo" is showing as the second feature Friday through Sunday at the Starlite Drive-in. 96 minutes. It's rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements.