At the Movies
Vin Diesel stars in this new action hit.
"Riddick" is the latest chapter of the saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film, "Pitch Black" and 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick." Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered.
With time running out and a storm on the horizon no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
"Riddick" starts nationally Friday, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 103 minutes. It's rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.
WAY, WAY BACK
This new coming of age comedy is from the makers of "Juno."
It is both funny and poignant as it tells the story of 14-year-old Duncan's summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter. The introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in the gregarious manager (Sam Rockwell) of the Water Wizz water park. He finds his place in the world in a summer he'll never forget.
The film was the official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, won the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critic's Choice Award and was the Los Angeles Times' Critic's Pick.
"Way Way Back" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas and is scheduled to play through Sept. 11. 113 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.
This film is inspired by the amazing true story of the White House butler, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), who served eight presidents during his tenure.
The film 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 are Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr.
"The Butler" is held over 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.
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
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 (played by 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" is held over 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.
Everyone's favorite movie packed with rock 'n' roll, comedy, action and romance returns.
This classic movie has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. The story tells of the friendship, romances and adventures of a group of high school students in the 1950s. John Travolta plays the super cool leader of the T-Birds hot rod gang. Olivia Newton-John plays the nice girl who falls in love with him one summer.
"Grease" is showing as the first feature Friday and Saturday at the Starlite Drive-in. 110 minutes. It's rated PG for sexual content and references, teen smoking and drinking and language.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
With a hit music soundtrack by the Bee Gees, this movie defined the 1970s.
John Travolta plays a young man whose life revolves around the disco club he hits every night. To win a dance contest, he begins practicing with a new dance partner. As they work together, they begin to fall in love, with explosive results.
"Saturday Night Fever" is showing as the second feature Friday and Saturday at the Starlite Drive-in. 118 minutes. It's rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content.