At the Movies
Academy Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline star in this comedy about four best friends since childhood who go to Vegas for a wild bachelor party.
Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirtysomething girlfriend and the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, on arriving, they quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are now taking over Vegas. Mary Steenburgen plays a lounge singer who befriends the “boys.”
“Last Vegas” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 104 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for brief sexual content and language.
Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler star as the voices in this animated family comedy of determined turkeys that go back in time to the very first Thanksgiving.
In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy, directed by Jimmy Hayward (“Horton Hears a Who!”), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to try to change the course of history — and get turkey off the holiday menu.
“Free Birds” starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 91 minutes.
It’s rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor.
Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield star in this action adventure based on the best-selling, award-winning novel.
A hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to fight the aliens. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield from “Hugo” and “Nanny McPhee”), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect among his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope. He’s sent to Command School to learn to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
“Ender’s Game” starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 114 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material.
JACKA** PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA
Johnny Knoxville and his crew of daredevil filmmakers take their wild sense of humor to new places in this movie that captures real people’s reactions to an outrageous grandfather.
Irving Zisman, 86, is on a journey across America with his 8-year-old grandson, Billy. Along the way, Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” is held over. 111 minutes.
It’s rated R for strong, crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use.
This new suspense thriller stars Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men”) have joined forces for this thriller. McCarthy and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal drug deal spirals way out of control.
“Counselor” is held over through Nov. 7. 111 minutes.
It’s rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language.
This animated family comedyadventure 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.
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 this weekend’s AAUW Children’s Matinee. It is showing at 11 a.m, noon and 1 p.m. Saturday and at noon and 1 p.m. Sunday. 96 minutes.
It is rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements.