At the Movies
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins star in Disney and Marvel’s new action adventure.
“Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.
In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos — but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
“Thor: The Dark World” starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 112 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content.
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 thirty-something 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” is held over. 104 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 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” is held over through Nov. 14. 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 (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to fight the aliens. Ender Wiggin (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 amongst 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” is held over through Nov. 14. 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.
“Jacka** 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.
The Smurfs return in this 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 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. 105 minutes.
It’s rated PG for some rude humor and action.