At the Movies
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis and Abigail Breslin star in this new comedy drama.
“August: Osage County” is the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family. Their lives have taken them and the men in their lives on divergent paths until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts’ play premiered at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre then moved to Broadway later that year. It expanded to a successful international run. It won five Tony Awards, including best play in 2008.
“August: Osage County” is held over. 121 minutes. It’s rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material.
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley star in the new action hit based on the character by bestselling author Tom Clancy.
This new, original story follows a young Jack (Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. Jack started as an analyst in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the CIA under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States’ economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Knightley). Jack discovers the plot after 9/11 and it takes him through a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is held over through Jan. 30. 100 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language.
This new animated family comedy is about hilariously hungry squirrels that plan a nut heist.
The action-packed animated comedy follows the travails of Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend, Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions. But they unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure than they planned.
The film stars the voices of Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fraser.
“Nut Job” is held over. 85 minutes. It’s rated PG mild action and rude humor.
This new horror thriller is about an expecting mother whose body and mind has taken a turn for the worst.
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves. But, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
“Devil’s Due” is held over through Jan. 30. 89 minutes. It’s rated R for language and some bloody images.
Mark Wahlberg stars in this true story of four American Marines trapped and surrounded by al-Qaeda.
The film tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative. They are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor.” The book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits.
Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster star as the other members of the SEAL team.
“Lone Survivor” is held over. 121 minutes. It’s rated R for strong bloody way violence and pervasive language.