At the Movies
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in this new drama based on the nationwide bestselling novel.
Labor Day centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother, Adele (Winslet), while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers (Brolin), a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
“Labor Day” starts Friday nationally including the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 111 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for thematic material brief violence and sexuality.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
This new comedy is about three guys who agree to date women but never get serious.
Three best friends find themselves where we’ve all been — at that confusing “moment” in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So … where is this going?” Instead of solving their problems, their plan to date but never get serious makes their lives more complicated with hilarious results.
Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots and Jessica Lucas star in the film.
“That Awkward Moment” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 94 minutes.
It’s rated R for sexual content and language throughout.
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone star in this new action comedy. De Niro and Stallone play two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry puts them in the national spotlight.
Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone) suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers.
Thirty years later, a boxing promoter makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long; on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again. “Grudge Match” starts Friday and is scheduled for one week through Feb. 6 at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 113 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language.
This animated family comedy is about hilariously hungry squirrels that plan a nut heist. The action-packed story 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.
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 firstperson 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.
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 Feb. 6. 100 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language.