At the Movies
THE MONUMENTS MEN
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and Bill Murray star in this true World War II story.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, this dramatic thriller focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission; with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys -- seven museum directors, curators and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1, possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
"The Monuments Men" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 130 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking.
THE LEGO MOVIE
This new animated family comedy adventure stars the voices of Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson.
The film tells the hilarious adventures of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
"The Lego Movie" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 125 minutes. It's rated PG for mild action and rude humor.
This new action drama is based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
Rose Hathaway develops a mental and spiritual bond with her BVFF (best vampire friend forever) Princess Lissa. The two girls attend a strict school for vampires designed to retain their humanity. It is Rose's task to protect the princess. Among the everyday issues faced by teenage vampires, Rose falls for Dimitri, their dreamy guardian, and together the three battle the mysterious forces of the evil Moroi who are set on destroying the princess' bloodline.
"Vampire Academy" starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 105 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for violent bloody images, sexual content and language.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in this new drama based on the nationwide best-selling 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" is held over through Feb. 13. 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" is held over through Feb. 13. 94 minutes. It's rated R for sexual content and language throughout.