At the Movies
NEED FOR SPEED
This new action thriller stars Aaron Paul and Michael Keaton.
Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle-cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit, struggles to keep his family-owned garage afloat. He reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn't commit, sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge
"Need for Speed" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 124 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
This film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Supporting Actor. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey star in this comedy-drama from director Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio). Having started a morally conventional career in the late '80s, Belfort quickly rose from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption, excess, success and affluence in his early 20s. His lavish lifestyle quickly gave the founder of his own brokerage firm the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Money, power, women, drugs and other temptations were for the taking, and the threat of authority was not taken into account.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas and is scheduled for one week through March 20. 180 minutes. It's rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout and for some violence.
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN
Two of the most popular characters from the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle" TV show now have their own new full-length, big-screen movie.
Mr. Peabody, the dog who is the world's most brilliant scientist, and his mischievous adopted human son, Sherman, use their time machine -- The WABAC -- to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent.
"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is held over. 96 minutes. It's rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor.
Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore star in this new suspense thriller.
During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. The film reunites Neeson with the director of "Unknown," Jaume Collet-Serra, and producer Joel Silver.
"Non-Stop" is held over through March 20. 107 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug reference.
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
This new action thriller is from the producer of "Man of Steel"
The film pits the leader of the Spartan army, Themistokles, against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel "Xerxes," and told in the breathtaking visual style of the first blockbuster "300" movie, this new chapter takes the action to a fresh battlefield -- the sea -- as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
"300: Rise of an Empire" is held over through March 20. 103 minutes. It's rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.