At the Movies
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron and Neil Patrick Harris star in this outrageous new comedy. McFarlane, the comic who wrote, directed and played in the comedy hit "Ted" created this new comedy western. His outrageous, R-rated brand of humor makes this the funniest western since "Blazing Saddles."
After a cowardly sheep farmer (McFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. Soon a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) rides into town and helps him find his courage. They begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
"A Million Ways to Die in the West" starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 116 minutes. It's rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material.
Walt Disney Studios now presents the untold story of Sleeping Beauty from the viewpoint of the witch. Angelina Jolie stars in the title role.
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. She rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal -- an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant, Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom -- and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
"Maleficent" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 98 minutes. It's rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
This newest X-Men adventure brings the entire cast together, including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Michael Fassbender.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in this exciting new action hit. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy must find a way to join forces with their younger selves from the past, "X-Men: First Class," in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is held over. 130 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this new comedy-romance. They have wanted to make another comedy together since their hit "50 First Dates."
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week with hilarious results. Can love overcome their initial hatred of each other and their combined five rambunctious kids?
"Blended" is held over. 117 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language.
MILLION DOLLAR ARM
Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin star in this true story of major league baseball's most improbable recruits.
In a last-ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, J.B. Bernstein (Hamm from TV's "Mad Men") concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, J.B. travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "Million Dollar Arm." With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Arkin) he discovers two 18-year-old boys, played by Madhur Mittal (from "Slumdog Millionaire") and Suraj Sharma (from "Life of Pi") who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts, J.B. brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States.
"Million Dollar Arm" is held over through June 5. 124 minutes. It's rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content.