At the Movies
PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE
Walt Disney’s new family adventure comedy is about a firefighting airplane and second chances.
When world-famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.
Dusty joins forces with elite firefighters dedicated to protecting Piston Peak National Park from wildfires. The crew includes veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a real hero.
“Planes: Fire and Rescue” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 84 minutes. It’s rated PG for action and some peril.
This outrageous new comedy stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.
When Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) first got married, their romantic connection was intense, but 10 years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things back up, they decide to make a video of themselves trying out every position in “The Joy of Sex” in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea — until they discover that they accidentally emailed their most private video to all their friends and family. With their reputations on the line, they race to reclaim their video from everyone’s computers. This leads to a hilarious night of surprises.
“Sex Tape” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 94 minutes. It’s rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.
This new action picture is a sequel to last year’s surprise hit “The Purge” about a crime-ridden America of the near future where one night of the year, all crimes, including murder, are legal.
It’s a new year and a couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge begins. Meanwhile, another father goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.
“Purge: Anarchy” starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 103 minutes. It’s rated R for strong disturbing violence and for language.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis star in this new episode of the apes saga. This big-budget action hit reveals how the apes gained human intelligence and fight to take over the world. Modern special effects bring the series to a new level of action.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is held over. 130 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi and action, and brief strong language.
Melissa McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates star in this new comedy.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, fi nds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boombox and book it.
The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma (Sarandon) is her only option — with a car, cash and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
“Tammy” is held over. 97 minutes. It’s rated R for language including sexual references.