At the Movies
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel star in this new action adventure.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain. When he discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to join him in a desperate attempt to save the universe.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 121 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.
GET ON UP
This is the little-known true story of the tumultuous life of the godfather of soul, James Brown. The film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the man. The fi lm takes audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures in 20th century music.
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, “The Help,” Tate Taylor directs Chadwick Boseman (who played Jackie Robinson in “42”) as Brown. The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd.
“Get On Up” starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 139 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations.
This new action suspense film stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.
Writer/director Luc Besson has created some of cinemas toughest, most memorable female action heroes of recent years including “La Femme Nikita,” “The Professional” and “The Fifth Element.” In this new action thriller, Johansson plays a woman kidnapped by drug lords. They accidentally unlock the power of her brain giving her unlimited mental and fighting abilities. Becoming a merciless warrior, she turns the tables on her captors and takes her own deadly revenge.
“Lucy” is held over. 88 minutes. It’s rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and sexuality.
Dwayne Johnson stars in this new action hit. Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul that was neither man nor god walked the Earth. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After the loss of his family, he turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in battle. He teamed with six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why or whom they go to fight, only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time.
Hercules begins to question the king’s motives when he sees his army practice on innocent men, women and children. Something stirs deep inside Hercules, but can he stop the king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece — or even Olympus itself?
“Hercules” is held over through Aug. 7. 99 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity.
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” is held over through Aug. 7. 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 computer. This leads to a hilarious night of surprises.
“Sex Tape” is held over through Aug. 7. 94 minutes. It’s rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.