At the Movies
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
This new live-action superhero movie stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
From their home in the storm sewers of Manhattan, four Ninjitsu-trained turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello and their sensei, Master Splinter, battle evil. This new, big-budget film is based on the original comic book series that first appeared in May 1984. The action is punctuated with lots of humor and clever dialogue.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 101 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
INTO THE STORM
This new action hit is about several tornadoes converging on one small town and the storm chasers risking their lives to get pictures.
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs and courageous townspeople, "Into To The Storm" throws you directly into the eye of the tornado to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
"Into The Storm" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 89 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references.
LET'S BE COPS
This outrageous new comedy stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson.
It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not real cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
"Let's Be Cops" starts Aug. 13 nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, with a special advance showing at 10 p.m. Aug. 12. 104 minutes. It's rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use.
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" is held over. 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 film 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" is held over through Aug. 12. 139 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations.
Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in this action-suspense film.
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, Scarlett Johansson plays a woman kidnapped by drug lords. They accidently 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 through Aug. 14. 88 minutes. It's rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and sexuality.