At the Movies
The new action hit stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Jet Li and Ronda Rousey.
In "The Expendables 3," Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill ... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of The Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in The Expendables' most personal battle yet.
"Expendables 3" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, with a special advance showing at 10 p.m. Aug. 14. 126 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for violence including sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language.
The new suspense drama based on the bestselling book starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
The haunting story of "The Giver" centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. The film is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
"The Giver" starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 97 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
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" is now showing at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 104 minutes. It's rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use.
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" is held over. 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 the Storm" throws you directly into the eye of the tornado to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
"Into The Storm" is held over. 89 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references.