At the Movies
This inspiring new drama stars Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.
It's the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth. Drexel Hemsley becomes an iconic '50's rock 'n' roll star, while Ryan Wade struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Rev. Wade (Liotta) and his wife (Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parents' vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend. Encouraged by his wife and employer, Ryan embarks on an unpredictable path — performing Drexel's legendary music in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers' destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he's ever believed about God, family and his own identity.
"Identical" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 107 minutes. It's rated PG for thematic material and smoking.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon Levitt star in this new action hit.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. This is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 first highly stylized and groundbreaking "Sin City" film.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 103 minutes. It's rated R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use.
THE NOVEMBER MAN
Pierce Brosnan, who popularly played 007 in four James Bond films, is back in the spy game in this new action hit.
Code named The November Man, Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent with killer instincts. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement by a former colleague for one last mission, he soon finds himself at the treacherous center of an international conspiracy. This intense and relentless espionage thriller is based on Bill Granger's best-selling "November Man" book series.
The film is directed by Roger Donaldson ("The Bank Job," "No Way Out"). It is executive produced by Brosnan and Dino Conte.
"The November Man" is held over through Sept. 11. 108 minutes. It's rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use.
WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL
This new sports drama is based on the extraordinary true story of the high school football team with the longest winning streak in sports history.
The movie tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport, pro or amateur. It's the story of the people and their faith who came together to build their unstoppable team.
"When the Game Stands Tall" is held over through Sept. 11. 115 minutes. It's rated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking.
IF I STAY
This new romance drama starring Chloe Grace Moretz is based on the best-selling book.
Mia Hall (Moretz who played Hit Girl in the "Kick A--" movies) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.
"If I Stay" is held over through Sept. 11. 107 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and some sexual material.