At the Movies
THE WOLVERINE 3-D
Hugh Jackman stars as Wolverine in this action thriller.
For over a century, Logan has fought an endless war against his own nature. His formidable gifts have also been his greatest curse, and have turned him into something more and something less than human. Now, in a distant and unfamiliar land, Logan comes to terms with the true cost of living a life without end. To do so, he must finally embrace who he is, and always will be: The Wolverine.
"The Wolverine 3-D," a special advanced showing, is at 10 p.m. today and opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Friday. The film will be shown in 3-D and 2-D at alternate showtimes. 129 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.
The all-star cast from "Red" returns for this new action comedy. The sequel to the action-comedy hit "Red" reunites our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
"Red 2" opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Friday. 116 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material.
This new animated family comedy-adventure from DreamWorks animation is about a little snail with dreams of speed.
Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the snail-paced life he's living. He gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed. The newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing in the Indianapolis 500. Joining Turbo is his dedicated pit crew of racing snails -- a ragtag group of trash-talking adrenaline junkies tricked out with shells that look like mini street-racing cars. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.
The characters are voiced by Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson.
"Turbo" is held over. The film will be shown in 3-D and 2-D at alternate showtimes. 96 minutes. It's rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements.
GROWN UPS 2
The original cast of comedians from "Grown Ups" returns with some exciting new additional cast members for new misadventures.
Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. Trouble starts when he gets together with his best friends from high school played by Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. The cast also includes Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi, Jon Lovitz, Steve Austin and Maya Rudolph. "Grown Ups 2" is held over. 101 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity.
DESPICABLE ME 2
Steve Carell returns as Gru and his host of minions in this new animated family comedy.
Get ready for more minion madness in "Despicable Me 2." Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. In this new adventure, Gru is recruited to spy for the good guys with hilarious results.
"Despicable Me 2" is held over through July 30. The film will be shown in 3-D and 2-D at alternate showtimes. 98 minutes. It's rated PG for rude humor and mild action.
This new comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy is from Paul Feig, the director of "Bridesmaids."
Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence -- and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foulmouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
"Heat" is showing Friday through Aug. 1 at the Starlite Drive In. 117 minutes. It's rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence.
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds keep the peace in the afterlife.
Bridges and Reynolds star as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
These monstrous spirits cleverly disguise themselves as normal, living humans. Bridges was a veteran sheriff, Reynolds a hotshot detective before they met their earthly end. They must turn their grudging respect into real teamwork to fight a plot that would end life on earth as we know it.
"R.I.P.D." is showing Friday and Saturday, as a bonus feature at the Starlite Drive In. 96 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi fantasy action, some sensuality and language, including sex references.