At the Movies this week in Mitchell
This new suspense thriller stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard.
In the rural New England town of Brockton, Mass., the Dovers and the Birches, neighbors and friends, gather for Thanksgiving dinner. But by the end of the night, their celebration turns to panic when the families' two youngest daughters go missing. As the hours pass and the girls don't turn up, it becomes terrifyingly apparent they've been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides to take the law into his own hands, running up against dedicated Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). But even as Loki is diligently working against the clock to solve the case, Keller will stop at nothing to get their prime suspect to talk before it's too late.
"Prisoners" starts Friday nationally and at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 153 minutes. It's rated R for disturbing violent content, including torture, and language throughout.
This hilarious new comedy is from the guys that did "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead." This is the third in the series of director Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The earlier films, "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," captured a huge fan base.
In this new comedy, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced by Gary King (Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub -- the World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past with their present, they realize the real struggle is for the future -- not just theirs, but humankind's. Reaching the World's End is the least of their worries. The world really is ending.
"World's End" starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. It is scheduled for one week through Sept. 26. 109 minutes. It's rated R for pervasive language including sexual references.
Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this new comedy action hit.
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program. The clan is headed by the hot-tempered Giovanni (DeNiro) and his wife (Pfeiffer) who has an equally hair-trigger temper. Their teenage son and daughter are chips off the block. Fitting in soon becomes challenging as they deal with new challenges of French life in their own special ways. Tommy Lee Jones plays the federal agent who must try to keep them in line.
"The Family" is held over through Sept. 26. 111 minutes. It's rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality.
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2
This new horror thriller is about a family who is haunted.
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast for this terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror hit "Insidious." In this new thriller, the haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
"Insidious Chapter 2" is held over. 106 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
This film is inspired by the amazing true story of the White House butler, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), who served eight presidents during his tenure. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Also starring are Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr.
"The Butler" is held over through Sept. 26. 126 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
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" will show Saturday, the final night of the Starlite Drive In. 98 minutes. It's rated PG for rude humor and mild action.