At the MoviesNow playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-In: Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Safe, Lucky One, Three Stooges, The Lorax, Big Miracle.
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall re-team for the irreverent comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."
Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
“Five-Year Engagement” opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Friday, April 27. 124 minutes.
It is rated R for sexual content, and language throughout.
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
The animated action adventures features Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain of the High Seas!
Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-thansuccessful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Friday, April 27. It is presented in 3D & 2D at alternating showtimes. 88 minutes.
It is rated PG for mild action, rude humor and some language.
Jason Stratham stars in the new suspense thriller.
A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change ... until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed.
But when he witnesses a frightened 12-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action ... and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a “counter.” He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for.
Realizing he’s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city’s brutal underworld to save an innocent girl’s life ... and perhaps even redeem his own.
“Safe” opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Friday, April 27. 95 minutes. It is rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language.
This romantic drama is based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling book and is directed by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks. U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac Efron “17 Again”) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive — a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning that her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run kennel.
Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
The film also stars Taylor Schilling (TV’s “Mercy”) and Blythe Danner.
“Lucky One” held over. 101 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence.
The Farrelly brothers (“There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber”), bring back slap-stick fun and mayhem in this new version of the antics of Moe, Larry and Curly.
Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure.
Out to save the orphanage that was their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot ... while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. Peter and Bobby Farrelly took on the challenge of directing this new version of the classic stooges in the modern world! “Three Stooges” is held over. 92 minutes. It is rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language.
DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX
This classic tale by Dr. Seuss was brought to the screen by the creators of “Despicable Me.” This 3D feature using cutting edge computer generated animation and effects is an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope.
The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.
To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is the first feature showing at the Starlite Drive-In on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. 86 minutes.
It is rated PG for brief mild language.
This adventure is based on the inspiring true story of a heroic whale rescue that captured the hearts of people across the world
The film tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. This local newsman can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too.
With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries him the most is an outspoken environmentalist — who is also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, these two must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales.
“Big Miracle” is the second feature showing at the Starlite Drive-In on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. 107 minutes. It is rated PG for language.