At the MoviesNow playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-In: The Dark Knight Rises, People Like Us, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Amazing Spiderman, Savaages, Ted.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda.
Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Oscar winner Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.
“The Dark Knight Rises” opens today nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 165 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
PEOPLE LIKE US
This drama/comedy about family is inspired by true events.
Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars as Sam, a 20-something, fast talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family.
In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family-and reexamine his own life choices in the process.
“People Like Us” starts Friday and is scheduled for one week through Thursday, July 26. 115 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Ray Romano and John Leguizamo lead an all-star cast lending their voices to this hilarious new animated adventure of the Ice Age gang.
Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid.
In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
“Ice Age: Continental Drift” opens Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 94 minutes. It is showing in 3D and 2D at alternating show times. It is rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril.
Spider-Man finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young in this modern remake of Spider-Man’s beginnings.
The movie tells the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high school student, who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Dennis Leary. “Amazing Spider-Man” is held over. 136 minutes. It is showing in 3D and 2D at alternating show times. It is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.
This outrageous comedy is the first motion picture from the creators of “Family Guy”. Seth MacFarlane brings his boundarypushing brand of humor to the big screen as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish — and has refused to leave him ever since.
“Ted” is held over. 106 minutes. It is rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use.
John Travolta and Salma Hayek head an all-star in this vicious action thriller from director Oliver Stone.
Two buddies, Ben (Aaron Johnson) a peaceful marijuana grower, and Chon (Taylor Kitcsh), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative business growing and selling the best weed ever developed. They are living the good life with their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) in Laguna Beach, Calif., until the Mexican Baja drug cartel tries to move in on them.
The cartel is run by Elena (Hayek) and her brutal enforcer (Del Toro) with the help of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta). When the guys refuse to partner with the cartel, the cartel kidnaps their girlfriend. Ben and Chon fight back and wage a seemingly unwinnable war.
So begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
“Savages” is held over through Wednesday. 131 minutes. It is rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.