At the MoviesNow playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-In: Watch, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Amazing Spiderman, Rock of Ages.
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill are on duty as the heads of a bumbling neighborhood watch group.
Four everyday suburban guys come together to form their own neighborhood watch, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.
“The Watch” opens today nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 98 minutes. It is rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
A group of British retirees moves to India hoping to live a life of luxury at low cost in this charming comedy drama.
Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
The film stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy.
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” starts today at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 124 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.
DARK KNIGHT RISES
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda and the emergence of Bane, a master criminal whose ruthless plans for Gotham bring Batman back ending 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.
“Dark Knight Rises” is held over. 165 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Ray Romano and John Leguizamo lead an all-star cast lending their voices to this animated comedy adventure of the Ice Age gang.
Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, 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” is held over. 94 minutes.
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 Spiderman” is showing every night through Aug. 2 at the Starlite Drivein Theatre. 136 minutes. It is showing in 3D and 2D at alternating show times.
It is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.
ROCK OF AGES
An all-star cast heads this comedy set in the wild world of rock and roll bands in the ’80s.
“Rock of Ages” tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ’n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison and Whitesnake.
The cast includes Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.
“Rock of Ages” is showing Friday and Saturday at the Starlite. 125 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking and language.