At the MoviesNow playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-In: Hit and Run, Campaign, Hope Springs, Total Recall, Expendables 2, Paranorman, Bourne Legacy, Lawless, The Watch.
HIT AND RUN
This high-speed comedy is written, produced and directed by comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC’s “Parenthood”).
“Hit and Run” is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.
The film also stars Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Rosenbaum and Beau Bridges.
“Hit and Run” opens Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 100 minutes. It is rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content.
Will Farrell and Zach Galifianakis star in this comedy about two of the most inept idiots to ever run for Senate.
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of corrupt millionaires plot to put up a rival candidate to gain influence over their North Carolina district. They choose naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mudslinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy.
The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dan Aykroyd, Katherine LaNasa and Dylan McDermott. It was directed by Jay Roach who also directed “Meet the Parents.”
“Campaign” is held over. 97 minutes. It is rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity.
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture are reunited in this new action hit.
The Expendables team takes on some new members when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists them for a seemingly simple job. It looks like an easy paycheck for Stallone and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — 6 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium — enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way!
“Expendables 2” is held over. 103 minutes. It is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout.
This new animated family adventure comedy is from the producers of the Academy Award nominated “Coraline.”
A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can the town call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
“Paranorman” is held over through Tuesday. 92 minutes. It is rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
Writer and director Tony Gilroy expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum in his best-selling books with an original story that introduces us to a new hero played by Jeremy Renner.
His life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the politicians who are trying to disavow the program and are trying to eliminate each member of this group of super killers and spies they created. Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Albert Finney also star.
“Bourne Legacy” is held over through Tuesday. 135 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a long-married couple trying to rekindle the flame in this romantic comedy.
Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couples specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough — the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
“Hope Springs” is held over. 135 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality.
“Lawless” is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. The film stars Shia LeBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain.
In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
“Lawless” opens nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, Wednesday. 135 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality.
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” is showing Friday and Saturday at the Starlite Drive-in Theatre. 98 minutes. It is rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images.
Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel star in this action thriller about a man who is double-crossed by the corrupt operators of a high tech fantasy vacation.
Welcome to Rekalld, the company that can turn your fantasies into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life — real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid finds himself hunted by the police. He teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) who is also on the run. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love and his true fate.
“Total Recall” is showing Friday and Saturday at the Starlite Drive-in Theatre. 118 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity and language.