At the MoviesNow playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-In: Lawless, Oogiloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, Possession, 2016 Obama's America, Hit and Run, Expendables 2, Paranorman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.
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. This epic gangster tale is inspired by 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” is now showing. 135 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality.
OOGILOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE
The creator of Thomas the Train has invented a new set of characters to delight pre-schoolers and adults alike.
This marks Kenn Viselman’s first foray into the world of feature films. It is a first-of-its-kind, interactive family theatrical event. All his friends are planning a surprise birthday party for Schluufy. But the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville have flown away. Will the party be ruined? Join the Oogieloves: Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie — and their colorful friends, Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Carey Elwes and Jaime Pressly, on the interactive adventure of a lifetime. Together we all make new friends, discover the world around us and save the day.
“Oogiloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” opens Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 83 minutes. It is rated G for all ages.
This new horror film based on a true story stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick.
“The Possession” is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Morgan and Sedgwick portray the couple who see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter, Em, becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
“Possession” opens nationally on Friday, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 91 minutes. It is PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences.
2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA
This new documentary film is based on Dinesh D’Souza’s N.Y. Times best-selling book and was produced by Gerald R. Molen, the Academy Award winning producer of “Schindler’s List.”
Author D’Souza races across four continents to uncover Obama’s past and shine light on his vision of what he would like to see as America’s future. Obama’s past defines him in powerful ways and has shaped his views of the world. This movie asks the question “where will America be in 2016 if Obama wins a second term?”
“2016: Obama’s America” starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 89 minutes. It is rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking elements.
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 oldschool 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 — six 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.
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 Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Rosenbaum and Beau Bridges.
“Hit and Run” is held over at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 100 minutes. It is rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content.
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 showing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Starlite Drive-in Theatre. 92 minutes. It is rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS
School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go hilariously wrong.
During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club which fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a disastrous camping trip.
The family comedy stars Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron and Steve Zahn.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is showing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Starlite Drivein Theatre. 94 minutes. It is rated PG for some rude humor.