At the MoviesNow playing at the Luxury 5 Cinemas in Mitchell: Fun Size, Chasing Mavericks, Paranormal Activity 4, Taken 2, Here Comes the Boom.
This teen comedy is centered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren, whose mother insists that she watch her 12-year-old little brother, Albert, on Halloween night, so mom can go to a party with her much-younger boyfriend.
When Wren brings Albert along to the wild high school party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters.
Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he’s missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng’s best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment.
This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.
“Fun Size” opens nationally on Friday, including at the Luxury 5 Cinema. 90 minutes.
It is rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive material, partying and language.
This new movie is based on the true story of the friendship of an older surfer and a 15-year-old who wants to surf California’s most dangerous waves.
It is based on the inspirational story of surfing icon Jay Moriarty. It tells the story of a young man’s quest to surf Mavericks, Northern California’s most dangerous waves, and the local legend who takes him under his wing. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique and kindred bond, which ultimately transforms the lives of both men.
The film stars Gerard Butler (of “300” fame), Jonny Weston and Elisabeth Shue.
“Chasing Mavericks” opens nationally on Friday, including at the Luxury 5 Cinema. 116 minutes.
It is rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4
This is the newest entry in the popular Paranormal Activity thriller franchise.
A suburban family witnesses strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and her mysterious son move next door. They suspect the woman may be Katie who, five years ago, murdered her boyfriend, her sister and the sister’s husband, took their son and disappeared. The family fears they may be next.
“Paranormal Activity 4” is held over. 90 minutes.
It is rated R for language and some violence/terror.
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills in this action thriller.
A retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” will stop at nothing to save his daughter, Kim, from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.
“Taken 2” is held over through Nov. 1. 92 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and some sensuality.
HERE COMES THE BOOM
Kevin James stars as a teacher who will literally take a punch to save his school’s music program. James plays Scott Voss, a teacher and former collegiate wrestler, in this comedy with a heart. Scott is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Everyone thinks Scott is crazy — most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) — but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
The film also stars Henry Winkler.
“Here Comes the Boom” is held over. 105 minutes.
It is rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.