At the Movies
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER
A look behind-the-scenes and on the road with the legendary rock band Metallica.
Starring Metallica, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), “Metallica: Through the Never” is written and directed by awardwinning filmmaker Nimród Antal (“Predators,” “Kontroll”) and produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
“Metallica Through The Never” starts Friday at the Luxury 5 Cinemas, an S.D. exclusive premiere. 95 minutes. It’s rated R for some violent content and language.
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake star in this new action thriller.
Princeton grad student Richie (Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
“Runner Runner” starts Friday nationally and at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 91 minutes.
It’s rated R for language and some sexual content.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this new thriller.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone — tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth … and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
“Gravity” starts Friday nationally and at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 91 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
This new animated, family comedyadventure stars the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris and Will Forte.
Inventor Flint Lockwood’s dream has always been to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating foodanimal hybrids — foodimals. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” is held over. 95 minutes.
It’s rated PG for mild rude humor.
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard star in this action thriller.
In the rural New England town of Brockton, Mass., the Dovers and the Birches, neighbors and friends, gather for Thanksgiving dinner. But by the end of the night, their celebration turns to panic when the families’ two youngest daughters go missing. As the hours pass and the girls don’t turn up, it becomes terrifyingly apparent they’ve been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller Dover (Jackman) decides to take the law into his own hands, running up against dedicated Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal). But even as Loki diligently works against the clock to solve the case, Keller will stop at nothing to get their prime suspect to talk before it’s too late.
“Prisoners” is held over. 153 minutes. It’s rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.