“Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” (PG-13)
The fifth “Mission Impossible” movie puts Tom Cruise against a group of rogue agents called The Syndicate. He’s also branded an international fugitive after CIA director Alec Baldwin gets a congressional committee to disband the IMF.
He’s still got the help of his team, led by Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner. And as usual, Tom Cruise does his own stunts . . . the one everyone’s talking about is the opening scene, where he hangs off the side of a plane.
They did that scene eight times before he was happy with it, without any special effects or stunt doubles. And he had to wear special contact lenses to protect his eyes while they were in flight.
Ed Helms is Rusty Griswold, the kid from the original movies, and Christina Applegate plays his wife. He decides to try to recapture his fondest childhood memory by driving HIS family across the country to Walley World, just like his dad did for him.
Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo have cameos as his parents, Leslie Mann is his sister Audrey, and Chris Hemsworth is Audrey’s husband Stone Crandall. Anthony Michael Hall played Rusty in the original. Sadly, he does NOT have a cameo.
“I Am Chris Farley” (PG-13)
A documentary about the life and career of chubby “SNL” star Chris Farley. It includes interviews with Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Jon Lovitz, Bob Saget, and Dan Aykroyd. Chris died in 1997 from a drug overdose when he was only 33.
“Jenny’s Wedding” (PG-13)
Katherine Heigl plays a closeted lesbian who reveals to her conservative family that she’s marrying her roommate, Alexis Bledel from “Gilmore Girls”. Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer is also in it as Katherine Heigl’s understanding sister.
“The End of the Tour” (R)
Jesse Eisenberg plays “Rolling Stone” writer David Lipsky, on a five-day road trip with the novelist David Foster Wallace, played by Jason Segel. It’s based on transcripts from their interviews during on a 1996 book tour for the bestseller “Infinite Jest”.
After Wallace committed suicide in September of 2008, Lipsky went back and transcribed their brilliant, profanity-laced conversations, and put them into his 2010 book, called “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself”.