New Movies In Theaters (7/8)

8 July, 2016 at 6:19 am

“The Secret Life of Pets” (PG)

Louis C.K. plays a dog who gets in a fight with Eric Stonestreet, the new dog his owner rescued from the pound. They end up getting picked up by Animal Control and have to work together to find their way back home.
Ellie Kemper is their owner, Kevin Hart is a rabbit named Snowball who breaks them out of the animal control truck, and Dana Carvey is an old dog on hind-wheels leading all the other pets in the building on a search for their missing friends.
It’s from the people who do the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” movies. Albert Brooks from “Finding Nemo”, and Bobby Moynihan from “SNL” are also in it.

“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (R)

Zac Efron and Adam Devine play brothers with a history of ruining family events with their extreme partying. When their family pressures them to bring respectable girls to their sister’s wedding in Hawaii, they reluctantly agree.
They put an ad on Craigslist and even make the talk show circuit after the video goes viral. Unfortunately, they end up with Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick, a couple of party girls who are only pretending to be classy to get a free trip to Hawaii out of it.

New Movies In Theaters (6/24)

24 June, 2016 at 6:00 am

“Independence Day: Resurgence” (PG-13)

In the 20 years since the invasion, Earth scientists have been harvesting alien technology and using it to develop a defense system for when the aliens return.
But bases on Mars, Saturn, and the moon may not be enough since the motherships are larger and deadlier than last time. We also WON’T have Will Smith fighting for us in the sequel. His character has a heroic off screen death so his son’s the hero now.
Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Brent Spiner are all back from the first movie. Goldblum runs our defense program, Pullman is the former President, and Spiner is the Area 51 expert. Apparently he’s been in a coma since he was attacked in the first flick.
Liam Hemsworth gets a lot of screen time as the pilot shuttling Goldblum around. And Maika Monroe is this movie’s eye candy. She’s taking over the role of the president’s daughter, which was originally played by Mae Whitman from “Parenthood”.

“Free State of Jones” (R) Trailer

Matthew McConaughey plays a poor white farmer during the Civil War who refuses to keep fighting for the South just so rich plantation owners can keep their slaves. The final straw is an unfair law that let families who own over 20 slaves avoid being drafted.
So he deserts the Confederate army and forms a group of freedom fighters with the other poor farmers and escaped slaves. And their rebellion led to Jones County, Mississippi seceding from the Confederacy to create their own free state.

“The Shallows” (PG-13) Trailer

Blake Lively plays a shark attack victim who’s stranded 200 yards from the shore with a great white circling and only a few hours left until high tide comes in and the waves cover the rock she’s using for shelter.

“The Neon Demon” (R) (Limited)

Elle Fanning stars in this horror flick as an aspiring model who moves to L.A. and sparks intense jealousy from other models. Christina Hendricks runs the modeling agency and Keanu Reeves is a shady character running the motel where she lives.

Movie Trailer: All Eyez on Me

17 June, 2016 at 6:37 am

New Movies In Theaters (6/17)

17 June, 2016 at 6:00 am

“Finding Dory” (PG)

In Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” sequel, Ellen DeGeneres’ character Dory remembers she has a family, then goes on a quest to find her parents with the help of Marlin and Nemo.
Albert Brooks is back as Marlin. And along the way they wind up at a place called the Marine Life Institute where they meet Ed O’Neill. He’s an octopus who only has seven arms, and his “Modern Family” costar Ty Burrell is a beluga with damaged sonar.
Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy are Dory’s parents.
The rest of the voice cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Idris Elba as a sea lion, Kaitlin Olson from “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as a nearsighted shark, and Pixar good-luck charm John Ratzenberger. He’s a crab in this one.

“Central Intelligence” (PG-13)

Dwayne Johnson is a CIA agent who reconnects with Kevin Hart, the one guy from high school who stood up for him back when he was a chubby, bullied teenager.
He’s also trying to catch a terrorist who’s stolen the encryption key for our spy satellites, and needs Kevin’s help in trying to figure out who the real bad guy is. The rest of the cast includes Amy Ryan, Jason Bateman, and Aaron Paul.

New Movies In Theaters (6/10)

10 June, 2016 at 6:12 am

“Warcraft” (PG-13)

Orcs invade to escape a desolate, dying land. Most of them are determined to annihilate the human army. But a few others want to peacefully colonize and rebel against their leader, a warlock whose use of dark magic has destroyed their world.

“Now You See Me 2” (PG-13)

Morgan Freeman wants revenge for being framed for the Paris bank robbery in the first movie, so he lures the horsemen into a trap to force them to steal something for him. Daniel Radcliffe also joins the cast as the guy helping them plan the job.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Lizzy Caplan are the Vegas magicians who call themselves the four horsemen. Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine are also back from the first movie.

“The Conjuring 2” (R)

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the first movie they went to a haunted farmhouse in Rhode Island. In this one they go to London to help a mom whose kids are threatened by a poltergeist.
As some of you know, the Warrens were real investigators who went to the house from the “Amityville Horror” in 1976 and backed up the Lutz family’s claim that the house was haunted. The events from this movie take place a year after they went to Amityville.

New Movies In Theaters (6/3)

3 June, 2016 at 6:51 am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13)

Tyler Perry is the scientist who uses the purple ooze to turn two of Shredder’s henchmen into the rhino and warthog mutants Bebop and Rocksteady.
Stephen Amell from “Arrow” joins the cast as Casey Jones, the dude in the hockey mask who rescues Megan Fox from Shredder’s ninjas after she steals some ooze.
Tony Shalhoub returns as the voice of Splinter and keep an ear out for Brad Garrett is the evil alien warlord Krang.

Me Before You (PG-13)

Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones” falls in love with a recently-paralyzed man as she fights to teach him how to live again. He’s Sam Claflin, who’s best known as Finnick Odair in the “Hunger Games” movies.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (R)

Andy Samberg plays a former boy band member who’s desperate to stay relevant after his latest solo album flops. He wrote it with the other guys from his Lonely Island comedy troupe. Sarah Silverman plays his publicist, and the rest of the cast is stocked with “SNL” cast members like Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, and Maya Rudolph.

”The Lobster” (R) (Limited)

Colin Farrell stars in this dark romantic comedy about a future where single people are given one last chance to find love and if they fail to do so, they get turned into animals.

New Movies In Theaters (5/27)

27 May, 2016 at 6:11 am

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” (PG)

Alice travels back in time to find the young Mad Hatter and save him from a dark future. But that puts her up against the incarnation of Time, played by Sacha Baron Cohen.
Mia Wasikowska returns as Alice, Johnny Depp will always be the Mad Hatter, and Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway are back as the Red and White Queens.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” (PG-13)

The X-Men unite to stop the world’s most powerful mutant from bringing about the end of the world. Oscar Isaac from “The Force Awakens” is Apocalypse. He recruits Magneto, Storm, Psylocke, and Angel to be his “four horsemen,” if you will.
Michael Fassbender is Magneto, and Olivia Munn joins the cast as Psylocke.
James McAvoy is back as Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence returns to help train the inexperienced X-Men as Mystique. “Game of Thrones” fans will also recognize Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. You know her as Sansa Stark

New Movies In Theaters (5/20)

20 May, 2016 at 6:01 am

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (R)

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne ask for Zac Efron’s help after a new sorority moves in next door, and they turn out to be even worse than Zac’s fraternity.
Chloe Grace Moretz is the chick running the sorority. Its other two co-founders are Kiersey Clemons from “Transparent”, and Jonah Hill’s little sister Beanie Feldstein. She’s the chick who flies through the windshield in the trailer.
The rest of the cast includes Selena Gomez as the president of a competing sorority, and Lisa Kudrow as the dean of the university.

“The Nice Guys” (R)

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are private investigators in the 1970s. Gosling is looking into the death of a porn star, and Crowe is trying to protect her friend from a hitman played Matthew Bomer. Kim Basinger is also in it.

“The Angry Birds Movie” (PG)

Jason Sudeikis is a bird who leads a mission to rescue a bunch of stolen eggs from a group of pigs. The cast includes Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, “SNL’s” Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Peter Dinklage.

New Movies In Theaters (5/13)

13 May, 2016 at 6:08 am

“Money Monster” (R)

George Clooney plays the host of a popular TV show about stock tips called “Money Monster”. And he gets taken hostage ON AIR by a guy with a gun, who lost all his money on a bad tip.
Julia Roberts plays the show’s producer, and it was directed by Jodie Foster. It has mixed reviews on Metacritic, but given the two main stars, it can’t be that bad?

“The Darkness” (PG-13)

A horror movie just in time for Friday the 13th. Kevin Bacon takes his family to the Grand Canyon, and his kid steals an artifact from a Native American site.
And as ANYONE who’s EVER seen ANY horror movie EVER knows . . . that’s a terrible idea.
Random fact . . . Kevin Bacon’s wife is played by Jennifer Morrison. You don’t know her, but the last time they were in a movie together was the semi-decent horror movie “Stir of Echoes” in 1999.
She played the missing teenager . . . and Kevin Bacon was still the dad. Hollywood is messed up.

New Movies In Theatres (5/6)

6 May, 2016 at 6:10 am

“Captain America: Civil War” (PG-13)

The underlying theme of this one is accountability for all the loss of life in the previous Marvel movies. The team is split after the government pushes for the Avengers to give up their autonomy and submit to the jurisdiction of the United Nations.
Captain America hates the idea and wants to hold onto their right to choose who they help. Then when the Winter Soldier is framed for a terrorist bombing, Cap defies the U.N. and fights to save his old friend from being executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
“Civil War” introduces the Black Panther as a guy with vendetta against the Winter Soldier. And Stan Lee makes his cameo as a FedEx driver in this one.
If you’ve seen the second trailer, you know Spider-Man gets in on the action too. But Hulk and Thor are noticeably absent from both trailers so they probably aren’t in it.
Iron Man ends up recruiting Spider-Man for his government-sanctioned team. And Cap recruits Ant-Man for his team of outlaw superheroes.

New Movies In Theaters (4/29)

29 April, 2016 at 6:17 am

“Mother’s Day” (PG-13)

A holiday movie starring Kate Hudson and Sarah Chalke as sisters hiding their ethnic and lesbian relationships from their parents. Jennifer Aniston is a divorced mom who connects with Jason Sudeikis, and Julia Roberts rocks a bad wig.

“Keanu” (R)

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of “Key & Peele” bond with a kitten they name Keanu . . . then risk their lives to get it back when it’s taken by gang members. Method Man plays the gang’s leader, and Will Forte is their drug-dealing neighbor.
Keanu Reeves also does a last minute cameo as the voice of the cat, when one of the guys has a drug-induced hallucination where the cat talks to him.

“Ratchet & Clank” (PG)

An animated movie based on the video game. It’s about a space mechanic named Ratchet, who’s trying to save the galaxy with the help of his robot friend Clank.
The guy who plays Ratchet is James Arnold Taylor, who you might know as the voice of Obi Wan on “The Clone Wars”. He’s also Ratchet in all the recent video games.
Paul Giamatti is the bad guy, Sylvester Stallone is HIS robot, Rosario Dawson and Bella Thorne are Galactic Rangers, and John Goodman is Ratchet’s mentor.

New Movies In Theaters (4/22)

22 April, 2016 at 6:32 am

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (PG-13)

The first half of the movie is a prequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman”, and the rest is a sequel. After Charlize Theron murders her sister’s baby, that unleashes Emily Blunt’s magic powers and turns her into the Snow Queen.
Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain grow up in the Snow Queen’s kingdom, and she trains them to be part of her army of huntsmen. But when they break her rule about falling in love, she creates an ice wall to separate them forever.
Fast forward seven years to the aftermath of “Snow White and the Huntsman”. The Magic Mirror has gone missing and the Evil Queen has somehow been resurrected, which leads to a showdown between the two sisters and the Huntsman.
Snow White isn’t in this one at all, so don’t expect to see Kristen Stewart. But comedian Nick Frost does return as one of the seven dwarves. The movie also features the Halsey song called “Castle”.

“Elvis & Nixon” (R) (Limited)

A comedic drama about a meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in December of 1970 . . . when Elvis just randomly showed up at the White House to request a meeting with the President and ask to be sworn in as an undercover agent.
Michael Shannon is Elvis. Kevin Spacey is Nixon. And Colin Hanks is one of Nixon’s top advisors.
Johnny Knoxville, Ashley Benson from “Pretty Little Liars”, Evan Peters from “American Horror Story”, and Sean Penn’s daughter Dylan Penn are also in it.

“A Hologram for the King” (R) (Limited)

Tom Hanks plays an American struggling to close a business deal in Saudi Arabia. He keeps trying to demonstrate a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system, but the king keeps skipping out on their appointments.

“The Meddler” (PG-13) (Limited)

Susan Sarandon plays a widow who copes with the recent death of her husband by meddling in the lives of her daughter and random strangers. Rose Byrne plays her daughter. Jason Ritter, Michael McKean, and “SNL’s” Cecily Strong are also in it.

New Movies In Theaters (4/15)

15 April, 2016 at 6:18 am

“The Jungle Book” (PG)

A live action version of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, about a boy named Mowgli who’s raised by wolves . . . and forced to abandon his jungle home after a tiger threatens the pack and his animal friends.
A kid named Neel Sethi is Mowgli, and the animals are all done with computer graphics. More importantly, Bill Murray plays Baloo the bear, and Ben Kingsley is Bagheera the panther. They protect him after he leaves the pack.
You should recognize plenty of other voices too. Idris Elba is the tiger Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o is the mother wolf, Scarlett Johansson is a snake named Kaa, Christopher Walken is the orangutan King Louie . . . and the recently departed Garry Shandling is a porcupine from the book who didn’t make it into the 1967 Disney movie.

”Barbershop: The Next Cut” (PG-13)

Ice Cube has merged his shop with the ladies from Regina King’s beauty salon to make ends meet. So now it’s co-ed with men on one side and the women on the other. Common plays one of his barbers, and Nicki Minaj is one of her stylists.
And when Chicago’s gang violence gets out of control, they turn the shop into a sanctuary for the community by offering up free cuts and styling.
The rest of the cast includes Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, and Tyga. And it’s directed by Spike Lee’s cousin, Malcolm D. Lee.

“Criminal” (R)

Kevin Costner plays a violent convict who’s used in an experimental procedure . . . the government transplants the memories of a dead CIA agent into his head so they can get to the information he died to protect.
But Costner escapes and turns to the guy’s widow to figure things out. Ryan Reynolds is the dead agent, Gal Gadot is his widow, Tommy Lee Jones is the guy who does the surgery, and Gary Oldman is director of the CIA.

“Green Room” (R) (Limited)

Anton Yelchin is a member of a punk rock band that witnesses a murder, then locks themselves in a room backstage. But then they’re trapped there by a group of white supremacists led by Patrick Stewart.
Which is kind of odd casting when you think about it, since Yelchin plays Chekov in the new “Star Trek” movies and Stewart was Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

“Colonia” (Unrated) (Limited)

Emma Watson is looking for her missing boyfriend, after he’s dragged off by soldiers during Chile’s civil war in the 1970s. And once she finds out he was sent to a weird cult, she joins too so she can help him escape.

New Movies In Theaters (4/8)

8 April, 2016 at 6:15 am

“Hardcore Henry” (R)

It’s an action movie where you see everything from the perspective of the main guy. He’s been brought back from the dead and fitted with cybernetic implants. And the whole thing was filmed with a GoPro to give you that first person experience.
Haley Bennett plays his wife, and Sharlto Copley from “District 9” is a scientist who helps him after she gets kidnapped.

“The Boss” (R)

Melissa McCarthy is a foul-mouthed businesswoman sent to prison for insider trading. When she gets out, she’s broke and moves in with her lowly assistant, Kristen Bell . . . where she’s inspired to build a cookie empire with a Girl Scout troop.

“Mr. Right” (R) (Limited)

Anna Kendrick finally meets the right guy and falls in love with Sam Rockwell. Unfortunately he’s a retired hitman who grew a conscience . . . so now he takes down anyone who tries to hire him. And it’s not long before the bodies start piling up.

New Movies In Theaters (4/1)

1 April, 2016 at 6:33 am

“Natural Born Pranksters” (R)

And for April Fool’s Day, YouTube stars Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady, and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy serve up the kind of pranks that made them famous in their viral videos.
Roman is the guy who made his girlfriend believe that their son was on a four-wheeler when it blew up. He’s also turned their house into a giant ball pit, filled it with snow, and TP’d Howie Mandel’s house with 4,000 rolls of toilet paper.

“God’s Not Dead 2” (PG) Trailer

Melissa Joan Hart plays a high school teacher who gets in trouble for quoting scripture in answering a student’s question about Martin Luther King’s stance on non-violence. Jesse Metcalfe from “Desperate Housewives” plays the lawyer defending her rights.

New Movies In Theaters (3/25)

25 March, 2016 at 6:18 am

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (PG-13)

Ben Affleck plays an older version of Batman, who decides Superman is too much of a threat after his “Man of Steel” battle with Zod caused so much devastation and claimed the lives of many of his Wayne Enterprises employees.
Henry Cavill is still your Superman. And both Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne are back as Lois Lane and Perry White.
The main villain in this is Jesse Eisenberg, as a nerdy version of Lex Luthor who’s creating a Kryptonian monster called Doomsday from the corpse of General Zod.
The movie focuses on the main three heroes of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. She’s played by Israeli “Fast and the Furious” minx Gal Gadot.
But we’ll also see Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and a guy named Ray Fisher as Cyborg . . . all of whom are getting their own movie after next year’s “Justice League”.

”My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2″ (PG-13)

Nia Vardalos and John Corbett return for the sequel. In this one, they have a teenage daughter leaving for college. Nia’s parents also find out they aren’t legally married because the priest forgot to sign their license, so there’s a wedding to fix that mistake.

”I Saw the Light” (R) (Limited)

Tom Hiddleston is country legend Hank Williams in this movie about Hank’s rise to fame and how he changed country music by refusing to hide his alcoholism and dependency on painkillers, and instead used his problems as inspiration for his music.
Elizabeth Olsen plays his first wife, Audrey . . . which is interesting casting since he plays Loki in the Marvel movies and she’s the newest member of “The Avengers”.
It’s in New York, L.A. and Nashville this weekend, and opens nationwide next week.

New Movies In Theaters (3/18)

18 March, 2016 at 6:17 am

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (PG-13)

Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort are back for the third “Divergent” movie. If you saw “Insurgent”, you know Tris opened the founders’ box and learned the truth about the factions experiment.
In this one, she and her friends escape Chicago to explore the post-apocalyptic landscape on the other side of the wall. Then they get picked up by a technologically advanced group led by Jeff Daniels, who reveals more to Tris about her divergence.

“Miracles from Heaven” (PG) Trailer

Jennifer Garner plays a mom whose 10-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare incurable disease. Then the kid falls out of a tree, and miraculously hits her head just right so that it somehow heals her. It’s supposed to be based on a true story.

“The Bronze” (R)

Melissa Rauch is a foul-mouthed former Olympian who feels threatened when her town produces another young gymnastic star. Haley Lu Richardson from “Ravenwood” is the new gymnast . . . who Melissa reluctantly agrees to train for an Olympic run.
Melissa wrote this movie with her husband Winston. You know her as Bernadette on “The Big Bang Theory”.

“The Little Prince” (PG) (Limited)

This animated remake of the classic children’s book, stars Jeff Bridges as the aviator, an old man who shares the story of the Little Prince with a little girl whose mother wants her to grow up too soon. Mackenzie Foy from the “Twilight” movies plays the girl.
The rest of the cast includes Rachel McAdams as the mom, James Franco as the fox, Paul Giamatti as the teacher, and Benicio Del Toro as the snake.

New Movies In Theaters (3/11)

11 March, 2016 at 7:34 am

“10 Cloverfield Lane” (PG-13)

It’s a sequel to “Cloverfield”, where Mary Elizabeth Winstead wakes up in an underground bunker where she’s been taken captive by John Goodman.
He claims it isn’t safe to leave because there’s been some kind of chemical attack, but she doesn’t believe him and becomes more determined to escape.
There’s one other guy in the bunker with them. He’s played by John Gallagher, Jr. from “The Newsroom”. And if you listen carefully, you might recognize Bradley Cooper’s voice on the phone at the beginning of the movie as her boyfriend.

”The Brothers Grimsby” (R)

Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong play orphaned brothers who were separated by adoption. One grew up to become an elite British agent, the other is a clueless idiot who’s fathered 11 kids with Rebel Wilson.
After Sacha tracks down his long lost brother during an assignment, they end up on the run and have to team up.
Penelope Cruz, Gabourey Sidibe, and Sacha’s real wife Isla Fisher are in it too.

“The Young Messiah” (PG-13)

The story of Jesus as a seven-year-old boy is actually based on an Anne Rice novel called “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt”. A little boy named Adam Greaves-Neal plays Jesus. And Sean Bean from “Game of Thrones” is a Roman soldier hunting him.

“The Perfect Match” (R)

A romantic comedy starring Terrence J from BET’s “106 & Park” as a womanizing bachelor who accepts a dare to remain faithful to just one woman for a month.
R&B minx Cassie is the woman he chooses. And Paula Patton plays his sister.
Brandy, Donald Faison, Robin Givens, and French Montana are also in it.

New Movies In Theaters (3/4)

4 March, 2016 at 7:38 am

London Has Fallen (R)

Gerard Butler returns as his secret service character from “Olympus Has Fallen”, Mike Banning. In this one, the President is attending the funeral of the British Prime Minister when five other world leaders are assassinated and the rest of their detail is killed.
So the two of them go on the run. And the terrorists start laying waste to London’s landmarks until the president is found. Aaron Eckhart is back as the president, and Morgan Freeman is his vice president back home.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R)

Tina Fey is an American journalist chasing stories in Kabul just as things started heating up with the Taliban in 2003. It’s based on a book called “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”.
Alfred Molina plays a government official trying to romance her, Martin Freeman is a journalist who succeeds in doing so, and Margot Robbie is a horny British journalist she befriends. Billy Bob Thornton is also in it as a Marine general.

Disney’s “Zootopia” (PG)

Ginnifer Goodwin from “Once Upon a Time” plays the first bunny to ever make it on the police force. But since none of the other cops take her seriously, she’s forced to team up with a fast-talking fox played by Jason Bateman to crack her first case.

GHOSTBUSTERS Official Trailer

4 March, 2016 at 7:20 am