Upcoming Movies - 08.17.12
The Expendables 2
Opens Friday, August 17, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min.
R - Strong Bloody Violence
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews)—with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard—are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school 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.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis
Director: Simon West
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Opened Wednesday August 15, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
PG - Mild thematic elements and brief language
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt
Director: Peter Hedges
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Opens Friday, August 17, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
PG - Scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
Young Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) has the ability to speak with the dead—and he often prefers their company to that of the living. Norman receives word from his strange Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) that a centuries-old witch’s curse on their town is real and about to come true—and that only Norman can stop it. When zombies rise from their graves, Norman must summon all his courage and compassion and push his paranormal abilities to the limit to save his fellow townspeople.
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directors: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Genres: Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy
Opens Friday, August 17, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
PG-13 - Drug Material, Domestic Abuse, Some Violence, Language, Mature Thematic Content and Smoking
Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
Cast: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee Lo Green
Director: Salim Akil