Entertainment

May 22, 2014

New movies this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

New and continuing movies playing this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

New this week

Chef | Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. R. Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.

Belle | This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. PG. Starring: Gubu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.

Blended: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. PG-13. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Bella Thorne.

XMen: Days of Future Past | The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. PG-13. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

Continuing

Godzilla | This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. PG-13. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Million Dollar Arm | In a last-ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitcher. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition. PG. Starring: John Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.

Nei ghbors | A comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. R. Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

Moms’ Night Out | All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation ... a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours ... what could go wrong? PG. Starring: Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins and Sean Astin. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return | Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she’s already being called back for another adventure. PG. Starring: Lea Michele, Martin Short and Dan Aykroyd. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 | For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: Only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. PG-13. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

The Other Woman |After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman tries to get her ruined life back on track, then accidentally meets the wife her boyfriend has been cheating on. PG-13. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

Heaven Is for Real | A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. PG. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

Draft Day | On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the No. 1 pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. PG-13. Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Rio 2 | It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids, after they’re hurtled from a magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. G. Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier | After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America, lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a SHIELD colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. PG-13. Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

Divergent | Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. PG-13. Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

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