July 24, 2014

New this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

Lucy | A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. R. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.

New this week

Lucy | A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. R. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.

The Fluffy Movie | This film captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” tour, spanning more than 23 countries, and more than 400 cities. PG-13. Starring: Gabriel Iglesias.

Hercules | Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his 12 labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell.

And So It Goes | There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little, and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet – until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. PG-13. Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins.

Wish I Was Here | A struggling actor, father and husband tries to find his identity and purpose in his life when he home schools his kids. NR. Starring: Zach Braff, Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin.


Planes: Fire & Rescue | A new comedy-adventure about second chances featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. PG. Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.

Persecuted | Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. senator orders Luther abducted and framed for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed with Luther running for his life to uncover the deadly plot. PG-13. Starring: James Remar, Fred Dalton Thompson and Gretchen Carlson. Critic’s rating: n/a.

The Purge: Anarchy | One night a year, all crime – including murder – is legal for 12 hours. A man heads out into the chaos, intent on killing thugs as revenge for his son’s death, but ends up rescuing a stranded couple. R. Starring: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.

Sex Tape | When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – and though they’re still very much in love, 10 years and two kids have cooled the passion. R. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Ellie Kemper. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Begin Again | This is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. R. Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld. Critic’s rating: n/a.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. PG-13. Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman. Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars.

Tammy | After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. R. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Dan Aykroyd. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.

Transformers: Age of Extinction | Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. PG-13. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Li Bingbing. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Jersey Boys | The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. R. Starring: Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza and Freya Tingley. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.

22 Jump Street | After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. R. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.

Maleficent | A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. PG. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Juno Temple. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

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