New this week
The Conjuring | Horrifying tale of how World renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. R. Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
R.I.P.D. | Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. PG-13. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon. Critic’s rating: n/a
Red 2 | Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. PG-13. Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Turbo | Turbo is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream: to become the world’s greatest racer. This odd snail gets a chance to leave his slow-paced life behind when a freak accident gives him the power of superspeed. PG. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Michael Peña. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Grown Ups 2 | Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. PG-13. Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
Pacific Rim | When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. PG-13. Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Despicable me 2 | Now that Gru has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he’s trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. PG. Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
The Lone Ranger | Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice – taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. PG-13. Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Tom Wilkinson. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain | Funnyman Kevin Hart hits the stage for this feature stand-up comedy show filmed during his 2012 “Let Me Explain” 10-country, 80-city tour. R. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
The Heat | When uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. R. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Demián Bichir. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
White House Down | Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. PG-13 Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Monsters University | Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. G. Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
World War Z | A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. PG-13. Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Abigail Hargrove. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
This Is the End | Six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. R. Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Man of Steel | Young reporter, Clark Kent roams the world covering news stories but returns home to face his destiny to become superman. PG-13. Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Before Midnight | We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. R. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
Now You See Me | During their performances, the world’s greatest illusionists known as “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders. The super-team of illusionists shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse. PG-13. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Epic | The forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world … and ours. PG. Starring: Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell and Josh Hutcherson. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Fast & Furious 6 | Since Dom and Brian’s heist in Rio de Janiero left them and their crew very rich people, they’ve scattered across the globe; however, they must still live as fugitives, unable to return home to their families. Meanwhile, Agent Hobbs has been tracking a gang of lethally skilled mercenary drivers whose second-in-command is someone Dom knows. Unable to take them down himself, Hobbs asks Dom and his crew for help in exchange for full pardons for everyone. PG-13. Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Star Trek Into Darkness | The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk leads his people on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death. PG-13. Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban. Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars.