New this week
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.
God’s Not Dead | After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor will fail him. PG. Starring: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White. Critic’s rating: n/a.
Muppets Most Wanted | The entire gang of Muppets takes a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the world’s number one criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit and his dastardly sidekick Dominic. PG. Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
The Single Moms Club | When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. PG-13. Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Nia Long and Amy Smart. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Need to Speed | Tobey Marshall, a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster. PG-13. Starring: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots and Dominic Cooper. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
300: Rise of an Empire | While King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans have their date with destiny at Thermopylae, another battle against the Persians is brewing, this time at sea. R. Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman | Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished canine in the world, and his boy, Sherman, use a time machine called the Wabac to embark on outrageous adventures. PG. Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert. Critic’s rating: n/a.
Non-Stop | During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. PG-13. Starring: Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Son of God | The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. PG-13. Starring: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah and Sebastian Knapp. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
3 Days to Kill | Ethan Runner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. PG-13. Starring: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Hailee Steinfeld. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Robocop 2014 | the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. PG-13. Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
About Last Night | A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. R. Starring: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall. Critic’s rating: n/a.
Endless Love | Following their high-school graduation, Jade Butterfield, a sheltered but privileged teen, becomes enthralled with David Elliot, a working-class youth with a troubled past. Though Jade and David fall quickly in love, Jade’s father strongly disapproves of the match, while David’s father advises caution. PG-13. Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde and Robert Patrick. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
The Lego Movie | Emmet, an ordinary Lego figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special – an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant’s plans to conquer the world. PG. Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
The Monuments Men | An action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. PG-13. Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Ride Along | When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother – a hot-tempered cop – to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. PG-13. Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
Lone Survivor | Tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. R. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
American Hustle | A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. R. Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams. Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars.
Frozen (2013) | Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa. PG. Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Philomena | An elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith, onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. PG-13. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars.