New this week in theaters

08/07/2014 12:00 AM

08/05/2014 8:26 AM

New this week

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. PG-13. Starring: Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Alan Ritchson.

Into the Storm | In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. PG-13. Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sumpter.

The Hundred-Foot Journey | When Hassan and his family, led by Papa, move to a quaint village in the south of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin-starred, classical French eatery. PG. Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal and Rohan Chand.

Step Up All In | In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon “Step Up,” all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. PG-13. Starring: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman.

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A Most Wanted Man | Present day Hamburg: A tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. R. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Guardians of the Galaxy | After stealing a mysterious orb, American pilot/outlaw hero Peter Quill is hunted down and thrown into an intergalactic prison. PG-13. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista.

Get On Up | Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. PG-13. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer.

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. R. 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.

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.

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