Movie News & Reviews

New this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

Gifted medium Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris) leads the fight to retrieve a child from the world of the poltergeists in the film “Poltergeist.”
Gifted medium Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris) leads the fight to retrieve a child from the world of the poltergeists in the film “Poltergeist.” Tribune News Service

New this week

San Andreas | After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

Aloha | A down-on-his-luck military contractor is given the opportunity to return to the site of his greatest career triumphs in Hawaii. While he goes in hope of professional redemption, he also seeks closure with a long-ago love and must deal with unexpected feelings for his partner on the project, a promising young Air Force pilot. PG-13. Starring: Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper.


Far From the Madding Crowd | This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. PG-13. Starring: Juno Temple, Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen.

Tomorrowland | Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. PG. Starring: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidy.

Poltergeist | A family’s suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. PG-13. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Pitch Perfect 2 | It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. PG-13. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Brittany Snow.

Mad Max: Fury Road | Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the wasteland in a war rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. R. Starring: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Where Hope Grows | Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. PG-13. Starring: Kerr Smith, Danica McKellar and Kristoffer Polaha.

Hot Pursuit | An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. PG-13. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara and John Carroll Lynch.

Avengers: Age of Ultron | When Tony Stark tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, and Earth’s mightiest heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. PG-13. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth.

Ex Machina | Caleb Smith, a programmer at an Internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman. R. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander.

The Age of Adaline | After remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. PG-13. Starring: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 | After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday, and when duty calls, Blart answers. PG. Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Eduardo Verastegui.

Unfriended | This film unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. R. Starring: Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm and Renee Olstead.

The Longest Ride | This drama centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a retired champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, an art student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City. PG-13. Starring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda.

Woman in Gold | Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, returns to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting “The Lady in Gold.” PG-13. Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl.

Furious 7 | Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.

Get Hard | When millionaire hedge fund manager James is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell to prep him for a life behind bars. R. Starring: Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and Gary Owen.

Home | When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip, who is on a quest of her own. PG. Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

Compiled by Lisa Urban, lurban@thesunnews

Theater Information

▪ Carmike Broadway 16 (Broadway at the Beach), 1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 445-1616 or

▪ Carmike Colonial 12 (Myrtle Beach mall), 10177 N. Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 272-6598 or

▪ Carmike Cinema BigD Theater, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 445-1600 or

▪ Cinemark at Myrtle Beach (Coastal Grand mall), 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, 839-3225 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Rivertowne Stadium 12, 220 Rivertowne Blvd., Conway, 365-9000 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Coastal Cinemas 10, 5200 Bridgers Road, Shallotte, N.C., 910-754-7469 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Inlet 11, 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 651-9400 or

▪ Grand 14 at The Market Common, 4002 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, 282-0550 or