Movie News & Reviews

New in Myrtle Beach-area theaters Aug. 7

New this week

Shaun the Sheep | When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. PG. Starring: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes and Omid Djalili.

Fantastic Four | A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. PG-13. Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara.

The Gift | Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged ... chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it ... or you. R. Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton.

Irrational Man | When a burned-out, brilliant professor – one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks – takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. R. Starring: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix and Jamie Blackley.


Vacation | The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty surprises his wife, Debbie, and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World. R. Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Leslie Mann.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation | Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. PG-13. Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.

Paper Towns | A coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. PG-13. Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne and Halston Sage.

Pixels | As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. PG-13. Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan.

Southpaw | Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a rundown local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. R. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Rita Ora.

Mr. Holmes | In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. PG. Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker.

Ant-Man | Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. PG-13. Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Hayley Atwell.

Trainwreck | Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo - enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment - but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. R. Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson.

Minions | The story of Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. PG. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Pierre Coffin.

Self/Less | In this provocative, psychological science-fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. PG-13. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley and Natalie Martinez.

Magic Mike XXL | The remaining Kings of Tampa likewise are ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach. R. Starring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello.

Terminator Genisys | The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance, continues the war against the machines. PG-13. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Max | A precision-trained military dog serves on the front lines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. When things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded, and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. PG. Starring: Robbie Amell.

Inside Out | Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. PG. Starring: Amy Poehler.

Jurassic World | Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. PG-13. Starring: Chris Pratt.

San Andreas | After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife save their only daughter. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson.

The Gallows | Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production. R. Starring: Cassidy Gifford.

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