Originally Published: July 28, 2011 9:42 p.m.
The following movies are showing at Harkins Prescott Valley Cinemas, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.
BUCK - A real-life "horse-whisperer," cowboy Buck Brannaman eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect. Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury. Documentary.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER - Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. He joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. Action/Adventure.
CARS 2 - Star racecar Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix. But Mater gets caught up in international espionage in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and stunning spy-in-training Holly Shiftwell. Voice cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, Eddie Izzard. Rated G. Animated comedy/Family.
(NEW) COWBOYS & ALIENS - In 1875 New Mexico, a stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. As the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky, the once-unwelcoming townspeople turn to the stranger as their only hope for salvation. Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of Western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference. Action/Sci-Fi.
(NEW) CRAZY, STUPID LOVE - When Cal learns that his wife has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, is the epitome of un-smooth. A handsome player takes pity on Cal and tutors him in seduction. Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone. Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language. Romantic comedy/drama.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - Dylan and Jamie think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship. They soon discover, however, that getting physical really does always lead to complications. Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman. Rated R for sexual content and language. Comedy.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 - In the series' epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. Harry Potter may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images. Adventure/Fantasy.
HORRIBLE BOSSES - After a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from an ex-con, three friends devise a seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their despicable employers... permanently. Cast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material. Comedy.
LARRY CROWNE - A team leader laid off from a big-box company heads to his local college to start over, and becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves. Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content. Romantic comedy/Drama.
(NEW) THE SMURFS - When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara. Voice cast: Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Paul Reubens. Rated PG for some mild, rude humor and action. Live action/animated comedy.
SUPER 8 - It's the summer of 1979, and a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train. When the locals start to disappear, no one is prepared to learn what escaped from the train and now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once quiet community. Cast: Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use. Sci-fi/Thriller.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON - When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day, it threatens to bring a war so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save the human race. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson. Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo. Sci-Fi/Action.
WINNIE THE POOH - Owl sends the whole gang - Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore - on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. Voice cast: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny. Rated G. Animated comedy/Family.
ZOOKEEPER -When a kindhearted zookeeper decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job, the animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: They can talk. To keep him from leaving, they teach him the rules of courtship. Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson. Voice cast: Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone. Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language. Comedy/Family.