Movies: Week of Nov. 15
Movies denoted with an H are playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.
Movies with a P are playing at Picture Show in Frontier Village, 1771 E. Highway 69, Prescott. 237-5036, www.pictureshowent.com.
(H) THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY - Old friends from college reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, and discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited. Cast: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity. Comedy.
(H) ALL IS LOST - A man fights for survival after being lost at sea. Cast: Robert Redford. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. Drama/Thriller.
(H)(P) BAD GRANDPA - "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville poses as an 86-year-old with a young grandson in tow on an outrageous road trip. The duo's antics shock unsuspecting citizens including child beauty pageant contestants, funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and everyone else they encounter. Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. Comedy
(H)(P) CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Based on the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. container ship by Somali pirates, this film focuses on the relationship that develops between the vessel's commanding officer and his captors. Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use. Drama.
(H) CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 - Inventor Flint Lockwood discovers his revolutionary machine that turns water into food is being used to create dangerous food-animal hybrids. Voice cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte. Rated PG for mild rude humor. Animated comedy.
(H)(P) ENDER'S GAME - A hostile alien race threatens the Earth, and the best and brightest children are trained for a coming battle on which the human race's fate hinges. Cast: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. Sci-fi/Action/Drama.
(H)(P) FREE BIRDS - Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences to travel back in time and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Voice cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler. Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor. Animated Comedy/Family.
(H)(P) GRAVITY - A disaster hurls a veteran astronaut and a medical engineer into space, and the deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth. Cast: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. Drama.
(H)(P) LAST VEGAS - Four old friends throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline. Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language. Comedy.
(H) THE SARATOV APPROACH - Inspired by actual events, this drama tells the story of two Mormon missionaries who are tested physically, emotionally and spiritually when they are kidnapped, beaten and held for ransom. Cast: Corbin Allred, Maclain Nelson. Rated PG-13 for some violence. Drama/Action.
(H)(P) THOR: THE DARK WORLD - Thor enlists nemesis Loki's help to battle an ancient race that predates the universe and aims to plunge the Nine Realms back into darkness. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddelston, Natalie Portman. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi.