Originally Published: September 6, 2013 6 a.m.
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)(P) RIDDICK - The titular antihero has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet where he must fight for survival against lethal alien predators as well as bounty hunters who come looking for him. Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity. Sci-fi/Action.
(H)(P) BLUE JASMINE - A socialite who loses her wealth and standing when her investor husband is jailed is forced to move in with her neurotic sister. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins Louis C.K. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content. Comedy.
(H) DESPICABLE ME 2 - Gru has redirected his talents from villainy to fatherhood, but a quirky secret agent wants to recruit him. Voice cast: Steve Carrell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig. Rated PG for rude humor and mild action. Animated comedy/family.
(H)(P) ELYSIUM - In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a pristine space station, and the rest are stuck on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. An ordinary man is driven by desperation to bring equality to these worlds. Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. Action/Sci-fi/Drama.
(H)(P) GETAWAY - A burned-out race car driver is thrust into a do-or-die mission when his wife is kidnapped. A young hacker in the wrong place at the wrong time comes along for the ride. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight. Rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language. Action/Thriller.
(H)(P) THE GRANDMASTER - Inspired by the life and times of legendary kung fu master Ip Man, this epic actioner directed by Wong Kar Wai ("Chungking Express") spans the tumultuous era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty. Cast: Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang. Rated PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language. Action/Drama. Subtitled.
(H) JOBS - This biopic tells the turbulent story of Steve Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology - and the world - forever. Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad. Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language. Drama.
(H)(P) LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER - A valet who served eight American presidents over three decades witnesses pivotal events unfold at the White House. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, John Cusack. Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking. Drama.
(P) MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - Professional scarers Mike and Sulley are inseparable friends - but, in this prequel to "Monsters Inc.," we see that wasn't always the case. When these two mismatched monsters met at college, they couldn't stand each other. But their wacky adventures bring them together. Voice cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi. Rated G. Animated comedy/
(H) MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONE - A normal teen's life is upended when she learns that she's part of a long line of demon-slayers. Cast: Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content. Supernatural thriller/drama.
(H)(P) ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US - This documentary gives an all-access look at life on the road for the internationally famous boy band. Cast: Harry Styles, Niall Horan. Rated PG for mild language. Concert documentary.
(H)(P) PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS - The son of Poseidon teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their training ground, Camp Half-Blood. Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion. Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language. Action/Adventure.
(H)(P) PLANES - A vertically challenged plane has high hopes of becoming an air racer. Voice cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Teri Hatcher. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. Animated comedy/family.
(H) THE SMURFS 2 - Smurfette, upset that everyone has forgotten her birthday, takes up with a gang of "Naughties." Cast: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris; Voice cast: Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Christina Ricci. Rated PG for some rude humor and action. Comedy/Family.
(H) THIS IS THE END - Six celebrities playing skewed versions of themselves are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson. Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence. Comedy.
(H)(P) WE'RE THE MILLERS - A nice-guy pot dealer is forced to smuggle drugs from Mexico. He decides an all-American clan in an RV would be the best cover, so he talks an oddball group into posing as his family. Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Helms, Emma Roberts. Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. Comedy.
(H) THE WORLD'S END - Five lifelong friends reunite to try to complete an epic pub crawl, only to find humankind's fate hangs in the balance. Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") directs. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. Comedy.
(H) YOU'RE NEXT - When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descends upon a family reunion, the victims seem helpless... until a party guest proves to be the most talented killer of all. Cast: Sharni Vinson, A.J. Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Ti West. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. Horror.