Movies: Week of Sept. 20
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) PRISONERS - A father's 6-year-old daughter and her friend are missing. He's forced to take the law into his own hands when the suspect is released. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo. Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. Drama/Thriller.
(H) THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - An outcast high-schooler is bitten by a genetically modified spider, giving him incredible powers which he must use to battle a mad scientist. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. Sci-Fi/Action. (Free anniversary movie)*
(P) AUSTENLAND - A Jane Austen fanatic saves enough money to go to a reenactment event devoted to the author, and her limited funds give her the full class-war experience. Cast: Keri Russell, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo. Romantic 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) THE FAMILY - A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. But they blow their cover when they revert to old habits and handle their problems with excessive violence. Cast: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones. Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality. Comedy.
(H) 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) THE GREAT GATSBY - A would-be writer moves to New York City, where he befriends a mysterious, party-giving millionaire and is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton. Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. Drama. (Free anniversary movie)*
(H)(P) INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 - A family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements. Horror/Thriller.
(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.
(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) ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US - FAN CUT - An extra 20 minutes of footage have been added to this 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)(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) 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)(P) 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.