Originally Published: January 22, 2015 9:18 p.m.
Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.
(NEW) BIRDMAN - An actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts. Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence. Black comedy.
(NEW) THE BOY NEXT DOOR - A forbidden attraction goes much too far. Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth. Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity and language. Thriller.
(NEW) THE IMITATION GAME - This 1952-set drama based on actual events examines the life of Alan Turing, pioneer of modern-day computing. Despite his heroic role during World War II, having cracked the supposedly unbreakable codes of Germany's Enigma machine, Turing was arrested and convicted for the then-criminal offense of homosexuality. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking. Drama/Thriller.
(NEW) MORTDECAI - Juggling some angry Russians, British spies, a terrorist and his prickly wife, a debonair art dealer must use his charm to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Cast: Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Gwyneth Paltrow. Rated R for some language and sexual material. Comedy/Action.
(NEW) STRANGE MAGIC - Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Voice cast: Connor Jessup, Wesley Morgan, Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth. Rated PG for some action and scary images. Animated comedy/Family.
(NEW) WHIPLASH - A music instructor known for his terrifying methods discovers an ambitious young jazz drummer, and pushes him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity. Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist. Rated R for for strong language including some sexual references. Drama.
AMERICAN SNIPER - A U.S. Navy SEAL's heroic reputation makes him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Clint Eastwood directs. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Luke Grimes, Sienna Miller. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references. Action/Drama.
BLACKHAT - A furloughed convict and his partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, William Mapother. Rated R for violence and some language. Action/Thriller.
INTO THE WOODS - This modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales intertwines the plots of a few choice stories and explores the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Cast: Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski. Rated PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material. Fantasy.
PADDINGTON - A young bear finds himself lost and alone in the city, until he meets a kindly family who looks after him. But danger lurks when a museum taxidermist wants to add him to his collection. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. Comedy/Family.
SELMA - An epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Cast: Lorraine Toussaint, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language. Drama.
SPARE PARTS - Four high school students with just $800, used car parts and a dream go up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot, but also how to build a bond that will last a lifetime. Cast: Alexa PenaVega, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, George Lopez. Rated PG-13 for some language and violence. Drama.
TAKEN 3 - Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills' reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered - and he's framed for the crime. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills" to track down the real killers and exact his unique brand of justice. Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Jon Gries, Forest Whitaker. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language. Drama/Thriller.
THE WEDDING RINGER - A loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be hires a professional best man to make himself look good. Cast: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jorge Garcia. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity. Comedy.
UNBROKEN - This epic drama follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louie Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived on a raft for 47 days after a plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Cast: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson. Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language. Drama.